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Urban Studies immersion

Metropolitan areas must address such enduring issues as poverty, homelessness, affordable housing, transportation, pollution, education, water and food security, health, crime, safety, recreation, zoning, segregation, ethno-racial tensions, and economic development. Each city must do so with recognition of its place in the wider regional, national, and global contexts. The urban studies immersion helps students identify and analyze such fundamental issues and allows them to explore and assess various ways policy-makers respond to those issues. 

Notes about this immersion:

  • This immersion is closed to students majoring in sociology and anthropology who have chosen the urban studies track.
  • At least one course must be taken at the 300 level or higher.
Choose three of the following:
   ANTH-110    On the Cutting Edge: Research and Theory in the 21st Century
   ANTH-235    Immigration to the U.S.
   ANTH-315    Archaeology of Cities
   ANTH-410    Global Cities
   ECON-440    Urban Economics
   INGS-210    Culture and Politics in Urban Africa
   SOCI-220    Minority Group Relations
   SOCI-280    Sustainable Development
   SOCI-310    Housing Policies in the U.S.
   SOCI-330    Urban (In)Justice
   SOCI-340    Urban Planning and Policy
   SOCI-345    Urban Poverty
   STSO-550    Sustainable Communities