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City Studies

Faculty List

  • A. Allahwala, B.A., M.A. (Freie Universität Berlin), Ph.D. (York), Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
  • M. Buckley, B.Sc., M.E.S. (York), Ph.D. (Oxford), Assistant Professor
  • S.C. Bunce, B.A. (Guelph), M.E.S. Pl. (York), Ph.D. (York), Assistant Professor
  • S. Farber, B.A (McGill), M.S.A. (Ryerson), Ph.D. (McMaster), Assistant Professor
  • J. Hannigan, B.A., M.A. (Western Ontario), Ph.D. (Ohio State), Professor
  • M.L. Kohn, B.A. (Williams College), M.A., Ph.D. (Cornell University), Professor
  • J. Miron, B.A. (Queen's), M.A. (Penn.), M.Sc. (pl.), Ph.D. (Toronto), Professor
  • D. Silver, B.A. (Berkeley), M.A., Ph.D. (Chicago), Assistant Professor
  • A. Sorensen, B.F.A. (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design), M.Sc., Ph.D. (London), Professor

 

For curriculum inquiries please contact the CIT Program Advisor. Email: cit-advisor@utsc.utoronto.ca

The Department of Human Geography offers pre-professional programs for students interested in career paths that may be city-related. Students acquire a combination of conceptual, methodological, and critical skills relevant in a variety of professional fields including city planning, real estate development, transportation, housing, community development, urban governance, and city management. The Specialist, Major and Minor Program in City Studies are multidisciplinary: they are designed to give students the opportunity to see how they might apply ideas about cities from the social sciences and kindred disciplines in their field of professional interest. The programs also offer preparation for students interested in pursuing graduate education in a field of study related to cities.

Guidelines for First-year course selection
Students intending to complete a program in City Studies should complete CITA01H3 and at least 1.0 credit from the courses listed in Program Requirement 1 of the Specialist Program in City Studies or Major Program in City Studies within their first 4.0 credits.

Guidelines for Major Program Completion
The City Studies curriculum has three areas of concentration: (1) City-Building, (2) Community Development and (3) City Governance.

Students are welcome to take courses in more than one area of concentration and are encouraged to take at least three of the City Studies core courses, CITA02H3 (required for all Specialist, Major and Minor students in City Studies), CITB01H3, CITB03H3, CITB04H3, or CITB08H3. These core courses cover foundational concepts of the program and are considered essential preparation for upper-level courses.

Areas of Concentration Table:

City Building

Community Development

City Governance

CITC03H3 
CITC04H3 
CITC14H3
CITC18H3

CITC01H3 
CITC02H3 
CITC07H3 
CITC08H3 

CITC12H3 
CITC15H3
CITC16H3 
CITC17H3 

Notes:
1. It is Department policy that students without the prerequisites will be removed from the course. Students should carefully check the prerequisites required for particular B-and C-level courses.
2. Some upper-level courses (e.g. SOC and MGE) are part of limited enrolment programs, with first preference in these courses going to students enrolled in the associated programs.
 

Experiential Learning and Outreach
For a community-based experiential learning opportunity in your academic field of interest, consider the course CTLB03H3, which can be found in the Teaching and Learning section of the Calendar.