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Urban Studies

Urban Studies offers a focus for students who have a keen interest in this field. It is not a degree program.

A student will normally take URST 200, when offered, in the second year, along with the prerequisite courses for a departmental major. In the third and fourth years, in addition to the major requirements, 24 credits of courses focusing on urban questions (including those offered in the student's major department) are required. In the fourth year a student will normally take URST 400.

Urban-Oriented Courses

A tentative (and not necessarily exhaustive) list of undergraduate courses that can be defined as "urban oriented" includes COMM 306, 307, 409; ECON 374; GEOG 311, 321, 350, 352, 357, 360, 364, 450, 453, 457, 464; HIST 331, 485; PLAN 425; POLI 306; SOCI 354, 425. Some of these courses may have prerequisites: students should discuss them with the department concerned 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.

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