Roosevelt University offers many exciting courses. These are just some of our many options.
An introductory course in tourism administration using the city of Chicago as the laboratory describing how government agencies and non-governmental agencies work with the private sector to produce a spectrum of tourism destination events that bring tourists to hotels, restaurants and retail establishments; utilizing public and private transportation and other amenities. Facts and figures, organizations, sustainability concerns and operations that comprise tourism administration are studied. Prerequisites: None
The history and practice of early, middle-period, and contemporary photography. Slide examples of the history of photography; hands-on work with pinhole cameras, large format cameras, digital cameras, and camera phones. Field trips to galleries and/or museums in the city to view examples of work presented in the class.
This introductory seminar focuses on Native American literature written over the last fifty years. As we study fiction, poetry, prose, and film, we will explore the power of storytelling, looking at how different writers convey the ways that words, humor, and the imagination shape the world, and link past, present, and future. We will also examine the power of stories as a social and political practice that suggests how literature can represent a form of social justice.
Note: This course fulfills the Non-Western Culture requirement.
An exploration of art and its everyday impact on the individual, society and culture. Visits to museums, galleries, and architectural sites in Chicago. Required project is a comprehensive journal/portfolio including photography, collage, written essays, and a final in-class presentation.
Overview of how a market society works, trades, consumes, redistributes, and enjoys the fruits of its produce. Macroeconomics is a Sears Tower look at the whole economy; the course will connect the tiny dots to see the big picture. For the student who wants to know more about the relationship between war and growth, free trade and wealth, Alan Greenspan, interest rates, and the fight against inflation. Also available through External Studies Program.
"The purpose of studying economics," said a famous economist, "is to avoid being deceived by economists." Most economic policy, from welfare reform to federal income taxation, is drafted and defended with the language of "microeconomic" logic. Microeconomics is about the person on the street, the family, Connie’s Pizza, Bill Gates and monopoly, Enron and information, gangs and drugs, pollution and production, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the "feminization of poverty," and the history of welfare reform. Also available through External Studies Program.
Study the synthesis and examination of principle types of carbon compounds, and examine their transformation through reactions. Spectroscopy of organic compounds and topics in biochemistry are also covered. Accelerate your degree and complete Organic Chemistry I and II in a single summer!
Study tornadoes, thunderstorms, flash floods, hurricanes, winter storms, and more with Chicago’s WGN-TV and CLTV Meteorologist Tim McGill. Using real-time weather data, study meteorological processes that lead to severe and unusual weather.
Study the strategies, histories, and theories of feminist activism. Comparative analysis of a variety of activist models at intersections of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, culture, nationality, and ability. Discover how progressive change takes place and study the important role of feminism in activism.
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