Major Curriculum Requirements

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)

Specialization

Non-GIS Methods of analysis course in specialization can be included e.g. Methods of Social Analysis (UN3010)

 

E (1 course)

Junior Seminar

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