Academic Programs Catalog

College of Social Science

Department of History

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in The City: Environment, Design, and Society

The Minor in The City: Environment, Design, and Society, administered by the Department of History, is designed to assist students in understanding the social and environmental context of cities in the modern world in order to apply their learning in careers in various social science fields. 

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs in the College of Social Science. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements of the minor should consult their major undergraduate advisor in the College of Social Science.

Requirements for the Minor in The City: Environment, Design, and Society

Complete a minimum of 15 credits from the following:

1. The following course (3 credits):
UP 100 The City 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
ANP 426 Urban Anthropology 3
GEO 413 Urban Geography 3
GEO 418 The Ghetto 3
PLS 302 Urban Politics 3
SOC 375 Urban Sociology 3
UP 201 Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning 4
UP 488 The Sustainable and Climate Resilient City 3
3. Two of the following courses (6 credits):
CSUS 200 Introduction to Sustainability 3
CSUS 447 Community Economic Development 3
IDES 140 Design for Living 3
IDES 458 Green Building and Housing 3
LA 200 Introduction to Landscape Architecture 3
MC 347 Urban and Regional Development 4
TE 351 Urban Education 3
4. The following capstone course (3 credits):
HST 396 The City and its Discontents: Perspectives Past and Present 3