Urban Course Catalog

African American and African Studies

  • 2218 Black Urban Experience U 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

Art Education

  • 5674 The Creative Sector and Creative Cities U Examines policy experiences of U.S. and other countries pertaining to the composition, workforce, and support systems of the creative industries across non-profit, commercial, community, and embedded settings.

Business Admin: Finance

  • 3400 Introduction to Real Estate U Examine the economics of property rights, the fundamental theories in urban economics, and selected applications. Prereq: Econ 2001.01 (200) or 2002.01 (201). Not open to students with credit for 670
     
  • 4414 Real Estate Strategy U Basic real estate strategies related to green development and urban renewal. Prereq: 3220 (620), 3400 (670), 3500 (510), BusMgt 2320 (330), 2321 (331), and BusMHR 2291 (BusAdm 499.01).

Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing

  • 4157S An Undergraduate Writing Experience for Social Change U This service-learning course will use writing to make a difference in students' lives drawing on the principles of mentoring/leadership, diversity/privilege, and urban literacy by engaging students in partnerships at K-12 sites and in other community settings. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.

City & Regional Planning

  • 2000 Introduction to City & Regional Planning | Undergraduate
    How transportation, housing, and land use work together to create vibrant cities and regions.
    Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 310.

  • 2100 Reading the City through History and Law | Undergraduate
    An intensive investigation of cities' complex cultures and societal rules and the role of history and law in shaping their development.
    Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 210 and 350.
     
  • 2110 Creating Innovative Cities and Regions | Undergraduate
    Successful cities rely on innovation to keep them forward-moving. Emerging trends and unmet market needs are studied to generate innovative planning solutions.
    Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 2110H or 110.
     
  • 3100 Analyzing the City | Undergraduate
    Spatial, economic, and demographic tools aid in forecasting the future of cities and regions. These tools serve as a foundation for imagining the future.
    Prereq: Math 1118 (117) or 1151 (151) or 1131 (131), and CRPlan 3000; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 3100H (340).
     
  • 3200 Place Making | Undergraduate
    Vibrant public places and sustainable communities are realized when planners visualize and understand spatial relationships at the site, neighborhood and community level.
    Prereq: 1100 (110), 1100E, 2000 (310), 2110, 2110E, Arch 1100 (100), 1100E, 100H, LArch 1100 (100), or 1100E, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 3200E or 330.
     
  • 3500 The Socially Just City | Undergraduate
    Too many cities are split between the haves and the have-nots. Explore how to reduce poverty, increase access to public services, and create a high quality of life for all residents.
    GE soc sci orgs and polities and diversity soc div in the US course.
     
  • 3510 Murder by Design | Undergraduate
    The way cities are designed influences criminal activity. Crime mapping, siting of businesses, and neighborhood design are explored to create safescapes.
    Prereq: Jr standing.

  • 3610 Sex and the City | Undergraduate
    Explores sex in the city, examining spaces, institutions, and policies that influence sex as a land use.

  • 3620 The Underground City | Undergraduate If the surface of the Earth became uninhabitable, people could be forced to live underground to survive. A plan will be conceived and developed in order to perpetuate the human race.
    Prereq: 3000.

  • 5010 Historic Preservation Planning | Undergraduate, Graduate
    Cities are rich in history. Policies, incentives and planning aid in preserving unique historic character and heritage of cities.
    Prereq: Sr or Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for Arch 604.
     
  • 5180 Technicity | Undergraduate, Graduate
    The way we understand cities is undergoing sweeping transformation, right along with the analytical tools we use to design our cities and the communication tools we use to engage people. Absorbing, studying and understanding the role of technology from a critical viewpoint allows us to generate creative ideas for improving our cities.
     
  • 5200 Metropolitan and Regional Planning | Undergraduate, Graduate
    Cities and towns are becoming increasingly dependent on each other. Progressive approaches to regional planning directly influence the economy and quality of life.
     
  • 5400 Planning for Housing | Undergraduate, Graduate
    Housing - including its uses, meaning, design, and role. The creation of a range of housing to support growth and revitalization of cities and regions.
    Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 320, 752, or PubAfrs 5400. Cross-listed in PubAfrs.
     
  • 5420 Planning Places with People in Mind | Undergraduate, Graduate
    People experience places in many ways. Design, plan and manage places of different types and scales to create quality experiences for the public.
    Prereq: Sr or Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 732 or 733.
  • 6430 Urban Design
    Vibrant cities contribute to quality of life, through urban design and urban form.  Site analysis, context sensitive design and impacts of design choices are explored.
    Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of the instructor. Not open to students with credit for 731.

Comparative Studies

  • 4661 The City and Culture U 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 G 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 G 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

Education and Human Ecology

  • 2213 Experiencing Urban Education U Examination of the multi-ethnic character of the urban community and the unique educational problems prospective teachers should be conscious of in order to be more effective when working with minorities. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs
     
  • 4005 Urban Teaching and Learning U This course introduces students to issues related to teaching and learning in urban school contexts. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 559. GE soc sci indivs and groups and diversity soc div in the US course.

Educational Studies

  • 5880.04S Interprofessional Education: Collaboration in Urban Communities U G Students, faculty, community residents and professionals offer research-based solutions to community identified challenges. Focus on community asset mapping, best professional and interprofessional practices, and teamwork. Prereq: Jr standing or above. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs. Cross-listed in HthRhSc and Nursing.
     
  • 2250 History of Technologies in Urban Schools and Communities U Introduction to the co-evolution of urban cities and different technologies with a focus on the development of urban population centers in the US.
     
  • 2251 Technology Interventions in Urban Schools and Communities U Develop media and computer competencies to support social justice projects in urban schools and communities.
     
  • 7288 Urban Communities, Technology, and Education G Examines the institutional, political, and historical factors shaping the uses of educational technologies in urban schools and communities. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for EduPL 789.
     
  • 7029 Urban Issues in Education G Understanding of the dynamics of urban schools and the relationship between minority status and poverty, and educational achievement in urban schools. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for EduPAES 729

Engineering

  • 2050T Introduction to Geographic Information Systems U A study of spatial relationships using global positioning and geographic information systems in urban and rural landscapes. Prereq: GenMath 1140T (140T). Not open to students with credit for 225T. This course is available for EM credit.

Entomology

  • 4602 Urban Landscape and Greenhouse Entomology U An economic entomology course covering the insect and mite pests of ornamental plants, turfgrass and greenhouse crops. Major pest groups are covered and control of the pests using Integrated Pest Management is emphasized. Prereq: Entmlgy 1101 (Entomol 101), 1111, 3000 (500), or 4600. Not open to students with credit for Entomol 462.
     
  • 4604 Urban Entomology U An introduction to household and structural insect pests, and integrated pest management strategies for combating these insects in urban and sensitive environments. Prereq: Entmlgy 1101 (Entomol 101), 1111, 3000 (500), or 4600 (460 or 462).
     
  • 5110 Ecology and Management of Pathogens and Insects Affecting Trees in Forest and Urban Environments U G Overview of major pathogens and insects affecting health of forest and shade trees with emphasis on diagnosis, ecology, and management. Video-linked to Wooster. Sp Sem. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Entomol 461 or PlntPth 610. Cross-listed in PlntPth.

Environment and Natural Resources

  • 5279 Urban Soils and Ecosystem Services: Assessment and Restoration U G A comprehensive study focused on assessment and restoration of urban soil to provide essential ecosystem services. Urban soil laboratory provides hands-on experience with soil assessment and restoration.

Geography

  • 2500 Cities and their Global Spaces U 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 U 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 U 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 U G 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 U G 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 U G 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 G 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 G 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 G 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 U 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 U 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 U 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.
  • 3798.03 Shanghai, 1750 to 2050: History, Culture, and Language The Shanghai Study Tour will present students with general empirical information and interpretations about the history of Shanghai and China. Students will study the history, culture, and language of Shanghai "up close and personal" by taking classes at East China Normal University, visiting major historical sites in Shanghai, and by living in China.
  • 7014 Studies in American Urban History G 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.
  • 7680 - The History of Children & Youth from Europe to America: Historical, Comparative, and Cultural Perspectives  G  How different was growing up in the past? How do the young of different class, gender, ethnic, and racial origins compare and contrast with each other? How have images, ideologies, appropriations, and representations of the young been used? These questions, resistant to easy answers, raise issues of context, materiality, textuality, temporality, and critical theories, and their intersections, relationships, and contradictions. Urbanization and different groups of children in urban places are a major focus.

International Studies

  • 4661 The City and Culture U 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 U G 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 U Introduction to the governance of urban communities in the United States. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 505.
     
  • 5124 Urban Politics U G 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.

Public Affairs, John Glenn College

  • 7531 Economic Development Policy G Takes a practical approach to the legal, policy and business issues related to urban redevelopment. Gain a legal perspective as they investigate business and public policy issues surrounding redevelopment in our urban core. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 880.02

Sociology

  • 2367.02 Urban Social Problems U 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 U 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 U G 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 G 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 G 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 G 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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