2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 29, 2023  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Urban Studies Minor [URB]

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Timothy Phillips, coordinator
Old Main, Room 124
(607) 753-2438
Email: timothy.phillips@cortland.edu


Arts and Sciences

Minor Offered

Urban Studies

Career Potential

  • Urban planner
  • Transportation analyst
  • Consultant
  • City manager


The interdisciplinary minor in urban studies draws on the resources of the economics, geography, political science and sociology-anthropology departments and may be combined with many of the majors offered by the College. Advisement of students majoring in departments cooperating in urban studies is the responsibility of the urban studies staff members of the respective departments. Students majoring in other departments are advised by advisors assigned from the urban studies staff.

A. Required courses total 12 credit hours.

Prerequisites for these courses must be taken without credit toward the urban studies minor:

B. Elective courses

Elective courses total six credit hours and are to be taken for minor credit upon advisement only. They may be taken from the following list of courses, or from outside the cooperating departments with written permission of the advisor. Such electives may be chosen specifically to emphasize general content, planning, techniques, empirical analysis, or whatever focus is desired by the student and advisor. POL 485 and SOC 400 provide field experiences which would be worthwhile electives for the urban studies minor.

Total Credit Hours Required for the Minor: 18

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