Cities are physical
environments; they are social settings; they are economic
phenomena; they are political arenas. An understanding
of these complex social structures can come only from an
analysis that transcends the narrow perspective of any
The minor in urban studies offers students
a chance to study the processes and problems of urbanization from a variety of
perspectives. It is designed with enough flexibility to allow a student to choose
among many possible combinations, but requires her to experience at least three
different disciplinary approaches.
The minor consists of six courses from the
following list but must contain choices from at least three different departments
or programs. Courses offered at other Five College campuses may be included in
the minor, with the approval of one of the advisers. Please consult home departments
for year and semester each course is offered.