Course DescriptionUnderstand the amazing evolution of one of America's largest and most historically significant cities. From the first contact between indigenous peoples and the French in the 17th century to the late 20th century election of the second Mayor Daley, this course focuses on Chicago’s social, economic and cultural development. Examine political organizations, ethnic diversity, racial divides, and the expansion of the economy as well as the impact of de-industrialization and technological innovation in order to better understand Chicago's place in the urban world.
- Explore major historical themes while developing an understanding of society and change in Chicago.
- Preserve the stories and identity of future and past Chicagoans while collaborating with other creative and business professionals.
- Learn what historic milestones have shaped Chicago into the city we know it as today—all on your own schedule.
- Renowned Chicagoan Historian, Dominic Pacyga will give you an immersive multi-media look into the unique neighborhoods of Chicago.
Required text to be purchased separately: Chicago: A Biography by Dominic Pacyga ISBN: 9780226644288