Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies
The bachelor of arts (B.A.) program is an interdisciplinary course of study in which students gain a firm grounding in knowledge about cities and metropolitan areas, their history and spatial patterns, social, economic, and political life, and their greatest challenges and opportunities.
We study cities around the world as well as in our own backyard to understand city life and find solutions to urban problems. Classes examine cities and their regions in historical context and in an international and comparative manner. Students will examine economic, political and cultural concerns, and explore practical solutions to current urban problems. As a highly interdisciplinary program, students are required to take courses in at least five separate disciplines, but may, with elective requirements, take courses in many more disciplines.
The urban studies bachelor's degree prepares students for:
- Advanced training in traditional academic disciplines, or professional activities with an urban orientation
- Advanced training in specialized academic disciplines with urban foci, including law, public administration, and urban planning
- Wide variety of vocations present in an urban setting
- Citizenship in an urban world
All links are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.
|US 2000/GPH 2000||Introduction to Urban Studies (HIS 2000, PS 2000)||In-class||Patrick Cooper-McCann|
|US 2000/GPH 2000||Introduction to Urban Studies (HIS 2000, PS 2000)||In-class||Jeff Horner|
|US 2000/GPH 2000||Introduction to Urban Studies (HIS 2000, PS 2000)||Online||Jeff Horner|
|US 2000/GPH 2000||Introduction to Urban Studies (HIS 2000, PS 2000)||In-class||Kami Pothukuchi|
|US 2000/GPH 2000||Introduction to Urban Studies (HIS 2000, PS 2000)||Online||Benjamin Tallerico|
|US 4510||Cities and Regions||In-class||Jeff Horner|
|GPH 3130||Introductory Urban Geography||In-class||Department|
|GPH 3600/UP 6700||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems||In-class||Carolyn Loh|
|GPH 3600/UP 6700||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems||Online||Alex Bellak|
|GPH 3600/UP 6700||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems||In-class||Daryl LaFlamme|
|UP 5820||Urban and Regional Economics||In-class||John Sase|
|GPH 3900/US 3900||Urban Visualization||In-class||Laura Foxman|
|GPH 3900/US 3999||Introduction to Architectural Studies||In-class||Department|
|GPH 4600/UP 6830||Advanced Geographic Information Systems||In-class||Department|
|UP 3530/US 3530||Urban and Regional Planning (meets with UP 5110)||In-class||Patrick Cooper-McCann|
|UP 4460||Sustainable Cities||In-class||Allison Laskey|
|UP 5010||Resources and Communication in Planning||In-class||Carolyn Loh|
|UP 5110||Urban Planning Process (meets with UP 3530/US 3530)||In-class||Patrick Cooper-McCann|
|US 3550/UP 5999||Public Health and the City||Online||Alex Hill|
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