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Geography, BA/BS - Urban and Regional Planning Emphasis

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome P Application of geographic knowledge in public policy-making and discourse on social and environmental issues.

Students will utilize geographic knowledge and spatial analytic skills to make the world a better place through engagement in public policy-making/discourse on social and environmental issues.
Objective 8 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the impact of natural conditions on human activities, on the one hand, and the different ways of creating environments according to differing cultural values, religious beliefs, technical, economic and political systems, on the other.

Outcome R Urban planning competency (urban and regional planning emphasis and sustainable urban and regional certificate-specific outcome)

Students will demonstrate mastery of key principles of design and policy in the field of urban planning including the historical roots of those principles and strategies for their implementation.
Objective 16 Students will demonstrate knowledge of the historical evolution of urban planning including key thinkers and planning paradigms.
Objective 18 Students will demonstrate knowledge of policy options for implementing the design “best practices” to meet environmental, economic and social goals of sustainable planning.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
although the majority of students in GPY410 have demonstrate knowledge of basic principals of landscape ecology, green infrastructure, and landscape sustainability, the course threshold has not been achieved based on the assessment instrument (lab 4) selected this semester