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The College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs offers a minor to students interested in complementing their academic career with a broader understanding of Urban Affairs, Urban Planning and the Environment, or Public Administration. Students pursuing the minor complete two required core courses then select four courses from one of the fields listed below. The minor requires 18 hours of coursework (Before registering for any course, students should consult with the advisor in their major field of study.). Due to prerequisite restrictions ARCH/INTD classes are limited to architecture and interior design declared majors only. 

Students interested in adding the Minor in Urban and Public Affairs to their degree plan should send inquiries to arch.advising@uta.edu.

APPLICATION FOR URBAN AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS MINOR (PDF)

To schedule an appointment for minor advising with one of our advisors: click here

  • NOTE: This link is for advising for our minors only. Appointments made to this link for any other purpose will be canceled. Contact arch.advising@uta.edu for questions other than minor.
  • The presence of an * next to class indicates that it is being offered in the upcoming semester:  FALL 2018

REQUIRED CORE COURSES -- 6 hours

PLAN 1301 Intro to Urban Life *
PLAN 3301 The Metroplex *

FIELD OF INTEREST (SELECT ONE) - 12 hours

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Student should select four courses from the list below:

ACCT 3309 Accounting for Managers*
ACCT 4325 Governmental Accounting*
ANTH 4348 Political Anthropology
COMM 4305 Communication and Society
COMM 4330 Political Communication
COMM 4335 Intercultural Communication
COMS 3309 Organizational Communication
COMS 3310 Group Communication Theory
COMS 3316 Communication in Human Relations*
CRCJ 3336 Law Enforcement Management
CRCJ 3338 Juvenile Justice System
CRCJ 4309 Private Security System
ECON 3304 Public Sector Economics
ECON 3313 Industrial Organization & Public Policy
ECON 3335 Economics of Public Policies
ECON 4330 Human Resource Economics
MANA 3318 Managing Organizational Behavior*
MANA 3319 Management Process Theory*
MANA 3320 Human Resource Management*
MANA 4320 Labor Relations
MANA 4325 Leadership in Organizations*
MANA 4328 Human Resource Staffing and Performance Management*
MANA 4330 Team Management
MANA 4341 Negotiations and Conflict*
PHIL 2312 Ethics
POLS 2312 State & Local Government*
POLS 3303 Introduction to Public Administration*
POLS 3305 Government in Urban America
POLS 3307 Comparative State and Local Politics
POLS 3308 Politics of a Texas City: Arlington City Politics
POLS 4303 Public Administration and the Political Process
POLS 4331 U.S. Constitutional Law: Government Power
POLS 4353 Public Budgeting and Taxation
PSYC 3301 Psychology of Human Relations*
PSYC 3302 Business Psychology*

URBAN PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT

Student should select four courses from the list below:

~Due to prerequisite restrictions ARCH/INTD classes are limited to architecture and interior design declared majors only.

ARCH 3331 Architecture and Environment*~
ARCH 4305 The City of Rome~
ARCH 4306 Urban Design Theory~
ARCH 4307 The Life of Cities *~
ARCH 4308
History of Urban Form~
ARCH 4309 The City of London~
ARCH 4311 Topics in Architecture Theory (approved Urban Planning courses)~
ARCH 4313
The Architect in Contemporary Society*~
ARCH 4314
 Historical Preservation and Restoration*~
ARCH 4315 Topics in Architecture History (approved Urban Planning courses)~
ARCH 4395
Topics in Architecture (approved Urban Planning courses)~
BLAW 3314 
Real Estate Law*
CE 3302 Transportation Engineering*
CE 3334 Principles of Environmental Engineering*
CE 4311 Urban Transportation Infrastructure Planning*
CE 4313 Traffic Engineering*
ECON 3328 Principles of Transportation
ECON 4302 Environmental Economics*
GEOG 3350 Reading the Landscape (also HIST 3350)
GEOG 3355 
Environmental History of the US (also HIST 3355)*
GEOG 3355 Geographic Information Systems (also PLAN 4356)*
GEOL 1330 Global Warming*
GEOL 2406 Natural Resources & Sustainability
GEOG 4330 Geographic Information Systems (also PLAN 4356)*
GEOL 4331
Analysis of Spatial Data
HIST 3350 Reading and the Landscape
HIST 3355 Environmental History of the U.S.
HIST 3362 Cities and Suburbs in U.S. History
PLAN 4305 Foundations of Environmental Protection and Sustainability*
PLAN 4310 
Planning the American City*
PLAN 4320
Sustainable Communities*
PLAN 4391 Studies in Planning
POLS 2312
 
State and Local Government*
POLS 4351 
Energy Policy and Administration
PSYC 3316 Environmental Psychology
REAE 3325 Real Estate Fundamentals*
REAE 4314 Real Estate Development*
SOCI 3336 Social Inequality*
SOCI 3353 Social Climate of Cities

URBAN AFFAIRS

Student should select four courses from the list below:

~Due to prerequisite restrictions ARCH/INTD classes are limited to architecture and interior design declared majors only.

ANTH 2322 Global Cultures*
ANTH 3339 Urban Anthropology*
ANTH 3355 The Rise of Civilization*
ARCH 4311 Topics in Architecture Theory (approved Urban Planning courses)~
ARCH 4315 Topics in Architecture History (approved Urban Planning courses)~
ARCH 4395 Topics in Architecture (approved Urban Planning courses)~
COMM 4305 Communication and Society
COMM 4330 Political Communication
COMM 4335 Intercultural Communication
COMS 3310 Group Communication Theory
COMS 3316 Communication in Human Relations*
CRCJ 3380 Race, Crime, and Justice
CRCJ 4301 The American Judicial System
CRCJ 4325 Gangs
ECON 2337 Econ in Social Issues*
ECON 3302 The Economics of Crime*
ECON 3335 Economics of Public Policies*
ECON 4330 Human Resource Economics
GEOG 3350 Reading the Landscape (also HIST 3350)
HIST 2302 History of Civilization*
HIST 3350 Reading and the Landscape
HIST 3351 History of Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex*
HIST 3362 Cities and Suburbs in US History
HIST 3366 African-American History 1865-Present*
HIST 3368 Mexican American History*
HIST 3373 US Economic History, 1860-Present*
HUMA 4302 Social and Political Theory
MANA 4326 Diversity in Organizations*
MANA 4340 Business and Society
MANA 4341 Negotiations and Conflict*
PHIL 3330 Social and Political Philosophy*
PLAN 4320 Sustainable Communities*
POLS 2312
 State and Local Government*
POLS 3305 Government in Urban America
POLS 3308 Politics of a Texas City: Arlington City Politics
POLS 3312 Introduction to Public Policy Analysis*
POLS 3313 Modern Critics of Society and Politics
POLS 4318 Politics of African Americans
POLS 4319 Politics of Mexican Americans
POLS 4352 US Immigration Policy and the American Dream
PSYC 3315 Social Psychology*
SOCW 3301 Theories of Human Behavior*
SOCW 3303 Social Welfare Policies and Services*
SOCW 3317 Human Behavior in Diverse Populations
SOCI 3317 Individuals and Society*
SOCI 3327 Social Inequality
SOCI 3353 Social Climate of Cities
SOCI 3357 Law and Society
SOCI 4315 Violence in Society