Courses Offered

Urban Studies Programs Courses

Please note that the following list consists of all Urban Studies undergraduate courses offered. To find courses offered during a particular semester, see:

URB STD 150 - Multicultural America (3 units; U)
Cross-cultural study of U.S. ethnic and racial identities from an urban studies perspective, with attention to African-, Asian-, Hispanic-, and Native-American experiences. Cultures and Communities Prog course; req'd service learning component. Prereq: none.
URB STD 193 - First-Year Seminar: (3 units; U)
Specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered. Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
URB STD 250 - Exploring the Urban Environment (3 units; U)
The nature of the city, the processes that effect change, and the future of the city. Prereq: none.
URB STD 289 - Internship in Urban Studies, Lower Division (1-6 units; U)
Application of basic principles of Urban Studies in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting. One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. May be retaken to 6 cr max. Prereq: intro course in Urb Std or related area; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
URB STD 297 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U)
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially-prepared program course work. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
URB STD 299 - Ad Hoc: (1-6 units; U)
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
URB STD 360 - Perspectives on the Urban Scene: (3 units; U)
Topics related to the structure, growth, and change of the urban environment. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
URB STD 377 - Urbanism and Urbanization (3 units; U)
Theoretical perspectives, substantive themes, and methodological approaches to the study of cities. Impact of historical development and changing spatial patterns on social behavior in metropolitan areas. Sociol 377 & Urb Std 377 are jointly-offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st & a Sociol 100-level course; or Urb Std 250(P).
URB STD 381 - Honors Seminar: (3 units; U)
Selected topics. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: soph st; Honors 200(P); cons Honors College dir.
URB STD 450 - Urban Growth and Development: A Global View (3 units; U/G)
Urban growth and development from an international perspective. Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
URB STD 489 - Internship in Urban Studies, Upper Division (1-6 units; U)
Application of advanced principles of urban studies in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting. One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. May be retaken to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 300-level or above course in Urb Std or related area; 2.5 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
URB STD 497 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U/G)
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially-prepared program course work. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog, contact CIE Overseas Programs, PER 166, 229-5182.
URB STD 499 - Ad Hoc: (1-6 units; U)
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
URB STD 600 - Capstone Seminar in Urban Studies (3 units; U)
Seminar on concepts, methods, and approaches to field of Urban Studies; readings and discussions on urban scholarship; students produce research proposals tailored to their interests. Prereq: sr st; declared Urb Std major.
URB STD 625 - Law and Urban Poverty (3 units; U/G)
Examination of the relationship between law and poverty, with emphasis upon federal legislative attempts in specific problem areas to alleviate the condition of poverty. Prereq: jr st; cons instr.
URB STD 639 - Health Care and Public Policy in the United States (3 units; U/G)
Health care policies in the United States. Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
URB STD 699 - Independent Reading (3 units; U)
Advanced readings and study in Urban Studies. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 gpa; cons instr, dept chair, & asst dean for SAS.