Planning Graduate Courses

Some courses may not be offered every year. Check with the college or department office for current information about when specific courses are offered.  

 

For course syllabi, see the departmental website.

 

PL  501 COMMUNITIES AND PUBLIC PLANNING      (3)

Provides background in public planning: its concepts, actions, and current situations, especially related to communities.  

 

PL  506 PUBLIC PLANNING ANALYSIS      (3)

Use and evaluation of computer spreadsheets and database applications and modeling for public planning applications.  Co-convenes with PL 406.  1 hr. lecture, 2 hrs. lab.  Pass-fail or letter grade.  Prerequisite: instructor's consent, or admission to GIS certificate program, or graduate status.

 

PL  531 COMPUTER MAPPING FOR PLANNING      (4)

Interpretation, analysis, and planning of land use and cadestral maps, subdivision designs, and parcel development plans.  Using CADD to create maps and development plans.  Co-convenes with PL 431.  3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab.  Pass-fail or letter grade.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: (MAT 110 or MAT 125 or MAT 125H) and (PL 401 or PL 501)

 

PL  532 GIS FOR PLANNERS       (3)

Instruction in the use of ARCView, a desktop GIS program, and its application, including hot linking, tabular management, data presentation, and cartography.  Spatial analysis and geocoding are introduced.  Co-convenes with PL 432.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite: Admission to Geographic Info Systems (CERT)

 

PL  543 URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING      (3)

Examines techniques and methodology of transportation planning applications, emphasizing interrelationship of land use and trips.  Lab overviews different methodological approaches, with detailed study of travel demand forecasting models.  Cross-listed with CENE 543.  2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab.  Letter grade only.  Prerequisites: a 300- or 400-level course in civil engineering or public planning, or instructor's consent.  

 

PL  566 LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP      (1-12)

Supervised internship in the Arizona Legislature during spring semester.  You must apply during fall semester; selection is competitive, and you must be a candidate for a graduate degree.  Registration is handled by the internship coordinator after the legislature has made its final selection.  Pass-fail only.

 

PL  599 CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS      (1-3)

Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area of a particular field of study.  May be offered no more than three times before being submitted for a permanent course number.  May be repeated for credit.  Letter grade only.

 

PL  608 FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE      (1-12)

Supervised field experience in an appropriate agency, organization, or situation.  Pass-fail only.  Course fee required.  

 

PL  689 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICUM      (1-9)

Comprehensive project conducted in conjunction with a community development agency, resulting in a paper or document that is presented in a professional forum. Crosslisted with GGR 689. Pass/fail only.  Prerequisite:  Admission to Geography-Rural (MA)

 

PL  697 INDEPENDENT STUDY      (1-3)

Letter grade or pass-fail.