Urban Studies (URST)

Urban Studies (URST)

URST 2010  The City I  (3 Credit Hours)  

City I is the first semester of a two-semester-long survey introduction to the multi-disciplinary field of Urban Studies. Three broad substantive themes are explored: (1) History and Morphology of Cities and City Systems; (2) Urban Ecology and Demographics; and (3) Urban Design/ Aesthetics/ Land Use /Planning. Attention is given to historically, geographically, and culturally diverse cases in order to provide a comparative framework and backdrop to contemporary practices.

URST 2020  The City II  (3 Credit Hours)  

City II is the second semester of a two-semester-long survey introduction to the multi-disciplinary field of Urban Studies. Four broad substantive themes are examined: (1) Urban Political Economy; (2) the Social Psychology of Cities; (3) Urban Culture and Expressive Arts; and (4) Urbanism and Urban Issues. Course employs a modular focus and historical-comparative framework, but primary emphasis will be on the contemporary era.

URST 2890  Service Learning: URST 2010  (0-1 Credit Hours)  

URST 2891  Service Learning URST 2010  (0-1 Credit Hours)  

URST 2892  Service Learning: URST 2010  (0-1 Credit Hours)  

URST 3010  The City I  (3 Credit Hours)  

Special topics course, content varies by semester.

URST 3100  Urban Geography  (3 Credit Hours)  

Surveys discipline of geography with focus on how various traditions within the discipline analyze cities and other human communities as spatial environments. Students will learn the tools, techniques, and datasets geographers employ to investigate questions pertaining to the shape, form, origins, transformative processes, and interaction of the natural and built environments; how and why phenomena are distributed spatially and through time; the concept and perception of place and how we distinguish places from one another; and how present-day cityscapes reflect these concerns. Lectures will focus on New Orleans but be comparative and students will be required to apply these approaches to other cities and towns.

URST 3400  GIS - Practical Applications  (3 Credit Hours)  

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are widely used tools in the social, biological, and environmental sciences and in urban planning and design. This course provides a hands-on approach to solve problems and deepen geospatial awareness with a focus on modern urban space. End results are an ability to analyze and present geospatial data, knowledge of fundamentals of GIS, and basic skill in data acquisition and respresentation. Course provides a framework for functional application of GIS with a focus on local contemporary New Orleans data and issues.

URST 3880  Writing Intensive: URST 3100  (1 Credit Hour)  

URST 3890  Service Learning:  (0-1 Credit Hours)  

URST 4560  Internship  (1-3 Credit Hours)  

URST 4567  Internship  (1-3 Credit Hours)  

URST 4570  Internship  (1-3 Credit Hours)  

URST 4910  Independent Study  (1-3 Credit Hours)  

URST 5380  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20 Credit Hours)  

URST 5390  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20 Credit Hours)  

URST 6010  Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

Advanced level special topics course, content varies by semester.

URST 7100  Urban Georgrphy: NO Case Study  (3 Credit Hours)  

URST 7400  GIS-Prac App the Build Environ  (3 Credit Hours)