Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Community and Regional Planning: CRP

CRP 380F. Foundations of Planning.

Conceptional foundations of community and regional planning. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Planning History, Theory, and Ethics.
Topic 2: Foundations of Planning Law. Restricted to community and regional planning majors. Community and Regional Planning 380F (Topic 2) and 381 (Topic 2: Planning Law) may not both be counted.
Topic 3: Public Economics and Finance. Restricted to community and regional planning majors.

CRP 381M. Foundational Methods in Planning.

Restricted to students admitted to the Community and Regional Planning program. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 1: Quantitative Methods. Community and Regional Planning 381M (Topic 1) and 386 (Topic 2) may not both be counted.
Topic 2: Qualitative and Participatory Methods. Community and Regional Planning 381 (Topic: Participatory Methods in Community Planning) and 381M (Topic 2) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Community and Regional Planning 381M Quantitative Methods (Topic 1).

CRP 382C. Physical Planning and Design.

Subjects may include place-making, landscape and urban design, and physical planning and design at the national, regional, or local level. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Some topics may require additional studio hours. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Urban Design Practice.
Topic 2: Design for Planners I.
Topic 3: Design for Planners II.
Topic 4: Urban Land Institute Workshop.
Topic 5: Garden City to New Community.
Topic 6: Urban Landscapes and Place-Making.
Topic 7: Spatial Analysis and Design.
Topic 9: Social Life of Public Places.
Topic 10: Principles of Physical Planning.
Topic 11: The Future: Views in Planning.
Topic 12: Geodesign.

CRP 383. Environment and Natural Resources.

Seminars and workshops on subjects including environmental and ecological analysis and planning topics. Workshops are based on active research or cooperation with public or private clients. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Techniques in Environmental Analysis.
Topic 2: Coastal Zone Planning.
Topic 3: Environmental Impact Assessment.
Topic 4: Disasters and Resilience: Planning and Response.
Topic 6: Urban Environmental Analysis.
Topic 7: Introduction to Urban Ecology.
Topic 12: Environmental Law and Public Health. Community and Regional Planning 381 (Topic 9) and 383 (Topic 12) may not both be counted.
Topic 13: Land Use and Environmental Dispute Resolution. Only one of the following may be counted: Community Regional Planning 381 (Topic 5), 383 (Topic: Land Use & Envir Conf Resolutn), and 383 (Topic 13). Additional prerequisite: Consent of the graduate adviser.
Topic 14: Bioregional Planning. Community Regional Planning 383 (Topic: Bioregional Planning) and 383 (Topic 14) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Consent of the graduate adviser.

CRP 384. Transportation.

Neighborhood, city, and regional transportation policy and practice. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Urban Transportation Planning.
Topic 3: Planning for Accessibility.
Topic 4: Land Use and Transportation Planning.
Topic 5: International Transportation Issues.
Topic 6: Metropolitan Transportation Studies with Geographic Information Systems.
Topic 7: Transit-Oriented Development.
Topic 9: Transportation Planning and Policy. Community and Regional Planning 384 (Topic: Transportatn Planning/Policy) and 384 (Topic 9) may not both be counted.
Topic 10: Bicycle and Pedestrian Transit Planning. Community and Regional Planning 384 (Topic: Bicycle/Ped Transit Planng) and 384 (Topic 10) may not both be counted.

CRP 385C. Economic and Community Development.

Seminars and workshops on subjects including theory and analysis of social and economic sustainability of communities and regions and community led responses and initiatives. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Urban and Regional Theory.
Topic 2: Urban Economic Development Policy.
Topic 3: Sustainable Urban Economic Development Planning.
Topic 4: Community Development.
Topic 5: Development and Planning in Latin America.
Topic 6: International Sustainable Social Development.
Topic 7: Social, Spatial, and Environmental Justice.
Topic 8: Built Environment and Public Health.
Topic 9: Sustainable Cities.
Topic 11: City and Regional Planning in Texas.
Topic 12: Building a Sustainable Region.
Topic 15: Migratory Urbanism.

CRP 685D. Planning Studio.

An integrative and comprehensive planning studio project course, involving application of theory, research, fieldwork, and oral, graphic, and written communication. Six lecture hours and four laboratory hours a week for one semester. With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

CRP 386. Applied Planning Techniques.

Quantitative and qualitative methods of planning analysis, spatial analysis and mapping, and visual communication techniques. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Quantitative Methods. Restricted to students admitted to the community and regional planning program.
Topic 2: Applied Methods. Restricted to students admitted to the community and regional planning program. Additional prerequisite: Community and Regional Planning 386 (Topic 1).
Topic 4: Qualitative Research Methods.
Topic 5: Urban Geographic Information Systems.
Topic 6: Introduction to Visual Communications and Geographic Information Systems for Planners. Restricted to students admitted to the community and regional planning program.
Topic 8: Research Design.
Topic 9: Sustainable Land Use Planning.
Topic 11: Geographic Information Systems in Planning. Community and Regional Planning 386 (Topic: Geo Info Systems in Planning) and 386 (Topic 11) may not both be counted.
Topic 12: Financing Real Estate Projects: Non-Profit and For-Profit. Community and Regional Planning 386 (Topic: Fin Real Est: NonProf/Prof Dev) and 386 (Topic 12) may not both be counted.

CRP 387C. Infrastructure Planning.

Policy and techniques for providing soft and hard urban infrastructure; infrastructure planning and analysis. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Infrastructure Planning and Development.
Topic 2: Water Resources Planning.
Topic 3: Urban Parks and Open Space Planning.
Topic 5: Urban Agricultural Systems.
Topic 6: Resource Management and Recycling.

CRP 388. Housing.

Planning and housing policies and programs related to production and access to housing; community strategies for meeting housing needs. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Housing Demand and Production.
Topic 2: Housing and Culture.
Topic 3: Affordable Housing Planning and Policy.
Topic 4: Affordable Housing Development and Design.
Topic 5: Housing Practice and Public Policy in Latin America.

CRP 389C. Land Use and Land Development.

Analysis of land use patterns, planning principles, and strategies for achieving sustainability goals, and private land development principles and practices. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Planning for Land Development.
Topic 2: Research in Land Development.
Topic 3: Landscape and Culture.
Topic 4: Images of the City.

CRP 390. Conference Course in Community and Regional Planning.

Readings and case studies in current topical issues in planning and planning education. Conference course. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

CRP 391D. Doctoral Seminar.

Advanced theory and research methodology. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the community and regional planning doctoral program.

Topic 1: Colloquium on Planning Issues. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Topic 2: Planning Theory Seminar. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Topic 3: Research Methodology Seminar. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

CRP 392C. Historic Preservation.

Includes topics in architectural history, with a focus on the twentieth century and Modernism; architectural conservation; preservation planning and cultural resource management; and design. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: History of American City Building. Only one of the following may be counted: Architecture 388R (Topic: History of American City-Building), Community and Regional Planning 389C (Topic: History of American City-Building), 392C (Topic: History of American City-Building), 392C (Topic 1).
Topic 2: Preservation History and Theory.
Topic 3: National Registry of Historic Places Documentation.
Topic 4: Research Seminar in Sustainable Preservation.
Topic 5: Historic Preservation: Planning and Practice.
Topic 6: Historic Preservation: Preservation Law. Community and Regional Planning 381 (Topic 3: Preservation Law) and 392C (Topic 6) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Consent of the graduate adviser.

CRP 395C. Planning Studio.

An integrative and comprehensive planning studio project course, involving application of theory, research, fieldwork, and oral, graphic, and written communication. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

CRP 395D. Planning Studio.

Continuation of Community and Regional Planning 395C. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Community and Regional Planning 395C, and consent of the graduate adviser.

CRP 396. Independent Research in Community and Regional Planning.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

CRP 197, 397. Planning Internship.

Includes placement with a public or private planning agency, faculty supervision, and presentation of report. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

CRP 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in community and regional planning and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Community and Regional Planning 698A.

CRP 398R. Master's Professional Report.

Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in community and regional planning and consent of the graduate adviser.

CRP 399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

CRP 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Community and Regional Planning 399R, 699R, or 999R.