May 21 — June 2
Monday — Friday and Saturday, June 2 | 1:15 p.m. — 5 p.m. — no class on Monday, May 28
Urban Environmental Justice (CLASS: ACP 250 – CRN: 31058 / CLASS: POS 250 – CRN: 31128) — Prof. Bethany Barratt
1:15 p.m. – 5 p.m.
The two-week intensive course will explore some of the natural treasures of Chicago as well as the persistent inequalities in who has access to these treasures. Students will examine the inequalities in exposure to pollution and waste. Site visits are planned for hidden lakefront preserves, thriving neighborhoods still fighting the legacy of environmental racism, and industrial areas of the far Southeast side that are being reclaimed by nature and green economic development. Students will gain a deep understanding of how environmental justice is inextricably linked to economic justice, racial justice, gender justice and how to simultaneously work to achieve these goals.
June 9 — 13
Saturday — Wednesday | 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.
Sounds of Summer: Chicago's Festivals, Their Planners, Participants, and Soundtracks (CLASS: HIST 208 – CRN: 31285 / CLASS: HOSM 208 – CRN: 31284 / CLASS: MUHL 208 – CRN: 31283) — Team-taught by professors Carol Brown, Sandra Frink, and Thomas Kernan
The one-week intensive course will examine the origins of summer festivals and who plans them. The music of the festivals will be used to discover aspects of identity and ideology. Faculty and students will address the arts, tourism, and politics of Chicago's music festivals. The class also will attend Chicago festivals including the Grant Park Music Fest, Blues Fest, Andersonville Midsommarfest, Pride Fest and the Old Town Art Fair.
July 2 — 13
Monday — Friday and Saturday, July 7 | 9 a.m. — 12:45 p.m. — no class on Wednesday, July 4
Sociology of Chicago Neighborhoods (CLASS: SOC 214 — CRN: 30725) — Prof. Stephanie Farmer
The two-week intensive course will explore Chicago neighborhoods by examining a wide array of dimensions that compose the city’s downtown development, urban sustainability and green development, segregation, ethnic enclaves, gentrification, public housing, public transportation, public schools, community organizations and tourist spectacles. Students will visit specific sites and participate in field trips that best exemplify each topic under examination and discussion. Students should take away an in-depth understanding of the social forces that shape everyday life in Chicago.
July 16 — 27
Monday — Friday | 9 a.m. — 12:45 p.m.
Mapping the Urban Arts Scene (CLASS: ART 270 – CRN: 31129) — Prof. Elyse Koren-Camarra
The two-week, intensive course will immerse students in Chicago’s rich urban art scene with visits to old standards such as the Art Institute of Chicago, and off-beat spaces like Intuit and Wrigleyville’s eclectic sites. Other visits include the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, the Chicago Cultural Center, the National Mexican Museum of Fine Art and Chinatown. Students will create both individual and group art projects, using field trips as inspiration. Other assignments include journaling, related readings, and a web-based writing assignment.