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Department of English & Humanities

Intersession in Chicago

Note: This trip was taken in 2009 and has not yet been rescheduled.

The objective of this courses is to immerse RSU students in the world of culture outside the regional boundaries of Northeastern Oklahoma. This is an interactive 3 credit hour course with Chicago as the classroom. The course is offered during the two week May intercession. It will include some classroom preparation and a week-long immersion into the selected urban environment.

During the travel portion of the course students will be required to:

  • Attend museums, theatrical and musical performances
  • Become familiar with the history and architecture of the location
  • Produce written evidence of their experiences
  • Read assigned texts or portions of texts on subjects specific to the region and or authors related to the region.

Ever wonder where Historic Route 66 begins? What a lake as big as an ocean looks like? What it’s like to stand at the top of the tallest building in the United States? 

This course gives you a chance to answer those questions and more.

  • 70 museums
  • 200 theatres
  • more than 6500 restaurants
  • three of the world’s tallest buildings
  • 198 neighborhoods
  • 31 miles of lakefront
  • 552 parks
  • 15 miles of beaches
  • 200 annual parades
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • The Field Museum of Natural History
  • The Chicago Historical Society
  • Architectural Tours of Chicago
  • Victory Gardens Theatre
  • Steppenwolf Theatre
  • Second City Theatre
  • Navy Pier

If we can’t find something educational out of that we just aren’t trying hard enough!

More programs can be found at the Center for Studies At Large.

Contact Information

David Blakely
Department of Communications
Downs Hall, Room 204
918-343-7521
dblakely@rsu.edu