Urban Studies

URB 2620: Urban Sociology (5)


An introduction to the study of cities, communities, and urban life, this course will study historical developments of cities, urban growth and change, and the ongoing processes of life in an urban context. A range of sociological methods, including ethnography, qualitative interviews and quantitative studies will provide perspectives on key urban questions.

Equivalents: SOC 2620 Attributes: Cultural Understand&Engagement

URB 3360: Mapping Crime: Geographic Info (5)


This course introduces students to the use of Geographic Information Systems to learn how to use GIS software to map geographic features related to crime. Students will be equipped to locate and use datasets related to patterns of crime and the built environment.

Equivalents: CRIM 3360 Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Freshman students are excluded. Prerequisites: SOC 2360: D or better OR PSY 2360: D or better OR CRIM 2360: D or better

URB 4900: Independent Study (1-5)


Student works independently with a faculty member on a mutually agreed upon topic. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division

URB 4940: Internship (1-5)


Internships provide opportunities for students to integrate course learning in Urban Studies with applied field experience. The internship program is designed for Junior or Senior Urban Studies majors in good standing. In addition to field hours, students can choose among four internship areas. Internships will be under the direction of the internship coordinator in the Urban Studies department. A minimum of 15 hours per week of field work is required for all internships. A maximum of 10 credits may be applied to the Urban Studies major and 5 credits may apply to an Urban Studies minor. May be repeated for credit up to 10 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Urban Studies Majors only. Junior, Senior students only. Prerequisites: (URB 2620: D or better OR SOC 2620: D or better)