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Bryan · Social Sciences · Government - GOVT


Academic Cooperative
GOVT-2389

  • Spring 2019
  • Section 430 CRN-24049
  • 3 Credits
  • 01/14/2019 to 05/09/2019
  • Modified 01/15/2019

Meeting Times


Lecture

  • Tuesday, Thursday, 1:25 PM to 2:40 PM, T 205

Contact Information


Professors: Schorlemmer and Watson

Office Hours: MWF 10:00-12:00, TR 8:00-9:00, 2:40-3:30

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 

Jacobs, J. The Death and Life of Great American Cities. 1992. New York: Random House.

Duany, Plater-Zyberk, Speck. Suburban Nation. 2010. North Point Press.

Lynch, K. The Image of the City. 1960. Cambridge: MIT Press.

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   50%
  2. Activities: Images of cities, Scavenger hunt, etc.     10%
  3. Participation     10%
  4. Exams over course content     30%
    1. Midterm 15%
    2. Final 15%

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, April 26th.

Schedule


 

Week 1

Meeting Details

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, January 15

Class Introduction & Course Overview: Chapter 1

1.5

3

Thursday, January 17

History of Urbanization in America: Chapter 2

1.5

Week 2

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, January 22

History of City Planning in America: Chapter 3 & 4

1.5

3

Thursday, January 24

Legal Basis of Planning: Chapter 5

1.5

Week 3

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, January 29

Social Issues in Planning: Chapter 7

1.5

3

Thursday, January 31

Planning Theory: Chapter 19

1.5

Week 4

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, February 5

Ethical Principles in Planning:  Read APA Ethical Principles in Planning

1.5

3

Thursday, February 7

Guest Speaker

1.5

Week 5

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, February 12

Review written assignments and tips on writing well

1.5

3

Thursday, February 14

The Comprehensive Plan: Chapter 8

1.5

Week 6

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, February 19

Capital Improvements Program: Chapter 9

1.5

3

Thursday, February 21

Subdivision Regulations & Zoning: Chapter 9

1.5

Week 7

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, February 26

Exam

1.5

3

Thursday, February 28

Urban Design: Chapter 10

1.5

Week 8

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, March 5

Transportation Policy and Planning: Chapter 12

1.5

3

Thursday, March 7

Urban Renewal: Chapter 11

1.5

Week 9

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, March 19

Housing: Chapter 11

1.5

3

Thursday, March 21

Guest Speaker

1.5

Week 10

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, March 26

Hazards and Disaster Planning

1.5

3

Thursday, March 28

Hazards and Disaster Planning: Read The Geog. of an Explosion

1.5

Week 11

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, April 2

Environmental/Energy Policy & Planning: Chapter 15

1.5

3

Thursday, April 4

Guest Speaker

1.5

Week 12

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, April 9

Sustainable Development: Chapter 14

1.5

3

Thursday, April 11

Guest Speaker

1.5

Week 13

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, April 16

Growth Management Planning and Smart Growth: Chapter 14

1.5

3

Tuesday, April 18 Growth Management Planning and Smart Growth: Chapter 14

1.5

Week 14

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, April 23

Planning for Metropolitan Regions: Chapter 16

1.5

3

Thursday, April 25

Field Trip

1.5

Week 15

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, April 30

Planning in Other Nations: Chapter 18

1.5

3

Thursday, May 2

Catch up and review

1.5

Week 16 Finals

 

LECT

Weekly

Tuesday, May 7

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