2006-2007 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

XII. Course Descriptions

Environmental Design and Rural Development

School of Environmental Design and Rural Planning

EDRD*1150 Landscape Design W (2-3) [0.50]
This course is an introduction to the design of the built landscape environment, with an emphasis on graphic communication skills, creativity, and the design process. Basic drawing and drafting techniques along with the principles and styles of design, landscape materials and structures, and the incorporation of plant materials will be covered.
Restriction(s): Registered in B.B.R.M.
Location(s): Ridgetown
EDRD*2050 Landscape Construction and Planning F (1-4) [0.50]
Students will be engaged in the creation of landscape structures, including plan reading and estimating. Practical skills and experience will be obtained through real-life and simulated projects, using actual materials and design scenarios taken from industry examples. Technical and professional guidance will enable students to undertake typical landscape structure layout, estimates, and installation, based on design plans and specifications. (First offering is Fall 2007)
Prerequisite(s): EDRD*1150
Restriction(s): Registered in B.B.R.M.
Location(s): Ridgetown
EDRD*3400 Sustainable Rural Communities W (2-1) [0.50]
The structure, function and trends affecting agri-food community settings including historical, ecological and social factors, institutions, agencies and change processes are discussed. The agricultural role of the Provincial Government and the contemporary impact of the agro-industrial complex on Ontario communities will be considered mainly from a comparative perspective. Related topics will include physical infrastructure, political conflicts, labour markets, settlement patterns, housing, gender relations, landscape management, quality of life, sustainability and the promotion of community leadership.
Prerequisite(s): AGR*1250 or 10.00 credits
Restriction(s): AGR*3400
EDRD*3450 Watershed Planning Practice S,F,W (3-0) [0.50]
An introduction to the principles and practice of watershed-based planning, with an emphasis on Ontario, but with reference to other parts of Canada, the U.S. and international contexts. History of water resource use and abuse, basic concepts of hydrology, water resource management, ecosystem approaches, and planning theory are also included. (Offered through distance education format only.)
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits or instructor consent
Equate(s): UNIV*3400
EDRD*3500 Recreation and Tourism Planning W (0-0) [0.50]
Application of planning theory to recreation and tourism in the private and public sectors, approaches to implementing plans, and strategies for involving stakeholders in the planning process. Focus will also be on the impact of various approaches to planning recreation and tourism. (Offered through Distance Education only.)
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits or permission of the instructor
Equate(s): UNIV*3500
EDRD*3550 Economic Development for Rural and Smaller Communities S,W (0-0) [0.50]
This course addresses the variety of challenges facing rural and smaller communities in Canada relating to livelihood creation and maintenance, employment, investment, business development, tax base maintenance and enhancement and the associated strategies for development planning and management. The roles of various agents (public, private, community, Third Sector) are addressed through the literature and case studies. The course critically examines "local" and "community" economic development, and reviews the rich Canadian experience here. The structure and dynamics of rural economies are examined. The course addresses selected methods of analysis and outlines the process of planning for, and managing, economic development at the local level. Various development organizations (e.g. cooperatives, Community Development Corporations) are examined. (Offered through Distance Education only.)
Equate(s): UNIV*3550
EDRD*4010 Tourism Planning in the Less Developed World F,W (0-0) [0.50]
This course will provide a discussion and investigation of tourism from an interdisciplinary point of view. The subject of tourism development cuts across many disciplines and is fundamental to a variety of scholars and practitioners working in tourism and development generally. While a variety of important theories and planning practices from a variety of disciplines have been selected for study, planning and community development theory will provide the overarching perspective. The features of planning theories and models stress analysis and intervention into human and environmental systems. This perspective begins with the view that tourism is a complicated human construct and as such needs to be structured and guided in order to maximize the benefits to all stakeholders in the system. (Offered through Distance Education only.)
Prerequisite(s): 5 credits
EDRD*4500 Planning Industrial Ecology S,F (0-0) [0.50]
To create ecologically informed and professionally skilled scientists, engineers, planners, and managers by providing them with: systems-analytic frameworks to critically examine processes, products, infrastructure, management systems and public policies from the perspective of environmental sustainability; and the skill set to guide the design of appropriate responses. Course requires a science background, minimum OAC Chemistry or Physics. (Offered through Distance Education only.)
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits or equivalent
Equate(s): UNIV*4500