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Urban Policy

Requirements for the Urban Policy Concentration for MPP students include completing at least 3 gateway courses, taking courses from at least 2 of the different focus areas, and fulfilling enough courses to satisfy the unit requirement. Requirements for the Urban Policy Concentration for Coterminal students include completing at least 1 gateway course and fulfilling enough elective courses to satisfy the unit requirement. 

Note that the courses below are not an exhaustive list; students may select other courses for their concentration with the approval of their faculty advisor. 

Affiliated Faculty

Political Science
Public Policy
Public Policy
Political Science

Elective courses

courses list
CEE 172: Air Quality Management
CEE 277L: Smart Cities & Communities (CEE 177L)
COMM 264: The Psychology of Communication About Politics in America (COMM 164, POLISCI 124L, POLISCI 324L, PSYCH 170, PUBLPOL 164)
EARTHSYS 281: Urban Agroecology (EARTHSYS 181, ESS 181, ESS 281, URBANST 181)
ECON 146: Economics of Education
EDUC 271: Education Policy in the United States
EDUC 277: Education of Immigrant Students: Psychological Perspectives
EDUC 337: Race, Ethnicity, and Linguistic Diversity in Classrooms: Sociocultural Theory and Practices (AFRICAAM 106, CSRE 103B, EDUC 103B)
EDUC 447: Leading Change in Public Education
POLISCI 236: Ethical and Effective Philanthropy for Sustainable Development (ETHICSOC 232T, POLISCI 236S, SUSTAIN 222)
PUBLPOL 135: Regional Politics and Decision Making in Silicon Valley and the Greater Bay Area
SOC 156A: The Changing American City (CSRE 156, SOC 256A, URBANST 156A)
SOC 256A: The Changing American City (CSRE 156, SOC 156A, URBANST 156A)
SOC 341W: Workshop: Inequality
STRAMGT 537: Leading Change in Public Education
URBANST 108H: Housing Affordability Crisis in California: Causes, Impacts, and Solutions (PUBLPOL 108H)
URBANST 113: Introduction to Urban Design: Contemporary Urban Design in Theory and Practice
URBANST 132: Concepts and Analytic Skills for the Social Sector (EARTHSYS 137)
URBANST 163: Land Use: Planning for Sustainable Cities (AMSTUD 163, EARTHSYS 168, PUBLPOL 163)
URBANST 164: Sustainable Cities (EARTHSYS 160)
URBANST 183: Team Urban Design Studio (CEE 131E)