Urban Studies

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The Urban Studies certificate is for students seeking to think about cities in an informed, disciplined and integrated way, and to construct an intellectual understanding of the challenges and virtues of urban life.

Program requirements

  • Five courses listed or cross-listed as Urban Studies courses, from among the following themes: History of Cities, Comparative and Theoretical Dimensions, the Built Environment, Urban Economics and Finance, Public Policy and Government.
  • A capstone project on a topic pertaining to Urban Studies, completed as one of the five course units
  • An MLA Proseminar
  • Three electives from the MLA curriculum

Penn LPS

The lifelong learning division of Penn Arts & Sciences

3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

(215) 898-7326

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