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Urban Studies Minor

The urban studies minor is intended to help students understand how cities develop, how the physical environment of cities influences human behavior, and how to address such seemingly intractable urban problems as poverty, homelessness, and troubled schools. This minor may be combined with any other major or minor. A minimum of 9 credits must be exclusive to the minor and cannot be counted toward any other majors/minors/certificate programs. At least 9 credits of the minor must be at the 3000/4000 level.

Urban Studies Minor Requirements (18 credits)

Core Courses (9 credits)
URBS 1020 Introduction to Urban Studies (3 credits)
URBS 2000 Urban Planning (3 credits)
URBS 3000 Urban Problems and Politics (3 credits)

Minor Electives (9 credits)
Select 3 credits from the following courses:
SOCL 2510 Social Problems (3 credits)
SOCL 3150 Social Movements (3 credits)
SOCL 3500 Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. (3 credits)

Select 3 credits from the following courses:
ENVS 1100 Environmental Science I (3 credits)
GEOG 2050 Survey of Geography (3 credits)
SOCL 3600 Environmental Sociology (3 credits)

Select 3 credits from the following courses:
CRJU 2220 Criminology (3 credits)
CRJU 2600 Multiculturalism and Crime (3 credits)
CRJU 4600 Gangs in America (3 credits)

The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the 2013-2014 edition of the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.