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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.

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

These courses do count as cognates:

  • URP 529 (Arch 523) (UD 713) History of Urban Form
  • URP 544 (NRE 560) Behavior and Environment
  • URP 593 (FIN 565) Real Estate Development
  • URP 533 (SPP 692) Thinking About Crime
  • URP 587 (SW 651) Planning for Organizational and Community Change
  • URP 586 (SW 654) Concepts and Techniques of Community Participation

These courses do not count as cognates:

  • URP 542 (NRE 592) Environmental Planning: Issues and Concept
  • URP 592 (FIN 517) Real Estate Essentials
  • URP 553 (Arch 506) Sustainable Urbanism and Architecture
  • URP 555 (Arch 517) Architect/Planner as Developer
  • URP 582 (SW655) Neighborhood Planning
  • URP 993 (Arch 993) Teaching Methods for GSIs