Students must complete 27 credits to earn the minor. These courses must include USP 300, USP 301, USP 302. A minimum of 15 credits of additional USP coursework must be taken. Courses taken on a pass/no pass basis will not be accepted toward meeting the requirements for a minor.
The real estate development minor will provide education to students wanting to enter the industry. Students in the program will develop skills to evaluate real estate development proposals and understand how real estate development fits into regional planning and economic processes.
Students must complete 32 credits and maintain a GPA of 3.0 to earn this minor. Courses taken on a pass/no pass basis will not be counted toward meeting the requirements for a minor.
Required Courses (26 credits)
- USP 311 Introduction to Urban Planning (4)
- USP 312 Urban Housing and Development (4)
- USP 233 Real Estate Principles (3)
- RE 360 Real Estate Finance I (4)
- USP 423 Real Estate Development (4)
- USP/EC 431 Urban Economics (4)
- USP/RE 438 Real Estate Law (3)
Electives (6 credits)
- RE 439 Real Estate Valuation I (3)
- FIN 452 Investments (4)
- RE 459 Advanced Real Estate Valuation (3)
- USP 425 Community & Built Environment (3)
- USP 426 Neighborhood Conservation & Change (4)
- USP 427 Downtown Revitalization (3)
- USP 428 Concepts of Community Development (4)
- USP 451 Community Economic Development (3)
- USP 455 Land Use: Legal Aspects (3)
- USP 468 Oregon Land Use Law (3)
The minor in Sustainable Urban Development will provide students with an opportunity to further their understanding of what it will take to make cities sustainable. Students who complete the minor will understand the foundations of sustainability, the tools of sustainable development, and the issues and challenges of making places sustainable. UNST 224 Environmental Sustainability (or a suitable alternative) is a prerequisite. In consultation with their advisor, students may substitute an appropriate alternative.
There are no additional requirements for admission to this program. Students with an interest in the minor should speak with their academic advisor and review the minor in Sustainable Urban Development curriculum. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Tracy Braden, Student Services Coordinator.
The minor requires a total of 27 credits as follows:
Core (15 credits)
- USP 313 Urban Planning: Environmental Issues (4)
- USP 424U Healthy Communities (4)*
- USP 425 Community and the Built Environment (4)
- USP 490 Green Economics and Sustainable Development (3)
*Please Note: 424U and other courses appearing in both cluster and major/minor listings may only be counted as major/minor credits OR cluster credits, NOT both.
Electives (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from the following list (3-4 classes).
- Arch 431: Studies in Contemporary Architecture (4)
- Arch 442: Building Economics (4)
- CE 351: Transportation Systems: Planning and Design (4)
- CE 371: Environmental Engineering (4)
- Ec 332: Economics of Environmental Issues (4)
- Ec 433: Natural Resource Economics (4)
- Ec 444: Economics of Green Power (4)
- ESR 356: Understanding Environmental Sustainability II (4)
- ESR 428: Urban Ecology (4)
- GEOG 347: Environmental Issues and Action (4)
- GEOG 442: Sustainable Cities (4)
- GEOG 447: Urban Streams (4)
- GEOG 448: The Urban Forest (4)
- GEOG 462: Sense of Place (4)
- PS 319: Politics of the Environment (4)
- SOC 420: Urbanization and Community (4)
- SOC 465: Environmental Sociology (4)
- USP 419: Population and Society (4)
- USP 423: Real Estate Development (3)
- USP 427: Downtown Revitalization (3)
- USP 429: Poverty in the Urban Community (3)
- USP 445: Cities and Third World Development (3)
- USP 451: Community Economic Development (3)
- USP 456: Urban Transportation: Problems and Policies (3)