The interdisciplinary Urban Studies minor is designed for students who want to learn about urban places primarily from a social science perspective. The sequence will also benefit those with majors in the arts and humanities, business, social services, technology and design, and other fields. This sequence will be useful especially to those who envision pursuing careers in urban-related fields within public administration, planning, preservation, public history, community development, and social services or to those who wish to pursue graduate study in these areas.
The program's features include required coursework in urban geography, history, political science, and sociology or anthropology. Students may choose from a range of elective courses, independent study with urban studies faculty, and an optional internship.
Applications for the Urban Studies minor are always being accepted.
Urban Studies is an interdisciplinary minor sponsored by the departments of Geography-Geology, History, Politics and Government, and Sociology and Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Department of Geography-Geology
Dr. R.J. Rowley
Department of History
Dr. Alan Lessoff
Department of Politics and Government
Dr. Lori Riverstone-Newell
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Dr. Michael Dougherty