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Urban Studies and Planning Minor

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geography
413 McGilvrey Hall
Tel: 330-672-2045
David Kaplan, Coordinator, 440 McGilvrey Hall

The Urban Studies and Planning minor emphasizes student understanding of the political, economic, institutional and social context within which planners work with a diverse range of stakeholders to develop and implement plans, policies and programs.

In addition to the required core courses, students must complete minimum 6 credit hours in departments other than the major department from among the elective courses listed below. The electives chosen must be approved by the urban studies and planning advisor and all appropriate prerequisites must be met.

Course Title
ECON 42081 Urban Economics 3
GEOG 36065 Cities and Urbanization 3
POL 30450 Metropolitan Governance 3
SOC 32673 Urban Sociology 3
Choose from the following: 6
ECON 32084 Economics of the Environment (3)   
GEOG 45085 Urban Transportation (3)  
46035 Marketing Geography (3)  
46065 Advanced Urban Geography (3)  
46070 Urban and Regional Planning (3)  
46092 Internship in Geography and Planning (3)   
49480 Field Studies in Geography (3)  
Appropriate statistics course(3)*  

*Offered by management and information systems, geography, mathematical sciences,
political science or sociology.

Minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA required for graduation.

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