Courses for Spring 2017

  • The United States Metropolis, 1945-2000

    This lecture and discussion course will provide students with an introduction to the history, politics, and culture of United States cities and suburbs from the end of World War II to the close of the twentieth century. Readings are drawn from recent work in the political, social, and cultural history of U.S. cities as well as primary sources rooted in the period under study. DPLL WRIT
    URBN 1200 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Zipp
  • The Political Foundations of the City

    This course examines the history of urban and social welfare policy in the United States and abroad. It reviews major theories accounting for the origins and subsequent development of welfare states, explains the "exceptional" nature of American public policy, and employs a combination of historical texts and case studies to analyze the connections between politics and the urban environment.
    URBN 1250 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Pacewicz
  • Understanding the City through Data

    Cities are complex systems, but luckily there are lots of data and analysis techniques to make sense of them. In this project-based course, you will learn to conduct a variety of data analysis techniques that are commonly used and essential in urban studies. The case studies will be selected from humanities, social sciences, and real-life urban problems.
    URBN 1500 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Sungu-Eryilmaz
  • Transportation: An Urban Planning Perspective

    This seminar explores how urban planners in the U.S. plan for and around various transportation networks. We will examine how these networks are designed and funded, which modes get priority over others, and ultimately how transportation shapes the built environment. Realworld examples of plans and projects from Providence and Rhode Island are used throughout the course. Important concepts are illustrated through field trips and guest speakers. WRIT
    URBN 1870T S01
    Primary Instructor
    Azar
  • Critical Urban Theory

    In this seminar students will closely read and apply critical theory to thinking about urban formations and inherent socio-spatial inequalities and forms of everyday representation in a contemporary US context. More broadly, students will become familiar with geographical thought coming out of the social sciences and humanities that advances the decidedly spatial perspective that the majority of social, economic, political, and environmental problems and their potential solutions are urban-based. DPLL WRIT
    URBN 1870U S01
    Primary Instructor
    Bloch
  • 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
    Primary Instructor
    Silver
    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 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 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Carter
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1972 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Chudacoff
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1972 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Katz
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1972 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Morone
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1972 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1972 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Orr
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1972 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Pacewicz
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1972 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Silver
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1972 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Sungu-Eryilmaz
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1972 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Wong
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    URBN 1972 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.

    Anthropology
    ANTH 1301 Anthropology of Homelessness
    Applied Mathematics
    APMA 0650 Essential Statistics
    APMA 1650 Statistical Inference I
    APMA 1660 Statistical Inference II I
    Cognitive, Linguistic, Psychological Sciences
    CLPS 0900 Quantitative Methods in Psychology
    Economics
    ECON 1620 Introduction to Econometrics
    Education
    EDUC 1100 Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
    EDUC 1110 Introductory Statistics for Education Research & Policy Analysis
    English
    ENGL 0710T Reading New York
    Environmental Studies
    ENVS 1555 Urban Agriculture: The Importance of Localized Food Systems
    ENVS 1580 Environmental Stewardship and Resilience in Urban Systems
    History of Art and Architecture
    HIAA 0861 City and Cinema
    HIAA 1910A Architecture of Downtown Providence
    HIAA 1910F City Senses: Urbanism Beyond Visual Spectacle
    Political Science
    POLS 1600 Political Research Methods
    Public Policy
    PLCY 0220 City Politics
    PLCY 1200 Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation
    PLCY 1701W Race, Gentrification, and the Policing of Urban Space
    Sociology
    SOC 1100 Introductory Statistics for Social Research
    SOC 1330 Remaking the City
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