May 26 — June 8
Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Riding the Red Line (CLASS: JMS 260-01- CRN 31797) — Prof. Billy Montgomery
The one-week intensive course will explore Chicago’s Red Line “L” train - a tale of two cities connected by one train: The system connects thousands of passengers to destinations daily but also demonstrates a stark disconnect, including a glaring mix of ethnic diversity and socio-economic gaps, as seen as rider demographics shift from one side of town to the other. Students will document their Red Line journeys via observations through print and multimedia coverage. Roosevelt students can earn general education experiential learning credit with this course.
June 15 — 19
Monday — Friday | 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.
Sounds of Summer: Chicago's Festivals, Their Planners, Participants, and Soundtracks (CLASS: HIST 326 – CRN: 31696 / CLASS: HOSM 393 – CRN: 31697 / CLASS: MUHL 308 – CRN: 31740) — Team-taught by professors Sandra Frink, Tom Kernan and Steve Micacz
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 popular Chicago festivals. Roosevelt students can earn general education experiential learning credit with this course.
June 29 — July 11
Monday — Friday and Saturday, July 11 | 9 a.m. — 12:45 p.m., no class on Friday, July 3
Sociology of Chicago Neighborhoods (CLASS: SOC 214 — CRN: 31494) — 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. Roosevelt students can earn general education experiential learning credit with this course.
Monday — Friday and Saturday, July 11 | 1 p.m. — 4:45 p.m., no class Friday, July 3
Urban Environmental Justice (CLASS: POS 250B — CRN: 31708) — Prof. Bethany Barratt
In this two-week intensive course, students will explore some of the natural treasures of Chicago as well as the persistent inequalities in who has access to these treasures. Chicago has more forest preserves and public green space than any other city in the United States. Students will also 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, racial and gender justice and how to simultaneously work to achieve these goals. Roosevelt students can earn general education experiential learning credit with this course.
July 6 — 10
Monday — Friday | 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.
Photography: Pinhole to Camera Phone (CLASS: ART 348 — CRN: 31407 / CLASS: JMS 348 — CRN: 31792) — Prof. Mike Ensdorf
The one-week, hands-on workshop will present the history and practice of early, middle-period and contemporary photography and hands-on work with pinhole cameras, large format cameras, digital cameras and camera phones. Classes include field trips to galleries and/or museums in Chicago. Cameras will be provided by the department. Roosevelt students can earn general education experiential learning credit with this course.