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Chicago Studies (Minor)

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
AMS 240
CHICAGO HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, AND CULTURES
GEO 231
HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF CHICAGO
HST 240
HISTORY OF CHICAGO

Electives

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select four of the following, with no more than two from any unit:16
ANT 254
HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF CHICAGO
ANT 358
ARCHEOLOGY OF CITIES
ART 382
STUDENTS TEACHING ART IN THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM 1
CSS 350
CRITCAL ISSUES IN PUBLIC EDUCATION: THE CHICAGO CONTEXT
CSS 395
COMMUNITY INTERNSHIP (when based in Chicago) 1
CTH 233
LA MORENITA DE CHICAGO: FAITH, CULTURE AND IDENTITY IN MEXICAN CATHOLICISM
ECO 312
THE CHICAGO ECONOMY
GEO 103
URBANIZATION
GEO 133
URBAN GEOGRAPHY - EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING 1
GEO 141
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS I: DIGITAL MAPPING
GEO 242
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS II: COMMUNITY GIS
HAA 200
SPECIAL TOPICS ON THE ART INSTITUTE (when focused on Chicago-contexts)
HAA 281
MODERN ARCHITECTURE
HAA 291
MUSEUM PROFESSION AND PRACTICE: CHICAGO MUSEUMS AS CASE STUDY
HST 382
CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM EXPERIENCE 1
HST 389
TOPICS IN PUBLIC HISTORY (when focused on Chicago-contexts)
HST 391
DOING LOCAL AND COMMUNITY HISTORY 1
HST 392
PUBLIC HISTORY INTERNSHIP (when based in Chicago) 1
HST 396
ORAL HISTORY: MEMORY, METHOD AND PRACTICE (when focused on Chicago-contexts)
LST 306
LATINO COMMUNITIES IN CHICAGO 1
PAX 102
CHICAGO AND STRATEGIC NONVIOLENCE
PAX 112
CHICAGO JUSTICE AND THE WORK FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
PAX 200
COMMUNITIES WORKING FOR SUSTAINABLE JUSTICE AND PEACE: SERVICE IN CHICAGO AND THE U.S. 1
PSC 323
CHICAGO GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
PPS 331
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
SOC 231
RACE AND ETHNICITY IN THE CITY
SOC 370
SOCIOLOGY OF FOOD, IDENTITY, AND INEQUALITY
SPN 394
LATINO CULTURAL LITERACY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
WGS 387
TEEN VIOLENCE PREVENTION
WRD 376
FIELDWORK IN ARTS WRITING
WRD 378
TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE IN CHICAGO

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