Courses for Fall 2017

  • The City: An Introduction to Urban Studies

    This introductory course to Urban Studies is taught in an entirely new format. Led by Prof. Neumann, it will include lectures by Urban Studies faculty who will present their views of the field. It offers an interdisciplinary approach to the history, physical design, spatial form, economy, government, cultures, and social life of cities worldwide. Which are the most urgent issues facing cities today? How will continued urban growth affect the environment? How can we learn from historic approaches to urban planning? Which are the most promising solutions to relieve urban inequality? What can be learned from ‘informal housing’ developments? DPLL WRIT
    URBN 0210 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
  • Urban Life in Providence: An Introduction

    An introduction to Urban Studies and to the city of Providence, this first year seminar explores from an interdisciplinary perspective how cities are broadly conceptualized and studied. Students then focus on urban dwelling, using Providence as a first-hand case study. We comprehensively examine urban life and change, attending to urban history, the diverse configurations of people and place, social and environmental issues, and urban sustainability. In a lively and varied approach to local learning, course activities include lectures, discussion, reading and writing assignments, films and other media, guest speakers, and excursions to local sites. Enrollment limited to 20 first year students. FYS
    URBN 0230 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Carter
  • Downtown Development

    This seminar examines the development and revitalization of the urban core in the United States with a focus on urban planning. Providence is used as a laboratory to explore development from the perspective of the planner, the developer, and city residents. Important concepts are illustrated through field trips, public meetings, and guest speakers. WRIT
    URBN 1870D S01
    Primary Instructor
    Azar
  • Urban Regimes in the American Republic

    A probing of topical issues in both their theoretical antecedents and their contemporary manifestations. Examines the intellectual debates and the scholarly treatments surrounding issues of power in the city, urban redevelopment policy, urban poverty, urban educational policy, and race in the city. Enrollment limited to 20. WRIT DPLL
    URBN 1870M S01
    Primary Instructor
    Orr
  • Independent Reading and Research

    A specific program of intensive reading and research arranged in terms of the special needs and interests of the student. Open primarily to concentrators, but others may be admitted by written permission. Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    URBN 1970 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Chudacoff
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1970 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Bloch
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1970 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Carter
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1970 S04
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1970 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Morone
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1970 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1970 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Orr
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1970 S08
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1970 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Zipp
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1970 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Katz
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1970 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Wong
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1970 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Pacewicz
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Senior Honors Thesis I in Urban Studies

    A program of intensive reading, research, and writing under the direction of a faculty member. Permission should be obtained from the Thesis Advisor in Urban Studies. Mandatory attendance at periodic meetings during the semester is required. Open to Senior Urban Studies concentrators pursuing Honors in Urban Studies. Instructor permission required.
    URBN 1971 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Carter
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1971 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Chudacoff
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1971 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Katz
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1971 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Morone
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1971 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1971 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Orr
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1971 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Pacewicz
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1971 S08
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1971 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Sungu-Eryilmaz
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1971 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Wong
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1971 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Zipp
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Courses of Interest to Concentrators in Urban Studies

    The following courses offered by other departments will fulfill Core Discipline and Seminar Course requirements of the Urban Studies concentration. (Please refer to the Urban Studies website to determine which requirements are fulfilled by these courses.)

    Please check with the sponsoring department for times and locations.

    American Studies
    AMST 1611A Making America: Twentieth-Century U.S. Immigrant/Ethnic Literature
    Applied Mathematics
    APMA 1650 Statistical Inference I
    Archaeology and Ancient World
    ARCH 1150 Cities and Urban Space in the Ancient World
    ARCH 1900 The Archaeology of College Hill
    Cognitive, Linguistic, Psych Sciences
    CLPS 0900 Quantitative Methods in Psychology
    Economics
    ECON 1620 Introduction to Econometrics
    Education
    EDUC 1100 Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
    EDUC 1430 Psychology of Race, Class, and Gender
    Environmental Studies
    ENVS 1400 Sustainable Design in the Built Environment
    Geological Sciences
    GEOL 1320 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Applications
    History
    HIST 1310 History of Brazil
    HIST 1551 American Urban History, 1870-1965
    Political Science
    POLS 1600 Political Research Methods
    Public Health
    PHP 1501 Essential of Data Analysis
    Public Policy
    PLCY 1910 Social Entrepreneurship
    Sociology
    SOC 1100 Introductory Statistics for Social Research
    SOC 1270 Race, Class, and Ethnicity in the Modern World
    SOC 1340 Principles and Methods of Geographic Information Systems
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