AAS/RLST 291 RP: Hinduism in the United States, Raj Pandharipande
59944/59945 | 2:00-3:20 | TR | 212 Campus Honors House | 3 Hours
The major goal of this interdisciplinary course is to provide a comprehensive understanding of Hinduism in the US Diaspora. The major points of focus are: a) the history of immigration of Hinduism in the US, b) challenges and changes in Hinduism in the context of its practices (language, and rituals in the temples and at home), religious beliefs, and culture, c) adaptation of Hinduism to the religious and cultural practices in the US, d) the Hindu religious movements in the US (Ramakrishna Mission (Vivekananda Society), ISKCON (International Society of Krishna Consciousness), Maharshi Mahesh Yogi (Transcendental Meditation, etc., (e) influence/impact of Hinduism on the culture in the US (from the 19th century thinkers (the Transcendentalists in the US), to contemporary US (Yoga, meditation, psychology, vegetarianism, music, dance, etc.), Hindu saints and mystics and their role in the contemporary US, emergence of Hindu/Indian diaspora literature and f) issues related to transnationalism, mixing of cultures and languages, and Hinduism as a minority religion in the US. **This course satisfies the general education requirements for all Colleges: Humanities and the Arts: Historical and Philosophical Perceptive. This course satisfies the general education requirements for Cultural Studies: Non-western for all Colleges EXCEPT LAS. For LAS students, it satisfies the general education requirements for Cultural Studies: Minority Studies.
Instructor: Rajeshwari V. Pandharipande is Professor of Linguistics, Religious Studies, Sanskrit, Comparative Literature, Asian American Studies, and Campus Honors Program, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and permanent member of South Asia Committee, University of Chicago. Professor Pandharipande holds two Ph.D. degrees-one in Sanskrit Literature, and the other in Linguistics. The primary focus of her research and teaching has been South Asian languages (Syntax, Scoilinguistics, and Literature), Asian Mythology, Sociolinguistics, Sociolinguistic Methodology, Language of Religion, and Hinduism in India and in Diaspora.
Awards and Recongitions: Professor Pandharipande received the title "University Scholar" by the Chancellor for her outstanding research at the University of Illinois (1992-93), and Harriet and Charles Luckman All Campus Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award (1996) and William Prokasy Award (1996) for the outstanding excellence in undergraduate teaching at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In the year 2008, she received the prestigious Award "University Distinguished Teacher Scholar" for her outstanding record of teaching and research at UIUC. She has been awarded (three times) Associate's (Junior and Senior) position at the Center for Advanced Studies at UIUC. She was invited by the Provost to Deliver the Freshman Convocation Speech at UIUC. Professor Pandharipande received several grants from the National as well as International funding Agencies (American Institute for Indian Studies, National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, Campus Research Board, LAS Teaching Academy) to pursue research and participate in scholarly meetings/conferences.
ANSC 110 B: Life with Animals and Biotechnology, Darrel Kesler
40336 | 9:30 - 10:50 am | MW | 212 Honors House | 3 Hours
Animal Sciences 110 is a discussion/dialog course that explores animal life and the role of animals within society and in the advancement of biological technology. The course focuses on how animals influence global development of agriculture, medicine, and industry. Topics that will be covered range from animal differentiation and thinking, sex and reproduction, discoveries in life sciences, biotechnology industry and business, and biomedical contemporary/contentious issues. Students will be engaged in the learning process by actively discussing, questioning, and analyzing issues, ideas, and systems, solving problems by using thinking skills, and challenged to critically and creatively think and apply and use information. The course is general education certified in natural sciences and will provide a comprehensive and global perspective that both majors (students in life sciences) and non-majors will find valuable and enjoyable.
This course satisfies the requirements for General Education credit: Life Sciences.
Instructor: Darrel J. Kesler, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus. Professor Kesler has taught courses on reproductive biology, biotechnology, and bioethical issues at the University of Illinois since 1977. In addition to teaching and conducting research at the University of Illinois, he was a biochemist for Abbott Laboratories, Inc. and developed a human pregnancy test while at Abbott. Also, he has consulted for several pharmaceutical companies, published more than 500 scientific articles, been awarded three patents, given testimony to the U.S. Senate, and had his research as the focus of a "60 Minutes" television program. Dr. Kesler has been listed on the University of Illinois "Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students" over a hundred times and has been awarded several teaching awards including the Broadrick-Allen Award for Excellence in Honors Teaching and highest teaching award at the University of Illinois (Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching). Dr. Kesler's research emphasis is on infertility, reproductive technologies (including IVF and ET), synchronization of ovulation, contragestation, embryonic signaling and maintenance of pregnancy, androgen-induced sexual dimorphism, and controlled release and drug delivery systems. He has given lectures and traveled to Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, Honduras, Philippines, Egypt, Korea, Belize, and South Africa. Dr. Kesler was also awarded the Thorn BioScience Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in the Veterinary Field by the Controlled Release Society and the Paul A. Funk Award for Outstanding Achievement and Major Contributions to the Betterment of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Human Systems.
ANTH 224 H: Tourist Cities and Sites, Helaine Silverman
49031 | 3:30 - 4:20 pm | MWF | 1030 FLB | 3 Hours
This course is a critical examination of tourism, tourists, and destinations in their social, political, economic, and physical aspects over time and across the world. Of particular interest for us is the production of many places not just as attractions but as cultural heritage sites. We begin with early tourism in the form of the European Grand Tour and then move into the association of tourism with colonialism and imperialism. Next we consider the rise of "mass tourism" and examine tourism as acts of consumption, performance and personal experience. We draw on perspectives from anthropology, architecture, landscape architecture, art, advertising, geography, history, cultural studies, and literature. In addition to classroom discussions based on readings we watch and comment on clips from various movies relevant to the course theme. These range from funny to deadly serious and include: A Room With A View; Death on the Nile; Murder on the Orient Express; The Devil and Miss Jones; Viva Las Vegas; If It's Tuesday This Must Be Belgium; The Year of Living Dangerously; Shirley Valentine; Lost in Translation; In Bruges; Scenes From A Mall; WestWorld.
Please note that following the course Helaine will lead a 3-credit GLBL 298/Study Abroad winter break program to Peru (dates: January 1-17, 2014). The trip will focus on tourism and heritage issues in "The Land of the Incas" (Cuzco and the Sacred Valley), ending in Lima, the exciting capital city of Peru. Ask me at any time about the program.
Graded Assignments: (1) a written travel memoir that incorporates concepts taught in the course; (2) a marketing campaign for a non-Western country presented in class as a PowerPoint; (3) an end-of-semester project written up as a referenced 10-page paper and also presented in class as a PowerPoint. There are no exams. Students must participate in class discussions in order to receive an A grade, regardless of assignment grades.
Readings: a selection of articles mounted on the "moodle" website and you will purchase these books: Paradise News by David Lodge (Penguin, 1993; a hilarious novel); A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid (Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2000; a short polemic); The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (Vintage, 2003; a best-seller fiction/non-fiction thriller); this textbook: Tourists and Tourism, edited by Sharon Bohn Gmelch (Waveland, 2009). The reading load is not heavy. It is fascinating!
**This course satisfies the general education requirements for all Colleges: Humanities and the Arts: Historical and Philosophical Perceptive. This course satisfies the general education requirements for Social Sciences all Colleges EXCEPT ACES. For ACES students, it satisfies the general education requirements for Behavioral Sciences.
Instructor: Helaine Silverman is an archaeologist and anthropologist who has conducted many years of fieldwork in Peru and also has done brief periods of research in Southeast Asia. Her current research addresses the fascination that ancient civilizations hold for the general public and the role archaeology plays in countries whose monumental pasts are deployed by their governments for the purpose of economic development through tourism and the construction of national identity. She has led a CHP study tour to Peru as well as two winter break GLBL 298 Peru trips in addition to a GLBL 298 program in Thailand. She has appeared on the "Incomplete List of Excellent Teachers" many times, including for her CHP tourism course, and she has won the Anthropology Department's awards for Outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Teacher. She has published numerous articles and books. In addition to her position in the Department of Anthropology she is the Director of CHAMP/Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy at the university.
AIS 199 X: American Indians and Film, LeAnne Howe
53933 | 12:30 - 1:45 pm | TR | 221 1 GH | 3 Hours
In this course we examine Hollywood films with American Indian themes from the silent era classic Redskin (1929), to contemporary dramas such as Hidalgo (2004). Students will analyze converging themes of racial stereotypes, nationalism, transnationalism, and American exceptionalism in American film production. **This course satisfies the general education requirements: Humanities and the Arts: Literature and the Arts AND Cultural Studies: US Minority Cultures.
Instructor: LeAnne Howe is an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. She writes fiction, poetry, screenplays, creative non-fiction, plays and scholarship that primarily deal with American Indian experiences. Her novels include Shell Shaker (2001) and Miko Kings: An American Indian Baseball Story (2007); her book of poetry is Evidence of Red (2005). Her short fiction has appeared in The Kenyon Review, Fiction International, Callaloo, Story, Yalobusha Review, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere, and has been translated in France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, and Denmark. She has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ragdale Writers Residency, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts.
In 2010-2011 Howe received a Distinguished William J. Fulbright Scholarship and she lived in Amman, Jordan during the Arab Spring. She taught at the University of Jordan and researched a new novel -- Memoir of a Choctaw in the Arab Revolts -- set in 1913-1917, and the present. The story journeys from Allen, Oklahoma to Ottoman Beirut, to the Arab Revolt, to post-Ottoman Transjordan.
ARCH 199 KH: Architecture and the Built Environment, Kevin Hinders
54216 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm | TR | 315 Temple Hoyne Buell Hall | 3 Hours
This course seeks to introduce students to the role of the architect in the creation of the built environment. The course has three interactive areas: site visits to selected structures and spaces; readings and lectures; and creative spatial design which allows students the opportunity to explore the design process. This course is planned for non-majors interested in the built environment. The class will meet twice a week. The first class period will be a visit to a work or works of Architecture on or around the UIUC campus and surrounding area. Visits will address a variety of issues as they affect the design process. These issues inevitably determine architectural form. They include such varied phenomena as structure, cultural values, traditions, innovations and mechanical systems, to name a few. The second class period each week will involve learning more about the design process and will allow for exploration into the creative, synthesis process. **This course satisfies the general education requirements: Humanities and the Arts: Literature and the Arts AND Cultural Studies: Western.
Evaluation: Evaluation of work done during the semester must be considered in a very positive sense. It is essential to your understanding of the quality of work achieved by all students, and to know how each of you are progressing in your understanding of the built environment. Your instructor will attempt to provide you with the most accurate appraisal of your work. You must also become capable of judging the relative merits of work produced in the studio and to establish your own high standards for excellence. Critical self evaluation is ultimately achieved through an intense process of trial and error, critique and discussion. Although you are not expected to be aspiring architects for this course, one of the goals of this course is to give students insight and understanding of the design process.
The evaluation process should include reactions by design instructors, fellow students, and interested parties. Both objective and subjective evaluation are valid and important. Be attentive to what others are telling you. Remember that one of the most critical abilities of a good designer is being able to absorb others' reactions to one's work. Try to understand others observations, and use the information to make appropriate modifications to your work. Through your response to criticism and evaluation you will develop the maturity necessary to make better qualitative judgments about thinking, communication, and design.
Attendance: You are expected to be responsible for all material and assignments discussed during formal studio meetings. If, for any excused reason, you are unable to attend, written confirmation should be given to your instructor. Three (3) unexcused absences will cause the lowering of one letter grade for the course. Repeat: on the third absence, the grade will be lowered. Six (6) unexcused absences will constitute a failure in the course. Make-up assignments for unexcused absences may be given by the instructor at the instructors discretion. Three (3) unexcused late arrivals to studio class time will be considered as one unexcused absence.
Due dates and times for studies and final presentations of design work will be strictly adhered to. Work up to 24 hours late shall be lowered one full letter grade. Work more than 24 hours late will receive an "EX", but will require completion to receive a final course grade.
Seminar/Studio/Readings: As outlined above, the course will revolve around site visits, seminar discussions and a design project. Participation in all three aspects is important and will ensure the quality of the course for all involved. Additional course readings are available to those interested in independent study. Occasional readings will be required- these assigned readings must be noted and ready for discussion on assigned days.
Instructor: Kevin J. Hinders, Associate Professor in Architecture, has taught at the University of Illinois since 1990. He has taught at every level in the graduate and undergraduate design studio curriculum. He is a practicing Architect and Principle at PREPA.R.E., Inc. His research interests are in urban design and digital technology and the design process.
ART 199 KG1: Rigidity and Flexibility in Japanese Arts/Culture, Kimiko Gunji
31434 | 1:00 - 3:40 pm | W | Japan House | 3 Hours
Through lectures, selected readings and hands-on experience in various traditional Japanese arts, students will explore the artistic traditions of Japan. Students will gain a broad knowledge of Japanese aesthetics and cultural heritage. Deeper insights into the conceptual characteristics of rigidity and flexibility, which are unique to Japanese traditional arts, will be explored.The unique focus of this course looks at how Japanese traditional arts and artistic philosophies are situated in the modern world. More specifically this course reviews how contemporary individuals practice these arts and incorporate them into their lives. Students will enhance their artistic creativity through the study of these traditional arts and gain new perspectives regarding how artistic endeavors can become a means of experiencing enlightenment. They will also be guided toward applying these disciplines, ideas and philosophies into their daily lives, thereby enriching themselves to be well-rounded human beings. **This course satisfies the general education requirements: Humanities and the Arts: Literature and the Arts AND Cultural Studies: Non-Western. Instructor: Kimiko Gunji is an Emeriti Faculty in the School of Art and Design. A full professor at the Ikenobo Ikebana School in Japan, she also holds the highest degree in Japanese Tea Ceremony and a teaching certificate from Hanayagi School of Classical Dance. She received her B.A. degree from Fukuoka Women's College in Japan and both M.A. and M.S. degrees from the U. of I. Professor Gunji has offered numerous lecture-demonstrations and workshops on dance, flower arrangement, and tea ceremony for colleges, universities, and various other organizations throughout the U.S. She was an invited participant in Austria's World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia for her web site. In addition, she has been awarded several artist fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council. The Cultural Foundation for Promoting the National Costume of Japan presented the International Culture Award, its highest honor, to Professor Gunji for being influential in spreading the knowledge of the traditional costume of Japan and in the development of the Kimono culture and the traditional Japanese culture. She was Assistant Director for International Affairs of the Campus Honors Program and led the Intercultural Study tour to Japan four times. On March 31, 2004, she received the Commendation in Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the United States-Japan Relationship from Foreign Minister of Japan, Jyunko Kawaguchi. On June 3, 2004, she also received a "Certificate of Thanks" from Sen'ei Ikenobo, 45th Generation Headmaster of the Ikenobo Ikebana School. Both awards recognized her contribution to promote and strengthen the ties of friendship and goodwill between the U.S. and Japan. She also received the University of Illinois Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2003; The Broadrick-Allen Award for Excellence in Honors Teaching, 2003, an award presented annually by the Campus Honors Program; and The "Senior 100" Faculty Award, presented by the University of Illinois Alumni Association.
ART 199 GDC: Educating the Eye: Visual Metaphor & Personal Visual Language, Glen Davies
31410 | 12:30 - 2:20 pm | TR | 1 Flagg 123 | 3 Hours
In this course we will explore the use of materials, both traditional and unconventional, as a way of increasing the scope of our visual language. Art styles and genres relating to the course topics will be covered, along with discussions, demonstrations, slide shows, and a short paper. Four studio projects will encourage participants to create works using texture, found objects, and other collage processes and techniques. Some of these works will be exhibited in an art exhibition during the semester.
Just as the manipulation of paint and the exploration of its many properties helps to reveal something about ourselves and the world, combined materials, found objects and collaged sculptural forms provide another essential arena to examine. The choices we make in combining materials forces us to examine the many aspects of content and metaphor. These key concepts will be our focus here. **This course satisfies the general education requirements: Humanities and the Arts: Literature and the Arts.
Instructor: Glen Davies attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was influenced by the homegrown pop genre "imagism." This helped set the stage for his recurring art themes: spiritual conflict, grotesque figural fantasies and complex psycho-dramas. After spending time traveling with circuses and carnivals, Davies worked as a billboard artist and sign painter before opening a mural painting business. After completing a BFA at Drake University and an MFA in painting from the University of Illinois, Davies has divided his time between studio pursuits and a variety of alternative employments, including circus/carnival showpainter, sideshow banner artist, professional muralist, curator, and educator. Visiting artist and lecture duties have taken Davies to numerous colleges, universities and museums.
ARTD 260 LRH: Basic Photography, Linda Robbennolt
61371 | 1:00-3:30 pm | MW | 335 Art Design | 3 Hours
This course is an introduction to the foundation of all photographic processes through wet process (film/paper/darkroom) image making. Students will consider reciprocity through film exposure/chemical development and black and white silver printing. Although learning the process is interesting in itself, maximum benefit will go to those interested in exploring philosophical questions through physical process. The methodical process affords the perfect forum for meditations on the nature of light, its parallels, metaphors and meaning.
Students will need a roll film camera of some sort (from a junk store box camera to medium format Hasselblad…) to begin collecting light. Course emphasis will be focused on the skills of wet process as they relate to larger questions (light, time, space).
Students are expected to pay the lab fee required of all students taking a photography class. Needed materials will include a pinhole camera constructed in the first week of class (approximately $15.00), a film camera, supplies such as film, paper, film files.
-Mandatory attendance for all required classes and labs (some labs will be optional)
-Personal lab time
-Discussion in critique.
-Journal of responses to additional readings and videos (online)
-Final portfolio of 10 images chosen from various required assignments throughout the semester.
Beginning the class with an 'A', students control their final grade by full participation in requirements, with the idea of declining balance for incomplete work, absence, lack of work ethic. The declining method balance allows the student to explore independently, take risks and learn for the pleasure of learning. Those who participate fully in readings, journal, labs, lectures and production will have earned the grade.
Instructor: Linda Robbennolt is an Associate Professor of Photography in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois. She has taught, lectured, and exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Her work is housed in major collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Brooklyn Art Museum in New York City, Centro Colombo Americano in Colombia, South America, and the Polaroid Collection of Offenbach, Germany among others. Her work is published in textbooks on Photography, and her name has been consistently found in the "Incomplete List of Excellent Teachers" for 24 years at the University of Illinois. She has won numerous teaching awards, including Vice Chancellor's Teaching Scholar, the inaugural award for Faculty Excellence in Teaching in the school of Art and Design and the Faculty Excellence in Teaching award for the College of FAA.
ASTR 122 H: Stars & Galaxies, Athol Kemball
39750 | 9:00 - 9:50 am | MWF | Astro 134 | 3 Hours
This course is an introductory survey of the Universe beyond the Solar System. It will include the natures of the stars, their births and deaths, neutron stars and black holes, the Galaxy, the natures of other galaxies, and cosmology — the examination of the structure and evolution of the Universe at large. Emphasis will be placed on the origins of the Universe and of the stars around us, including our own Sun, to show the ultimate origins of our Earth. The course will also stress the nature of astronomical research as well as its historical and current significance. The course material is similar to that covered in regular Astronomy 122 sections except honors students will cover it in greater depth and probe individually into specific aspects through research projects. Nighttime observation sessions are required.
General Education credit: Physical Sciences and Quantitative Reasoning 2
Instructor: Athol J. Kemball is an Associate Professor in the Department of Astronomy and a member of the Institute for Advanced Computing Applications and Technologies (IACAT). His research involves the application of advanced computing in Astronomy, the late stages of stellar evolution, and gravitational lensing. He has also been involved in the development of large telescope projects in astronomy.
BADM 199 CHP: Business as a Force in American Society, B. Joseph White
53818 | 9:30 - 10:50 am | MW | 3063 BIF | 3 Hours
Business is comprised of companies, industries, and the privately owned commercial sector of the American economy. Business is a major institution and powerful force in American society. It accounts for about 70% of the U.S. economy and is the source of employment, compensation and benefits and meaningful work for tens of millions of employed citizens. Business provides the goods and services that underpin the American standard of living.
With business's benefits come many consequences. The American form of capitalism is relatively hard-edged and offers exceptional personal opportunity for high achievement and wealth creation. It also entails job insecurity, income inequality, and environmental strain. Healthy pursuit of self-interest sometimes morphs into greed, entitlement and corruption.
Opinions run strong among Americans about business as an institution. Some love it, others hate it and many are ambivalent. Opinions wax and wane depending on the times and recent events.
The purpose of this course is to challenge and enable students in CHP to think about business in a holistic and analytical way and to develop opinions about business issues in a thoughtful, fact-based manner. The course will also help inform students' thinking about career choice. These goals will be accomplished by looking at business through several lenses, including descriptive, critical, artistic and practical.
**This course satisfies the general education requirements for Social Sciences.
Instructor: B. Joseph White is President Emeritus of the University of Illinois and James F. Towey Professor of Business and Leadership in the College of Business. He has served as a university president, dean of a leading business school, director or trustee of private sector companies and non-profit organizations, and an executive on both Main Street and Wall Street. He earned his bachelor's degree at Georgetown University, an M.B.A. at the Harvard Business School, and his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. He is the author of many articles on business and a book, The Nature of Leadership.
CWL 199 ET: Renaissance Humanism, Emile Talbot
14538 | 12:30 - 1:50 pm | TR | 212 Honors House | 3 Hours
This course explores how Renaissance humanists enabled western thought to transition from a medieval view of the universe to a modern one. We'll explore how the notion, first expressed in the Italian Renaissance, that humanity has no fixed properties and is free to choose its own nature, led to an important rethinking of human autonomy and potentiality. We will read and reflect on the works of five writers (Erasmus, More, Rabelais, Montaigne, Bacon) who within the space of about 100 years, from the early 1500s to the early 1600s, set in motion a process that would transform the way we think about virtually every aspect of human existence. We'll explore these new modes of thinking both within the contexts in which they arose and as issues that still resonate today. No previous background is required for this course, which will introduce students to important philosophical, theological, ethical, and political theories and explore as well changing concepts of women, marriage, education, geography, colonization, war, and science.
**This course satisfies the general education requirements: Humanities and the Arts: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives.
Instructor: Professor Emile Talbot, who received his doctorate from Brown University, has extensive experience in teaching French literature, culture, and intellectual history. He has published widely in these areas in the United States, Canada, France, and Switzerland. His most recent book is Reading Nelligan (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002). Professor Talbot is a past editor of the interdisciplinary journal, Québec Studies, and a current or past member of numerous editorial boards. He has been a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Camargo Foundation (France), and is the recipient of numerous awards, including from the government of France.
CMN 220 CHP: Communicating Public Policy, Grace Giorgio
54930 | 3:30 - 4:50 pm | MW | 1051 LH | 3 Hours
Place-making is a complex and contested practice with ramifications for our social, cultural, political and economic experience. Drawing from the social science disciplines of history, geography and communication, CMN 220: Communicating Public Policy: Our Cities/Ourselves introduces students to how public policy, the decisions we make and how we communicate them, affects the places in which we live. Grounded in the theories and practice of argumentation, persuasive writing and debate, the course examines rural, urban, suburban communities as well as college towns, and how public policy–local, regional and federal–has contributed to the making of such communities. The course asks students to reflect on where they live, have lived and hope to live, while considering how their own expertise and interests can be brought to the public policy table of community development and enhancement. Thus, CMN 220 takes students out of familiar territory into new places, places they may not have considered as important or relevant to their lives, but as they will learn, are connected to their fields of study as well as to who they are and who they want to become. CMN 220 culminates in a public project of small group problem solving. Students will join together to tackle a problem facing a real community and write a public policy proposal and present it to the public via a podcast or other multimedia format of their choice. In this sense, the work done in this class extends beyond the classroom and into the public realm.
**This course satisfies the general education requirements for Social Sciences.
**This course satisfies the ADVANCED COMP gen ed.
Instructor: Dr. Giorgio has been teaching in the Department of Communication since she arrived to campus as a graduate student in 1995. In 2001, she began teaching what was then called Speech Communication 220: Professional and Business Communication. In 2003, the course was retitled Communicating Public Policy to better reflect its public policy focus. The course was so successful that her students asked Dr. Giorgio to develop a 300-level version of the course, which she has successfully taught four times since the spring of 2007. Dr. Giorgio also teaches gender communication courses and is the course director of CMN 220 and CMN 111/112. She also manages her department's teaching internship. Recently, Dr. Giorgio has been honored with the Chancellor's Undergraduate Teaching Award. She serves on undergraduate distinction projects, oversees independent studies and internships. Her film production background has helped her guide students with making public projects such as videos, podcasts, and performance installations.
CANCELED: ECE 198 DL1: : In a New Light: Hands-on optics, Daniel Wasserman
61339 | 1:00 - 1:50 pm | MW | 50 H Everitt Lab | 3 Hours
***NOTE: Scheduled Time Correction***
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61340 | 12:00 - 2:50 pm | F | TBA Everitt Lab | 3 Hours
61341 | 3:00 - 5:50 pm | F | TBA Everitt Lab | 3 Hours
In a New Light is designed to introduce non-science majors to major concepts in optical engineering in a hands-on, lab-centered manner. The labs will focus on major fields of optical engineering, such as optical communication, nanotechnology, imaging, lighting, and lasers, and will be buttressed by 2 hours of supplementary lecture each week. Students will be introduced to major technical aspects of optical engineering, as well as the public policy, environmental, medical and health, and defense and security implications of this technology. Ultimately, the course is designed to use optics as a vehicle for exposing non-science majors to the scientific method and the impact of technology across a wide range of both technical and non-technical fields. Students will also learn about UIUC's storied history in optics and optical engineering, as well as current state-of-the-art research at UIUC, via a series of lab tours and guest lectures from UIUC faculty.
**This course satisfies the general education requirements for all Colleges EXCEPT ENG for Natural Sciences & Technology: Physical Sciences. No gen ed credit or elective credit will be given to ENG students.
Instructor: Professor Wasserman developed the original version of the course described above as a Princeton University Council on Science and Technology Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow. The course is still active at Princeton, and has increased to serve >80 students per semester.
Upon leaving Princeton, Professor Wasserman took a position as an Assistant Professor in the Physics and Applied Physics department of the University of Massachusetts Lowell. There Professor Wasserman undertook the revamping of the Introductory University Physics course at UMass Lowell, a course with an enrollment of approximately 300 students per semester, serving all first year science and engineering students on campus. Professor Wasserman's lectures used clips from popular (and some unpopular) films to illustrate fundamental concepts in each lesson plan. The intro to this course can be viewed on YouTube. For his efforts, and the student response to this approach, Professor Wasserman was awarded the Department's Excellence in Teaching award in 2010. Professor Wasserman arrived at UIUC in 2011, and has taught ECE 329: Fields and Waves and ECE 340: Solid State Devices in the ECE Department, in addition to developing the current proposed course. Professor Wasserman is also an active undergraduate mentor, and currently is advising 6 UIUC undergraduates on Senior Thesis or Independent Research Projects.
ECON 101 1: Introduction to Economics, Paul Magelli
30006 | 12:00 - 1:50 pm | TR | 2001 BIF | 4 Hours
The field of economics in general terms has two distinct areas of study: Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. This course will focus on Microeconomics which exams the "smaller"–individual consumers and producers and how they make demand and supply decisions under market conditions varying from competition to monopoly. As an Honors course, additional attention will be given to "the science of the start-up"–the process that individuals who start their own business.
This course satisfies the requirements for General Education credit: Social Sciences.
Instructor: Paul Magelli as Scholar-in-Residence at the Ewing M. Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri advises the Foundation on the development and implementation of initiatives to advance entrepreneurship training and knowledge, including efforts at American colleges and universities. He is the founder and executive director of Illinois Business Consulting (IBC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Previously, Magelli held a number of positions at the University of Illinois, including assistant dean of the MBA program, assistant and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and associate dean and director of budgets. He has also been dean of the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wichita State University, vice president for academic affairs at Drake University, president of Metropolitan State College of Denver, and president of Parkland College in Champaign, Ill. At Illinois, he authored the competitive proposal that won a grant of $5 million to create the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership. He developed and teaches a course in the Foundations of Entrepreneurship and continues to teach macroeconomics (from time to time). Magelli earned bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Illinois and holds an honorary Doctor of Law, honoris causa, from the University of Bristol, U.K., where he helped establish the Bristol Enterprise Centre. He has been a Ford Foundation Fellow and has served as president of the National Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences.
ENGL 199 CH1: British Espionage Fiction from Conrad to 007, James Hansen
40419 | 11:00 am - 12:20 pm | TR | 212 Honors House | 3 Hours
**This course satisfies the general education requirements for Humanities and the Arts: Historical and Philosophical Perceptive AND Cultural Studies: Western. As the twentieth century dawned and Britain's Empire foundered, some of the most thoughtful English novelists began to write about spies and terrorists. While lesser-known figures like GK Chesterton tried their hand at writing about espionage, some of the finest and most provocative novels of the genre were written in the first decade of the twentieth century by Joseph Conrad. Tracing a literary history that begins with Conrad's The Secret Agent and Under Western Eyes as well as Chesterton's The Man Who was Thursday, this course will chart the ways that the collapse of Empire and the two World Wars prepared the way for the cold war era espionage fiction penned by Ian Fleming, Graham Greene, and John Le Carré. By reading several of Fleming's Bond novels (Casino Royale, From Russia With Love), Greene's serious spy fiction (The Quiet American, The Human Factor) as well as his more ironic effort (Our Man in Havana), Le Carré existential, haunting Smiley Trilogy (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Smiley's People), and Ian McEwan's recent foray into the genre (Sweet Tooth) we'll see not only how Conrad's novels predicted the decline of British power but also how his concerns about agency, subjective choice, and Western Imperialism weighed on the spy novels produced in the shadow of cold war ideology. We'll also view several British Spy films in order to get a sense of how the genre evolved over the course of the last century. Instructor: James Hansen recently won the Humanities Council Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Illinois, and he has regularly been on the University-wide list of "Teachers Ranked as Excellent" by their students. Over the years, his teaching has spanned a good deal of the literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and has investigated a range of literary theoretical approaches. In additions to classes such as "Beckett's Late Theatre" and "The Gothic Tradition from Radcliffe to Gaiman," which relate directly to his research, James also taught undergraduate courses on conspiracy theory films and fiction, on the history of the graphic novel, and on filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock and Christopher Nolan.
LAS 199 CHP: Spaceflight, Julian Palmore
33321 | 9:30 - 10:50 am | TR | 212 Honors House | 3 Hours
The course will explore the current state of human spaceflight, starting from the early days of Tsiolkovsky and Goddard to the later years of the American Rocket Society and the German VfR prior to World War II to the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs during the 1960s and 1970s and the Space Shuttle - International Space Station developments since 1980. We will study the mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry and physiology of human spaceflight.
Instructor: Julian Palmore is professor of mathematics at Illinois and teaches courses in differential equations and probability. He studied physics at Cornell University and after graduating and commissioning he was assigned to the director's office of Wernher von Braun at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. His first published paper was "Lunar Impact Probe" in the American Rocket Society Journal in 1961. At NASA he worked with Ernst Stuhlinger on systems analysis of ion rockets and participated in the Apollo program and later as a test engineer on the first stage the Saturn V launch vehicle. He left NASA in 1964 to attend graduate school at Princeton University in aeronautical engineering. He studied astronomy at Yale University, specializing in celestial mechanics, and returned to Princeton as a visiting fellow. He studied mathematics at the University of California Berkeley. In his career he has solved problems of rocket flight, celestial mechanics and spaceflight.
LING 240 B: Language in Human History, Hans Hock
40360 | 1:00 - 2:20 pm | TR | 209 DKH | 3 Hours
Whose past is it? – The uses and misuses of linguistic prehistory and archaeology in national and group self-definition and in the exclusion of others. We will focus especially on the "Aryan" issue in three contexts – Nazi ideology, current ideological movements in South Asia, and ideological interpretations of the "Tarim Mummies" of Xinjiang. In the course of evaluating these issues, we will discuss the question of scientific methodology and the responsibility of historians, linguists, and archaeologists to address misuses or deliberate misinterpretations of their results by nationalist and racist ideological movements.
General Education credit: Historical & Philosophical Perspectives
Instructor: Hans Henrich Hock (Ph.D. Yale University) is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Sanskrit and of the Classics and has been teaching at UIUC since 1967. His main research areas are historical and general linguistics with special focus on Sanskrit and Germanic. He did research on spoken Sanskrit in modern India (1980-81), was Fulbright Lecturer at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi (Fall 1987), and a Fellow in the Institute of Advanced Study at the same University (Spring 2010). He has published, edited, and coedited six books, a large number of journal issues, and about 100 papers, reviews, etc. One of his major interests in recent years has been linguistic and textual evidence, as well as associated archaeological arguments, as regards the "Aryan" and Indus Civilization controversy in South Asia and the interpretation of the "Tarim Mummies" of Xinjiang. (He has published four papers on these issues and is working on several others.)
MATH 198/CS 199 G1H: Hypergraphics, George Francis
51385/56131 | 3:00 - 3:50 pm | MWF | 102 Altgeld Hall | 3 Hours
This lab/tutorial course is an introduction to mathematical visualization with computer graphics. For example, students learn how to build, place, move and deform objects in 3 and 4 dimensional Euclidean and non-Euclidean spaces. Lessons on chaos, fractals, strange attractors, and other exotica illustrate the idea of a dynamical system which students will meet (or already have met) in their math, science, or engineering courses.
The course welcomes all motivated students whether they are total novices in graphics programming, experts in OpenGL, or something in between. There are no prerequisites beyond a lively interest in exploring mathematical ideas with real-time interactive computer animation. Required work is carefully tailored to the interest and experience of the individual student, and pitched just above what the student thinks he/she is capable of. Each student will complete a project whose proposed content and difficulty is negotiable.
Initially, programming novices will work with VPython (Google it) to get a feel for a graphics oriented computer language. They will then be exposed to other graphics languages (Java and C++) for comparison. Students will have the opportunity to learn LaTeX with graphics, if they wish. Intermediate programmers may advance through the syllabus at their own, accelerated pace. Expert programmers are encouraged to develop a substantial research plan early on. All students complete several minor and one major project. Grades are based, non-competitively, on the timely completion of the contracted semester project. Please see http://new.math.uiuc.edu/math198/.
Instructor: George Francis received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1967 and joined the UIUC faculty in 1968. His research papers are in low-dimensional topology, geometry, analysis, statistics, and control theory. In addition to courses in these fields, he has taught logic, mathematical biology, and catastrophe theory. Professor Francis' work on descriptive topology, The Topological Picturebook (1987), has been translated into Japanese and Russian, a paperback edition appeared in 2006. He is professor in the Campus Honors Faculty, and in the Beckman Institute, where he works in the CUBE/CAVE/CANVAS virtual environments of the Integrated Systems.
MATH 198 X1H: Complex Geometry, John D'Angelo
58115 | 12:00 - 12:50 pm | MWF | 152 HAB | 3 Hours
This elementary course will reveal mathematics as both an art and a science. We will work within the realm of the complex numbers to provide beautiful new perspectives on geometry. We will develop complex numbers from the start, discuss the geometry of the unit circle to simplify trigonometry and to understand Pythagorean triples, and we will see the Fibonacci numbers at work. We will discuss how and why complex numbers arise in geometry and physics by introducing complex line integrals and their applications.
Considerable emphasis will be placed on both oral and written exposition. I will often ask students to present solutions to the exercises posed. We will strive for elegance in our thought processes, calculations, and exposition. I hope to recruit a few students into the Mathematics Honors program. I have published a book based on two earlier versions of this course. This book will be available on-line as well. On occasion students will need to augment what is done in class by outside reading from easily accessible sources. The highlight of the semester will be the student presentations; each student will work on a project of his/her own choosing based on the ideas in the course, write a short paper, and give a 25 minute lecture to the class.
**This course satisfies the general education requirements for Quantitative Reasoning I.
Instructor: John P. D'Angelo is Professor of Mathematics at UIUC. He received his PhD in Mathematics from Princeton University and was a Moore Instructor at MIT before coming to UIUC. He was named a University Scholar at UIUC in 1986, won the Stefan Bergman Prize in 1999 for his research in complex analysis, and won the LAS Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at UIUC in 2005. He is currently a Kenneth D. Schmidt Professorial Scholar at UIUC. He has been named to the Incomplete List of Professors ranked excellent by their students more than twenty different times.
He has authored four mathematics books and sixty research papers. One of these books, published by the American Mathematical Society, grew directly from his teaching of Math 198. His primary research interests are in several complex variables and CR geometry. He enjoys the mathematics appearing in the financial and sports sections of newspapers and he plays the oriental game go (wei-qi, baduk). He views mathematics as both an art and a science and loves to convey both aspects to students. In recent years D'Angelo has been actively involved in teaching in the Mathematics Department Honors Program, and he is finishing another book, based on Math 428.
CHP 395 A: Biocomplexity, Bruce Fouke
31622 | 3:30 - 4:50 pm | TR | 3410 IGB (not CHP House as listed) | 3 Hours
A progressive new integration of the natural and life sciences, called Biocomplexity, is revolutionizing our understanding of how Life has evolved and survived on an ever-changing Earth. Microbes (Bacteria and Archaea) are the most long-standing, abundant, and diverse forms of life on our planet, and therefore are involved in virtually all Life-Earth interactions. As a result, the focus of this class will be on microbial ecology and evolution in the simultaneous contexts of: (1) modern and ancient earth system environmental processes; and (2) the ecology and evolution of plants, animals and microorganisms. Two primary biocomplexity themes will be explored during the semester, followed by an intensive field experience in Yellowstone where biocomplex interactions will be directly observed, quantified, and discussed. The first biocomplexity theme will be on the origin, ecology, and evolution of microbial life. The centerpiece for this theme will be feedback interactions amongst thermophilic (heat-loving) microbes, extreme water conditions, and rapid mineral precipitation in terrestrial and marine hot springs around the world. We will then look at the ancient fossil record of microbes on earth, which is directly linked to the search for extraterrestrial life other planets. The second biocomplexity theme will focus on the ecology of infectious disease and the relationship of microbial ecology and evolution to climatic change and human environmental impact. This second focus will be on case studies of the emergence of disease in marine coral reef ecosystems. Causal feedback relationships will be identified with respect to human activity, terrestrial disease, and global climate change on the ancient, present, and future earth. The course will be culminated with a four-day biocomplexity field experience in Yellowstone National Park, in which the geology and microbial ecology of Mammoth Hot Springs will be visited and investigated.
The course will be culminated with a four-day biocomplexity field experience in Yellowstone National Park, in which the geology and microbial ecology of Mammoth Hot Springs will be visited and investigated. This field aspect of the course is mandatory and will require an additional fee to cover the cost of the trip. The cost is partially subsidized by CHP and will be discussed in detail the first day of class. *** Restriction: Enrollment restricted to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.
Instructor: Bruce W. Fouke, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Geology (http://www.geology.illinois.edu/people/fouke/Sites/index.html) the Department of Microbiology (http://mcb.illinois.edu/faculty/profile/1186) and the Institute for Genomic Biology (http://www.igb.illinois.edu) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Professor Fouke studies complex interactions between planet Earth and the many forms of life that inhabit it. His ongoing work includes: (1) understanding and preventing coral disease in reefs of the Caribbean Sea and Indo-Pacific Ocean; (2) microbe-mineral interactions in hot springs at Yellowstone National Park and in Tuscany, Italy; (3) the last flow of water in Roman aqueducts and water works of the Baths of Caracalla and Pompeii; (4) late Cretaceous meteor cratering in the Yucatan of Mexico associated with the demise of the dinosaurs; and (5) composition and bioenergy consequences of the deep subsurface microbial biosphere in Illinois, Canada and Alaska. Professor Fouke received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York Stony Brook, and completed postdoctoral research appointments at the Free University of Amsterdam, the University of California Berkeley, and NASA Ames Research Center prior to arriving at Illinois. Professor Fouke's work has recently been highlighted in National Geographic Magazine as well as on National Public Radio. He currently serves on science panels at the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy and NASA.
CHP 395 B: Architecture as Gateway to Culture, James Warfield
31625 | 3:00 - 4:50 pm | TR | 1022 FLB | 3 Hours
This course is based upon a number of analytical exercises and seminar sessions that follow visits to selected quality works of architecture. It is grounded in the belief that, like theater or music or art, works of architecture are never fully understood until experienced firsthand. Space, movement, light, form, materials, craft, and structure, the major conceptual components of architecture, can best be discussed only after being experienced. Similarly, issues relating to cultural values and needs of the people who designed or built the work can more fully be understood as well.
This course, specifically planned for non-majors, will meet twice per week. The first class period each week will be conducted as a visit to a work of architecture on campus or in the Champaign-Urbana community selected 1) for its holistic quality as an architectural work, and 2) for its clarity in demonstrating an architectural principle, e.g., architect Jack Baker's Erlanger House as an excellent example of interior/exterior spatial concepts, or the Assembly Hall as an example of structural clarity. The second class each week will be held as a seminar. In addition to focusing upon quality local works, the class will take two field trips: one to Springfield, Illinois to see the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, and the second to Columbus, Indiana to view the works of other modern masters such as the Saarinens, Birkerts, Pelli, Roche, Pei, Barnes, Weese, Gwathmey, and many others. Each student will keep critical field notes at all sites visited and will prepare four analytical presentations.
Note: Due to the nature of this course, in that the times depend on field trips, this class will vary in length between 1.5 hours to 2.5 hours. For this reason, please ignore the time listed in Timetable for end times. The class will begin at 3:00 pm and end any time between later depending on the field trip during a particular session. ***You can not enroll, if you have previously taken Prof Warfield's ARCH 199.*** *** Restriction: Enrollment restricted to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.
Instructor: James P. Warfield, ACSA Distinguished Professor in Architecture, is an architect and educator who has taught at the UIUC School of Architecture since 1972. His built works include numerous schools, churches, multi-family residences, commercial offices and recreational facilities. He has taught design studios at every level of the undergraduate and graduate program. His research, which focuses upon vernacular architecture and design projects of international scope, has been conducted at sites around the world including Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, China, Malaysia, Nepal, Spain, Turkey, New Guinea, Tunisia, Mali, Tanzania, and Egypt.
CHP 395 C: You Can't Say That! (Or Can You?), Steve Helle
55838 | 2:00 - 3:20 pm | MW | 212 Honors House | 3 Hours
This class is all about speech — speech inside the classroom regarding speech occurring outside the classroom. The idea is to have a free-wheeling dialogue in class, a marketplace of ideas, about a subject of concern to every citizen in a democracy: what are the purpose, tradition, and meaning of, as well as the limits on, free speech? Too few people know and understand the value of free speech, much less are able or willing to defend it when under attack, as it often is and no doubt will be during the course of the semester. Free speech is exercised all around us, but too often it is taken for granted. Not that long ago, much of what we say today was punishable, and the First Amendment needs advocates who will keep us from returning to the Dark Ages of the mid-20th Century. By the end of this course, you will have a richer appreciation of the struggle for free speech and the ongoing debate, including recent controversies regarding violent videogames, hate speech, and the effects of pornography on women and men. You will have the intellectual tools to construct arguments regarding the scope and purpose of free speech, because that is what you will be doing in class. In addition to reading a variety of free speech cases, you will engage in two debates, present a prepared text as a speech, and prepare two speeches on free speech topics of your choosing. Topics have been as varied as the First Amendment rights of rappers, Internet neutrality, or whether body piercing constitutes protected speech. The class has appealed to students from all disciplines, from engineering to music to psychology, in large part because every discipline relies on speech and free speech issues abound, whether those in the discipline realize it or not. So if you have ever sent a text message or read a blog, this class is about you.
Instructor: Steven Helle has received the campus wide award for outstanding undergraduate teaching at the University of Illinois on three separate occasions. In 1998, he was named national Freedom Forum Journalism Teacher of the Year. The last time he taught this Honors course, students rated him 4.9 on a 5.0 scale on course evaluations, and he has been named by his students to the campus List of Outstanding Instructors all but three semesters since 1980. He also is former chair of the University of Illinois Teaching Advancement Board and of the university Committee for the Improvement of Undergraduate Education. Helle is former head of the Department of Journalism and he has published numerous articles on communications law in, among others, Duke Law Journal, Journalism Quarterly, Chicago Tribune, Villanova Law Review, University of Illinois Law Review, and Illinois Bar Journal. A former head of the Law Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Helle is also past chair of the Media Law Committee and the Human Rights Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. *** Restriction: Enrollment restricted to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.***You can not enroll, if you have previously taken Prof Helle's JOUR 199.***