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The interdisciplinary Architecture and Urbanism Minor brings together the prominent emphases on the material landscapes and cultural environments of the city evident in Geography courses and History of Art and Architecture courses. While both History of Art and Architecture and Geography have different kinds of theoretical or historical questions, they nevertheless strongly overlap when considering how the specific geographic spaces of cities unfold as particular spatial and cultural constructs. Courses in the minor thus explore the variety of ways in which the spaces of cities relate to their historical/geographical materiality. In this sense, culture is broadly construed to encompass the spatial, aesthetic, linguistic, and other social practices that define the material and phenomenological particularities of cities.
The minor is made up of 5 courses total, 2 required courses and 3 additional courses selected from the list below.
|Two Required Courses||8|
or GEO 344
|GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS III: SPATIAL ANALYSIS FOR SUSTAINABILITY|
|PREMODERN ARCHITECTURE: ANCIENT SOCIETIES TO THE ENLIGHTENMENT|
or HAA 281
|One to Two Elective Courses from Geography||4-8|
|URBAN GEOGRAPHY - EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING|
|GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS I: DIGITAL MAPPING|
|SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT|
|RACE, JUSTICE, AND THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT|
|HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF CHICAGO|
|COMPARATIVE URBANISM *|
|SUSTAINABLE URBAN TRANSPORTATION|
|URBAN/CITY DESIGN *|
|One to Two Elective Courses from History of Art and Architecture||4-8|
|PREMODERN ARCHITECTURE: ANCIENT SOCIETIES TO THE ENLIGHTENMENT *|
|MODERN ARCHITECTURE *|
|CAIRO: MOTHER OF THE WORLD (WORLD CITIES)|
|KYOTO (WORLD CITIES)|
|MEXICO CITY (WORLD CITIES)|
|ROME (WORLD CITIES)|
|HEAVENLY AND EARTHLY JERUSALEM (WORLD CITIES)|
|PARIS AND VICINITY TO CIRCA 1870 (WORLD CITIES)|
|CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM (WORLD CITIES)|
|BERLIN: UNIFICATION/REUNIFICATION (WORLD CITIES)|
|LONDON (WORLD CITIES)|
If not taken as one of the two required courses
Additional courses may be substituted with the consent of an advisor in the Department of Geography or History of Art and Architecture. No more than two courses can come from the same department as the student's major.