The world is becoming an urban place and metropolitan areas dominate the global human landscape. It is where most people live (especially the young), where almost all new jobs are created, where affluence and deprivation coexist, and where innovation, planning and politics are unavoidable parts of the dynamic scene.
Do you want to learn about how cities work, what makes Atlanta special and how it compares to other cities in the USA and around the world? Are you interested in interdisciplinary perspectives and in efforts to make cities better places to live and work? Check out the new undergraduate minor in Urban Studies.
- 15 credit hours (= 5 courses total)
- Especially compatible with majors in sociology, economics, history, geography, political science, public health, public management and policy, real estate, anthropology and more
- 2 course credits on Contemporary US Cities and on The Global Evolution of Cities
- 3 elective courses from related disciples of your choice
The new Urban Studies Institute focuses on research and teaching in urban studies locally and globally. The emphasis is on cities as economic growth engines, on inclusive urban development and on urban sustainability.