Urban and Regional Planning- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of Geography, 216 Shideler Hall (513-529-5010).

This major is for students interested in an integrated view of urban affairs and an introduction to planning principles.

Program Requirements

(40 semester hours)

Planning principles.

All of these:

GEO 101 Global Forces/Local Diversity (3)

GEO 201 Geography of Urban Diversity (3)

GEO 451 Urban and Regional Planning (3)

GEO 459 Advanced Urban and Regional Planning (3)

Development issues.

Choose ONE of these:

GEO 454 Urban Geography (3)

GEO 457 Global Cities (3)

GEO 462 Public Space (3)

GEO 467 Land Use, Law, and the State (3)

GEO 473 Development and Underdevelopment (3)

GEO 476 Global Poverty (3)

GEO 492 Geography of the Auto Industry (3)

GEO 493 Urban Field Experience (3)

Selected GEO 460 courses with permission of primary adviser.

Social issues.

Choose ONE of the following:

AMS 204 Introduction to Public History (3)

ARC 405H Habitat and Human Settlement (3)

ARC 405Q Housing Case Studies (3)

ARC 427 The American City Since 1940 (3)

ATH/GTY 476 Environment and Aging

BWS/PSY 325 Identity: Race, Gender, and Class (3)

BWS/SOC 348 American Minority Relations (3)

BWS/FSW 362 Family Poverty (3)

GEO 205 Population and Migration (3)

GEO 455 Race, Urban Change and Conflict in America (3)

GEO 458 Cities of Difference (3)

GEO 462 Public Space (3)

SOC 234 Historic Preservation (3)

SOC 347 Urban Sociology (3)

Selected GEO 460 courses with permission of primary adviser.

Administration and politics.

Choose ONE of the following:

ECO 331 Public Sector Economics (3)

ECO 385 Government and Business (3)

ECO 435 Urban and Regional Economics (3)

GEO 475 Global Periphery's Urbanization (3)

POL 261 Public Administration (4)

POL 362 Public Management, Leadership, and Administrative Politics (3)

POL 363 Administrative Law (3)

POL 364 Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations (3)

POL 467 Public Budgeting (3)

POL 468 Public Personnel Administration (3)

Analytic techniques for planning.

Both of these:

GEO 241 Map Interpretation (3) or

GEO 242 Mapping a Changing World (3)

STA 261 Statistics (4) or

ISA 205 Business Statistics (4)

Other tools.

Choose ONE of the following:

GEO 437 Regional Land Use Capability Analysis (3)

GEO 441 Geographic Information Systems (3)

GEO 442 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3)

GEO 444 GIScience in Landscape Ecology (3)

GEO 447 Aerial Photo Interpretation (4)

GEO 448 Techniques and Applications of Remote Sensing (3)

Selected GEO 460 courses with permission of primary adviser.

Concentration. Courses in one of these tracks to total 40 hours in your major:

Development track: Courses listed under Development issues above.

Social track: Courses listed under Social issues above.

Analytic track: Courses listed under Analytic techniques above.

General track: Any courses listed above, in consultation with adviser.

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