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)
CRP 80 (3 units)
CRP 125 (3 units)
CRP 110, CRP 120 or SOC 163

Methods and Techniques* (6-9 units)
Select from the following list of courses: CRP 130, CRP 140, GEOG 30, GEOG 132, GEOG 141, PLSI 90, SOC 175

Electives (3-6 units)
With the approval of a program advisor, delect 3-6 units the following list of courses: AFRS 1, AFRS 104W, AFRS 135, ANTH 120, BA 154, CLAS 3, CRIM 2, CRP 110, CRP 115, CRP 120, CRP 130, CRP 135, CRP 140, CRP 150A, CRP 150B, CRP 191T, ECON 40, ECON 50, FIN 180, GEOG 128, GEOG 132, GEOG 141, GEOG 142, GEOG 143, GEOG 160, GEOG 190, GEOG 192, PLSI 90, PLSI 103, PLSI 160, PLSI 163, PLSI 181, SOC 111, SOC 131, SOC 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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