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GRADUATE COURSES:

Usys 702 - Evolution American Metropolis (3-0-3)
This course introduces the morphological and cultural evolution of the US metropolis, historical and economic, political, geographic, contemporary perspectives. The emphasis is on the intersection of social, and environmental conditions that gave rise to distinct urban areas and that have influenced urban populations for over three centuries. A chronological overview of the settlement, growth, decline and revitalization of American cities is combined with detailed case studies. Effective From: Fall 2011

Usys 711 - The Good City: Environmental Design and the Quality of Metropolitan Life (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: Enrolment in Urban Systems Program or by permission of instructor. This course introduces urban systems doctoral students to the various ways in which architects, urban designers, and planners have sought and continue to seek to improve the quality of everyday life in urban and suburban environments through the design of the built environment, both at the scale of neighborhoods and communities and at the scale of buildings. The emphasis is on manipulation of built form, transportation, and public space as responses to perceived problems. Key topic area are housing and neighborhoods, public space, transportation, schools, and hospitals. Effective From: Spring 2014

Usys 721 - Aspects of Urban Form (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Urban Systems PhD Program or by permission of instructor. This seminar course investigates formal aspects of cities, ranging from streets to squares, parks, monuments, residential fabrics, infrastructure, and the overall image. The case studies are draw from historic and contemporary cities and cover a wide geographical area. The inclusion of ?Western? and ?non-Western? examples allows for a cross-cultural perspective. While the physicality of urban elements constitutes the starting point, they will be examined in reference to the political, social cultural, and economic issues and situated in their historic contexts. Effective From: Spring 2014

Usys 725 - Independent Study I (0-0-3)
Prerequisites: Permission of Track Director. This designation covers courses for Urban Systems students prescribed by a supervising faculty member (who is not the student's thesis advisor). This special course covers areas of study in which one or more students may be interested, but which isn't of sufficiently broad interest to warrant a regular course offering. Student may not register for this course more than once with the same supervising faculty member. Effective From: Fall 2011

Usys 726 - Independent Study II (0-0-3)
Prerequisites: Permission of Track Director. This designation covers courses for Urban Systems students prescribed by a supervising faculty member (who is not the student's thesis advisor). This special course covers areas of study in which one or more students may be interested, but which isn't of sufficiently broad interest to warrant a regular course offering. Student may not register for this course more than once with the same supervising faculty member. Effective From: Fall 2011

Usys 788 - Special Topics in Urban Systems (0-0-3)
Special-area given when suitable interest develops. Advance notice of forthcoming topics in Urban Systems will be given. Effective From: Fall 2011

Usys 790B - Dissertation Research (0-0-3)
Required of all students for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. A minimum of 24 credits is required. Approval of dissertation advisor is necessary for registration. Students must register for at least 3 credits of dissertation per semester until 24 credits are reached and then for 3 credits each semester until a written dissertation is approved. Effective From: Fall 2011

Usys 790C - Dissertation Research (0-0-6)
Required of all students for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. A minimum of 24 credits is required. Approval of dissertation advisor is necessary for registration. Students must register for at least 3 credits of dissertation per semester until 24 credits are reached and then for 3 credits each semester thereafter until a written dissertation is approved. Effective From: Fall 2011

Usys 790D - Dissertation Research (0-0-9)
Required of all students for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. A minimum of 24 credits is required. Approval of dissertation advisor is necessary for registration. Students must register for at least 3 credits of dissertation per semester until 24 credits are reached and then for 3 credits each semester thereafter until a written dissertation is approved. Effective From: Fall 2011

Usys 790E - Dissertation Research (0-012)
Required of all students for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. A minimum of 24 credits is required. Approval of dissertation advisor is necessary for registration. Students must register for at least 3 credits of dissertation per semester until 24 credits are reached and then for 3 credits each semester thereafter until a written dissertation is approved. Effective From: Fall 2011

Usys 792 - Dissertation Research (0-0-3)
Prerequisites: Permission of Track Director. For students admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Urban Systems who have not yet passed the qualifying examination. Research is carried out under the supervision of designed Urban Systems faculty. If the student's research activity culminates in doctoral research in the same area, up to a maximum of 6 credits may be applied to the 24 credits required under USYS 790. Effective From: Fall 2011