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 cr. Undergraduate.
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.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: SS, CD
Course Rules: Cultures and Communities Prog course; req'd service learning component.
Last Taught: Summer 2018, UWinteriM 2018, Summer 2017, UWinteriM 2017.
URB STD 193 First-Year Seminar:
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: SS
Course Rules: Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194).
URB STD 250 Exploring the Urban Environment
3 cr. Undergraduate.
The nature of the city, the processes that effect change, and the future of the city.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: SS
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016.
URB STD 289 Internship in Urban Studies, Lower Division
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Application of basic principles of Urban Studies in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.
Prerequisites: intro course in Urb Std or related area; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
Course Rules: One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. May be retaken to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Summer 2017, Fall 2015, Spring 2009, Spring 2002.
URB STD 297 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate.
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.
Prerequisites: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: UWinteriM 2018, Fall 2017.
URB STD 299 Ad Hoc:
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
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.
Prerequisites: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
URB STD 360 Perspectives on the Urban Scene:
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Topics related to the structure, growth, and change of the urban environment.
Prerequisites: jr st.
General Education Requirements: SS
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016.
URB STD 377 Urbanism and Urbanization
3 cr. Undergraduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st & a Sociol 100-level course; or Urb Std 250(P).
Course Rules: Sociol 377 & Urb Std 377 are jointly-offered; they count as repeats of one another.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015.
URB STD 381 Honors Seminar:
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Selected topics.
Prerequisites: soph st; Honors 200(P); cons Honors College dir.
General Education Requirements: SS
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
URB STD 450 Urban Growth and Development: A Global View
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Urban growth and development from an international perspective.
Prerequisites: jr st or cons instr.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Spring 1985.
URB STD 489 Internship in Urban Studies, Upper Division
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Application of advanced principles of urban studies in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.
Prerequisites: jr st; 300-level or above course in Urb Std or related area; 2.5 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
Course Rules: One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. May be retaken to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Summer 2017, Summer 2016, Fall 2015.
URB STD 497 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog, contact CIE Overseas Programs, PER 166, 229-5182.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, UWinteriM 2018, UWinteriM 2017, UWinteriM 2016.
URB STD 499 Ad Hoc:
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Fall 2009, Summer 1986, Spring 1986, Summer 1984.
URB STD 600 Capstone Seminar in Urban Studies
3 cr. Undergraduate.
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.
Prerequisites: sr st; declared Urb Std major.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015.
URB STD 625 Law and Urban Poverty
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Examination of the relationship between law and poverty, with emphasis upon federal legislative attempts in specific problem areas to alleviate the condition of poverty.
Prerequisites: jr st; cons instr.
URB STD 639 Health Care and Public Policy in the United States
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Health care policies in the United States.
Prerequisites: jr st or cons instr.
URB STD 699 Independent Reading
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Advanced readings and study in Urban Studies.
Prerequisites: jr st; 2.5 gpa; cons instr, dept chair, & asst dean for SAS.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Spring 2015, Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2007.