Projects

Frizzell Family Speaker and Learning Series: The Frizzell Family Speaker and Learning Series (the “Frizzell Series”), is a year-long, student organized series of events engaging fields of the agriculture, environment, health and best practices drawn from social sciences inquiry. The Frizzell Series is meant to commemorate the life, accomplishments and aspirations of Alexandra Frizzell. As a tribute to Alex as friend, student and advocate, annual planning for the Frizzell Series is led by student leaders from areas of campus life that mattered most to her: social and health advocacy, student-centered learning in areas such as economics, environment and public policy, and the Greek system. Chicago Studies Quarter -- Calumet: The Calumet Quarter is a one-quarter, intensive, experience-based program in environmental studies and will be held again in the Spring Quarter 2018. This is a one-quarter sequence designed to help you bridge theory and practice in environmental studies. The program features four integrated courses, projects, field trips, guest lectures, and presentations.  Students will work in the classroom and field as they integrate perspectives from the sciences, humanities, and social sciences in the study of local environments and communities.
EAF Working Group: The Environment, Agriculture and Food (EAF) Working Group is an academic group that examines policy on and connections between environment, agricultural production, and food consumption in the Chicago metropolitan region and beyond. Chicago Studies Quarter -- Urban Issues:  Now in their third year, the urban issues Chicago Studies Quarters are open to 20 undergraduates chosen through a competitive application process. Selected students engage in three interdisciplinary, locally-rooted courses around a common theme, with co-curricular opportunities that familiarize them with folkways and civic codes that distinguish Chicago as an exemplary world city.  Chicago Studies Quarters presumes that Chicago, like all major world cities, presents an unfamiliar and challenging environment for those not native to it – an environment, nonetheless, that can be effectively negotiated through engaged inquiry and a conscientious approach to residence.

NEW in 2017-2018 -- Chicago Studies Certificate Program:  The Chicago Studies Certificate Program is a series of curricular and co-curricular opportunities designed to help undergraduate students meaningfully integrate their academic inquiry with positive impact in Chicago across their College careers.  A collaboration with the University's Office of Civic Engagement, the Certificate Program will be facilitated by the University Community Service Center (UCSC) with academic support from PGE faculty and preceptors, and has been designed to provide pathways for any undergraduate student in any major to apply their academic interests to concrete social issues and public questions in Chicago in collaboration with community entities.  Students interested in learning more about the program in anticipation of its Fall 2017 launch should visit the Chicago Studies website, and/or schedule an appointment with UCSC Associate Director Chris Skrable for more information.