University of Guelph 1999-2000 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

COST*1000 [0.50] Marketing
COST*1800 [0.50] Housing and Community Planning
ECON*1200 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
PSYC*1200 [0.50] Dynamics of Behaviour
0.50 elective

Semester 2

COST*1400 [0.50] Introduction to Design
ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
MATH*1000 [0.50] Introductory Calculus I *
ISS*2500 [0.50] Management in Organizations
0.50 elective

Semester 3

AGEC*2220 [0.50] Financial Accounting
COST*2810 [0.50] Social Aspects of Housing
ECON*2310 [0.50] Intermediate Microeconomics
STAT*2080 [0.50] Introductory Applied Statistics I
0.50 elective

Semester 4

AGEC*2230 [0.50] Management Accounting
COST*2020 [0.50] Information Management
COST*2820 [0.50] Housing Finance
STAT*2090 [0.50] Introductory Applied Statistics II
0.50 elective

Semester 5

COST*3030 [0.50] Research Methods
COST*4840 [0.50] Housing and Real Estate Law
COST*4850 [0.50] Housing Policies
ECON*2410 [0.50] Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON*3500 [0.50] Urban Economics

Semester 6

COST*4860 [0.50] Housing Industry Structure and Process
LARC*2820 [0.50] Urban and Regional Planning
POLS*2250 [0.50] Public Administration
POLS*2300 [0.50] Canadian Government
0.50 elective

Semester 7

COST*4820 [0.50] Real Estate Appraisal
ECON*3510 [0.50] Money, Credit and the Financial System
ECON*3560 [0.50] Theory of Finance
1.00 elective

Semester 8

COST*3890 [0.50] Property Management
COST*4810 [0.50] Housing Services Systems
POLS*3270 [0.50] Local Government in Ontario
1.00 elective

*students who are exceptionally strong in mathematics may substitute either MATH*1080 or MATH*1200


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:

COST*2100 [0.50] Personal Financial Management
COST*2300 [0.50] Technology and the Consumer
COST*3870 [0.50] Topics in Housing
COST*4020 [0.50] Research in Consumer Studies
GEOG*1200 [0.50] People, Places and Spatial Organization
GEOG*2230 [0.50] Economic Geography
HIST*2140 [0.50] Building the Modern City
LARC*2410 [0.50] Site Engineering

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