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Urban Affairs Minor

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. 

Mapping out ideas

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

The presence of an * next to class indicates that it is being offered in the upcoming semester:  FALL 2019

REQUIRED CORE COURSES -- 6 hours

PLAN 1301: Intro to Urban Life * -  Th 3:00P-5:50p
PLAN 3301: The Metroplex * - Th 2:00P-4:50P

FIELD OF INTEREST (SELECT ONE) - 12 hours

GROUP 1: 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*~ - MW 5:30P-6:50P
  • ARCH 4305: The City of Rome~
  • ARCH 4306: Urban Design Theory~
  • ARCH 4307: The Life of Cities *~ - Th 2:00P-4:50P
  • 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*~ - MWF 1:00P-1:50P
  • ARCH 4314: Historical Preservation and Restoration*~ - Tu 7:00P-9:50P
  • ARCH 4315: Topics in Architecture History (approved Urban Planning courses)~
  • ARCH 4395: Topics in Architecture (approved Urban Planning courses)~
  • BLAW 3314: Real Estate Law- TuTh 8:00A-9:20A
  • CE 3302: Transportation Engineering- Multiple sections
  • CE 3334: Principles of Environmental Engineering- Multiple sections
  • CE 4311: Urban Transportation Infrastructure Planning* - Multiple sections
  • CE 4313: Traffic Engineering* - Multiple sections
  • ECON 3328: Principles of Transportation
  • ECON 4302: Environmental Economics* - TuTh 9:30A-10:50A
  • GEOG 3350: Reading the Landscape (also HIST 3350)
  • GEOG 3355: Environmental History of the US (also HIST 3355)
  • GEOG 4330: Geographic Information Systems (also PLAN 4356)- W 2:00P-4:50P
  • GEOL 1330: Global Warming
  • GEOL 2406: Natural Resources & Sustainability
  • GEOL 4331: Analysis of Spatial Data* - Multiple sections
  • 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 - Th 6:00P-8:50P
  • PLAN 4310: Planning the American City* - Tu 3:00P-5:50P
  • PLAN 4320: Sustainable Communities* - Tu 2:00P-4:50P
  • PLAN 4356: Intro to GIS* - W 3:00P-5:50P
  • PLAN 4395: Topics in Planning: Future of Hypermobility
  • PLAN 4391: Studies in Planning
  • POLS 2312: State and Local Government- Multiple sections
  • POLS 4351: Energy Policy and Administration

GROUP 2 - PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Student should select four courses from the list below:

  • ACCT 3309: Accounting for Managers- Multiple sections
  • ACCT 4325: Governmental Accounting- M 2:00P-4:50P
  • ANTH 4348: Political Anthropology
  • COMM 4305: Communication and Society
  • COMM 4330: Political Communication
  • COMM 4335: Intercultural Communication
  • COMS 3309: Organizational Communication- TuTh 11:00A-12:20P
  • COMS 3310: Group Communication Theory
  • COMS 3316: Communication in Human Relations- MW 1:00P-2:20P
  • CRCJ 3336: Law Enforcement Management
  • CRCJ 3338: Juvenile Justice System- TuTh 9:30A-10:50A
  • CRCJ 4309: Private Security System
  • ECON 3304: Public Sector Economics
  • ECON 3313: Industrial Organization & Public Policy
  • ECON 3335: Economics of Public Policies- TuTh 2:00P-3:20P
  • ECON 4330: Human Resource Economics* - Tu 7:00P-8:20P
  • GEOL 1330: Global Warming- Multiple sections
  • GEOL 2406: Natural Resources & Sustainability
  • GEOL 4331: Analysis of Spatial Data* - Multiple sections
  • MANA 3318: Managing Organizational Behavior- Multiple sections
  • MANA 3319: Management Process Theory- Multiple sections
  • MANA 3320: Human Resource Management- Multiple sections
  • MANA 4320: Employment Law* - TuTh 11:00A-12:20P
  • MANA 4325: Leadership in Organizations- Multiple sections
  • MANA 4328: Human Resource Staffing and Performance Management- TuTh 2:00P-3:20P
  • MANA 4330: Team Management* - TuTh 11:00A-12:20P
  • MANA 4341: Negotiations and Conflict- MW 5:30P-6:50P
  • PHIL 2312: Ethics
  • POLS 2312: State & Local Government- Multiple sections
  • POLS 3303: Introduction to Public Administration* - MWF 9:00A-9:50A
  • 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 * - MWF 2:00P-2:50P
  • PSYC 3302: Business Psychology * - TuTh 3:30P-4:50P

GROUP 3 - 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- Multiple sections
  • ANTH 3339: Urban Anthropology
  • ANTH 3355: The Rise of Civilization
  • ARCH 4311: Topics in Architecture Theory (approved Urban Planning courses)~
  • ARCH 4313: The Architect in Contemporary Society*~ - MWF 1:00P-1:50P
  • 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- MW 1:00P-2:20P
  • CRCJ 3380: Race, Crime, and Justice- Multiple sections
  • CRCJ 4301: The American Judicial System- Multiple sections
  • CRCJ 4325: Gangs- TuTh 2:00P-3:20P
  • ECON 2337: Economics of Social Issues
  • ECON 3302: The Economics of Crime- MW 7:00P-8:20P
  • ECON 3335: Economics of Public Policies- TuTh 2:00P-3:20P
  • ECON 4330: Human Resource Economics * - Tu 7:00P-8:20P
  • GEOG 3350: Reading the Landscape (also HIST 3350)
  • HIST 2302: History of Civilization- Multiple sections
  • HIST 3350: Reading and the Landscape
  • HIST 3351: History of Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
  • HIST 3362: Cities and Suburbs in US History
  • HIST 3365: African-American History to 1865
  • HIST 3366: African-American History 1865-Present
  • HIST 3368: Germany and The World, 1918-Present* TuTh 12:30P-1:50P
  • HIST 3373: US Economic History, 1860-Present
  • HIST 3377: History of Mexico* - TuTh 9:30A-10:50A
  • HUMA 4302: Social and Political Theory
  • MANA 4326: Diversity in Organizations- Multiple sections
  • MANA 4340: Business and Society
  • MANA 4341: Negotiations and Conflict- MW 5:30P-6:50P
  • PHIL 3330: Social and Political Philosophy *
  • PLAN 3301: The Metroplex * - Th 2:00P-4:50P
  • PLAN 4320: Sustainable Communities* - Tu 2:00P-4:50P
  • POLS 2312: State and Local Government- Multiple sections
  • 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- Multiple sections
  • SOCI 3317: Individuals and Society- TuTh 11:00A-12:20P
  • SOCI 3336: Social Inequality- MWF 11:00A-11:50A
  • SOCI 3353: Social Climate of Cities
  • SOCI 3357: Law and Society
  • SOCI 4315: Violence in Society
  • SOCW 3301: Theories of Human Behavior- Multiple sections
  • SOCW 3303: Social Welfare Policies and Services- Multiple sections
  • SOCW 3317: Human Behavior in Diverse Populations