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.
(21 semester hours)
|Basic course work|
|ARC 211||Introduction to Landscape and Urban Design||3|
|GEO 201||Geography of Urban Diversity||3|
|POL 261||Public Administration||3|
|Select nine hours of the following: 1||9|
|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|
|Advanced Urban and Regional Planning|
|Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations|
Other coursework subject to approval by the coordinator.
|Select three hours of the following as approved by coordinator: 2||3|
or GEO 477
|Urban Field Experience|
|Total Credit Hours||21|
Architecture majors: six of these nine hours must be from outside architecture; non-architecture majors: six of these nine hours must be architecture courses.
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.