URB 3010 Contemporary U.S. Cities
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The course discusses the historical growth and development of U.S. cities and metropolitan areas from the pre-industrial era through to the twenty-first century. It will then explore a set of key, contemporary debates – all in the context of cities and the urban — in the realm of social and economic justice, environmental sustainability, and closely related topics. The course will employ classroom discussion, visits by scholars, practitioners, and advocates, and other means to explore these topics.

URB 3020 The Global Evolution of Cities
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This is a highly interdisciplinary course, employing perspectives from history, geography, economics, architecture, humanities, sociology, anthropology, and political science; utilizing a series of modules and case-studies, from the earliest cities in the Bronze Age to present-day global-city regions. The course provides a sense of the spectrum of urbanity through the ages and across the world’s regions. It will introduce key moments in the evolution of cities around the world; moments that can also be thought of as urban revolutions.

URB 4060 Urban Environments
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examines the physical environmental processes relating to soil, climate, water, and ecosystems that characterize urban environments as opposed to more natural or rural ones. Explores the human-environmental interface in urban areas as reflected in issues such as environmental justice, sustainability, resilience, population growth, unequal distribution of resources, and public health. Sustainability will be particularly emphasized. The City of Atlanta is used as a living laboratory for the course.

URB 4097 Urban Special Topics
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

A seminar designed to explore in depth the most recent issues and/or research results in a particular area of urban studies. The course can be repeated when topic vary.

URB 4660 Urban Environment
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examines the physical environmental processes relating to soil, climate, water, and ecosystems that characterize urban environments as opposed to more natural or rural ones. Explores the human-environmental interface in urban areas as reflected in issues such as environmental justice, sustainability, resilience, population growth, unequal distribution of resources, and public health. Sustainability will be particularly emphasized. The City of Atlanta is used as a living laboratory for the course.