University of Guelph 1998-99 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs

Housing and Real Estate Management

Department of Consumer Studies, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

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 [0.50] Marketing
26-180 [0.50] Housing and Community Planning
36-120 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
80-120 [0.50] Dynamics of Behaviour
[0.50] elective

Semester 2

26-140 [0.50] Introduction to Design
36-110 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
63-100 [0.50] Introductory Calculus I
85-250 [0.50] Management in Organizations
[0.50] elective

Semester 3

02-222 [0.50] Financial Accounting
26-281 [0.50] Social Aspects of Housing
36-231 [0.50] Intermediate Microeconomics
89-208 [0.50] Introductory Applied Statistics I
[0.50] elective

Semester 4

02-223 [0.50] Management Accounting
26-202 [0.50] Information Management
26-282 [0.50] Housing Finance
89-209 [0.50] Introductory Applied Statistics II
[0.50] elective

Semester 5

26-303 [0.50] Research Methods
26-484 [0.50] Housing and Real Estate Law
26-485 [0.50] Housing Policies
36-241 [0.50] Intermediate Macroeconomics
36-350 [0.50] Urban Economics

Semester 6

26-486 [0.50] Housing Industry Structure and Process
36-356 [0.50] Theory of Finance
78-225 [0.50] Public Administration
78-230 [0.50] Canadian Government
[0.50] elective

Semester 7

26-482 [0.50] Real Estate Appraisal
36-351 [0.50] Money, Credit and the Financial System
59-282 [0.50] Urban and Regional Planning
[1.00] elective

Semester 8

26-389 [0.50] Property Management
26-481 [0.50] Housing Services Systems
78-327 [0.50] Local Government in Ontario
[1.00] elective


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 [0.50] Personal and Financial Management
26-230 [0.50] Technology and the Consumer
26-387 [0.50] Topics in Housing
26-402 [0.50] Research in Consumer Studies
45-120 [0.50] People, Places and Spatial Organization
45-223 [0.50] Economic Geography
49-214 [0.50] Building the Modern City
59-241 [0.50] Site Engineering

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