COURSES BY THEME

Urban Studies majors need to take at least one course from each area. Some courses may fulfill more than one theme but cannot double count within the major.

This list is not exhaustive; courses not listed may also be considered but must be approved by the Urban Studies advisor. Titles for topics courses vary and may fulfill a different theme depending on course content for the specific term. See your advisor. Course numbers in bold denote courses Primary to Urban Studies.

 

  • HISTORY OF CITIES
    • URBS 103/HIST 209 Industrial Metropolis
    • URBS 104/HIST153 The Transformation of Urban America
    • URBS 121 (was 101) /ANTH121 Origins and Cultures of Cities
    • URBS 139/ANTH139 Ancient Civilizations of the World
    • URBS 203 Intro to City Planning: Planning Urban Spaces
    • URBS 210/HIST210 The City
    • URBS 212/COML110/HIST246/THAR110 History, Theatre, and Culture: Classical Athens to Elizabethan London
    • URBS 220/HIST 214 Current Topics: Modern American Cities
    • URBS 217/HIST 373 America in the 1960's
    • URBS 236/ANTH236/NELC246 Mesopotamia: Heartland of Cities, or; Iraq: Ancient Cities & Empires (NELC topics courses)
    • URBS 250 Urban Public Policy
    • URBS 260/HIST 206 World Cities : Cities in Chinese History
    • URBS 270 The Immigrant City
    • URBS 272 Architecture, Location, & Class in Philadelphia, 1780-1930
    • URBS 367/HIST367 Philadelphia 1700-2000
    • URBS 404 Philanthropy and the City
    • URBS 420/SOCI 420 Perspectives on American Poverty
    • URBS 440/CPLN540 Intro. To City Planning: Past, Present, Future
    • URBS 450 Urban Redevelopment
    • URBS 457/SOCI435 Globalization & the City
    • URBS 472/AFRC472 Race and the City
    • ARTH 283 The Modern City
  • COMPARATIVE & THEORETICAL DIMENSIONS
    • URBS 018 Soundscapes of Society/Music in Urban Spaces
    • URBS 112/SOCI011 Urban Sociology
    • URBS 114/AFRC112/SOCI112/WSTD112 Discrimination: Racial & Sexual Conflict
    • URBS 121 (was 101)/ANTH121 Origins and Cultures of Cities
    • URBS122/ANTH107/SAST002 The City in South Asia
    • URBS 139/ANTH 139/NELC 182 Ancient Civilizations of the World
    • URBS 160 (was 214)/SOCI006/AFRC006 Race & Ethnic Relations
    • URBS 178 (was 078) /AFRC 078/ HIST 214 Urban-University Community Relations
    • URBS 207/ASAM205 Asian-American Community Fieldwork
    • URBS 210/HIST210 The City
    • URBS 212/COML110/HIST246/THAR110 History, Theatre, and Culture: Classical Athens to Elizabethan London
    • URBS 213/ANTH303 Methods in Urban Ethnography
    • URBS 244/COML254/GRMN244 Metropolis: Culture of the City
    • URBS 215 Ethnic Economies and Globalization
    • URBS 235/FNAR226/FNAR626 Film and the City
    • URBS 237/GRMN237 Berlin: History, Politics, Culture
    • URBS 244/COML254/GRMN244 Metropolis: Culture of the City
    • URBS 255/AFRC255/HIST255 Urban Neighborhoods
    • URBS 259  Understanding the Post Industrial City: Media City
    • URBS 260/HIST 206 World Cities: Cities in Chinese History
    • URBS 270 The Immigrant City
    • URBS 273/AFRC145/ENGL145 Writing in Concert
    • URBS 321/ANTH320/COMM320 Urban Ethnography: Documenting City Life
    • URBS 352/ANTH252 Food Habits in Philadelphia Communities
    • URBS 405 /HIST405/AFRC405/RELS439 Religion, Social Justice and Urban Development
    • URBS 414/LALS 414 Memory & Urbanism in the Americas
    • URBS 420/SOCI420 Perspectives on Urban Poverty
    • URBS 452 Community Economic Development
    • URBS 457/SOCI435 Globalization & the City
    • URBS 463/ENVS463 Brownfield Remediation
    • URBS 467/CPLN467 Cities in the 21st Century
    • URBS 473/SOCI473 Community Organizing: History & Theory
    • URBS 480 (URBS 540) Liberation and Ownership
    • ARTH 283 The Modern City
  • THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
    • URBS 203 Intro to City Planning: Planning Urban Spaces
    • URBS 204 Urban Law
    • URBS 205 People & Design
    • URBS 206/URBS506/CPLN620 Public Environment of Cities: Intro to the Urban Landscape
    • URBS 210/HIST210 The City
    • URBS 226/FNAR226 Photography of Urban Place
    • URBS 272 Architecture, Location, & Class in Philadelphia, 1780-1930
    • URBS 290 Metropolitan Nature
    • URBS 312/ANTH312/HSOC321 Health in Urban Communities
    • URBS 322/FNAR222 Big Pictures: Mural Art
    • URBS 330 (was 230) GIS Applications in Social Science
    • URBS 390 Urban Agriculture
    • URBS 410 /FNAR201/SWRK510/URBS510 Urban Community and the Arts
    • URBS 415 Urban Real Estate Markets
    • URBS 416/CPLN620 Public Environment of Cities: Intro to the Urban Landscape
    • URBS 417 Cities and Sustainability
    • URBS 419 Transportation & American Society
    • URBS 440/CPLN540 Intro. To City Planning: Past, Present, Future
    • URBS 450 Urban Redevelopment
    • URBS 451/GAFL569 The Politics of Housing & Urban Development
    • URBS 463/ENVS463 Brownfield Remediation
    • URBS 467/CPLN467 Global Cities in the 21st Century
    • URBS 510/URBS 410 Urban Community and the Arts
    • URBS 622/CPLN 623 Introduction to Property Development
    • ARTH 282 Modern Architecture
    • ARTH 283 The Modern City
    • CPLN 437 Housing Planning in Developing Countries
  • URBAN ECONOMICS & FINANCE
    • URBS 010 (was 100) Homelessness and the Urban Crisis (freshman seminar)
    • URBS 103/HIST209 Industrial Metropolis
    • URBS 215 Ethnic Economies and Globalization
    • URBS 216 Social Entrepreneurship
    • URBS 250 Urban Public Policy
    • URBS 253/SOCI 254 Cities, Suburbs, and their Regions
    • URBS 402 The City and Homelessness
    • URBS 404 Philanthropy and the City
    • URBS 405/HIST405/AFRC405/RELS439 Religion, Social Justice and Urban Development
    • URBS 415 Urban Real Estate Markets
    • URBS 450 Urban Redevelopment
    • URBS 451 /GAFL569 The Politics of Housing & Urban Development
    • URBS 452 Community Economic Development
    • URBS 454 /554/CPLN559 Info., Public Policy, and the Redevelopment of the City
    • URBS 480 (was URBS 540) Liberation and Ownership
    • URBS 622/CPLN 623 Introduction to Property Development
    • ECON 030 Public Policy Analysis (see pre-requisites)
    • ECON 232 Political Economy (see pre-requisites)
    • ECON 237 Urban Fiscal Policy (see pre-requisites)
    • REAL 206/BPUB206 Urban Public Policy & Private Development
    • REAL 215/FNCE215 Urban Real Estate Economics
    • REAL/FNCE/BEPP 230 Urban Fiscal Policy
  • PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT
    • URBS 010 (was 100) Homelessness and the Urban Crisis (freshman seminar)
    • URBS 104 /HIST153 The Transformation of Urban America
    • URBS 114/AFRC112/SOCI112/WSTD114 Discrimination: Racial & Sexual Conflict
    • URBS 136/PSCI136 Urban Politics in the US
    • URBS 160 (was 214) /SOCI006/AFAM006 Race & Ethnic Relations
    • URBS 178 (was 078)/AFRC 078/HIST 214 Urban-University Community Relations: Faculty-Student Collaborative Action Seminar
    • URBS 201 Urban Health Systems
    • URBS 202/EDUC202 Urban Education
    • URBS 203 Intro to City Planning: Planning Urban Spaces
    • URBS 204 Urban Law
    • URBS 208/HIST208 Penn-West Philadelphia Summer Institute
    • URBS 210/HIST 210 The City
    • URBS 240/EDUC240 Education in American Culture
    • URBS 250 Urban Public Policy
    • URBS 252 Urban Journalism
    • URBS 253/SOCI254 Cities, Suburbs, and their Regions
    • URBS 255/AFRC255/HIST255 Urban Neighborhoods
    • URBS 256/HIST356 Race & Metropolis in the Long 20th Century
    • URBS 264/SOCI264 Poverty, Race, and Health
    • URBS 280 /CRIM280/SOCI380 Neighborhood Dynamics of Crime
    • URBS 312/ANTH312/HSOC321 Health in Urban Communities
    • URBS 320/PSCI320/GAFL710 The Science of Politics: Who Gets Elected & Why
    • URBS 323/EDUC323 Tutoring School: Theory & Practice
    • URBS 326/EDUC 326 Tutoring in Urban Public Schools: A Child Development Perspective
    • URBS 327/EDUC410/ASAM321 Schools and Community Development
    • URBS 330 (was 230) GIS Applications in Social Science
    • URBS 352/ANTH252 Food Habits in Philadelphia COmmunities
    • URBS 359/ANTH359 Nutritional Anthropology
    • URBS 402 The City and Homelessness
    • URBS 404 Philanthropy and the City
    • URBS 405/HIST405/AFRC405/RELS439 Religion, Social Justice and Urban Development
    • URBS 406/ENGL401 Teaching American Studies
    • URBS 409/ANTH409/ANTH609 Anthropology & Policy
    • URBS 410/FNAR20/SWRK510/URBS510 Urban Community and the Arts
    • URBS 412 Building a Non-Profit from the Ground Up
    • URBS 416/CPLN621 Metropolitan Food Systems
    • URBS 417 Cities and Sustainability
    • URBS 419 Transportation and American Society
    • URBS 420 Perspectives on American Poverty
    • URBS 440/CPLN540 Intro. To City Planning: Past, Present, Future
    • URBS 448 Neighborhood Displacement & Community Power
    • URBS 450 Urban Redevelopment
    • URBS 451/GAFL 569 The Politics of Housing & Urban Development
    • URBS 452 Community Economic Development
    • URBS 454/CPLN559 City Limits: The Impact of Urban Public Policy
    • URBS 457/SOCI 435 Globalization and the Welfare State
    • URBS 460/EDUC545/AFRC460 School Reform Public Policy
    • URBS 463/ENVS 463 Brownfield Remediation
    • URBS 472/AFRC472 Race and the City
    • URBS 473/SOCI473 Community Organizing: History & Theory
    • REAL 206/BPUB206 Urban Public Management & Private Economic Development
    • ECON 030 Public Policy Analysis
    • PSCI/HSOC 135 The Politics of Food