2021-2022 Academic Catalog

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Design & Planning (DSPL)

DSPL 7011 -  Research Design  (3 Credits)  

Students are provided with a 'hands on' understanding of methodological issues to become both intelligent consumers of social science research and competent producers of empirically based knowledge. The course moves through the research process covering hypothesis formulation, research design, data collection, measurement, and some fundamentals of statistical inference. Prereq: Admission to the PhD program in Design and Planning or permission of instructor. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to majors within the College of Architecture and Planning

DSPL 7012 -  Theories of Planning  (3 Credits)  

Examines theories of planning and problems of plan implementation. Review and assesses a range of theories of intervention - market imperfections, political economy, regulations, community, rationality, and communication - relying on examples from students research as well as case studies developed by students. Prereq: Admission to the PhD program in Design and Planning or permission of instructor. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to majors within the College of Architecture and Planning

DSPL 7013 -  Environment and Behavior  (3 Credits)  

Explores contributions of social research to understanding what facilitates and motivates people's adoption of sustainable environmental behaviors. It examines personal and collective behaviors, at scales that range from buildings to global environmental change, in the developed and developing world. Prereq: Admission to the PhD program in Design and Planning or permission of instructor. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to majors within the College of Architecture and Planning

DSPL 7014 -  Colloquium  (1-3 Credits)  

Presentations of research projects by students, college faculty members and visitors. Repeatable. Repeatable. Max Hours: 9 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 9.

Restriction: Restricted to majors within the College of Architecture and Planning

DSPL 7015 -  Historiography and Architecture  (3 Credits)  

Advanced seminar concerning the study of the written record of the past and how it is established. Readings focus on canonic texts formative to the discipline and the strategies they offer for historical research. Prereq: "Course is offered to doctoral students but masters students may enroll with instructor approval." Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to majors within the College of Architecture and Planning

DSPL 7016 -  Architecture, in Theory  (3 Credits)  

Explores theories and texts that have influenced the analysis and the production of architectural form. The focus is on the expressive potential of architectural forms and the modalities of the realization of this potential. Prereq: "Course is offered to doctoral students but masters students may enroll with instructor approval." Cross-listed with ARCH 6254. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to majors within the College of Architecture and Planning

DSPL 7017 -  Pro-Seminar  (3 Credits)  

Advanced, graduate-level course (seminar, independent-study, or other) addressing the history of architecture, landscape, or urbanism. Prereq: "Course is offered to doctoral students but masters students may enroll with instructor approval." Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to majors within the College of Architecture and Planning

DSPL 7686 -  Special Topics in Design and Planning  (1-3 Credits)  

Various topical areas in design and planning are studied, including those in history, theory, methods, and practice. Repeatable. Max Hours: 18 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 18.

Restriction: Restricted to majors within the College of Architecture and Planning

DSPL 7810 -  Independent Study: DSPL  (1-3 Credits)  

Studies initiated by students or faculty and sponsored by a faculty member to investigate a special topic or problem related to design and planning. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable. Max Hours: 16 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 16.

DSPL 7950 -  Doctoral Thesis Research  (1-10 Credits)  

Conducting research for doctoral dissertation, including data collection, analysis and presentation of findings. Prereq: Completion of core of PhD program. Repeatable. Max hours: 30 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Repeatable. Max Credits: 30.

Additional Information: Report as Full Time.