Urban Studies

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Undergraduate Programs

Our program explores the city as an idea, process, and living organism — with San Francisco as its guide. The interdisciplinary curriculum examines how a city’s planning, politics, economy, social classes, and diverse populations impact the successes and failures of modern urban environments.

Students take courses centered around urban sociology and political economy, urban histories, theories and methods, urban planning and the built environment, or urban culture and representation, and complete a capstone seminar and internship.