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201. Introduction to Urban Studies.

Fall. Credits: 4.

Degree Requirements: F8, F11.

An interdisciplinary approach to examining issues and institutions in American cities; neighborhoods, downtowns, suburbs, housing, poverty, environmental justice, nonprofits and city politics; discussion of urban public and social policies; field trips or service learning will be used to do hands on analysis of urban issues.

220. Research Methods in Urban Studies

Fall. Credits: 4.

This course will examine different ways of undertaking urban research. One goal will be to link substantive research questions to appropriate research methods, including both qualitative and quantitative approaches. A second goal will be to develop a critical understanding of research on cities through analysis and practice.

360. Urban Studies Internship

Fall, Spring. Credits: 4.

Degree Requirements: F11.

A directed internship with an urban, social, governmental, or nonprofit agency. The courses integrate traditional academic work in Urban Studies with practical internship experience.

Prerequisites: Two courses in Urban Studies or Urban Studies electives.

362. Urban Field Research

Spring. Credits: 4.

This course provides the opportunity for students to integrate academic understandings, research skills, and community based learning. Students, faculty, and community partners design and conduct field research addressing an urban challenge or issue.

Prerequisites: Two courses in Urban Studies or Urban Studies electives. Research Methods in Urban Studies preferred.

451/452: Research Practicum In Urban Studies: Research Practicum in Urban Studies

Fall, Spring. Credits: 1-4.

Students will work on a research project under the close supervision of a faculty member. Only 4 practicum credits may count toward the major. This is a pass/fail course.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

485. Senior Seminar in Urban Studies

Spring. Credits: 4.

An investigation of subject areas in the discipline of Urban Studies that involves research collaboration between students and faculty.