EVR 4412 0753 Environmental Aspects of Urban Growth
Class: Combs (FWB), Wednesday 5:30 – 8:25pm (or as scheduled)
Instructor: Dr. Wilbur Hugli, Ed.D.
(850) 474-3470; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Textbook: Urbanization 2nd Ed., Knox and NcCarthy
(Additional for Graduate Students TBD)
Course Description and Objectives:
This course examines the elements of urban growth and urban sprawl and associated loss of green and farming land space and the residual of environmentally distressed properties. Emphasis is place on community orientated planning processes and requirements for systematic and sustainable development in relation to environmentally sound land use practices. Current events concerning urban growth and environmental issues will be discussed in class. Three off campus class meetings may be scheduled to replace and supplement scheduled classes. Classes will be open discussion format.
Students are responsible for text material whether this material is entirely covered in lecture or not. It is expected that the text and required readings will be completed prior to class.
Students will be a primary source of information to be shared with the entire class. Students are encouraged to and may request (with approval) a 30 to 45 minute presentation by a local expert who has unique information to share on an urban development issue.
Several guest lecturers will be invited to discuss local urban environmental development issues. Since these presentation may include potentially controversial issues students are reminded that both the principles of academic freedom and non-attribution apply to these presentations.
Six one page, double spaced; reaction papers will be written and submitted every other Thursday. If submitted via e-mail do not send them as attachments but include the following heading “EVR4412 Reaction Paper (#)”. The papers will have a one-paragraph summary of a current article dealing with development or urban environment issues and a one-paragraph individual reaction commentary. Pace Library has a number of relevant journals that may be used for material.
A research paper of 6 to 8 pages (text), typed, double-spaced, with appropriate references, will be prepared on an approved urban environmental topic. Both a paper copy and an electronic copy will be submitted. Papers may be screened using “turnitin” authentication software. APA format and standards will be used in the preparation of this paper. This paper is a scholarly individual research effort that will be properly cited. This paper is due on Mar 28. Do not copy or plagiarize another writer's work! To do so will result in a failing grade.
Graduate Students (If assigned for class purposes): See additional advising instructor requirements.
A midterm and final exam will be scheduled. The midterm may be a variable format exam to determine student understanding of text and presented information. The final exam will be formatted to evaluate student comprehension of concepts. Makeup tests will be scheduled and a different test.
Unannounced and weekly quizzes will be used to test specific knowledge understanding.
University students are adults responsible for their performance and on time class attendance. Students may be dropped after Drop/Add week for missing two consecutive classes. Individuals will make up work missed due to absences; however, this work will be graded with reduced value. The official attendance roster is my computer copy. If you cannot attend class for a viable reason let me know before hand. Changes or notices affecting the class will be sent using the ArgoNet Group Mail system. Note: All students are expected to be able to use and access the UWF e-mail system.
Students are not authorized to place class notes or resources on the Internet or sell them to Internet sources. In class, don’t be rude turn off your pagers and cellular telephones!
Papers (25%), In-class projects (15%), Participation (20%), Tests (40%). (Note: Policy on makeup work grades.)
Text Assignments during the week of:
Jan 11 Lecture Urban Development
Jan 18 Lecture Urban environmental Issues (RP 1)
Jan 25 Chapter 1 & 2 Urbanization and Growth (RP 2)
Feb 1 Possible Field Trip (MPB Meeting)
Feb 8 Chapter 3 & 4 Urban Systems and Transitions
Feb 15 Chapter 5 & 6 Foundations & Change (RP 3)
Feb 22 Chapters 7 & 8 Less Developed Countries
Mar 1 Chapters 9 & 10 Problems and Design (RP 4)
Mar 8 Chapters 11 & 12 Process & Kaleidoscope Possible Field Trip (Planning Board)
Mar 15 Chapters 13 & 14 Neighborhoods and Urban Spaces (RP 5)
Mar 29 Chapters 15 & 16 Problems of Urbanization (Papers Due) (RP 6 )
Apr 5 Chapters 17 & 18 Policy and Planning
Apr 19 Lecture Sustainable Society - Reality Apr 26 Exam
Special Technology Utilized by Students: None. Baseline technology code: Easy.
Expectations for Academic Conduct/Plagiarism: Refer to:
Assistance for Students with Special Needs: Refer to: Page 3
Each chapter is numbered 01, 02, 03, etc.