Global Studies: Global Cities
The Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies/Global Cities track is designed to help students understand the global dimensions and local variations of urbanism and architecture. Students will explore such issues as the history and economy of global cities, the causes and implications of urban growth and international architectural design.
Students in this track must choose to specialize in either architecture or urbanism. To pursue the architecture option, potential students must meet the admission requirements of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP).
The courses students may take allow them to prepare for careers in fields such as architecture, urban planning, or Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Global Cities track core courses focus on:
- the growth of cities in a historical context, and causes and consequences of urban growth
- what "makes" a city, e.g. its demographics, design, economy, language, cultural life, government, and public policies
- environmental, social and economic problems of cities
- challenges to urban design, planning, governance and sustainability