Course Offerings

Course Offerings

Click below to see course offerings in Urban Studies during the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • FALL 2019: Course Schedule
    It is recommended that you consult the live schedule on Prowl for changes/updates. 
    SUBJ/CRS 

    Title

    Time/Location

     Instructor

    Flags/Core

    URBN 1000 


    The Urban World

    TR 9:40-11:10 AM

    Hoffman, P

    EXP: Understanding Human Bhv
    URBN 1010


    Intro to Geographic Info Sys

    TR 8:00-9:30 AM

    FACULTY

     

    URBN 3010


    Metropolitan Los Angeles

    T 4:20-7:20 PM

    Hoffman, P

     

    URBN 3046


    Sustainable Cities

    TR 2:40-4:10 PM

    Seymour, M

    FLAG: Writing

    URBN 3047

    Community Development

    TR 1:00-2:30 PM

    FACULTY

     

    URBN 4000

    Senior Project

    TBD

    Hoffman, P

    FLAG: Engaged Learning 
    FLAG: Writing

  • SPRING 2018: Course Schedule

    Course schedule coming soon.

  • FALL 2017: Course Schedule

    Course

    Instructor

    Time/Location

    Flags/Core

    URBN 1000
    The Urban World

    TR 0940-1110
    STR 367

    Hoffman, P

    EXP: Understanding Human Bhv

    URBN 3010
    Metropolitan Los Angeles

    T 1620-1920
    UNH 1226

    Hoffman, P

     

    URBN 3046
    Sustainable Cities

    TR 1440-1610
    UNH 3222

    Seymour, M

     

    URBN 3047
    Community Development

    T 1620-1920
    UNH 3222

    Seymour, M

     

    URBN 3998
    SS:Envrmntl Planning/Policy

    W 1910-2210
    UNH 2002

    FACULTY

     

    URBN 4000
    Senior Project

    TBA TBA
    TBA

    Hoffman, P

    FLAG: Engaged Learning and FLAG: Writing

  • SPRING 2017: Course Schedule
    Course Instructor Time/Location Flags/Core
    URBN 1010
    Urban Analysis
    Mona Nicole Seymour TR 09:40 am-11:00 am
    STR 237
     
    URBN 3045
    Urban Planning
    TBA TR 01:00 pm-02:30 pm
    UNH 1218
     
    URBN 3998
    SS: Intro to GIS
    TBA W 07:10 pm-10:10 pm
    UNH 2330
     
    URBN 4000
    Senior Project
    Mona Nicole Seymour TBA
    TBA
    FLAG: Engaged Learning and FLAG: Writing
  • Special Courses

    The Urban Studies Program curriculum offers students the opportunity to take various specialized courses that depart from the conventional approach of most college classes. In these courses, students will hear from guest lecturers with direct professional involvement in urban affairs and policy, have the opportunity to work alongside real-world professionals addressing important problems in today’s cities, and/or conduct original research on important urban problems. These special courses take advantage of LMU’s many linkages to metropolitan Los Angeles, the extraordinarily dynamic, multicultural, postmodern city in which the University is located. Some examples of the specialized classes in Urban Studies include: 

    Metropolitan Los Angeles (URBN 3065) - normally offered each spring semester

    The central component of URBN 3065 is a lecture series featuring prominent guest speakers, including Southern California business, community, and government leaders. This interdisciplinary course provides students with the opportunity to investigate a variety of issues associated with modern urbanization as expressed in contemporary Los Angeles.

    Environmental Planning and Policy (URBN 3998) - normally offered each fall semester

    URBN 3998 is an introduction to the application of environmental and sustainable practices in the field of urban and regional planning and policy. Under the guidance of a practicing urban planner, students will become familiar with principal themes in environmental regulation, analyze the evolution of regulatory changes, and discuss recent and pending legislation. Principal topics covered include the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), evolution of environmental regulation in several areas, including Air Quality, Urban Sprawl, Waste Management and Water Policy, and the role national and state policies have in the development of the “green” economy.

  • Looking for All Urban Studies Courses and Descriptions?

    The LMU Bulletin maintains the most complete list of Urban Studies courses with their descriptions. See all courses

    The following are examples of current and past descriptions:

    URBN 1000 The Urban World
    4 semester hours

    An introduction to historic and contemporary cities, processes of urbanization, and urban society. Course topics include urban origins, urban economics, the internal structure of cities, urban infrastructure, urban social and cultural processes, urban physical and social environments, and city systems in the regional and global context.
    University Core fulfilled:  Understanding Human Behavior

    URBN 1010 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
    4 semester hours

    An introduction to geospatial and environmental research methods with an emphasis on the use of GSI as an essential methodology for the investigation and visualization of spatial data and multivariate environmental issues.

    URBN 3010 Metropolitan Los Angeles
    4 semester hours

    An introduction of the social, economic, political, environmental, and spatial characteristics and dynamics of metropolitan Los Angeles in the context of postmodern urbanization in the United States.

    URBN 3045 Urban Planning
    4 semester hours

    An introduction to the problems, principles, and practices of contemporary urban planning, especially in California and the United States.

    URBN 3046 Sustainable Cities
    4 semester hours

    An examination of the challenges of and potential solutions to the sustainability of socioeconomic, environmental, and ecological systems associated with historic, contemporary, and future urbanization. Course topics include an analysis of the sustainability of historic and contemporary cities, the consideration of sustainable alternatives associated with such trends as New Urbanism, and the potential for alternative urban policies and practices designed to foster sustainability.
    University Core fulfilled: Flag: Writing.

    URBN 3047 Community Development
    4 semester hours

    An exploration of the meanings and methodologies of community development, especially in contemporary urban America.

    URBN 4000 Senior Project
    4 semester hours

    A supervised internship and directed research on a specific urban topic incorporating appropriate primary and secondary research methodologies and/or participant observation.
    Senior standing or approval of the Department Chair required.
    University Core fulfilled: Flag: Engaged learning; Writing.