Urban Studies


Urban Studies

This minor offers students a concentration in social sciences applied to urban issues. It can be used for preparation for employment in social service administration, service planning, policy development, or local government administration. It can also be used for prepara- tion for graduate studies in planning, urban studies, urban geography, urban politics, or urban sociology.

Total Required: 21-22 Credits

Basic Requirements:

9 credits



SOCL 217

S/U/Urban Sociology




GEOG 201

Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning




GEOG 377

Urban Geography



One course chosen from the following:




PLSC 215

Community, State, and Regional Politics


PLSC 217

Public Administration


PLSC 316

Political Power in American Cities


At least three electives chosen from the following:


*Includes PLSC courses listed above



ECON 376

Labor Economics


ENVR 250

Urban Environmental Issues in Latin America


GEOG 286

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems


GEOG 350

Urban Historical Geography


GEOG 387

Urban Issues Seminar


HIST 250

S/U/Work and Workers in Modern America


HIST 264

S/U/United States Immigration History


HIST 357

Black Power and Structural Inequality in Post 1945


HIST 367

Making of Industrial America, 1877-1918


PLSC 312

American Social Welfare Policy


PSYC 275

Environmental Psychology


SOCL 220

U/Inequality, Class & Poverty


SOCL 230

S/U/Race and Ethnicity


SOCL 241

S/The Individual and Society


SOCL 347

Criminology & Juvenile Delinquency

Note: Urban Studies Internships may be used to satisfy the requirements of one elective course (up to 3 credits). For more information on this internship, contact the Coordinator of the Urban Studies minor.

For further information and/or to enroll in the Urban Studies Program, contact:

Jennifer Rogalsky

SUNY Geneseo
Bailey Hall 228
Geneseo, NY 14454

E-Mail: rogalsky@geneseo.edu

Phone: (585) 245-6197