Architecture and Urbanism (Minor)

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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.

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
Two Required Courses 8
COMPARATIVE URBANISM
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS III: SPATIAL ANALYSIS FOR SUSTAINABILITY
PREMODERN ARCHITECTURE: ANCIENT SOCIETIES TO THE ENLIGHTENMENT
MODERN ARCHITECTURE
One to Two Elective Courses from Geography4-8
URBANIZATION
URBAN GEOGRAPHY - EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS I: DIGITAL MAPPING
SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT
RACE, JUSTICE, AND THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF CHICAGO
COMPARATIVE URBANISM *
SUSTAINABLE URBAN TRANSPORTATION
URBAN PLANNING
URBAN/CITY DESIGN *
One to Two Elective Courses from History of Art and Architecture4-8
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)
Total Hours20

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.​