The University of Texas at Arlington: Graduate Catalog 2007-2008 Graduate Catalog 2007-2008
Note: This Catalog was published in July 2007 and supersedes the 2006-2007 Catalog.

Program in City and Regional Planning

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Chair




School of Urban and Public Affairs
Degree Requirements | Dual Degrees | Certificate in Development Review | Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
Courses: CIRP

Area of Study and Degree

City and Regional Planning
M.C.R.P.

Master's Degree Plans

Thesis and Thesis Substitute

Graduate Advisor

Enid Arvidson
University Hall, 817.272.3071

Program Graduate Faculty

Professors

Anjomani, Cornehls, Goldsteen

Associate Professors

Arvidson, Li, Wegner

Assistant Professors

Grodach, Howard

Interdisciplinary Graduate Faculty

Professors

Cole, Barrett, Whelan (visiting), Wyman

Associate Professors

Hissong, Rodriguez, Tees

Assistant Professors

Guignard, East, Martinez-Cosio, Vicino

Fax: 817.272.5008
web: www.uta.edu/supa/Academics/master-of-city-and-regional-planning
E-mail: rdelrio@uta.edu
Master's in City and Regional Planning,
UTA Box 19588, Arlington, TX 76019-0588

Mission

The mission of the PAB-accredited master's degree program in City and Regional Planning (CIRP) is to prepare students for successful careers as professional planning practitioners in responsible positions with public, private and nonprofit organizations; to conduct basic and applied research into community planning and development issues, problems and opportunities, and publish the results thereof; and to deliver planning-related training and services to enhance the effectiveness of public, non-profit and private organizations.

Program Philosophy

In this program, graduate students study the scope and issues as well as the interdisciplinary relationships involved in city and regional planning. The application of planning theory, knowledge, techniques, and skills to “real world” planning problems gives students practical experience and field orientation to the profession of planning in a variety of topic areas. Curriculum requirements of substantive and procedural planning knowledge, analytical methods, areas of emphasis and specialization, and practical experience combine to provide the knowledge and skills needed for guiding the future city, region, and nation.

Practical Application: An important aspect of the planning curriculum — the practical application of theory and research — is facilitated by research activities and centers within the School and University. Research centers are equipped to investigate planning problems and opportunities with staff recruited from the faculty and student body. These centers, which allow students to exercise professional responsibilities in collaborative endeavors, include: Center for Economic Development Research and Service; Center for Criminal Justice Research and Training; and Environmental Research and Design Center.

Unique Planning Emphasis and Specialization: Since students’ interests and academic backgrounds vary, the MCRP Program encourages them to select an emphasis area that fits their own personal needs and goals. They may choose an emphasis in any area, subject to approval by the Graduate Advisor.

Degree Requirements

A 48 credit hour program is composed of:

A Degree Plan (listed with emphasis area classification) must be developed with the Graduate Advisor, and is placed in the student's file. Each student must see the Graduate Advisor before the end of the first semester of study to discuss the emphasis area and develop the Degree Plan.

  1. Required Core Courses (24 hours for thesis students; 27 hours for non-thesis students)
    1. Foundation Courses (9 hours)
      SUPA 5300 Foundations of Urban Planning and Sociology
      SUPA 5301 Foundations of Urban Politics and Economics
      SUPA 5302 Foundations of Urban Research and Analysis
    2. Planning Core Courses (15 hours thesis students; 18 hours non-thesis students)
      Required:
      CIRP 5303 Planning History and Theory
      CIRP 5310 Urban Structure, Policy and Planning
      CIRP 5318 Techniques of Planning and Administrative Analysis
      Choose one of the following:
      CIRP 5304 Comprehensive Planning, Land Use, and Policy Implementation
      CIRP 5305 Land Use Management and Development
      Thesis students choose one of the following:
      Non-Thesis students choose two of the following:
      CIRP 5331 GIS Workshop (only students earning the GIS Certificate may take CIRP 5331 to satisfy this requirement)
      CIRP 5332 Project Planning
      CIRP 5333 Project Planning
  2. Emphasis Area Courses (12 hours)

    Any combination of courses developed by the student with counsel from an appropriate faculty member may, with approval of the MCRP Graduate Advisor, constitute an emphasis area. For example, a student wishing to emphasize international planning, regional planning, social planning, historic preservation, or some other emphasis should work with the Graduate Advisor to develop a set of courses that reflects this emphasis.

    Model sets of courses have been developed for the most sought-after emphasis areas, and are available from the Graduate Advisor for the following areas:

    Economic and Community Development and Housing
    Environmental Planning, Policy, and Management
    Land Use and Physical Planning
    Transportation Planning

    The set of courses for the emphasis area of Transportation Planning is given below as an example of what constitutes an emphasis area course set.

    Transportation Planning:

    Each student in this emphasis would take 5309 Transportation/Land Use Modeling and Policy Analysis (for those emphasizing modeling), or 5315 Transportation Policies, Programs, and History (for those emphasizing policy). Select your remaining three courses from these:

    5311 Elements of Urban Design
    5313 Urban Growth Policies
    5316 Land Use Law
    5317 Intermediate Data Analysis (also offered as URPA 5342)
    5356 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
    5358 Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Transportation Planning
    5360 Computer Methods for Transportation Planning
    6346 Advanced Data Analysis

  3. Thesis or Thesis Substitute

    Thesis Option (6 hours):
    The thesis option is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in research or private consulting, or for students intending to obtain another advanced degree. Students choosing the thesis option must take 3 hours from among CIRP 5331, 5332 and/or 5333 (only students earning the GIS Certificate may take CIRP 5331 to satisfy this requirement), and may take 6 hours of electives. Thesis students develop a research question related to their emphasis area that can be investigated and analyzed via library research, typically supplemented by empirical research. Thesis students must defend their thesis in an oral examination conducted by all members of the studentís supervising committee but which is also open to all members of the faculty. The thesis supervising committee must have copies of the thesis at least two weeks prior to the thesis defense. The format of the thesis manuscript must be approved by the Graduate School before the degree can be conferred. All thesis students must be aware of the preparation requirements, components, and deadlines associated with the thesis, final defense, and submission of the final copies of the thesis to the supervising committee and Graduate School. The deadline dates for each semester are published in the Graduate School Calendar (http://www.uta.edu/uta/acadcal).

    Thesis Substitute Option (1-3 hours):
    Students choosing the thesis substitute must take 6 hours from among CIRP 5331, 5332, and/or 5333 (only students earning the GIS Certificate may take CIRP 5331 to satisfy this requirement).
    Professional report (3 hours): Students choosing the professional report must take 6 hours of electives. Students opting for the professional report should choose a topic that falls within their emphasis area. They should consult with their emphasis area counselor before beginning the report to ensure their counselor will serve as chair of the supervising committee or suggest another possible chair. Students must work closely with their committee chair to obtain guidance in writing the report. Students must defend their professional report in an oral examination conducted by all members of the studentís supervising committee but which is also open to all members of the faculty. The supervising committee must have copies of the professional report at least one week prior to the scheduled defense.
    Comprehensive exam (1 hour): Students choosing the comprehensive exam must take 9 hours of electives and will graduate with a total of 49 credit hours. Students opting for the comprehensive exam must meet regularly with the course faculty to prepare for the exam. The exam is offered at the end of the semester in which the student is enrolled and may be oral and/or written, at the discretion of the course faculty. The exam covers material related to the required core, the emphasis area, and other material that MCRP faculty believe is relevant.

  4. Electives (6 hours for thesis students; 6-9 hours for thesis substitute students)

    Any courses may be chosen as electives. Masterís students who are also working toward a certificate may choose electives that also count toward the certificate.

Dual Degrees

Dual degrees can be arranged with any suitable program. By participating in a dual degree program, students may apply 6-18 total semester credit hours jointly to meet the requirements of both degrees, thus reducing the total number of hours required to earn each degree separately (subject to the approval of Graduate Advisors from both programs). Degree plans, thesis or professional report proposals and programs of work must be approved by Graduate Advisors from both programs. The successful candidate will be awarded both degrees rather than one joint degree.

To participate in the dual degree program, students must make separate application to each program and must submit a separate program of work for each degree. Those interested in the dual degree program should consult the appropriate Graduate Advisors for further information on course requirements. See also the statement on Dual Degree Programs in the general information section of the catalog.

Arrangements to offer the following dual degrees have already been made between CIRP and the appropriate Graduate Advisors.

M.C.R.P. and M.P.A. (Master of Public Administration)
M.C.R.P. and M.A. (Master of Arts in Urban Affairs)
M.C.R.P. and M.S.W. (Master of Social Work)
[3] M.C.R.P. and M.Arch. (Master of Architecture)
M.C.R.P. and M.S.L.A. (Master of Science in Landscape Architecture)
M.C.R.P. and M.S.C.E. (Master of Science in Civil Engineering)/M.Engr. (Master of Engineering)
M.C.R.P. and M.S.Ev.S.E. (Master of Science in Environmental Science and Engineering)

[3] CIRP students without a Bachelor's degree in Architecture will take Path A in the architecture program; those with an undergraduate degree will take Path B. All 15 credit hours of electives in the M.Arch. program will be taken in the MCRP program. Only in special instances may students select the thesis substitute plan of the MCRP program.

Certificate in Development Review (CDR)

The CDR certificate program provides training in zoning, subdivision plat review, communication skills and private land development for both entry-level planners/planning technicians, and for professionals in allied fields such as architecture, landscape architecture, law, engineering, and real estate. Planning technicians and other entry-level planners often spend the majority of their time reviewing development proposals with very little training. They can meet their immediate training needs with this certificate, then continue on for a master's degree in planning as their careers progress. Professionals in allied fields often become heavily involved in land development-related issues and have a great need for targeted training such as this certificate offers, but do not need a master's degree. The certificate is designed to meet the needs of both groups.

The certificate requires completion of 15 hours of graduate-level coursework. All students must take CIRP 5304 Plan and Policy Implementation. Two courses are selected from CIRP 5305 Land Use Planning, Management and Development; CIRP 5311 Urban Design; CIRP 5316 Land Use Law; or CIRP 5345 Planning and Real Estate Development. One course in communications (either CIRP 5314 Advanced Planning Graphics and Presentation Workshop, or CIRP 5363 Communication Skills in Planning and Management) is required. Finally, students select one course from the above lists or CIRP 5313 Urban Grown Policies; CIRP 5319 Agencies of Planning and Administration; CIRP 5328/URPA 5326 Public Budgeting; or URPA 5341 Report Writing.

Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) certificate program provides education, skills, applications, and training for graphic displays of neighborhood, city, regional, and small-scale areas. GIS is a powerful computer-based software tool having capabilities to store, manipulate, analyze, and display spatially referenced information. GIS software programs are being used at all levels of government at increasing rates. GIS is a new and effective tool for business, industry, and institutions.

Upon completion, students will be proficient in selecting, using, and applying appropriate computer hardware and software to display graphic information about their subjects of studywhether their field is business, geology, biology, social work, architecture, landscape architecture, or any other discipline.

The certificate requires completion of CIRP 5356 (Introduction to GIS), CIRP 5357 (Intermediate GIS), and CIRP 5331 (GIS Workshop) as well as one or two additional courses to be selected by the student with approval of the GIS Certificate Program advisor. Examples of courses that would be approved include ARCH 5329, CIRP 5320 and 5340, CSE 5330 and 5356, GEOL 5303, and INSY 5310 and 5335.

Courses in City and Regional Planning (CIRP)

CIRP5191 - CONFERENCE COURSE (1 - 0)
Special subjects and issues as arranged by individual students and faculty members. May be repeated for credit.

CIRP5193 - MASTER'S COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION (1 - 0)
Directed study, consultation and comprehensive examination over coursework leading to thesis substitute for MCRP degree. Required of all thesis substitute students not enrolled in other courses during semester in which they plan to graduate.

CIRP5197 - PROFESSIONAL REPORT (1 - 0)
Preparation of final professional report as a thesis substitute for MCRP degree. Required of all thesis substitute students not enrolled in CIRP 5193.

CIRP5297 - PROFESSIONAL REPORT (2 - 0)
Preparation of final professional report as a thesis substitute for MCRP degree. Required of all thesis substitute students not enrolled in CIRP 5193.

CIRP5303 - PLANNING HISTORY AND THEORY (3 - 0)
Various theories of planning including rational comprehensive planning, communicative action, social learning, radical planning. Sets theories within their historical contexts, and examines the social and political details of each era to show the development of diverse planning practices and theories of planning. Evaluates the values embodied in different theories and the effects of different theories on practice and social change. Should be taken in the first year of study.

CIRP5304 - PLAN AND POLICY IMPLEMENTATION (3 - 0)
Development of skills in document preparation including proper methods in preparing and administering the development controls of zoning ordinances, subdivision regulations, and other municipal codes and regulations.

CIRP5305 - LAND USE, MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT (3 - 0)
Assesses land use, management and development and considers new directions. Relates comprehensive planning, environmental management, and land use.

CIRP5306 - URBAN REVITALIZATION (3 - 0)
Examines various urban revitalization projects from coordinated, large-scale ventures to grassroots and informal neighborhood initiatives. Emphasis on the history, logic, politics, and implementation of these projects as well as their physical, social, and economic outcomes.

CIRP5307 - URBANIZATION IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD (3 - 0)
Explores the social, political and spatial dimensions of urbanization processes in developing countries. Covers urban, social, and cultural movements as well as development, processes of urban-rural migration, and globalization. The course will cover all developing regions of the world with an emphasis on Latin American countries.

CIRP5309 - TRANSPORTATION/LAND USE MODELING AND POLICY ANALYSIS (3 - 0)
Overview of transportation/land use with specific transportation models and simulation methods; topics include economic theory of travel demand, land use models, UTPS framework for travel demand estimation, disaggregated travel demand models and abstract mode models.

CIRP5310 - INTRODUCTION TO URBAN STRUCTURE, POLICY AND PLANNING (3 - 0)
Overview of spatial structure and substantive planning areas (e.g., urban design, housing, transportation, etc.); fundamentals and general information necessary for professional planners, including social, economic, and urban planning and political issues and problems; introduction to fiscal impact analysis.

CIRP5311 - ELEMENTS OF URBAN DESIGN (3 - 0)
Study of contemporary urban form and environmental design, emphasizing visual-spatial qualities, social needs and economic linkages. Examination of processes, methods and techniques for solving urban design problems.

CIRP5312 - STRATEGIC PLANNING, POLICY AND MANAGEMENT (3 - 0)
Readings and case studies of strategic planning and management in the public and non-profit sectors; application of principles to an actual situation, involving stakeholder identification, environmental scanning, and formulation of mission statements, goals, and strategies. Offered as CIRP 5312 and URPA 5357. Credit will be granted only once.

CIRP5313 - URBAN GROWTH POLICIES (3 - 0)
Study of the political, societal and physical policies involved in urban growth management.

CIRP5314 - ADVANCED PLANNING GRAPHICS AND PRESENTATION WORKSHOP (3 - 0)
Techniques of presentation, use of graphic tools, and review of recent media advances.

CIRP5315 - TRANSPORTATION POLICIES, PROGRAMS AND HISTORY (3 - 0)
Transportation and related programs and policies in relation to city development and housing patterns. Interdependencies of land use, building development, and social change are explained as transportation-related.

CIRP5316 - LAND USE PLANNING AND THE LAW (3 - 0)
Explores the law of land use in the context of the American legal, economic, and political systems. Examines leading court decisions and precedents for their background, content, and applicability to contemporary land use. Offered as CIRP 5316 and URPA 5331. Credit will be granted only once.

CIRP5317 - INTERMEDIATE DATA ANALYSIS (3 - 0)
Context and role of data analysis, computers and descriptive and inferential statistical techniques in urban analysis and planning. Fundamentals of inductive statistics, probability and sampling theory, hypothesis testing, chi square, variance analysis, and bivariate and multivariate regression analysis. Also offered as URPA 5342; credit will be given only once.

CIRP5318 - TECHNIQUES OF PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ANALYSIS (3 - 0)
The use of quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques in urban and regional planning including problem solving processes, group techniques and Delphi; population projection, project evaluation, land use and transportation models; economic base analysis, input-output, and shift and share.

CIRP5319 - AGENCIES OF PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION (3 - 0)
Contemporary managerial functions involved in running public, private, or non-profit organizations: goal setting, planning, organizing, delegating and motivating others, personal productivity and motivation, time and stress management, controlling, and project management.

CIRP5320 - DATABASE MANAGEMENT FOR URBAN PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION (3 - 0)
Concepts and computer applications of data management. Topics include data sources, data models, database design, data query, data analysis, and database management techniques for urban planning, management and administration. Credit will be given only once.

CIRP5321 - VISUAL BASIC AND GIS (3 - 0)
Provides an introduction to the techniques and applications of computer graphics and mapping for presenting socioeconomic information in graphic and spatial form.

CIRP5322 - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLANNING AND POLICY (3 - 0)
Introductory seminar in subnational economic development programs in the U.S. Covers basics of location theory, economic planning, budgeting, incentives, public and private revenue sources, analysis methods such as central place and economic base, intergovernmental efforts, redevelopment, high tech, trade and/or tourism.

CIRP5323 - HISTORIC PRESERVATION (3 - 0)
Covers elements of historic designation, rehabilitation, financial incentives, district regulations, and preservation impacts.

CIRP5324 - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (3 - 0)
Focuses on current problems of community development and neighborhood revitalization. Housing, community assets, the roles of community development corporations and social capital in cities, and community economic development will be analyzed. Federal, state, and local policies, with grassroots initiatives evaluated for effectiveness on promoting alternatives for community building and organizing. Also offered as URPA 5313; credit will be granted only once.

CIRP5326 - CULTURAL PLANNING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT (3 - 0)
This course examines the range of arts and cultural planning efforts in North America and European cities. The impact of federal, state, and local governments, cultural industries, neighborhood and community-based organizations, and artist groups on local and regional economies, urban spaces, and social groups will be discussed.

CIRP5328 - PUBLIC BUDGETING (3 - 0)
Rationale of public budgeting including legal, political, social, and administrative perspectives; history of budgeting techniques and such approaches as Management by Objectives, and Program and Mission Budgeting. Offered as CIRP 5328 and URPA 5326. Credit will be granted only once.

CIRP5331 - GIS WORKSHOP (3 - 0)
Skills, practical experience, problem-solving methods and techniques in geographic information systems. Capstone course for GIS Certificate Program; substitutes for one Project Planning Course.

CIRP5332 - PROJECT PLANNING (0 - 9)
Skills, practical experience, problem-solving methods and techniques in mapping, design, planning, and research projects. Studio and seminar for field studies in the practical application of city and regional planning. This course is designed to provide experience working under contract with a "real world" client. It should be taken in the second half of the student’s program of study; exceptions may be made for those with unique backgrounds. May be repeated as topic changes.

CIRP5333 - PROJECT PLANNING (0 - 9)
Skills, practical experience, problem-solving methods and techniques in mapping, design, planning and research projects. Studio and seminar for field studies in the practical application of city and regional planning. This course is designed to provide experience working under contract with a "real world" client. It should be taken in the second half of the student's program of study; exceptions may be made for those with unique backgrounds. May be repeated as topic changes.

CIRP5340 - GIS AND SUITABILITY ANALYSIS (3 - 0)
Acquaints students with theoretical and practical aspects of suitability analysis process or activity allocation on land use/environmental policies. Uses Geographic Information System (GIS) and computer models for overlaying map analysis, buffering, market demand and activity locations, etc. to incorporate environmental and ecological factors into the determination of land development potential including soils, slope, drainage, vegetation, and related factors.

CIRP5341 - ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS: LAWS AND PLANNING (3 - 0)
Federal, state, and local environmental regulations which have effect on the practice of city and regional planning. Specific articles, laws, and directives contrasted and compared to local city design and development controls. Subjects include CERCLA, RCRA, SARA, TSCA, OSH Act, among others.

CIRP5342 - ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY (3 - 0)
Focuses on the physical environmental dimensions of urbanization including such factors as pollution, waste disposal, and land use; stresses the role of economic, social, and political institutions as these affect environmental quality of the city. Offered as CIRP 5342 and URPA 5317; credit will be granted only once.

CIRP5343 - FOUNDATIONS OF ENVIRON POLICY (3 - 0)
Explores how environmental controversy is rooted in conflict between a number of schools of environmental policy thought with divergent perspectives on issues such as how to define progress, how to balance the needs of economy and ecosystem, how to cope with environmental complexity, and what role science should play in environment affairs. Also offered as URPA 5365; credit will be granted only once.

CIRP5344 - HUMAN SERVICES PLANNING (3 - 0)
Social welfare institutions: private and public; needs assessment, resource allocation, procedures, city/state/federal/private policy review; highlights of current system demands and changes. Also offered as URPA 5316.

CIRP5345 - PLANNING AND REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT (3 - 0)
The goals, strategies, methods, and achievements of major participants in the urban land and building markets are examined. Land owners, speculators, real estate brokers, developers, bankers, lawyers, non-profit builders, and government agencies are studied, as well as such business tools as: market and feasibility analysis, appraisal techniques, proforma analysis, and others.

CIRP5346 - QUALITATIVE METHODS (3 - 0)
The study of qualitative research and analysis methods. Offered as CIRP 5346 and URPA 5344; credit will be given only once.

CIRP5347 - URBAN PROBLEMS (3 - 0)
Specific urban problems examined in depth, traced to their historical origins to see how they or similar problems have been dealt with in other times and places. Students will then propose possible solutions to the problems in their contemporary form. Offered as CIRP 5347 and URPA 5319.

CIRP5350 - ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING (3 - 0)
Overview of environmental planning issues and problems, including basic ecological principles; development and effects of the chemical industry; policies on international issues; environmental justice and ethics; environmental economics, including externalities and public goods; sustainable development; overviews of planning for air quality, water quality, solid waste, pollution prevention, habitat conservation, etc.; and plan implementation, including enforcement, regulation and funding.

CIRP5351 - TECHNIQUES OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (3 - 0)
Analysis of impact assessment documents from a variety of projects; study of federal laws and regulations governing the process; state impact assessment laws and regulations; and procedures used in other nations. Students will prepare an environmental assessment for a real-world project. Overviews of environmental site assessment, MIS documents, and environmental auditing will also be given.

CIRP5353 - ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (3 - 0)
This seminar examines the role of environmental law within the political-institutional framework of the American system. Emphasis is on the legal-judicial aspects of environmental regulation. Analyzes the decision of U.S. courts as these affect and interpret environmental laws and regulations for their legality and constitutionality.

CIRP5354 - HOUSING PLANNING, POLICY AND FINANCE (3 - 0)
Evaluation of the effect of state, local, and federal housing policy on the urban arena. Topics will be selected from federal subsidy programs, tax subsidies, operations of financial intermediaries, and related areas.

CIRP5356 - INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (3 - 0)
Introduction to GIS and the application of computer graphics systems in the storage, processing, and retrieval of geographic urban and regional information; case examples and related projects and issues of system management.

CIRP5357 - INTERMEDIATE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (3 - 0)
Applications of GIS to typical urban and regional geographic information problems and projects.

CIRP5358 - INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS (ITS) AND PLANNING (3 - 0)
Concepts, components, deployments, and implementations of ITS; methods for ITS evaluations; linkage between ITS and traditional transportation planning; and issues related to ITS planning and deployment.

CIRP5360 - COMPUTER METHODS FOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNING (3 - 0)
Applications of computer software (for example, TransCad, Tranplan) in transportation planning modeling. Theories of residential location choice and travel behavior. Topics may include land-use and travel demand models, trip distribution models, mode choice models, and network equilibrium.

CIRP5362 - URBAN DIVERSITY (3 - 0)
Examines the growing spatial and social diversity of cities; how physical as well as socioeconomic urban structures have fostered race, class, and gender inequalities; how urban policies have addressed and can address these issues. Offered as CIRP 5362 and URPA 5362.

CIRP5363 - COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT (3 - 0)
Principles of and practical communication skills for planners and administrators: interpersonal communications, critical analyses, effective writing, oral presentations, creative thinking, team building, participative decision making, and conflict management.

CIRP5364 - ECONOMIC BASE AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY (3 - 0)
Theories and methods of local and regional economic base analyses; techniques for inventorying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of local capital, labor and land resources; alternative policy responses to industrial development issues arising from economic base analysis.

CIRP5391 - CONFERENCE COURSE (3 - 0)
Special subjects and issues as arranged by individual students and faculty members. May be repeated for credit.

CIRP5395 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN PLANNING (3 - 0)
Selected topics in City and Regional Planning. May be repeated for credit.

CIRP5397 - PROFESSIONAL REPORT (3 - 0)
Preparation of final professional report as a thesis substitute for MCRP degree. Required of all thesis substitute students not enrolled in CIRP 5193.

CIRP5398 - PLANNING THESIS (3 - 0)
Graded F/R.

CIRP5698 - PLANNING THESIS (6 - 0)
Graded F/R.

CIRP5998 - PLANNING THESIS (9 - 0)
Graded P/F/R.

CIRP6305 - SEMINAR IN URBAN PLANNING PROCESSES (3 - 0)
Final course in urban planning field. Focus on the various political, economic, and social institutions and theoretical approaches in the planning process, and application of these multidisciplinary perspectives in the analysis of specific planning issues.

CIRP6346 - ADVANCED DATA ANALYSIS (3 - 0)
An introduction to selected advanced techniques related to planning analysis. Subjects include advanced applied regression analysis, multivariate logit analysis, and multinomial logistic regression. Applications of projection techniques, land use and transportation models, and methods of regional analysis. Offered as CIRP 6346 and URPA 6346. Credit will be given only once.

Courses in Urban Planning and Public Policy (UPPP)

UPPP6399 - DISSERTATION (3 - 0)
Graded R/F only.

UPPP6699 - DISSERTATION (6 - 0)
Graded R/F only.

UPPP6999 - DISSERTATION (9 - 0)
Graded P/F/R.

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