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GSU has a wide range of academic courses focusing on the urban environment and a number of programs that offer undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to concentrate on urban issues. The College of Arts and Sciences offers a community Studies Concentration in its BIS degree, which is an interdisciplinary urban studies program. A similar degree program is offered by the Department of Public Affairs and Urban Studies in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. The College of Education offers a focus on urban teaching.

The Center provides a way to highlight the opportunities students have to study the complexities of cities in many different programs of study. It also encourages the established practice of cross listing courses and using team teaching for interdisciplinary urban courses.The following courses at the undergraduate and graduate level are taught by faculty in fourteen departments in four colleges in the University:

Anthropology:

ANTH 4030/6030 – Anthropology and Urban Education
ANTH 4040/6040 – Gender/Race/Class in Complex Societies
ANTH 4200/6200 – Urban Anthropology
ANTH 4490/6490 – Global and Local Culture
ANTH 4200/6200 – Urban Anthropology
ANTH 8230 – Anthropology of Urban Development

Early Childhood Education:

ECE 6691 – Mentorship in Urban Class

Economics:

ECON 3010 – Economies of Atlanta & Georgia
ECON 4300/8300 – Economics of cities
ECON 9300 – Seminar in Urban Economics

Educational Leadership:
EPEL 7100 – Urban and Ethical Issues

Educational Policy Studies / Educational Psychology:
EPSF 8260 – Sociology Inner-City Children

Geography:
GEOG 4764/6764 – Urban Geography
GEOG 4766/6766 – Urban Transportation Planning
GEOG 4768/6768 – Metropolitan Atlanta
GEOG 4770/6770 – Third World Urbanization
GEOG 4772/6772 – Geography of Urban & Regional Development
GEOG 4774/6774 – Contemporary Urban Theory & Issues
GEOG 8010 – Seminar in Urban-Economic Geography

History:
HIST 4220 – The American City
HIST 4320/6320 – Metropolitan Atlanta
HIST 8050 – Southern CitiesHIST 8635 – U.S. Cities
HIST 8840 – Seminar in Urban History

Public Administration and Urban Studies:
PAUS 3011 – Introducing the City
PAUS 3411 – Contemporary Planning
PAUS 4071 – Urban Policy Analysis
PAUS 4091 – Seminar in Urban Research Design
PAUS 4471 – Urban Infrastructure Planning
PAUS 8011 – Urban Policy Arena
PAUS 8021 – Urban Policy Planning
PAUS 8331 – Urban Infrastructure Planning
PAUS 8621 – Urban Transportation & Land Use Economics
PAUS 9321 – Seminar in Urban Policy

Perspectives on Global Problems:
PERS 2001 – Perspectives: Comparative Culture – Global CitiesPolitical

Science:
POLS 4115 – Urban Politics
POLS 8115 – Urban Political Behavior

Psychology:
PSYC 4510 – Community Psychology
PSYC 6520 – Environmental Psychology
PSYC 8014 – Research Methods in Community Psychology
PSYC 8060 - Issues of Human Diversity in Psychology
PSYC 8200 – Introduction to Community Psychology
PSYC 8220 – Community Interventions and Social Change
PSYC 8230 – Program Evaluation
PSYC 8250 – Organizational Psychology
PSYC 8260 – Clinical and Community Psychology Consultation
PSYC 9900 – Policy Applications of Psychology 9940B

Kinesiology and Health:
RCLS 3410 – Urban Recreation

Real Estate:
RE 4950 – Urban Development RegulationsRE 8900 – Urban Development

Sociology:
SOCI 3212 – Race and Ethnic Relations
SOCI 3214 – American Racial-Ethnic Groups
SOCI 4226 – Urban sociology
SOCI 4279/6279 – Metropolitan Atlanta
SOCI 8201 – Social Inequality
SOCI 8212 – Random Ethnic Relations
SOCI 8226 – Urban Sociology
SOCI 8228 – Contemporary Urban Research



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