Urban Studies Minor
Students interested in urban studies should contact Jill Pearlman, senior lecturer in environmental studies.
Requirements for the Minor in Urban Studies
Urban Studies minors should have an understanding of cities as taking diverse forms across time and place, and as involving distinctive structures, infrastructures, cultures, politics, and modes of social life. While students will likely gravitate toward a particular disciplinary approach, those completing the minor will have exposure to the historical development and transformation of cities; the social and political problems of urban life; and the history, planning, and design of the built environment.
The minor consists of five courses.
|Choose one introductory survey course from the following:||1|
|City, Anti-City, and Utopia: Building Urban America|
|Gotham: The History of a Modern City|
|Cities of the Global South|
|Cities and Society|
|One humanities course or one social science course listed as Urban Studies, depending on the discipline of the Introductory Survey. If introductory survey is in the humanities, the student must complete a social science Urban Studies Course. Students who take a social science introductory survey must take a humanities course. c||2|
|One non-US based course listed as Urban Studies c||1|
|Two electives listed as Urban Studies c||1|
For more information about courses that might meet this requirement, please click here.
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