Courses for Fall 2022

  • 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
    Yapp
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1970 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Carter
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1970 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Cohen
    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
    Teichert
    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
  • 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 19 first year students.
    URBN 0230 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Carter
  • The City: An Introduction to Urban Studies

    With over half the world’s population now living in cities, understanding the past and present of urbanization is critical to the planet’s collective future. This course introduces students to cities and urban life around the globe. Drawing upon multiple disciplines, it explores questions like: How do histories of urban planning shape present patterns of inequality? How does rampant urban growth impact ecology and health? How do new identities and solidarities arise in cities, and what effects does citizen activism have on urban politics? What urgent challenges face cities today, and how might these be creatively overcome by communities, planners, and governments?
    URBN 0210 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Yapp
    URBN 0210 C01
    Primary Instructor
    Yapp
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    URBN 0210 C02
    Primary Instructor
    Yapp
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    URBN 0210 C03
    Primary Instructor
    Yapp
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    URBN 0210 C04
    Primary Instructor
    Yapp
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
  • Urban Politics and Urban Public Policy

    A central theme of the course is that urban politics in the United arises from the interplay of governmental power and private resources. The course describes the emergence of urban America; the modern city and the theories that have evolved to explain urban politics; and the nature of the urban condition with particular emphasis on the challenges faced by residents and government in the post-industrial city.
    URBN 1270 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Orr
  • 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.
    URBN 1870D S01
    Primary Instructor
    Azar
  • Transportation Theory and Praxis: Creative Methods and Decolonial Options

    This course theorizes transportation through a more-than-modern lens. We review diverse epistemologies enabling us to theorize motivations, infrastructures, and practices of transportation—including everyday urban mobilities in Providence. We cover: why people move; transportation infrastructures and practices; and powers and diversities of transportation. We examine colonial aspects of modern transportation, and directional decolonial and anti-colonial options. We approach all of this through a multi-method, multi-media, multi-framework context. You will learn non-essay-centric modes of scholarly output through workshops, experimentation, and observation. You will incorporate these diverse methods of research, discourse and praxis in your projects throughout the semester.
    URBN 1871D S01
    Primary Instructor
    Wickland
  • Heritage in the Metropolis: Remembering and Preserving the Urban Past

    Urban heritage – from archaeological sites and historic architecture to longstanding cultural practices – is increasingly threatened by the exponential growth of cities around the globe. Most critically, the complex histories and lived experiences of the diverse communities who have inhabited and shaped cities are often in danger of being erased and forgotten today. This course examines how we might remember and preserve this urban past – and the tangible sites and artifacts that attest to it – ¬in light of the social and political dynamics of cities in the present.
    URBN 1871A S01
    Primary Instructor
    Yapp
  • Senior Honors Thesis II 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 1972 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Yapp
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1972 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Logan
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Honors Thesis Workshop

    This seminar introduces students to independent research and writing skills necessary for successful and timely completion of the honors thesis. Course work includes presentation of one's own thesis drafts and peer review of classmates' work. All students who submit an approved honors thesis proposal shall enroll in URBN 1981 for the spring semester of their thesis research and writing. Concentrators may also enroll in the course during semesters 6 or 7 in preparation for the honors thesis, but must present a written proposal in place of chapters. Enrollment limited to 20 juniors and seniors in Urban Studies. S/NC
    URBN 1981 S01
    Students writing an honors thesis in Urban Studies should enroll in URBN 1981 during the Fall semester of their senior year. In the following Spring semester, thesis writers will register for URBN 1972 in the section of their thesis advisor.
    Primary Instructor
    Yapp
  • Courses of Interest to Concentrators in Urban Studies

    The following courses offered by other departments will fulfill Core Discipline, Seminar, and Complementary 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.

    Applied Mathematics
    APMA 1650 Statistical Inference I
    APMA 1655 Honors Statistical Inference I
    Archaeology and Ancient World
    ARCH 1900 The Archaeology of College Hill
    Cognitive, Linguistic, Psychological Sciences
    CLPS 0900 Statistical Methods
    Education
    EDUC 1230 Applied Statistics for Ed Research and Policy Analysis
    Environmental Studies
    ENVS 0070C Transcending Transportation Impacts
    ENVS 1247 Clearing the Air: Environmental Studies of Pollution
    ENVS 1400 Sustainable Design in the Built Environment
    History of Art and Architecture
    HIAA 0074 Nineteenth-Century Architecture
    HIAA 0100 Introduction to Architectural Design Studio
    Public Health
    PHP 1501 Essentials of Data Analysis
    Sociology
    SOC 0310 Theory and Practice of Engaged Scholarship
    SOC 1100 Introductory Statistics for Social Research
    SOC 1340 Principles and Methods of Geographic Information Systems
    SOC 1871X Comparative Urban Political Economy
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