Course Descriptions

16:762:624:01 Planning, Public Policy, and Social Theory

(Fall semester)

This seminar has two goals: (1) to identify, deconstruct, and evaluate some of the major conceptual building-blocks deployed in theory, practice, and research in planning and public policy; and (2) to consider the power of theory in enabling, and constraining the production and application of knowledge in planning and public policy. Through intensive reading and class discussion, students reflect on the assumptions, presuppositions, and conceptual frameworks informing their research. Taught by Dr. Robert Lake. For Fall 2019 Dr. Kathe Newman