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Urban Development and Planning Concentration

Course Requirements

Concentration Core

Course Title Quarter Hours
Choose five courses from the following (at least one must be at the 300-level):20
GEO 133
URBAN GEOGRAPHY - EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
GEO 200
SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT
GEO 205
RACE, JUSTICE, AND THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT
GEO 231
HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF CHICAGO
GEO 233
COMPARATIVE URBANISM
GEO 266
WORLD ECONOMY: STATES, MARKETS AND LABOR
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

Methods and Techniques

Course Title Quarter Hours
Choose two courses from the following list:8
GEO 242
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS II: COMMUNITY GIS
GEO 243
REMOTE SENSING
GEO 340
PLACES, HUMANITIES AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
GEO 343
REMOTE SENSING II
GEO 344
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS III: SPATIAL ANALYSIS FOR SUSTAINABILITY
GEO 345
PROGRAMMING IN PYTHON FOR GIS
GEO 346
GIS ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH
GEO 347
WEB GIS AND SPATIAL DATA VISUALIZATION ON THE WEB
GEO 391
STATISTICAL DATA ANALYSIS FOR GIS

Supporting Fields

Choose five urban-related courses selected from course offerings in Anthropology, Environmental Science and Studies, Geography, History, History of Art and Architecture, Political Science, Public Policy Studies, Real Estate, Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies, or any other discipline or program selected in consultation with the student's adviser.

Open Electives

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

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