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.

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

*Note: Due to the online delivery of summer 2021 courses, please pay extra attention to the details of synchronous (live) online meetings that instructors have provided in their linked course outlines, when they become available. In some cases, the length and timing of those meetings may vary from the standard times given below. 
Please also take note that since all courses will be delivered online, they will all require acess to a computer with a camera and microphone as well as use of platforms such as Canvas, Blackboard Collaborate and Zoom. See outlines for any course-specific platform information.
SUMMER 2021 FACE-TO-FACE ACTIVITIES
See the course outlines, when they become available, for planned F2F activities, if any. Your instructors will provide more details about these in their syllabi and/or Canvas and through in-class discussions. 

 

Upcoming: 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

*Both graduate and undergraduate students can consider joining our virtual field school this summer. 

Come to an information session on March 3rd, 5-5:30 pm, via Zoom. RSVP to urban@sfu.ca

Current: 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

Past: Fall 2020

Course  Title Instructor Day/Time

URB 695 (G100)

Selected topics: The Indigenous City - Story, teachings, and practise in decolonizing the city Kamala Todd Mo 5:30 PM - 9:20 PM
URB 696 Seminar in Urban Studies Karen Ferguson Tu 5:30 PM - 9:20 PM
URB 605 Great Urban Thinkers Leanne Roderick Tu 5:30 PM - 9:20 PM
URB 660 Transportation and Urban Development Anthony Perl Tu 5:30 PM - 9:20 PM
URB 695 (G200) Selected topics: Women in Cities Tiffany Muller Myrdahl We 5:30 PM - 9:20 PM
URB 695 (G300)

Selected topics: Smart Cities

Leanne Roderick We 5:30 PM - 9:20 PM
URB 647 Urban Ethics Meg Holden Th 5:30 PM - 9:20 PM
URB 601 Urban Professional Development Leanne Roderick Th 5:30 PM - 7:20 PM