UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2017-2018

Urban Studies and Planning, B.A.

All lower division GE completed. Requirements with completion of an AA-T in Social Justice Studies as follows:

Transfer Year 1: First Semester

Course Units
URBS 206 3
URBS 250 3
URBS 340A 3
URBS Specialization Course*** 3
GE Upper Division* 3
Total 15

Transfer Year 1: Second Semester

Course Units
URBS 300 3
URBS 310** 3
URBS 340B 3
URBS Specialization Course*** 3
GE Upper Division* 3
Total 15

Transfer Year 2: First Semester

Course Units
URBS 440 3
URBS 460 3
URBS 494C 3
URBS Specialization Course*** 3
GE Upper Division* 3
Total 15

Transfer Year 2: Second Semester

Course Units
URBS 450 4
URBS 490C 3
URBS Specialization Course*** 3
URBS Specialization Course*** 3
Electives 2
Total 15
Total units after transfer 60

*If needed, select GE Upper Division courses that also satisfy: (1) IC: Information Competence, (2) GE Comparative Cultural Studies, and/or (3) GE Upper Division Title 5 American History Institutions and Ideals and/or GE Upper Division Title 5 US Constitution and California State and Local Government.

**URBS 310 may double count for major and upper division GE requirement.

***Specialization Requirements. Select 15 units from one of the following specializations. Within each specialization, 9 units must consist of URBS courses and 6 units must be taken outside the department. ECON 160 or ECON 161 may be completed at CSUN or prior to transfer:

1. Urban and Regional Planning (15 units)

ECON 160 Principles of Microeconomics (3) or ECON 161 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
GEOG 305/L Maps and Graphics and Lab (2/1)
GEOG 306/L Intermediate Geographical Information Science and Lab 2/1)
GEOG 351 Urban Geography (3)
GEOG 452 Urban Land-Use Planning (3)
POLS 360 Public Administration (3)
POLS 403 State and Local Government (3)
POLS 405 The Process of Public Policy Formation (3)
POLS 461 Environmental Policy (3)
POLS 466 The Politics of Public Spending (3)
POLS 467 Urban Administration (3)
POLS 469 City Planning and Lab (3)
SOC 400 Organizational Theory (3)
SOC 410 Urban Sociology (3)
SOC 426 Social Legislation and Social Policy (3)
URBS 345 The General Plan and Zoning (3)
URBS 350 Cities of the Third World (3)
URBS 400 Planning for the Natural and Built Environment (3)
URBS 408 Policy Making for Urban Planners (3)
URBS 430 Planning in the Public Sector (3)
URBS 441 Advanced Urban Design (3)
URBS 452 Urban Land-Use Planning (3)
URBS 480 Urban Transportation Planning (3)

2. Housing, Community and Economic Development (15 units)

AAS 340 Asian American Women (3)
AAS 345 Contemporary Issues in Asian American Studies (3)
AFRS 300 Contemporary Issues in the African-American Community (3)
ANTH 308 Gender and Culture (3)
ANTH 345 Diversity in the United States (3)
ANTH 346 Urban Anthropology (3)
CHS 361 Urbanization and the Chicana/o (3)
ECON 160 Principles of Microeconomics (3) or ECON 161 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECON 350 Urban Economics (3)
FCS 315 Issues in Housing (3)
FCS 424 Resource Management for the Elderly (3)
HIST 350 History of Women (3)
HSCI 314 Organization and Delivery of Health Services (3)
POLS 467 Urban Administration (3)
SOC 307 Ethnic Diversity in America (3)
SOC 390 Race Relations (3)
SOC 401 Class, Status and Power (3)
SOC 410 Urban Sociology (3)
URBS 350 Cities of the Third World (3)
URBS 416 Urban Housing (3)
URBS 420 Communities, Neighborhoods and Planning (3)
URBS 425 Social Policy, Environmental Justice and the City (3)
URBS 435 Planning for Community Development (3)
URBS 441 Advanced Urban Design (3)
URBS 452 Urban Land-Use Planning (3)

3. Environmental Planning and Sustainability (15 units)

BIOL 322 Evolutionary Biology (3)
BIOL 323 Plants and Animals of Southern California (3)
ECON 160 Principles of Microeconomics (3) or ECON 161 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECON 360 Environmental Economics (3)
GEOG 305/L Maps and Graphics and Lab (2/1)
GEOG 306/L Intermediate Geographical Information Science and Lab (2/1)
GEOG 311/L The Atmosphere and Lab (3/1)
GEOG 459 Environmental Impact Studies (3)
POLS 461 Environmental Policy (3)
URBS 350 Cities of the Third World (3)
URBS 380 Los Angeles: Past, Present, Future (3)
URBS 400 Planning for the Natural and Built Environment (3)
URBS 415 The California Environmental Quality Act for Urban Planners (3)
URBS 420 Communities, Neighborhoods and Planning (3)
URBS 425 Social Policy, Environmental Justice and the City (3)
URBS 452 Urban Land-Use Planning (3)
URBS 480 Urban Transportation Planning (3)

4. Custom Specialization (15 units)

Consult the Urban Studies and Planning major pages in the catalog for choice of courses.