Course Title: Social Planning

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Social Planning

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1321

City Campus

Postgraduate

330H Social Science & Planning

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006

ARCH1321

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2016

Course Coordinator: Karien Dekker

Course Coordinator Phone: + 61 399253354

Course Coordinator Email: karien.dekker@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 37.2.24

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

No Course pre-requisites. Students will bring their own personal and professional experience to bear on the material brought to the classroom


Course Description

This course provides an introduction to social planning, an emerging profession that sits between land use planning and community development. Rather than trying to cover the wide range of topics covered by social planning, this course has been designed to focus on specific elements, namely, emergent social planning practices The course centres on case study material, essentially social plans and policies that are in draft form, as well as international academic literature. This will allow students to read social plans and to critically evaluate this work using existing insights from the international academic community on the pros and cons of these approaches.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Practical examples will be discussed in the classroom. Students will consider and investigate these examples, before providing critical feedback.



Overview of Learning Activities

While there will be some contextual reading and discussion at the beginning and end of the course, the main form of learning will be through learning by listening and doing, based on case studies.


Overview of Learning Resources

Case studies will provide the bulk of the learning resources.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will vary each year. Students will be engaged in further developing case study material. Students will write an individual essay on a particular aspect of social planning philosophies and practices. Assessment will vary each year. Students will be engaged in further developing case study material. Students will write an individual essay on a particular aspect of social planning philosophies and practices.