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.
Discover the many restaurants, parks, museums and festivals all within walking or biking distance of our downtown campus. 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 no later than Friday, March 27, 2020 to secure lodging.
June 1 — August 9
Wednesdays | 1 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
iPhone/Democratic Camera (CLASS: art 301 - CRN: 31869/JMS 330 — CRN: 31870) — Prof. Mike Ensdorf
Everyone is a photographer and camera phones are everywhere. Explore the creative and ethical implications of using the iPhone as an artistic and journalistic tool. Learn a new set of photographic standards, applications, and practices through individual and group shooting assignments. Students must have an iPhone 10 or newer. Roosevelt students can earn general education experiential learning credit with this course.
July 12 — August 14
Online / Asynchronous
Urban Ecology (CLASS: SUST 361 — CRN: 31685) — Prof. Graham Pickren
In this one-month long course, students will learn training in the research tools of the social and ecological sciences using city of Chicago as its laboratory. Monitor air, water, and soil quality and survey biodiversity and assess green infrastructure of significant sites around Chicago. Roosevelt students can earn general education experiential learning credit with this course.
August 9 — 20
Monday, Wednesday and Friday | 1 p.m. — 4:45 p.m.
Sounds of Summer: Chicago's Festivals (CLASS: HIST 326-X3 — CRN: 31696 / CLASS: HOSM 393-X3 — CRN: 31697 / CLASS: MUHL 308-X3 — CRN: 31740) — Team taught by professors Sandra Frink, Steve Migacz, and Stephanie Salerno.
This two-week course covers who plans summer festivals and their origins. Students will visit summer festivals in Chicago, and examine them as revealers of nostalgia, cultural identity, class identity, political conveyers and demographic trends. This course is formatted as an excursion-based, experiential and remote learning program. Roosevelt students can earn general education experiential learning credit with this course.
Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences