Urban Humanities (B.A.)

Unless otherwise noted, 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education42
World Languages and Cultures3-9
Major Requirements34
Free Electives41-35
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Introductory Class
URHS 101Introduction to Urban Humanities3
Core Sequence
Complete four courses from the categories below. Courses must be taken from at least two categories.12
Theory and Methods Sequence
URHS 301Theorizing Urban Experience3
Qualitative Methods
Complete one of the following:
ANTH 290Historical Archaeology3
or ANTH 301 Methods in Anthropological Research and Practice
or ENFL 208 Introduction to the Film
or ENGL 300 Critical Approaches to English
or HIST 290 Historical Thinking and Communication
or JUST 223 Ethnography in Justice Studies
Quantitative/Digital Methods
Complete one of the following:
EAES 210Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing3
or EAES 310 Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
or EAES 391 Quantitative Methods in Geography and Urban Studies
or HIST 270 Introduction to Digital History
or HIST 466 Historical Geographic Information Systems and Mapping
or JUST 240 Statistics for Social Research
or SOCI 240 Statistics for Social Research
Engaged Urbanism Sequence
URHS 401Special Topics in Engaged Urbanism3
URHS 402Workshop in Engaged Urbanism3
Skills Training and Elective
Complete one of the following:4
Internship in Engaged Urbanism
Skills Training in Engaged Urbanism (Complete an additional 300-400 level elective from the list below. Course must not meet any other major requirement.)
Total Credits34

Core Sequence Categories

Complete four courses from at least two categories.
Creating Urban Society: DIversity and Mobility
HIST 205Race and Ethnicity in United States History3
HIST 216Italian America Past and Present3
HIST 217African American History3
HIST 314Women and Migration3
HIST 320American Urban History Since 18803
HIST 407U.S. Immigration History3
EAES 283Urban Georgraphy3
JUST 317Race and the U.S. Legal System3
SOCI 225Latinas and Latinos in the United States3
SOCI 307Immigration3
SOCI 311Urban Sociology3
Governing Urban Space: Urban Power and Inequality
ANTH 255Urban Anthropology3
EAES 281Introduction to American Urban Studies3
ENFL 370Class, Race and Ethnicity in Film3
JUST 250Current Issues in Policing3
JUST 325Police and Society3
POLS 216Urban Politics3
POLS 315Urban Administration3
Meaning and Representation: Urban Art and Culture
ENGL 227Queer Fiction3
ENGL 234American Drama3
ENGL 238Black Writers in the United States: A Survey3
ENGL 274Contemporary U.S. Literature of Immigration3
ENGL 339Postwar American Fiction 1945-19903
THTR 285Theater for Community Impact3
THTR 286Site Specific Performance3
Nature and Technology: Science and Urban Society
ANTH 360Environmental Anthropology3
EAES 384Managing the Urban Environment3
EAES 385Urbanization and Environment3
SOCI 312Environmental Sociology3
SOCI 314Environmental Justice3

300-400 Level Electives

ANTH 301Methods in Anthropological Research and Practice3
ANTH 360Environmental Anthropology3
EAES 310Geographic Information Systems (GIS)3
EAES 384Managing the Urban Environment3
EAES 385Urbanization and Environment3
EAES 391Quantitative Methods in Geography and Urban Studies3
ENFL 370Class, Race and Ethnicity in Film3
ENGL 300Critical Approaches to English3
ENGL 339Postwar American Fiction 1945-19903
HIST 314Women and Migration3
HIST 320American Urban History Since 18803
HIST 407U.S. Immigration History3
JUST 325Police and Society3
POLS 315Urban Administration3
SOCI 307Immigration3
SOCI 311Urban Sociology3
SOCI 312Environmental Sociology3
SOCI 314Environmental Justice3

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts
Complete a 3 credit Fine and Performing Arts course.3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Complete a 3 credit Computer Science course.3
H. Mathematics
Complete a 3 credit Mathematics course.3
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Complete a 4 credit Natural Science Laboratory course.4
J. Physical Education
Complete a 1 credit Physical Education course.1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives 3
Students in P12 Subject Area Teaching programs complete EDFD 200 as part of the Teacher Education sequence.
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Complete a 3 credit Interdisciplinary Studies course.3
Students in P12 Subject Area Teaching programs complete SASE 210 as part of the Teacher Education sequence.
Total Credits42

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages
Based on language placement exam, complete one or two sequential courses in the same language. Requirement is automatically fulfilled by language major courses.3-6
World Cultures
Requirement may be fulfilled by course selected in General Education - Social Science: Global Cultural Perspectives. Requirement may also be fulfilled by major coursework. See list of courses.0-3
Total Credits3-9

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This recommended four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION (C1) Writing 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (D) Fine and Performing Arts 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K3) Social Science – Social Science Perspectives 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (G) Computer Science 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1) Social Science – American and European History 3
URHS 101 Introduction to Urban Humanities 3
Core Sequence Course 1 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION (C3) Communication 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (H) Mathematics 3
World Language 1 3
Core Sequence Course 2 3
 Credits15
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION (L) Interdisciplinary Studies 3
World Language 2 (or Free Elective) 3
World Cultures 3
Core Sequence Course 3 3
Core Sequence Course 4 3
 Credits15
Third Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION (I) Natural Science Laboratory 4
URHS 301 Theorizing Urban Experience 3
Qualitative Methods course 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
Quantitative/Digital Methods course 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
URHS 401 Special Topics in Engaged Urbanism 3
URHS 403
Internship in Engaged Urbanism
or Skills Training in Engaged Urbanism
4
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION (J) Physical Education 1
URHS 402 Workshop in Engaged Urbanism 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 2
 Credits12
 Total Credits120