Urban Studies (URBS)

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.

General Education: IN1

Course Entry Requirement(s): None

Typically Offered: Spring Semester

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)

General Education: IN1

Course Entry Requirement(s): None

Typically Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

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.

General Education: IN1, IN3

Course Entry Requirement(s): None

Typically Offered: Spring Semester

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.

General Education: IN1, IN2, IN3, IN4

Course Entry Requirement(s): None

Typically Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters

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. URBS 210 and WMST 210, Introduction to Women's Studies are cross-listed courses.

General Education: IN1, IN2, IN3, IN4

Course Entry Requirement(s): None

Typically Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

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.

General Education: IN1, IN5

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: URBS 151

Typically Offered: Fall Semester

URBS 287, WORK BASED LEARNING I - URBS 1-3 (1)

This course provides supervised, paid work experience with approved employer(s) in an area related to the student's program. Emphasis is placed on integrating prior or concurrent classroom learning with work experience through career readiness competencies. Students will be able to evaluate career selection and satisfactorily demonstrate work-related competencies.

General Education: IN1, IN2, IN3, IN4

Course Entry Requirement(s): A student must be pursuing a degree seeking program at LCCC; have completed 12 semester hours with a minimum of 6 semester hours in the discipline of placement; have a min GPA of 2.5 in the discipline and a 2.0 overall GPA; and have division approval.

Typically Offered: Offer as required

URBS 299, INDIVIDUALIZED STUDIES IN URBAN STUDIES 1-2 (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.

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: Second year standing and division approval.

Typically Offered: Offer as required