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Urban Studies Major Requirements

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Credit Hours: 41+

"PR" indicates a pre-requisite. "CO" indicates a co-requisite.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu for more information.

Required Courses

URST 201*

Introduction to Urban Studies (3) PR: None

ECON 307

Urban Economics (3) PR: Junior standing; ECON 200, 201, MATH 105 or 120 or instructor permission

HIST 211

American Urban History (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

POLI 305

Urbanization and Urban Geography (3) PR: None

SOCY 351

Urban Sociology (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

URST 400

Practicum (2) PR: Instructor permission

Notes: *This should be one of the first courses taken in this major.

Choose one course from the following:

DSCI 232

Business Statistics (3) PR: MATH 104 or 250

POLI 205

Doing Research in Politics (3) PR: None

PSYC 211

Psychological Statistics (3) PR: PSYC 103

SOCY 272

Making Sense of Sociological Data (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

Select one of the following two concentration areas (Urban Policy and Social Problems or Urban Planning and Administration):

Urban Policy and Social Problems Concentration

Select three courses totaling 9 credit hours with no more than two from any one field from the following:

HIST 307

History of the United States: Cold War America, 1945-present (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

PHIL 155

Environmental Ethics (3) PR: None

POLI 211

Introduction to Public Policy (3) PR: None

POLI 322

Urban Government and Politics (3) PR: POLI 101 or instructor permission

SOCY 102

Contemporary Social Issues (3) PR: None

Select four courses totaling 12 credit hours from the following:

ECON 304

Labor Economics (3) PR: Junior standing; ECON 200, 201, MATH 105 or 120 or instructor permission. DSCI 232 is recommended.

ECON 318

Macroeconomic Analysis (3) PR: Junior standing; ECON 200, 201, MATH 120

ECON 325

Economics for Development (3) PR: Junior standing; ECON 200, 201, MATH 105 or 120 or instructor permission

HIST 212

American Labor History (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 217

African American History Since 1865 (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

HIST 225

History of the South Since 1865 (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu).

POLI 210

Introduction to Public Administration (3) PR: None

POLI 306

Urban Policy (3) PR: None

POLI 327

Political Parties (3) PR: POLI 101 or instructor permission

PSYC 307

Abnormal Psychology (3) PR: PSYC 103

PSYC 310

Social Psychology (3) PR: PSYC 103

PSYC 321

Industrial Psychology (3) PR: PSYC 103

PSYC 329

Environmental Psychology (3) PR: PSYC 103

PSYC 334

Psychology of Stress (3) PR: PSYC 103

PSYC 358

Nonverbal Communication (formerly PSYC 340) (3) PR: PSYC 103, 211, 220 (or 250 in lieu of 211 and 220) or instructor permission

SOCY 331

Society and the Individual (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 332

Collective Behavior (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 341

Criminology (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 342

Juvenile Delinquency (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 344

Social Gerontology (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 358

Living in an Organizational World (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 362

Social and Culture Change (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 366

Race and Ethnic Relations (3) PR: SOCY 102 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

URST 398

Special Topics in Humanities (3) PR: None

URST 399

Special Topics in Social Sciences (3) PR: None

URST 401

Independent Study (3) PR: Instructor and faculty advisor permission is required before registration. A student may take no more than 6 credit hours of independent study.

URST 499

Bachelor’s Essay (6) PR: A project proposal must be submitted in writing and approved by the faculty prior to registration for the course.

Urban Planning and Administration Concentration

Select three courses totaling 9 credit hours from the following:

ACCT 203

Financial Accounting (3) PR: Sophomore standing

HTMT 210

Principles and Practices in Hospitality and Tourism (3) PR: None

PHIL 155

Environmental Ethics (3) PR: None

POLI 210

Introduction to Public Administration (3) PR: None

URST 310

Urban Planning (3) PR: None

OR

 

URST 320

Town and Country Planning (3) PR: None

Select four courses totaling 12 credit hours from the following:

ACCT 204

Managerial Accounting (3) PR: ACCT 203; sophomore standing

ARTH 105

Introduction to Architecture (3) PR: None

ARTH 395

History of 20th Century Architecture (3) PR: Instructor permission or 6 hours of ARTH or ARTH 299

BIOL 204

Man and the Environment (3) PR: None

ECON 304

Labor and Economics (3) PR: Junior standing; ECON 200, 201; MATH 105 or 120, or instructor permission. DSCI 232 is recommended.

ECON 318

Macroeconomic Analysis (3) PR: Junior standing; ECON 200, 201 and MATH 105 or 120

HPCP 315

Urban Design Studio (3) PR: URST 310 or instructor permission

HPCP 299

Preservation Planning Studio (3) PR: HPCP 199 or instructor permission

MGMT 307

Human Resource Management (3) PR: MGMT 301, junior standing

POLI 211

Introduction to Public Policy (3) PR: None

POLI 307

Environmental Policy (3) PR: None

PSYC 329

Environmental Psychology (3) PR: PSYC 103

SOCY 352

Population and Society (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 358

Living in an Organizational World (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

URST 398

Special Topics in Humanities (3) PR: None

URST 399

Special Topics in Social Sciences (3) PR: None

URST 401

Independent Study (3) PR: Instructor and faculty advisor permission is required before registration. A student may take no more than 6 credit hours of independent study.

URST 499

Bachelor’s Essay (6) PR: A project proposal must be submitted in writing and approved by the faculty prior to registration for the course.

Notes:

  • Students should plan their courses of study with their faculty advisor to assure that pre-requisites are satisfied early enough in their program so as not to interfere with enrollment.