Urban Studies Minor


Melina Patterson, Geography (Chair)
Jason James, Anthropology
Leslie Martin, Sociology
Andrea Smith, Historic Preservation
Will Mackintosh, History


One introductory class from the following:
HISP 209 (Planning History and Practice) or GEOG 231 (Introduction to Planning) or GEOG 237 (Cities)

Four electives, three from the 300 or 400 level, from two different departments:

AMST 203 (American Protest); ANTH 211 (Anthropology of Race), 211 (Anthropology of Art), 344 (Urban Theory and Ethnography); ARTH 118 (History of Asian Art) 311 (Roman Art); CLAS 103 (Greek Civilization), 105 (Roman Civilization), 390 (The Ancient City), ECON 351 (Poverty, Affluence and Equality), 352 (Labor), 354A (Urban and Regional Economics); EESC 326 (Pollution Prevention Planning); GEOG 231 (Introduction to Planning), 236 (Globalization and Local Development), 237 (Cities), 331 (Race and Place in America), 333 (Planning Seminar) 337 (Nature of Cities); HISP 209 (Planning History and Practice), 324 (Urban Design), HISP 405C (Advanced Methods in Historic Preservation), 469 (Laboratory in Preservation Planning), 470 (Historic Preservation Abroad); HIST 308 (U.S. Labor History), 310 (US Urban History), 320 (The Gilded Age), 321 (The Progressive Era); SOCG 313 (Urban Sociology), 320 (Food Justice), 332 (Introduction to Social Welfare), 440 (Sociology of Education), 475 (Public Sociology)

Special topics courses, independent studies, and internships in relevant topics can count as electives with the approval of the Program Coordinator (Dr. Melina Patterson) 

One capstone course: IDIS 400 (Urban Research Seminar)

Urban Studies Minor Requirements Worksheet (PDF)