The Urban Studies minor provides a foundational, interdisciplinary understanding of urbanism and the social, spatial, material, ecological, political, and institutional conditions that shape cities and metropolitan regions. With experiential learning as a key component, the minor provides a strong foundation for student engagement with the city, whether as citizens, scholars, artists, designers, architects, bloggers, activists, journalists, educators, curators, or other actors with a stake in the urban.
Learn more about the urban studies program.
Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School.
By the successful completion of this minor, a student will be able to:
Students interested in a minor can simulate a worksheet that accounts for courses already completed and in progress using the "What If" feature in Degree Works.
Course availability may vary from semester to semester. Some courses may be in development and offered at a later time. Students seeking to pursue alternative coursework to fulfill the minor should consult with their advisors.
UURB 2100: Urban Worlds
ULEC 2620: The Dynamic Metropolis
ULEC 2620: Landscapes of the City
NYC Experiential Learning Elective
UURB 3301: City in Motion
UURB 3450: Immigrant New York
UURB 3501: NYC: Past, Present, Future
UURB 3601: Urban Journalism
UURB 4676: Urban Intelligence
UURB 2350: Race & Gender — Global City
UURB 2410: Urban Ecology
UURB 2800: Interpreting Space and Cities
UURB 3001: Planning Sustainable Cities
UURB 3100: Education, Race, and Place
UURB 3620: Photojournalism & Urban Calamities
UURB 3423: Anthropology of Home
UURB 3664: Latin American Cities
UURB 4078: Urban Poverty and Inequality
UURB 4223: Maps as Media
UURB 4510: The Design of Cities
UURB 4521: Political Economy of the City
UURB 4524: African Cities
UENV 3200: Spatial Thinking with GIS
UENV 3400: Urban Resilience
UENV 4520: Urban Food Systems
ULEC 2280: Liquid Cities
LLST 3061: Baudelaire: City Blues
LMUS 3115: Urban Soundscapes
LSOC 2850: Urban Sociology
LSCI 2300: Intro to Urban Env. Health
LVIS 3022: Art, Space, and the Global City
NARH 3872: History of Urban Planning
NARH 3874: Housing the Modern Dweller
NCST 3300: Queer New York
PLSD 2100: History of Architecture
PLSD 3002: Architecture, the City, and Cinema
PSAM 3705: X-Studio: Walking as a Practice
PSCE 3020: Design Build: Urban Public Space
PSCE 4021: Designing Sustainable Foodscapes
PSDS 2510: Visualizing Urban Change
PSDS 3510: Designing Urban Agriculture
At least 2 courses must be at the 3000-level or higher.
Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses taken for the minor.
For questions regarding this minor's curriculum, including requests for course substitutions, please contact chair Rachel Heiman at
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