We take advantage of the size and expertise of The Ohio State University. Through a multi-disciplinary collaboration our students can take courses in business, urban planning, law, architecture, construction management, engineering, environmental resources, geography. All are taught by world-class faculty in their own area of expertise.
We have created a list of suggested multi-disciplinary courses to enhance student’s education in real estate. Please remember that all courses should be taken with the consultation of your academic advisor to tailor the best education plan for you. For any of the courses offered outside the Fisher College of Business inquiries about enrollment permission, when courses are offered, who the instructor is, etc. should be directed to the school or college which administers the course.
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Business Courses in Real Estate
7240 Real Estate I
Term: Spring I
7240 Real Estate II
Term: Spring II
3400 Introduction to Real Estate
Term: Autumn and Spring
4410 Real Estate Finance
Term: Autumn and Sprin
4411 Real Estate Management
4412 Real Estate Law
4413 Real Estate Planning & Development
4414 Real Estate Strategy & Emerging Trends
City & Regional Planning Courses
Knowlton School of Architecture - Knowlton Hall
These multi-faceted disciplines both enhance and sustain natural and man-made settings, ranging from buildings and sites to neighborhoods, cities, and regions, all of which are subject to diverse and conflicting economic, social, ecological, cultural, and aesthetic objectives and constraints. To do so, these disciplines borrow from the arts and the sciences, calling for creativity and imagination in design and planning at various scales, and for technical skills in understanding the environments in which we live and forecasting how they might evolve.
C&R PLAN 607: Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems U G 4
Basic principles of geographic and land information systems and their use in spatial analysis and information management. Cross-listed in Civil Engineering, Geodetic Science, Geography, Geological Sciences, and Natural Resources.
C&R PLAN 731: Outlines Of Urban Design U G 3
Urban design as an area of specialization in urban planning; theories and processes in urban design; evaluation of criteria.
C&R PLAN 745: Physical Elements Of Urban Development U G 5
Physical components of urban areas; residential, commercial, industrial, pedestrian, and vehicular circulation; other community facilities; analysis of design criteria and standards.
C&R PLAN 750: Resolving Social Conflict G 4
A multidisciplinary examination of social conflict, its dynamics, and its negotiated and consensual resolution; offers a broad-based framework for diagnosing and managing conflict; applied to legal, environmental, organizational, and geopolitical conflicts.
C&R PLAN 752: Urban Planning For Housing U G 3
Introduction to urban planning for housing including the meaning and importance of housing, housing markets, demographics, supply, finance and policy. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of the instructor.
C&R PLAN 761: Land-Use Controls U G 4
Legal basis of land-use controls in the United States, provisions, procedures and issues in zoning, subdivision regulation, urban renewal, building and housing codes, and acquisition of real property for public use.
Civil Engineering Courses
College of Engineering - Hitchcock Hall
CIVIL EN 540 Civil and Environmental Engineering Systems U G 4
Basic concepts and methods of systems engineering and applications to civil engineering problems in transportation and water resources planning, structural design, and construction management. 4 cl. Prereq: Civil En 405. Not open to students with credit for Civil En 540. Cross-listed in Environmental Engineering.
CIVIL EN 570 Transportation Engineering and Analysis U G 4
CIVIL EN 604 Terrain Analysis U G 4
CIVIL EN 607 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems U G 5
CIVIL EN 685 Deterministic Construction Estimating and Pricing U G 4
CIVIL EN 686 Construction Contracts and Claims U G 4
CIVIL EN 760 Civil and Environmental Engineering Planning U G 5
Water resource planning process, benefit-cost analysis; environmental, economic, and social impacts of civil engineering projects; project selection; and case studies in water resources, transportation, and energy. 5 cl. Prereq: 516 or Civil En 516. Not open to students with credit for Civil En 760. Odd years. Cross-listed in Environmental Engineering.
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Construction Systems Management Courses
Construction Systems Management - Department of Food, Agriculture and Biological Engineering, Agricultural Engineering Bldg
Construction Systems Management (CSM) is the planning, construction, and management of dwellings, service structures, and other permanent facilities. The systems approach to curriculum in the CSM specialty provides understanding of land acquisition and development, social, environmental and legal factors, as well as financial management and marketing.
This option will provide the student with a background in the technical and managerial aspects of construction. In a construction firm, one might plan the construction operations of a new project. This would include site layout, sequencing and scheduling of tasks, temporary structures, equipment selection, work organization, materials management, and environmental safeguards.
The Construction Systems Management curriculum includes site surveying and preparation, data analysis, an introduction to architectural structures, wood and steel construction design, technical drawing, blueprint reading, CAD, estimating, safety, professional development, and management.
CONSYSMT 440 Construction Surveying and Site Development U 5
Terms: Summer, Autumn, Spring
CONSYSMT 441 Construction Drawings and Estimating U 5
Terms: Autumn, Winter, Spring
CONSYSMT 540 Estimating and Scheduling U G 4
Terms: Autumn, Winter, Spring
CONSYSMT 641 Construction Project Management U G 3
Terms: Autumn, Winter, Spring
CONSYSMT 642 Construction Control - Contracts and Documents U G 3
Terms: Autumn, Winter, Spring
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Real Estate Law Courses
Michael E. Moritz College of Law - Drinko Hall
The credits contained on the listing below are semester credit hours. The equivalent number of quarter credit hours can be determined by multiplying the semester hours by one and one-half.
LAW 505 – Property Law G P 4
Acquisition, incidents, and transfer of ownership; possessory, concurrent, marital, and future interests, and contractual modification of these results.
LAW 621 - Real Estate Finance P 1-4
The course covers two major areas: real estate transactions and real estate finance. The transactions portion covers real estate contracts, rights and liabilities of real estate brokers and the recording acts. The finance portion examines advanced real estate financing, emphasizing mortgages, deeds of trust, installment land contracts, rights and remedies of borrowers and lenders, and contemporary financing innovations.
LAW 645 - Real Estate Development P 1-4
The course will take a practical, “hands on” approach to the multi-faceted area of real estate development law. Case studies based on actual, “real world” projects will serve as the backdrop for our examination of the myriad of legal disciplines that a real estate development lawyer needs to master in order to be successful. Disciplines explored will range from traditional real estate topics such as the leasing, acquisition and conveyance of real property to tax, partnership, bankruptcy, environmental, finance, ethics and public policy considerations.
We will examine the role a lawyer plays during each stage of the life cycle of a real estate project, with particular emphasis being placed on how a lawyer’s actions and judgments can serve to enhance (or detract from) the ultimate success of a real estate deal. Mock negotiations by students (utilizing the actual documents used on the projects on which the case studies are based) and presentations by guest speakers from around the real estate world (lawyers, developers and governmental representatives) will be among the techniques used to teach students to think like real estate development lawyers.
LAW 694 Z - Landlord/Tenant Law P 1-4
This course will provide a survey of residential landlord and tenant law with a primary focus on Ohio law. The course will briefly look at the federal law regarding fair housing and subsidized housing issues. The course will focus on practical applications of the law and will primarily be taught using problems, hypothetical scenarios and through role play. Students will be graded on participation, attendance and practice related written components.
LAW 794 D - Commercial Leasing P G 1-6
The course will be a focused study of the various business and legal considerations which drive the leasing of a commercial real estate project. We will examine the material provisions of a variety of lease documents, including office, industrial, retail and ground leases. The students will be given ample opportunity throughout the semester to review, negotiate, draft and revise the provisions of a commercial real estate lease.
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