Urban Studies Minor
Coordinator: David Kaplan
The Urban Studies minor provides an understanding of cities, towns, urban life, economic and social relations. It focuses on cities as distinctive entities and explores the meaning and function of cities in the larger society. Urban Studies also demonstrates how the growth and development of cities and towns may be conceived and guided using methods from a variety of disciplines. Total credit hours required: 18
Group A: Choose 3 from this list (9 credits)
- ECON 42081: Urban Economics1 (3)
- GEOG 36065: Cities and Urbanization (DIVG) (3)
- GEOG 46070: Urban and Regional Planning (3)
- POL 30450: Urban Politics and Policy2 (3)
- SOC 32673: Urban Sociology3 (3)
Group B: Choose 3 from this list (9 credits): *
- ARCH 45630: Introduction to Landscape Architecture (3)
- ECON 32084: Economics of the Environment (3)
- GEOG 45085: Urban Transportation (3)
- GEOG 46080: Urban Sustainability (3)
- GEOG 46081: Seminar in Urban Geography (3)
- GEOG 49075: GIS: Urban and Economic Applications (3)
- POL 30301: Intro to Public Administration (3)
- PH 40200: The Built Environment (3)
- Internship4 (3)
* Unused courses from Group A may also be used to fulfill the Group B requirements. Some courses have prerequisites. Consult the Course Descriptions.
1 Students in this minor can have the Macroeconomics prerequisite for this course waived by contacting the Department of Economics.
2 Students in this minor can have the prerequisite for this course waived by contacting the Department of Sociology.
3 Students in this minor can have the prerequisite for this course waived by contacting the Department of Political Science.
4 Internship Credits can come from the participating departments of Economics, Geography, Sociology, Political Science and other departments as approved by the program coordinator.