UST-1010 Introduction to Urban Studies

3 Credits

Examination of background of major urban problems, with overview of U.S. urban history. Emphasis on description and analysis of roots of contemporary urban America.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

OAN Approved: TMSBS.

UST-1020 Urban Geography

3 Credits

Geographical study of cities and their demographics. Emphasizes area aspects of urban centers. Arrangements of cities and their internal patterns, including human behavior and impact of natural resources.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

OAN Approved: TMSBS.

UST-1120 History of Cleveland

3 Credits

Development of Cleveland from New England village to metropolitan area. Role of economic and technical change, immigration, reform, world war, demographics, labor unions, transportation and political leadership examined. Rise of suburban areas in post World War II, decline of central city and prospects for revival. Explains how each major era of city shaped the present.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

UST-179H Honors Contract in Urban Studies

1 Credit

Honors Contract complements and exceeds requirements and expected outcomes for an existing 1000-level honors course through formulation of a contract with a faculty mentor. This independent study at the honors level may also be taken with a non-honors course. When taken with a non-honors course the Honors Contract adds an honor experience to that course. In conjunction with a faculty mentor, student will formulate a contract, which upon completion will result in distinctive scholarship. The student is required to meet on a regularly scheduled basis with the instructor for mentor-student tutorial sessions. A maximum of six Honor Contracts (six credit hours) may be taken at the college (includes 179H and 279H).

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with a 1000-level course whose instructor agrees to mentor the student in this contract. .Departmental approval required.

UST-1820 Independent Study/Research in Urban Studies

1-3 Credits

Directed individual study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

UST-182H Honors Independent Study/Research in Urban Studies

1-3 Credits

Honors-level directed individual study. Must meet criteria set forth in the Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular honors courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test, and must have earned an A or B in at least 3 honors courses.

UST-2020 Urban Cultures

3 Credits

Examination of cultural diversity within urban populations. Special emphasis on interaction of groups and value systems.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ANTH-1010 Cultural Anthropology, or SOC-1010 Introductory Sociology, or UST-1010 Introduction to Urban Studies.

OAN Approved: TMSBS.

UST-2070 Urban Politics

3 Credits

Analysis of the political process and the impact of public policies on urban problems, structures, and political behavior in American cities. Focus on central cities, suburbs, and metropolitan areas. Emphasis on efforts to make cities function more efficientyl and to improve quality of life for inhabitants.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): POL-1010 American National Government, or UST-1010 Introduction to Urban Studies.

OAN Approved: TMSBS.

UST-2640 American Urban History

3 Credits

Comparative growth of American cities from towns to megalopolis. Emphasis on the spatial expansion to the development of urban economy, historical functioning of political system and population changes. Includes urban/suburban and majority/minority issues.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): UST-1010 Introduction to Urban Studies, or HIST-1520 United States History Since 1877, or HIST-1720 African-American History 1877 To Present, or departmental approval.

OAN Approved: TMSBS.

UST-2820 Independent Advanced Study/Research in Urban Studies

1-3 Credits

Directed individual advanced study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

UST-282H Honors Independent Advanced Study/Research in Urban Studies

1-3 Credits

Honors-level directed individual study. Must meet criteria set forth in the Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular honors courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test, and must have earned an A or B in at least 3 honors courses.