The Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS) is a satellite facility of Northeastern Illinois University, located on the Southside of Chicago, approximately twenty-one miles southeast of the main campus (700 E. Oakwood Blvd., Chicago, IL 60653). CCICS houses the Department of Educational Inquiry & Curriculum Studies Inner City Studies (EICS ICS) program, an academic program within the Goodwin College of Education. Through its interdisciplinary curricula, EICS ICS examines the major social, political, economic, and cultural forces that impact urban communities in America, and around the world. The program is committed to training and retraining persons who desire to live and/or work in urban communities.
The Bachelor of Arts in Inner City Studies prepares students to examine issues affecting urban areas. Through the program students will:
- Examine introductory theories and methodologies of analyzing inner city communities throughout the world.
- Examine introductory literature of the scholarship and activism associated with addressing the current trends and developments related to the multiplicity of issues and challenge urban communities.
- Demonstrate their understanding of urban issues through written and oral communication, and web-based technologies.
- Prepare to pursue graduate degrees in Inner City Studies and other related fields
Academic Catalog Information
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Department and Contact Information
If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies at (773) 442-5517.
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