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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of May 2014.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.


Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit


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Courses in "URSP-Urban Studies and Planning"

URSP - Urban Studies and Planning

URSP 100 Challenge of the Cities (3) Also offered as: LASC100. Formerly: URBS100. Contemporary urban patterns, trends and problems. Major urban issues, such as: population change, the economy, land use, housing, neighborhood development, fiscal and unemployment crises, and social, environmental, and political controversies of metropolitan areas. International urbanization patterns and policies.

URSP 118 Selected Topics in Urban Planning (3) Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Selected Topic courses address particular issues relating to urban studies and planning. They are focused on specific areas of theory and practice as they relate to the study of urban areas.

URSP 250 The Sustainable City: Exploring Opportunities and Challanges (3) An exploration, through an interdisciplinary approach, of a number of issues related to making cities more sustainable in terms of environmental protection, economic opportunity, and social justice. The course assist students to develop skills in critical analysis and systems thinking and to use those skills in analyzing sustainability related problems and potential solutions, and to expand students' understanding of the political implications of crafting and moving towards a sustainable urban future.

URSP 372 Diversity and the City (3) Exploration of the different needs of diverse economic, racial/ethnic, and gender groups that live and work in cities, the historical background of differences, the impact of societal structures and group cultures, and how public and private policies do and can affect different groups.

URSP 399 Independent Study (1-3) Restriction: Junior standing or higher. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Directed research and study of selected aspects of urban affairs.

URSP 488 Selected Topics in Urban Studies and Planning (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARCH-Urban Studies & Planning Program department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Topics of special interest to advanced urban studies students.

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