Urban Studies (URST)

URST MTNC. MAINTENANCE-URBAN STUDIES. (0 Credits)

URST 0912. REQUIREMENT PREPARATION. (0 Credits)

For Ph.D. and Master's students, registration necessary to maintain continuous enrollment while preparing for a milestone requirement, such as comprehensive exam, Master's thesis, or dissertation submission.

URST 0914. REQUIREMENT PREPARATION IN SUMMER. (0 Credits)

For Ph.D. and Master's students, registration necessary to maintain continuous enrollment while preparing for a milestone requirement during the summer. (e.g., to be used by Ph.D. students after the oral examination/defense and prior to receiving the degree).

URST 3070. URBAN DESIGN. (4 Credits)

A studio course in urban design for public spaces, neighborhoods, urban districts, campuses, parks, infill developments and expansions. A major design project is prefaced with research in urban design history, infrastructural technologies, case studies, and diagrammatic analysis. Portfolio layouts. Field trips, workshops, lab fee, and office hours visits are required. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

URST 3340. URBAN PSYCHOLOGY. (4 Credits)

In 1800, London became the first city in human history to top the 1-million mark. How does living in a large city impact us--our inner personality, outer behavior, values and relationships? This interdisciplinary urban studies course focuses on this question, including the methods and findings of behavioral reserach on: the growth of cities, crowding, prosocial and antisocial behavior, primary and secondary relationships, ethnicity, happiness, deviance, pace of life, urban personalitiy, the future of cities. This Fordham course in London meets three days weekly (Tues/Wed/Thurs), including related excursions and fieldwork on city life. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

URST 3800. INTERNSHIP. (3 Credits)

Supervised placement for students interested in work experience.

URST 3999. TUTORIAL- URBAN STUDIES. (3 Credits)

URST 4800. URBAN STUDIES INTERNSHIP. (4 Credits)

Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

URST 4890. RESEARCH SEMINAR. (4 Credits)

Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

URST 4999. TUTORIAL. (1-4 Credits)

Independent research and reading with supervision from a faculty member.

URST 5000. ISSUES IN URBAN STUDIES. (3,4 Credits)

Required foundation course for MA in Urban Studies. Introduces students to current debates in urban studies and to modern urban theory. Themes covered include: immigration, race and ethnicity, urban culture and history, urban sociology, urban planning, city and globalization.

URST 5020. URBAN POLITICAL PROCESSES. (3 Credits)

Examines urban political systems concentrating on the primary institutions and processes that comprise the urban milieu. Focuses on the major theories and approaches that attempt to explain urban politics and urban political systems.

Attribute: INST.

URST 5030. AMERICAN SUBURB: RISE AND FALL. (3 Credits)

Examination of 19th Century origins of suburb as counterpoint to the city and the role of nature in shaping the design of this new form of country living. The twentieth century transformation of the suburb into the American dream will be evaluated in light of the reultant sprawl and the policy critiques of this pattern of growth. The class project will involve the design of a sustainable suburb for the 21st century.

Attribute: HIST.

URST 5040. URBANISM. (3 Credits)

Overview of urban philosophy and urban planning theory in the modern period with emphasis on contemporary scholarship as well as planning methods and techniques. Course scope is international.

Attribute: INST.

URST 5045. INFORMAL CITIES. (3 Credits)

This course will examine informal organization as it takes place under the impact of political crisis, natural and manmade disasters, and the ongoing crisis of poverty. A variety of sources will be used including written records, films, and imagery.

URST 5066. URBAN HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT. (3 Credits)

This course will examine the intersection of urban life, the urban environment, individual and community health, and public policy. In doing so, it will examine the evolution of urban public health problems, the urban environment, and the role and responsibility of the political system to respond to individual and communtiy health issues in urban settings. A variety of approaches to the study of urban public policy as well as selected issues from the study of urban public and environmental health will be highlighted.

Attribute: ENST.

URST 5070. Environmental History of the American City. (3 Credits)

A survey of New York City's history that emphasizes its changing ecomony, ecology, geography, and society over 400 years. Subjects include the political economy of poverty, the global outreach of New York, its capacity to change the enviroment of other places, and urban redevelopment. Students will conduct preliminary research and prepare a prospectus for a research project.

Attribute: ENST.

URST 5080. On the Waterfront: Maritime New York History and Policy. (3 Credits)

This course will explore the rich exchange of goods and people which made New York a "river city," the problematic legacy of that long maritime history, and the complex array of public policy questions that are redifing our relationship to the edge.

URST 5081. Brooklyn Waterfront: The Social Production of Space. (3 Credits)

This course examines the social, economic, ideological, and technological forces that produced the new Brooklyn waterfont. Brooklyn Bridge Park is the case study and focuses on its historic transformation from a ferry landing and the largest private freight terminal in the world into a public waterfront park at the beginning of the 21st century. The course explores the role of public policy, community debates, as well as the historical memory, visual images, and local uses that shaped the new vision of this space. Field work and research at the Brooklyn Historical Society required.

URST 5090. LINCOLN CENTER ARTS. (3 Credits)

Considers the performing and visual arts and how they are mediated by the stature of the Lincoln Center complex. Topics include John D. Rockefeller 3rd's dream, the politics and design of the complex, Robert Moses and Lincoln Square, history of the arts in NYC, politics and economics of the arts.

URST 5095. SPACE, PLACE, IMMIGRANT CITIES. (3 Credits)

This course will introduce students to the main issues and current debates on immigrants in large urban areas in the U.S. Due to their density, cities represent microcosms of interaction and identity formation among and between different groups. This often manifests itself spatially, as certain neighborhodds become cares of residence and teorritorial concentration for immigrants. In the process of settling, immigrants also start identifying strongly with their space of settlement. This course will focus on the contemporary manifestiations of immgirant settlement in cities, while also paying attention to new settlement patterns in reconfigured metropolitan spaces.

URST 5252. URBAN THEORY & THE MODERN CITY. (3 Credits)

Provides an overview of key theory themes of the 20th/21st American city and explores the modern city at the crossroads of socio political study and interdisciplinary urban research. Themes include city and society, class and urban space, urban poverty, race and culture, diversity in the global city, crisis and conflict, gender and sexuality, sovereignty, just cities, sanctuary cities, and more.

URST 5900. GLOBAL CITIES. (3 Credits)

URST 6080. URBAN STUDIES FIELDWORK. (1-6 Credits)

Required internship or field research in New York City or another large scale US or foreign city, depending on student interest. Prerequisite: 12 completed credits and program approval. The field study may be related to the required research project. Maintance- open enrollment.

URST 6200. RESEARCH SKILLS URBAN STUDIES. (3 Credits)

Introduces students to urban research methods, setting up research design including derving hypotheses and conclusions and the application of qualitative and quantitative approaches.

URST 6999. URBAN STUDIES RESEARCH. (1-6 Credits)

Required research project for Master's Thesis or project. Prerequisites: 12 completed units, URST 6080, and program approval. Leads to completed thesis or project.

URST 7999. URBAN LAB. (4 Credits)

Graduate course with field study component on specific urban topics. Co-taught by faculty across the university and open to all graduate students. Focuses on applied urban research and community engagement. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

URST 8100. URBAN STUDIES INTERNSHIP. (0.5-6 Credits)

This is an internship course for graduate students working on internships, and for international students working on their Curricular Practical Training (CPT). .5-6 credits.

URST 8999. INDEPENDENT STUDY. (1-4 Credits)