Program core electives for the Bachelor of Community Design

Each program in Community Design requires that the student select a specified number of credit hours of core electives from the approved lists (contact the Undergraduate Advisor for a more current list). Where students exceed the requirements for the number of core electives for their program, the excess core elective courses will be counted as free electives.

Students earning the three-year Bachelor of Community Design must select three courses from any of the three categories (environmental planning, urban design and planning, or open to both) for their “core electives”. In year three, students are recommended to select courses at the 2000 level or above for their core electives.

Students earning the four-year Bachelor of Community Design Double Major in Community Design and Sustainability must select four courses from any of the three categories (environmental planning, urban design studies, or open to both) for their BCD “core electives”. In year three and four, students are recommended to select courses at the 2000 level or above for their core electives.

In their Honours year, students earning the Bachelor of Community Design Honours, Major in Environmental Planning, must select one additional “core elective” from among courses at the 2000 level or above in the categories “Environmental planning” (A) or “Electives for either option” (C).

In their Honours year, students earning the Bachelor of Community Design Honours, Major in Urban Design and Planning, must select one additional “core elective” from among courses at the 2000 level or above in the categories “Urban design studies” (B) or “Electives for either option” (C).

In their Honours year, students earning the Bachelor of Community Design Honours, Double Major in Environmental Planning and Sustainability, must select one additional “core elective” from among courses at the 2000 level or above in the categories “Environmental planning” (A) or “Electives for either option” (C).

In their Honours year, students earning the Bachelor of Community Design Honours, Double Major in Community Design (Urban Design and Planning) and Sustainability, must select one additional “core elective” from among courses at the 2000 level or above in the categories “Urban design studies” (B) or “Electives for either option” (C).

Note: Students must check to ensure they meet the prerequisites for any courses they select. In some cases, courses may be full or unavailable. Some courses may require the instructor’s or department’s consent. Not all courses are offered every year.

Core electives that may count for either Major (List C)

  • PLAN 1101.03: Dynamics of Human Settlement
  • PLAN 1201.03: Environmental Systems in Planning
  • PLAN 2002:03: Community Planning Methods
  • PLAN 2025.03: Design Drawing
  • PLAN 2010.03: Sustainable Community Design
  • PLAN 2102.03: Housing Policy
  • PLAN 3010.03: Urban Ecology
  • PLAN 3015.03: Site Infrastructure
  • PLAN 3020.03: Landscape Design
  • PLAN 3040.03: Reading the Suburbs
  • PLAN 3045.03: Community Design Practice
  • PLAN 3050.03: Topics in Community Design (Other topics included under PLAN 3051, PLAN 3052, PLAN 3053)
  • PLAN 3056.03: Computers in Community Design and Planning
  • PLAN 3060.03: Quantitative Methods for Planners
  • PLAN 3110.03: Planning for Healthy Communities
  • PLAN 3225.03: Plants in the Human Landscape
  • PLAN 4105.03: Land Development Economics
  • PLAN 4106.03: Transportation Planning
  • PLAN 4107.03: Regional Planning
  • PLAN 4108.03: History and Theory of Landscape Architecture
  • PLAN 4120.03: Citizen Engagement and Consultation
  • PLAN 4125.03: Negotiation & Conflict Management
  • PLAN 4111.03: Housing Theory
  • PLAN 4150.03: Topics in Planning
  • PLAN 4200.03: Independent Study
  • PLAN 4201.03: Waste Management Planning
  • Any PLAN and ARCH course for which the School and the course instructor has given permission for the BCD student to enroll
  • AGRI 4001.03:  Agriculture, Food and Well-being (A&H) (Truro Campus)
  • ARCH 1201.03: Science of the Built Environment 1
  • ARCH 1202.03: Science of the Built Environment 2
  • ARCH 2501.03: Design Communication 1
  • ARCH 2502.03: Design Communication 2
  • CANA 2050.03/HIST 2205.03: Historical Issues in Indigenous Studies
  • CANA 3185.03 Issues in the Study of Indigenous Peoples of North America
  • CTMP 3220.03: The Aesthetics of Environments
  • CTMP 3340.03: Home and Homelessness
  • ECON 1101.03: Principles Micro Economics
  • ECON 1102.03: Principles Macro Economics
  • ECON 2334.03: Globalization and Economic Development
  • ECON 2336.03: Regional Development
  • ENVS 3500.03/ERTH 3500.03/GEOG 3500.03/SCIE 3600.03: Exploring Geographic Information Systems
  • EXTE 3001.03: Leadership Development and Social Change (H) ( Truro Campus)
  • GEOG 1035.03: Introduction to Human Geography
  • GEOG 2000.03: Cartography
  • HIST 3210.03/GEOG 3210.03: Canadian Cultural Landscapes
  • HSTC 1200.06: Introduction to the History of Science
  • HSTC 4000.06: Science and Nature in the Modern Period
  • INTD 2001.03/INTD 2002.03: Introduction to Development
  • INTD 3000.03/INTD 3001.03: Seminar in Development
  • INTD 3003.03 Development and Activism: Methods of Organization, Manifestation and Dissent
  • INTD 3012.03: Sustainability, Development, Economy
  • INTD 3110.03: Migration and Development
  • LARC 2001.03: History of Landscape Architecture (Truro Campus)
  • MGMT 1000.03: Managing Organizational Issues 1
  • MGMT 1001.03: Managing Organizational Issues 11
  • OCCU 2000.03: Occupation and Daily Life
  • PHIL 2720.03: The Good Life: Well Being, Meaning & Happiness
  • PHIL 3520.03: Philosophy of Social Sciences
  • POLI 1055.03: Governments and Democracy
  • POLI 1035.03: The Political Process in Canada
  • POLI 1100X/Y.06: Intro to Government and Politics
  • POLI 1103.06: Introduction to Government and Politics [wr]
  • POLI 1500.03: Globalizations
  • POLI 2230.03: Local Government
  • POLI 3220.03: Intergovernmental Relations
  • POLI 3231.03: Urban Governance in Canada
  • POLI 3232.03: Municipal Law,Urban Governance and Public Policy in Canada
  • POLI 3235.03: The Politics of Regionalism
  • POLI 3496.03 Philosophy of Social Science
  • POLI 4228.03/POLI 5231.03: Pressure Politics in Canada
  • POLI 4240.03: Policy Formulation in Canada
  • POLI 4241.03: Introduction to Policy Analysis
  • PHIL 2020.03: Legal Thinking
  • PHIL 2085.03: Reasoning Skills
  • PHIL 2450.03: Democracy, Difference and Citizenship: A Survey of Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 2475.03: Justice in Global Perspective
  • PHIL 2485.03: Technology and the Environment
  • PHIL 4470.03: Contemporary Liberalism and Democracy
  • POLI 2215.03: Canadian Aboriginal Politics an Institutional Perspective
  • POLI 3440.03: The Politics of Fear
  • RURS 3000.03: Rural Community Economic Development (H) (Truro Campus)
  • SOSA 2005.03: Introduction to African Canadian Studies: Society, History and Culture
  • SOSA/CANA 2052.03: Contemporary Issues in Indigenous Studies
  • SOSA 2101.03: Environment and Culture
  • SOSA 3060.03: Social Change and Development
  • SOSA 3190.03: Social Movements
  • SOSA 3215.03: Migration and Identity
  • SOSA 3220.03: Coastal Communities in the North Atlantic
  • SOSA 3225.03: Culture, Rights and Power
  • SOSA 3245.03: Women and Aging
  • SOSA 3284.03: Living in Cities
  • SOSA 3285.03: Sociology of Law
  • SOSA 3401.03: History of Sociological thought
  • SUST 3102.03: Coastal Change & Adaptation
  • SUST 3701.03: The Community as a Living Laboratory
  • SUST 4000 X/Y: Environment, Sustainability and Society Capstone

Environmental planning option core electives (List A)

Urban Design and Planning core electives (List B)

  • ARCH 1001.03 Introduction to Architecture 1
  • ARCH 1002.03 Introduction to Architecture 2
  • ECON 2200.03/ECON 2201.03: Intermediate Micro/Macro Economics
  • ECON 2218.03: The Canadian Economy in the New Millennium: Economic policy debates for the next decade.
  • HIST 1020.03/ HIST 1021.03 Introduction to European History
  • HIST 1022.03/HIST 1023.03 Introduction to European History (Writing)
  • HIST 1501.03: Comparative Global History
  • HIST 1502.03: Origins of Modern Global Society
  • HIST 2006.03: The Atlantic World 1450-1650: Colonization
  • HIST 2007.03: The Atlantic World 1650-1800: European Empires in the Americas
  • HIST 2212.03: Social History of Canada since 1870
  • HIST 3223.03: The Caring Society? Welfare in Canada since 1900
  • INTD 1102.03 Halifax and the World: Part 1
  • INTD 1103.03 Halifax and the World: Part 11
  • PLAN 4102.03: Urban Economics
  • SLWK 2010.03: Introduction to Community Social Work
  • SLWK 3011.03/SLWK 3012.03: Perspectives on Social Welfare Policy
  • SOSA 2041.03/SOSA 2042.03: Social Inequality
  • SOSA 2300.06: Introduction to Social Problems
  • SOSA 3031.03: Social Problems and Social Policy