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Housing and Community Development Minor

DHA Housing Studies
College of Design
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2015
  • Required credits in this minor: 15
The Housing and Community Development Undergraduate Minor allows students to study shelter in its multiple dimensions. Courses from which to select include content in physical, social, economic, and psychological aspects of housing in urban, rural, and global communities; public policy; building systems and sustainability; housing development and financing; multifamily housing management; analysis of housing data; and housing for select populations.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Minor Courses
HSG 1461 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
HSG 3462 - Housing and Community Development (3.0 cr)
Take 3 or more course(s) from the following:
· HSG 4461 - Housing Development and Management (4.0 cr)
· HSG 4465 - Housing in a Global Perspective (3.0 cr)
· HSG 3482 {Inactive} [TS] (3.0 cr)
· HSG 5463 - Housing Policy (3.0 cr)
· HSG 4467W - Housing and the Social Environment [WI] (4.0 cr)
· HSG 5464 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· HSG 5481 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· HSG 5484 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
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HSG 3462 - Housing and Community Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Meaning/significance of neighborhood/community, residential neighborhood change, impact of housing on neighborhood conditions. Gentrification, displacement, racial segregation, suburbanization, community-based revitalization.
HSG 4461 - Housing Development and Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Housing development process/financing. Management of multifamily housing. Emphasizes housing for low-income families/specific populations (e.g., older residents).
HSG 4465 - Housing in a Global Perspective
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Demographic changes, economic connections, and public policies for housing around the world. Sustainable development, rural-to-urban migration, land distribution, economic globalization, and civil conflict and war.
HSG 5463 - Housing Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00988
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Institutional/environmental settings that make up housing policy in the United States. Competing ideas about solving housing problems through public intervention in the market. Federal/local public sector responses to housing problems. prereq: [[2401 or DHA 2401], [2463 or DHA 2463]] or instr consent
HSG 4467W - Housing and the Social Environment (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01739
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Housing choices in context of social environment. Emphasizes special needs of elderly, disabled, minorities, large families, female-headed households, and low-income households. Students conduct a post-occupancy evaluation of housing.