Coordination: Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising and Counseling Office
The participating departments are anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, and sociology.
The interdisciplinary minor in urban studies offers students an opportunity to study urban problems more comprehensively than possible within a single discipline. The courses listed below survey the approaches and tools of different disciplines to an array of urban problems and issues, as well as probing in depth particular urban topics.
The minor is recommended to those students interested in entering urban-oriented fields of study or careers. These include such fields as public administration, planning, social services, journalism, and marketing. Students who wish to participate in the urban studies minor should register with the Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising and Counseling Office.
Six or more semester hours in the minor must be taken at NIU.