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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2016-2017

College of Life Sciences and Agriculture


Community Planning

Land use and its impact on the quality of life has emerged as a major policy issue locally, nationally, and globally. Planning is a multidisciplinary profession that requires professionals who understand both social and natural systems and have command of professional tools required to guide the selection and implementation of alternative approaches compatible with long-term environmental and socio-economic objectives. Students may supplement their major and Discovery Program requirements with specific courses that will enhance their ability to find employment that requires knowledge of planning concepts and tools used in the formulation and implementation of effective land and resource planning by government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private business firms. Required: 20 hours of credit

Group I: Theory and Practice of Planning (all courses required)

CEP 415, Community Development Perspectives
CEP 508, Applied Community Development
CEP 614, Fundamentals of Planning  (prereq: EREC 411 or permission)

Group II: Tools and Applications in Planning (choose one)
CEP 673, Green Real Estate
NR  724, Resolving Environmental Conflicts
NR  501, Studio Soils  (prereq: CHEM 403)
NR  658, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
SOC 660, Urban Sociology
NR 504, Freshwater Resources

Group III: Resource Management Theory (choose one)
EREC 606, Land Economics Perspectives: Uses, Policies, and Taxes (prereq: EREC 411)
EREC 627, Community Economics (prereq: EREC 411)
EREC 756, Rural and Regional Economic Development (prereq: EREC 411)
TOUR 767, Social Impact Assessment
NR 711, Wetland Ecology and Management (prereq: BIOL 541 or NR 703)

For additional information, contact Mary Friedman, the community and environmental planning program coordinator, at (603) 862-4456 or by e-mail at