Chicago Summer is an integrated learning and living experiential program that allows you to get on the fast track towards your degree, while still enjoying the summer.
Experience Chicago through one and two-week courses, and explore the city through faculty-led visits to Chicago's neighborhoods, historical landmarks and cultural attractions. Visiting students stay in our 32 story, award-winning Wabash Building Residence Hall. A limited number of rooms are available, please contact Jennifer Johnson to secure lodging.
June 13–17 Monday–Friday | 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Writing Urban Nature (SUST 360 - CRN 32004) – Mike Bryson
An environmental humanities course distinguished by in-the-field explorations of various natural and urban environments. The class provides a unique immersive experience in “nature close at hand” at sites of ecological and cultural significance in the Chicago region. Strong emphasis on close observing place and people; walking and exploring landscapes and neighborhoods; and discussing compelling ideas, stories, and images of urban nature.
June 13–17 Monday–Friday | 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Photography (ART 325 - CRN: 31404 / JMS 325 - CRN 31781) – Mike Ensdorf
In this one-week, introductory, hands-on workshop, students will photograph in and around the city of Chicago. Activities will include shooting and developing black and white film, making prints using traditional darkroom equipment, and visiting photography exhibitions. Roosevelt students can earn general education experiential learning credit with this course. Cameras will be provided by the department.
July 18–30 Monday–Saturday | 9 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
On-campus and excursion-based Sociology of Chicago Neighborhoods (SOC 214 - CRN 31494) – Stephanie Farmer
Explore the multifaceted neighborhoods that compose Chicago’s urban mosaic. The course will examine a wide array of dimensions that compose neighborhoods: economic development, public services and amenities like schools, public transit and housing, segregation, immigrant enclaves, gentrification, gayborhoods, restorative justice, and community organizing. Students will take field trips to areas across the city that best exemplify the topic under examination.
Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences