Chicago Studies (Minor)

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The Chicago Studies minor gives students the opportunity to study Chicago across multiple disciplines. It is designed for students who wish to deepen their understanding of the city through a range of community-based learning experiences.

Course Requirements

The minor requires five courses (20 credits), including one core course (4 credits) and four electives (16 credits). Courses marked (1) may fulfill Experiential Learning requirements.

Core

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select one of the following:4
CHICAGO HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, AND CULTURES
HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF CHICAGO
HISTORY OF CHICAGO

Electives

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select four of the following, with no more than two from any unit:16
HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF CHICAGO
ARCHEOLOGY OF CITIES
STUDENTS TEACHING ART IN THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM 1
CRITCAL ISSUES IN PUBLIC EDUCATION: THE CHICAGO CONTEXT
COMMUNITY INTERNSHIP (when based in Chicago) 1
LA MORENITA DE CHICAGO: FAITH, CULTURE AND IDENTITY IN MEXICAN CATHOLICISM
THE CHICAGO ECONOMY
URBANIZATION
URBAN GEOGRAPHY - EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING 1
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS I: DIGITAL MAPPING
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS II: COMMUNITY GIS
SPECIAL TOPICS ON THE ART INSTITUTE (when focused on Chicago-contexts)
MODERN ARCHITECTURE
MUSEUM PROFESSION AND PRACTICE: CHICAGO MUSEUMS AS CASE STUDY
CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM EXPERIENCE 1
TOPICS IN PUBLIC HISTORY (when focused on Chicago-contexts)
DOING LOCAL AND COMMUNITY HISTORY 1
PUBLIC HISTORY INTERNSHIP (when based in Chicago) 1
ORAL HISTORY: MEMORY, METHOD AND PRACTICE (when focused on Chicago-contexts)
LATINO COMMUNITIES IN CHICAGO 1
CHICAGO AND STRATEGIC NONVIOLENCE
CHICAGO JUSTICE AND THE WORK FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
COMMUNITIES WORKING FOR SUSTAINABLE JUSTICE AND PEACE: SERVICE IN CHICAGO AND THE U.S. 1
CHICAGO GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
RACE AND ETHNICITY IN THE CITY
SOCIOLOGY OF FOOD, IDENTITY, AND INEQUALITY
LATINO CULTURAL LITERACY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
TEEN VIOLENCE PREVENTION
FIELDWORK IN ARTS WRITING
TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE IN CHICAGO