Urban Studies (UBNS)

UBNS 8000  SEMINAR IN URBAN STUDIES (3 credits)

This course provides an interdisciplinary overview of the forces influencing and influenced by urbanization and urbanism. (Cross-listed with GEOG 8830)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students.

UBNS 8020  RACE, ETHNICITY, AND AMERICAN URBAN CULTURE (3 credits)

This course explores two central themes, race and ethnicity, which have played a dominant role in the shaping of American society and American culture. (Cross-listed with BLST 8020).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): BLST 1000, BLST 1100, or permission by the instructor.

UBNS 8060  INTRODUCTION TO URBAN PLANNING (3 credits)

This course is an introduction to the development of urban planning as it has shaped and reacted to major trends in U.S. history. It provides students with major themes and traditions in the field of planning and includes planning practice, planning procedures and methods and contemporary issues in the field.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students.

UBNS 8200  COMMUNITY ORGANIZING AND DEVELOPMENT (3 credits)

This course focuses on various theories and applications of organizing communities and neighborhoods to effect change. Of particular interest is the role of engaging citizens in improving their communities.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students.

UBNS 8820  COMPARATIVE URBAN STUDIES (3 credits)

Emphasis is upon contrasting the cities of the developed and developing areas of the world

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students.

UBNS 8940  DIRECTED RESEARCH IN URBAN STUDIES (1-3 credits)

The course is intended for advanced graduate students in urban studies. It is especially suited for those in-career students who have had their internships waived and who might profit more by in-depth research on a problem of urban studies rather than additional classroom courses. (Cross-listed with GEOG 8840).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Completed 9 graduate hours in Urban Studies. Permission from the School. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

UBNS 8980  THESIS (1-6 credits)

A research project, designed and executed under the supervision of the chair and members of the graduate student's Thesis Advisory Committee. In this project, the student will develop and perfect a number of skills including the ability to design, conduct, analyze, and report the results in writing (i.e., thesis) of an original, independent scientific investigation. The project plan must be approved by the student's Thesis Advisory Committee.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Graduate student in UBNS and approval of Thesis Advisory Committee.