Women's Studies/Urban Studies (WO/UR)

WO/UR-101 Introduction to Urban Studies

LASC Categories: HBS, USW

broad contextual overview of urban life that examines the relationship of people to their environment from an interdisciplinary perspective.

3 Credits

WO/UR-103 Introduction to Women's Studies

LASC Categories: DAC, ICW, HBS

This course uses a variety of academic disciplines to study the situation of women around the world.

3 Credits

WO/UR-191 Special Topics in Urban Studies

This introductory level course will cover topics in Urban Studies which are of special interest to first-year students.

3 Credits

WO/UR-202 Aging in Metropolitan Society

An introduction to gerontology stressing the social, economic and political aspects of aging in the urban enviroment.

3 Credits

WO/UR-212 American Metropolitan Evolution

LASC Categories: USW, WAC

Prerequisites: UR-101

Development of metropolitan America from a multi-disciplinary approach with emphasis upon dynamics of urban growth, internal development of cities, immigrations, socio-economic stratification, metropolitanization, and problems deriving from growth.

3 Credits

WO/UR-213 Human Identity and the Urban Environment

Prerequisites: UR-101

Study of factors affecting identity in contemporary urban settings including race, ethnicity, class, age, and sex categories and roles.

3 Credits

WO/UR-216 Women and Aging in the Urban Environment

Investigation of the Aging process for women in urban society, focusing on their great longevity, lower income status, and major care giving role.

3 Credits

WO/UR-290 Gender and the City

LASC Categories: WAC, GP, HBS

Exploration of the ways in which gender, both male and female, structures responses of individuals to urban life and spaces.

Every 2-3 years. 3 Credits

WO/UR-301 Cities and Suburbs

Prerequisites: UR-101

Multi-disciplinary study of city and suburban growth patterns and problems both of the past, and that hamper metropolitan cooperation and affect the quality of life for city and suburban residents and businesses.

3 Credits

WO/UR-353 Aging in a Global Society

LASC Categories: GP, DAC

Explores the ramifications of unrelenting Global Aging, focusing on the questions, what are old people for and the connections across generations.

3 Credits

WO/UR-360 Environmental Systems and Public Policy

Prerequisites: UR-101.

Examination of urban ecosystems, focusing on land uses designed to effectively utilize water, open space, and other natural resources.

3 Credits

WO/UR-380 Public Policy& Cult Diversity

LASC Categories: HBS, USW

Prerequisites: UR-101.

This course will examine contemporary policy issues and problems deriving from cultural diversity. These will include areas such as immigration, population, demographics,affirmative action, public assistance, integration, separatism, political correct- ness, gender equality, and the role of organized religion in contempoary politics.

3 Credits

WO/UR-421 Special Topics:Urban Studies

Prerequisites: UR-101

In-depth examination of topical issues challenging the intellectual and creative interests of advanced students in urban studies.

3 Credits

WO/UR-422 Sel Topics: Gerontology

In-depth examination of topical issues in gerontology which afford the advanced student the opportunity to pursue gerontological research.

3 Credits