URSP 760. Capstone Proposal Development. 3 Hours.
Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisites: URSP 610, URSP 622, URSP 623, URSP 635 and URSP 662. The purpose of this course is to guide students in developing their research proposal for the Master of Urban and Regional Planning capstone professional plan or thesis. The course focuses on defining a planning problem/topic, researching the current knowledge around this topic, generating and justifying the research question, conducting an inventory of existing conditions for the study area, developing a logical approach to answer the research question, detailing the research design and data collection needs, and developing a proposed research timeline. Graded as pass/fail.