Course Code PLAN 704
Course Title Methods of Planning Analysis
Online Offers
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Michael Drescher)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

This course is a graduate level introduction into the analytical methods employed in planning research and practice. The broad spectrum of tools, approaches and techniques drawn from quantitative and qualitative traditions will be reviewed. Commonly employed examples will form the basis for developing applied problem solving skills. Operational considerations, critical assessment, and analytical communication provide the important review context.

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Fall 2020 course outline (note 2)
  • Prerequisite: Planning Graduate Students only
  • Software: Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel are required software to produce assignments for this course.
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
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