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Urban Studies

Urban Studies is an undergraduate interdisciplinary program administered through the Department of Geography.

Minor in Urban Studies

The Minor in Urban Studies is designed for students interested in cities and the way urbanization shapes historical and contemporary processes of social and environmental change.

The minor consists of 30 credits, of which 18 credits must be at the 300-level or above.

Lower Level Requirements

12 credits, consisting of:

  • URST 200
  • 9 credits from ANTH202, ENDS 220 or DES 220, ENDS 221 or DES 230, ENDS 231 or DES 200, FNIS 100, GEOG 121, 122, 290, POLI 101, 260, SOCI 102

Upper Level Requirements

18 credits, consisting of:

  • URST 400
  • 15 credits selected from the following list and not more than 9 credits from any one discipline in this list:

    o ARTH 445, ASIA 325, 414,
    o CLST 331, 332, ECON 310, 311, 374,
    o FNIS 455,
    o GEOB 401,
    o GEOG 311, 321, 328, 350, 352, 353, 357, 364, 450, 456, 457,
    o GRSJ 306, 307,
    o HIST 302, 439, 480,
    o NEST 319, 402,
    o PLAN 425,
    o POLI 306,
    o SOCI 301, 354, 364, 425, 480,
    o UFOR 402, 403.

    Some of these courses may have prerequisites; students should consult Departmental requirements before registering.

    Interested students should visit Urban Studies, or contact Arts Academic Advising or the Chair of the Urban Studies Committee, Dr. Elvin Wyly (Geography), 604.822.4653.

    Page last updated: July 19, 2017

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