Urban Affairs

Interdisciplinary Minor

Directors: Dr. Jeffery Walker (University Professor of Criminal Justice, J. Frank Barefield, Jr. Department of Criminal Justice) - jeffw@uab.edu

Urban Affairs provides a broad, interdisciplinary examination of the development, functions, and problems of metropolitan areas. Urban Affairs focuses on the social, health, and spatial characteristics of neighborhoods and cities. It highlights the application of social science principles in the study of how formal and informal forces influence urban people and neighborhoods. The minor crosses the disciplines of Urban Studies, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Sociology, Political Science/Public Administration, Public Health, Anthropology, History, Geography, and others. It prepares students to work in a variety of social service and technical areas in public and private organizations in metropolitan areas.

Select 18 hours from courses below: 118
Crime and Everyday Life
Urban Structures
Crime and Place
Spatial Analysis
Urban Economics
History and Development of Birmingham
Historic Preservation and Public Policy
Urban Sociology
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Birmingham Neighborhood Studies

 A grade of C or better is required in all coursework applied toward the minor.