City and Regional Planning, Minor


Department of Geography & City & Regional Planning

City and Regional Planning Minor

The City and Regional Planning Minor consists of 21 units of urban planning and geography courses as well as courses related to urban issues from other departments in the College of Social Science. The minor degree provides exposure to urban and regional issues in American cities and how urban and regional planning can help to address these problems.

Coordinator: Consult department chair, Geography Department.

Faculty Advisers: Undergraduate advisors of the Geography Department, Anthropology Department, and Sociology Department.

Required Courses

Concepts and Issues* (9 units)
GEOG 160 or SOC 163 (3 units)
CRP 110 (3 units)
GEOG 81 (3 units)

Methods and Techniques* (6-9 units)
Select from the following list of courses: GEOG 30, 132, 141; PLSI 90; SOC 175

Electives (3-6 units)
With the approval of a program advisor, elect 3-6 units with no more than 3 lower-division units from the following list of courses: AFRS 1, 104W, 135; ANTH 120; BA 154; CLAS 3; CRIM 2; ECON 40, 50; FIN 180; CRP 191T; GEOG 128, 132, 141, 142, 143, 146, 160, 190, 192; HIST 137; PLSI 90, 103, 160, 163, 181; SOC 111, 125, 131, 163. Senior students may elect internship by registering for SSCI 185 (1-3 units).

Total (21 units)

* Students with a course equivalent to one in this category, taken in their major, may, with the approval of the coordinator, substitute additional units from the electives list for the units required here.

Note: The minors also require a minimum of 2.0 GPA and 6 upper-division units in residence.



Instruction at introductory and advanced levels is conducted by a faculty whose teaching and research interests are diverse. All major facets of the discipline are represented as are a number of specializations, which include medical geography, economic studies of China, urban revitalization, political ecology of natural resource management, environmental monitoring using remote sensing, urban air quality, urban and regional planning, environmental planning, and climate change and global governance.

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