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REST 394 Introduction to Real Estate and Community Development (RECD)

This course will introduce students to career paths in real estate and community development and multiple perspectives on how land use and real estate ownership, development and management impact diverse communities. This course will meet weekly and feature guest speakers who are leaders in real estate and community development.

Special information

Prerequisite: Goal 1 writing requirement or permission of the instructor and at least 30 undergraduate credits.
2 Undergraduate credits

Effective May 3, 2022 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Discuss and differentiate between various career paths in real estate.
  • Compare and contrast different neighborhood and community development organizations¿ approaches to accomplishing their missions and goals.
  • Explain how various legal, social and administrative practices marginalized diverse communities in the United States and in Minnesota.
  • Analyze a local land use or development issue and propose an actionable strategy for the issue that incorporates multiple perspectives.