Lorain County Community College Catalog

Course Descriptions

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URBS 121 - QUANTITATIVE METHODS 3(3)
This course will provide the student with a basic understanding of the logic of quantitative methods in relationship to urban systems and related geographic information. The course will focus on the design, methodology and data collection required to conduct urban research. Appropriate statistical analysis tools (related to spatial systems), as well as data review techniques will be explored. Technological resources, including GIS and urban database development, will be included.

URBS 122 - REPORT WRITING 3(3)
Students will learn the concepts, practices and skills of writing reports and other documents. Focus will be on accuracy and clarity. Emphasis will be on urban, geographic and related applications.

URBS 151G - INTRODUCTION TO URBAN STUDIES 3(3)
Survey of urban history. Emphasis on an examination of the evolution of the city in America and the background of urban issues and problems. Includes consideration of future urban development trends. (IN1)

URBS 152G - CONTEMPORARY URBAN ISSUES 3(3)
Examination of economic, political and social problems and issues effecting contemporary urban life in America. Topics include development of American cities during the 19th and 20th centuries; social and economic influences on today's cities; social problems and issues; and government response to change. Emphasis is placed on minority issues and concerns.

URBS 155G - INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY 3(3)
This course introduces the student to Anthropological Archaeology - the study of past human culture using material remains from an urban perspective. Course emphasizes obtaining goals of archaeological research through: survey, excavation, artifact analysis and interpretation. This course provides a basic understanding of how we learn about ancient societies and how this teaches us about ourselves. This course is cross listed as ARCH 155G and SOCY 155G, Introduction to Archaeology.

URBS 210 - INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S STUDIES 3(3)
This course provides students with an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Women's Studies, examining historical and contemporary concepts of gender as they relate to social, political, and cultural institutions and issues. The course provides multiple perspectives examining role of gender, including attention to foundational resources in feminist theory, creative expression through arts and literature, feminist theories, and comparative cultural conditions of women. This course is cross listed with WMST 210, Introduction to Women's Studies.

URBS 250 - URBAN SPATIAL SYSTEMS 3(3)
This course is an introduction to the way in which market forces allocate the use of space in cities and regions. Economic development and economic analysis, economic processes of distribution, land use and competition issues will be explored. Basic markets that compose the urban system involve basic factors of production: land, labor and capital will be included. The impact of laws on land use (EPA, zoning, eminent domain, brownfields and historic preservations will be included). Metropolitan area fundamental markets: labor market, housing market, and product markets explored. Resources and the use of technology will also be introduced.

Prerequisite: URBS 151

URBS 287 - WORK BASED LEARNING I - URBS 1(1)
This course provides supervised work experience with approved employer(s) in an area related to the student's program. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with work experience. Students will be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. Activities are coordinated and evaluated by college personnel. Prerequisite: At least two courses in the discipline of placement and 15 hours in their academic program.

Prerequisite: At least two courses in the discipline of placement and 15 hours in their academic program.

URBS 298 - URBAN STUDIES PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT 1(1)
For those in the field of Urban Studies this course will provide an overview of electronic portfolio development of prior learning and/or on-going learning. Portfolios may be used to assess and compare learning with actual course requirements or job requirements. Students will learn to select, categorize and document their achievements and accomplishments for review and assessment related to academic placement and/or employment. They will evaluate knowledge and skills acquired from previous experience or training on the job, in the community, in military service, through travel, or through personal development. Students will comprehend and appreciate life/work experiences and how those relate to prior or on-going experiences and they will demonstrate the ability and skill to develop a comprehensive electronic portfolio.

URBS 299 - INDIVIDUALIZED STUDIES IN URBAN STUDIES 1(1)
An in-depth study of Urban Studies presented by discussion and/or individual research and reading. Topics will vary. Repeatable up to a total of (4) credit hours. Prerequisite: Second year standing and divisional approval.

Prerequisite: Second year standing and divisional approval.