Planning (Course 11)
Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Bachelor of Science in Planning
General Institute Requirements (GIRs)
The General Institute Requirements include a Communication Requirement that is integrated into both the HASS Requirement and the requirements of each major; see details below.
|Summary of Subject Requirements||Subjects|
|Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement [four subjects can be satisfied by subjects in the Departmental Program]; at least two of these subjects must be designated as communication-intensive (CI-H) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.||8|
|Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement||2|
|Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [can be satisfied by 11.188 in the Departmental Program]||1|
|Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree||17|
|Physical Education Requirement|
|Swimming requirement, plus four physical education courses for eight points.|
Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.
|11.001[J]||Introduction to Urban Design and Development||12|
|11.002[J]||Making Public Policy||12|
|14.01||Principles of Microeconomics||12|
|11.188||Introduction to Spatial Analysis and GIS Laboratory (CI-M)||12|
|Formulate or select one stream of coursework for concentration 1||78-81|
|Urban Field Experience|
|Declared majors are encouraged to take the optional urban field experience subject.|
|City to City: Comparing, Researching, and Reflecting on Practice (CI-M) 2|
|Majors are required to write a senior thesis or complete a senior project. The thesis/project writing process is accompanied by a required undergraduate thesis preparation seminar, which meets in the fall|
|11.THT[J]||Thesis Research Design Seminar (CI-M)||12|
|Units in Major||150-153|
|Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs||(60)|
|Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree||180|
The units for any subject that counts as one of the 17 GIR subjects cannot also be counted as units required beyond the GIRs.
In consultation with the advisor, students can select from recommended concentrations described in the department's course maps or create their own stream tailored to a particular set of urban, policy, or planning concerns.
11.027 City to City: Comparing, Researching, and Reflecting on Practice is taught in the spring and includes a trip during spring break. This course may be taken multiple times, as the content differs each year, but may only be counted once as a planned elective.