The Minor and Core Concentration in Urban Studies offers students from both the Liberal Arts and the Professional Schools a multi-disciplinary perspective on one of humankind’s most important achievements. Urban Studies seeks to illuminate the enormous potential and persistent problems of urban life. Ours is an urban century. Urban populations are now in the majority for the first time in human history and the rapid urbanization of India and China will likely accelerate this trend. An understanding of “Globalization” also relies on an understanding of the role of “Global Cities” and their relation to the legacy of great cities throughout history. Urban Studies complements many existing majors and can also lead to graduate study in a range of related fields.
Four Courses from the Following List that Meet the Following Requirements:
none of the courses may be from the departmental designation (prefix) of the student’s major; and
at least one course must be at the 300-level or above that does not count toward the student’s major or any other minor. This is intended to encourage students to take electives in multiple areas that balance their major course of study.