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1200. The City in the Western Tradition

Also offered as: GEOG 1200

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: RHAG students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses

Grading Basis: Graded

A broad discussion of the role and structure of the city in the western tradition from the Classical period to contemporary America. Special emphasis will be placed on the mechanisms by which cities and ideas about them have been diffused from one place to another and on the changing forces that have shaped the western city. CA 1.

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1300. Exploring Your Community

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: RHAG students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses

Grading Basis: Graded

Various aspects of urban and community life emphasizing the interplay of social justice, diversity, individual and social well being. Explores theories, concepts, and methods in community studies. May contain a service learning component. CA 2. CA 4.

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1300W. Exploring Your Community

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Various aspects of urban and community life emphasizing the interplay of social justice, diversity, individual and social well being. Explores theories, concepts, and methods in community studies. May contain a service learning component. CA 2. CA 4.

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2000. Introduction to Urban and Community Studies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to the analysis of urban development with particular stress on those problems pertinent to the American central city.

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2000W. Introduction to Urban and Community Studies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to the analysis of urban development with particular stress on those problems pertinent to the American central city.

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2100. Survey Research Methods

Also offered as: PP 2100

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Theory and practice of surveys, including overall project design, questionnaire development, sampling, methods of data collection and data analysis.

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2301Q. Research Methods and Analysis in Urban and Community Studies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: STAT 1000 or 1100. Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to research methods and analysis techniques useful in understanding urban issues and assessing public and non-profit social programs. SM- 11/11/13

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2302. Qualitative Methods in Urban and Community Studies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to qualitative methods used in urban social research. Interdisciplinary techniques for data collection and analysis, including visual and narrative analysis, participant observation, interviewing, and archival research.

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2400. City and Community in Film

Also offered as: AMST 2400

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Aesthetics, history, and contemporary relevance of American films that feature the urban, suburban, and/or small town landscape as a major "character" shaping plot and story. Films read closely as texts that make meaning through a range of tools, including narrative, mise-en-scene, editing, camera work, and genre conventions. CA 1.

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3000. Urban Anthropology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

A general course on urbanization, emphasizing contrasts between "developed" and "developing" countries.

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3200. Urban Geography

Also offered as: GEOG 3200

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Analysis of the growth, distribution, and functional patterns within and among Western cities. Application of urban geographical concepts to city planning problems.

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3275. Urban Sociology

Also offered as: SOCI 3901

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social and physical organization of cities and suburbs.

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3275W. Urban Sociology

Also offered as: SOCI 3901W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social and physical organization of cities and suburbs.

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3276. Urban Problems

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social problems of American cities and suburbs, with emphasis on policy issues.

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3276W. Urban Problems

Also offered as: SOCI 3903W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social problems of American cities and suburbs with emphasis on policy issues.

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3439. Urban and Regional Economics

Also offered as: ECON 3439

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECON 2201 or 2211Q. Recommended preparation: ECON 1200 or 1202; MATH 1071 or 1110 or 1121 or 1131 or 1151.

Grading Basis: Graded

Economic problems of cities and regions: urban markets for land, labor, and housing; location decisions of businesses and households; metropolitan transportation problems; urban/suburban fiscal relations; urban and regional environmental quality; and the economics of crime.

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3541. The History of Urban America

Also offered as: HIST 3541

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The development of Urban America with emphasis on social, political, physical, and environmental change in the industrial city.

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3541W. The History of Urban America

Also offered as: HIST 3541W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

The development of Urban America with emphasis on social, political, physical, and environmental change in the industrial city.

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3632W. Urban Politics

Also offered as: POLS 3632W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Political systems and problems confronting urban governments.

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3650. History of Urban Latin America

Also offered as: HIST 3650

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher. Not open to students who have passed HIST 3095 when taught as Latin American Urban History.

Grading Basis: Graded

The development of Latin American cities with emphasis on social, political, physical and environmental change, from Spanish conquest to present. CA 1.

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3981. Internship in Urban Studies: Seminar

1.00 - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Must be taken concurrently with URBN 3991.

Grading Basis: Graded

Description, analysis, and evaluation of the fieldwork portion (URBN 3991) of the internship. Written reports are required.

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3991. Internship in Urban Studies: Field Study

1.00 - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Must be taken concurrently with URBN 3981.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

A fieldwork internship program under the direction and supervision of a member of the Urban Studies faculty. Students will be placed in agencies or industries where their academic training will be applied. One 8-hour work day per week (or its equivalent) for the host agency during the course of the semester will be necessary for three academic credits. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

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3993. Foreign Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics in a foreign-study program. Consent of Department Head required, preferably prior to the student's departure. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.

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3995. Special Topics

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.

Grading Basis: Graded

With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.

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3998. Variable Topics

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.

Grading Basis: Graded

With a change in topic, may be repeated for credit.

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4000. Understanding Your Community

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: URBN 2000; open to UCS majors in their senior year only.

Grading Basis: Graded

Examination of an urban area or local community. Production of a detailed case study including historical perspective, analysis of issues and stakeholders, evaluation of internal strengths and weaknesses as well as external threats and opportunities. Proposal of strategies for addressing problems and advancing equity, growth, and development. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.

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4497W. Senior Thesis

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Research and writing of an urban and/or community focused thesis. Students must have a thesis advisor and an approved thesis topic.

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4999. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

May be repeated for credit.

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