BA Major in Planning (2015-2016 onwards)

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (Faculty of Science) offers a BA Major in Planning and a BSc Specialization in Planning.  Applicants interested in focusing on natural science elements of planning, including environmental management and the use of geographic information sciences should consider the BSc Specialization program and those interested in the aesthetic, economic, and social issues of planning should consider the BA program.

Degree of BA Major in Planning

Year 1

EAS 100 Planet Earth
HGP 100 Intro to Human Geography and Planning
ENGL 1xx
ENGL 1xx or WRS 1xx
*6 in Group 1 Breadth and Diversity Courses
*6 in Group 2 Breadth and Diversity Courses
*6 in One Language Other Than English

Year 2

EAS 221 Intro to GIS and Remote Sensing
HGP 210 Intro Planning History and Practice
HGP 211 Intro to Design Fundamentals for Planners
HGP 240 Cities and Urbanism
HGP 250 Natural Resources and Environmental Management
ECON 101 Intro to Microeconomics
STAT 151 Intro to Applied Statistics I
*9 Minors and Options

Year 3

HGP 310 Land Use Planning and Policy
HGP 315 Community Planning and Engagement
HGP 316 Planning Law
HGP 317 Planning Theory
HGP 355 Environmental Planning
HGP 399 Research Methods in Human Geography and Planning
HGP 381 Topics in Human Geography and Planning
HGP 381 Topics in Human Geography and
Planning (first repeat)
*6 Minor and Options

Year 4

HGP 410 Professional Planning Practice and Ethics
HGP 412 Finance for Planners
HGP 495 Planning Studio
HGP 485 Advanced Topics in Planning
HGP 485 Advanced Topics in Planning (first repeat)
*6 from HGP 401, 443, 450, 452, 470, 481, 497 or 499
*9 Minor and Options

Note 1
Courses that count as senior level Planning courses include HGP 210, 211, 310, 315, 316, 317, 355, 381, 399, 401, 410, 412, 485 and 495. Students cannot take more than *48 in these courses.

Note 2
INT D 340 (Regional Planning) and INT D 345 (Rural Environments), offered by Faculty of Extension are available for students to take. INT D 340 can fulfill an Arts Option. INT D 345 can fulfill a non-Arts Option. Students might have to pay extra fees for the two courses.

Note 3
Students can take other EAS and HGP courses and these will not count towards the 48 maximum allowed for the BA Planning Major.

Note 4
Students must complete a minimum of *63 offered by the Faculty of Arts and a minimum of *6 selected from courses offered by the Faculty of Science or used by the Faculty of Science as Science courses.

Note 5
CIV E 315 and CIV E 411 can be used as ‘open options’ (priority given to Civ E students.  Pre-requisites necessary).

Note 6
The Planning Major must include a minimum of *30 to a maximum of *48 at the senior level. At least *6 must be at the 400-level. A minimum of *15 at the senior level toward the major must be completed with coursework offered by the Faculty of Arts.

Note 7
Students who declare a single major must declare a single minor. Students who are majoring in Planning cannot minor in Human Geography. A minor must include a minimum of *12 to a maximum of *42 at the senior level. At least *6 must be at the 300- or 400-level.

Note 8
The information in this program planner is based on that in the University Calendar. In the event of a discrepancy, the information in the University Calendar takes precedence.

Note 9
Cooperative Education (Work Experience) Route for the BA Major in Planning

The Cooperative Education (Work Experience) Route gives students who have completed their third year of study in the BA Planning Major, including successful completion of HGP 310 and 315 (or equivalent), and who present a Faculty Grade Point Average of at least 2.3, an opportunity for extended, paid work experience. The placement lasts for 4, 8, 12, or 16 months, and, after completing the reporting requirements, a student can receive university credit for the experience.  During the placement, students are considered full-time students of the University. Work experience courses have no weight and are graded credit/no credit, and recorded on the student’s transcript. The Work Experience Program Advisor maintains contact at approximately three month intervals with the student and the person designated by the employer to be responsible for the student’s progress. This arrangement ensures satisfaction on all sides. If the review shows the situation is not satisfactory, the placement may be terminated and the student would then return to classes at  the next available opportunity. The Work Experience designation will appear on the degree parchments of students who have successfully completed at least 8 months of work experience (WKEXP 801 and 802) plus INT D 401.  INT D 401 must be taken in the term immediately following completion of the WKEXP period.   If required by the employer, the student’s written report and oral presentation in INT D 401 may be classified confidential. The employer also assesses the student’s performance during the placement. Based on the student’s written report and oral presentation, and the report from the employer, students are awarded a grade in INT D 401. Interested students should see the Work Experience Advisor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences for more information.

BA Major in Planning (2014-2015 and prior)

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (Faculty of Science) offers a BA Major in Planning and a BSc Specialization in Planning.  Applicants interested in focusing on natural science elements of planning, including environmental management and the use of geographic information sciences should consider the BSc Specialization program and those interested in the aesthetic, economic, and social issues of planning should consider the BA program.

Degree of BA Major in Planning

Year 1

EAS 100 Planet Earth
HGP 100 Cultures, Landscapes and Geographic Space
ENGL 1xx
ENGL 1xx or WRS 1xx
*6 in Group 1 Breadth and Diversity Courses
*6 in Group 2 Breadth and Diversity Courses
*6 in One Language Other Than English

Year 2

EAS 221 Intro to GIS and Remote Sensing
HGP 210 Planning Theory and Practice
HGP 252 Human Dimensions Env Hazards
HGP 240 The Urban Environment
HGP 250 Natural Resources and Environmental Management
STAT 141 Intro to Statistics or 151 Intro to Applied Statistics I
*12 Minors and Options

Year 3

HGP 310 Planning Methods and Approaches
HGP 315 Community Planning and Policy
HGP 316 Planning Law
HGP 355 Environmental Planning
HGP 399 Research Methods in Planning and Human Geography
*9 selected from EAS 351, HGP 341, 342, 343 or 381
*6 Minor and Options

Year 4

HGP 485 Advanced Topics in Planning
HGP 495 Studio Planning
*6 from HGP 401, 443, 450, 452, 470, 481, 497 or 499
*18 Minor and Options

Note 1
Courses that count as senior level Planning courses include EAS 221, HGP 210, 240, 250, 252, 310, 315, 316, 355, 399, 401, 470, 485, 495, 497, 498 and 499. Students cannot take more than *48 in these courses.

Note 2
Students can take other EAS and HGP courses and these will not count towards the 48 maximum allowed for the BA Planning Major.

Note 3
Students must complete a minimum of *63 offered by the Faculty of Arts and a minimum of *6 selected from courses offered by the Faculty of Science or used by the Faculty of Science as Science courses.

Note 4
The Planning Major must include a minimum of *30 to a maximum of *48 at the senior level. At least *6 must be at the 400-level. A minimum of *15 at the senior level toward the major must be completed with coursework offered by the Faculty of Arts.

Note 5
Students who declare a single major must declare a single minor. Students who are majoring in Planning cannot minor in Human Geography. A minor must include a minimum of *12 to a maximum of *42 at the senior level. At least *6 must be at the 300- or 400-level.

Note 6
The information in this program planner is based on that in the University Calendar. In the event of a discrepancy, the information in the University Calendar takes precedence.

Note 7
Cooperative Education (Work Experience) Route for the BA Major in Planning

The Cooperative Education (Work Experience) Route gives students who have completed their third year of study (minimum completed *75 credits) in the BA Planning Major, including successful completion of HGP 310 and 315 (or equivalent), and who present a Faculty Grade Point Average of at least 2.3, an opportunity for extended, paid work experience. The placement lasts for eight or 12 months, and, after completing the reporting requirements, a student can receive university credit for the experience. The Work Experience designation will appear on the degree parchments of students who have successfully completed the placement. During the placement, students are considered full-time students of the University. Work experience courses have no weight and are graded credit/no credit, and recorded on the student’s transcript.

The Work Experience Program Advisor maintains contact at approximately three month intervals with the student and the person designated by the employer to be responsible for the student’s progress. This arrangement ensures satisfaction on all sides. If the review shows the situation is not satisfactory, the placement may be terminated and the student would then return to classes at  the next available opportunity. The graduation requirement for the Work Experience program designation includes successful completion of a least WKEXP 801 and 802 plus HGP 401.  HGP 401 must be taken in the term immediately following completion of the WKEXP period. If required by the employer, the student’s written report and oral presentation in HGP 401 may be classified confidential. The employer also assesses the student’s performance during the placement. Based on the student’s written report and oral presentation, and the report from the employer, students are awarded a grade in HGP 401. Interested students should see the Arts Work Experience Advisor in the HUB Career Centre (8917 HUB Mall) for more information.