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Office of the University Registrar

2009-10 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

College of Design, Construction and Planning

The department encourages enrollment to learn more about improving the quality of man-made and natural environments. Urban planning is concerned with social policy, transportation, housing, economic development, urban design and land use issues.

URP 3001 Cities of the World
Credits: 3.

Comparative case studies of contemporary cities in the U.S. and a series of foreign countries both industrialized and developing will be covered. Special consideration will be given to energy consumption. (S, N)

URP 4000 Preview of Urban and Regional Planning
Credits: 3.

An overview of the comprehensive planning process designed for undergraduates who may be considering a career in urban and regional planning or who may be pursuing studies where some knowledge of the planning process is desirable. (H)

URP 4273 Survey of Planning Information Systems
Credits: 3.

Introduces students to concepts and theory associated with desktop Geographic Information Systems (GIS), as related to urban and environmental planning. Lectures, class assignments and homework assignments are required.

URP 4715 Bikeways Planning and Design
Credits: 3.

Planning and design of bicycle paths, greenways and facilities that form a network for non-motorized transportation. Oriented toward systems approach.

URP 4740 Housing and Urban Development
Credits: 3.

Students will be familiarized with concepts and theories about the following three major components: economics of the housing market, land development and home building process, and the growth of cities.

URP 4882 Defensible Space and CPTED in Urban Design
Credits: 3.

Explore the history, theory, application and possibilities associated with crime prevention planning; looks at theories and strategies fit into the planner's toolkit and how police, planning and other agencies interact in implementing them; focus on real world applications and visit sites that offer teaching and research opportunities.

URP 4905 Special Studies
Credits: 1 to 3; maximum 6 credits.

Lecture, studio, seminar or current interest in urban planning. Topics vary by semester and range from geographic information systems to transportation planning.

General Education Categories
Consult Schedule of Courses for specific information.

  • Biological Sciences (B)
  • Composition (C)
  • Diversity (D)*
  • Humanities (H)
  • International (N)*
  • Mathematics (M)
  • Physical Sciences (P)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)

* Students who entered UF prior to Summer B 2007 and/or whose catalog year is not 2007-08: Current students who have not already completed six hours of "I" - international/diversity credits can do so now by taking "D" and "N" courses.

Symbols Used in Course Descriptions

  • (WR) indicates the course satisfies the writing requirement.
  • (MR) indicates the course satisfies the math requirement.
  • (S-U) indicates the course may be taken on a satisfactory-unsatisfactory basis.
  • Refer to the Schedule of Courses for specific information.