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Urban Studies Minor - NYC

Requirements (15 Credits)

This minor - housed in the Sociology/Anthropology Dept., NYC campus - is interdisciplinary.  It draws upon social and ethnographic research methods to explore and describe the complex dynamics of urban living.

Discipline Requirements (6 Credits)

Students choose any two SOC and/or ANT courses from the following list:
SOC 111Urban Sociology

3 credits

SOC 112Race and Ethnicity in Cities

3 credits

SOC 226Community Service in New York City

3 credits

SOC 245Urban Planning

3 credits

SOC 318Urbanism and Modernism

3 credits

ANT 210Urban Ethnography

3 credits

ANT 390 or SOC 390, an internship course but only if interning in a city agency or urban-focused organization.

Other available SOC choices include a new course entitled "Urban Social Problems"
and 
SOC 228P, "Urban Ecology: Space & Place in Cities" (formerly SOC 228, "Sociology of Space & Place").


Elective Requirements (9 Credits)

Required elective credits are fulfilled by any THREE courses with a SOC or ANT heading (including unchosen ones from the above list of "Discipline Requirements" and/or in combination with any of the following approved Social Science and Humanity courses.

 

AMS 296BTopic: Public Cultures: Urban Cultural Life and the Downtown Culture Explosion

3 credits

ART 188Art as a Vehicle of Social Commentary and Political Progress

3 credits

ART 224Hip Hop in Contemporary Art and Design

3 credits

ART 233Public Art in the Urban Context

3 credits

ECO 354Urban Economics

3 credits

HIS 113KThe American Experience: The City and the Workplace

3 credits

HIS 265American Urban History

3 credits

HIS 366History of New York City

3 credits

HIS 367History and Geography of New York

3 credits

INT 196SUrban Social Photography

6 credits

INT 296WChildren in Urban Society

6 credits

POL 118State and Local Government

3 credits

POL 330Politics of the Global City

3 credits

WS 297GTopic: Sexualities and the City in North and South America

3 credits

and

Other choices include ENV 296W: Mapping Urban Areas: Tools for Environmental Planning (GIS-based course) and ENV 297G: Nature and the City.

Total Credit Hours: 15

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