Undergraduate Minor

Minor in Cities: Environment, Design, and Society

Minor in Cities: Environment, Design, and Society
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Minor Undergraduate
College of Social Science
Social Science Dean

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Social Science

Undergraduate Programs

Minor in Cities: Environment, Design, and Society

The Minor in Cities: Environment, Design, and Society, administered by the College of Social Science, 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 Cities: 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
EC 438 Urban Economics (W) 3
GEO 413 Urban Geography 3
GEO 418 The Ghetto 3
PLS 302 Urban Politics 3
SOC 375 Urban Sociology 3
SSC 497 Flint Community Internship 3 to 12
SSC 498 Innovate Gov Internship 3 to 12
UP 201 Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning 4
UP 458 Housing and Real Estate Development 3
UP 488 The Sustainable and Climate Resilient City 3
3. A minimum of 6 credits from the following courses:
CSUS 200 Introduction to Sustainability 3
CSUS 447 Community Economic Development 3
FOR 461 Urban and Community Forestry 3
HRT 460 Green Roofs and Walls 2
IDES 140 Design for Living 3
IDES 344 History of Interior Design:  Ancient through Rococo 3
IDES 354 History of Interior Design:  Neo-Classical through Modern 3
IDES 440 Contemporary Design Issues 2
LA 200 Introduction to Landscape Architecture 3
MC 367 Global Cities and Urbanism 4
MC 384 Metropolitan Society 4
PDC 403 Introduction to Domicology:  Sustainable Built Environment 3
TE 351 Urban Education 3
4. The following capstone course (3 credits):
HST 396 The City and its Discontents: Perspectives Past and Present 3