Urban Studies Certificate
Jamie Harris, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Coordinator, BOL 766, (414) 229-4629, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Certificate in Urban Studies provides the undergraduate student with a coordinated core of courses that focus on urban issues and policy alternatives examined from a variety of humanistic, social scientific, and professional perspectives. Particular emphasis is placed on the impact of gender, racial, and ethnic diversity within the context of urban policy choices and delivery. This certificate will be of interest especially to those students considering careers in urban areas and as a supplement to majors in the arts and sciences or professions.
The urban studies certificate program is open to all students seeking a bachelor's degree from UWM, to students who previously have received a bachelor's degree from UWM or any other accredited college or university, and to those who do not plan to pursue a college or university degree (non-degree students) but who have a strong interest in this subject. To be admitted to the university as non-degree students, individuals must meet regular university admission requirements.
- Completion of 18 credits in approved urban studies courses with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
- Completion of Urb Std 250 (Exploring the Urban Environment), Urb Std 193 (Freshman Seminar), or Urb Std 360 (Perspectives on the Urban Scene).
- Of the 18 credits, 6 must be in the humanities and 6 in the social sciences, and 9 must be at the 300 level or above taken in residence at UWM. It is recommended that the student also complete one course in the natural sciences.
- No more than 9 credits from any one department outside Urban Studies may count toward the certificate.
- A maximum of 6 credits in independent study may be taken. In the senior year, a student may plan an independent study course to synthesize previous work in urban studies.
- An internship in Urb Std 289 or 489 is recommended highly.
- While students may elect courses outside the College of Letters and Science to count toward the certificate, at least 12 credits must be completed in L&S courses, at least 6 of these at the 300 level or above.
- Credits earned at other institutions in equivalent urban studies programs and accepted by UWM as transfer credits may count in partial fulfillment of the certificate requirements.
Urban Studies Approved Courses
The following courses in the College of Letters and Science are approved to count toward the Urban Studies Certificate. Each semester, the Advisory Committee will review and approve variable content course sections for the Certificate. Contact the Urban Studies Program for the most current list of approved courses.
Africol 300 Urban Violence
Africol 319 History of Blacks in the American City
Africol 341 Black Politics and City Government
Africol 372 African American Literary Movements: Harlem Renaissancel
Anthro 022 Ancient Cities of the Americas
Anthro 431 Urban Anthropology
Arch 584 Urban Landscape Architecture
ArtHist 106 Art Cities of Europe
ArtHist 360 Modern Architecture II: The Rise of Modern Architecture
ArtHist 361 Modern Architecture III: Contemporary Architecture
ArtHist 412 Cities and Sanctuaries of Ancient Greece
ArtHist 425 Romanesque Architecture
ArtHist 426 French Gothic Architecture
ArtHist 429 English Medieval Architecture
ArtHist 431 Renaissance Architecture in Italy
ArtHist 458 A Comparative History of Architecture and Urbanism: (Subtitle)
ArtHist 459 American Architecture
ArtHist 461 Early Modern Architecture in the MidwestArtHist 462 Frank Lloyd Wright
CompLit 230 Literature and Society: (Subtitle)
CompLit 232 Literature and Politics: (Subtitle)Crm Jst 370 Criminal Justice Administration
Crm Just 372 Criminal Justice Policy and Community
Dance 370 World Movement Traditions: "Hip Hop" subtitle
Econ 323 Urban Economics
Ed Pol 113 The Milwaukee Community
Ed Pol 114 Community Problems
Ed Pol 203 Communities and Neighborhoods in America
Ed Pol 401 Foundations of Community-Based Organizations
Ed Pol 500 Sociology and the Policy of Urban Communities and Schoolsl
Ed Pol 503 Foundations of Community-Based OrganizationsEd Pol 507 Action Research on Milwaukee Institutions
English 248 Literature and Contemporary Life: "Mapping the City" subtitle
English 394 Theories of Mass CultureGeog 114 Geogaphy of Race
Geog 140 Our Urban Environment: Introduction to Urban Geography
Geog 297 Study Abroad: "Urban Environmental Changes in Guatemala" subtitle
Geog 440 City Systems and Metropolitan Development
Geog 441 Geography of Cities and Metropolitan Areas
Geog 443 Cities of the World: Comparative Urban Geography
Geog 497 Study Abroad: "Urban Environmental Changes in Guatemala" subtitle
Geog 520 Physical Geography of the City
Geog 540 Globalization and the City
Geog 564 Urban Environmental Change and Social Justice
Geo Sci 465 Advanced Environmental Geology
Geo Sci 466 Advanced Environmental Geology Laboratory
German 647 Seminar on Themes and Motifs in German Literature: "Cities of the German-Speaking World" and "Stories from Urban Landscapes of Ireland and Germany" subtitles
Global 321 The Global City in History
Global 421 Cities in the Global Economy
Hist 192 Freshman Seminar: "Living in Ancient Rome"; "The Burbs: History of American Suburbs" subtitles
Hist 200 Historical Roots of Contemporary Issues: "Making of the American Ghetto" subtitle
Hist 303 A History of Greek Civilization: The Greek City-State
Hist 307 A History of Rome: The Republic
Hist 308 A History of Rome: The Empire
Hist 371 Topics in European History: Rome in the Age of Constantine - Society and Culture" subtitle
Hist 404 Topics in American History: "The Wire" subtitle+
Hist 436 Immigrant America Since 1880
Hist 440 History of the American Working Classes
Hist 450 Growth of Metropolitan Milwaukee
Hist 460 History of Poverty
Hist 463 History of the American City
Hist 595 The Quantitative Analysis of Historical Data
Hist 600 Seminar in History: "American Suburban History" and "Milwaukee and the World" subtitles
Linguis 432 Urban Dialects
Philos 237 Technology, Values and Society
Philos 355 Political Philosophy
Pol Sci 213 Urban Government and Politics
Pol Sci 387 Seminar in American Politics: "Municipal Finance" subtitle
Pol Sci 413 Governing Metropolitan Areas
Pol Sci 450 Urban Political Problems
Pol Sci 452 Administrative Law
Soc Wrk 205 Social Welfare: A Societal Imperative
Soc Wrk 206 Society, Povery and Welfare Programs
Soc Wrk 630 Women, Poverty and Welfare Reform
Sociol 193 Freshman Seminar: "College in the City" subtitle
Sociol 224 American Minority Groups
Sociol 307 Industrial Sociology
Sociol 323 Perspectives on Latino Communities
Sociol 324 Comparative Race Relations
Sociol 325 Social Change
Sociol 330 Economy and Society
Sociol 377 Urbanism and Urbanization
Sociol 450 Environmental Sociology
Sociol 472 Population and Society
Sociol 495 Seminar in Sociology: "International Urban Sociology" subtitle
Sociol 603 Urban Minority Communities
Sociol 604 Research in Urban Minority Communities: (Subtitle)
Sociol 610 Reproduction of Minority Communities
Theatre 305 The Theatre Experience: "Out and About in Milwaukee" Subtitle
UrbPlan All U and U/G courses
Urb Std All U and U/G courses
Wmns 489 Feminism in the City: Internship in Women's Studies
Awarding of Certificate
Students currently involved in baccalaureate studies who complete the requirements
of the program successfully will be awarded the certificate at the time of graduation.
Post-baccalaureate and non-degree students will receive the certificate upon
successful completion of the program requirements.
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