Undergraduate Certificate Program

Undergraduate Certificate Student Handbook - PDF

Application Form- Word doc

Elective Petition Form- Word doc

Undergraduate Certificate Completion Form - Word doc

Core Course List - Link

Elective Course List - Link


Overview & Program Benefits

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.

Participation in the Certificate program makes you part of an active community of scholars, urban practitioners and artists engaged in developing new methods of research and teaching.

By pursuing the certificate, you will gain:

1) knowledge of urban form and experience

2) the ability to engage methods from the arts and humanities and from environmental design (architecture, landscape architecture, city and regional planning, and urban design)

3) the opportunity to participate in a unique Interdisciplinary Research Studio in which you will conduct urban fieldwork and explore methods that may include mapping, interviews, and making art and performance in order to understand an urban site.

ELIGIBILITY

Undergraduate students from any UC Berkeley college or school are eligible.

CURRICULUM

There are three required courses:

a Core Interdisciplinary Research Studio

an elective from the College of Environmental Design, and

an elective from the College of Letters and Science

The electives must be approved by petition. Please see the student handbook for details for further information on the required courses. For current and upcoming core courses, visit this page. For a list of approved elective courses, visit this page

ENROLL

Submit your completed application form to globalurbanhumanities@berkeley.edu.

CONTACT

For questions about the program, contact globalurbanhumanities@berkeley.edu.

SPONSORS

The Global Urban Humanities Initiative is a joint venture of the UC Berkeley Arts & Humanities Division of the College of Letters & Science and the College of Environmental Design. Thanks to the vision and support of the Mellon Foundation, the Initiative creates an opportunity to bring the humanities, which are increasingly aware that people shape the world around them and are in turn shaped by that world, into closer connection with disciplines that regard the built environment as a three-dimensional field.

Undergraduate Certificate Student Handbook - PDF

Application Form- Word doc

Elective Petition Form- Word doc

Undergraduate Certificate Completion Form - Word doc

Core Course List - Link

Elective Course List - Link