Urban Design Minor

Urban design is the study of human relationships and their expression in the physical landscapes that are cities. Urban environment is a physical manifestation of social values. Relations that comprise the realm of urban design involve not simply buildings and their creation, but the infrastructure, politics, economics, sociology, commerce, and history of cities. Students planning to pursue careers in government, public administration, social work, architectural design, planning, etc., find their interests served by this minor.

You should meet with the coordinator of urban design studies to work out a program of study. Minimally, your program will include 21 semester hours completed with a 2.50 GPA. Courses must be taken for a grade (not credit/no-credit).

For information, please contact the Department of Architecture + Interior Design, 101 Alumni Hall, 513-529-7210.

Program Requirements

(21 semester hours)

Basic course work
ARC 211Introduction to Landscape and Urban Design3
GEO 201Geography of Urban Diversity3
POL 261Public Administration3
Select nine hours of the following: 19
Typology and Regionalism
Housing Case Studies
History of Urbanization
Architecture and Society
The American City Since 1940
Theory and History of Landscape Architecture
Diverse Family Systems Across the Life Cycle
Urban and Regional Planning
Urban Geography
Advanced Urban and Regional Planning
Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations
Public Budgeting
Social Problems
Other coursework subject to approval by the coordinator.
Select three hours of the following as approved by coordinator: 23
Independent Studies
Independent Studies
Internship
Urban Field Experience
Total Credit Hours21
1

 Architecture or interior design majors: six of these nine hours must be from outside architecture; non-architecture majors: six of these nine hours must be architecture courses.

2

 Regardless of the option chosen, the coursework must be approved in consultation with the advisor for the minor and will conclude with a summary paper to be presented.