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Blinn College • Bryan • Social Sciences • Government - GOVT


Academic Cooperative GOVT-2389

  • Fall 2018
  • Section 330 CRN-12638
  • 3 Credits
  • 08/27/2018 to 12/13/2018
  • Modified 08/24/2018

Meeting Times


Lecture

  • Tuesday, Thursday, 2:50 PM to 4:05 PM, T 205

Contact Information


Professor: Schorlemmer

Office Hours: MWF 10:00-12:00, TR 8:00-9:00, 1:30-2:45

Description


3 lecture hours per week; 48 total contact hours. Credit: 3 semester hours.

An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on experience in government. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of human social behavior and/or social institutions.

This course is designed to provide undergraduates with an introduction to the scope and field of urban planning. Particular attention will be paid to different methods and approaches used to answer current and future urban planning challenges.  Emphasis will be placed on understanding career endpoints and research opportunities.

Additional Information about this class:

http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/reports/pdf/1316.pdf

Co-operative Education (Work Study Plan) Program A type of external learning experience where students receive both lecture instruction and practical experience at a worksite in business, industry, or government. (CTC CBM004, CBM00S)

Requisites

Completion of GOVT 2306 with a grade of B or better. A student must be college ready in reading, writing, and math according to TSI college-ready standards.

Core Curriculum Statement


This course is not a core curriculum course.

Outcomes


  1. Explain the origins and necessity of urban planning in the United States
  2. Describe the legal, ethical, and social context of modern planning
  3. Identify key aspects of comprehensive land use planning, in particular zoning and CIP
  4. Describe the various fields of planning, specifically as they relate to career endpoints
  5. Identify contemporary issues in urban planning

Materials


Levy, J. Contemporary Urban Planning (10thEdition or 9thEdition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall 

Course Requirements


This course will include:

  1. Regular field studies outside of the classroom and with planning partners.
  2. A portfolio documenting the progress and results of student exposure to the various forms and functions of urban planning.
  3. Product for partners based on their planning needs. 

Evaluation


The following are required components of a student’s final grade.

  1. Area plan portfolio   30%
  2. Partner product     10%
  3. Images of cities     5%
  4. Participation     10%
  5. Exams over course content     45%
    1. Exam 1 15%
    2. Exam 2 15%
    3. Final Exam 15%

Assignment 1 - Images of Cities (5 points; Due January 26th at noon)

You are required to send us images of cities to illustrate the changes in urban structures and functions, accompanied by a brief note to explain what can be learned from these images. They can be images of any city in the world. To get full credits, you must send at least one set of images and note. All images should be organized in a PowerPoint presentation (about 4-5 pages for your five minute presentation), so that we can share them in class. Be creative and have fun!

Blinn College Policies


All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s Blinn Buc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Course Policies


The last day to drop the course with a Q is Friday, Nov 30th.

Schedule


 

Week One

Meeting Details

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Class Introduction & Course Overview

1.5

3

Thursday, August 30, 2018

History of Urbanization in America

1.5

Week Two

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

History of City Planning in America

1.5

3

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Legal Basis of Planning

1.5

Week Three

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Social Issues in Planning

1.5

3

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Planning Theory

1.5

Week Four

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Ethical Principles in Planning

1.5

3

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Exam 1

1.5

Week Five

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Review written assignments and tips on writing well

1.5

3

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Comprehensive Plan

1.5

Week Six

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Capital Improvements Program

1.5

3

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Subdivision Regulations & Zoning

1.5

Week Seven

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Urban design

1.5

3

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Urban Design

1.5

Week Eight

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Transportation Policy and Planning

1.5

3

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Urban Renewal

1.5

Week Nine

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Housing

1.5

3

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Guest Speaker

1.5

Week Ten

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Exam 2

1.5

3

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Hazards and Disaster Planning

1.5

Week Eleven

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Environmental & Energy Policy & Planning

1.5

3

Thursday, November 108, 2018

Guest Speaker

1.5

Week Twelve

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Sustainable Development

1.5

3

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Guest Speaker

1.5

Week Thirteen

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Growth Management Planning and Smart Growth

1.5

3

Wednesday, November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving Holiday

1.5

Week Fourteen

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Planning for Metropolitan Regions

1.5

3

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Field Trip

1.5

Week Fifteen

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Planning in Other Nations

1.5

3

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Catch up and review

1.5

Week Sixteen - Finals Week

 

LECT

Weekly

Thursday, December 13, 2018

12:45-3:00

3

3

 

 

 

 

Total Contact Hours

 

48

 

 

MCS Background Info


General

  • ACGM Approval Number: 45.0101.5125
  • CIP Area: Social Sciences
  • CIP Code: 45.0101.5125
  • Course Type: Academic
  • Core Course: No

Assessment

Program level student learning outcomes are measured by common assessments college wide.  Course level student learning outcomes are measured using varying assessments by campus.

Hours

Summary of dedicated instructional hours
Credit Lecture Lab Clinical Practicum Experiential
3 3 0 0 0 0