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The Urban Community (Minor)

This interdisciplinary minor encourages an interdisciplinary approach to the problems and crucial issues that emerge from urban environments. Students gain an understanding of the issues associated with the convergence of diverse populations in urban locations and acquire an appreciation of the complexities of the interlocking and contingent nature of urban problems. This will be accomplished through an examination of the topical areas of common space, diversity, urban services, disorder, and work.

The Urban Community (Minor)


Description


What is The Urban Community at ODU like?

This interdisciplinary minor encourages an interdisciplinary approach to the problems and crucial issues that emerge from urban environments. Students gain an understanding of the issues associated with the convergence of diverse populations in urban locations and acquire an appreciation of the complexities of the interlocking and contingent nature of urban problems. This will be accomplished through an examination of the topical areas of common space, diversity, urban services, disorder, and work.

Program Highlights


What makes The Urban Community at ODU unique?

  • Work with award-winning faculty

  • Join a diverse student body

Courses


What are some courses offered in The Urban Community at ODU?

CRJS 325:
Women and Crime


Examines the role of women as offenders, victims and employees of the criminal justice system. Theories of female criminality and the treatment of female offenders are explored. Attention is given to the victimization of women, specifically wife abuse and rape, problems of minority women, and the impact of current legislation. Prerequisites: CRJS 215S or permission of the instructor.

ECON 402:
Transportation Economics


A survey of the transportation system in the United States including its development, pricing, and regulation. Special attention is given to railroads, highways, pipeline, water and air transportation; and the roles that these modes of transportation play in economic development. Prerequisites: ECON 202S |or ECON 200S and permission of the instructor) along with a declared major at the University or permission of the Dean's Office.

GEOG 412:
Cities of the World


An examination of cities of the world's major cultural realms with an emphasis on the urban landscape as it varies between developed and developing countries. Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission of the instructor.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for The Urban Community at ODU?

Students entering the Minor program in The Urban Community should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR


Name:

Christopher Colburn


Location:

2047 CONSTANT HALL, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-4341


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

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