URBAN STUDIES

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program

Department:Anthrop/History/Poli. Science/Sociology

School(s): Social Sciences & Global Studies

CIP Code: 45.1201
MCC Program Code: UR01
NYSED Code (BRI): 37567
NYSED Code (DCC): 37568
Admissions
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New, Transfer, or Re-admit students should contact Admissions at 585-292-2200 or admissions@monroecc.edu.

Continuing students should contact Anthrop/History/Poli. Science/Sociology for more information.

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50% or more of this program can be completed online.

Description
The Urban Studies Program focuses on the evolution of America’s urban communities from their origins in the 17th century to the globalized cities of today. Students study the economic, social, political and cultural forces that influenced the various phases in this transition. This track focuses heavily on the contemporary challenges faced by America’s metropolitan communities coming from developments at the global, national and local levels, challenges such changes in the local economy and problems of employment, the unequal access to material, educational and cultural resources, the fair distribution of public and private resources, environmental problems and land use issues. Students are encouraged to focus on the human as well as material assets of metro communities in constructing socially and environmentally sustainable communities. The track’s academic program includes opportunities to complement the knowledge gained in the classroom with real life experiences in the greater Rochester metro area.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the origin and development of cities
2. Apply the major theoretical approaches used to understand urban social life
3. Distinguish the major research methods employed in the study of urban environments
4. Apply empirical reasoning to analyzing urban social issues
5. Apply sociological analysis to the Greater Rochester area.
6. Develop the ability to conduct sociological research within the urban environment 
7. Develop the ability to communicate their research findings through written and oral communication

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into level 4 math at MCC).

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR ENG 200 Advanced Composition 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3
ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES ELECTIVE3
Total15
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES ELECTIVE3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3
SOC 202 Urban Sociology3
PHL 210 Human Rights and Democracy in Domestic and International Contexts3
Total15
THIRD SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
MTH 160 Statistics I3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE3
SOC 201 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity - WR3
LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE2
POS 101 Introduction to Political Science - WR3
Total17
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
GEG 102 Human Geography3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3
HIS 240 American Urban History - WR3
SOC 102 Social Problems - WR3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE3
Total15
TOTAL CREDITS62

PROGRAM ELECTIVES:
ANT 216; ART 121, 270; BIO 116: ENG 210, 216, 217; GEG 201, 211, 218; HIS 103, 104, 216; HON 195; HMN 106, IDC 295; MUS 120; POS 102, 216, 203; PSY 101, 205; SOC 203, 209, 210, 211, 216; SUS 101.

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