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The Chicago Climate Change & Culture Institute (4CI)

Climate change is arguably the greatest environmental, political and cultural challenge of our times.  We are already beginning to feel its impacts in changing weather patterns and rising temperatures.  In the years to come, Earth scientists tell us that climate change will impact every human being on the planet.  We need to become informed and engaged about what awaits us and what we can do to avoid worst - case scenarios.  This 3 - week intensive course of study focuses on three key questions: Why did climate change happen?  How is it impacting different communities across the world?  What can be done to prepare the world for a more environmentally secure future?  The 4CI program features lectures by leading experts on climate change from the Social Sciences, Earth Sciences, Humanities, Art and Architecture.  Seminar discussions and site visits to a variety of local initiatives working toward clean energy and sustainability goals round out the program.  4CI will give you the answers you want about climate change and the tools you need to start making a positive difference, whether that is on your campus, in your community or at your workplace.  The program leverages the intellectual resources of one of the world's most prestigious research universities and will acquaint you with a city that proudly stands on the cutting edge of sustainable urbanism. 

Course Code

ANTH 20540

Cross-Listing(s)

ENST 20540
ANTH 30540

Section

91

Eligibility

UChicago Undergraduates
Visiting Undergraduates

Subject(s)

Anthropology
Environmental and Urban Studies

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri

Class Start Time

9:00

Class End Time

16:30

Primary Instructor

Dominic Boyer

Secondary Instructor

Cymene Howe

Session(s)

Session II

Start Date

End Date

Requirements

  • Applications accepted beginning early December.
  • Admissions: the Priority application deadline is February 2. Students who apply by the Priority application deadline will have their $50 application fee waived. Any applications received after the Priority deadline will be admitted using rolling admission and will require a $50 application fee. Current University of Chicago students do not have to pay an application fee. Applications will be accepted until all spots are filled, except for Chicago in Beijing (CIB) applicants, the application deadline is March 15, 2018.
  • International students who will require a visa to attend, applications will be considered no later than April 2 in order to allow enough time to complete the visa application process.
  • Students who wish to live on campus, must apply before May 1, 2018. Late applications will be accepted as space permits. Students who do not require on-campus housing may apply up to one week before classes start. Exceptions for Chicago in Beijing (CIB) applicants, the application deadline is March 15, 2018; and Urban Studies applicants, the application deadline is May 30, 2018.

    Additional Details

    • Please note that this is an intensive summer institute, not a regular summer course.
    • This course is not open to high school students.

    Cost & Aid

    Total Cost with Housing $7,500
    Course Cost: $5,650

    Complete Cost & Aid Information (including housing and other fees) for high school students can be found here.
    Complete Cost & Aid Information (including housing and other fees) for undergraduates can be found here.