Coursework

The Urban Studies and Planning Minor requires 20 credit hours of coursework. This curriculum consists of:

  • 2 core courses
  • 14 credit hours of electives—electives are all 100-, 200-, 300-, and 400-level courses offered by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning
  • at least 6 hours of coursework in 300- or 400-level courses, distinct from credit earned for a major or another minor

 

Core Courses

Class

Hours

Course

Notes

UP 101

     3 Introduction to City Planning

UP 203

or

     3 Cities: Planning and Urban Life Pre-req: UP 101, ECON 102 & UP 116 (or equivalent)

UP 204

     3 Chicago: Planning and Urban Life Pre-req: UP 101

 

Sample List of Elective Courses

Class

Hours

Course

Notes

UP 185

     3 Cities in a Global Perspective

UP 205

     3 Ecology & Its Applications

UP 210

     3 Environmental Economics Pre-req: ACE 100 or ECON 102

UP 260

     3 Social Inequality & Planning Pre-req: UP 101

UP 335

     4 Cities & Immigrants UP 260 or consent of instructor

UP 340

     3 Planning for Healthy Cities

UP 405

     4 Watershed Ecology & Planning Pre-req: Previous course in environmental science

UP 406

     4 Urban Ecology Senior standing or consent of instructor

UP 418

     4 GIS for Planners Upper division undergraduate or graduate standing

UP 420

     4 Planning for Historic Preservation At least junior standing

UP 423

     4 Introduction to International Planning

UP 426

     4 Urban Design & Planning Senior standing or consent of Assistant Head

UP 430

     4 Urban Transportation Planning

UP 445

     4 Economic Development Planning Senior or graduate standing

UP 473

     4 Housing & Urban Policy Planning Pre-req: UP 260 or graduate standing

UP 474

     4 Neighborhood Planning Pre-req: UP 260 or graduate standing

UP 494

    1-6 Special Topics in Planning Pre-req: Varies, check section
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