Feb 20, 2018
The Urban Studies minor requires a total of 18 credits. A total of three courses can be used to count for both a student’s major, another minor, and the Urban Studies minor. However, 3 upper-level Urban Studies courses (300 or above) courses must be used exclusively to meet the minor requirements (ie. cannot also meet major or other minor requirements).
All Urban Studies courses may also count for Distribution and University Studies requirements.
New approved courses are added every semester, so interested students should check with the Urban Studies Director for up-to-date lists.
A minor must be completed at the time of the degree and will be so noted in the student’s transcript. A student cannot be readmitted to the University to complete only a minor.
Required Foundation Course (3 credits)
URB 201: City Life: Introduction to Urban Studies
URB 201 may also be used by History and Sociology/Anthropology majors to meet major elective requirements. (Note that courses counting for a major may not be used to meet Distribution requirements.) It also meets the CAS Humanities OR Social Science distribution requirements and the University Studies 4B requirement.
Elective Courses (12 credits)
Urban Studies minors must complete 12 elective credits, at least 9 of which must be numbered 300 or higher. Elective courses include all courses on the approved Urban Studies Elective list. Additional courses may be substituted at the discretion of the Urban Studies Director. Electives must include courses from a minimum of two different departments. Courses marked with an * are variable topics courses and approval as an Urban Studies elective will depend upon the particular topic of the course.
Capstone Elective (3 credits)
The capstone elective course must be either a 300- or 400-level course from the Urban Studies Electives list or a relevant substitution. Urban Studies minors must get prior approval from the Urban Studies Director for the choice of capstone elective.
- ARH 322 - Art of the City Credits: 3
- ECO 461 - Urban Economics Credits: 3
- ENL 200 - Studies in Literature Credits: 3
- ENL 214 - African American Literature Credits: 3
- ENL 218 - Literature & Society Credits: 3
- ENL 226 - Multicultural Am Lit Credits: 3
- ENL 246 - Women Writers Credits: 3
- ENL 276 - Contemporary International Films Credits: 3
- ENL 377 - Special Topics in Film and Video Credits: 3
- ENL 4xx – Seminar in American, British, Global Literature
* ENL 258 pre-req for 300+-level courses; topics courses depend on topic.
- ENL 385 - Topics in Multicultural Literature Credits: 3
- ENL 390 - Topics in Literary Studies Credits: 3
- HST 205 - African-American History I Credits: 3
- HST 206 - African American History II Credits: 3
- HST 300 - Topics American History Credits: 3
- HST 314 - History of Urban America Credits: 3
- HST 320 - Topics in European History Credits: 3
- HST 331 - The Renaissance Credits: 3
- HST 343 - Hist Greek Civilization Credits: 3
- HST 348 - The American Dream: Inequality and Opportunity in the Modern US Credits: 3
- HST 401 - Seminar:American History Credits: 3
* Topics courses depend on topic offered.
- PSC 239 - African American Politics Credits: 3
- PSC 242 - Ethnic Politics Credits: 3
- PSC 315 - Public Policy in America Credits: 3
- PHY 419 - Advanced Traffic Engineering Credits: 3
Sociology and Anthropology
- SOA 307 - The Ideal Society and the State Credits: 3
- SOA 332 - Portuguese in Americas Credits: 3
- SOA 334 - Food, Feast, and Famine Credits: 3
- SOA 367 - Culture, Power, and Inequality in a Globalized World Credits: 3
- SOA 378 - Urban Issues and Public Policy Credits: 3
- SOA 383 - Migration, Citizenship, and Belonging Credits: 3
- SOA 384 - Gender, Race, and Justice in the Americas Credits: 3
- SOA 386 - Sustainability in Action Credits: 3