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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CCCX 129 Chicago: The Third Coast

The blue horizontal lines that frame the iconic red stars on the Chicago flag represent Lake Michigan and the Great Canal, waterways that link the City across time and space to the development of modern America. In this course students will learn about the human and natural history of the Chicago Portage and the Continental Divide, and about the rich history of technological innovation that created the complex network of canals, railroads, highways, and air corridors that make the city an unrivaled transportation hub. While this network contributed directly to Chicago becoming an industrial, retail, and financial powerhouse and was a beacon to adventurers, entrepreneurs, and artists, it had negative effects on the environment. Students will explore this history through class lectures, discussion, song, and field trips to a variety of City locations and will use a journal as a site of artistic and academic observation and reflection to document some of the scientific, environmental, technological, artistic, and historic features of this great crossroads metropolis.

For more information go to First Semester Experience: Big Chicago

Repeatable: N
Formerly FEXP 129
Requirements Freshman Only (FF14)
Minimum Credits 3 Maximum Credits 3

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