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Urban Design class

The minor in Urban Studies is designed to introduce students to several disciplinary approaches to the study of cities, and provides the opportunity to explore one of fIVE specialized options:


NOTE: If you declared before August 1, 2014, please consult the Stanford Bulletin for the year you declared.  The major (or minor) requirements for that year remain the requirements that you must meet for graduation.  If you have any questions, please consult Student Services Officer Morgan Speer.

Minor Requirements

The minor in Urban Studies requires completion of seven courses for a letter grade, including the four core courses, the required course in the student's chosen concentration area, and two additional course in that option as listed in the "Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies" section of this bulletin.

Sample Course Plan

The following is an example of an acceptable course plan for a specialization in Urban Education:

URBANST 110 Utopia and Reality: Introduction to Urban Studies 4
URBANST 111 Political Power in American Cities 5
URBANST 112 The Urban Underclass 4
URBANST 113 Introduction to Urban Design: Contemporary Urban Design in Theory and Practice 5



Urban Culture in Global Perspective




EDUC 112X* Urban Education 4
HUMBIO 142** Adolescent Development 4

*Required course for Urban Education concentration.

**Course selected from approved Urban Education concentration electives found here.

Keep in mind that courses counted toward a minor cannot also be counted toward a major. 

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