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BA Degree Option 4: Urban Studies and Planning

(39 hours)

Urban Studies

Advisors: Gregory Simon & Amanda Weaver​

Required of all Option 4 majors (21 hours)
Lower Division
GEOG 1202, Introduction to Physical Geography
GEOG 1302, Introduction to Human Geography
GEOG 1602, Introduction to Urban Studies
GEOG 2080, Introduction to Mapping and Map Analysis (formerly GEOG 3080)
Upper Division
GEOG 3232, Weather and Climate
GEOG 3411, Globalization and Regional Development
GEOG 4080, Geographic Information Systems

Additional Requirements: Students enrolled in Option 4 must complete SIX additional courses, including at least one course from each of the following subfields (18 hours):

A. Urban Studies (6 hours)
Both of the following:
GEOG 4640/5640, Urban Geography: Denver and the U.S.
GEOG 4680/5680, Urban Sustainability
Urban Planning (6 hours), TWO courses from the following list:
GEOG 4000/URP 5510, Planning Methods I
GEOG 4220,5220/URP 6651, Environmental Impact Assessment
GEOG 4230/5230, Hazard Mitigation & Vulnerability Assessment
GEOG 4260/5260/URP 6653, Natural Resources Planning and Management
GEOG 4265/5265, Sustainability in Resource Management
GEOG 4400/5400/UPR 6671, Regional Economic Development
GEOG 4630,5630/URP 6673, Transportation Planning I: Transport Network Analysis
GEOG 4670,5670/URP 6674, Transportation Planning II: Transport Network Analysis
GEOG 4710/5710, Disasters, Climate Change, and Health
URP 5501, Planning Issues and Processes

B. Techniques for Urban Analysis (3 hours), ONE from the following:
GEOG 4060, Environmental Remote Sensing I
GEOG 4070, Environmental Remote Sensing II
GEOG 4081/5081, Introduction to Cartography
GEOG 4085/5085, GIS Applications for the Urban Environment
GEOG 4090/5090, Environmental Modeling with GIS
GEOG 4095/5095, Deploying GIS Functionality on the Web
GEOG 4235/5235, GIS Applications in the Health Sciences

C. Community/Professional Experience (optional but highly recommended)
GEOG 3939, Cooperative Education Internship
GEOG 4995/5995, Travel Study