Minor in Urban Studies
The curriculum combines a liberal arts education with a problem-solving focus, training in research methods, and practical work experience in a carefully supervised internship. Course requirements consist of two parts: core courses designed to present appropriate social science perspectives and develop the analytic tools necessary for planning and policy analysis, and electives designed to apply the basic core courses to a policy or professional focus of interest.
For a copy of the Urban Studies Advising Handbook or further information about the program and the internship, contact the Urban Studies Program.
The Minor in Urban Studies is designed to complement a wide range of majors by offering students an opportunity to develop competence in urban planning or policy analysis. The minor consists of a three course core and three specialized courses in urban planning or policy analysis. For further information, contact the Urban Studies Program.
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN URBAN STUDIES
Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Urban Studies discipline in the Announcement of Courses section).
Core courses required of all majors Units Historical and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives URBS 400 Dynamics of the American City 3 Three of the following courses: 11-12 URBS 535 Urban Economics GEOG 432 Urban Geography (4) URBS 512 Urban Politics and Community Power (4) SOC 480 Urban Sociology (4) or URBS 555 Urban Anthro- pology (4) Research Methods Sequence URBS 492 Data Analysis 4 URBS 493 Research Methods 4 Foundation Course in Policy or Planning One course chosen from the following: 4 URBS 480 Policy Analysis (4) URBS 658 Land Use Planning (4) Field Work and Practical Applications URBS 603 Public Service Internships 3 URBS 604 Internship Seminar 1 URBS 680 Senior Seminar 4 Total for core 34-35 Electives/Focus of Interest Three (3) upper division electives chosen by each student with the approval of a faculty adviser, designed to develop competence in policy or professional areas of interest. See the Urban Studies Advising Handbook for a des- cription of possible foci of interest. Possible foci 9-12 Environmental planning Policy analysis Housing and community development Health policy Land use planning Computer applications in urban analysis Urban Law Transportation Community organizing Urban Journalism Total for major 43-47
Core Courses (required of all students) Units URBS/HIST 400 Dynamics of the American City 3 URBS 492 Research Methods 3 Emphasis (select one of the emphases listed below) 13-16 Total units 20-23Emphases
Urban Policy Emphasis URBS 480 Policy Analysis 4 Three courses selected from the following: 9-11 URBS 565 Social Policy and the Family (4) URBS/LABR/PLSI 570 Urban Health Policy URBS/PLSI 580 Urban Housing Policy URBS/HED 582 Homelessness and Public Policy URBS/PLSI/SW 660 Nonprofit Organizations in Urban Life Approved substitute(s) with consent of adviser (3-4) Total for emphasis 13-15 Urban Planning Emphasis URBS/GEOG 658 Land Use Planning 4 Three courses selected from the following: 11-12 URBS/GEOG 655 Urban Environemntal Design (4) URBS/PLSI 580 Urban Housing URBS/GEOG 433 Urban Transportation (4) URBS/PLSI 513/GEOG 654 Politics, Law, and the Urban Environ- ment (4) URBS/GEOG 652 Environmental Impact Analysis (4) Approved substitute(s) with consent of adviser (3-4) Total for emphasis 15-16
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