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Urban Planning and Policy

Minor in Urban Planning and Policy

Department of Urban Planning and Policy
215 CUPPAH
(312) 996-5240
http://www.uic.edu/cuppa/upp
Department Head and Associate Professor, Curt Winkle, cwinkle@uic.edu


Minor in Urban Planning and Policy
The minor in Urban Planning and Policy provides students in many disciplines the opportunity to gain further understanding of urban phenomena, the complex interactions between local and global forces, and the needs and opportunities of Chicago and other “Great Cities” historically, in the present and moving forward. The minor is open to students from any college or major with sophomore standing who are not on academic probation. Students may apply credits from courses taken prior to application to the minor. At least 6 credits of the minor, including one elective, must be at the 200-level or higher. Students who wish to minor in Urban Planning and Policy shall notify the department in writing on the form posted on the UPP website http://www.uic.edu/cuppa/upp. Students must complete 12 credit hours as outlined below.

Students in the College of Urban Planning and Policy’s undergraduate degree program in Urban and Public Affairs (UPA) are eligible to earn the Minor in Urban Planning and Policy. Per college policy, courses that count towards the UPA major may not count towards the minor in UPP.

A GPA of 2.5/4.0 is required for courses taken towards the minor.

Requirements for the Minor

Required Courses—Urban Planning and Policy Minor Hours
One of the two following courses: 3
UPP 101—Introduction to Urban Studies (3)  
UPP 202—Planning Great Cities (3)  
   
UPP 403—Introduction to Urban Planning 3
Required Hours 6
   
Elective Courses—Urban Planning and Policy Minor
6
One elective must be at the 200 level or higher. Both electives can be taken from the list of UPP courses, or one can be taken from the list of UPP courses and one can be taken from the list of approved courses in other departments.If a course taken towards the minor has a prerequisite, the prerequisite will not count towards the minor unless it appears on the list of approved electives.  
At least one of the following UPP courses: 3–6
UPP 101—Introduction to Urban Studies (3)  
UPP 202—Planning Great Cities (3)  
UPP 205—Cinema and the City (3)  
UPP 208—Mapping the Urban: Cartography and
its Alternatives (3)
 
UPP 405—Quantitative Reasoning for Planning (3)  
UPP 460—Introduction to Geospatial Analysis
and Visualization (3)
 
UPP 461—Geographic Information Systems for
Planning (3)
 
UPP 462—Intermediate GIS for Planning (3)  
UPP 463—Complexity-Based Models for
Planning and Policy (3)
 
UPP 464—Advanced Visualization Techniques (3)  
UPP 465—Topics in Geospatial Analysis and
Visualization (3)
 
UPP 493—Topics in Urban Planning and Policy (3)  
No more than one course from the following list of courses offered by other departments: 0–4
AH 211—History of Urbanism (3)  
ED 100—Introduction to Urban Education (4)  
ED 135—Child and Youth Policies in Urban America (3)  
GEOG 211—Chicago: An Urban Geography (3)  
GEOG 215—A Global Geography of Cities (3)  
HIST 104—Modern America: From Industrialization to Globalization (3)  
LALS 103—Introduction to Latino Urban Studies (3)  
LALS 220—Latin American Cities in a Global Context: Environment, Employment, and Housing (3)  
PA 230—Nonprofit Organizations in U.S. Society (3)  
SOC 258—Race and Urban Life (3)  
SOC 276—Urban Sociology (3)  
Elective Hours 6
   
Total Hours—Urban Planning and Policy Minor 12