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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

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IMPORTANT DATES


April 9
Registration opens for fall 2014 semester.

May 15, 16
Evaluation Days.

May 16
Last day of student attendance.

May 19
Grading Day
Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

May 19
Summer 2014 interim classes begin.

May 20
Faculty grading due.

May 20
Commencement

May 26
Memorial Day holiday. College closed.

June 9
Classes begin for summer 2014 eight-week session.

June 9
Three-week First Summer Interim faculty grading due.

June 16
Classes begin for summer 2014 seven-week session.

Full Academic Calendar