Local Government 2: Planning, Land Use, and Growth
Current issues facing local governments, including planning, land use and zoning, annexation, growth and sprawl, economic development, and other contemporary issues.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
Course Outcomes: 

Ethical Decisions

  • Develop ability to apply faith-based characteristics, ethics, and morals in local government decision making.

Effective Communication

  • Experience making a presentation to a city council/planning commission in a real life public meeting.

Data Management

  • Develop ability to gather real and original data from various agencies and individuals in local government.

Governmental Management Practices

  • Obtain a comprehensive understanding of the theory and practices of city and regional planning.


  • Develop skills to communicate and collaborate with individuals from other disciplines (i.e. managers, engineers, planners, etc.).