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African American Studies 014
Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
American History 512
American Literature 352
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
Art (Art 080, Art History 082)
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European Studies 310
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Fine Arts (Art 080, Art History 082; Museum Studies 698; Music 700, 701; Speech 950; Theater Arts 965)
Foreign Languages and Literatures (French 420, German 470, Italian 560, Russian 860, Spanish 940)
Geology 460
History (Historical Methods and Research 509; European History 510; American History 512; African, Asian, Latin American, and Comparative History 516)
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Honors College 525
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Justice and Society 572
Latin American Studies Minor
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Liberal Studies 606
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Russian 860
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Sociology (Anthropology 070, Criminal Justice 202, Sociology 920)
Spanish 940
Speech 950
Statistics 960
Teacher Preparation Program 964
Theater Arts (Dance 203, Speech 950, Theater Arts 965)
Urban Studies and Metropolitan Planning 975
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Urban Studies Honors Program
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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2008-2010 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses Urban Studies and Metropolitan Planning 975 Courses  

Courses

50:975:101 Individual Tutoring (3) To enable students to produce effective academic writing and achieve a basic understanding of urban studies.
50:975:102 Approaches to Urban Studies (R) (3) An introduction to basic approaches to the study, analysis, and resolution of urban problems, which are explored in their social, economic, political, and physical contexts.
50:975:103 Urban and Regional Ecological Planning (3) The network of interdependency and interaction between the human-made and the natural environments. The role of ecological planning in controlled growth and protecting the environment.
50:975:104 Power and Decision Making in Urban Communities (R) (3) Examines the decision-making process in the urban community; the dynamics of the group; formal and informal power structures in the urban community; and their influence on the decision-making process.
50:975:105 Special Topics in Practical Planning (BA 1-6) Special topics in practical planning. Examples include preparation for taking and passing certification tests in planning, real estate, or economic development.
50:975:204 Poverty and Urban Environmental Systems (R) (D) (3) Problems of urban poverty in the context of income insufficiency and inequality in the American socioeconomic system. Factors contributing to urban poverty are population growth, technological change, racism, migration patterns, and subcultural conflicts. Lifestyles of the urban poor. Institutional structures that handicap or aid the poor in escaping the poverty trap. The needs of the urban poor are considered in relation to present programs for eliminating poverty. Existing but unmet needs identified and possible solutions explored.
50:975:219 History of the Ghetto and American Slums (R) (D) (3) The historical development, characteristics, and functioning of ghettos and slums in America. Social organization in slum areas: formal and informal social controls; historical and contemporary theories of slums and ghettos. Why the ghetto persists.
50:975:220 Civic Education and Community Service (3) Provides students with "hands-on" experience in voluntary community service.
50:975:221 Literacy Practicum (3) Training in a wide range of instructional methods with service learning in the community tutoring children, youth, or adults through schools and agencies. Special opportunities for working with highly successful LEAP Academy University Charter programs.
50:975:231 Social Public Policy Planning (3) Analytical study of the development of social public policy planning in the United States. Development of models of interaction between social, political, and economic events.
50:975:306 Basic Methods of Urban and Regional Planning (3) The history and methodology of urban and regional planning. Organization and operation of the planning function in local, state, and federal governments.
50:975:312 Urban and Regional Planning Studio (3) The problems and opportunities of a select urban, rural, or suburban area. An analysis of the total configuration of needs: fiscal, social, and economic. Creation of development plan.
50:975:315 Theory and Practice of Urban and Regional Planning (3) Review of modern land-use planning theories and techniques. Purpose and objectives of plans and planning. Comparative theories and approaches to planning.
50:975:319 Urban Health Care Systems and Human Needs (3) Examination of urban health care systems including consideration of such components as the structure and operations of local health departments, community, and other institutional facilities. A look at practitioner services, emerging forms of group practice, neighborhood health units, and other public and private systems that are serving the ghetto and local urban communities.
50:975:320 Energy and the Urban Environment (3) The role of different energy sources as bases of urban life and development. Future study perspectives presented and explored. Approaches to the resolution of ecological problems discussed, with emphasis on maintaining the city as a viable environment for human growth and development.
50:975:326 Planning and Administration of Municipal Services (3) The nature, objectives, and functioning of services customarily found in urban communities: municipal organizational structures, location of departments, agencies, boards, commissions, and other entities therein. A look at law enforcement, environmental protection, educational services, health services, welfare services, sanitation, and zoning.
50:975:329 Urban Health Systems Laboratory (BA 1-6) Special problems and opportunities for health care reform in urban areas.
50:975:330 Income and Community Welfare (3) Causes, components, and consequences of wealth distribution and community welfare functions.
50:975:331 Role of Organizations in Urban Communities (4) Examples include the church, other nonprofits, business organizations, and ethnic and racial groups. Problems facing groups lacking effective organization.
50:975:339 Housing and Planning Seminar (3) Analysis of the current housing situation in America, including the housing crisis, government and grassroots response, obstacles inhibiting housing construction, new technologies, and major housing problems and sponsorship. Technical aspects of housing problems and sponsorship.
50:975:340 Suburbanization (3) The evolution and impact of suburbanization on metropolitan life.
50:975:350 Income and Community Welfare (3) Internal and external reforms to maximize prosperity, equalize income, and maximize rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in an increasingly urban world.
50:975:369 Communications and Urban Problems (3) Using communication skills as an urban leader. Understanding the different audiences in urban areas.
50:975:388 Urban Welfare Planning (3) The role of social work in dealing with urban problems. Alternative methods of needs assessment, planning, and implementation for welfare organizations.
50:975:395 Research Methodology in Urban Planning (3) Quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis in urban planning: survey methodology, data requirements, and collection methods; sampling processes, data presentation, analysis and interpretation, and development and selection of alternatives.
50:975:405 Legal Foundations of Urban and Regional Planning (3) Development of the legal foundations for urban and regional planning. Zoning, subdivision, land tenure, eminent domain, growth controls, and agricultural land. Preservation used to illustrate principles of constitutional and administrative law, as well as the law of contracts, property, torts, and procedure.
50:975:413 Urban and Regional Revitalization (3) The range of strategies relevant to problems of urban fiscal and administrative stress. An assessment of their interrelationship and contributions to an overall revitalization policy. Examination of the privatization of inner-city redevelopment and its relationship to urban theory.
50:975:414 Criminal Justice Planning (3) Methods and strategies for urban communities.
50:975:419 Urban Program Analysis and Evaluation (3) Logic-model, outcomes-based evaluation, and other techniques.
50:975:421 Urban Studies Practicum I (3) Experiential learning/internship. Urban field placement related to academic study and preparation. Students may identify their preferred practicum agency from a list available in the department, or they may approach an agency themselves, with the counsel of faculty. Work in a specific program setting.
50:975:422 Urban Studies Practicum II (3) Experiential learning/internship. Urban field placement related to academic study and preparation. Students may identify their preferred practicum agency from a list available in the department, or they may approach an agency themselves, with the counsel of faculty. Work in a specific program setting.  
50:975:423 Urban Studies Practicum III (BA 1-9) Experiential learning/internship. Urban field placement related to academic study and preparation. Students may identify their preferred practicum agency from a list available in the department, or they may approach an agency themselves, with the counsel of faculty. Work in a specific program setting.
50:975:450 Environmental Law (3) Legal, political, and social techniques for dealing with environmental issues facing urban areas.
50:975:451 Community Leadership Training Seminar (3) The process of community development in a variety of settings. In a seminar environment that involves cognitive study and experiential laboratory training, community development examined in the neighborhood, at work, at home, in religious life, and in schools and colleges. The seminar looks at its own group process in an effort to develop both awareness of, and competency in, its members' individual capacities for leadership in community building.  
50:975:453 Urban Leadership and Activism Workshop (3) Learn executive leadership and communication skills. Evaluate leadership theories. Develop self-awareness of personal leadership and communication styles. Refine communication skills involving writing, speaking, media relations, and strategic planning.
50:975:455 Community Welfare Planning (3) Human behavior and social environment. Social welfare policies and services. Research skills and report writing for planning.
50:975:456 Industrialization (3) How industrialization evolved and how it shapes the urban experience today, yesterday, and tomorrow. Possible topics include: theoretical and historical reasons why governments in latecomer countries have intervened with a wide array of policies to foster industrial development at various turning points; the initiation of industrial activity; the diversification of the industrial base; the restructuring of major industrial institutions; high-technology industrial sectors. How industrialization affected the proletariat and ethnic migration in the United States and other countries. How the transition from agriculture to industry affects politics and political power in urban areas.
50:975:478 History of Planning Thought (3) Major ideas in urban and regional planning in history. The origin, growth, and impact of ideas on the evolution of planning and urbanization in the context of broader social, intellectual, and technological changes.
50:975:487 Special Topics in Geographical Information Systems (3) An introduction to geographical information systems. Using computer systems for the storage, management, analysis, and display of geographic data. Subjects usually change from year to year; therefore the same course (number) can be taken more than once.
50:975:487 Special Topics in Geographical Information Systems (3) Introduction to computer systems for the storage, management, analysis, and display of geographic data. Emphasis on applications relating to urban and environmental planning.
50:975:488 Special Topics in Geographical Information Systems (3) Advanced methods of geographical information systems. Subjects usually change from year to year; therefore the same course number can be taken more than once.
50:975:489 Special Topics (3) Subjects usually change from year to year; therefore the same course number can be taken more than once. Examples include: Introduction to Transportation Planning; Urban Health Theory; Introduction to Technology and Cities.
50:975:490 Special Topics (3) Subjects usually change from year to year; therefore the same course number can be taken more than once. Examples include: Metropolitan Transportation Authorities; Community Development Techniques/Sustained Dialogue; The Once and Future City.
50:975:491 Special Topics (3) Subjects usually change from year to year; therefore the same course number can be taken more than once. Examples include: Community Economic Development; Utopia: The Art, Architecture, and Urban Design of Utopian Communities; World Cities; Urban Real Estate Development.
50:975:492 Special Topics (3) Subjects usually change from year to year; therefore the same course number can be taken more than once. Examples include: International Housing for Urban Population; Nonprofit Organizations in International Perspective; Urban Business Development; Urban Design Politics.
50:975:493 Special Topics (3) Subjects usually change from year to year; therefore the same course number can be taken more than once. Examples include: NGO Organization and Management; Nonprofit Administration; Nonprofit Organizational Management; Leadership in the Nonprofit Setting.
50:975:494 Special Topics (3) Subjects usually change from year to year; therefore the same course number can be taken more than once. Examples include: Transportation Policy; Community Growth and Land Use Planning; Urban Economic Development.
50:975:495 Seminar in Urban Studies (3) A capstone experience. For students planning to go onto higher-level education.
50:975:498 Independent Study (BA 1-9) Independent supervised study. Students arrange to work with individual faculty members to design and present a significant research project.
50:975:499 Special Topics in Urban Studies (BA 1-9) Independent supervised study. Students arrange to work with individual faculty members to design and present a significant research project.
Highly recommended for honors students.
 
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