Why choose urban and suburban studies at North Central College?
You’ll work closely with faculty who are published authors and experts on Chicago history, media, sports, jazz, architecture and art history. Through the Chicago Term, these professors will extend the boundaries of your classroom as you travel through the city’s vibrant neighborhoods for faculty-led lectures, field trips and research. You’ll examine principles of social justice while you explore the history, culture and social fabric of the inner city and suburban communities.
You can also:
- Hear presentations by visiting lecturers and attend on-campus film screenings that support and supplement the urban and suburban studies curriculum.
- Travel abroad to study the issues faced by cities around the world.
- Opportunities to work directly with professors on their research, helping write papers, create presentations and present results in the media.