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Housing Studies Postbaccalaureate Certificate

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College of Design
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Contact Information
Design Graduate Program, 240 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
  • Program Type: Post-baccalaureate credit certificate/licensure/endorsement
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 15
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Housing Studies PBacc Cert
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The housing studies certificate is designed for individuals interested, or currently working, in housing related professions to expand their knowledge in areas including housing and community development, housing policy, residential environment and energy use, rural housing issues, housing management, and housing finance.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 2.80 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 1 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Some elective courses require prerequisites that may be waived with instructor permission according to University policy.
Required Course
HSG 5471 - Housing Studies Certificate Seminar (2.0 cr)
Elective Courses
Take 13 or more credit(s) from the following:
· HSG 4461 - Housing Development and Management (4.0 cr)
· HSG 4465 - Housing in a Global Perspective (3.0 cr)
· HSG 5170 - Topics in Housing Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
· HSG 5193 - Directed Study in Housing Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
· HSG 5463 - Housing Policy (3.0 cr)
· HSG 5467 - Housing and the Social Environment (4.0 cr)
· HSG 5481 - Promoting Independence in Housing and Community (3.0 cr)
· HSG 5484 - Rural Housing Issues (3.0 cr)
· HSG 8170 - Topics in Housing Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
· HSG 8180 - Professional Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
· HSG 8192 - Readings in Housing Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
· HSG 8193 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· HSG 8463 - Housing: Race and Class (3.0 cr)
· HSG 8467 - Theoretical Perspectives in Housing Studies (3.0 cr)
· DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment (2.0 cr)
· DES 8115 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
 
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HSG 5471 - Housing Studies Certificate Seminar
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Integrative seminar and "capstone" to Certificate program. Students prepare an individual career plan that focuses on application of housing studies to community/workplace. prereq: Admitted to Housing Studies Certificate Prog
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 5170 - Topics in Housing Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 32.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
In-depth investigation of a single specific topic, announced in advance. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
HSG 5193 - Directed Study in Housing Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study in Housing Studies under tutorial guidance. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
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 5467 - Housing and the Social Environment
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.
HSG 5481 - Promoting Independence in Housing and Community
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Housing, work, and community environments as they relate to aging and managing disabilities. Principles of home modification, universal design, livable communities, and assistive technology to support individuals/families.
HSG 5484 - Rural Housing Issues
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Housing issues for non-metropolitan places, small towns, and rural areas. Housing needs and policy implications for rural residents. Economic development strategies for housing availability, adequacy, and affordability.
HSG 8170 - Topics in Housing Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
In-depth investigation of topic announced in advance.
HSG 8180 - Professional Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Professional development issues/trends.
HSG 8192 - Readings in Housing Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study, review of books, and periodicals under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
HSG 8193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study in housing studies. prereq: instr consent
HSG 8463 - Housing: Race and Class
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Intersections between housing, race, and class. How housing reflects and helps to constitute racial/class difference. Housing as spatial expression of race/class. Case studies.
HSG 8467 - Theoretical Perspectives in Housing Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Investigation/evaluation of theories applied to housing. Levels of analysis. Links between theory, research questions, and methodological approaches. prereq: 5467 or DHA 5467 or instr consent
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Educational processes/methods in design studio/lecture courses. Learning styles, best practices for grading. Methods of critique. Interacting with students. Active learning. Teaching with technology. Lecture, practicum.
DES 8115 - Grant Writing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Interdisciplinary course.