Urban Community Development (Interdisciplinary minor)
Director: Donna Kirchheimer
Steering Committee: Mario Gonzalez-Corzo, David Fletcher, Dene Hurley, Cindy Lobel, Juliana Maantay, Shehzad Nadeem, James Jervis, Joseph Rachlin, Milagros Ricourt, Robyn Spencer, Elin Waring.
This interdisciplinary program is designed to introduce students to a variety of topics and issues in urban community development. Students will be exposed to community-based local, national, and international social, political, and economic analyses, as well as to political figures, philosophies, theories, and movements. The minor is designed especially for students who wish to combine an interest in community development with majors such as African and African American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology.
Students will satisfy the College requirement of a minor field by taking four courses (12-15 credits), at least two of which must be at the 300 level or higher.
AAS 226 (Community Organization)
One fieldwork course in community service to be chosen from the list of fieldwork courses for the Urban Community Development Minor and approved by a member of the Steering Committee.
Two courses to be chosen from the electives list of courses for the Urban Community Development Minor in consultation with a member of the Steering Committee (who may also approve non-listed courses).
Note: The same courses may not be used for both the major and the minor. Some of these courses have prerequisites.
Elective Courses for the Urban Community Development Minor
AAS 316: Introduction to Community Development and Planning
ANT 342: Anthropology of Urbanization
ECO 314: Urban Economics
GEP: 230: Urban Environmental Management
GEH 240: Urban Geography
HIU 333: American Urban History
HIU 347: The Mainland Borough: The Bronx as a City in History
HIU 348: History of New York: City an State
LAC (ANT) 238: Latino Community Organizing in New York City
POL 211: Public Policy
POL 305: Public Administration
POL 307: Political Power in America
POL 309: State and Local Politics
POL 310: Urban Politics and Government
POL 313: Political Issues in New York City
POL 314: Issues in Urban Policy
POL (SOC) 326: Political Socialization
PSY 338: Community Psychology
SOC 234: Urban Sociology
SOC 314: Social Change and Social Planning
SOC 334: Urban Sociology in Global Perspective
Fieldwork Courses For the Urban Community Development Minor
AAS 470: Fieldwork in the Black Community
ESC 475: Community Change Model: Creating New Communities
GEP 475: Internship in Geographic Information Science
SOC (POL) 470: Seminar and Internship Program in New York Government
Last modified: 11/20/2014