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Global Studies

Global Studies

Global Studies at Oakton Community College strives to help establish and grow global competencies in our student body and faculty. Global competency exists when an individual is able to understand the interconnectedness of peoples and systems, to have a general knowledge of history and world events, to accept and cope with the existence of different cultural values and attitudes and, indeed, to celebrate the richness and benefits of this diversity. Global Studies promotes and facilitates educational experiences leading to global competency.

For more information, contact Program Coordinator Katherine Schuster, Ph.D., at 847.376.7118 or schuster@oakton.edu.

 


GOOD NEWS

The core course for the Global Studies Academic Concentration now has an IAI number! This means that it is a transferable Social Science general education course! Sign up for SSC 201: Introduction to Global Studies - offered every semester.


Study Abroad in Hyderabad India

  • Application Deadline for Summer 2014 is February 1.
  • $1,000 scholarships are available.

For more information and application, contact Katherine Schuster, Global Studies Coordinator, at 847.376.7118 or schuster@oakton.edu.


 Upcoming Academic Conference

“Silenced Voices: Learning from the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas”

Oakton Community College
Des Plaines, IL
April 17 - 18, 2014

Keynote Speaker: Ben Dangl, Author, The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia
Closing Plenary Speaker: Amalia Pallares, Author, Peasant Struggles to Indian Resistance: the Ecuadorian Andes in the late Twentieth Century

Call for Papers Deadline: January 10, 2014

Alumni Profile

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In spite of having a bachelor’s degree, Anita Taylor ’86 wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She found her niche at Oakton.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


July 24
Incomplete (I) grades from spring 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.*

July 31
Classes end.

August 4
Faculty grading due.

August 4
Second summer interim classes begin.

August 18
Faculty return for fall 2014 semester.

August 22
Second summer interim classes end.

August 25
Fall 2014 semester classes begin.

August 28
Second summer interim faculty grading due.

September 1
Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 21
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

Full Academic Calendar