Metro-Urban Studies is the study of cities as social, political, economic and cultural entities. Metro-Urban Studies brings many different perspectives to the study of urban life. It is an interdisciplinary major where students use the tools of sociology, political science, history, environmental studies, and architecture to understand metropolitan areas in terms of complex relationships that contribute to both opportunities and challenges. The major is designed to utilize the city as our classroom, demonstrating the interplay of theory, policy and lived experience. Metro-Urban Studies coursework often includes walking tours, field trips and field research. Augsburg College’s Metro-Urban Studies Program emphasizes the theme of planning metro areas to be more environmentally sustainable and be places that promote the health and civic engagement of citizens.
News & Events
Travel with Urban Studies to Cuernavaca and Mexico City in January 2014!
Do you need SOC111 or the Urban Studies/Environmental Studies keystone? Come with us to Cuernavaca this January! Apply by June and get a chance to win $500.
Explore the world’s eighth largest city and Mexico’s city of eternal spring as you examine how urban citizens can make cities (and their own lives) more sustainable.
Register for either:
SOC111 Human Community and the Modern Metropolis
ENV/URB 492 The City and the Environment Keystone
Led by Lars Christiansen & Nancy Fischer
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Garry Hesser, Torstenson Lecture and Retirement Celebration, April 2nd – Please come!
Garry Hesser will be speaker for the 7th Annual Torstenson Lecture at Augsburg College on Tuesday, April 2nd from 5:00 – 6:00 in Hoversten Chapel on Augsburg’s Campus. The title of his talk is “Place Matters…So?”
A reception to celebrate Garry’s vibrant career will follow, from 6:00 – 7:30pm in the Foss Atrium (outside the chapel). We invite all interested alumni to attend! Please RSVP Nancy Fischer at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on attending.
Andy Rodriguez ’12, St. Paul volunteer coordinator
Andy Rodriguez wants to put some hands to work in St. Paul.
Hesser named sabo professor
As Sabo professor, Hesser’s activities will include collaboration with the Center for Service, Work, and Learning concerning student civic engagement and leadership.