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Urban & Regional Studies

Community Development Emphasis

Upper level courses required for the Urban and Regional Planning Emphasis in Urban and Regional Studies include the following:

  • Urban Sociology
  • City and It's Regional Context
  • Community Politics
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Community Economic Development
  • Urban and Regional Economic Theory
  • Public and Non-Profit Budgeting
  • Economics of Land Use
  • Ethics and Public Action

In addition to these upper level courses, the following General Education courses are recommended for students with an emphasis in community economic development. Students following this course of study will complete all of their General Education requirements as well as all requirements for the major in Urban and Regional Studies. While it is recommended that the courses be taken in the sequence indicated below; please note that in some instances courses may be closed or, on rare occasions, not offered during the term shown. In these instances students should meet with their faculty advisor to discuss other options.

Course Sequence: Community Development

Freshman Year Courses

  • Fall Semester:

    • Introduction to Sociology
    • World Regions
    • Foundations of Western Culture I
    • Introduction to Humanities I
    • Principles of Biology
    • Note: If you have required English/Math placement, substitute for one of above courses
  • Spring Semester:

    • Introduction to Urban Studies
    • American Government
    • Foundations of Western Culture II
    • Introduction to Humanities II
    • Introduction to Environmental Science
    • Note: If you have required English/Math placement, substitute for one of above courses

Sophomore Year Courses

  • Fall Semester:

    • Macro Economics
    • Cultural Geography
    • History of Visual Arts: Ancient to Medieval
    • Minority Groups - Ethnic and Racial Identities
    • Social Science Statistics
  • Spring Semester:

    • Micro Economics
    • Urban Social Problems
    • History of Visual Arts: Renaissance to Modern
    • World Food and Population Issues
    • Foundations for Social Research
    • Note: With the above sequence, you will have completed your General Education Requirement!

Junior Year Courses

  • Fall Semester:

    • Intermediate Macro Economic Theory
    • Urban Sociology
    • Economics of Land Use
    • Urban Politics and Planning
    • (Upper-level elective in your minor)
  • Spring Semester:

    • Intermediate Micro Economic Theory
    • City and Regional Context
    • Community Politics
    • Urban and Regional Economic Theory
    • (Upper-level elective in your minor)
    • Summer Session: Plan for your Summer Internship!

Senior Year Courses

  • Fall Semester:

    • Urban and Regional Planning
    • Public and Nonprofit Budgeting
    • Ethics in the Humanities
    • Internship
    • (Upper-level elective in your minor)
  • Spring Semester:

    • Community Economic Development
    • City Through Time and Space
    • Ethics and Public Action
    • Internship
    • (Upper-level elective in your minor)