Courses Offered

Urban Studies Programs Courses

Please note that the following list consists of all Urban Studies graduate courses offered. To find courses offered during a particular semester, see http://www4.uwm.edu/schedule/.

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 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 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 704 Seminar in Nonprofit Organizations
3 cr. Graduate.
Overview of structure, functions, and governance of nonprofit organizations. Comparison with government and for-profit organizations.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Nonprof 704, Pol Sci 704, Sociol 704, & Urb Std 704 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another.
Last Taught: Spring 2010, Spring 2009.
URB STD 726 Advanced Methods of Urban Community Development
3 cr. Graduate.
Evaluation of model cities, community health, community corporations, decentralized government. Practice issues: program design, federal policy, consulting, training, participation, decision making process, economic feasibility. Future models.
Prerequisites: grad st & cons instr.
URB STD 741 Introduction to Metropolitan Development
3 cr. Graduate.
Preview to metropolitan development from an analytical viewpoint. Emphasis on the quantitative tools and conceptual framework necessary to interpret phenomena in a metropolitan area.
Prerequisites: grad st.
URB STD 770 The Law and the American City
3 cr. Graduate.
Legal environment of american cities; powers of municipal corporations; relations of municipalities to state and federal governments as controlled by constitutions, statutes, and judicial decisions; special government units; local authorities and bill of rights limitations.
Prerequisites: grad st.
URB STD 840 Community Health Planning
3 cr. Graduate.
Examination of processes of planning for delivery of integrated systems of health services to the urban community. Social, economic, political and organization factors are discussed and interrelated.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2005, Fall 1998, Spring 1996, Spring 1994.
URB STD 841 Health Policy in Urban Society
3 cr. Graduate.
Emerging health policy in modern society. Emphasis on the uncertainty of goals, contending interest, and the urban context.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2009, Fall 2007, Fall 2004, Fall 2002.
URB STD 888 Candidate for Degree
0 cr. Graduate.
Available for master's students who must meet minimum credit load requirement.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Fee for 1 cr assessed.
Last Taught: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Summer 2013.
URB STD 890 Urban Social Institutions Institute:
3 cr. Graduate.
Interdisciplinary study of selected urban and metropolitan problems. Focuses on the analysis of forces shaping the metropolitan milieu.
Prerequisites: grad st or cons UrbInst coord.
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
URB STD 901 Seminar: Urban Social Structure
3 cr. Graduate.
Comprehensive analysis of the emergence and institutionalization of cultural and social patterns in urban settings; and future American urban social structures.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Sociol 901 & Urb Std 901 are jointly-offered & count as repeats of one another.
Last Taught: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2012.
URB STD 913 Seminar in Urban Political Process
3 cr. Graduate.
Analysis of the forces and processes that shape urban political life, with particular emphasis on patterns of government, political culture, power structures, and civic participation in urban and metropolitan communities.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Pol Sci 913 & Urb Std 913 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another.
Last Taught: Spring 2016, Spring 2013, Spring 2011, Spring 2009.
URB STD 921 Seminar: Research Methods in Urban Studies
3 cr. Graduate.
Methodological orientations and techniques in urban studies: philosophy of science, conceptualization measurements, research designs, data collection, data analysis.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014.
URB STD 927 Urban Internship
2-3 cr. Graduate.
Advanced application and analysis of theory and acquired skills in supervised agency assignment.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2014.
URB STD 939 Urban Lifestyle and Holistic Health Care
3 cr. Graduate.
Examines the implications of urban life style for health promotion and protection with special emphasis on developing appropriate health maintenance modalities.
Prerequisites: Urb Std 639(P) or 841(P).
URB STD 945 The Internal Structure of the City
3 cr. Graduate.
The interaction of forces responsible for the evolution of the city as a spatial form and the allocation of economic and social activity within the spatial configuration.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Geog 945 & Urb Std 945 are jointly-offered; they count as repeats of one another.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2012.
URB STD 965 Municipal Management
3 cr. Graduate.
The political, social, and economic contexts in which the urban manager functions, with an emphasis on managing municipal service delivery and resources.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Pub Adm 965(Pol Sci 965) & Urb Std 965 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another.
Last Taught: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2012.
URB STD 971 Seminar on the History of American Urban Problems
3 cr. Graduate.
Historical analysis of the current problems of housing, race relations, the powers and functions of municipal government, law enforcement, and city planning in the United States.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Hist 971 & Urb Std 971 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013.
URB STD 979 Qualitative Research Methods
3 cr. Graduate.
Seminar on logic, design, and presentation of social science research. Inductive and qualitative methods, theory construction, and ethics and procedures of research in natural settings.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Sociol 979 & Urb Std 979 are jointly-offered; they count as repeats of one another.
Last Taught: Spring 2011, Spring 2010, Spring 2009.
URB STD 980 Growth of Urban Society
3 cr. Graduate.
Seminar in historical, social, and ecological growth and development of urban agglomerations. Comparative framework will be used to examine the urban process.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Hist 980 & Urb Std 980 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another.
Last Taught: Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Fall 2010, Spring 2009.
URB STD 981 Argument in Urban Studies Scholarship
3 cr. Graduate.
Reading, recapitulating, critiquing, and writing urban-focused social science argument.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2009, Spring 2007.
URB STD 982 Advanced Quantitative Analysis
3 cr. Graduate.
Evaluation of different methods of generating data and their applications to the analysis of public policies and programs.
Prerequisites: grad st; min. score of 85 on dept diagnostic exam.
Course Rules: Sociol 982 & Urb Std 982 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another.
Last Taught: Fall 2016, Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011.
URB STD 983 Contemporary Urban Social Structure and Change
3 cr. Graduate.
Range of research issues conceptualized in terms of major categorical and more intentional social structures that bear on urban social actions.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2012.
URB STD 984 Research Design for Urban Studies
3 cr. Graduate.
Structural research problem in which doctoral students can master research techniques needed in pursuing dissertation and later in career research.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Spring 2014, Fall 2011.
URB STD 987 Urban Social Control
3 cr. Graduate.
Graduate seminar introducing concepts of social control, pervasiveness of social control, and how social control is maintained in urban environments.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2012, Fall 2000, Spring 1988, Spring 1986.
URB STD 988 Seminar in Urban Social Institutions:
3 cr. Graduate.
Historical and sociological forces shaping selected urban issues and social institutions.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2010, Fall 2009, Spring 2001, Spring 2000.
URB STD 990 Master's Research or Thesis
1-3 cr. Graduate.
Research or thesis work for students in the master's program in Urban Studies.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017, Spring 2017.
URB STD 991 Doctoral Research or Dissertation
1-6 cr. Graduate.
Research or dissertation work for students in the doctoral program in Urban Studies.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable.
Last Taught: Summer 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017.
URB STD 998 Independent Study for Master's Students
1-3 cr. Graduate.
Independent study in a subject area of special need or interest after consultation with a faculty member.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Summer 2015.
URB STD 999 Independent Study for Doctoral Students
1-3 cr. Graduate.
Independent study in a subject area of special need or interest after consultation with a faculty member.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016.