Chicago: Home to the Art Institute, the Loop, Wrigley Field, Navy Pier and the Miracle Mile; the Chicago Machine, the Chicago Outfit, the Chicago Symphony, and the Chicago Board of Trade; and Oprah, Studs, Richard Daley and Sue ...
...and now home to North Central College's Chicago Term, where you can:
- Learn about the city through academic courses, internships, exciting field study and service opportunities
- Experience a stimulating urban immersion—similar to a study abroad program
- Attend classes downtown two days a week
- Arrange an internship for credit and explore career possibilities
- Work with knowledgeable and committed faculty, like Dr. Ann Keating, co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Chicago
Classes are held at the Chicago Temple Building, home to the city's oldest established congregation, First United Methodist Church, across from the Daley Plaza with its famous Picasso sculpture (at left). In addition to having a downtown "home" at the Chicago Temple Building, students will spend as much time as possible exploring city streets and nearby neighborhoods.
Any sophomore, junior or senior may enroll in the Chicago Term, which consists of two courses and an internship. There are no prerequisites. Students in USS 300 Urban and Suburban Studies will read about topics as diverse as real estate development and architecture, religion, homelessness and big city politics, and then explore the settings first-hand.
In SOA 494 Chicago Field Study, students will examine one aspect of the central city, ranging from sidewalk culture, to ethnic communities, to the shadow economy, to gendered spaces, to community organizing and more. Internships will bring students into close contact with the day-to-day lives of people who live and work in Chicago, as well as the organizations and cultures that define Chicago as a world-class city.
The Chicago Term is sponsored by the Urban and Suburban Studies Program, under the direction of Lou Corsino, professor of sociology.
My kind of town!
Join North Central College students and faculty to explore America's Second City - its history, architecture, institutions, neighborhoods and culture.