Courses by Theme

Urban Studies majors need to take at least one course from each area. Some courses may fulfill more than one theme but cannot double count within the major.

This list is not exhaustive; courses not listed may also be considered but must be approved by the Urban Studies advisor. Titles for topics courses vary and may fulfill a different theme depending on course content for the specific term. See your advisor. Course numbers in bold denote courses Primary to Urban Studies.

 

  • HISTORY OF CITIES

    • URBS 1030 (103) /HIST 209 Industrial Metropolis
    • URBS 1153 (104)/HIST1153 (153) Transformations of Urban America
    • URBS 121 /ANTH121 Origins and Cultures of Cities
    • URBS 0050 (139)/ANTH0105(139) Ancient Civilizations of the World
    • URBS 2030 (203) Intro to City Planning: Planning Urban Spaces
    • URBS 0210 (210)/HIST 0810 (210) The City
    • URBS 212/COML110/HIST246/THAR110 History, Theatre, and Culture
    • URBS 220/HIST 214 Current Topics: Modern American Cities
    • URBS 3705 (220)/HIST 3705 (216) Jews and the City
    • URBS 217/HIST 373 America in the 1960's
    • URBS 236/ANTH236/NELC246 Mesopotamia: Heartland of Cities, or; Iraq: Ancient Cities & Empires (NELC topics courses)
    • URBS 2500 (250) Urban Public Policy
    • URBS 2501 (260)/HIST 2501 (206) World Cities: Cities in Chinese History
    • URBS 0270 (270) The Immigrant City
    • URBS 2760 (276)/ARTH 2700 (270) The Modern City
    • URBS 2770 (277) Gender, Sex, and Urban Life
    • URBS 332 Digital City
    • URBS 1154 (367)/HIST1154 (367) Philadelphia 1700-2000
    • URBS 4040 (404) Philanthropy and the City
    • URBS 4200 (420) Perspectives on American Poverty
    • URBS 4350 (435) The Political Economy of Urban Development
    • URBS 4400 (440) Intro to City Planning: Past, Present and Future
    • URBS 4500 (450) Urban Redevelopment
    • URBS 4570 (457)/SOCI435 Globalization & the City
    • URBS 472/AFRC472 Race and the City
  • COMPARATIVE & THEORETICAL DIMENSIONS

    • URBS 018 Soundscapes of Society/Music in Urban Spaces
    • URBS 1090 (112)/SOCI1090 (011) Urban Sociology
    • URBS 114/AFRC112/SOCI112/WSTD112 Discrimination: Racial & Sexual Conflict
    • URBS 121/ANTH121 Origins and Cultures of Cities
    • URBS 0002 (122)/ANTH0002 (107)/SAST 0002 (002) The City in South Asia
    • URBS 1310 (131)/ANTH1310 (131) Small Business Anthropology
    • URBS 137/SOCI 137 Sociology of Media and Popular Culture
    • URBS 139/ANTH 139/NELC 182 Ancient Civilizations of the World
    • URBS 160/SOCI006/AFRC006 Race & Ethnic Relations
    • URBS 1780 (178)/AFRC 078/ HIST 304 (214) Urban-University Community Relations
    • URBS 2600 (180) Asian American Food
    • URBS 207/ASAM205 Asian-American Community Fieldwork
    • URBS 0210 (210)/HIST210 The City
    • URBS 212/COML110/HIST246/THAR110 History, Theatre, and Culture
    • URBS 213/513/FOLK 513 Urban Ethnography
    • URBS 215 Ethnic Economies and Globalization
    • URBS 3705 (220)/HIST 3705 (216) Jews and the City
    • URBS 235/FNAR226/FNAR626 Film and the City
    • URBS 1070 (237)/GRMN 1040 (237) Berlin: History, Politics, Culture
    • URBS 1050 (244)/COML254/GRMN1050 (244) Metropolis: Culture of the City
    • URBS 245/COMM244/EDUC244 Civic Dialogue Seminar
    • URBS 0248 (248) The Urban Food Chain
    • URBS 255/AFRC255/HIST255 Urban Neighborhoods
    • URBS 2580 (258)/SOCI 258 Global Urban Education 
    • URBS 259  Post-Industrial City: New Lifestyles, New Forms
    • URBS 260/HIST 206 World Cities: Cities in Chinese History
    • URBS 0270 (270) The Immigrant City
    • URBS 273/AFRC145/ENGL145 Writing in Concert
    • URBS 2770 (277) Gender, Sex, and Urban Life
    • URBS 3050 (205)/AFRC 3051 (305) Housing, Race, and Community in the United States
    • URBS 3140 (314)/SOCI 314 Participatory Cities
    • URBS 321/ANTH320/COMM320 Urban Ethnography: Documenting City Life
    • URBS 332 Digital City
    • URBS 344 Documentary Experiments in Urban Research
    • URBS 3500 (350)/ENGL 137 Cities and Stories
    • URBS 352/ANTH252 Food Habits in Philadelphia Communities
    • URBS 4050 (405) / HIST405 / AFRC4050 (405) / RELS4050 (439) Religion, Social Justice and Urban Development
    • URBS 414/LALS 414 Memory & Urbanism in the Americas
    • URBS 4200 (420) Perspectives on Urban Poverty
    • URBS 4270 (427) Urban Ethnography: Capturing the Cultures of Cities
    • URBS 4350 (435) The Political Economy of Urban Development
    • URBS 4520 (452) Community Economic Development
    • URBS 4570 (457)/SOCI435 Globalization & the City
    • URBS 463/ENVS463 Brownfield Remediation
    • URBS 467/CPLN467 Cities in the 21st Century
    • URBS 4730 (473)/SOCI 2946 (473) Community Organizing: History & Theory
    • URBS 4800 (480) Liberation and Ownership
    • URBS 5320 (532) Mapping Philadelphia 
    • URBS 547/ANTH547/EDUC547 Anthropology & Education
    • URBS 2760 (276)/ARTH 2700 (283) The Modern City
  • THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

    • URBS 1310 (131)/ANTH1310 (131) Small Business Anthropology
    • URBS 2030 (203) Intro to City Planning: Planning Urban Spaces
    • URBS 2040 (204) Urban Law
    • URBS 2050 (205) People & Design
    • URBS 2060 (206)/URBS506/CPLN620 Public Environment of Cities: Intro to the Urban Landscape
    • URBS 0210 (210)/HIST210 The City
    • URBS 226/FNAR226 Photography of Urban Place
    • URBS 0248 (248) The Urban Food Chain
    • URBS 2900 (290) Metropolitan Nature
    • URBS 2940 (294)/ ANTH 294 (2940) Global Cities: Urbanization in the Global South
    • URBS 312/ANTH312/HSOC321 Health in Urban Communities
    • URBS 3050 (305)/AFRC 3051 (305) Housing, Race, and Community in the United States
    • URBS 322/FNAR222 Big Pictures: Mural Art
    • URBS 3300 (330) GIS Applications in Social Science
    • URBS 344 Documentary Experiments in Urban Research
    • URBS 390 Urban Agriculture
    • URBS 4100 (410) Urban Community and the Arts
    • URBS 4150 (415) Urban Real Estate Markets
    • URBS 416/CPLN620 Metropolitan Food Systems
    • URBS 4170 (417) Cities and Sustainability
    • URBS 4190 (419) Urban Transportation in Flux
    • URBS 4400 (440) Intro to City Planning: Past, Present and Future
    • URBS 4500 (450) Urban Redevelopment
    • URBS 4510 (451)/GAFL569 The Politics of Housing & Urban Development
    • URBS 463/ENVS463 Brownfield Remediation
    • URBS 467/CPLN467 Global Cities in the 21st Century
    • URBS 5320 (532) Mapping Philadelphia 
    • URBS 622/CPLN 623 Introduction to Property Development
    • ARTH 282 Modern Architecture
    • URBS 2760 (276)/ARTH 2700 (283) The Modern City
    • CPLN 437 Housing Planning in Developing Countries
  • URBAN ECONOMICS & FINANCE

    • URBS 0010 (010)  Homelessness and the Urban Crisis
    • URBS 1030 (103)/HIST209 Industrial Metropolis
    • URBS 1400 (140) Inequity & Empowerment
    • URBS 215 Ethnic Economies and Globalization
    • URBS 2160 (216) Social Entrepreneurship
    • URBS 2500 (250) Urban Public Policy
    • URBS 2530 (253)/SOCI 254 Cities, Suburbs, and their Regions
    • URBS 4040 (404) Philanthropy and the City
    • URBS 4050 (405)/HIST405/AFRC4050 (405)/RELS4050 (439) Religion, Social Justice and Urban Development
    • URBS 4150 (415) Urban Real Estate Markets
    • URBS 4350 (435) The Political Economy of Urban Development
    • URBS 4500 (450) Urban Redevelopment
    • URBS 4510 (451)/GAFL569 The Politics of Housing & Urban Development
    • URBS 4520 (452) Community Economic Development
    • URBS 453 Metropolitan Growth & Urban Poverty
    • URBS 4540 (454)/554/CPLN559 Info., Public Policy, and the Redevelopment of the City
    • URBS 4760 (476) Urban Housing Policy
    • URBS 4800 (480) Liberation and Ownership
    • URBS 622/CPLN 623 Introduction to Property Development
    • ECON 0410 (030) Public Policy Analysis (see pre-requisites)
    • ECON 4420 (232) Political Economy (see pre-requisites)
    • ECON 4470 (237) Urban Fiscal Policy (see pre-requisites)
    • REAL 206/BPUB206 Urban Public Policy & Private Development
    • REAL 215/FNCE215 Urban Real Estate Economics
    • REAL/FNCE/BEPP 230 Urban Fiscal Policy
  • PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT

    • URBS 0010 (010) Homelessness and the Urban Crisis
    • URBS 1153 (104)/HIST1153 (153) Transformations of Urban America
    • URBS 114/AFRC1131 (112)/SOCI1130 (112/)WSTD114 Discrimination: Racial & Sexual Conflict
    • URBS 136/PSCI136 Urban Politics in the US
    • URBS 160/SOCI006/AFAM006 Race & Ethnic Relations
    • URBS 1780 (178)/AFRC 078/HIST 214 Urban-University Community Relations: Faculty-Student Collaborative Action Seminar
    • URBS 2010 (201) Urban Health Systems
    • URBS 2020 (202)/EDUC202 Urban Education
    • URBS 2030 (203) Intro to City Planning: Planning Urban Spaces
    • URBS 2040 (204) Urban Law
    • URBS 2080 (208)/HIST208 Penn-West Philadelphia Summer Institute
    • URBS 0210 (210)/HIST 210 The City
    • URBS 245/COMM244/EDUC244 Civic Dialogue Seminar
    • URBS 2500 (250) Urban Public Policy
    • URBS 2520 (252) Urban Journalism
    • URBS 2530 (253)/SOCI254 Cities, Suburbs, and their Regions
    • URBS 255/AFRC255/HIST255 Urban Neighborhoods
    • URBS 256/HIST356 Race & Metropolis in the Long 20th Century
    • URBS 2580 (258)/SOCI 2943 (258) Global Urban Education 
    • URBS 264/SOCI 264 Poverty, Race, and Health
    • URBS 2090 (280)/CRIM 2080 (280)/SOCI 380 Neighborhood Dynamics of Crime
    • URBS 2850 (285) Health on the Urban Margins
    • URBS 2900 (290) Metropolitan Nature
    • URBS 2940 (294)/ ANTH 294 (2940) Global Cities: Urbanization in the Global South
    • URBS 312/ANTH312/HSOC321 Health in Urban Communities
    • URBS 3140 (314)/SOCI 314 Participatory Cities
    • URBS 3200 (320)/PSCI320/GAFL509 The Science of Politics: Who Gets Elected & Why
    • URBS 323/EDUC323 Tutoring School: Theory & Practice
    • URBS 326/EDUC 326 Tutoring in Urban Public Schools: A Child Development Perspective
    • URBS 327/EDUC410 Schools and Community Development
    • URBS 3300 (330) GIS Applications in Social Science
    • URBS 352/ANTH252 Food Habits in Philadelphia Communities
    • URBS 2590 (359)/ANTH 2590 (359) Nutritional Anthropology
    • URBS 402 The City and Homelessness
    • URBS 4040 (404) Philanthropy and the City
    • URBS 4050 (405) / HIST405 / AFRC4050 (405) / RELS4050 (439) Religion, Social Justice and Urban Development
    • URBS 406/ENGL401 Teaching American Studies
    • URBS 409/ANTH409/ANTH609 Anthropology & Policy
    • URBS 4100 (410) Urban Community and the Arts
    • URBS 4120 (412) Building Non-Profits
    • URBS 416/CPLN621 Metropolitan Food Systems
    • URBS 4170 (417) Cities and Sustainability
    • URBS 4190 (419) Urban Transportation in Flux
    • URBS 4200 (420) Perspectives on American Poverty
    • URBS 4400 (440) Intro to City Planning: Past, Present and Future
    • URBS 4480 (448) Neighborhood Displacement & Community Power
    • URBS 4500 (450) Urban Redevelopment
    • URBS 4510 (451)/GAFL 569 The Politics of Housing & Urban Development
    • URBS 4520 (452) Community Economic Development
    • URBS 2410 (453)/SOCI 2410 Metropolitan Growth & Urban Poverty
    • URBS 4540 (454)/CPLN559 City Limits: The Impact of Urban Public Policy
    • URBS 4570 (457)/SOCI 435 Globalization and the Welfare State
    • URBS 460/EDUC545/AFRC460 School Reform Public Policy
    • URBS 463/ENVS 463 Brownfield Remediation
    • URBS 472/AFRC472 Race and the City
    • URBS 4730 (473)/SOCI 2946 (473) Community Organizing: History & Theory
    • URBS 4760 (476) Urban Housing Policy
    • URBS 547/ANTH547/EDUC547 Anthropology & Education
    • REAL 206/BPUB206 Urban Public Management & Private Economic Development
    • ECON 0410 (030) Public Policy Analysis
    • PSCI 1208 (135) / HSOC 135 The Politics of Food