Graduate Certificate Core Course List

Core Courses in Global Urban Humanities

The Core courses are intended to introduce graduate students to theories and methods for investigating urban form and the human experience in cities, and provide an opportunity to conduct a fieldwork-based investigation of a city. Graduate students are required to take one Core Seminar, one Core Interdisciplinary Research Studio, and one Elective course outside of their home discipline to complete the Certificate program in Global Urban Humanities. For a list of electives, please visit the Graduate Certificate Elective Course List.

Spring 2020

Berlin: the Guilt Environment (CORE STUDIO)

Architecture 209 / History of Art 290

Taught by:
Andrew Shanken, Architecture
Lauren Kroiz, History of Art

The GUH Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Studio for 2020 will examine memory, trauma and tourism in Berlin. For students planning to pursue the Graduate Certificate in Global Urban Humanities this course is another option for completing the required studio course. More

The City, Arts, and Public Space (CORE SEMINAR)* 

*title may be subject to change

CYPLAN 291/THEATER 266

Taught by:
Jason Luger, City & Regional Planning
Angela Marino, Theather, Dance, and Performance Studies

This theory and methods course examines a foundational set of readings in urban humanities. Required for the Graduate Certificate in Global Urban Humanities. More

Spring 2019

Infrastructure Imaginaries in West Africa: Informal Urbanism, Creativity, and Ecology in Lagos, Nigeria

CYPLAN 291/HISTART 290

Taught by:
Charisma Acey, City and Regional Planning
Ivy Mills, Art History

Graduate students will travel to Lagos in Spring 2019 to explore creative solutions to major challenges facing the populations of rapidly expanding cities in West Africa.  More

The City Arts and Public Space (CORE SEMINAR)

CYPLAN TBD/RHETORIC 240G

Taught by:
Teresa Caldeira, City and Regional Planning
Shannon Jackson, Theater, Dance and Performance Studies

This theory and methods course focuses on urban themes including spectacle, publics and precarity and examines a foundational set of readings in the urban humanities. Required for the Graduate Certificate in Global Urban Humanities. More

Fall 2018

The City and Its People (Colloquium)

RHETORIC 198-3/CY PLAN 198-2
RHETORIC 244A/CY PLAN 298-2

Taught by:
Laura Belik

Fall speaker series bringing scholars from different disciplines to present on their research on urban life and form. More

For a list of electives, please visit the Graduate Certificate Elective Course List.