US - Urban Studies

US 2000 Introduction to Urban Studies Cr. 4

Urban phenomena, past and present, quality and nature of urban life, major concerns of urban areas; perspectives and techniques of various urban-related disciplines. Offered Every Term.

Equivalent: GPH 2000, HIS 2000, PS 2000, SOC 2500

US 2350 Black Detroit Cr. 3

Explores the historical, cultural and structural aspects of the Black urban experience in Detroit from the late 19th Century to the present, including the role that racism, urbanization and suburbanization have played in shaping racial, spatial and economic inequality in the Detroit Metropolitan area. Utilizes an interdisciplinary approach: to interrogate the social and cultural history of Black Detroit, to examine the various forms of Black social movement activism used by Black Detroiters in the 20th Century, and to analyze ways the shifting economic and political currents shaped, and reshaped racism, class, space, and resistance in the Detroit metropolitan area. Offered Fall, Winter.

Equivalent: AFS 2350, HIS 2350

US 3530 Urban and Regional Planning Cr. 3

Introduction to urban and regional planning concepts, including zoning, growth management and economic development. Emphasis on metropolitan Detroit. Offered Yearly.

Prerequisites: US 2000 with a minimum grade of D-

Equivalent: UP 3530

US 3650 History of Detroit Cr. 3

History of Detroit from European contact to the present, with emphasis on the late-19th and 20th centuries. Offered Irregularly.

Equivalent: HIS 3650

US 4420 Methods for Urban Studies Cr. 4

Introduction to relevant data sources, such as the U.S. Census, American Community Survey, and County Business Patterns; presentation of quantitative and spatial data using geographic information systems and spatial mapping; introduction to basic statistics for use in urban studies. Offered Yearly.

Prerequisite: US 2000 with a minimum grade of C- or SOC 2500 with a minimum grade of C- or GPH 2000 with a minimum grade of C- or HIS 2000 with a minimum grade of C- or PS 2000 with a minimum grade of C-

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

US 4510 Cities and Regions Cr. 3

Processes of urbanization and metropolitanization in both the western and non-western worlds. Offered Winter.

Prerequisites: US 2000 with a minimum grade of D- or GPH 2000 with a minimum grade of D- or HIS 2000 with a minimum grade of D- or PS 2000 with a minimum grade of D- or SOC 2000 with a minimum grade of D-

Equivalent: GPH 4510

US 4620 Urban Studies Senior Capstone Research Cr. 3

Development and application of research design to specified urban problems. Offered Yearly.

Prerequisites: US 4420 with a minimum grade of D- or GPH 6420 with a minimum grade of D- or CRJ 4860 with a minimum grade of D- or SOC 4200 with a minimum grade of D- or PS 3600 with a minimum grade of D-

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

US 6000 Internship Cr. 1-4

Placement in government agencies or the non-governmental sector that provide working experience related to urban issues. Offered for undergraduate credit only. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

Repeatable for 4 Credits

US 6455 Discrimination and Fair Housing Cr. 3

Multidisciplinary investigation into the nature, motivations, consequences, and legal/public policy implications of racial/ethnic discrimination in housing and related markets in U.S. metropolitan areas. Offered Biannually.

Equivalent: AFS 6455, ECO 6455, PS 6455, SOC 6455, UP 6455