Why Study Urban Humanities?
The Urban Humanities program investigates what it means to be human in an increasingly urban world. Urban spaces are not only home to most of the world’s population, but are increasingly important to economic development, political cooperation and conflict, human-environment relations, and creative expression — that is, to the complex and diverse experience of being human.
- The Urban Humanities program explores the urban experience in an interdisciplinary way, drawing on faculty and courses from social sciences like anthropology and sociology; humanistic fields like the arts, history, and literature; and scientific fields like environmental studies.
- The program emphasizes community engagement. Montclair State University lies in the center of the one of the largest and most diverse urbanized areas in the United States, and this context serves as a laboratory and source of career opportunities for Urban Humanities students.
- The program’s curriculum is designed to provide students with both a coherent framework through which they can explore urban life and the flexibility to pursue individual courses of study that fit their interests and needs.
- Students in the program will explore diverse subjects such as urban inequality, development and gentrification, forms of activism and advocacy, community planning, climate change, culture and art, criminal justice issues, and the dynamics of racial, ethnic and cultural diversity.
|URHS 101||Introduction to Urban Humanities||3|
|ANTH 301||Methods in Anthropological Research and Practice||3|
|or ANTH 290|| Historical Archaeology|
|or ENFL 208|| Introduction to the Film|
|or ENGL 300|| Critical Approaches to English|
|or JUST 223|| Ethnography in Justice Studies|
|EAES 210||Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing||3|
|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|
|URHS 404||Skills Training in Engaged Urbanism||1|
Core Sequence Courses