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Wooster, OH 44691
In the senior year, each student works with a faculty mentor to conduct an intensive investigation into a subject of the student's choosing, which results in the Independent Study thesis. Independent Studies in Urban Studies are expected to be interdisciplinary, and include the analysis of original data on urban problems or phenomena. Recent students have explored issues including gentrification, creative place-making, spatial inequalities, and graffiti in urban spaces.