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Urban & Regional Studies

Ethnic Studies Emphasis

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

  • Urban Sociology
  • City and It's Regional Context
  • Community Politics
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • American Indian Nations
  • Asian American Communities in the United States
  • Latino Communities in the United State
  • Contemporary Labor Markets
  • Ethics and Public Action

In addition to these upper level courses, the following General Education courses are recommended for students with an emphasis in ethnic studies. Students following this course of study will meet 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: Ethnic Studies Emphasis

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 course

Sophomore Year Courses

  • Fall Semester:

    • U.S. Immigration History
    • History of Visual Arts: Ancient to Medieval
    • Macro Economics
    • Cultural Geography
    • Lower-level Elective
  • Spring Semester:

    • Urban Social Problems
    • History of Visual Arts: Renaissance to Modern
    • Ethnic and Racial Identities
    • Ethical Issues in the Humanities
    • World Food and Population Issues

Junior Year Courses

  • Fall Semester:

    • Urban Sociology
    • Race and Ethnic Relations
    • Introduction to Cultural Geography
    • Social Science Statistics
    • (Upper-level Elective in your minor)
  • Spring Semester:

    • City and Regional Context
    • Latino Communities in the United States
    • American Indian Nations
    • Foundations for Social Research
    • (Upper-level Elective in your minor)

Senior Year Courses

  • Fall Semester:

    • Community Politics
    • Contemporary Labor Markets
    • URS Internship
    • (Upper-level Elective in your minor)
    • (Upper-level Elective)
  • Spring Semester:

    • Ethics and Public Action
    • Asian American Communities
    • Topics in African American History
    • (Upper-level Elective in your minor)
    • (Upper-level Elective)