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University of Calgary Calendar 2019-2020 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions T, U Urban Studies UBST
Urban Studies UBST

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Junior Course
Urban Studies 253       Introduction to Cities
A broad introductory survey, from diverse perspectives, of the processes that shape cities and urban life.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Urban Studies 253 and either Geography 253 or 254 will not be allowed.
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Senior Courses
Urban Studies 311       The Gendered City
Introduction to urban gender issues from historical and spatial perspectives. Issues such as the gendering of urban design and planning, daily urban activities, urban labour markets, urban politics, gentrification, suburbanization, and identity construction in urban places are addressed.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
3 units from Urban Studies 253, Geography 253.
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Urban Studies 313       The City in Film
Introduction to the representation of cities in film. Theoretical understandings of urban processes are linked to urban experiences as portrayed in urban film. Topics may include changing urban form, suburbanization, economic restructuring, racial conflict, community formation, urban politics, and more. May focus on particular cities around the world.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
3 units from Urban Studies 253, Geography 253, Anthropology 379, Sociology 353.
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Urban Studies 394       Overseas Field School in Sustainable Urbanism Part I
Field research focusing on urban sustainability themes in regions outside North America. Group travel-study combined with formal instruction and seminars.
Course Hours:
3 units; (36 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
Notes:
Offered as part of a group study program. A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.   
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Urban Studies 395       Overseas Field School in Sustainable Urbanism Part II
Field research focusing on urban sustainability themes in regions outside North America. Group travel-study combined with formal instruction and seminars.
Course Hours:
3 units; (36 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
Notes:
Offered as part of a group study program. A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.   
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Urban Studies 451       Planning in the Canadian City
Introduction to Canadian urban planning theory and practice. Focuses on the history of planning, and aspects of practice such as neighbourhood planning, historic preservation, urban design and long-range planning.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Urban Studies 253.
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Urban Studies 461       The Transit City
An exploration of the relationships among public transit, urban form, and land use planning and policy in the context of challenges such as climate change, energy shortages, widespread urbanization and traffic congestion.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
3 units from Geography 341, 351, 452 or 454.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Urban Studies 461 and 505.03 will not be allowed.
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Urban Studies 501       Research in Selected Topics
An examination of selected topics in Urban Studies in a lecture format.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Urban Studies 505       Advanced Topics in Urban Studies
An examination of selected topics in Urban Studies in a seminar format.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to Urban Studies major or minor and completion of 75 units.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Urban Studies 553       Seminar in Urban Theory
Overview of contemporary themes in urban theory such as modernity and postmodernity, political economy, production of social difference, public and private space, globalization, inequality, and urban sustainability. Topics may vary depending on developments in the field and student interests.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
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Urban Studies 591       Capstone in Urban Studies
Capstone course applying the broad interdisciplinary training of the Urban Studies Program to selected problems in urban studies.  Collaborative research and analysis is stressed.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
90 units and admission to the Urban Studies Major or Minor.
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Urban Studies 596       Directed Independent Study
Advanced study of a particular topic under the direct supervision of a faculty member.
Course Hours:
3 units; (0-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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