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 students' 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.
By the successful completion of this minor, a student will be able to:
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 and 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 and 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 Environmental 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 Jürgen von Mahs, chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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