Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • appreciate how gender, ethnicity, and race play important roles in understanding the city.
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge of how local, regional, and state governments and related institutions interact. They will understand how the urban economy is structured in interrelated sectors that influence each other locally and interact with sectors beyond the local city. They will understand how to interpret demographic patterns at various scales, from the city block to the metropolitan area.
  • will demonstrate the ability of critical thinking about urban space.
Required Course
Choose one of the following:3
Urban Geography
Social Organization Of The City
Methods
Choose one of the following:3
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Methods Of Sociological Research
Spatial Thinking in Social Science
GIS For Urban Planning
History Of Planning And Urban Design
Quantitative Planning Methods And Techniques
Urban Political Economy
Choose one of the following:3
Conceptual and Theoretical Foundations in African American Studies
The Kansas City Economy
Special Issues In Economic
Urban Economics
Economic Geography
Urban Politics
Race/Class/Gender
Choose one of the following:3
Social Stratification
Race And Ethnic Relations
Urban Anthropology
Global Systems and the Origins of Black American Culture and Institutions
Race, Class and Justice
Race, Class And Gender: Theory, History, And Policy
Gender and the Environment
Introduction to Latina/o Studies
Immigration and the City
The Urban Built Environment
Choose one of the following:3
Urban Geography
Rise of the City in the U.S.
Kansas City: History of a Regional Metropolis
Environmental Ethics And Policy
Special Topics In Public Administration
Land Use Planning
Transportation Planning
Urban Environment Planning And Design
Urban Redevelopment (can fulfill elective for The Urban Built Environment OR Urban Policy and Management)
American Housing
Urban Policy and Management
Choose one of the following:3
Public Finance
Politics of Kansas City Metro
Latinx Immigrants, Migrants, and Refugees in the U.S
Planning For Historic Preservation
Planning Law And Practice
Urban Redevelopment (can fulfill elective for The Urban Built Environment OR Urban Policy and Management)
Urban Latin America
Total Credits18

Total Hours Required: 18

Minimum of 9 hours from UMKC.

Courses selected to meet minor requirements cannot be double-counted.