Library Course Assessment for
Geography 363, 391 & 440
May 12, 2005
revised May 27, 2005 & July 6, 2005

363 | 391 | 440 | Totals

GEOG 363

This is the Library’s assessment for Geography 363 Urban Planning and Policy. This course will first be offered at the SFU Vancouver Campus in the Spring of 2006 and annually thereafter with an expected enrollment of 45-54 students.

Monographs

The Library has been actively collecting in this area, and has built up a solid core collection of materials for this course. However, the following items from the course reading list should be purchased for the Belzberg collection.

The challenge of slums : global report on human settlements, 2003 $48 (1 copy @ BEN)
Towards cosmopolis : planning for multicultural cities (2@ BEN - move one copy to BEL)
Megacity saga : democracy and citizenship in this global age $60 (1 copy @ BEN)
Planning theory for practitioners $67
Rationality and power : democracy in practice $55 (1 copy @ BEN)
Planning in the public domain : from knowledge to action (3 copies @ BEN - move one copy to BEL)
Collaborative planning : shaping places in fragmented societies $92 (1 copy @ BEN)
Making equity planning work $28
Planning for a sustainable future $159 (1 copy @ BEN)
Cities and governance : new directions in Latin America, Asia and Africa $12 (1 copy @ BEN)
Planning: Rethinking Ciudad Guayana This book is out of print. Estimated cost: $45
Implementation : how great expectations in Washington are dashed in Oakland (2 copies @ BEN -- move one copy to BEL)
Conscience of the eye : the design and social life of cities from the Middle Ages to the present This book is out of print. Estimated cost: $39 (1 copy @ BEN)
Just and lasting change : when communities own their futures $26 (1 copy @ BEN)
Change and continuity in spatial planning : metropolitan planning in Cape Town under political transition $117 (1 copy @ BEN)

Monographs sub-total: $748

In addition, the Library's book collection was assessed using Library of Congress subject headings for the topics covered by this course. Related subject headings and SFU Belzberg Library holdings are listed below.

City planning 51 (out of 412)
Community development Urban 8 (out of 21)
Community development Urban Canada (7 at BEN)
Land use, urban 3 (out of 26)
Regional Planning 3 (out of 198)
Urban Policy 16 (out of 51)
Urbanization 20 (out of 134)

Current collections activity is sufficient to support this course.

Serials

Between Belzberg and Bennett Library, there is a core collection of Urban Studies journals, including the following.

Berkeley planning journal
Built environment
Canadian journal of urban research
Cityscape : a journal of policy development and research
Community development journal
Environment and planning B: planning and design
Environment and urbanization
European urban and regional studies
Housing studies

International journal of urban and regional research
Journal of planning education and research
Journal of urban affairs
The Journal of urban technology
Journal of the American planning association
Local government studies
Public administration review
Public policy and administration
Urban affairs review
Urban ecosystems
Urban geography
Urban history
Urban review
Urban studies

The following Journal on the reading list for this course is not available at the SFU Library and a subscription will need to be acquired:

Planning theory $498
The cost of this journal can be shared with Urban Studies.

Serials sub-total: $166

Bibliographic tools: ABI/Inform, Geobase, Humanities and Social Science Index, PAIS, Sociofile, etc. all provided by current Library licenses, will be useful for locating resources for this course. No additional bibliographic tools are needed.

GEOG 391

This is the Library’s assessment for Geography 391: Qualitative Research Methods. This course will first be offered on the Burnaby Mountain Campus in Fall 2006 and annually thereafter with an estimated enrollment of 20-54 students.

Monographs

The Library has been actively collecting in this area, and has a solid core collection of materials for this course. However, the following items from the course reading list are not in our collection and should be purchased.

SAGE handbook of qualitative research $159
Feminist geography in practice : research and methods $89
Research methods in the social sciences $120
How to think like a social scientist $45

The Library will also need to build our resources associated with NVivo and the following titles are suggested:

Gibbs, Graham, 1948- Qualitative data analysis : explorations with NVivo / Graham R. Gibbs. (Understanding social research) Open Univ.Pr.. 0335200842. L1-587063. 2002. UK. Spiral/ring/portfolio. $54

Bazeley, Patricia. The NVivo qualitative project book Sage Publications Inc. 0761969993. B6-578643. 2000. UK. $140

Richards, Lyn, 1944- Using NVivo in qualitative research / Lyn Richards SAGE PRESS (CA). 0761965246. X4-T77682. 1999. US. Cloth. $127

Monographs sub-total: $734 due to the inter-disciplinary nature of these titles, the Library will purchase them out of general funds.

Serials

The Library has adequate serial holdings to support this course.

Bibliographic tools: Geobase, Humanities and Social Science Index, Sociofile, etc. all provided by current Library licenses, will be useful for locating resources for this course. No additional bibliographic tools are needed.

GEOG 440

This is the Library’s assessment for Geography 440: Law and Geography. This course will first be offered on the Burnaby Mountain Campus in Spring 2006 and annually thereafter with an estimated enrollment of 20 students.

Monographs

The Library has been actively collecting in this area, and has a solid core collection of materials for this course. However, the following items from the course reading list are not in our collection and should be purchased.

The Canadian Legal System $53
The Common Place of Law: Stories from Everyday Life $51
Law in Everyday Life $60
Democracy, citizenship and the global city $135

Monographs sub-total: $299

Serials

The Library has adequate serial holdings to support this course.

Bibliographic tools: LawSource, Geobase, Humanities and Social Science Index, Sociofile, etc. all provided by current Library licenses, will be useful for locating resources for this course. No additional bibliographic tools are needed.

Total one-time funds for GEOG 363, 391, and 440: $1,781
           The Library will cover these one-time costs out of general Library funds.

Serial costs: $249 - to be transfered from Geography allocation for monographs in Library collections budget

Owned by: Patty Gallilee
Last revised: 2015-07-03