2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

PLAN 613 Qualitative Methods and Social Justice

This is a theory and methods course that focuses on the study of socio-cultural issues pertaining to urbanism and planning methods from a qualitative perspective. Theoretically, the course exposes students to urban social theory and cultural studies, particularly how class, race, gender, and other socio-cultural divisions affect urban development. It focuses on social justice and inclusive planning that acknowledges diversity. Methodologically it exposes the students to qualitative methods, especially participant observation, ethnography, interviewing and other ways to plan with communities.