There are 14 required courses for a major in Urban Studies, which we sort into 7 categories:
U (1 course)
Introduction to Urban Studies (UN1515)
A (3 courses)
3 social science courses with a substantial urban focus
One course chosen from the following disciplines: Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology. Only one course from each - dealing primarily with urban subject matter. Highest priority. You must complete at least two of your three ‘A’ courses before taking the Junior Seminar.
B (1 course)
Humanities (with a substantial urban focus)
One course from a discipline not listed under Requirement ‘A’ (such as Africana Studies, American Studies, Art History, Dance, Education, English, Religion, etc.) dealing primarily with urban subject matter.
C (1 course)
Methods of analysis
One methods course, such as URBS UN2200 — Intro to GIS: Methods (other GIS by petition)
D (5 courses)
Non-GIS Methods of analysis course in specialization can be included e.g. Methods of Social Analysis (UN3010)
E (1 course)
URBS UN3545 — The Shaping of the Modern City. You must complete at least two of your ‘A’ courses before taking the Junior Seminar.
F (full-year course equal to 2 courses)
Senior Research Seminar + Thesis (Director's approval required)
A senior thesis written in conjunction with a two-semester research seminar in the area of your specialization chosen from the following four options:
URBS UN3992-93 — The Built Environment
URBS UN3994-95 — New York Undergraduate Field Research
URBS UN3996-97 — International Topics in Urban Studies