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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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As a student, Jake Harris cofounded Students for Social Justice and lobbied to bring fair trade coffee to Oakton’s cafeterias.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


October 5
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 10
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

October 26
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after October 26.

November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 19
Registration opens for spring 2015 semester.

November 27, 28
Thanksgiving recess. College closed.

November 29, 30
Thanksgiving recess. No classes; College open.

December 16, 17
Evaluation Days.

December 17
Last day of student attendance.

December 18
Grading Day. Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

Full Academic Calendar