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Africana Studies 014
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Institute for Effective Education 964
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Urban Studies 975
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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2013–2015 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses Urban Studies 975  

Urban Studies 975


Program Director: Dr. Lorraine C. Minnite, Associate Professor, Department of Public Policy and Administration (DPPA)

Urban Studies Faculty:

Brandi Blessett, Assistant Professor, DPPA

Stephen Danley, Assistant Professor, DPPA

Maureen Donaghy, Assistant Professor, Political Science

Paul Jargowsky, Professor, DPPA

Lorraine C. Minnite, Associate Professor, DPPA

Beth Rabinowitz, Assistant Professor, Political Science

Adjunct Faculty and Part-Time Lecturers:

Suzanne Dayanim, Ph.D., Temple

Joyce Howell, J.D., Rutgers School of Law–Camden

Gwendolyn Harris, Ph.D., Rutgers

Angel Osorio, J.D., University of La Verne

Natasha O. Tursi, Ph.D., Rutgers

The program in urban studies offers a diverse curriculum that focuses on urban history, politics, planning, economics, and demography and addresses a wide range of contemporary issues affecting cities around the world. As urban populations grow, so do the challenges. Whether it is the global economic crisis or natural disaster, urban studies majors learn about complex issues that prepare them to be problem solvers.

Students study cities and how they function, grow, and prosper or decline. The program is interdisciplinary, so students take courses in other departments as well, such as criminal justice, sociology, political science, and history.  Classes in urban studies cover topics about how cities are planned, population trends, and urban policy issues like housing, sustainability, and environmental justice. Students develop a range of skills including how to conduct community-based participatory action research, policy analysis, and the use of mapping to facilitate community engagement. Some courses provide field experience and community engagement appropriate for preprofessionals.

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