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.​ 

Course Requirements

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.