In URGS, we examine the spatial differentiation and organization of political, social, cultural and economic activity....
Your neighborhood is not an isolated place. Rather, your neighborhood is shaped by a range of social, economic, political and cultural forces that are both immediate and distant: things such as the globalization of production and finance, technological change, migration, transnational social movement politics, social conflict and war - as well as other forms of political conflict around race, gender and class. Issues such as these are the foundation of Urban, Regional and Global Studies (URGS) in Geography at Ohio State.
Student training in URGS will emphasize the spatial differentiation and organization of political, social, cultural and economic activity. Students enrolled in the URGS specialization will become familiar with a wide array of geographical theories and theoretical controversies, engage with a wide range of up-to-date case studies, and develop the skills necessary to employ a variety of research methodologies.
Upon completion of the degree, students will be able to link urban and regional politics and development to larger, global scale forces and trends.