Taubman College

Master of Urban Planning

Cognates

For your Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree, you need to take at least four credits of "cognate" courses. A cognate course is one offered in a different department and discipline or profession. The purpose is to provide you with diverse perspectives in your graduate studies.

Any course offered solely by another department at the graduate level counts as a cognate. Courses that are cross-listed in Planning but originated in another unit also qualify as cognates. Courses that originated in Planning that are cross-listed elsewhere do not qualify as cognates.

Courses outside of Urban and Regional Planning of potential interest to MUP students. (PDF 156 KB)

The cross-listed courses that qualify or do not qualify as cognates are listed below.

These courses do count as cognates:

  • UP 443 (Arch 443) (UD 713) History of Urban Form
  • UP 560 (NRE 560) Behavior and Environment
  • UP 565 (FIN 565) Real Estate Development
  • UP UP 589 (SPP 689) Equality in Public Policy
  • UP 598 (SPP 692) Thinking About Crime
  • UP 651 (SW 651) Planning for Organizational and Community Change
  • UP 654 (SW 654) Concepts and Techniques of Community Participation

These courses do not count as cognates:

  • UP 502 (NRE 592) Environmental Planning: Issues and Concept
  • UP 517 (BA 517) Real Estate Essentials
  • UP 519 (Arch 519) (UD 729) Principles and Practice of Urban Design I
  • UP 526 (Arch 526) Sociocultural Issues in Planning and Architecture
  • UP 533 (Arch 506) Sustainable Urbanism and Architecture
  • UP 572 (Geog 472) Transportation and Land Use Planning
  • UP 576 (NRE 576) Eco Des Brownfield Development
  • UP 613 (Arch 517) Architect/Planner as Developer
  • UP 620 (Arch 529) Principles and Practice of Urban Design II
  • UP 631 (NRE 631) Land Use and Physical Planning Studio
  • UP 652 (SPP 652) Frameworks for Housing and Community Development
  • UP 655 (SW655) Neighborhood Planning
  • UP 993 (Arch 993) Teaching Methods for GSIs

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