Office of the Registrar
Division of Lifelong Learning (2011/2012)
4.6 Regional Policy and Development

Courses in the Certificate in Regional Policy and Development are designated by RPD.

1800

Community and Regional Policy and Development

introduces the student to the interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder nature of regional policy and development. The course will provide the student with a contextual framework to integrate existing knowledge and experiences as well as future studies within the field. The student will learn to utilize practical tools and approaches to overcome regional policy and development challenges.

CH: 5

UL: applicable only towards the Certificate in Regional Policy and Development

2800

Regional Policy and Planning

examines public policy and planning relating to regional development at the sub-provincial, local or other functional region levels, with an emphasis on the interactions between levels of government and between government and non-government policy players in the ever-broadening spectrum of governance. It includes proactive programs intended to impact sectors, regions and labor markets, and it includes the unintended impacts governments can have as they consider the myriad of interests and pressures that influence decision making in a democracy. This course includes the incremental evolution of public policy through conventions and practices; through government statements and ‘positions’; and through the ideologically-informed platforms of parties that form governments, and of the industry, labor and non-governmental organization positions on related issues that form public discourse.

PR: RPD 1800

UL: applicable only towards the Certificate in Regional Policy and Development

3000

Community Field Placement

is a one semester period of practical community-based work designed to provide experience in policy analysis, strategic planning, researching and evaluating opportunities, proposal writing, project management or other topics related to regional policy and development. Students will work in an environment that is interdisciplinary and has multiple stakeholders with competing interests. Students will learn to apply the skills they have acquired in the completion of certificate program coursework to real-life regional policy and development challenges.

PR: Successful completion of all other course work towards the Certificate in Regional Policy and Development, or approval from the Division of Lifelong Learning.

UL: applicable only towards the Certificate in Regional Policy and Development

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).