Urban Studies

Major Requirements

The Urban Studies major requires 40 hours of coursework according to the following distribution.

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Core (28 credit hours)

URBN 112 The Social Life of Cities (2)
URBN 231 Chicago (2)
URBN/BITH 376 Theologies of Transformation: Public & Political Theologies in Urban Context (4)
URBN 399 Pre-Field Preparation (0)
URBN/Other 496 Internship (8)
URBN 494 Advanced Urban Studies Seminar (2)
SOC 364 Urban Sociology (4)

6 credits of the following courses

ANTH 364 The City Dwellers (4)
URBN 362 Global Cities (4)
URBN/PSCI 385 Urban Politics (2)
B/EC 347 Urban Economics (2)

Research Design (2-4 credit hours)

PSCI 215 Political Research (2)
SOC 482 Social Research (4)

Research Methods (4 credit hours)

ANTH 285 Ethnographic Theory and Method (4)
AHS 391 Community-Based Research in Urban Public Health (4)
B/EC 375 Econometrics for Business and Economics (4)
MATH 263 Introduction to Statistics (4)
GEOL 371 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (2)
GEOL 372 GIS Practicum (2)
SOC 383 Statistics (4)

Electives (4-8 credit hours)

AHS 378 Community Health and the Urban Environment (4)
ANTH 364 The City Dwellers (4)
ART 329 Community Art (3)
ART 351 History of Art and Architecture II (4)
B/EC 347 Urban Economics (2)
HIST 455 American Urban History (4)
PSCI 355 Race and the Politics of Welfare (2)
SOC 337 Racial and Ethnic Relations (4)
SOC 355 Social Class and Inequality (4)
SOC 359 American Suburbanization (4)
SOC 364 Urban Sociology (4)
URBN 352 Topics in Urban Studies (2)
URBN 354 Topics in Urban Studies (4)
URBN 362 Global Cities (4)
URBN 371  Race, Poverty and Reconciliation (4)
URBN 363 Community Development (2)
URBN 373 The City in Popular Culture (2)
URBN 383 Cities in the Global South (2)
URBN/PSCI 385 Urban Politics (2)
URBN 393 Placemaking in Urban Contexts (2)
URBN 495 Independent Study (2 or 4)