Urban Studies

FACULTY ASSOCIATED WITH URBAN STUDIES

Professors Katerina Clark (Comparative Literature, Slavic Languages & Literatures), Kathryn Dudley (Anthropology, American Studies), Keller Easterling (School of Architecture), Dolores Hayden (School of Architecture, American Studies), Matthew Jacobson (History, American Studies), Jennifer Klein (History), Alan Plattus (School of Architecture), Douglas Rae (School of Management, Political Science), Helen Siu (Anthropology), Robert Solomon (Law School), Jay Winter (History)

Associate Professor Michael Rowe (School of Medicine)

Lecturers Karla Britton (Architecture), Gordon Geballe (Forestry & Environmental Studies), Jay Gitlin (History), Cynthia Horan (Political Science), Virginia Jewiss (Humanities)

Courses related to urban studies may be found in a number of different departments and programs, particularly American Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Environmental Studies, History, Humanities, Political Science, and Sociology. The course Introduction to the Study of the City is offered each year; details may be found under the heading "Study of the City."

Urban studies can be incorporated into a number of major programs. The Architecture major includes an urban studies track. American Studies and Ethics, Politics, and Economics majors are required to select an area of concentration, and urban studies meets this requirement. Political Science majors who select the optional interdisciplinary concentration may focus on urban studies. The Political Science department offers the seminar Poverty, Politics, and Policy in the American City (PLSC 280) for qualified students.

Students interested in pursuing a concentration in urban studies within a particular major are encouraged to contact their director of undergraduate studies. Faculty members listed above are available to help students identify appropriate sequences and combinations of courses and may also be willing to meet with students who are writing senior essays on interdisciplinary urban topics.