Major in Urban Studies

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • recognize, define and articulate the social, economic, political, cultural and environmental issues and challenges facing cities locally and globally
  • understand, discuss, and explain the histories and theories related to the complex forces that shape cities
  • develop research methods and tools to analyze and interpret urban phenomena
  • communicate effectively in graphic, written and oral form, and provide solutions to specific urban issues and problems in professional settings

Requirements

44 units

Required

  • URBS 100 Introduction to Urban Studies
  • URBS 210 Urban Politics
  • URBS 220 Urban Theory
  • URBS 230 Urban Planning and Design
  • URBS 240 Urban Culture
  • Capstone Seminar
  • Internship

Electives

  • ARCD 100 Intro to Architecture and Community Design
  • ARCD 204 History of Architecture
  • COMS 195 FYS: Telling San Francisco Stories
  • DANC 195 FYS: Mapping the City
  • COMS 195 Landscapes of Communication
  • ANTH 250 Urban Anthropology
  • URBS 310 Urban Field Course
  • SOC 358 Urban Policing
  • COMS 395 Geographies of Communication
  • SOC 361 Brazilian Culture and Society
  • GERM 320 Germ Liturature and Culture
  • GERM-FREN 350 Paris-Berlin
  • ENVA 130 Urban Agriculture
  • ENVA 390 Intro to Urban Agriculture
  • HIST 390 The City in American History
  • BAIS 376 Postcolonial Migration and Cities
  • ARC-ENVA 375 Intro to Geospatial Technologies
  • SPAN 491 The City in Latin American Cinema
  • POLS 363 Housing and Homelessness Policy
  • POLS 369 Development Politics

Double Dipping

Students will be allowed to use no more than two classes to count for both Urban Studies and another major or minor program. We will provide advisors of the program with a form to track courses majors are enrolled and to avoid double dipping.

Contact Info

Urban Studies

Mon–Fri, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fromm Hall, XARTS 007 (415) 422-5685