Subject: Planning
Credit units: 0
Offered: Term 3 only
College: Arts and Science
Department: Geography and Planning


Students gain applied work experience at a company or organization undertaking planning or planning-related work for a minimum of 420 hours of paid employment over 3-12 months, after having reached third or fourth year standing in the Regional and Urban Planning major. Students are responsible for securing their own placement, though it must be approved by the course coordinator as suitable planning or planning-related work for enrolment in PLAN 411.0. Typically, work placements are full-time during the Spring/Summer (May-August), during the months when students are not enrolled full-time in course-work on campus. However, flexibility is applied in order to allow for part-time work over a longer duration. The Planning Work Placement gives students the opportunity to learn about professional, intellectual, organizational, and other practical issues that occur in a planning or planning-related work environment under the supervision of a suitable employer.

Prerequisite(s): 60 credit units at the University level; and permission of the Department. Restricted to students in Regional and Urban Planning.
Note: There is no tuition cost for PLAN 411.0. This is a Pass/Fail course, with little involvement, except basic administration, by USask personnel. The Pass/Fail grade is assigned by the course coordinator based on the submission of a 1-2 page final report – signed and dated by the workplace supervisor and student – at the end of the placement indicating: 1) The number of work placement hours and months during which they were completed; 2) a synopsis of work placement activities and reflections on their relationship with planning knowledge gained in the classroom, and the students professional development. Students must enroll in PLAN 411.0 as early in the work placement as possible, subject to applicable term deadlines for registration. If completion of the placement does not coincide neatly with the end of the term of registration, an ‘In Progress’ notation will be assigned until the course coordinator receives the signed final report.

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