• Urban Studies

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    Urban Studies
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104


    Martin Markowitz

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    Hamline’s location, midway between the downtowns of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, offers numerous internship opportunities and is an ideal case study for urban studies majors. In addition to an ideal setting for urban inquiry, there are several exciting opportunities available to Hamline students, which encourage civic exploration and work experience in urban affairs. 

    Hamline’s Wesley Center houses the Hancock-Hamline Collaboration, as well as other campus programs that promote civic engagement and community collaboration. 

    In addition, Hamline has a partnership with the prestigious Washington Semester Program at American University, which offers a curricular track and internship program called “Transforming Communities."

    Finally, Hamline is part of HECUA, the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs. This organization of colleges and universities, conveniently anchored in Saint Paul, offers numerous study and internship opportunities associated with urban issues.

    Urban Studies majors have participated in exciting internship and scholarship opportunities both close to home, as well as abroad. 

    Corrine Bruning '09 participated in the International Honors Program “Cities in the 21st Century,” which includes extensive travel and in-depth coursework in social justice and sustainability issues. The program includes fieldwork with public agencies, planners, elected officials, NGOs and grassroots groups in a variety of world cities. 

    Tara Zachman '09 worked with the Hamline Midway Coalition for several years as a Community Organizing Assistant after landing a work-study job through the organization. She also studied in Prague and applied her urban studies background to Czech culture, society and government through CIEE’s Central European Studies Program.

  • News
    • Senior Jenna Potter, an English major and German and communications double minor at Hamline, was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Hamburg, Germany. Senior Libby Otto named as alternate to Norway.
    • A group of 43 undergraduate students and faculty attended the 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Lexington, KY from April 2 through April 5. Students presented 35 different projects that resulted from their collaborative research at Hamline.