Major Requirements

The Urban Studies major requires 40 hours of coursework according to the following distribution.

Major Core

  • URBN 114 The Social Life of Cities (4)
  • URBN 233 Chicago (4)
  • SOC 364 Urban Sociology (4)
  • BITH 376 Theologies of Transformation: Public & Political Theologis in Urban Context (4)
  • URBN 399 Pre-Field Preparation (0)
  • URBN 494 Advanced Urban Studies Seminar/Capstone (2)
  • URBN or OTHER 496 Internship (6-8)
  • URBN 296 Practicum (2-4)
  • B/EC 347 Urban Economics (2)
  • URBN/IR 362 Global Cities (4)
  • URBN/PSCI 385 Urban Politics (4)
  • URBN 373 The City in Popular Culture (2)
  • URBN 383 Cities in the Global South (2)
  • URBN 393 Placemaking in Urban Contexts (2)

Research Design and Methods

  • ANTH 482 Ethnographic Theory and Method (4)

OR

  • PSCI 215 Political Research (2) OR SOC 482 Social Research (4)
  • ANTH 482 Ethnographic Theory and Method (4)
  • AHS 391 Community-Based Research in Urban Public Health (4)
  • B/EC 375 Econometrics for Business and Economics (4)
  • MATH 263 Introduction to Statistics (4)
  • GEOL 371 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (2)
  • GEOL 372 GIS Practicum (2)
  • SOC 383 Statistics (4)
  • B/EC Statistics (4)

Electives 

  • AHS 378 Community Health and the Urban Environment (4)
  • ART 329 Community Art (3)
  • ART 351 History of Art and Architecture II (4)
  • B/EC 347 Urban Economics (2)
  • HIST 455 American Urban History (4)
  • PSCI 355 Race and the Politics of Welfare (2)
  • SOC 337 Racial and Ethnic Relations (4)
  • SOC 355 Social Class and Inequality (4)
  • SOC 359 American Suburbanization (4)
  • URBN 352 Topics in Urban Studies (2)
  • URBN 354 Topics in Urban Studies (4)
  • URBN/IR 362 Global Cities: Cities and the World (4)
  • URBN 371 Race, Poverty, and Reconciliation (4)
  • URBN 373 The City in Popular Culture (2)
  • URBN 383 Cities in the Global South (2)
  • URBN/PSCI 385 Urban Politics (2)
  • URBN 393 Placemaking in Urban Context (2)
  • URBN 495 Independent Study (2 or 4)
Urban Studies Requirements Checklist

For more detailed information about the Major and Minor requirements, please refer to the Urban Studies Major and Minor Checklist. 

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