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Urban Studies

Degree Requirements

The urban and regional studies minor requires the completion of five courses (15 credits) including the following:
URB 101 Introduction to Urban Studies   
Two courses from the list of Urban and Regional Studies Dedicated Courses   
Two courses from the list of Urban and Regional Studies Allied Courses   

Students intending to pursue the minor should meet with the director of the program to develop an official Plan of Study for completing the five-course requirement. Each plan will adhere to the two following curricular regulations:
•    Consistent with the interdisciplinary nature of the minor, three of the five courses listed on the Plan of Study must come from outside the student’s major.
•    Within the 15-credit requirement, at least one course listed on the Plan of Study shall serve as a capstone course and/or experience. This requirement may be met in two ways:

1.  One 400-level course from the dedicated or allied course lists may be used to fulfill the requirement.
2.    A 400-level internship, directed study course, or departmental honors project, which has been approved by the director, may be used to fulfill this requirement. This approval will come after the faculty supervisor of the 400-level internship, course or project and the director of the Urban and Regional Studies minor have reached an agreement on how the 400-level course will meet the capstone expectations of the Urban and Regional Studies minor. If this option is pursued, the director waives three credits from either the dedicated or allied course requirements.

Required Courses

URB 101

Dedicated Courses

URB/SOC 233 Sociology of the City
URB/EDU 303 Multicultural Literacy for Urban Education
URB/PSC 322 Urban Politics
URB/ECO 430 Urban Economics

Allied Courses

ECO 427 Public Finance
PSC 221 State and Local Government
PSC 331 Public Administration
PSY 215 Child and Adolescent Psychology
PSY 280 Abnormal/Normal Psychology
PSY 302 Personality
SOC 241 Social Inequality
SOC 265 Population/Demography
SOC 406 Race/Ethnicity, Gender and Class    
URB 244 Race and Ethnic Relations
URB 323 The Social Production of Space
URB 335 Economics of Poverty
URB 412 Philosophy Seminar: Philosophy and Architecture
URB 391-399 Special Topics Seminar

 


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