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This interdisciplinary minor encourages an interdisciplinary approach to the problems and crucial issues that emerge from urban environments. Students gain an understanding of the issues associated with the convergence of diverse populations in urban locations and acquire an appreciation of the complexities of the interlocking and contingent nature of urban problems. This will be accomplished through an examination of the topical areas of common space, diversity, urban services, disorder, and work.
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Examines the role of women as offenders, victims and employees of the criminal justice system. Theories of female criminality and the treatment of female offenders are explored. Attention is given to the victimization of women, specifically wife abuse and rape, problems of minority women, and the impact of current legislation. Prerequisites: CRJS 215S or permission of the instructor.
A survey of the transportation system in the United States including its development, pricing, and regulation. Special attention is given to railroads, highways, pipeline, water and air transportation; and the roles that these modes of transportation play in economic development. Prerequisites: ECON 202S |or ECON 200S and permission of the instructor) along with a declared major at the University or permission of the Dean's Office.
An examination of cities of the world's major cultural realms with an emphasis on the urban landscape as it varies between developed and developing countries. Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission of the instructor.
Students entering the Minor program in The Urban Community should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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