Courses

Below you will find descriptions for courses offered in this field of study. You will find a general overview of the topics covered and any prerequisite course or grade requirements, credit value and exclusions.

The first digit of the course indicates the general level. Those in the 1000 series are introductory degree level. Courses at the 2000, 3000, 4000 series are typically available to students in the second, third, and fourth year. Courses numbered at the 5000 level or above are graduate level. Courses listed at the 0100 or 0200 series are technology level courses. Courses below the 0100 level are generally non credit courses.

Some courses are listed as exclusionary to one another. This means that students may not obtain credit for both courses as designated. 

Not all courses are offered each year. Please consult the current timetable for this year’s offering. For further information please contact the department, or visit the department's website.

Course Descriptions


Not all courses are offered every term. Please consult the university timetable for current listings.

  • PLAN 1001.03: Introduction to Planning
  • PLAN 1002.03: Introduction to Community Design 
  • PLAN 1101.03: Dynamics of Human Settlements
  • PLAN 1201.03: Environmental Systems in Planning
  • PLAN 2001.03: Landscape Analysis
  • PLAN 2002.03: Community Planning Methods
  • PLAN 2005.03: Community Design Context
  • PLAN 2006.03: Space, Place and GIS
  • PLAN 2009.03: Introduction to Policy Making
  • PLAN 2010.03: Sustainable Community Design
  • PLAN 2101.03: Data, Probability and Planning
  • PLAN 2102.03: Housing Policy
  • PLAN 2201.03: Introduction to Environmental Planning
  • PLAN 3010.03: Urban Ecology
  • PLAN 3015.03: Site Infrastructure
  • PLAN 3030.03: Site Planning
  • PLAN 3031.03: Planning and Geology
  • PLAN 3040.03: Reading the Suburbs
  • PLAN 3045.03: Community Design Practice
  • PLAN 3050.03: Topics in Community Design
  • PLAN 3051.03: Topics in Community Design - Social Justice
  • PLAN 3060.03: Quantitative Methods for Planners
  • PLAN 3100.03: Transportation and Land Use Planning
  • PLAN 3105.03: Introduction to Policy Making and Community Planning
  • PLAN 3110.03: Planning for Healthy Communities
  • PLAN 3115.03: Social Justice
  • PLAN 3225.03: Plants in the Human Landscape
  • PLAN 4001.06: Environmental Planning Studio
  • PLAN 4002.06: Urban Design Studio
  • PLAN 4035.03: Application of Planning Law
  • PLAN 4050.03: Thesis Proposal
  • PLAN 4100.03: Community Design Internship
  • PLAN 4101.03: History and Theory of Urban Design
  • PLAN 4102.03: Urban Economics
  • 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 4111.03: Housing Theory
  • PLAN 4120.03: Citizen Engagement and Consultation
  • PLAN 4125.03: Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • PLAN 4131.03: Planning of Coastal Communities and Regions
  • PLAN 4150.03: Topics in planning
  • This course provides opportunities to examine selected topical issues in planning in a seminar discussion. (Other topics included under PLAN 4151, PLAN 4152, PLAN 4153)
  • PLAN 4200.03: Independent Study
  • PLAN 4201.03: Waste Management Planning
  • PLAN 4500.03: Thesis Project