Minor in Urban Studies and Planning

The minor in Urban Studies and Planning is an interdisciplinary program designed to develop analytical and problem-solving skills for careers in the public and private sectors that involve community-building and developing healthy urban areas.  The minor provides students with a general awareness and understanding of planning as part of the public policy process, decision-making and land management.  In the private sector, such skills are essential to proper resource management and competiveness.  The minor is in the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs, and will complement an array of careers including business, engineering, environmental sciences, law enforcement, public health and technology.   

Students obtaining a minor in Urban Studies and Planning are required to take and satisfactorily complete fifteen semester hours which must include two core courses:

  • POLS 3811 Urban Politics (Fall Semester)
  • POLS 3813 Introduction to Urban Planning (Spring Semester)

 

Suggested three elective courses include, but are not limited to:

  • SOWK 3202 Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • SOCI 3122 Sociology of Poverty
  • SOCI 3631 Urban Sociology
  • SOCI 3611 Minorities and the Social Environment
  • BIOL 3621 Urban Health and Hygiene
  • POLS 3801 Gender and Politics
  • POLS 4511 Public Policy
  • POLS 3301 African American Politics
  • MSCI 3702 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
  • GEOG 3621 Population Geography
  • GEOG 3631 Urban Social Geography

If you are interested in the Minor in Urban Studies and Planning, please complete this form and submit it to:

Professor Allynne Tosca Owens

Social Science Building 213

912-358-3222

owensa@savannahstate.edu

 

If you are not sure if the minor in Urban Studies and Planning will meet your needs, please read the letter from Dr. Benn Bongang, Chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs, and Dr. Deden Rukmana, Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Urban Studies and Planning as you can find here.