Students graduating with a baccalaureate degree
in planning should have significant exposure to each of the basic
subject areas of knowledge, skills and values.
- Structure and functions of urban settlements.
- History and theory of planning processes and practices.
- Administrative, legal and political aspects of plan-making and policy implementation.
- Familiarity with at least one area of specialized knowledge of a particular subject or set of issues.
- Problem formulation, research skills and data gathering.
- Quantitative analysis and computers.
- Written, oral and graphic communication.
- Collaborative problem solving, plan-making and program design.
- Synthesis and application of knowledge to practice.
- Issues of equity, social justice, economic welfare and efficiency in the use of resources.
- The role of government and citizen participation in a
democratic society and the balancing of individual and collective
rights and interests.
- Respect for diversity of views and ideologies.
- The conservation of natural resources and of the significant social and cultural heritages embedded in the built environment.
- The ethics of professional practice and behavior, including
the relationship to clients and the public, and the role of citizens in