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Architecture and Urbanism (Minor)

The interdisciplinary Architecture and Urbanism Minor brings together the prominent emphases on the material landscapes and cultural environments of the city evident in Geography courses and History of Art and Architecture courses.  While both History of Art and Architecture and Geography have different kinds of theoretical or historical questions, they nevertheless strongly overlap when considering how the specific geographic spaces of cities unfold as particular spatial and cultural constructs.  Courses in the minor thus explore the variety of ways in which the spaces of cities relate to their historical/geographical materiality.  In this sense, culture is broadly construed to encompass the spatial, aesthetic, linguistic, and other social practices that define the material and phenomenological particularities of cities.

The minor is made up of 5 courses total, 2 required courses and 3 additional courses selected from the list below.

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
Two Required Courses 8
GEO 233
COMPARATIVE URBANISM
or GEO 344
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS III: SPATIAL ANALYSIS FOR SUSTAINABILITY
HAA 280
PREMODERN ARCHITECTURE: ANCIENT SOCIETIES TO THE ENLIGHTENMENT
or HAA 281
MODERN ARCHITECTURE
One to Two Elective Courses from Geography4-8
GEO 103
URBANIZATION
GEO 133
URBAN GEOGRAPHY - EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
GEO 141
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS I: DIGITAL MAPPING
GEO 200
SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT
GEO 205
RACE, JUSTICE, AND THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT
GEO 210
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
GEO 231
HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF CHICAGO
GEO 233
COMPARATIVE URBANISM *
GEO 330
SUSTAINABLE URBAN TRANSPORTATION
GEO 333
URBAN PLANNING
GEO 334
URBAN/CITY DESIGN *
One to Two Elective Courses from History of Art and Architecture4-8
HAA 280
PREMODERN ARCHITECTURE: ANCIENT SOCIETIES TO THE ENLIGHTENMENT *
HAA 281
MODERN ARCHITECTURE *
HAA 372
CAIRO: MOTHER OF THE WORLD (WORLD CITIES)
HAA 373
KYOTO (WORLD CITIES)
HAA 375
MEXICO CITY (WORLD CITIES)
HAA 376
ROME (WORLD CITIES)
HAA 378
HEAVENLY AND EARTHLY JERUSALEM (WORLD CITIES)
HAA 379
PARIS AND VICINITY TO CIRCA 1870 (WORLD CITIES)
HAA 380
CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM (WORLD CITIES)
Total Hours20

Additional courses may be substituted with the consent of an advisor in the Department of Geography or History of Art and Architecture. No more than two courses can come from the same department as the student's major.​

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