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Urban Studies B.A.

Geography, Environment, Society
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 38
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
This cross-disciplinary major involves urban studies coursework, fieldwork experiences, internships, and coursework in disciplines that offer useful perspectives on contemporary urban and postindustrial society. The program focuses on the conceptual and analytical frameworks and specialized skills needed for professions focused on urban change or development. Students completing the program work in public agencies or private business or pursue graduate study in urban planning, law, social welfare, public affairs, or the social and environmental sciences. Students are encouraged to incorporate field study into the major or minor. Options include urban studies programs sponsored by the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA) in South America, Norway, and Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major or minor in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major or minor (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students are required to take 4 semester(s) of any second language.
Major Courses
URBS 1001W - Introduction to Urban Studies: The Complexity of Metropolitan Life [WI] (3.0 cr)
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
Take 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
· URBS 3201 - Urban Studies Colloquium (1.0 cr)
· URBS 3202 - Urban Studies Colloquium (1.0 cr)
· Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· URBS 3500 - Urban Studies Workshop (3.0 cr)
Skills and Methods Courses
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· EPSY 3264 - Basic and Applied Statistics [MATH] (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3511 - Principles of Cartography (4.0 cr)
· GEOG 3531 - Numerical Spatial Analysis (4.0 cr)
· PA 5031 - Empirical Analysis I (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3001W - Introduction to Research Methods [WI] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3801 - Sociological Research Methods [WI] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3811 - Basic Social Statistics [MATH] (4.0 cr)
· STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis [MATH] (4.0 cr)
· STAT 3021 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3.0 cr)
· Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· GEOG 3561 - Principles of Geographic Information Science (4.0 cr)
· GEOG 5511 - Principles of Cartography (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 5562 - Geographic Information Science and Analytical Cartography (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 5563 - Advanced Geographic Information Science (3.0 cr)
· STAT 4101 - Theory of Statistics I (4.0 cr)
· STAT 4102 - Theory of Statistics II (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5201 - Sampling Methodology in Finite Populations (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5401 - Applied Multivariate Methods (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5421 - Analysis of Categorical Data (3.0 cr)
· STAT 3022 - Data Analysis (4.0 cr)
· Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· CE 3101 - Computer Applications in Civil Engineering I (3.0 cr)
· HSG 5464 - Understanding Housing: Assessment and Analysis (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 5564 - Urban Geographic Information Science and Analysis (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 5588 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· HIST 5011 - Measuring the Past: Quantitative Methods for Historical Research (4.0 cr)
· PA 5022 - Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II (1.5-3.0 cr)
· PA 5271 - Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis (3.0 cr)
· POL 3085 - Quantitative Analysis in Political Science [MATH] (4.0 cr)
· Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· GEOG 5565 - Geographical Analysis of Human-Environment Systems (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 5701 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· MKTG 3010 - Marketing Research (4.0 cr)
· PA 5035 - Survey Research and Data Collection (1.5 cr)
· PA 5112 - Public Budgeting (3.0 cr)
· PA 5221 - Private Sector Development (3.0 cr)
· PA 5511 - Community Economic Development (3.0 cr)
· PA 5521 - Development Planning and Policy Analysis (4.0 cr)
· GWSS 5101 - Feminist Approaches to Ethnography (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 5551 - Methods: Use of Oral Traditions as Resources for History (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3001 - Public History (4.0 cr)
· Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· COMM 3411 - Introduction to Small Group Communication (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3441 - Introduction to Organizational Communication (3.0 cr)
· COMM 5411 - Small Group Communication Research (3.0 cr)
· COMM 5441 - Communication in Human Organizations (3.0 cr)
· PA 4101 - Nonprofit Management and Governance (3.0 cr)
· PA 5253 - Designing Planning and Participation Processes (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4573W - Writing Proposals and Grant Management [WI] (3.0 cr)
Urban Form and Society Courses
This is Track A.
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· AFRO 4013 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 3412 - Architectural History Since 1750 [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 4445W - Suburbia [WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 5256W - Suburbia [WI] (3.0 cr)
· HSG 2463 - Housing and Community Development (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3371W - Cities, Citizens, and Communities [DSJ, WI] (4.0 cr)
· GEOG 3373 - Changing Form of the City [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3605W {Inactive} [WI] (4.0 cr)
· GEOG 3973 - Geography of the Twin Cities [SOCS] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 5371W {Inactive} [WI] (4.0 cr)
· GEOG 5605W {Inactive} [WI] (4.0 cr)
· HIST 3479 - History of Chinese Cities and Urban Life (3.0-4.0 cr)
· HIST 3703W {Inactive} [WI] (3.0 cr)
Internship and Senior Paper
Students planning to complete their degree requirements at the end of fall semester should take URBS 3993 in place of URBS 3955W to complete the senior paper requirement.
URBS 3900 - Urban Studies Internship Seminar (2.0 cr)
URBS 3955W - Senior Paper Seminar [WI] (2.0 cr)
Urban Studies Concentrations
Social and Cultural Analysis of Urban Life
This is Track B.
Take 3 or more course(s) from the following:
· AFRO 3072 - Racism: Social and Psychological Consequences for Black Americans (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 5910 - Topics in African American and African Studies (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, & Chicanos in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 4511 - American Indian Political Economy (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3451W - Intercultural Communication: Theory and Practice [WI] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 5451W - Intercultural Communication Processes [WI] (3.0 cr)
· HSG 4467W - Housing and the Social Environment [WI] (4.0 cr)
· GEOG 3374W - The City in Film [AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
· GEOG 3375 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 5374W - The City in Film [WI] (4.0 cr)
· HIST 3821 - United States in the 20th Century to 1945 [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3822 - Making America Modern: 1945 to Present (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3851 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3852 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3865 - African American History, 1865 to Present (3.0-4.0 cr)
· HIST 3872 - American Indian History: 1830 to the Present [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· PA 5401 - Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy (3.0 cr)
· PA 5601 - Global Survey of Gender and Public Policy (3.0 cr)
· POL 3739 - Politics of Race, Class, and Ethnicity (3.0 cr)
· PSY 3201 - Introduction to Social Psychology (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3451W - Cities & Social Change [WI] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4108 - Current Issues in Crime Control (3.0 cr)
· SW 3101 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· SW 5101 - Historical Origins and Contemporary Policies and Programs in Social Welfare (3.0-4.0 cr)
· URBS 3301W - American Cities As Settings for Cultural Diversity [WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 4502 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 5404 - Working Class Women's Cultures (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 4275 - Theory in Action: Community Engagement in a Social Justice Framework [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· PA 5290 - Topics in Planning (1.0-4.0 cr)
-OR-
Urban Political Economy
This is Track C.
Take 3 or more course(s) from the following:
· APEC 3611W - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics [ENV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· APEC 5321 - Regional Economic Analysis (3.0 cr)
· APEC 5341 - Public Finance (3.0 cr)
· APEC 5611 - Economic Aspects of Environmental Management (3.0 cr)
· HSG 5463 - Housing Policy (3.0 cr)
· ECON 3501 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4621H - Honors Course: Urban Economics (4.0 cr)
· ECON 4623 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4821 - Public Economics (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3331 - Geography of the World Economy [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3361W - Geography and Public Policy [WI] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 5361 - Geography and Real Estate (4.0 cr)
· HIST 3841 - American Business History (3.0 cr)
· PA 4200 - Urban and Regional Planning (3.0 cr)
· PA 5004 - Introduction to Planning (3.0 cr)
· PA 5013 - Law and Urban Land Use (1.5 cr)
· PA 5211 - Land Use Planning (3.0 cr)
· PA 5221 - Private Sector Development (3.0 cr)
· PA 5261 - Housing Policy (3.0 cr)
· PA 5290 - Topics in Planning (1.0-4.0 cr)
· PA 5421 - Racial Inequality and Public Policy (3.0 cr)
· PA 5511 - Community Economic Development (3.0 cr)
· POL 3477 - Political Economy of Development [SOCS, GP] (3.0-4.0 cr)
· POL 3739 - Politics of Race, Class, and Ethnicity (3.0 cr)
· URBS 3771 - Fundamentals of Transit (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Urban Infrastructure and Environment
This is Track D.
Take 3 or more course(s) from the following:
· APEC 3611W - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics [ENV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 3711W - Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context [SOCS, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 4671 - Historic Preservation (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 4701W - Introduction to Urban Form and Theory [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5672 - Historic Building Conservation (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5673 - Historic Property Research and Documentation (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5711 - Theory and Principles of Urban Design (3.0 cr)
· CE 3201 - Transportation Engineering (3.0 cr)
· CE 5211 - Traffic Engineering (3.0 cr)
· CE 5212 - Transportation Policy, Planning, and Deployment (4.0 cr)
· ECON 3611 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 3011W - Ethics in Natural Resources [WI] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 5372W {Inactive} [WI] (4.0 cr)
· LA 3501 - Environmental Design and Its Biological and Physical Context [ENV] (3.0 cr)
· PA 5013 - Law and Urban Land Use (1.5 cr)
· PA 5212 - Managing Urban Growth and Change (3.0 cr)
· PA 5231 - Transit Planning and Management (3.0 cr)
· PA 5421 - Racial Inequality and Public Policy (3.0 cr)
· PA 5722 - Environmental and Resource Economics Policy (3.0 cr)
· URBS 3751 - Understanding the Urban Environment [ENV] (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 3245 - Sustainable Land Use Planning and Policy [ENV] (3.0 cr)
· URBS 3771 - Fundamentals of Transit (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Honors UHP
This is an honors sub-plan.
Students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP) must fulfill UHP requirements in addition to degree program requirements. Honors courses used to fulfill degree program requirements will also fulfill UHP requirements. Current departmental honors course offerings are listed at: http://www.honors.umn.edu/academics/curriculum/dept_courses_current.html Honors students complete an honors thesis project in the final year, most often in conjunction with an honors thesis course, or with an honors directed studies or honors directed research course. Students select honors courses and plan for a thesis project in consultation with their UHP adviser and their departmental faculty adviser.
 
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URBS 1001W - Introduction to Urban Studies: The Complexity of Metropolitan Life (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Interdisciplinary course, ranging across spatial, historical, economic, political, and design perspectives, among many others.
URBS 3201 - Urban Studies Colloquium
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Urban/metropolitan issues. Topics vary to reflect current concerns. In-depth reading, intensive group discussion. prereq: dept consent
URBS 3202 - Urban Studies Colloquium
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Urban/metropolitan issues. Topics vary to reflect current concerns. In-depth reading, intensive group discussion.
URBS 3500 - Urban Studies Workshop
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Links academic learning to actual urban problems/issues. Focuses on specific topic using local community as laboratory. Field work, contact with local institutions/agencies. prereq: instr consent
EPSY 3264 - Basic and Applied Statistics (MATH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 3264/5231/5261/5263
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introductory statistics. Emphasizes understanding/applying statistical concepts/procedures. Visual/quantitative methods for presenting/analyzing data, common descriptive indices for univariate/bivariate data. Inferential techniques.
EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 3264/5231/5261/5263
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Application of statistical concepts/procedures. Graphs, numerical summaries. Normal distribution, correlation/regression analyses, probability, statistical inferences for one or two samples. Hypothesis tests, Chi-square tests. Conceptual understanding/application of statistics.
GEOG 3511 - Principles of Cartography
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
History and development of U.S. academic cartography, coordinate systems and map projections, data classification and map generalization, methods of thematic symbolization, and cartographic design. A series of computer-based lab exercises will apply conceptual lecture material to the creation of thematic maps. prereq: 3 cr in geog or instr consent
GEOG 3531 - Numerical Spatial Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3531/5531
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Introduction to theoretical and applied aspects of geographical quantitative methods with a focus on spatial analysis. Emphasis placed on the analysis of geographical data for spatial problem solving in both the human and physical areas of the discipline.
PA 5031 - Empirical Analysis I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability/probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation/hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution. Analysis of variance, correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis. prereq: Major in dev practice or major/minor in pub policy or [sci, tech, and environ policy] or urban/regional planning or instr consent
PSY 3001W - Introduction to Research Methods (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01269
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Concepts/procedures used to conduct/evaluate research, especially in social sciences. Benefits/limitations of traditional research methods. Evaluating scientific claims. prereq: [1001, [2801 or 3801 or equiv]] or dept consent
SOC 3801 - Sociological Research Methods (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Principles/practice of research design, sampling, data collection including field observation/surveys. Data management/analysis, reporting of quantitative/nonquantitative data. Ethics/administration in sociological research. Lab. prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors must register A-F
SOC 3811 - Basic Social Statistics (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02148 - Soc 3811/Soc 5811
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Descriptive statistics. Measures of central tendency, deviation, association. Inferential statistics focusing on probability/hypothesis testing. T-tests, Chi-square tests, variance analysis, bivariate regression. Statistical software used to analyze sociological data. prereq: 1001 recommended, Undergraduates with strong math background who have completed Soc 3801 are encouraged to register for 5811 in lieu of 3811. Currently, 5811 only offered in fall. Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for 5811. Soc majors/minors must register A-F.
STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: AnSc 2211/Stat 3011/5021
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Standard statistical reasoning. Simple statistical methods. Social/physical sciences. Mathematical reasoning behind facts in daily news. Basic computing environment.
STAT 3021 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Elementary probability, probability distributions. Sampling, elements of statistical inference. Regression. prereq: Math 1272
GEOG 3561 - Principles of Geographic Information Science
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to study of geographic information systems (GIS) for geography and non-geography students. Topics include GIS application domains, data models and sources, analysis methods and output techniques. Lectures, readings and hands-on experience with GIS software. prereq: Jr or sr
GEOG 5511 - Principles of Cartography
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Topics on data sources for mapping. History of thematic cartography (focused on 19th-century European activity). Multivariate classification/symbolization. Models for cartographic generalization, spatial interpolation, and surface representation. Animated/multimedia cartography.
GEOG 5562 - Geographic Information Science and Analytical Cartography
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Algorithms/data structures for digital cartographic data, topological relationships, surface modeling, and interpolation. Map projections, geometric transformations, numerical generalization, raster/vector processing. Hands-on experience with software packages. prereq: GIS 5571 or instr consent
GEOG 5563 - Advanced Geographic Information Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Advanced study of geographic information systems (GIS). Topics include spatial data models, topology, data encoding, data quality, database management, spatial analysis tools and visualization techniques. Hands-on experience using an advanced vector GIS package. prereq: B or better in 3561 or 5561 or instr consent
STAT 4101 - Theory of Statistics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 5651/Stat 4101/5101
Typically offered: Every Fall
Random variables/distributions. Generating functions. Standard distribution families. Data summaries. Sampling distributions. Likelihood/sufficiency. prereq: Math 1272
STAT 4102 - Theory of Statistics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Stat 4102/5102
Typically offered: Every Spring
Estimation. Significance tests. Distribution free methods. Power. Application to regression and to analysis of variance/count data. prereq: 4101
STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: AnSc 2211/Stat 3011/5021
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Intensive introduction to statistical methods for graduate students needing statistics as a research technique. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: : 3011; College algebra or instr consent; Stat course recommended
STAT 5201 - Sampling Methodology in Finite Populations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Simple random, systematic, stratified, unequal probability sampling. Ratio, model based estimation. Single stage, multistage, adaptive cluster sampling. Spatial sampling. prereq: 3022 or 4102 or 5021 or 5102 or instr consent
STAT 5401 - Applied Multivariate Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Bivariate and multivariate distributions. Multivariate normal distributions. Analysis of multivariate linear models. Repeated measures, growth curve and profile analysis. Canonical correlation analysis. Principle components and factor analysis. Discrimination, classification, and clustering. prereq: 5302 or 8102 or instr consent
STAT 5421 - Analysis of Categorical Data
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Varieties of categorical data, cross-classifications, contingency tables. Tests for independence. Combining 2x2 tables. Multidimensional tables/loglinear models. Maximum-likelihood estimation. Tests for goodness of fit. Logistic regression. Generalized linear/multinomial-response models. prereq: 5302 or instr consent
STAT 3022 - Data Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical survey of applied statistical inference/computing covering widely used statistical tools. Multiple regression, variance analysis, experiment design, nonparametric methods, model checking/selection, variable transformation, categorical data analysis, logistic regression. prereq: 3011 or 3021 or SOC 3811
CE 3101 - Computer Applications in Civil Engineering I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Computer tools, computational methods for solving civil engineering problems. Spreadsheets, Visual Basic, Matlab. Solving systems of linear/nonlinear equations, engineering model fitting, numerical differentiation/integration, numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations. prereq: MATH 1272, PHYS 1301, CSE
HSG 5464 - Understanding Housing: Assessment and Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analytical design applied to analysis/presentation of housing/housing-related data. Use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to display, analyze, and communicate spatial data related to housing. prereq: [[2401 or DHA 2401], [2463 or DHA 2463]] or instr consent
GEOG 5564 - Urban Geographic Information Science and Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Core concepts in urban geographic information science including sources for urban geographical and attribute data (including census data), urban data structures (focusing on the TIGER data structure), urban spatial analyses (including location-allocation models), geodemographic analysis, network analysis, and the display of urban data. prereq: 3561 or 5561
HIST 5011 - Measuring the Past: Quantitative Methods for Historical Research
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02029 - Hist 3011/Hist 5011
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Basics of quantitative historical data collection, measurement, analysis. prereq: Primarily for 1st-yr grad students
PA 5022 - Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II
Credits: 1.5 -3.0 [max 4.5]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis. prereq: [[5021 or equiv], public policy major] or instr consent
PA 5271 - Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to GIS. Applications in public planning and policy analysis. Operational skills in GIS software. Mapping analysis of U.S. Census material. Local/state government management/planning. Spatial statistical analysis for policy/planning. prereq: Major in urban/regional planning or instr consent
POL 3085 - Quantitative Analysis in Political Science (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Empirical research techniques. Testing a political hypothesis using data. Topics such as setting up research question in political science, research design, and techniques of data analysis.
GEOG 5565 - Geographical Analysis of Human-Environment Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Applications of geographic information systems and other spatial analysis tools to analysis of environmental systems patterns, dynamics, and interactions. Focuses on global to landscape databases developed to analyze atmospheric, hydrospheric, geomorphic, pedologic, biologic, and human landuse systems. prereq: 3561 or 5561 or FR 4131 or LA 5573 or one intro GIS course or grad student or instr consent
MKTG 3010 - Marketing Research
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 3001, [SCO 2550 or equiv statistics course]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Methods for collecting/analyzing data to solve marketing problems. Research design, secondary/primary data collection, sample design, data analysis. prereq: 3001, [SCO 2550 or equiv statistics course]
PA 5035 - Survey Research and Data Collection
Credits: 1.5 [max 1.5]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to survey research methods. Emphasizes applications to policy/applied research. Research design choices (e.g., descriptive, experimental, case studies), sampling, variable specification, measurement. Conducting interviews, self-administered questionnaires. Qualitative techniques. prereq: [5031 or equiv], [major in publ policy or sci, tech, environ policy or urban/regional planning] or instr consent
PA 5112 - Public Budgeting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Budget processes in legislative/executive branches of federal, state, and local government. Program planning evaluation/administration. Techniques of budget/program analysis. Use of budget as policy/management tool. Analysis of fund flows within/among governments. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PA 5221 - Private Sector Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Roles of various participants in land development. Investment objectives, effects of regulation. Overview of development process from private/public perspective. prereq: [Grad or instr consent], college algebra required
PA 5511 - Community Economic Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Contexts/motivations behind community economic development activities. Alternative strategies for organizing/initiating economic development projects. Tools/techniques for economic development analysis/planning (market analysis, feasibility studies, development plans). Implementation at local level. prereq: Grad or instr consent
PA 5521 - Development Planning and Policy Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Techniques of development planning/policy analysis at national, regional, and project levels. Effects of external shocks and government interventions on national/regional economies. Macroeconomic modeling, input-output analysis, social accounting matrices/multipliers, project evaluation. prereq: 5031 or equiv recommended or instr consent
GWSS 5101 - Feminist Approaches to Ethnography
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Preparation for feminist ethnographic research in the social sciences. Using recent works by feminist ethnographers, focus is on the methods, politics, and ethics, as well as gender, race, class, and cross-cultural issues pertaining to fieldwork.
AFRO 5551 - Methods: Use of Oral Traditions as Resources for History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Use of spoken information through time as a source for writing history. Use of canons of history to analyze and critique oral traditions and integrate them into written history.
HIST 3001 - Public History
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01090
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Interpretations of collective past as produced in public venues, including museum exhibitions, films, theme parks, websites. Intellectual/political issues in history produced for public audiences. Career opportunities. prereq: Soph or jr or sr or instr consent
COMM 3411 - Introduction to Small Group Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cooperative thinking in task-oriented groups. Planning, preparing for, and participating in small groups in private and public contexts.
COMM 3441 - Introduction to Organizational Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Functions of communication in work groups, in organizational hierarchies, and between organizations.
COMM 5411 - Small Group Communication Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of small group communication research; theory and practice. Group decision-making and leadership. prereq: 3411 or instr consent
COMM 5441 - Communication in Human Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Communication in organizational settings. Organizational structure and dynamics and their effect upon the communication process. Individual projects.
PA 4101 - Nonprofit Management and Governance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Managing/governing nonprofit/public organizations. Theories, concepts, real-world examples. Governance systems, strategic management practices, effect of different funding environments, management of multiple constituencies.
PA 5253 - Designing Planning and Participation Processes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory/practice of design, implementation, evaluation of planning/participation processes. Types of planning. Stakeholders, including underrepresented groups. Costs/benefits of participation. Participant roles. Planning/participation tools/techniques. prereq: Major or minor in urban/regional planning or instr consent
WRIT 4573W - Writing Proposals and Grant Management (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Research funding sources. Interpreting RFP or program announcement. Letters of intent. Grant preparation, following guidelines of RFP or program announcement. Proposals for nonprofits or research/business. prereq: [[3562W or 3029W or equiv], [[jr or sr] STC major or grad student]] or instr consent
ARCH 3412 - Architectural History Since 1750 (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examples of the built environment from the Enlightenment to the present are studied within a broad social, cultural, and political context. Major architectural movements and their associated forms and designs. prereq: Soph or above
ARCH 4445W - Suburbia (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01285 - Arch 4445W/Arch 5445
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Suburbia, from origins in 18th-century England to present. Historical changes and present challenges, especially in America. Ideology, mythology, planning, development, geography, transportation, the family. Specific sites/designs. Representations in film, television, popular literature, and music.
CSCL 5256W - Suburbia (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Suburbia from origins in 18th-century England to the present. Historical changes and present challenges, especially in America. Ideology, mythology, planning, development, geography, transportation, the family. Specific sites and designs; representations in film, television, popular literature, and music.
HSG 2463 - Housing and Community Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Meaning/significance of neighborhood/community, residential neighborhood change, impact of housing on neighborhood conditions. Gentrification, displacement, racial segregation, suburbanization, community-based revitalization.
GEOG 3371W - Cities, Citizens, and Communities (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to cities and suburbs as unique crossroads of cultural, social, and political processes. Competing/conflicting visions of city life, cultural diversity, and justice. Focuses on the American city.
GEOG 3373 - Changing Form of the City (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Urban origins, ancient cultures/cities, the medieval city, rediscovery of planning, colonial cities. Industrialization and urban expansion. Speculative cities, utopian cities, planning triumphs/disasters. Cities as reflections of society, culture, the past.
GEOG 3973 - Geography of the Twin Cities (SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 1973W/3973W
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Social/physical characteristics of Twin Cities. Their place in U.S. urban network.
HIST 3479 - History of Chinese Cities and Urban Life
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00548
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to traditional Chinese cities, their modern transformation. Ideal city plan in Confucian classics compared with physical layout of some major cities. Models about Chinese cities, influence of the models on our understanding of Chinese history/society.
URBS 3900 - Urban Studies Internship Seminar
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Weekly seminar integrates internship experience with academic program. prereq: Sr, internship placement, dept consent, instr consent
URBS 3955W - Senior Paper Seminar (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Methods/resources for research. Substantial writing. prereq: dept consent
AFRO 3072 - Racism: Social and Psychological Consequences for Black Americans
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Racism and its effects on African Americans; definitions, determinants, and dynamics. Examined in an experiential context to reflect individual and institutional racism.
AFRO 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S.
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01013 - Afro 4231/AmIn 4231/Chic 4231
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examination of structural or institutional conditions through which people of color have been marginalized in public policy. Critical evaluation of social theory in addressing the problem of contemporary communities of color in the United States.
AFRO 5910 - Topics in African American and African Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics vary by instructor.
AMIN 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, & Chicanos in the U.S.
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01013 - Afro 4231/AmIn 4231/Chic 4231
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Structural or institutional conditions through which people of color have been marginalized in public policy. Critical evaluation of social theory in addressing the problem of contemporary communities of color in the United States.
AMIN 4511 - American Indian Political Economy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Sources, nature, consequences of social/economic development/change in Indian communities. Precontact Indian communities. Effect of European contact. Social movements into 20th century, including phenomenon of urban Indian communities. prereq: 1001
CHIC 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S.
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01013
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examination of the structural or institutional conditions through which people of color have been marginalized in public policy. Critical evaluation of social theory in addressing the problem of contemporary communities of color in the United States.
COMM 3451W - Intercultural Communication: Theory and Practice (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Theories of and factors influencing intercultural communication. Development of effective intercultural communication skills. prereq: Planning an intercultural experience
COMM 5451W - Intercultural Communication Processes (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Theory and research on cultural differences in values, norms, behaviors, and perceptions that affect communication across cultures internationally and domestically.
HSG 4467W - Housing and the Social Environment (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Housing choices in context of social environment. Emphasizes special needs of elderly, disabled, minorities, large families, female-headed households, and low-income households. Students conduct a post-occupancy evaluation of housing. prereq: 2401 or DHA 2401 or instr consent
GEOG 3374W - The City in Film (AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3374W/3374V/5374W
Typically offered: Every Spring
Cinematic portrayal of changes in 20th-century cities worldwide including social and cultural conflict, political and economic processes, changing gender relationships, rural versus urban areas, and population and development issues (especially as they affect women and children).
GEOG 5374W - The City in Film (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3374W/3374V/5374W
Typically offered: Every Spring
Cinematic portrayal of changes in 20th-century cities worldwide. Social/cultural conflict, political/economic processes, changing gender relationships, rural versus urban areas, population/development issues (especially as they affect women/children). Meets concurrently with 3374. Additional weekly meeting discusses films, readings. Project on a topic selected in consultation with instructor. prereq: grad student or instr consent
HIST 3821 - United States in the 20th Century to 1945 (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
American politics and society in the progressive era, the 1920's, the Great Depression and World War II. Economic reform at home, the challenges of world war abroad, and social change affecting the status of women and racial minorities.
HIST 3822 - Making America Modern: 1945 to Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
American politics and society in the postwar era, the diplomacy of the Cold War, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, cultural clashes in the 1960's, Watergate, the conservative resurgence, and the end of the Cold War.
HIST 3865 - African American History, 1865 to Present
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Afro/Hist 3865
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Integral migrations, industrialization, unionization, Great Depression, world wars, large-scale movements for social/political change.
HIST 3872 - American Indian History: 1830 to the Present (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: AmIn/Hist 3872
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Focus on the impact of federal Indian policy on American Indian cultures and societies, and on American Indian culture change.
PA 5401 - Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Nature/extent of poverty/inequality in the United States, causes/consequences, impact of government programs/policies. Extent/causes of poverty/inequality in other developed/developing countries. prereq: Grad or instr consent
PA 5601 - Global Survey of Gender and Public Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examine gender equality/public policy from local, national, global perspective. Policy areas include women's human rights, girls' education, gender/military service, electoral systems. prereq: Grad or instr consent
POL 3739 - Politics of Race, Class, and Ethnicity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
How race/ethnicity/class interact in political process. Political conflict through comparative analysis of United States, South Africa, Brazil.
PSY 3201 - Introduction to Social Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Overview of theories/research in social psychology. Attitudes/persuasion, social judgment, the self, social influence, aggression, prejudice, helping, and applications. prereq: 1001 or instr consent
SOC 3451W - Cities & Social Change (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02113
Typically offered: Every Fall
Social, economic, cultural foundations of modern city. Theories/models of urbanism from Wirth to Sassen. Migration/ethnic enclaves. Racial segregation, social control. Urban social movements. Urban-suburban divide. Decline of urban liberalism. "Brazilianization" of American city. prereq: 1001 recommended, Soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4108 - Current Issues in Crime Control
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Selected current criminal justice policies from perspective of courts, legislature, community, and interest groups. Impact of criminal justice policy changes on society and on social control agencies. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
SW 5101 - Historical Origins and Contemporary Policies and Programs in Social Welfare
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Contemporary policies and programs in social welfare are examined in light of their historical origins and evolution. A framework is then developed for analysis of concepts and principles in contemporary social policy for social welfare programs and services. The emergence of the profession of social work also examined. prereq: Grad or 8 sem cr of social sciences
URBS 3301W - American Cities As Settings for Cultural Diversity (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Explores cultural diversity in American cities, considering patterns of and reasons for racial and class segregation and interaction. Its foci are the problems, conflicts, and successes of cultural diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective.
GWSS 5404 - Working Class Women's Cultures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Myths and realities surrounding working class women and their cultures. Use sociological and literary material in an effort to learn about working class women and to hear their own voices. prereq: 12 cr WoSt or instr consent
CHIC 4275 - Theory in Action: Community Engagement in a Social Justice Framework (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theoretical frameworks of social justice and community engagement for work outside classroom with/in Latina/o community. Worker issues/organizing. Placements in unions, worker organizations. Policy initiatives on labor issues. Students reflect on their own identity development, social location, and position of power/privilege.
PA 5290 - Topics in Planning
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Prerequisites: Grad student or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Selected topics. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
APEC 3611W - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (ENV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts of resource use. Financial/economic feasibility. External effects, market failures. Resource use, environmental problems. Measuring impacts of resource development. Economics of alternative resource programs, environmental strategies. prereq: 1101 or ECON 1101 or 1101H or ECON 1101H
APEC 5321 - Regional Economic Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Development patterns. Role of resources, transportation, and institutional constraints. Migration, investments in growth/change. Economic information in investment and location decisions. Economic development policies/tools. Economic impact analysis. prereq: 3006 or ECON 3102 or instr consent
APEC 5341 - Public Finance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Which services should the public sector provide? Which level of government should provide them? How should governments fund those services? Which types of taxes should be levied and on whom? Applying economic theory/analysis to spending, revenue, and tax policy issues facing governments. prereq: 3001 or Econ 3101 or PA 5021
APEC 5611 - Economic Aspects of Environmental Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Economist approach to environmental problems such as water/air pollution. Application of supply/demand concepts to evaluation of environmental resources. Methods of evaluation. Analysis of pollution control policies from economic point of view. prereq: [Sr or grad student] in [biological science or conservation biology or ecology or fisheries or forestry or public affairs or water resources or wildlife conservation] or CLA or instr consent
HSG 5463 - Housing Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00988
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Institutional/environmental settings that make up housing policy in the United States. Competing ideas about solving housing problems through public intervention in the market. Federal/local public sector responses to housing problems. prereq: [[2401 or DHA 2401], [2463 or DHA 2463]] or instr consent
ECON 4621H - Honors Course: Urban Economics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01978
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Economics of urbanization. Location of economic activity and cities. Central place theory. Site rents and form of city. Urban economic base and economic policy. Urban problems and economic policies: transportation, poverty/segregation, housing, public finance. prereq: 3101 or equiv
ECON 4821 - Public Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00030 - Econ 3801/Econ 4821/Econ 4821H
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Competing views on proper role of government in economy. Effects of tax/spending policies, taking into account private agents' response to government actions/ways government officials may use powers. Optimal policies. Applications primarily to U.S. government. prereq: [3101, 3102] or equiv
GEOG 3331 - Geography of the World Economy (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Geographical distribution of resources affecting development; location of agriculture, industry, services; geography of communications; agglomeration of economic activities, urbanization, regional growth; international trade; changing global development inequalities; impact of globalizing production and finance on the welfare of nations, regions, cities.
GEOG 3361W - Geography and Public Policy (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01979
Typically offered: Every Fall
Nature/effects of federal policy in the United States. How documents produced as policy are crafted/implemented. Policies relating to food/agriculture, forestry, wildlife, and transportation.
GEOG 5361 - Geography and Real Estate
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Origins and evolution of land ownership in the United States.
HIST 3841 - American Business History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Development of the modern corporation and its managerial structure. Contributions of Eli Whitney, Edison, Ford, Carnegie, Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, Alfred Sloan, others. History of relation of business to economic development, social change, and government policies.
PA 4200 - Urban and Regional Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental principles of urban/regional land-use planning. Introduction to planning theory and its applications. Political-economic context of urban/regional planning.
PA 5004 - Introduction to Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
History/institutional development of urban planning as profession. Intellectual foundations, planning theory. Roles of urban planners in U.S./international settings. Scope, legitimacy, limitations of planning/planning process. Issues in planning ethics/settings of diverse populations/stakeholders. prereq: Major/minor in urban/regional planning or instr consent
PA 5013 - Law and Urban Land Use
Credits: 1.5 [max 1.5]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Role of law in regulating/shaping urban development, land use, environmental quality, local/regional governmental services. Interface between public/private sector. prereq: Major or minor in urban/regional planning or instr consent
PA 5211 - Land Use Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Physical/spatial basis for land use planning at community/regional level. Role of public sector in guiding private development. Land use regulations, comprehensive planning, growth management, innovative land use planning/policies. prereq: Major or minor in urban/regional planning or instr consent
PA 5221 - Private Sector Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Roles of various participants in land development. Investment objectives, effects of regulation. Overview of development process from private/public perspective. prereq: [Grad or instr consent], college algebra required
PA 5261 - Housing Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00988 - DHA 5463/PA 5261
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Institutional/environmental setting for housing policy in the United States. Competing views of solving housing problems through public intervention in the market. Federal/local public sector responses to housing problems. prereq: Grad or instr consent
PA 5290 - Topics in Planning
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Prerequisites: Grad student or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Selected topics. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PA 5421 - Racial Inequality and Public Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical roots of racial inequality in American society. Contemporary economic consequences. Public policy responses to racial inequality. Emphasizes thinking/analysis that is critical of strategies offered for reducing racism and racial economic inequality. prereq: Grad or instr consent
PA 5511 - Community Economic Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Contexts/motivations behind community economic development activities. Alternative strategies for organizing/initiating economic development projects. Tools/techniques for economic development analysis/planning (market analysis, feasibility studies, development plans). Implementation at local level. prereq: Grad or instr consent
POL 3477 - Political Economy of Development (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Political processes/problems associated with economic development. Political economy of underdevelopment/development. Problems of state building, development of political institutions.
POL 3739 - Politics of Race, Class, and Ethnicity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
How race/ethnicity/class interact in political process. Political conflict through comparative analysis of United States, South Africa, Brazil.
URBS 3771 - Fundamentals of Transit
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Importance of transit to an urban area. Issues surrounding development/operation of transit. Defining various modes of transit, evaluating why/where each may be used. Making capital improvements to transit system. Finance, travel demand forecasting, environmental assessment, scheduling, evaluation of effectiveness/accessibility.
APEC 3611W - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (ENV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts of resource use. Financial/economic feasibility. External effects, market failures. Resource use, environmental problems. Measuring impacts of resource development. Economics of alternative resource programs, environmental strategies. prereq: 1101 or ECON 1101 or 1101H or ECON 1101H
ARCH 3711W - Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context (SOCS, CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02090
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designed environment as cultural medium/product of sociocultural process/expression of values, ideas, behavioral patterns. Design/construction as complex political process. prereq: Soph or above
ARCH 4671 - Historic Preservation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01364
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Philosophy, theory, origins of historic preservation. Historic archaeology, research, descriptive analysis, documentation. Government's role, standards/guidelines, building codes, neighborhood preservation, advocacy. Using primary/secondary resources. Controversial aspects. prereq: Jr or sr or instr consent
ARCH 4701W - Introduction to Urban Form and Theory (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Urban form, related issues of design/theory/culture. Thematic history of cities. Lectures, discussions, assignments. prereq: [3411, 3412] or instr consent
ARCH 5672 - Historic Building Conservation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Historic building materials, systems, and methods of conservation. Discussion of structural systems, building repair and pathology, introduction of new environmental systems in historic buildings, and conservation of historic interiors. Research on historic building materials and techniques using primary and secondary resources and on documentation of a specific historic site through large-format photography and measured drawings. prereq: 3412, 5671 or instr consent
ARCH 5673 - Historic Property Research and Documentation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Philosophy, theory, methods of historic building research. Descriptive analysis of buildings, building documentation, historical archaeology, architectural taxonomy. prereq: [3412, 3641, 4671, 5671, 4672 or 5672] or instr consent
ARCH 5711 - Theory and Principles of Urban Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Seminar. Debate on dominant theories/paradigms informing city design from renaissance to 21th century. Critical issues central to current debates. prereq: M Arch major or LA grad major or grad student or instr consent
CE 3201 - Transportation Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Applying laws of motion to vehicle performance, determining constraints for highway designs. Traffic flow principles, their relation to capacity and level of service. Geometric design, pavement design, transportation planning. prereq: PHYS 1301, 3101, 3102
CE 5211 - Traffic Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Principles of vehicle and driver performance as they apply to the safe and efficient operation of highways. Design and use of traffic control devices. Capacity and level of service. Trip generation and traffic impact analysis. Safety and traffic studies. prereq: 3201, Stat 3021 or equiv
CE 5212 - Transportation Policy, Planning, and Deployment
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01862 - CE 5212/PA 5232
Typically offered: Every Fall
Techniques of analysis and planning for transportation services. Demand-supply interactions. Evaluating transportation alternatives. Travel demand forecasting. Integrated model systems. Citizen participation in decision-making. prereq: 3201 or equiv
ESPM 3011W - Ethics in Natural Resources (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Normative/professional ethics, and leadership considerations, applicable to managing natural resources and the environment. Readings, discussion.
LA 3501 - Environmental Design and Its Biological and Physical Context (ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Dynamic relationships between environmentally designed places and biological/physical contexts. Integration of created place and biological/physical contexts. Case studies, student design.
PA 5013 - Law and Urban Land Use
Credits: 1.5 [max 1.5]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Role of law in regulating/shaping urban development, land use, environmental quality, local/regional governmental services. Interface between public/private sector. prereq: Major or minor in urban/regional planning or instr consent
PA 5212 - Managing Urban Growth and Change
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Theory/practice of planning, promoting, and controlling economic growth/change in urban areas. Economic development tools available to state/local policymakers, historic context of their use in the United States. legal, social, and economic implementation constraints. Interactions among economic, social, and demographic trends. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PA 5231 - Transit Planning and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles/techniques related to implementing transit systems. Historical perspective, characteristics of travel demand, demand management. Evaluating/benchmarking system performance. Transit-oriented development. Analyzing alternative transit modes. System design/finance. Case studies, field projects. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PA 5421 - Racial Inequality and Public Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical roots of racial inequality in American society. Contemporary economic consequences. Public policy responses to racial inequality. Emphasizes thinking/analysis that is critical of strategies offered for reducing racism and racial economic inequality. prereq: Grad or instr consent
PA 5722 - Environmental and Resource Economics Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01860
Typically offered: Every Fall
Public policy associated with natural resource use and environmental protection. Develops/applies economic concepts/methodologies/policy mechanisms. Principles of environmental/resource economics. Issues related to renewable/nonrenewable resources and environmental pollution. Focuses on scientific/political aspects of policy. prereq: [Intermediate microeconomics, intermediate policy analysis, grad student] or instr consent
URBS 3751 - Understanding the Urban Environment (ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examine links between cities and the environment with emphasis on air, soil, water, pollution, parks and green space, undesirable land uses, environmental justice, and the basic question of how to sustain urban development in an increasingly fragile global surrounding.
ESPM 3245 - Sustainable Land Use Planning and Policy (ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00361 - ESPM 3245/ESPM 5245
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Policies affecting land use planning at local, state, and federal levels. Ecosystem and landscape scale planning. Collaborative and community-based approaches to planning for ecological, social, and economic sustainability. Class project applies interdisciplinary perspectives on planning and policy, including information gathering techniques, conservation planning tools, and evaluation of planning options. prereq: Jr or sr
URBS 3771 - Fundamentals of Transit
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Importance of transit to an urban area. Issues surrounding development/operation of transit. Defining various modes of transit, evaluating why/where each may be used. Making capital improvements to transit system. Finance, travel demand forecasting, environmental assessment, scheduling, evaluation of effectiveness/accessibility.