College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Geography > Undergraduate > Urban Geography and Planning (Minor)

Urban Geography and Planning (Minor)

This specialized minor offers students an overview of the field of geography, focusing on urban geography courses with topics including urbanization, urban issues and solutions, and urban planning.

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select five courses from the following:20
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 231
HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF CHICAGO
GEO 233
COMPARATIVE URBANISM
GEO 242
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS II: COMMUNITY GIS
GEO 243
REMOTE SENSING
GEO 299
KNOWLEDGE, PLACE AND POWER
GEO 310
GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE
GEO 330
SUSTAINABLE URBAN TRANSPORTATION
GEO 333
URBAN PLANNING
GEO 334
URBAN/CITY DESIGN
GEO 339
TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM
GEO 395
SEMINAR IN SELECTED TOPICS (as applicable)

Courses should be selected with the consent of the student’s Geography faculty advisor.​

A student completing an Urban Geography and Planning minor is eligible to simultaneously complete a GIS Certificate. Only 2 courses (GEO 141, and either GEO 242 or GEO 243) from the Urban Geography and Planning Minor can also be applied to the undergraduate GIS Certificate. A student wishing to complete an Urban Geography and Planning minor and an undergraduate GIS Certificate will complete a minimum of 8 Geography courses. Please see a faculty adviser in the Department of Geography for further details.​

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