Course Offerings

The Urban Studies Program normally offers courses in fall, spring and summer terms, with courses held in the evenings at the Harbour Centre campus in downtown Vancouver. We offer most courses only once per year or in some cases less frequently, depending on student demand and faculty availability. To see full list of courses, please click here.

Urban Studies graduate students receive priority registration for the first two weeks of the registration period.

External students: If you are a student in another graduate program, you will need permission from your senior supervisor or graduate chair to join our courses and may enroll only after the two-week priority registration period for urban studies students has ended, assuming there is space in the course at that time. Please forward the permission to our program manager at urban@sfu.ca

Current: Fall 2021

Notes

All courses will be offered in person unless otherwise noted.

*URB 695 (G100) Storyscapes: Decolonizing the City through Arts and Culture will be offered only online.

*URB 601 Urban Professional Development will be offered only online

** URB 695 (G300) Diversity in Cities: Only 5 spaces for Urban Studies students will be available for this course. It will be offered in combination with the undergraduate course PoliSci 463.

Course  Title Instructor Day/Time
URB 695 (G100)

Selected topics: Storyscapes: Decolonizing the City

through Arts and Culture*

Kamala Todd Mo 5:30 PM - 9:20 PM
URB 665 Urban Housing Policy  Yushu Zhu Mo 5:30 PM -  9:20 PM
URB 696 Seminar in Urban Studies (Thesis prospectus) Tiffany Muller Myrdahl Tu 5:30 PM -  9:20 PM
URB 605 Great Urban Thinkers Annika Airas Tu 5:30 PM -  9:20 PM
URB 635 Urban Inequality and the Just City Mohsen Javdani We 5:30 PM - 9:20 PM
URB 601 Urban Professional Development* (2 units) Annika Airas We 5:30 PM - 7:20 PM
URB 620 Urban Communities and Cultures Annika Airas Th 5:30 PM - 9:20 PM
URB 695 (G300) Selected topics: Diversity in Cities** Aude-Claire Fourot Fr  2:30 PM - 5:20 PM

 

 

Past: Summer 2021

Course  Title Instructor Day/Time Duration
URB 655 Global Cities Patrick Smith Mo & We 5:30 PM - 9:20 PM May-June

URB 691-

URB 497

Comparative Urban Sustainability: Nordic region* 

Credits: 6 graduate | 9 undergrad

Annika Airas Tu 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. May-August
URB 695 Selected Topics: Vancouver Ideas Book TBD We 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. May-August
URB 660 Transportation and Urban Development Anthony Perl Th 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. May-August

Past: Spring 2021

Course  Title Instructor Day/Time

URB 602 (G100)

Urban Professional Development II Leanne Roderick Th 5:30 PM - 7:20 PM
URB 620 (G100) Urban Communities and Cultures Noel Dyck Mo 5:30 PM - 9:20 PM
URB 630 (G100) Urban Development, Planning and Policy  Karen Ferguson Tu 5:30 PM - 9:20 PM
URB 635 (G100) Urban Inequality and the Just City Mohsen Javdani Haji  We 5:30 PM - 9:20 PM
URB 645 (G100) Urban Sustainable Develpoment Leanne Roderick We 5:30 PM - 9:20 PM
URB 665 (G100)

Urban Housing Policy

Yushu Zhu We 5:30 PM - 9:20 PM
URB 670 (G100) Urban Research Methods Tiffany Muller Myrdahl  Th 5:30 PM - 9:20 PM
URB 675 (G100) Urban Economic Development Leanne Roderick Tu 5:30 PM - 9:20 PM