Online Urban, Community Studies,
and Geography Courses

Summer Session 2020

Summer 2020 Online Urban, Community Studies
and Geography Courses


UConn’s Geography department offers many fully online urban, community studies, and geography courses to help you get ahead, save money, or catch-up. Online urban, community studies and geography classes are taught by UConn instructors and are delivered within an asynchronous format. You can participate at any time of day from nearly anywhere.

If you are a student from another school, you can take UConn summer classes online and transfer them to your home institution (you should check with your home institution to ensure transferability). With UConn’s online Urban, Community Studies, and Geography summer courses, you’re attending classes at one of the nations top-ranked public institutions.

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Introduction to Geography (GEOG 1000)

GEOG 1000

Principles, concepts and methods of modern geography are developed both in general form and specific case studies. Examples pertaining to both the human and physical environment will be discusssed. CA 2. SM-10/14/13

The City in the Western Tradition
(GEOG 1200/URBN 1200)

GEOG 1200/URBN 1200

A broad discussion of the role and structure of the city in the western tradition from the Classical period to contemporary America. Special emphasis will be placed on the mechanisms by which cities and ideas about them have been diffused from one place to another and on the changing forces that have shaped the western city. CA 1.

Climate, Weather, and the Environment (GEOG 1300E)

GEOG 1300E

Interactions between weather and climate and the human and natural environment. Emphasis on understanding the linkages between natural processes and societal/environmental issues. CA 3.

World Regional Geography (GEOG 1700)

GEOG 1700

Study of geographic relationships among natural and cultural environments that help to distinguish one part of the world from another. Analysis of selected countries as well as larger regions, with specific reference to the non-western world. CA 2. CA 4-INT.

Prerequisites: RHAG students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses

Globalization (GEOG 2000)

GEOG 2000

Globalization as a complex-multidimensional process. Linkages and interconnectedness between spatial processes and social, cultural, economic, political, and environmental change around the world today. Theory and impacts of economic, social, political, and cultural globalization through case studies at the local, regional, national, and international scales. CA 2. CA 4-INT.

Introduction to Urban Studies (URBN 2000)

URBN 2000

Introduction to the analysis of urban development with particular stress on those problems pertinent to the American central city.

Economic Geography (GEOG 2100)

GEOG 2100

Examination of the relationship among economic, cultural, and geographic processes which affect the patterns, structure, and growth or decline of economic activities. The global extent of the agricultural, manufacturing, and service sectors is presented with particular emphasis on the interdependency of non-western and western economies. CA 2.

Introduction to Physical Geography, (GEOG 2300)

GEOG 2300

The physical elements and processes of the lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere are considered in relation to one another and to the distribution of the world's environments. Emphasis on the basic concepts and theories of physical geography. CA 3.

Introduction to Sustainable Cities (GEOG 2400E)

GEOG 2400E

Pathways to make cities more sustainable from social, economic, and environmental perspectives. Topics include sustainable transportation, renewable energy, recycling of waste, and green infrastructure in contemporary metropolitan areas in developed and developing nations. CA 2. CA 4-INT.

Environmental Evaluation and Assessment
(GEOG 3320W)

GEOG 3320W


Quantitative Analysis in Political Science (POLS 2072Q)

POLS 2072Q

Explanation of the quantitative methods used in political science. Application of these methods for the analysis of substantive political questions.

Introduction to Statistics II (STAT 2215Q)

STAT 2215Q

Analysis of variance, multiple regression, chi-square tests, and non-parametric procedures.

Prerequisites: STAT 1000 or STAT 1100 .

Hip-Hop, Politics, and Youth Culture in America
(HIST 3568/AFRA 3568)

HIST 3568/AFRA 3568

History of hip-hop, its musical antecedents and its role in popular culture. Race, class, and gender are examined as well as hip-hop's role in popular political discourse.

Diversity Issues in Human Dev. & Family Studies
(HDFS 2001)

HDFS 2001

Critical issues in diversity and multiculturalism in human development, family relations, and professional practice. CA 4.

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher. Recommended preparation: HDFS 1070.

Introduction to Criminal Justice (SOCI 2310)

SOCI 2310

The criminal justice system from a sociological perspective, including crime, police and law enforcement, courts and adjudication, corrections and juvenile justice. CA 2. CA 4.

Ethnicity and Race (SOCI 3501/AFRA3501)

SOCI 3501/AFRA3501

Ethnic groups, their interrelations, assimilation, and pluralism. Culture, and identity that arise from differences in race, religion, nationality, region, and language.

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Research Methods & Analysis in Urban & Community Studies (URBN 2301Q)

URBN 2301Q

An introduction to qualitative methods used in urban social research. Interdisciplinary techniques for data collection and analysis, including visual and narrative analysis, participant observation, interviewing, and archival research.

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

City and Community Film (URBN 2400/ AMST 2400)

URBN 2400/ AMST 2400

Aesthetics, history, and contemporary relevance of American films that feature the urban, suburban, and/or small town landscape as a major "character" shaping plot and story. Films read closely as texts that make meaning through a range of tools, including narrative, mise-en-scene, editing, camera work, and genre conventions. CA 1.