Baseball, Econ & Museums? Oh My! - Spring Courses Roundup

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By Jeffrey Niedermaier

It's that time of the quarter again. Midterms are (mostly) over, and with any luck you'll enjoy a brief lull in the workload in the coming week to wistfully entertain daydreams of Chicago in the springtime. And, if you'd like to learn some more about Chicago as the weather gets warmer, you're in luck! Pre-registration for spring quarter courses begins Monday, Feb. 20 at 9am, which means you'll have until next Friday evening to determine your academic fate to close out the year. There are plenty of great courses that engage Chicago through a wide array of disciplines. We've highlighted a few of them below:

1. Public Policy--Process and Policy in City Government (PBPL 28501): What better way to learn about the enigmatic inner-workings of Illinois government than from a man who has worked on the inside? Clayton Harris III, a wildly popular professor, brings his experience to the classroom as former Chief of Staff of the Illinois Department of Transportation and Deputy Chief of Staff to former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

2. Art History--Art in Context: New Art in Chicago Museums (ARTH 18305): Here's a chance to visit the various art museums across the city and read the most recent exhibitions with Darby English, a prolific expert on criticism and modern art, as your guide to the Chicago art scene.

3. History--Baseball and American Culture, 1840-Present (HIST 28703): No matter whether you root for the Sox, the Cubbies, or any other team; Chicago is a great place to be when baseball season rolls around. Matthew Briones will teach you all about the history of the game--and Chicago's central role in its development--and reveal to you a new perspective on baseball's relationship with "racialization, ethnicity, class, gender, nationalism, sexuality, and masculinity" in American society. Be informed for next time you plan a trip up to Wrigleyville or U.S. Cellular Field.

4. Environmental Studies--the Calumet Experience (ENST 13113-27100-27200-27300): If you're really looking to stray off the beaten path this spring, consider the Calumet Experience, the brainchild of the undergraduate environmental studies program. The program consists of four integrated courses. (Think of it as studying abroad in Chicago's natural backyard.) Participants learn about the ecosystems of the Calumet region to the southwest of Chicago. And, of course, there will be many working excursions to the Indiana Dunes to participate in "cooperative conservation" and restoration of wetlands. Join the program to make a big impact on the natural ecosystem, and the program will no doubt have an impact on you. Check the Calumet Quarter's website for details on applying.

Below are some more courses to help you engage and interact with Chicago. Obviously, courses and schedules can change, so keep checking the time schedules to stay up-to-date.

• (Anthropology 21420) Practice of Anthropology: Ethnographic Methods
• (Art History 17400) University of Chicago Campus Taylor, K.
• (History 26209) Landscapes as Evidence: International Migration and the American City Lopex, S.
• (History 27711) Cultures of Consumption in the US Remus, E.
• (History 27400) Race & Racism in American History Holt, T.
• (Public Policy 24500) Economics of Urban Policies Tolley, G.
• (Sociology 20104) Urban Structure and Process McRoberts, O.
• (Sociology 20179) Labor Force and Employment Stolzenberg, R.
• (Sociology 20215) Urban Health Cagney, K.
• (Sociology 20212) Urban Cultures, Local Politics and Globalisation Franz, M.
• (Sociology 20102) Social Change Lee, C.
• (Political Science 20811) Violence and the Politics of Black Women in the United States Moffett-Bateau, A.
• (Public Policy 25405) Child Poverty and Chicago Schools Broughton, C.
• (Art History 17910) Introduction to American Material Culture Miller, S.

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