M.S. and Ph.D. in Urban Studies. Occasional undergraduate courses. A coordinated degree program is available, in cooperation with the School of Information Studies, offering simultaneous MS/MLIS degrees. Interdisciplinary graduate programs are sponsored by the Departments of History and Sociology. In addition to generalist studies, economic development, health care delivery systems, and social structure and social policy are areas of concentration at the master's level. Doctoral study emphasizes history, research methodology, and social science theory, in addition to specialization in: human service organizations; race, class, gender, and ethnicity; and comparative historical and contemporary perspectives on urban development.
Urban growth and growth control policies; urban planning; aging and public policy; law and urban policy; health care organization and community health planning; local economic development; urban community development; public program evaluation; urban demography; metropolitan development; urban change and alternative urban futures; urban political processes; intergovernmental relations; municipal management; urban labor; and leisure, are topics of study.
The following LC classification range descriptions represent areas of concentration for urban studies:
E (America. United States): Social life and customs. Civilization. Intellectual life; Ethnic groups; Education; Elements in the population (ethnic groups).
GN (Anthropology): General; Philosophy. Relation to other fields; Methodology; Human variation; Race (general); Social aspects of the human body; Social and cultural anthropology, ethnology (general); Culture and cultural processes; Collected ethnographies; Applied anthropology; Material culture; Intellectual life; Communication; Creativity; Recreation, games, sports; Classification and naming systems; Ethics. Values; Social organization; Sex role; Family; Life cycle; Death; Friendship; Kinship; Associations; Social stratification; Political anthropology; Social control; Ethnicity; Cultural traits, customs, institutions; Ethnic groups (general); North American ethnic groups; Latin American ethnic groups; European ethnic groups; Asian ethnic groups; African ethnic groups; Ethnic groups of Oceania; Ethnic groups of Arctic regions.
GT (Manners and Customs (general)): Town and city life. Selectively collected category: Graffiti.
H (Social Sciences (general)): General; History. Biography; General works. Philosophy; Methodologies; Interviewing; Biographical methods; Social science forecasting; Research (general); General works; Public policy. Policy sciences.
HB (Economic Theory. Demography): Urban population.
HD (Economic History and Conditions): Migrant and temporary labor; Women; Children and youth; Housing.
HM (Sociology): Cultural and social evolution; Social control. Social ethics, norms, values. Social integration; Groups and organizations; Community; Organizational sociology and theory; Deviant behavior. Anomie; Social stratification. Equality and inequality; Social institutions; Social change; Environment. Social ecology; Mass behavior. Crowds, violence; Progress. Regression. Social stability; Social forecasting; Social psychology (Perception of others. Prejudice. Stereotype); Interpersonal relations. Social behavior (Conflict management); Social influence. Social pressure (Public relations. Publicity; Propaganda; Public opinion); Authority, power, leadership; Liberty, pluralism, multiculturalism, toleration; Individualism. Passive resistance, nonviolence.
KF (Law. United States): The following category is selectively collected: Public safety. Social activities.
NA (Architecture): Architecture and the state. Preservation and restoration; History; Modern architecture; Theory. Philosophy; Architecture and the handicapped; Special classes of buildings; Material and form; National, state, municipal, etc. Government buildings; Commercial buildings. Transportation and storage; Industrial architecture (e.g., factories, mills, etc.); Public buildings (e.g., museums, research buildings, etc.); Aesthetics of cities. City planning.
RA (Public Aspects of Medicine): Medicine and the state; Public health. Preventive medicine. Women; Hospitals. Nursing homes; Toxicology.