University of Guelph 1997-98 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs

Housing and Real Estate Management

Department of Consumer Studies, College of Family and Consumer Studies

The Housing and Real Estate Management major in the B.Comm program offers a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of housing, focusing on the delivery of housing services, the management of housing and real estate and on the economic and social policy context.

The major shares a common core with other majors in the B.Comm program. The focus of the major is on the development of conceptual analytical and management skills required for professional careers in the field of housing and real estate management.

Students in the major study housing and real estate in the context of an assemblage of physical, financial, legal, political and social elements, making linkages between and among elements and then use this knowledge to apply to the management and analysis of housing services systems, and the appraisal of housing policy.

Students graduate with a degree leading to a variety of professional positions in the public and private sectors or to continued graduate work in business, planning or the social sciences.

Students in the Housing and Real Estate Management major are required to take the courses listed below. In addition, some may wish to make use of groupings of elective courses in order to pursue individual interests or develop additional focus. A list of suggested electives follows the description of required courses.


Semester 1

26-100 Marketing
26-180 Housing and Community Planning
36-120 Introductory Microeconomics
80-120 Dynamics of Behaviour
One elective.

Semester 2

26-140 Introduction to Design
36-110 Introductory Macroeconomics
63-100 Introductory Calculus I
85-250 Management in Organizations
One elective.

Semester 3

02-222 Financial Accounting
26-281 Social Aspects of Housing
36-231 Intermediate Microeconomics
89-208 Introductory Applied Statistics I
One elective.

Semester 4

02-223 Management Accounting
26-202 Information Management
26-282 Housing Finance
89-209 Introductory Applied Statistics II
One elective.

Semester 5

26-303 Research Methods
26-484 Housing and Real Estate Law
26-485 Housing Policies
36-241 Intermediate Macroeconomics
36-350 Urban Economics

Semester 6

26-486 Housing Industry Structure and Process
36-356 Theory of Finance
78-225 Public Administration
78-230 Canadian Government
One elective.

Semester 7

26-482 Real Estate Appraisal
36-351 Money, Credit and the Financial System
59-282 Urban and Regional Planning
Two electives.

Semester 8

26-389 Property Management
26-481 Housing Services Systems
78-327 Local Government in Ontario
Two electives.


The following is a listing of courses related to housing and real estate offered at Guelph which may be of interest to students selecting their electives. Though not exhaustive, it reflects the wealth and depth of scholarly activity in the area:

26-210 Personal and Family Finance
26-230 Technology and the Consumer
26-387 Topics in Housing
26-402 Research in Consumer Studies
45-120 People, Places and Spatial Organization
45-223 Economic Geography
49-214 Building the Modern City
59-241 Site Engineering

1998-99 Undergraduate Calendar
X--Degree Programs
Bachelor of Commerce-- B.Comm

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