Urban and Metropolitan Studies
Do you daydream about improving your community? As the population grows, so does the demand for leaders who have the skills to solve the challenges such growth generates. Through hands-on coursework and convenient internships, this concentration can help you begin a career in which you can influence change.
The concentration in urban and metropolitan studies offers students interested in the urban environment the opportunity to explore the wide variety of issues that influence the quality of life in urban communities.
Students are encouraged to learn about cities as historical, social, cultural, economic and political phenomena in order to gain a strong understanding of the complex relationships that contribute to the problems and opportunities of urban living.
- Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
- All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
- A minimum of 12 hours must be taken in residence at ASU.
Introductory Courses - 6 credit hours
PAF 305 Urban Governance (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)
PAF 351 Urban and Metropolitan Studies (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)
Core - 6 credit hours
PAF 220 Introduction to Urban America (3)
PAF 240 Urban Policy (3)
PAF 302 Public Service Research Methods (3) (Prerequisites: PAF 301 with C or better)
PAF 352 Urban Theory (3) (Prerequisites: minimum 45 hours)
PAF 410 Building Leadership Skills, SB (3) (Prerequisites: minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only PAF 410 or URB 410)
Electives - 6 credit hours
Not from: PAF 305 or PAF 351
Choose electives from the following prefixes: ASB, COM, CRJ, GCU, GPH, HST, MGT, NLM, PAF, POS, PRM, SBS, SOC, SOS, SWU, TDM, TWC, WST
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