Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate Certificate Program

The Undergraduate Certificate in Global Urban Humanities provides a framework for the study of cities and urban life that brings together approaches from many disciplines, with an emphasis on approaches from the arts and humanities and the design disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, and urban design. The certificate only requires 3 courses. A complete program description and application information are available here.


Undergraduate Core Courses 

Interdisciplinary Research Studio courses are generally offered in the Spring term. A complete list of current and upcoming courses that count as core courses toward the Undergraduate Certificate can be found below. The navigation menu on the left lists all core courses that have been offered.

East Bay Revolution: Urban Spaces of Protest and Counterculture Practice (Spring 2020 Interdisciplinary Research Studio)
AMERSTD 102 / ENVDES 109
Instructors: Greg Castillo (Architecture) and Scott Saul (English)

Undergraduate Electives

There is a variety of courses exploring cities and urban life across departments on the UC Berkeley campus.  A complete list of courses that may count as electives toward the Undergraduate Certificate can be found here. 


Past Courses

Since the introduction of the Undergraduate Certificate in Global Urban Humanities in 2017, students have worked on projects locally in the Bay Area and New Orleans. They have used interdisciplinary methods from both the environmental design and arts and humanities disciplines to explore cities through a hands-on approach. Learn more about these courses here


Current Undergraduate Certificate Students

Learn about our Undergraduate Certificate from our recent graduates and why they pursued the certificate. You can also see a list of current students pursuing the Undergraduate Certificate in Global Urban Humanities here