Chicago Studies

Welcome to the college’s Chicago Studies page. From time to time I will provide updates and reminders related to our emphasis program.

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What constitutes a course with Chicago Studies emphasis? It needs to meet one or more of the following requirements:

  1. 50% or more of the curriculum will explore one or more topics related to the history of Chicago (political, social, architectural, etc.)
  2. 50% or more of the curriculum will focus on important people, events, or expereinces that have contributed to the growth of Chicago (from frontier outpost to metropolis).
  3. 50% or more of the curriculum uses the city as a resource to compliment your area of study (for example, going on educational field trips to museums and other institutions).

The goal of Chicago Studies is to builds on the benefits of teaching and learning in, and about, a great American city. It allows the students to learn more about the past and present of Chicago. It gives all participants an opportunity to contribute to the history of Chicago.

To adopt Chicago Studies as an emphasis to your course, simply state it in the printed schedule or the electronic schedule next to your course section.