Aug 10, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalogue 
2021-2022 Catalogue

Urban Studies Minor

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Heather Fitz Gibbon, Chair
Hamed Goharipour

The Urban Studies program provides both an interdisciplinary major and an offcampus urban experience for non-majors. Urban Studies is sponsored by the departments of Economics, Political Science, and Sociology and administered by a faculty committee.

The Urban Studies major allows students to gain a perspective on the different urban phenomena that crucially affect the quality of life of most Americans, and to relate their liberal education to specific and real human concerns. The Urban Studies major provides a social-scientific core from which students may elect to branch out into various curricular tracks that either broaden the disciplinary bases of urban understanding or deepen competence within a particular discipline.

Minor in Urban Studies

Consists of six courses:

Special Notes

  • Off-Campus Study: The Urban Studies Program requires one course focused on Urban Studies in a studyj abroad program (URBN 29100 Field Seminar) or a 1.0 credit Urban Internship (URBN 41000) experience.
  • To be eligible for the Urban Semester, the major must complete either URBN 10100  or one of the following: ECON 26100 , PSCI 20500 , or SOCI 20600 .
  • S/NC evaluation is not permitted for courses in the major/minor.
  • Only grades of C- or better are accepted for the major or minor.

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