Urban Studies (URST)

URST 2000 Introduction to Urban Studies 3 Credits

This course integrates current theory and research from the disciplines of social science to explain trends in urban living. Students will examine the history of urbanization in the United States, current trends in urban and suburban areas, and the prospects for future urban realities and change.

(3 contact hours)

URST 2100 Contemporary Urban Issues 3 Credits

This course explores current challenges facing cities and potential solutions. Topics examined include the provision of social and physical services, housing, employment, the educational system, and national and international demographic changes. Throughout the course, students will examine the unique challenges faced by underrepresented populations and minority groups.

(3 contact hours)