Feb 02, 2023  
College Catalog 2015-2016 
    
College Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Urban Studies


Structure of the Concentration


A concentration in urban studies will consist of eight courses distributed in the following manner.

Curriculum


  1. GEOG 241 - Urban Geography  
  2. Four discipline-based theoretical approaches to the city drawn from the following set of courses. Courses must be selected from at least TWO disciplines. A relevant course that does not appear on this list, including a course taken through a study away/study abroad opportunity, may be substituted for one of these courses, pending approval of the concentration director.

    AMST 250 - Race, Place and Space  
    AMST 265 - The Schools-to-Prison Pipeline  
    AMST 294 - Topics Course  (Placing Race and Seeing Social Inequality)
    ECON 342 - Economics of Poverty in US 
    EDUC 240 - Race, Culture, and Ethnicity in Education 
    EDUC 280 - Re-envisioning Education and Democracy 
    ENGL 341 - 20th Century British Novel 
    ENGL 385 - Los Angeles and the American Dream 
    GEOG 261 - Geography of World Urbanization 
    GEOG 262 - Metro Analysis 
    GEOG 341 - City Life: Segregation, Integration, and Gentrification 
    GEOG 488 - Seminar 
    HIST 232 - Immigration and Ethnicity in US History 
    HIST 248 - Jim Crow 
    HIST 282 - Latin America: Art and Nation 
    HIST 294 - Topics Course  (The City in Latin American History)
    HIST 382 - Remembering the Modern City  
    POLI 204 - Urban Politics 
    POLI 244 - Urban Latino Power 
    POLI 342 - Urban Politics of Latin America  
    SOCI 190 - Criminal Behavior/Social Control 
    THDA 294 - Topics Course  (Hip Hop Performance)
    THDA 489 - Seminar in Performance Theory and Practice 
  3. Two applied courses drawn from the following set of courses. A relevant course that does not appear on this list, including a four-credit internship or a course taken through a study away/study abroad opportunity, may be substituted for one of these courses, pending approval of the concentration director.

    AMST 300 - Jr Civic Engagement Seminar  (with approved topic)
    ANTH 230 - Ethnographic Interviewing 
    EDUC 390 - Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools 
    EDUC 614 - Independent Project 
    ENVI 340 - US Urban Environmental History  
    ENVI 345 - Car Country: The Automobile and the American Environment 
    GEOG 365 - Urban GIS 
    GEOG 377 - Qualitative Research Methods 
    GEOG 488 - Seminar 
    HIST 376 - Public History 
    HIST 382 - Remembering the Modern City 
    POLI 203 - Politics and Inequality 
    THDA 210 - Community-Based Theatres 
    THDA 265 - The Oral History Project 
  4. INTD 401 - Urban Studies Colloquium  

 

Technical Competency


Urban studies students should attempt to master several of the following communication and technical skills. With their advisors they will develop goal attainment schedules for each of the required skills. All students will not be equally proficient in all skills.

  1. Oral Communication -  Students will be expected to be articulate and should have some experience with creative oral communication.
  2. Written Communication -  All students will be expected to write concise, jargon-free technical reports.
  3. Quantitative Reasoning - All students will be expected to be able to analyze and present numerical information. Students are advised to take an appropriate quantitative methods course in the department in which they major.