UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

URBAN AND REGIONAL STUDIES


Michael Burayidi, Coordinator
Program Office: Polk 47
Telephone: 920-424-3230

I. FACULTY

Fonstad, Gulley, Hintz, Jones, McGee, Olsen, Stark, Underwood, Voelker

II. DEGREES

Undergraduate: A major in Urban and Regional Studies can lead to the degree(s): Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts.

Graduate: Students who complete a major in Urban Studies may wish to consider advanced study at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in the Master of Public Administration Program.

For specifics, please see the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Graduate Bulletin.

III. SUMMARY OF FIELDS OF STUDY

1. GOAL(S)

See the department for a listing of their goal(s).

2. THE MAJOR(S)

The Department offers a choice of 2 emphases within the Urban and Regional Studies major. These are: 1) Urban Economic Development, or 2) Urban Planning.

3. THE MINOR(S)

The Department offers a one minor: 1) Urban and Regional Studies.

Comment:

Urban and Regional Studies makes an excellent second major for students whose first major is communications, criminal justice, economics, geography, political science, social work, or sociology.

IV. ADMISSION/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for the Urban and Regional Studies major or minor, students must earn a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the major or minor.

V. REQUIRED CORE COURSES

Required to take minimum of 30 credits.

At least one course from the following options:

Urban and Regional Studies 1 course from:
  • 99-131 Contemporary Urban Issues 3 cr.

Statistics: 1 course from:
  • 36-210 Economics 3 cr.
  • 67-107 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr.
  • 67-301 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3 cr.
  • 86-203 Elementary Psychological Statistics 3 cr
  • 92-281 Social Statistics 3 cr.

Economics: 1 course from:
  • 36-206 Principles of Economics I 3 cr.
  • 36-207 Principles of Economics II 3 cr.

Research Methods: 1 course from:
  • 35-343 Empirical Analysis of Criminal Justice Issues 3 cr
  • 92-381 Sociological Research 3 cr.

Urban Geography: 1 course from:
  • 50-324 Urban Geography 3 cr.
  • 50-471 Geographic Information Systems 3 cr.

Urban Politics: 1 course from:
  • 84-225 State and Local Government 3 cr.
  • 84-336 The Politics of Urban Growth 3 cr.

Sociology: 1 course from:
  • 92-151 Modern Social Problems 3 cr.
  • 92-311 Sociology of the Modern City 3 cr.

Planning: 1 course from:

Field Experience: 1 course from:

Housing: 1 course from:

VI. THE MAJOR(S), WITH EMPHASES AND/OR OPTIONS

1. Urban and Regional Studies Major

Recommended for students who seek a profession in urban planning, housing, or administration, as well as those who wish a well balanced liberal arts degree.

Required Credits: 33 minimum

After meeting the core requirement, students will then be required to declare their area of concentration in either urban economic development or in urban planning. Each area of concentration has four required courses (12 credits) in addition to elective courses that students must take in consultation with the URS Coordinator.

A. Urban Economic Development Concentration

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses listed above:

Electives: See the Coordinator for a list of recommended electives.

B. Urban Planning Concentration

Required Courses: In additon to the Core Courses listed above:

Electives: See the Coordinator for a list of recommended electives.

VII. MINOR(S)

1. Urban and Regional Studies Minor

Recommended for students who will work and live in cities and wish to know better how they work and how to function successfully in them.

Required Credits: 24 minimum

Required Courses:

Electives: See the Coordinator for a list of recommended electives.

Questions, Comments...
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Last Updated July 1, 1999