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African American Studies • AnthropologyAsian American Studies • Economics • Education Leadership • English • Geography • History • Human Development and Family Studies • Human Rights •  Interdepartmental • Political Science • Public Policy • Puerto Rican and Latino Studies •  Sociology • Statistics • Urban and Community Studies

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Course Description


    African American Studies


AFRA 3501
Ethnicity and Race
(240) (Also offered as SOCI 3501). Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
Ethnic groups, their interrelations, assimilation, and pluralism. Culture, and identity that arise from differences in race, religion, nationality, region, and language.

AFRA 3563
African American History to 1865
(238) (Also offered as HIST 3563 and HRTS 3563.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
History of African-American people to 1865, from their West African roots, to their presence in colonial America, through enslavement and emancipation. Adaptation and resistance to their conditions in North America. Contributions by black people to the development of the United States.

AFRA 3564
African American History Since 1865
(246) ( Also offered as HIST 3564). Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
History of African-American people since the Civil war. Contributions by black people to American development. African-American activity in international arenas.

AFRA 3568
Hip-Hop, Politics and Youth Culture in America
(260) (Also offered as HIST 3568.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
History of hip-hop, its musical antecedents and its role in popular culture. Race, class, and gender are examined as well as hip-hop’s role in popular political discourse.

AFRA 3642
African-American Politics
(248) (Also offered as POLS 3642.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
Political behavior, theory, and ideology of African-Americans, with emphasis on contemporary U.S. politics. CA 4.

AFRA 3825
African Americans and Social Protest
(235) ( Also offered as HRTS 3825 and SOCI 3825.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
Social and economic-justice movements, from the beginning of the Civil Rights movement to the present.

     Anthropology


  ANTH 3510
Migration
(294) (Also offered as HIST 3530.) Three credits. Recommended preparation: ANTH 1000 or ANTH 1006.
The social, cultural and economic causes and consequences of internal and international migration in the modern era. Topics include migrant selection, social adaptation, effects on home and host societies, and cultural identity. CA 4.

    Asian American Studies Institute


AASI 3578
Asian-American Experience Since 1850
(294) (Also offered as HIST 3530.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Chan
Survey of Asian-American experiences in the United States since 1850. Responses by Asian-Americans to both opportunities and discrimination.

   Economics


ECON 2327
Information Technology for Economics
(217) Three credits. Prerequisites: ECON 1200 or both 1201 and 1202; and STAT 1000Q or 1100Q.
The presentation of economic data and testing of economic theory through the use of appropriate computer based tools. Analysis of macroeconomic concepts such as the consumption function, influence of the money supply, budget deficits, and interest rates on macroeconomic equilibrium, and the tradeoff between unemployment and inflation. Analysis of microeconomic concepts such as demand, supply, elasticity, the achievement of equilibrium price and quantity, and analysis of several industries and the stock market. Analysis of historical data such as aggregate and specific price levels, sectoral shifts in the economy, and changes in income distribution.

ECON 2328
Applied Regional Analysis: The Connecticut Economy
(215) Three credits. Prerequisite: ECON 1200 or both 1201 and 1202; STAT 1000Q or 1100Q. Recommended preparation: MATH 1070Q.
Methods of regional economic analysis applied to Connecticut. Descriptive statistics, input-output models, economic indexes, linear regression, forecasting and related tools are used to explore labor markets, housing, public policy and other topics.

ECON 2338W
Applied Regional Analysis: The Connecticut Economy
(215W) Prerequisite: ECON 1200 or both 1201 and 1202; STAT 1000Q or 1100Q; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800. Recommended preparation: MATH 1070Q.
See description above.

ECON 2431
Economics of Taxation and Government Spending
(220) Three credits. Prerequisite: ECON 1200 or 1201. Recommended preparation for students who have completed ECON 1201: ECON 1202.
Critical issues in taxation and government expenditures. Emphasis on institutions and public policy. Topics include: rationale for and effects of progressive taxation, reform of the tax system, Social Security and Medicare, welfare reform, defense, and fiscal federalism.

ECON 2439
Urban Development and Policy
(221) Three credits. Prerequisite: ECON 1200 or 1201.
Education, housing, anti-poverty, economic development, and transportation policies for American cities and metropolitan areas. Emphasis on different roles of policies that act upon people versus places. Analysis tools for regional economic development such as input-output matrices and cost-benefit analysis.

ECON 2456
Economics of Poverty
(223) (Formerly offered as ECON 257.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ECON 1200 or both ECON 1201 and 1202.
Analysis of poverty and income maintenance programs: theories of income distribution and comparison of public policies in the U.S. and other countries.

ECON 3431
Public Finance
(253) Three credits. Prerequisite: ECON 2201; Recommended preparation: ECON 1200 or 1202 and one of: MATH 1071Q, 1110Q, 1121Q, 1131Q, or 1151Q.
Government expenditures and tax policies: theories of public choice, size and mix of government budgets, alternative tax systems, and tax reform.

ECON 3431W
Public Finance
(253W) Prerequisite: ECON 2201; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800. Recommended preparation: ECON 1200 or 1202 and one of: MATH 1071Q, 1110Q, 1121Q, 1131Q, or 1151Q.
See description above.

ECON 3439
Urban and Regional Economics
(259) (Also offered as URBN 3439.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ECON 2201. Recommended preparation: ECON 1200 or 1202 and one of: MATH 1071Q, 1110Q, 1121Q, 1131Q, or 1151Q.
Economic problems of cities and regions: urban markets for land, labor, and housing; location decisions of businesses and households; metropolitan transportation problems; urban/suburban fiscal relations; urban and regional environmental quality; and the economics of crime.

ECON 3439W
Urban and Regional Economics
(259W) Prerequisite: ECON 2201; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800. Recommended preparation: ECON 1200 or 1202 and one of: MATH 1071Q, 1110Q, 1121Q, 1131Q, or 1151Q.
See description above.

Education Leadership


EDLR 3547
Introduction to Sport Based Youth Development
(Formerly offered as EKIN 3547.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only by instructor consent; open to Sport Management majors only.
Requires reading, written journals, class discussion, and significant time out of class for community involvement in Hartford. Transportation is available.

EDLR 3547W
Introduction to Sport Based Youth Development
(Formerly offered as EKIN 3547W.) Three credits. Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open only by instructor consent; open to Sport Management majors only.
See description above.

   English


ENGL 3235W
Reading the American City
(235W) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800; open to juniors or higher.
The role of urban environments in American literature. Topics may include the literary representation of cities over time along with their impact on the psychological formation of characters and on family, romantic, and social relationships in urban settings.

   Geography


GEOG 1200
The City in the Western Tradition
(130) (Also offered as URBN 1200.) Three credits.
A broad discussion of the role and structure of the city in the western tradition from the Classical period to contemporary America. Special emphasis will be placed on the mechanisms by which cities and ideas about them have been diffused from one place to another and on the changing forces that have shaped the western city. CA 1

GEOG 2000
Globalization
(Formerly offered as GEOG 1100.) Three credits.
Globalization as a complex, multidimensional process. Linkages and interconnectedness between spatial processes and social, cultural, economic, political, and environmental change around the world today. Theory and impacts of economic, social, political, and cultural globalization through case studies at the local, regional, national, and international scales. CA 2. CA 4-INT.

GEOG 2400
Introduction to Sustainable Cities
Three credits.
Pathways to make cities more sustainable from social, economic, and environmental perspectives. Topics include sustainable transportation, renewable energy, recycling of waste, and green infrastructure in contemporary metropolitan areas in developed and developing nations. CA 2. CA 4-INT.

GEOG 2500 (formerly GEOG 4500)
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
(246C) Four credits. One 2-hour lecture and two 2-hour laboratory periods. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Recommended preparation: GEOG 3500Q.
The study of the fundamental principles of geographic information systems (GIS). Topics include history of the field, components of a GIS, the nature and characteristics of spatial data, methods of data capture and sources of data, database models, review of typical GIS operations and applications. Laboratory exercises provide experience with common computer-based systems.

GEOG 3200
Urban Geography
(233) (Also offered as URBN 3200.) Three credits.
Analysis of the growth, distribution, and functional patterns within and among Western cities. Application of urban geographical concepts to city planning problems.

GEOG 3500Q
Geographic Data Analysis
(242Q) Four credits. Three class periods and one 2-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Recommended preparation: 1000-level STAT.
An introduction to the use of quantitative methods in conducting research, with particular emphasis on the processing and analysis of geographic data.

GEOG 4200W
Geographical Analysis of Urban Social Issues
(280W) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800; open to juniors or higher. Recommended preparation: GEOG 3200.
Analysis of socioeconomic patterns and issues within urban areas, with emphasis on applied geographical research. Policy implications are stressed.

GEOG 4210
Urban and Regional Planning
(274) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Recommended preparation: GEOG 2100 or instructor consent.
Urban and regional planning, with emphasis on (1) duties of local planners, especially land use planning, and (2) the political context for planners’ work. Legal and political issues in communities and organizations.

   History


HIST 3102
Topics in Public History
Three credits. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit. Forbes, Rozwadowski, Woodward
Introduction to the field of public history; in-depth study and practice of one selected topic in public history, such as exhibit design, oral history, institutional history, or archive management.

HIST 3520
Social and Cultural History of Connecticut and New England
(227) Three credits. Either 3520 or 3522, but not both, may be counted for credit toward the History major. Baldwin, Clark, Woodward
Race, class, gender, religion, politics, and economy in New England. Interpretations of the region’s culture from the 1600’s through the 1800’s. Introduces accessible primary sources and interpretive issues at public history sites.

HIST 3530
Asian-American Experience Since 1850
(294) (Also offered as AASI 3578.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Chang
Survey of Asian-American experiences in the United States since 1850. Responses by Asian-Americans to both opportunities and discrimination.

HIST 3541
The History of Urban America
(241) (Also offered as URBN 3541.) Three credits. Baldwin
The development of Urban America with emphasis on social, political, physical, and environmental change in the industrial city.

HIST 3541W
The History of Urban America
(241W) (Also offered as URBN 3541W.) Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800.
See Description above.

HIST 3554
Immigrants and the Shaping of American History
(247) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Recommended preparation: One course in American History. Chang
The origins of immigration to the United States and the interaction of immigrants with the social, political, and economic life of the nation after 1789, with emphasis on such topics as nativism, assimilation, and the “ethnic legacy.”

HIST 3563
African American History to 1865
(238) (Also offered as HRTS 3563 and AFAM 3563.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Ogbar
History of African-American people to 1865, from their West African roots, to their presence in colonial America, through enslavement and emancipation. Adaptation and resistance to their conditions in North America. Contributions by black people to the development of the United States.

HIST 3564
African American History Since 1865
(246) (Also offered as AFAM 3564.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Ogbar
History of African-American people since the Civil war. Contributions by black people to American development. African-American activity in international arenas.

HIST 3568
Hip-Hop, Politics and Youth Culture in America
(260) ( Also offered as AFAM 3568.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Ogbar
History of hip-hop, its musical antecedents and its role in popular culture. Race, class, and gender are examined as well as hip-hop’s role in popular political discourse.

HIST 3650
History of Urban Latin America
(Also offered as URBN 3650.) Three credits. Open to sophomores or higher. Not open to students who have passed HIST 3095 or 3995 when taught as Latin American Urban History.
The development of Latin American cities with emphasis on social, political, physical and environmental change, from Spanish conquest to present. CA 1.

HIST 3674
History of Latino/as in the United States
(278) (Also offered as PRLS 3220.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Overmyer-Velázquez, Silvestrini
Settlement and growth of Hispanic-origin populations in the United States today, from Spanish and Mexican settlement of western United States to the growth of Latino communities. Student oral history project. CA 1. CA 4.

   Human Development Family Studies


HDFS 2001
Diversity Issues in Human Development and Family Studies
(201) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to sophomores or higher. Recommended preparation: HDFS 1070.
Critical issues in diversity and multiculturalism in human development, family relations, and professional practice. CA 4.

HDFS 3240
Aging in American Society
(248) (Also offered as SOCI 3459.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
Social gerontology: the role and status of older people in a changing society.

HDFS 3420W
Aging in American Society
(248W) (Also offered as SOCI 3459W.) Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011or 3800; open to juniors or higher.
See description above.

HDFS 3510
Planning and Managing Human Service Programs
(276) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
Planning techniques: needs assessment, data collection and analysis, budgeting, and evaluation. Management skills: decision making, management theory and organizational behavior, personnel motivation, accountability, and financial management.

HDFS 3530
Public Policy and the Family
(274) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
Analysis of government programs and policies impacting the family: child care, aging, family law, mental health, family violence, income maintenance, and family impact analysis.

   Human Rights

HRTS 3429
Sociological Perspectives on Poverty
(249) (Also offered as SOCI 3429.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Cazenave, Villemez
Poverty in the U.S. and abroad, its roots, and strategies to deal with it.

HRTS 3563
African American History to 1865
(238) (Also offered as HIST 3563 and AFAM 3563.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Campbell, Ogbar
History of African-American people to 1865, from their West African roots, to their presence in colonial America, through enslavement and emancipation. Adaptation and resistance to their conditions in North America. Contributions by black people to the development of the United States.

HRTS 3825
African Americans and Social Protest
(235) (Also offered as AFAM 3825 and SOCI 3825.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Cazenave
Social and economic-justice movements, from the beginning of the Civil Rights movement to the present.

   Interdepartmental


INTD 3584
Seminar in Urban Problems
(211) Three credits. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open to juniors and higher, open only with consent of the Director of the Urban Semester Program. Must be taken concurrently with INTD 3590 and 3594.
Discussions based upon assigned readings and led by faculty and invited speakers from outside and within the University. CA 4.

INTD 3594
Urban Semester Field Work Seminar
(212) Three credits. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: open to juniors and higher, open only with consent of the Director of the Urban Semester Program. Must be taken concurrently with INTD 3590 and 3584.
Students make analytic presentations of their field experiences, relating these to the pertinent available literature. Particular issues are discussed with experts invited from inside and outside the University.

INTD 3594W
Urban Semester Field Work Seminar
(212W) Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800; open to juniors and higher; open only with consent of the Director of the Urban Semester Program. Must be taken concurrently with INTD 3590 and 3584.
See description above.

    Political Science


POLS 2072Q
Quantitative Analysis in Political Science
(291QC) Three credits. Recommended preparation: High school Algebra II and a mathematics course.
Explanation of the quantitative methods used in political science. Application of these methods for the analysis of substantive political questions.

POLS 2622
State and Local Government
(274)Three credits.
The practical working of democracy and the role of state and local governments.

POLS 3212
Comparative Perspectives on Human Rights
(Also offered as HRTS 3212.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
Cultural difference and human rights in areas of legal equality, women’s rights, political violence, criminal justice, religious pluralism, global security, and race relations.

POLS 3406
Globalization and Political Change
(Also offered as HRTS 3212.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
Origins and contested definitions of globalization, and its impact on national, regional and international institutions and political processes. Designed for upper-level undergraduate students with a solid grounding in comparative politics and international relations.

POLS 3406W
Globalization and Political Change
(Also offered as HRTS 3212.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
See description above.

POLS 3617
American Political Economy
Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
Theoretical foundations of the American political economy. Examination of selected public policy issues, including interaction between economic factors and incentives, and democratic institutions and processes.

POLS 3632
Urban Politics
Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
Political systems and problems confronting urban governments.

POLS 3632W
Urban Politics
(263W) (Also offered as URBN 3632W.) Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800; open to juniors or higher.
See description above.

POLS 3633
Race and Policy
(Also offered as AFRA and PP 3033.) Three credits.
Examination of contemporary public policy through the lens of race.

POLS 3642
African-American Politics
(248) (Also offered as AFAM 3642.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
Political behavior, theory, and ideology of African-Americans, with emphasis on contemporary U.S. politics. CA 4.

POLS 3662
Latino Political Behavior
(249) (Also offered as PRLS 3270.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
Latino politics in the United States. Political histories of four different Latino populations: Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Central American. Different forms of political expressions, ranging from electoral behavior to political art. CA 4.

POLS 3842
Public Administration
(260) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
The politics of public administration. Role of administrative agencies and officials in American national, state, and local governments.

POLS 3847
The Policy-making Process
(276) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
Introduction to the study of policy analysis. Consideration of description and prescriptive models of policy-making. Examination of several substantive areas of national policy in the United States.

   Public Policy


PP 2100
Survey Research Methods
(Also offered as URBN 2100.) Three credits.
Theory and practice of surveys, including overall project design, questionnaire development, sampling, methods of data collection and data analysis.

PP 3001
Public Policy
(276) Three credits.
The public policy process in the United States and frameworks for understanding and evaluating contemporary policy problems.

PP 3010
Public Policy Research Methods I
(220) Three credits.
Research design for policy analysis, impact analysis, implementation analysis, program evaluation.

PP 3020
Cases in Public Policy
(223) Three credits.
Exploration of policy analysis using case studies on various contemporary policy topics.

PP 3020W
Cases in Public Policy
(223W) Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800.
See description above.

PP 3031
Public Administration in Theory and Practice
(260) Three credits.
Overview of public administration theory, systems and practices as they have developed in the United States. Explores the roles of public officials in the context of a pluralistic democratic society.

PP 4033
State and Local Fiscal Problems
(274) Three credits.
Analytical tools and concepts to evaluate policies related to government revenues, the delivery of public services, and intergovernmental relations.

PP 4034
Social Policy
(277) (Formerly offered as POLS 277.) Three credits.
Examination of the concepts and principles of public policy analysis, with applications to important social issues.

   Puerto Rican and Latino Studies


LLAS 3220
History of Latino/as in the United States
(220) (Also offered as HIST 3674.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
Settlement and growth of Hispanic-origin populations in the United States today, from Spanish and Mexican settlement of western United States to the growth of Latino communities. Student oral history project. CA 1. CA 4.

LLAS 3270
Latino Political Behavior
(270) (Also offered as POLS 3662.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
Latino politics in the United States. Political histories of four different Latino populations: Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Central American. Different forms of political expressions, ranging from electoral behavior to political art. CA 4.

   Sociology


SOCI 3201
Methods of Social Research
(205) Three credits. Prerequisite: SOCI 1001, 1251, 1501, or 1701; open to juniors or higher.
Quantitative and qualitative methods used in sociological research: designs for gathering data, problems of measurement, and techniques of data analysis. Lectures and laboratory work. Majors in sociology should take this required course in their junior year.

SOCI 3425
Social Welfare and Social Work
(285) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
Social welfare needs and programs; introduction to social work as a professional service.

SOCI 3429
Sociological Perspectives on Poverty
(249) (Also offered as HRTS 3429.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
Poverty in the U.S. and abroad, its roots, and strategies to deal with it.

SOCI 3429W
Sociological Perspectives on Poverty
(249W) Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800; open to juniors or higher.
See description above.

SOCI 3459
Aging in American Society
(248) (Also offered as HDFS 3240.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. May be used only once to meet the distribution requirements.
Social gerontology: the role and status of older people in a changing society.

SOCI 3459W
Aging in American Society
(248W) (Also offered as HDFS 3240W.) Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800; open to juniors or higher.
See description above.

SOCI 3521
Sociology of Religion
(253) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
Religion in social context: differences of church, denomination, sect, and cult; religious culture, organization, and ideology.

SOCI 3521W
Sociology of Religion
(253W) Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800; open to juniors or higher.
See description above.

SOCI 3601
Sociology of Gender
(252) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
Explores processes contributing to social construction of gender; examines the theories used to explain the system of inequality in the United States with particular attention to the intersection with gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and class; and evaluates how men and women are differently constituted in the family, in education, work, politics, and language.

SOCI 3601W
Sociology of Gender
(252W) Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800; open to juniors or higher.
See description above.

SOCI 3825
African Americans and Social Protest
(235) (Also offered as HRTS 3825 and AFAM 3825.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
Social and economic-justice movements, from the beginning of the Civil Rights movement to the present.

SOCI 3901
Urban Sociology
(280) (Also offered as URBN 3275.) Three credits.
Social and physical organization of cities and suburbs.

SOCI 3901W
Urban Sociology
(280W) (Also offered as URBN 3275W.) Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800.
See description above.

SOCI 3903W
Urban Problems
(281W) (Also offered as URBN 3276W.) Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800; open to juniors or higher.
Social problems of American cities and suburbs, with emphasis on policy issues.

SOCI 3907
City Life
(283) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
Ways of life in large cities and suburbs and the culture of modernism.

SOCI 3907W
City Life
(283W) Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800; open to juniors or higher.
See description above.

SOCI 3911
Communities
(284) Three credits. Three class periods. Prerequisite: One introductory level sociology course or instructor consent; open to juniors or higher.
Sociological analysis of processes and structures of various kinds of communities.

   Statistics


STAT 2215Q
Introduction to Statistics II
(201Q) Three credits. Prerequisite: STAT 1000 or 1100.
Analysis of variance, multiple regression, chi-square tests, and non-parametric procedures.

   Urban and Community Studies


URBN 1200
The City in the Western Tradition
(130) (Also offered as GEOG 1200.) Three credits.
A broad discussion of the role and structure of the city in the western tradition from the Classical period to contemporary America. Special emphasis will be placed on the mechanisms by which cities and ideas about them have been diffused from one place to another and on the changing forces that have shaped the western city. CA 1.

URBN 1300
Exploring Your Community
Three credits.
Various aspects of urban and community life emphasizing the interplay of social justice, diversity, individual and social well being. Theories, concepts, and methods in community studies. May contain a service learning component. CA 2. CA 4.

URBN 1300W
Exploring Your Community
(140W) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800. CA 2. CA 4.
See description above.

URBN 2000
Introduction to Urban Studies
(230) Three credits.
Introduction to the analysis of urban development with particular stress on those problems pertinent to the American central city.

URBN 2000W
Introduction to Urban Studies
(230W) Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800.
See description above.

URBN 2100
Survey Research Methods
Three credits. Prerequisite: STAT 1000Q or 1100Q; open to sophomores or higher.
Introduction to research methods and analysis techniques useful in understanding urban issues and assessing public and non-profit social programs.


URBN 2301Q
Research Methods and Analysis in Urban and Community Studies
Three credits. Prerequisite: STAT 1000Q or 1100Q; open to sophomores or higher.
Theory and practice of surveys, including overall project design, questionnaire development, sampling, methods of data collection and data analysis.

URBN 3000
Urban Anthropology
(248) Three credits.
A general course on urbanization, emphasizing contrasts between “developed” and “developing” countries.

URBN 3200
Urban Geography
(233) (Also offered as GEOG 3200.) Three credits.
Analysis of the growth, distribution, and functional patterns within and among Western cities. Application of urban geographical concepts to city planning problems.

URBN 3275
Urban Sociology
(280) (Also offered as SOCI 3901.) Three credits.
Social and physical organization of cities and suburbs.

URBN 3275W
Urban Sociology
(280W) (Also offered as SOCI 3901W.) Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800.
See Description above.

URBN 3276
Urban Problems
(281) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
Social problems of American cities and suburbs with emphasis on policy issues.

URBN 3276W
Urban Problems
(281W) (Also offered as SOCI 3903W.) Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800; open to juniors or higher.
See description above.

URBN 3439
Urban and Regional Economics
(259) (Also offered as ECON 3439.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ECON 2201. Recommended preparation: ECON 1200 or 1202, and one of: MATH 1071Q, 1110Q, 1121Q, 1131Q, or 1151Q.
Economic problems of cities and regions: urban markets for land, labor, and housing; location decisions of businesses and households; metropolitan transportation problems; urban/suburban fiscal relations; urban and regional environmental quality; and the economics of crime.

URBN 3541
The History of Urban America
(241) (Also offered as HIST 3541.) Three credits.
The development of urban America with emphasis on social, political, physical, and environmental change in the industrial city.

URBN 3541W
The History of Urban America
(241W) (Also offered as HIST 3541W.) Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800.
See description above.

URBN 3632W
Urban Politics
(263W) (Also offered as POLS 3632W.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800; open to juniors or higher.
Political systems and problems confronting urban governments.

URBN 3650
History of Urban Latin America
(263W) (Also offered as POLS 3632W.) (Also offered as HIST 3650.) Three credits. Open to sophomores or higher. Not open to students who have passed HIST 3095 or 3995 when taught as Latin American Urban History.
The development of Latin American cities with emphasis on social, political, physical and environmental change, from Spanish conquest to present.

URBN 3981
Internship in Urban Studies: Seminar
(232) Credits, not to exceed three, by arrangement. To be elected concurrently with URBN 3991. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Description, analysis, and evaluation of the fieldwork portion (URBN 3991) of the internship. Written reports are required.

URBN 3991
Internship in Urban Studies: Field Study
(231) Credits, not to exceed three, by arrangement. Hours by arrangement with hosting agency. To be elected concurrently with URBN 3981. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Students taking this course will be assigned a grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).
A fieldwork internship program under the direction and supervision of a member of the Urban Studies faculty. Students will be placed in agencies or industries where their academic training will be applied. One 8-hour work day per week (or its equivalent) for the host agency during the course of the semester will be necessary for three academic credits.

URBN 3995
Special Topics
(298) Credits and hours by arrangement. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.
Topics will vary by campus and semester. Please check UCS’ schedule for additional course information.

URBN 3998
Variable Topics
(295) Three credits. With a change in topic, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.
Topics will vary by campus and semester. Please check UCS’ schedule for additional course information

URBN 4000
Understanding Your Community
(290) Three credits. Recommended preparation: Three courses within the Urban and Community Studies major. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.
Examination of an urban area or local community. Production of a detailed case study including historical perspective, analysis of issues and stakeholders, evaluation of internal strengths and weaknesses as well as external threats and opportunities. Proposal of strategies for addressing problems and advancing equity, growth, and development.

URBN 4000W
Understanding Your Community
(290W) Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800.
See description above.

URBN 4999
Independent Study
(299) Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit.
By arrangement with UCS