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Course Detail

Term Winter 2018
Class URP 701
Class Title Epistemology and Reasoning for Planning Research
Description This course is one of the two required planning theory courses for Ph.D. students in Urban + Regional Planning (along with UP 650). The purpose of this course is to provide an advanced theoretical foundation for doctoral students as they make scholarly contributions to policy-oriented research on planning thought and practice. It reviews and critically evaluates various epistemological, methodological, and normative foundations of planning thought and practice, focusing in particular on planning and public policy making from a social science perspective. Students participate actively in the preparation of discussion materials for weekly discussion sessions and write a paper suitable for advancing the development of a dissertation topic and proposed research design.
Prereq Doctoral student status or permission of instructor
Crosslist none
Required No
Elective No
Meets Monday 9:00am-12:00pm 2227 A&AB
Credits 3
Faculty David Thacher
Syllabus not available