Urban and Regional Studies - Requirements for the Major

Urban and Regional Studies Program | Urban and Regional Studies Minor Requirements | Course Descriptions

Supporting Courses, 25 credits

Required courses:

  • COMM 133          Fundamentals of Public Address, 3 credits
  • ENG COMP 105  Expository Writing, 3 credits
  • GEOG 102           World Regions and Concepts: A Geographic Analysis, 3 credits
  • GEOG 250            Displays of Geographic Information, 3 credits
  • MATH 260           Introductory Statistics, 4 credits
  • POL SCI 101        American Government and Politics, 3 credits
  • SOCIOL 202         Introduction to Sociology, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 100      Introduction to Urban Studies, 3 credits

Upper-Level Requirements, 12 credits

Urban and Regional Studies core, 9 credits:

  • GEOG 341            The City and Its Regional Context, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 310      Urban Sociology, 3 credits      
  • UR RE ST 312      Community Politics, 3 credits

Urban and Regional Studies Senior Seminar, 3 credits:

  • UR RE ST 430      Seminar in Ethics and Public Action, 3 credits

Areas of Emphasis

Complete requirements in one of the following areas of emphasis:

  • Community Development
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Land Surveying
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Urban and Regional Studies (General Program)

Community Development

Supporting Courses, 4 credits:

  • ECON 203          Micro Economic Analysis, 3 credits
  • ECON 207          Micro Economics Laboratory, 1 credit

Community Development curriculum, 18 credits:

  • ECON 303          Intermediate Micro Economic Theory, 3 credits
  • ECON 409          Public Finance and Fiscal Policy, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 309    Urban and Regional Economics, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 340    Economics of Land Use, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 342    Community Economic Development, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 412    Urban and Regional Planning, 3 credits
  • Internship or lab course credit may be substituted for one of the courses with approval of adviser.

Ethnic Studies

Supporting Courses, 6 credits:

  • HISTORY 209    United States Immigration History, 3 credits
  • SOCIOL 203       Ethnic and Racial Identities, 3 credits

Ethnic Studies emphasis, 12 credits:

  • GEOG 342          Settlement Geography, 3 credits
  • SOCIOL 303        Race and Ethnic Relations, 3 credits

Electives, choose 6 credits:

  • HISTORY 340     Topics in African American History, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 385 Perspectives on Human Values: First Nations, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 323     Asian Americans in the United States, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 324     Latino Communities in the United States, 3 credits
  • Internship or lab course credit may be substituted for one of the courses with approval of adviser.

Land Surveying

Land Surveying curriculum, 15 credits:

  • GEOG 350           Geographic Information Systems, 3 credits
  • GEOG 351           Elements of Cartography, 3 credits
  • GEOG 450           Advanced Geographic Information Systems, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 412     Urban and Regional Planning, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 497     Internship, 1-12 credits
  • Internship or lab course credit may be substituted for one of the courses with approval of adviser.

Urban and Regional Planning

Urban and Regional Planning curriculum, 15 credits:

  • GEOG 350            Geographic Information Systems, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 309      Urban and Regional Economics, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 313      The City Through Time and Space, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 412      Urban and Regional Planning, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 452      Planning Theory and Methods, 3 credits
  • Internship or lab course credit may be substituted for one of the courses with approval of adviser.

Urban and Regional Studies (General Program)

Electives, choose 15 credits:

  • GEOG 350            Geographic Information Systems, 3 credits
  • GEOG 370            Geography of South America, 3 credits
  • PSYCH 390          Environmental Psychology, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 305      Urban Politics and Policy, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 309      Urban and Regional Economics, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 313      The City Through Time and Space, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 315      Street Gangs in America, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 323      Asian Americans in the United States, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 324      Latino Communities in the United States, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 340      Economics of Land Use, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 342      Community Economic Development, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 351      Transportation and the City, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 392      Analysis of South Asia, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 412      Urban and Regional Planning, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 499      Travel Course, 1-6 credits
  • Internship or lab course credit may be substituted for one of the courses with approval of adviser.
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