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Minor Requirements

Requirements for the Urban Studies minor are 20 credit hours.

Minor Core:

  • URBN 114 The Social Life of Cities (4)
  • URBN 233 Chicago (4)
  • BITH 376 Theologies of Transformation: Public & Political Theologies in Urban Context (4)
  • URBN 399 Pre-Field Preparation (0)
  • URBN 494 Advanced Urban Studies Seminar/Capstone (2)
  • URBN/OTHER 496 Internship (6-8) OR URBN 296 Practicum (2-4)

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)
  • SOC 364 Urban Sociology (4)
  • URBN 352 Topics in Urban Studies (2)
  • URBN 354 Topics in Urban Studies (4)
  • URBN/IR 362 Global Cities (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 Contexts (2)
  • URBN 495 Independent Study (2 or 4)

Students completing the pre-field, field, and post-field experiences of Wheaton in Chicago can complete the minor without additional coursework.

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Urban Studies Requirements Checklist

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

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