Urban Studies (BA)
The US program prepares students with understanding and skills to effectively engage in the transformation of cities, thus enabling them to enter urban professions and graduate education programs.
The US Program has the following learning outcomes with one explicitly dedicated to sustainability in bold: 1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the complex interrelated forces that shape urban areas. 2. Students will demonstrate skills to craft and evaluate potential solutions to address urban challenges. 3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of ethics and values related to the production of cities and to professional practice, including knowledge of collaboration, diversity, equity, sustainability and democracy. 4. Students will demonstrate critical analytical skills to produce, analyze and present data. 5. Students will demonstrate knowledge of plan making and policy analysis and implementation. 6. Students will demonstrate proficiency and effective use of visualization and communication tools.