Undergraduate Certificate Elective Course List

Undergraduate Electives in Global Urban Humanities

An elective course provides participants an opportunity to round out their study of Global Urban Humanities in a discipline outside of their home division. Elective courses will generally be listed under the following course numbers. These course numbers will not count toward the certificate in all years (depending on the degree of their focus on urban topics), so please research the course offerings of the relevant department on their departmental website and check with the GUH staff and the GUH website for the annually updated list (paying close attention to the course section number and instructor as well as main number). 

You must petition to count courses toward the elective using the Elective Petition form. You must take one elective in the College of Environmental Design and one elective in the College of Letters & Science. Exceptions may be granted by petition. To see current and upcoming Core courses, visit the Undergraduate Certificate Core Course List.
 

All electives listed below must be approved by petition. If you don't see an elective on the list, feel free to suggest additions.

 

American Studies 10 Imaging the Future

American Studies 102 Oakland | City

American Studies 102: Staging the American City: A Cultural History of Broadway, 1800-present

American Studies 102: Wall Street/Main Street

American Studies 102: New Orleans

American Studies H110: Honors Seminar: Special Topics in American Studies (Consent of instructor may be required)

American Studies C111E: Age of Noir

American Studies C111E: Harlem Renaissance

Anthropology 138A: History and Theory of Ethnographic Film

Architecture 110AC: The Social and Cultural Processes in Architecture & Urban Design

Architecture 130: Intro to Architectural Design Theory and Criticism

Architecture 139: Special Topics in Architectural Design Theory and Criticism 

Architecture 170A: An Historical Survey of Architecture and Urbanism

Architecture 179:  Special Topics in the History of Architecture

Art 8: Introduction to Visual Thinking

Art 23AC: Foundations of American Cyber-Culture

Art 119: Global Perspectives in Contemporary Art

Art 128: Crowds and Clouds

Art 1460: Special Topics in Visual Studies

Art 163: Social Practice: Critical Site and Context

Chinese 158: Reading Chinese Cities

City Planning 110: Introduction to City Planning

City Planning 118AC: The Urban Community

City Planning 140: Urban Design: City-Building and Place-Making

City Planning 190: Advanced Topics in Urban Studies

Classics 130: Etruscan Italy. 

Classics 170: Pompeii

Comparative Literature R1A: Other Worlds

Comparative Literature R1B 015: Borders, Ruptures, Gaps: The Fault Lines of Literature

Comparative Literature 60AC: Topics in the Literature of American Cultures

Dutch 171AC: From New Amsterdam to New York: Race, Culture, and Identity in New Netherland

Education 186 AC / Geography 159AC / Ethnic Studies 159AC: The Southern Border

Education 190 AC / Geography 190 AC: Critical Studies in Education

English R1B 012: London: Self and the City

English R1B: Reading and Composition

English 126: British Literature: 1900-1945

English C136: Topics in American Studies

English 165: Special Topics

English  C181/History of Art C109: Digital Humanities, Visual Cultures: Digital Travels

English 190: Research Seminar

Environmental Design 4A: Design and Activism

Environmental Design 4B: Global Cities

Environmental Design 100: The City: Theories and Methods in Urban Studies

Gender and Women Studies 111: Feminist and Queer Activist Visual Cultures

Geography 70AC: The Urban Experience

Geography 160B: American Cultural Landscapes: 1900 - Present

Geography 170: Special Topics in Geography

Geography 181: Urban Field Study

Geography 182: Field Study of Buildings and Cities

Global Studies 10B: Critical Issues in Global Studies

Global Studies 24: Freshman Seminar In Global Studies

History of Art R1B: Reading and Writing about Visual Experience

History of Art R1B: The Life and Death of Disegno

History of Art R1B: Missing Heads, Mermaids and Masquerades: Visual Culture in Urban Nigeria

History of Art 27: Visual Cultures of Africa

History of Art 36: ASIAN MODERN: Art + Architecture, 1800-present

History of Art 37: Contemporary Art + Architecture from Asia, ca. 1945-present

History of Art 41: Introduction to Greek and Roman Art and Architecture

History of Art 101: Theories and Methods for a Global History of Art

History of Art 105: Eco Art: Art, Architecture, and the Natural Environment

History of Art 132: Asian American Art and Architecture

History of Art 186C: Contemporary Art in the Americas

History of Art 190G: UC Berkeley Campus Architecture

History of Art 192M: Undergraduate Seminar: Problems in Research and Interpretation: Global Modernism

History 39X:  Fiction and the Historical Imagination: Modern Egypt from 1919 to the Arab Spring

History 120AC/ESPM 160AC: American Environmental and Cultural History

History 106A: Ancient Rome: The Roman Republic

History 134A: The Age of the City, 1825-1933

History 134B: The Age of the City: The 20th Century to the Present

History C139B/Demography 145AC: The American Immigrant Experience

International and Area Studies 158AC / PACS 148AC: Social Movements, Urban Histories and the Politics of Memory

International and Area Studies 196: 14301 Special Field Research 

Italian 40: Italian Culture (offered in English)

Landscape Architecture C171: The American Designed Landscape Since 1850

Landscape Architecture C188: Geographic Information Systems

Near Eastern Studies 109: Mesopotamian History

Portuguese 128: Twentieth-Century Brazilian Literature (Portuguese 103 is recommended but not required)

Rhetoric 127: Novel, Society, and Politics

Rhetoric 167: Advanced Themes in Legal Theory, Philosophy, and Argumentation

Scandinavian R5B: Place in Scandinavian Literature

Scandinavian 75: Literature and Culture of the Nordic World

Slavic R5: Reading and Composition

Spanish 102C: The City as Text: From Buenos Aires to San Juan and Berkeley

Spanish 135: Studies in Hispanic Literature

Southeast Asian Studies R5A: Self, Representation, and Nation

Southeast Asian Studies R5B: Under Western Eyes

Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies W158: Global Citizenship
 

To see current and upcoming Core courses, visit the Undergraduate Certificate Core Course List.