College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Courses

Course Descriptions for PBDE Courses

PDBE 8010—Advanced Theory in Environmental Design & Planning—3 (3, 0)
Critical assessment of history and theory in the fields of design, planning, and construction. Topics include scientific knowledge, interpretive and critical inquiry, theories of urban form and human settlement. Preq: Master’s‐level course in theory related to design, planning, and construction.

PDBE 8040—Readings in Real Estate Development—3 (3, 0)
Historical and contemporary readings in real estate development designed to provide exposure and depth of coverage for important works in the field. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Preq: EDP 801 and consent of instructor.

PDBE 8050—Readings in Architecture—3 (3, 0)
Historical and contemporary readings in architecture designed to provide exposure and depth of coverage for important works in the field. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Preq: EDP 801 and consent of instructor.

PDBE 8060—Readings in Landscape Architecture—3 (3, 0)
Historical and contemporary readings in landscape architecture designed to provide exposure and depth of coverage for important works in the field. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Preq: EDP 801 and consent of instructor.

PDBE 8070—Readings in City and Regional Planning—3 (3, 0)
Historical and contemporary readings in city and regional planning designed to provide exposure and depth of coverage for important works in the field. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Preq: 801 and consent of instructor.

PDBE 8080—Readings in Construction Science and Management 3 (3, 0)
Historical and contemporary readings in construction science and management designed to provide exposure and depth of coverage for important works in the field. Preq: 801 and consent of instructor.

PDBE 8100—Contemporary Issues in Environmental Design & Planning 3 (3, 0)
Interdisciplinary seminar providing an overview of theory and methods related to planning, design, & built environment. With that background, focus is on important contemporary and emerging issues affecting the built environment. Preq: PO ST (CRP) 870 or consent of instructor.

PDBE 8120—Seminar in Environmental Design & Planning (1, 0)
Weekly colloquium to provide a forum for faculty, students, and invited speakers to address important issues of the day. May be repeated for a maximum of four credits.

PDBE 8150—Research Design in Environmental Design & Planning—3 (3, 0)
Philosophy and method of scientific research. Within that context, students prepare a preliminary proposal for their dissertation research. Preq: PDBE 801, EX ST 801, or equivalent.

PDBE 8160—Research Design Practicum—3 (3, 0)
Provides an opportunity to improve and test the ability to employ the craft of research by carrying through a semester‐length research project that will be the preliminary research for the student’s dissertation project. Preq: consent of instructor.

PDBE 8200—Instructional Design Delivery—3 (3, 0)
Presents information on teaching technique including discussions of cognitive learning, motivation, course organization, interactive lecturing, and experiential learning.

PDBE 9900—Directed Study‐3(3,0)

PDBE 9910—Doctoral Dissertation Research—1‐18

See the Graduate Catalog for more courses.