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Urban Studies Minor

CLA Dean's Office
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits in this minor: 13 to 14
The minor in urban studies focuses on the conceptual and analytical frameworks and specialized skills needed for professions focused on urban change or development. The scope of the discipline is reflected in the main areas of specialization that make up the undergraduate curriculum: social and cultural analysis of urban life, urban political economy, urban infrastructure and environment, and international urban issues.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Students may earn no more than one undergraduate degree in urban studies: a BA, a BS, or a minor.
Minor Courses
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· URBS 1001W - Introduction to Urban Studies: The Complexity of Metropolitan Life [WI] (3.0 cr)
· URBS 3001W - Introduction to Urban Studies: The Complexity of Metropolitan Life [WI] (3.0 cr)
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 2 - 3 credit(s) from the following:
· URBS 3500 - Urban Studies Workshop (3.0 cr)
· URBS 3900 - Urban Studies Internship Seminar (2.0 cr)
Electives
Take at least 6 credits of electives chosen from one of the four tracks: Social and Cultural Analysis of Urban Life, Urban Political Economy, Urban Infrastructure and Environment, and International Urban Issues.
Take 6 or more credit(s) including 1 or more sub-requirements(s) from the following:
Social and Cultural Analysis of Urban Life
Take 0 - 6 credit(s) from the following:
· AFRO 5910 - Topics in African American and African Studies (2.0-4.0 cr)
· AMIN 4511 - American Indian Political Economy (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 4275 - Theory in Action: Community Engagement in a Social Justice Framework [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3451W - Intercultural Communication: Theory and Practice [WI] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 5451W - Intercultural Communication Processes [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3013 - Poems about Cities (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3371W - Cities, Citizens, and Communities [DSJ, 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)
· HSG 4467W - Housing and the Social Environment [WI] (4.0 cr)
· PA 5290 - Topics in Planning (0.5-4.0 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 4108 - Current Issues in Crime Control (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)
· GLBT 3212 - Dissident Sexualities in U.S. History (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3212 - Dissident Sexualities in U.S. History (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3374W - The City in Film [AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
or GEOG 3374V - Honors: The City in Film [AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
or GEOG 5374 - The City in Film (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3451W - Cities & Social Change [WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3451V - Honors: Cities & Social Change [WI] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3865 - African American History: 1865 to the Present (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3865 - African American History, 1865 to Present (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 3872 - American Indian History: 1830 to the Present [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3872 - American Indian History: 1830 to the Present [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
or AMIN 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, & Chicanos in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
or CHIC 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
· Urban Political Economy
Take 0 - 6 credit(s) from the following:
· APEC 3611W - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics [ENV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4821 - Public Economics (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3331 - Geography of the World Economy [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 5361 - Geography and Real Estate (4.0 cr)
· HSG 5463 - Housing Policy (3.0 cr)
· LA 3004 - Regional Environmental Landscape Planning (4.0 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 (0.5-4.0 cr)
· PA 5421 - Racial Inequality and Public Policy (3.0 cr)
· PA 5511 - Community Economic Development (3.0 cr)
· POL 3327 - Suburbs, Stadiums, and Scandals: The Politics of American Cities (3.0 cr)
· POL 3477 - Political Economy of Development [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· POL 3739 - Politics of Race, Class, and Ethnicity (3.0 cr)
· URBS 3771 - Fundamentals of Transit (3.0 cr)
· URBS 3871 - A Suburban World (3.0 cr)
· Urban Infrastructure and Environment
Take 0 - 6 credit(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)
· CEGE 3201 - Transportation Engineering (3.0 cr)
· CEGE 5212 - Transportation Policy, Planning, and Deployment (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 3011W - Ethics in Natural Resources [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 3245 - Sustainable Land Use Planning and Policy [ENV] (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 3251 - Natural Resources in Sustainable International Development [GP] (3.0 cr)
· LA 3003 - Climate Change Adaptation (3.0 cr)
· LA 3501 - Environmental Design and Its Biological and Physical Context [ENV] (3.0 cr)
· LA 4755 - Infrastructure, Natural Systems, and Space of Inhabited Landscapes [TS] (3.0 cr)
· LA 5204 - Metropolitan Landscape Ecology (3.0 cr)
· LA 5401 - Directed Studies in Emerging Areas of Landscape Architecture (1.0-3.0 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 5232 - Transportation Policy, Planning, and Deployment (3.0 cr)
· PA 5421 - Racial Inequality and Public Policy (3.0 cr)
· SUST 4004 - Sustainable Communities (3.0 cr)
· URBS 3751 - Understanding the Urban Environment [ENV] (3.0 cr)
· URBS 3771 - Fundamentals of Transit (3.0 cr)
· CEGE 5211 - Traffic Engineering (3.0 cr)
or CEGE 4211 - Traffic Engineering (3.0 cr)
· APEC 5651 - Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
or PA 5722 - Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
· International Urban Issues
Take 0 - 6 credit(s) from the following:
· ARCH 3722 - The City in Visual Culture [GP, AH] (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 4674 - World Heritage Conservation (3.0 cr)
· ARGN 3009 - Argentina: Stereotypes and Identity (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3352 - Transnational Chicana/o Theory: Global Views/Borderland Spaces (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3212 - Producing India (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3331 - Geography of the World Economy [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3373 - Changing Form of the City [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3388 - Going Places: Geographies of Travel and Tourism [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 5385 - Globalization and Development: Political Economy (4.0 cr)
· HIST 3415 - Migrations in Modern Global History [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· HSG 4465 - Housing in a Global Perspective (3.0 cr)
· PA 5522 - International Development Policy, Families, and Health (3.0 cr)
· PA 5561 - Gender and International Development (3.0 cr)
· PA 5880 - Exploring Global Cities (1.0-3.0 cr)
· POL 3451W - Politics and Society in the New Europe [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· POL 3464 - Politics of Inequality (3.0 cr)
· POL 3739 - Politics of Race, Class, and Ethnicity (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3379 - Environment and Development in the Third World [SOCS, ENV] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3303 - Environment and Development in the Third World [SOCS, ENV] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3432 - Modern Africa in a Changing World [HIS, GP] (3.0-4.0 cr)
or HIST 3432 - Modern Africa in a Changing World [HIS, GP] (3.0-4.0 cr)
· AFRO 3433 - Economic Development in Contemporary Africa [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or APEC 3061 - Economic Development in Contemporary Africa [GP, SOCS] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3145 - Global Modernity, the Nation-State, and Capitalism (4.0 cr)
or GLOS 3145H - Honors: Global Modernity, the Nation-State, and Capitalism (4.0 cr)
· GLOS 3422 - 20th-Century Europe From the End of World War II to the End of the Cold War: 1945-91 (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3722 - Studies in 20th-Century Europe From the End of World War II to the End of the Cold War: 1945-91 (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3066 - Prehistoric Pathways to World Civilization [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or ANTH 3009 - Prehistoric Pathways to World Civilizations [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3231 - Geography of the World Economy [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or GEOG 3331 - Geography of the World Economy [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3278 - Tigers and Dragons: The Rise of the East Asian Economies, 1930-Present (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3478 - Tigers and Dragons: The Rise of the East Asian Economies, 1930-Present (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3402W - Modern Latin America 1825 to Present [HIS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or LAS 3402W - Modern Latin America 1825 to Present [HIS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
 
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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 3001W - 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
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
AFRO 5910 - Topics in African American and African Studies
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics vary by instructor.
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 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.
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.
ENGL 3013 - Poems about Cities
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Read/respond to selection of poems about various cities. Emphasis on poetry written in English from 18th through 21st century. Some poetry in translation/from other periods.
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.
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.
HSG 4467W - Housing and the Social Environment (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01739
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.
PA 5290 - Topics in Planning
Credits: 0.5 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Selected topics.
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
Introduction to the key concepts and tools necessary for gender policy analysis. Survey of the major findings in the field of gender and public policy in policy areas such as poverty alleviation, health, international security, environment and work-family reconciliation. Scope includes local, national, and global policy arenas as well as exploration of gender and the politics of policy formulation.
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 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.
GLBT 3212 - Dissident Sexualities in U.S. History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01091
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Sexualities that have challenged dominant social/cultural norms. Transgender, bisexual, lesbian, gay identities/communities. Politics of sex across lines of race/ethnicity. Controversial practices, including sex work.
HIST 3212 - Dissident Sexualities in U.S. History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01091 - AmSt 3212/GLBT 3212/Hist 3212
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
History of sexuality in United States. Emphasizes sexualities that have challenged dominant social/cultural norms. Development of transgender, bisexual, lesbian, gay identities/communities. Politics of sex across lines of race/ethnicity. Historical debates over controversial practices, including sex work.
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 3374V - Honors: The City in Film (AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00062 - Geog 3374W/3374V/5374W
Grading Basis: A-F only
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). Additional weekly meeting discusses films, readings. Project on a topic selected in consultation with instructor. prereq: honors
GEOG 5374 - The City in Film
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
SOC 3451W - Cities & Social Change (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02096 - Soc 3451W/Soc 3451V
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 3451V - Honors: Cities & Social Change (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02096
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
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. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
AFRO 3865 - African American History: 1865 to the Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Afro/Hist 3865
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
History of African American men and women from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Discussion of internal migrations, industrialization and unionization, The Great Depression, world wars, and large scale movements for social and political change.
HIST 3865 - African American History, 1865 to Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Afro/Hist 3865
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
History of African American men and women from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Discussion of internal migrations, industrialization and unionization, The Great Depression, world wars, and large scale movements for social and political change.
AMIN 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.
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.
AAS 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
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 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.
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.
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.
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
ECON 4821 - Public Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00030
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & 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]
Course Equivalencies: 02044 - Geog 3331/GloS 3231
Typically offered: Every Fall
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, and cities.
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.
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
LA 3004 - Regional Environmental Landscape Planning
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02271 - LA 3004/LA 5004
Typically offered: Every Spring
An exploration of critical regional landscape parameters affecting the growth and development of metropolitan areas. Students assess these parameters and prepare a multifunctional land use plan for a defined locale. prereq: prereq FR 3131 or Concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in FR 3131 or GEOG 3561 or Concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in GEOG 3561, or equivalent
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 - Hsg 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: 0.5 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Selected topics.
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 3327 - Suburbs, Stadiums, and Scandals: The Politics of American Cities
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 1001, non-pol sci grad major or equiv or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of politics and policy in the contemporary American city; role of local government in a federal system; evolution of cities in the United States; forms and structures of local government; local politics and patterns of power and influence; special topics in Minnesota local politics. prereq: 1001, non-pol sci grad major or equiv or instr consent
POL 3477 - Political Economy of Development (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
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.
URBS 3871 - A Suburban World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Suburbs as sites of urgent battles over resources, planning practices, land use, and economic development. How suburban life shapes values, political ideals, and worldviews of its populations.
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
CEGE 3201 - Transportation Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
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, traffic control, pavement design, transportation planning. prereq: PHYS 1301, CEGE 3101, CEGE 3102
CEGE 5212 - Transportation Policy, Planning, and Deployment
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01862 - CEGE 5212/PA 5232
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
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, upper division CSE, or grad student
ESPM 3011W - Ethics in Natural Resources (CIV, 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.
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.
ESPM 3251 - Natural Resources in Sustainable International Development (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ENR 3251/5251/LAS 3251
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
International perspectives on resource use and sustainable development. Integration of natural resource issues with social, economic, and policy considerations. Agriculture, forestry, agroforestry, non-timber forest products, water resources, certification, development issues. Global case studies. Impact of consumption in developed countries on sustainable development in lesser developed countries.
LA 3003 - Climate Change Adaptation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01857 - LA 3003/LA 5003
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will study nations, regions, cities, and communities that have adapted or are undergoing adaptation to climate change. The course will examine different approaches in planning, policy, economics, infrastructure, and building design that increase the adaptive capacity of human settlements. These approaches will vary in scale from the construction of new neighborhoods to the implementation of storm water gardens. The course will emphasize multi-functional strategies which couple climate change adaptation with other urban improvements. Learning Objectives: To understand role of climate adaptation in the reconfiguration of human settlements. To apply design thinking to the issue of climate adaptation in the context of an urban society.To apply knowledge to challenge-based coursework on managing climate risk, decreasing climate vulnerability, and building resilience to climate change.
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.
LA 4755 - Infrastructure, Natural Systems, and Space of Inhabited Landscapes (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01745 - LA 4755/5755
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Seminar, cross-disciplinary. Urban infrastructural solutions to mitigate/reverse anthropogenic impacts on Earth. Design of sustainable urban infrastructure systems. Policy options, technologies. Criteria, design methods. prereq: Jr or sr
LA 5204 - Metropolitan Landscape Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theories/principles of holistic landscape ecology. People, nature, and environmental stewardship in metropolitan landscapes. Urban areas, rural areas that provide food, water, energy, and recreation. prereq: BED accelerated status or LA grad student or instr consent
LA 5401 - Directed Studies in Emerging Areas of Landscape Architecture
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
tbd prereq: 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 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]
Course Equivalencies: 02587 - CEGE 5213/PA 5231
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 5232 - Transportation Policy, Planning, and Deployment
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01862 - CE 5212/PA 5232
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Development of transportation policy, making of transportation plans, deployment of transportation technologies. Lectures, interactive case studies, role playing.
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
SUST 4004 - Sustainable Communities
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Students synthesize multiple disciplinary perspectives and integrate insights gained from various approaches/methods. Concepts/scholarship related to sustainability. Applying knowledge/experience to real sustainability problems. prereq: [3003 or GLOS 3304, [jr or sr] in sustainability studies minor] 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.
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.
CEGE 5211 - Traffic Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02588 - CEGE 4211/CEGE 5211
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
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: CEGE 3201, CEGE 3102 or equivalent, Grad Student
CEGE 4211 - Traffic Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02588 - CEGE 4211/CEGE 5211
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Principles of vehicle/driver performance as they apply to safe/efficient operation of highways. Design/use of traffic control devices. Capacity/level of service. Trip generation, traffic impact analysis. Safety/traffic studies. prereq: CEGE 3201, CEGE 3102 or equivalent, upper division CSE or instructor consent
APEC 5651 - Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01860 - ApEc 5651/PA 5722
Typically offered: Every Spring
Economic analyses, including project evaluation of current natural resource/environmental issues. Intertemporal use of natural resources, natural resource scarcity/adequacy, environmental quality, and mechanisms for pollution control and their implications for public policy. prereq: [[3001 or ECON 3101], [3611 or ECON 3611 or ESPM 3261]] or instr consent
PA 5722 - Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01860 - ApEc 5651/PA 5722
Typically offered: Every Spring
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
ARCH 3722 - The City in Visual Culture (GP, AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Grounded by the rich, complex and diverse architectural and urban contexts of the city, this course will examine how the spaces of the city are created, experienced and represented through its visual culture. The class will investigate how the physical landscape of the city has changed over time through all its historical incarnations. The course is location and content and focus will change as location of study program changes. The course will be structured around weekly seminars, readings, on-site lectures and will be supplemented by the participation of several guest speakers.
ARCH 4674 - World Heritage Conservation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Design/planning options for conservation of historic buildings/cultural heritage sites. Case studies link current practices, methods/solutions with expert preservationists, site conservationists, local communities in development/design of conservation proposals. prereq: Jr or sr or instr consent
ARGN 3009 - Argentina: Stereotypes and Identity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Intercultural perspectives on Argentina. How others perceive Argentines and how Argentines perceive themselves, through literature, humor, art, music, and history. prereq: 1004
CHIC 3352 - Transnational Chicana/o Theory: Global Views/Borderland Spaces
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Demographic realities, political/economic shifts, cultural exchanges that characterize U.S.-Mexico borderland spaces in global economy. Historically contextualized, transnational approach to cultures, politics, and economics of U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. Dnamics of borderland spaces.
GEOG 3212 - Producing India
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Colonial rule, anti-/post-colonial nationalisms. State, modernization, domestic/international conflicts. Development planning. Rural/urban transformations, emerging ecologies. Population, poverty, migrations. Media, post-colonial politics. Contested imaginations of "India."
GEOG 3331 - Geography of the World Economy (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02044 - Geog 3331/GloS 3231
Typically offered: Every Fall
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, and cities.
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 3388 - Going Places: Geographies of Travel and Tourism (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Global flows of tourism from perspective of debates about consumption, development, identity, and the environment. Close reading, field trips, discussion of films, research paper.
GEOG 5385 - Globalization and Development: Political Economy
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Nature/scope of modern world system (capitalism), its impact on regional development processes. Roles of state and of international financial institutions. prereq: Sr or grad or instr consent
HIST 3415 - Migrations in Modern Global History (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Today¿s debates about immigration in historical/comparative perspective. Major migrations into, within, and out of Americas over 500 years. Lives/identities of U.S. immigrants compared with foreigners living/working in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Words/voices of migrants.
HSG 4465 - Housing in a Global Perspective
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Demographic changes, economic connections, and public policies for housing around the world. Sustainable development, rural-to-urban migration, land distribution, economic globalization, and civil conflict and war.
PA 5522 - International Development Policy, Families, and Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Implications of paid/unpaid labor for development policy, using household as prism. Legal/cultural use of property rights. Financial effects of ill health. Caregiving. Work-family conflict, policies that alleviate it. Role of gender. Qualitativequantitative methods. Readings, lectures, discussions. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PA 5561 - Gender and International Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Women and men are affected differently by development and participate differently in policy formulation and implementation. Gender-sensitive perspective. Historical, political context. Global South. Policy, practice, and experience (theory and measurement; international, national, local stakeholders; effects of policy and practice on development). prereq: Grad or instr consent
PA 5880 - Exploring Global Cities
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Study abroad offered in cities across globe. Opportunities to study policy/planning issues in varied contexts from comparative/inter-cultural perspective. Study/work with practitioners/peers in field. Tanzania odd years/Austria even years. Additional countries may be added in future.
POL 3451W - Politics and Society in the New Europe (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Changing politics/society of Europe. Generational change/values, political parties, welfare state, future of European integration, political stability, democratization.
POL 3464 - Politics of Inequality
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Causes/consequences of economic inequality in the USA and Europe. America and European countries in contrast to one another. What differences there are and whether they matter.
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.
GEOG 3379 - Environment and Development in the Third World (SOCS, ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3379/GloS 3303
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts for analyzing relations between capitalist development and environment in Third World. Historical geography of capitalist development. Case studies. Likelihood of social/environmental sustainability. prereq: Soph or jr or sr
GLOS 3303 - Environment and Development in the Third World (SOCS, ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3379/GloS 3303
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts for analyzing relations between capitalist development and environment in Third World. Historical geography of capitalist development. Case studies. Likelihood of social/environmental sustainability. prereq: Soph or jr or sr
AFRO 3432 - Modern Africa in a Changing World (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Hist/Afro 3432
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Socioeconomic, political, and cultural development in Africa, from abolition of trans-Atlantic slave trade through postcolonial era.
HIST 3432 - Modern Africa in a Changing World (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Hist/Afro 3432
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Survey of modern African history from early 19th century to present. Focuses on socioeconomic, political, and cultural development in Africa, from abolition of trans-Atlantic slave trade through postcolonial era.
AFRO 3433 - Economic Development in Contemporary Africa (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01744
Typically offered: Every Spring
Major socio-economic challenges that confront post-independence sub-Saharan African countries in quest for sustainable economic development/growth. Causes of persistent poverty/inequality, role of institutions/multinational agencies. Growth in 21st century. prereq: APEC 1101 or ECON 1101
APEC 3061 - Economic Development in Contemporary Africa (GP, SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01744 - Afro 3433/ApEc 3061
Typically offered: Every Spring
Major socio-economic challenges that confront post-independence sub-Saharan African countries in quest for sustainable economic development/growth. Causes of persistent poverty/inequality, role of institutions/multinational agencies. Growth in 21st century. prereq: 1101 or ECON 1101
GLOS 3145 - Global Modernity, the Nation-State, and Capitalism
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00844 - GLOS 3101/3101H
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Social, political, economic, cultural, historical processes shaping contemporary global phenomena. Topics may include nationalism, colonialism, cultural production, environmental sustainability, globalization of economy, migration/diasporas, global conflict/cooperation. prereq: 6 cr in social sciences including 1015W or GEOG 1301 or HIST 1012 or HIST 1018 or POL 1025 or instr consent
GLOS 3145H - Honors: Global Modernity, the Nation-State, and Capitalism
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00844 - GLOS 3101/3101H
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Social, political, economic, cultural, historical processes shaping contemporary global phenomena. Topics may include nationalism, colonialism, cultural production, environmental sustainability, globalization of economy, migration/diasporas, global conflict/cooperation. prereq: 6 cr in social sciences including 1015W or GEOG 1301 or HIST 1012 or HIST 1018 or POL 1025 or instr consent
GLOS 3422 - 20th-Century Europe From the End of World War II to the End of the Cold War: 1945-91
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01511 - GloS 3422/Hist 3722
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Social, economic, political, and cultural impacts of WWII. Division of Europe, communist regimes in Eastern Europe, cooperation in Western Europe, impacts of modernization. End of Cold War.
HIST 3722 - Studies in 20th-Century Europe From the End of World War II to the End of the Cold War: 1945-91
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01511
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Social, economic, political, and cultural impacts of WWII upon Europe. Division of Europe. Communist regimes in Eastern Europe, cooperation in Western Europe. Impacts of modernization. End of Cold War.
HIST 3066 - Prehistoric Pathways to World Civilization (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02045
Typically offered: Every Spring
How did complex urban societies first develop? This course addresses this question in ten regions of the world, including Maya Mesoamerica, Inca South America, Sumerian Near East, Shang Civilization in East Asia and early Greece and Rome.
ANTH 3009 - Prehistoric Pathways to World Civilizations (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02045
Typically offered: Every Spring
How did complex urban societies first develop? This course addresses this question in ten regions of the world including Maya Mesoamerica, Inca South America, Sumerian Near East, Shang Civilization in East Asia, and early Greece and Rome.
GLOS 3231 - Geography of the World Economy (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02044 - Geog 3331/GloS 3231
Typically offered: Every Fall
Geographical distribution of resources affecting development. Location of agriculture, industry, services. Agglomeration of economic activities, urbanization, regional growth. International trade. Changing global development inequalities. Impact on nations, regions, cities.
GEOG 3331 - Geography of the World Economy (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02044 - Geog 3331/GloS 3231
Typically offered: Every Fall
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, and cities.
GLOS 3278 - Tigers and Dragons: The Rise of the East Asian Economies, 1930-Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02091 - GloS 3278/Hist 3478/Hist 5478
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Rise of East Asian Economies, 1930-Present.
HIST 3478 - Tigers and Dragons: The Rise of the East Asian Economies, 1930-Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02091 - GloS 3278/Hist 3478/Hist 5478
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Rise of East Asian Economies, 1930-Present.
HIST 3402W - Modern Latin America 1825 to Present (HIS, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00971 - Hist 3402W/LAS 3402W
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
National and contemporary period 1825 to present, with emphasis on social, cultural, political, and economic change.
LAS 3402W - Modern Latin America 1825 to Present (HIS, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00971 - Hist 3402W/LAS 3402W
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
National and contemporary period 1825 to present. Social, cultural, political, and economic change.