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Enhance your major with an Intergenerational Studies and Community Service Minor
In the Intergenerational Studies and Community Service Minor, you will choose your courses from options that include Introduction to Urban Studies, American Metropolitan Evolution, Women and Aging in the Urban Environment, Power and Urban Insecurity, Intergenerational Community Service, Urban Youth in American Society, and Practicum in Urban Studies. You will get an understanding of issues faced by city dwellers, with a focus on policy and innovation.
Check out the different courses waiting for you at Worcester State
UR-101 Introduction to Urban Studies
A broad contextual overview of urban life that examines from a systems perspective the relationship of humans to their environment.
UR-212 American Metropolitan Evolution
Examination of the development of metropolitan America from a multi-disciplinary approach, with emphasis upon dynamics of urban growth, internal development of cities, immigrations, socio-economic stratification, metropolitanization, and problems deriving from growth.
UR-216 Woman and Aging in the Urban Environment
Investigation of the aging process for women in urban society, focusing on their great longevity, lower income status, and major care-giving role.
UR-320 Power and Urban Insecurity
This class looks at how public policy relates to the social construction of race, class, and gender categories and how urban residents navigate such policies as part of their everyday struggle for survival and stability. The course considers how popular discourse features dominant narratives of security, insecurity, and human worth when it comes to questions of how the social safety net is allocated. How do these narratives contribute to the way urban residents experience and interpret government on an everyday level? How do these narratives affect the way urban residents interact with the state and public institutions?
UR-344 A Society for All Ages: Intergenerational Community Service
Exploration of the necessary role of community service in civic life with emphasis on harnessing the power of intergenerational programs to address social concerns.
UR-350 Urban Youth in American Society
Role and problems of youth in urban societies viewed from a variety of social science perspectives with additional employment of contemporary music and literature.
UR-351 Public Policy and Youth Services
Role of theory, attitudes, and public opinion in the formation of policies concerning delinquency with exploration of current practices and innovative strategies.
UR-440 Practicum in Urban Studies
Directed experiential study for advanced students.