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Urban Diplomacy Concentration

“We should expect private enterprises, civil society organizations and possibly individual people to engage in more and more diplomacy as they become more influential in international relations. We should want them all to be good at it.” - Paul Sharp, Diplomatic Theory of International Relations, 2009

The Urban Diplomacy concentration provides a foundation for those who are interested in applying the insights and practices of diplomacy to the context of the modern city. The concentration is ideal for those pursuing vocations in local politics, urban non-profit organizations, community organizing, or globally-connected business. Students selecting this concentration will place the study and practice of diplomacy into conversation with the disciplines of history, urban studies, art, anthropology, peace studies, religion and political theory.

Students in the Applied Diplomacy program are required to take PSC 223: Urban Politics as part of their core requirements. Students are advised to take PSC 223 before choosing five additional courses from the following list. At least three of these must be at the 300-level.

  • ABD 208 African America: Peoples, Cultures, Ideas, Movements
  • ABD 209 Race and Racism
  • ABD 231 Mixed Race American Identity
  • ABD 275 Black Feminist Theories in a U.S. Context
  • CSS 201 Critical Community Engagement
  • CSS 340 Mindfulness and Activism
  • GEO 200 Sustainable Urban Development
  • GEO 205 Urban Environmental Justice
  • GEO 333 Urban Planning
  • HAA 288 Comparative Urbanism
  • HAA 375 Mexico City
  • HAA 380 Chicago Architecture and Urbanism
  • HAA 388 Special Topics in Geography and Urbanism
  • HST 240 History of Chicago
  • LST 202 Constructing Latino Communities
  • LST 207 Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latin America: Peoples, Cultures, Ideas and Movements
  • LST 217 Work in a Globalized World
  • LST 307 Growing Up Latino/a in the U.S.
  • LST 309 Social Engagement and Latino Families
  • LST 375 Mexico City (World Cities)
  • PAX 231 Analyzing Poverty, Its Causes and Consequences
  • PAX 235 The Ethics of Poverty
  • PAX 238 Topics on Homelessness and Poverty
  • PPS 250 Issues in Neighborhood Development
  • PSC 216 Politics and Multiculturalism
  • PSC 286 Campaigns and Social Engagement
  • PSC 322 Urban Policymaking
  • PSC 323 Chicago Government and Politics
  • PSC 324 Inequality in American Society
  • REL 113 The Latino Religious Experience in the United States
  • REL 115 The African American Religious Experience
  • REL 218 Black Intellectual Traditions
  • REL 259 Religion and Social Engagement
  • REL 266 Islam in the United States
  • SOC 214 Police and Urban Community
  • SOC 217 Work in a Globalized World
  • SOC 221 Introduction to the US Health Care System
  • SOC 232 Global Cities
  • SOC 245 Urban Sociology
  • SOC 246 Homeless in the City
  • SOC 256 Social Change
  • SOC 305 Power, Deviance, Social Control
  • SOC 340 Social Inequality
  • SOC 346 Urban Ethnography
  • SOC 347 Class, Power, and Decision Making in the City
  • SOC 348 The City in the Future
  • SOC 358 Revolutions and Peasant Rebellions