Urban and Regional Studies

Dr. Stephen E. Wright, Coordinator
Phone: (540) 568-6199
E-mail: wrightse@jmu.edu

The minor in urban and regional studies prepares students for careers or graduate training in government. While satisfying the B.A. or B.S. requirements of their chosen major, students may complement that major with a 24-hour minor in urban and regional studies drawn from the following courses.

Minor Requirements Credit

Courses Hours

ECON 475. Regional Economics 3

GEOG 410. Urban Geography 3

POSC 360. Urban Politics 3

SOCI 265. Sociology of the Community 3

Choose from the following: 1 12

ECON 326. Public Finance

ECON 340. Economics of Natural Resources

FIN 210. Principles of Real Estate

GEOG 315. Field Studies

GEOL/GEOG 310A-D. Environmental Impact (2-3 credits)

GEOL 340. Soil and Land Use

POSC 302. State and Local Government

POSC 495. Internship in Political Science (4 credits)

SOCI 352. Birth, Death, Sex: Exploring Demography

SOCI 361. Bureaucracy and Society


1 Must be in a discipline other than the student’s major.