Urban Studies Program

Curriculum

The Urban Studies Program leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree. Urban Studies is made of the core cur-riculum, designed to introduced students to the field and prepare them for advanced work, and two concentra-tions, Urban Management and Urban Planning, designed to provide students with knowledge and competencies specific to each concentration.

Included in each concentration is an internship (in the junior or senior year), which consists of on-the-site experiences to apply some of the knowledge acquired in classrooms to urban problems in real-world set-tings.

Urban Studies majors must fulfill the college's 6-hour social science requirement by taking ECON 201-202.

Special Skills Requirement

All Morehouse students must satisfy an oral communication effectiveness requirement and a writing skills requirement. Urban Studies majors must satisfy their oral and communication effective requirement by earning at least a "C" in any of the following courses: ENG 350, 351, 352, or 354 (see description of these in English curricu-lum). Program majors must satisfy the writing effectiveness requirement by completing UST 490 with at least a "C" grade.

Required Core Courses (36 Hours)

The core curriculum consists of 36 credit hours which all Urban Studies majors are required to complete. These courses are:

UST 261-262 Introduction to Urban Studies (6 hrs.)
PSC 251 National Government of the United States (3 hrs.)
PSC 252 State and Local Politics (3 hrs.)
SOC 301 Social Statistics (3 hrs.)
SOC 305 Urban and Community Sociology (3 hrs.)
UST 361 Introduction to Urban Planning (3 hrs.)
UST 372 Urban Management and Policy Analysis (3 hrs.)
UST 401-402 Internship (6 hrs.)
ECON 404 Urban Economics (3 hrs.)
UST 490 Senior Seminar in Urban Planning & Management (3 hrs.)
ECON 201-202 Macro and Micro Economics (for the 6 hours of Social Science requirement)

 

Urban Planning Concentration (24 Credit hours)

In addition to the 36 hours of core courses, Planning Concentration majors should complete 24 credit hours as follow:

ECO 305 Economic Development (3 hrs.)
UST 362 Techniques of Urban Planning (3 hrs.)
UST 363/364 Urban Planning Workshop (GIS Applications) (3 hrs.)
UST 413 Housing and Community Development (3 hrs.)
UST 420 Transportation Planning and Policy (3 hrs.)
   
ENG 350 or 351
or 352 or 354
Oral Communication Effectiveness (3 hrs.)
Free Electives in Urban Planning Concentration (6 hrs.)

 

Concentration majors are strongly advised to select their free electives from these courses:

CSC 106 Introduction to Computer Science
PSC 302 Third World Politics
ECO 304 Money and Banking
SOC 322 Social Inequality
SOC 356 Demography, Ecology and Environment
UST 411 Financial Management in Local Government

 

Urban Management Concentration (24 Credit hours)

In addition to the 36 hours of core courses, Management Concentration majors should complete 24 credit hours as follow:

BUS 211 Principles of Accounting (3hrs.)
UST 371 Introduction to Public Management (3 hrs.)
ECO 406 Public Finance (3 hrs.)
UST 411 Financial Management (3 hrs.)
UST 413 Housing and Community Development (3 hrs.)
   
ENG 350 or 351
or 352 or 354
Oral Communication Effectiveness (3 hrs.)
Free Electives in Urban Management Concentration (6 hrs.)

 

Concentration in majors are strongly advised to select their free electives from these courses:

CSC 106 Introduction to Computer Science
UST 363/364 Urban Planning Workshop (GIS Applications)
BUS 250 Principles of Business
SOC 356 Demography, Ecology and Environment
UST 420 Transportation Planning and Policy
BUS 450 Organizational Behavior