This concentration focuses on understanding the history, development, social and political dynamics of urban centers, both in the US and globally. It addresses the current and future environmental, physical and demographic aspects of human settlement as well as social and political aspects. Topics include issues of urban social stratification and poverty; race/ethnicity and lifestyles; immigration; crime and delinquency; community, politics and community activism; urban planning; housing; technology and the environment; media, art and culture; and work and occupations. We strongly suggest that students in this concentration take SOC 245: Urban Sociology or SOC 212: Community and Society.
- Two 200-level courses from the following list:
- Three 300-level courses from the following list:
- Two 300 level electives in Sociology, which may include those courses listed above
- One additional 200 or 300 level elective in Sociology, which may include those courses listed above
Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.