Students majoring in real estate are encouraged to complete courses from the list below to further explore topics relevant to real estate. These courses are approved for use in the Liberal Studies Program Learning Domains as indicated. PPS 301 may be used as a Real Estate Elective and for the Self, Society and the Modern World requirement only if Real Estate is being completed as a second major or minor. No other courses from this list are approved for use as Real Estate Electives in the major or minor.
Arts and Literature
Self, Society and the Modern World
Understanding the Past
HISTORY OF PREMODERN ARCHITECTURE (FORMERLY ART 370)
Social, economic and political history of European and Mediterranean architecture, from Paleolithic times to the 1789 French Revolution. Topics include: classicism, the status and role of the architect, social struggle, patronage and architectural technologies. Formerly ART 370.
HISTORY OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE
World architecture from the 1789 French Revolution to the present. Examines the influence of industrial, technological, political and social change in the development of modernist and post- modernist architecture. Formerly ART 371.
BUSINESS ETHICS (CROSS-LISTED WITH PHL 248)
An examination of various ethical and moral issues arising in contemporary business and its activities which affect our society and the world. Cross-listed with PHL 248.
PHILOSOPHY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
A philosophical study of our environment, the nature of nature, the ecosystem, and the planet.
PHILOSOPHY AND THE CITY
This course examines the meaning of the city for philosophy and the meaning of urbanization for the formation of values.
ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY
A study of the ways in which ethics can assist us in thinking about matters of public policy.
BUSINESS, ETHICS, AND SOCIETY (CROSS-LISTED WITH REL 228)
This course will examine the nature and purpose of economic life and contemporary commerce as understood from the perspective of religious and secular communities, as well as the ethical implications that flow from the various worldviews. Sections of the course critically examine the thought of different religious traditions on specific business-related issues, placing a variety of religious discourses into direct conversation with secular voices regarding ethical business conduct. Cross-listed as REL 228.
WRD 103 or HON 100 or HON 101 is a prerequisite for this class.
RELIGIOUS ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE
A study of the ethical dimensions of contemporary professional life from the standpoint of religious traditions and values, focusing primarily on medicine, law and business.
BUSINESS CALCULUS I
Differential calculus of one or more variables with business applications. Formerly BMS 125.
MAT 130 or equivalent is a prerequisite for this class.
Basic concepts of statistics and applications; data analysis with the use of Excel; theoretical distributions; sampling distributions; problems of estimation; hypothesis testing; problems of sampling; linear regression and correlation. Formerly BMS 142.
MAT 136 or equivalent is a prerequisite for this class.
SCIENCE OF ARCHAEOLOGY
Archaeology spans the academic worlds of the physical sciences and the social sciences. In this course, the physical science qualities of the discipline are introduced. Students explore the various ways archaeologists use model building, statistical inference, and evidence analysis to reconstruct past human experiences. The course includes two hour of lab and two hours of lecture/discussion per week.
INTRO TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE WITH LAB
ENV 102 provides an overview of how the natural world works, how we interact with it and how we can work to protect, restore and sustain it for the future. Topics include an overview of basic ecological principles, population, biodiversity, energy, natural resources and pollution. The course emphasis is on the science behind current environmental concerns. Social, ethical, economic, and political perspectives are considered in order to provide perspective and a fuller understanding of the issues and their solutions. Lab investigations further develop scientific and environmental understandings. Students cannot receive credit for both ENV 101 and ENV 102. Lab fee applies.
The course explores the evolution of urban forms and structures in the United States from the perspective of geography. In addition to studying the historic emergence of the American urban system, the course covers processes and phenomena associated with the spatial organization of housing, transportation, commercial and industrial land-use planning, as well as urban poverty, local governance, and interactions at the urban-rural fringe.
THE CINEMATIC CITY
This course examines the relationship between the city and cinema and explores how the city both real and ideal is represented in film. Covering a diverse selection of films, genres, and historical periods, the course critically explores the relationship between urban forms and cinematic representations.
CITIES, GLOBALIZATION AND PUBLIC POLICY
The course will examine the process of globalization on cities and its policy implication. In particular, the course will explore how the impact of globalization on cities may be evaluated; what benefits or problems they produce and for whom. It will conclude by looking at how public policy professionals can influence these results.
PUBLIC POLICY AND THE POLITICAL PROCESS
Policy decisions almost inevitably involve politics. This core course explores the politics of the urban political machines that dominated politics in many cities for a long time, though some might argue that thay actually had few policy interests other than to remain in power. The course examines how power is distributed in cities, and how it is used to get at the various problems confronting cities. That is, how politics affects policy. The course studies the players in the game of policy formation, and the policy process itself. While the focus may be on cities, make no mistake, politics impacts environmental policy decisions and the process of making those decisions as well.
PPS 200 and declared Public Policy Studies major are prerequisites for this course.
Communities running the gamut from small towns through urban neighborhoods to big cities are examined with reference to their structures of government, systems of political influence, and public policy issues.
DEVELOPMENT OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT
A study of the most influential contributions to our understanding of political economy broadly understood. An historical examination of the development of economic theories with special emphasis placed upon their relevance to present economic and political issues.
(ECO 105 or ECO 106), ECO 306 and (MAT 130 or equivalent) are a prerequisite for this class.
An exploration of non-U.S. urban and planning traditions, through the comparative study of the foundation, morphological change and social-political forces that shaped cities such as Paris, St. Petersburg, Istanbul, Bombay-Mumbai, and Mexico City.
HISTORY OF THE CITY OF ROME
Topics in the history of urban Rome from antiquity through the modern age.
HISTORY OF CHICAGO
A history of the founding and development of Chicago from a frontier village to a major industrial, commercial and cultural center. This course will focus on the changing lives of ordinary Chicagoans.
AMERICAN URBAN HISTORY
An overview, examining American urban life from the early days of the colonial seaport, through the rise of the smoky industrial center, to today's troubled "dual city" of the rich and the poor. Throughout the course, we will focus on how urbanization affected the lives of the diverse peoples who experienced it. We will also explore the ways in which city life contributed to changes in American culture, and to a greater acceptance of social and cultural diversity.