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Explore Chicago for Global Pathway Program & Student Athletes

Autumn 2018
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Chicago Architecture: Themes & Movements

Sabah Khan, English Language Academy

This course allows students to explore a variety of major architectural styles, movements, and structures that can be found in Chicago, as well as some of the styles and movements that have influenced architecture in Chicago since the Great Fire of 1871. Students will have opportunities to apply outside reading and in-class discussions as they experience Chicago’s architectural treasures firsthand on visits to significant architectural sites that we study in class. Highlights include Daniel Burnham, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Mies van der Rohe.​
  • This course is open only to international students particpating in the Global Pathway Program.

Socioeconomic Aspects of Sports

Kate O'Brien, Athletics
Two sections will be offered during Autumn Quarter 2018.

This course will introduce students to the impact sports has on society and use sport as a vehicle to discuss though social issues. Students will specifically study what impact sport has had, and continues to have, on the City of Chicago from multiple perspectives – primarily socially, culturally, and economically. It will challenge students to look at sport beyond its entertainment value and explore how it can be used as an agent for education and social change. As a microcosm of society, sport offers a unique venue to discuss such topics as race, class, gender, sexual orientation, access/privilege, leadership and community service, among others. Students will be asked to reflect upon their own view of sport throughout the quarter and monitor how it changes based on readings, class discussions, and excursions. This is a seminar-style class that requires students’ full participation in class activities and discussions.
  • This course is open only to student athletes.