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  • Objectives
    Community design studies the shape, patterns, processes, and issues in human and natural communities. It explores the world as a system of interconnected and mutually-embedded communities linked by cultural and natural processes. Courses examine interventions by which people can work towards creating and maintaining healthy and sustainable communities.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Community Design
  • Course description
    The Bachelor of Community Design Major normally takes three years of full time study. It includes 15 full course equivalents, or 90 credit hours of course work.

    Year 1:
    PLAN 1001.03     Introduction to Community Design 1,
    PLAN 1002.03     Introduction to CommunityDesign 2,
    and select:
    ARCH 1000.06     Introduction to Architecture
    or
    ENVS 1000.06     Introduction to Environmental Studies
    plus
    18 credit hours of your choice

    Year 2:
    PLAN 2001.03     Landscape Analysis,
    PLAN 2002.03     Community Design Methods,
    PLAN 2005.03     Community Design Context,
    and select
    one core elective (3 credit hours, from list)
    plus
    18 credit hours of your choice

    Year 3:
    PLAN 3001.03     Landscape Ecology ,
    PLAN 3002.03     Reading the City,
    PLAN 3005.03     Cities and the Environment Through History,
    PLAN 3006.03     Reading the Landscape,
    and select
    two core electives (6 credit hours, from list)
    plus
    12 credit hours of your choice.

    Notes:
    Students with a strong design orientation who wish to keep options open for a range of programs in Dalhousie would select the following for first year courses:
    PLAN 1001.03     Introduction to Community Design 1,
    PLAN 1002.03     Introduction to Community Design 2,
    ARCH 1000.06     Introduction to Architecture
    plus
    A full humanities course,
    A math or language course, and
    A social science course.

    Please note:
    one of these courses must fulfill the writing requirement.

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