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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2008-2009

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 in New Hampshire, as well as at the national and global levels. Planning is a multidisciplinary profession that requires people who understand the technical tools and social concepts required to guide the selection and implementation of alternative schemes compatible with long term environmental and economic objectives. Students may supplement their major and general education course 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.

Group I-Theory and practice of planning (all courses required)
CD 415, Community Development Perspectives
CD 614, Fundamentals of Planning (prereq: EREC 411)
CD 777, Topics in Community Planning (prereq: CD 614)

Group II-Tools and applications in planning (choose one)
CD 672, New Hampshire Real Estate
CIE 505, Surveying and Mapping (coreq: MATH 425)
NR 757, Photo Interpretation and Photogrammetry
NR 760, Geographic Information Systems in Natural Resources
NR 609, Soils and Community Planning
NR 703, Watershed Water Quality Management (prereq: NR 504 or permission)
SOC 660, Urban Sociology
GEOG 590, Introductory Cartography

Group III-Resource management theory (choose one)
ECON 641, Public Economics (prereq: ECON 401, ECON 605, or permission)
EREC 572, Introduction to Natural Resource Economics
EREC 606, Land Economic Perspectives: Uses, Policies, and Taxes (prereq: EREC 411)
EREC 627, Community Economics (prereq: EREC 411 or equivalent)
EREC 756, Rural and Regional Economic Development
TOUR 767, Social Impact Assessment

Group IV-Additional complementary electives (optional)
CD 794, Community Planning Internship
GEOG 582, Economic Geography
GEOG 583, Urban Geography

For additional information, contact Professor Kelly L.  Cullen, Community  and Environmental Planning Program coordinator, 309 James Hall.