I'm going to be applying to masters programs in urban planning (with hopefully the option of obtaining an urban design certificate) for fall of 2008. I have a double major in Government and Sociology and currently work as a paralegal at a large law firm.
I have the opportunity to take a class or two at a local college with tuition reimbursment from my employer. I was wondering if you could suggest some classes for me to take that would help my application and ultimately be helpful in grad school. Were there any classes that you wish you had taken knowing what you do now about your graduate program? I've taken intermediate microecon theory, research methods and statistics that were required for my major. I have no planning experience--would it be helpful to take classes in the urban studies department? As for urban design, would there be anything that I could take that would help me with this aspect of my interests?
I'm very new at this, so any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you all!