College of Arts & Sciences

African American and African Studies

  • 2218 Black Urban Experience | Undergraduate
    Examination of contemporary black urban experience focused on the impact of persistent residential segregation, increasing class polarization, and the global force of hip hop culture.
    Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 218. GE soc sci indivs and groups course

Comparative Studies

  • 4661 The City and Culture Undergraduate
    Introduction to the comparative and cross-cultural study of cities, urban culture, and urbanism.
    Prereq: One course in CompStd or IntStds, or Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 531 or IntStds 4661 (531). Cross-listed in IntStds.

Economics

  • 8782.04 Second Year Research Principles and Techniques in Public and Urban Economics Graduate
    Group independent study designed to integrate and reinforce field knowledge and methods in public and urban economics and to develop research topics.
    Prereq: 7790 (790), 8841 (830), or 8842 (832), and permission of economics director of graduate studies. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs or 3 completions. This course is graded S/U.
     
  • 7790 Urban Economics Graduate
    Application of economic theory to analyze urban economies-- their spatial structure and issues such as residential segregation, government organization, public-good, transportation, sprawl, poverty, and housing.
    Prereq: 6711 (704, 705), or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 79

Geography

  • 2500 Cities and their Global Spaces Undergraduate
    Globalization and urbanization; urban economies, spaces, and societies; function, form, and pattern in developed and developing world cities.
    Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 455. GE soc sci orgs and polities and diversity global studies course.
     
  • 3597.01 World Urbanization Undergraduate
    An examination of geographic aspects of the urbanization process in the world's major regions; interrelationships between urbanization and economic development.
    Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 3701 (450) or 597.01. GE cross-disciplinary seminar course.
     
  • 3702 Life and Death Geographies: Global Population Dynamics Undergraduate
    Theories of population change; global and national contexts of fertility policy and reproductive health, morbidity and mortality trends; migration; environmental effects of population growth; urbanization.
    Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 470
     
  • 5402 Land Use Geography Undergraduate, Graduate
    Causes and consequences of recent regional and national land-use changes; urban decentralization, suburbanization of jobs and people; changing relationships between economic activity and the environment.
    Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 655.
     
  • 5501 Urban Spaces in the Global Economy Undergraduate, Graduate
    An examination of social, economic, cultural and political processes that produce urban space in local, national and global terms.
    Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 650.
     
  • 5502 The Neoliberal City Undergraduate, Graduate
    Neoliberal governance of cities affecting cultural, civic, and environmental politics; urban geographies of difference; politics and social economy of global cities; the uneven landscape of access and opportunity; shadow governance; and the built form.
    Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 652.
     
  • 8501 Seminar in Urban Geography: Spatial Organization of the City Graduate
    The development of theory in urban geography and its application to selected problems of spatial organization of the city.
    Repeatable to a maximum of 15 cr hrs or 5 completions.
     
  • 8502 Seminar in Urban Geography: Urban Systems Analysis Graduate
    The development of theory in urban geography and its application to selected problems in urban systems analysis.
    Repeatable to a maximum of 15 cr hrs or 5 completions. 3
     
  • 8503 Seminar in Urban Geography: Third World Urbanization Graduate
    The development of theory in urban geography and its application to selected problems in third world urbanization.
    Repeatable to a maximum of 15 cr hrs or 5 completions.

History

  • 3014 Gilded Age to Progressive Era, 1877-1920 Undergraduate
    Advanced study of U.S. social, political, cultural, foreign policy history from 1877-1920: Industrialization; immigration; urbanization; populism; Spanish-American War; progressivism; WWI.
    Prereq: English 1110.xx and any History 2000-level course, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 564. GE historical study and diversity soc div in the US course.
     
  • 3020 19th Century American Ideas Undergraduate
    Urbanism, evangelicalism, slavery, Darwinism, Modernism, Anti-modernism.
    Prereq or concur: Any 2000-level History course, and English 1110.xx; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 579.01. GE historical study course
     
  • 3040 The American City Undergraduate
    History of the American city (urban-suburban) from colonial times to the early 21st century. Sometimes this course is offered in a distance-only format.
    Prereq: English 1110.xx and any History 2000-level course, or permission of instructor. GE historical study and diversity soc div in the US course.
     
  • 7014 Studies in American Urban History Graduate
    Graduate Reading Seminar in American Urban History. Chronology and Themes will vary.
    Prereq: Grad standing. Repeatable to a maximum of 15 cr hrs or 5 completions.

International Studies

  • 4661 The City and Culture Undergraduate
    Introduction to the comparative and cross-cultural study of cities, urban culture, and urbanism.
    Prereq: One course in CompStd or IntStds, or Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 531 or CompStd 4661 (531). Cross-listed in CompStd.

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

  • 5206 Colonial Cities in Postcolonial Memory: The Politics of Urban Development in the Near East Undergraduate, Graduate
    Introduction to colonial and post-colonial studies through a comparative examination of various cities that developed in the Near East during the late nineteenth century.
    Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 646.

Political Science

  • 4127 City Politics Undergraduate
    Introduction to the governance of urban communities in the United States.
    Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 505.

     
  • 5124 Urban Politics Undergraduate, Graduate
    The study of political problems facing the cities, including community power, poverty, welfare, urban renewal, urban education, law enforcement, and violence.
    Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 614.

Sociology

  • 2367.02 Urban Social Problems Undergraduate
    The place of the city in social organization; the emergence, nature, and problems of modern urbanism; projects based in census and field data.
    Prereq: English 1110 (110) or 1111 (111) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 367.02. GE writing and comm course: level 2 and soc sci orgs and polities course.
     
  • 4591S Building Community Capacity: A Service Learning Approach Undergraduate
    This service learning course will explore the basic concepts, methods, and approaches used when sociology is put into practice in urban, organizational settings. Au semester.
    Prereq: 3 cr hrs in Sociology at 2000-3000 (200-400).
     
  • 5194.10 Group Studies: Urban/Community/Ecology Undergraduate, Graduate
    Topics vary each semester offered. Prereq: 3 cr hrs at 2000-3000 (200-400) or higher level.
    Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.
     
  • 7756 Sociology of Immigration Graduate
    Theories and models of population mobility; determinants and consequences of migration and immigration processes; policy implications of cross-national and rural-urban migration.
    Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 756
     
  • 7820 Sociology of Education Graduate
    Special problems will be considered in different quarters, including urban education, student movements, bureaucratic-professional problems, school-community relations, and innovation.
    Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 820.
     
  • 7841 Sociology of Urban Sub-Communities Graduate
    Examination of society and culture of sub-communities such as ethnic and racial neighborhoods, suburbia; generalization about the patterns of integration with larger systems.
    Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 841.
     
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