Whether you think of it as the Windy City, the Second City, the City of Big Shoulders, the City in a Garden, or the City that Works, we're glad you're here.
Chicago Studies is here to make sure you don't stay an outsider while you're here as a student. Think of us as a sort-of-minor that can help you forge a genuine bond with Chi-town and its many communities. And if you're an instructor, think of us as your partner in constructing meaningful, impactful learning experiences throughout the Great American City.
It's a beautiful weekend. Let College Dean John Boyer and Professor Mark Hansen take you on a tour of ten significant sites of the South and Near West Sides in our latest Vamonde tour, available on web or the Vamonde app!
Four short documentaries produced during Professor Judy Hoffman’s Documentary Production class during fall 2019 and winter 2020 offer an enlightening and entertaining panorama of life in Chicago. Chick-Ago profiles a Mexican-American family who raises chickens in their backyard; 19 addresses the legacy of the 1919 race riot; the UChicago Womxn’s Rugby Team prepares for its final game of the season in Ball’s Out; and Gu Dao: Chinatown follows the lives of four people in Chicago’s Chinatown as the Covid-19 pandemic hits.
Opportunities to discover and explore our world-class city and its communities, virtually or in-person
Chicago-focused classes, Chicago Studies Quarter, and resources for students and faculty
Resources for studying Chicago topics and support for student researchers
Interdisciplinary transcript designation recognizing study of and engagement with Chicago