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ABE 199 CHP: Water in the Global Environment, Prasanta K. Kalita

55376  |  4:00 - 5:20 pm |  TR  |  204 AESB  |  3 Hours


Water in the Global Environment" proposes to enhance students' understanding and appreciation of the impact water has globally, including various cultures around the world. Students will be encouraged to step outside their traditional thinking and become knowledgeable about how water availability and quality affect the day to day lives of people. Without water, or suitable water, cultural infrastructure is destined to fail. Water is arguably the most precious resource in the world, and the fact that it is non-renewable provides additional value that students will become well versed in. Water quality and its impact on global environment will be explicitly covered. Students develop in-depth analyses of case studies, which will examine the historical and current water-related issues and the solutions utilized to tackle the issues in various parts of the world (i.e., Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, South America, USA). This course's goal is to not only educate students on one of the most important and critical areas of concern in the world today, but to motivate them to use enhanced knowledge to make an impact both locally and globally.

***This class was petitioned for Gen ED credits and ACES, ENG, LAS, EDUC, BUS, FAA AND AHS (AHS changed on Jan 11, 16) have approved this for Physical Sciences AND Cultural Studies: Non-Western. ***

Instructor: Prasanta Kalita is a professor and division leader of the soil and water resources engineering program in Agricultural and Biological Engineering and an assistant dean of research in the College of ACES. His research focuses on hydrology, watershed quality, modeling erosion and sediment control, and he was recently honored at the 2013 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) International Meeting as an ASABE Fellow.


ANTH/GWS 262 1: Women's Bodies, Women's Lives, Alma Gottlieb

59593/59594  |  11:00 am – 12:20 pm  |  TR  |  212 Honors House  |  3 Hours


*Why isn't Miss America ever fat?

*Is menstruation everywhere viewed as a curse or handicap?

*Is childbirth seen universally as an illness to be medicated?

*Are mothers by definition heterosexual?

This course explores these and related questions, investigating how women around the world experience their bodies through the life cycle. We’ll inquire how not only social roles but also images, uses, and meanings of the bodies that all women inhabit are shaped in deep, though often invisible, ways by culture. We do this by comparing women's experiences of their bodies in the contemporary U.S. with those of women elsewhere around the world. Through readings, films, guest speakers, and hands-on research and fieldwork exercises, the course introduces you to the gendered experience of the body as explored through an anthropological perspective.

READINGS will include:

Karen Houppert, The Curse: Confronting the Last Unmentionable Taboo: Menstruation

Susan Bordo, Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body

Robbie Davis-Floyd and Carolyn Sargent, eds., Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge

Ellen Lewin, Lesbian Mothers

Jean Braithwaite, Fat: The Story of My Life with My Body

Ashley Mears, Pricing Beauty: The Making of a Fashion Model

***Campus has granted every section of this course with general education credits for the Social Sciences***

Instructor: Professor Gottlieb is a cultural anthropologist specializing in gender issues and African studies. The author or editor of eight books and dozens of articles, she has served as president of the Society for Humanistic Anthropology. She has conducted long-term fieldwork in Côte d’Ivoire among the Beng and her current project focuses on diasporic Cape Verdeans of Jewish heritage. In her research and writings, Professor Gottlieb has explored a range of gendered body experiences cross-culturally, including menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Her first book, Blood Magic: The Anthropology of Menstruation, was listed as one of the “Best Anthropology Books of the Year” by Choice for 1988 and later won the “Most Enduring Edited Collection” award from the Council for the Anthropology of Reproduction. She has also published two books on infancy and parenting: A World of Babies: Imagined Childcare Guides for Seven Societies, and The Afterlife Is Where We Come from: The Culture of Infancy in West Africa. A second memoir of their time in Côte d’Ivoire, Braided Worlds (co-authored with her husband, UIUC creative writing professor, Philip Graham), was published in 2015. On our campus, courses taught by Professor Gottlieb are often listed in the campus listing of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students--including for the CHP course, ANTH 262H. You can learn more about Prof. Gottlieb’s research, publications, and teachings here.


ARCH 199 CUL: Architecture as a Gateway to Culture, James Warfield

64923  |  3:30 - 4:50 pm  |  TR  |  ARCH 301  |  3 Hours


This course is intended as an open-ended seminar focusing upon the discipline of architecture as an entry point for the study of historic and contemporary culture. Architecture will be presented as a window through which to view the earliest civilizations, vernacular communities, the development of historic architectural theory, and 20th and 21st century urban architectural design. The seminar will look at culture in its broadest interpretation, containing components emphasizing worldwide vernacular, historic and contemporary design. Emphasis will be on built works, but will also be open to discussions on art, theater, literature, music, film, geography and anthropology.

Some classes will be based upon conventional methods of learning: readings, short lectures, slide presentations, films, and discussions with invited guests. These classes will look at architecture globally and offer broad views of cultures worldwide – from China to Mali, from Nepal to Peru, from Borneo to Mexico. Other classes will be based upon techniques of experiential learning: field trips to quality works of architecture located in Champaign-Urbana, Columbus, Indiana, Springfield, Illinois and rural communities in Central Illinois. These visits to architectural sites will emphasize that the understanding of architecture is grounded in the conviction that works of architecture are never fully understood until experienced firsthand. The field trips, conducted in a 15 passenger University van, will place special emphasis upon Midwestern architecture as a gateway for gaining insights into the essence of our own American culture. In addition to visits to architectural works such as Jack Baker’s Erlanger House and John Replinger’s Aronson House, the class will visit outstanding works of landscape architecture such as the Robert Allerton Estate and Urbana’s Meadowbrook Park. The class will also take two daylong field trips to study Frank Lloyd Wright’s Dana-Thomas House in Springfield, Illinois, and the works of modern masters such as the Saarinens, Birkerts, Pelli, Roche, Pei, Barnes, Weese, and others in Columbus, Indiana.

The “Architecture as a Gateway to Culture” seminar will place special emphasis upon the development of working definitions for "architecture" and "culture"; the search for concepts relating architecture to culture; an understanding of the process of "experiential learning" as well as an appreciation for "critical travel" and "wandering with purpose"; and an investigation of the relationship between architecture and culture as it pertains 1) to the rural culture of the Midwest, 2) to foreign cultures around the world, and 3) to the arts – architecture, music, theater, literature……The seminar, specifically planned for non-architecture majors, will meet twice per week. Each student will prepare and present to the class four analytical written projects. ***

***At this time, this course has not been petitioned for any General Education credit.***

Instructor: James P. Warfield, ACSA Distinguished Professor in Architecture Emeritus, 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. He writes "The Warfield Column" in the quarterly Chinese journal Heritage Architecture and is an Advisory Professor at Tongji University in Shanghai. His "Archives of Vernacular Architecture" (www.jameswarfield.us) are housed at Tongji University, as well.


ART 199 GDC: Experiments in Painting and Collage, Glen Davies

***TIME CHANGED AS OF MARCH 10, 2015***

31410  |  11:00 - 12:50pm  |  TR  |  ADB 330  |  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.

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 class was petitioned for Gen ED credits and ACES, ENG, LAS, EDUC, BUS, FAA and AHS (AHS has changed as of Jan 11, 2016) have approved this for Humanities and Arts: Literature and Arts.***

**Additional fee is required for this course.**

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 209 JGA: Rigidity and Flexibility in Japanese Arts/Culture, Jennifer Gunji-Ballsrud

54029  |  1:00 - 3:40 pm  |  W  |  Japan House  |  3 Hours


The types of arts introduced in this class are Chado: the Way of Tea, Kado: the Way of Flower, Shodo: the Way of Calligraphy, The Sodo: the Way of Kimono, Kado: the Way of Poetry, and Jindo: the Way of Human beings. As I have listed, many of the Japanese traditional arts have “do,” as their suffix. “Do” is translated as “Tao” in Chinese. In Japanese, it is translated into “the path” and connotes that it is an infinite, unlimited path, yet it is the constant goal of spiritual yearning and striving. Thus, it should be noted that traditional Japanese arts place the emphasis on spiritual attainment more so than technical attainment, and require actual practice or direct experience to gain insight. Therefore, in this class, students are not only required to read textbooks and other materials, but also have hands-on experiences with various time-honored Japanese arts. My hope is that students will learn the importance of rigid discipline and basic principles; and, thus, eventually, they will be able to apply those principles to their own specialized fields and life. There is a $50.00 materials fee for this course.

***Campus has granted every section of this course with general education credits for Non-Western***

**Additional fee is required for this course.**

Instructor: Jennifer Gunji-Ballsrud is an associate professor and the former program chair of graphic design program of the School of Art and Design. She participated in the graphic design program for 13 years. She was an art director and one of the originators of Ninth Letter Literary and Arts Journal and website which has been graced with design awards from the AIGA, SPD, UCDA, TDC and from the Red Dot International Design. Her design work has been published in Print magazine, How, Step Inside Design, 365: AIGA Design Annual, Creative Quarterly and many others. She has been studying the Urasenke Way of Tea since 1990 under various teachers. She has earned the Wakindate level as an intermediate student in the Urasenke Foundation. She has been teaching university courses for Japan House for the past 7 years. For the last 5 years, she has been the full-time Director of Japan House.

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, 45 th 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.


ASTR 122 H: Stars & Galaxies, Athol Kemball

39750  |  9:00 am - 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.

***Campus has granted every section of this course with general education credit for 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  |  6:00 - 8:50 pm  |  M  |  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.

The first six weeks of the course are devoted to conceptual material, company case studies and short lectures. The remainder of the course is devoted to sessions co-created by each student with guidance and feedback from Professor White. Students select a topic of interest from a menu, write a brief presentation prospectus, then develop and deliver a professional quality presentation.

Performance evaluation and grades in the course are based on participation, presentation and related paper, and final essay exam.

***This class was petitioned for Gen ED credits and ACES, ENG, LAS, EDUC, BUS, FAA have approved this for Social Sciences. AHS has not approved this for GEN ED credit (Jan 11, 2016).***

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.


CLCV 220 D/CWL 220 D: The Origins of Western Literature: Roman Comedy and its Influence, Ariana Traill

64843/64855  |  1:00 - 1:50 pm  |  MWF  |  212 Honors House  |  3 Hours


The comedies of Plautus and Terence (late 3rd–mid 2nd century, Rome) had a huge influence on Western literature. You may already know the stock devices and character types they perfected – the mistaken identity plot, long-separated twins, clever servants, the braggart soldiers. Their work has been translated, adapted and outright stolen by countless playwrights, from late antiquity to the twentieth century. We will read some of the most interesting and influential examples from Renaissance Italy, France and England (1450-1700 – an exciting period when classical literature was “rediscovered” and widely imitated). All readings are in English.

What did each playwright take from his models? What needed to be changed for a new audience? We’ll look at universals that translate across cultures (e.g., cynicism about marriage, silly language, tricksters and dupes) vs. aspects that change to reflect political necessities, social climate or religious beliefs. We’ll ask how these authors reinvented old material to express new ideas and to capture the spirit of their time and place.

This is a discussion-based class. I will give short formal presentations, but my primary role is to explain and demonstrate methodology, guide discussion, share my background and expertise, and guide you in pursuing your own interests, particularly in the papers. In most classes, you can expect to do short writing exercises, present and defend your ideas, respond to the ideas of other students, critique secondary readings and practice course skills. You should expect to talk in every class and volunteers will sometimes be sought to act out short scenes. I often use pairs and small groups for in-class discussions but all graded work is submitted individually.

***Campus has granted every section of this course with general education credits for Western and Literature & Arts***

Instructor: Ariana Traill, Associate Professor and Head, Department of the Classics, has taught at the University of Illinois since 2003. Her research interests include Greek and Roman comedy, women in antiquity, and the reception of ancient comedy. Her books include Women and the Comic Plot in Menander (Cambridge, 2008) and A Companion to Terence (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013, co-edited). Current projects include a commentary on Plautus' Cistellaria and an online commentary on Terence’s Adelphoe.


CWL 395 NB2: Neuroscience, What Literature and Film Can Teach Us, Nancy Blake

64894  |  9:30 - 10:50 am  |  TR  |  212 Honors House  |  3 Hours


Amnesia is “film noir's version of the common cold" (Lee Server, in Ava Gardner: "Love is Nothing". (2006)

A return to Freud’s disagreement with Jung, in particular his plea for a material based science as opposed to “occultism,” should convince us that there is a continuum, rather than a change of direction, between psychoanalysis and neuroscience. Since Freud insisted that psyche and soma are isomorphic, it follows that information processing can be studied fruitfully from both the perspective of psychoanalysis and of neuroscience. Neuroscience demonstrates that because of “brain plasticity” anything learned brings about an anatomical change in the brain. Finally the recent work on “mirror neurons” sets up a means of documenting the relationship between first-hand experience and spectatorship. The automated decision-making processes in the brain which are not yet fully understood, constitute what Freud and Lacan call the unconscious. In 1987, Stern conjectured that what has been called the Oedipal complex depends on the ability to construct a narrative, i.e. to integrate affect with words and images.

If, as has often been noted, literature and film has, from their beginnings been fascinated by the themes of memory and amnesia, dream and reality, the capacity to conceptualize the future based on the experience of the past, then film seems an ideal medium to explore some of the questions raised by the sciences of the mind today.

***This class was petitioned for Gen ED credits and ACES, ENG, LAS, EDUC, BUS, FAA and AHS (AHS changed as of Jan 11, 2016) have approved this for Humanities and the Arts: Literature and the Arts AND for Literature & Arts and Cultural Studies: Western. ***

Instructor: Nancy Blake is a professor of Comparative and World Literature, Cinema and Media Studies, Women and Gender Studies and an affiliate of the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory and the Campus Honors Program. She is also a trained psychoanalyst who taught in France before joining the University of Illinois. She has regularly been recognized on the ICES list for courses taught for the Honors Program and for her undergraduate and graduate courses.


ECON 102 CHP: Microeconomic Principles, Martin Perry

63021  |  8:00 - 9:20 am |  MW  |  326 David Kinley Hall  |  3 Hours


This course focuses on the fundamental concepts and analysis of microeconomics, including supply and demand, the price mechanism, costs and revenues, theories of the firm, market structures, factor and resource markets, market failure and the impact of government in promoting economic efficiency. The course examines economic decision-making by individuals and firms and encourages students to apply microeconomic tools to current economic policy problems and issues such as pollution, rent controls, farm subsidies and welfare policies.

Upon completion of the course, a student will:

  1. Have a strong foundation in the theory and concepts of microeconomics
  2. Make connections between real world and academic economics
  3. Understand the relationship between conceptual and pragmatic applications of economics to the economic behavior of the "representative" individual, product, firm, market, price, etc.
  4. Learn how to apply the tools of micro theory to policy problems and issues such as global warming, pollution, health care, and government subsidies.

***This has been granted for General Education credit for Social Sciences without a petition.***

++You will not receive additional CHP credit for this course (or ECON 103), if you have had CHP ECON 101. ++

Instructor: Martin Perry is Department Head and Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Perry specializes in the antitrust analysis of mergers and vertical restraints.

Before joining the University of Illinois in 2011, Dr. Perry served as Professor of Economics at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey since 1989. In addition, Dr. Perry held positions in research groups at Bell Telephone Laboratories and Bell Communications Research; has visited the Wharton School of Management at the University of Pennsylvania; and is a Research Affiliate at the Institute of Economic Analysis in Barcelona, Spain. During 2004, Dr. Perry served as the Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission. In that position, he worked on the investigation of the merger between Cingular Wireless and AWE Wireless.

Dr. Perry has published in the areas of vertical integration, resale price maintenance, exclusive dealing, monopolistic competition, oligopoly, and mergers. His current research projects include vertical foreclosure, aftermarket pricing, and applications of auction models to industrial organization.

Dr. Perry has consulted for federal and state agencies on mergers in various industrial product markets and the casino gaming market in Atlantic City. Dr. Perry has also consulted on private antitrust cases involving aftermarket pricing, exclusive dealing, price discrimination, and casino gaming.


ENGL 199: CH1 Literature, Heroism and National Identity, James Hansen

40419  |  2:00-3:20 pm  |  TR  |  212 Honors House  |  3 Hours


Over the last two decades we’ve been subjected to a great deal of heroic rhetoric, much of which has had a particularly partisan and political flavor. Of course, in the wake of global terrorism, we’ve witnessed nations that invoke bellicose rhetoric, but we’ve also seen a challenge, and, in many cases, foster this rhetoric. Why have heroes become political? Well, that’s precisely what we’ll aim to figure out in this course. The class will trace out the logic of Western cultural nationalism by assessing its need to establish heroic ideals that also serve as ideological apparatuses. Certain heroes, is seems, appear in the cultural imaginary at moments of crisis, and this course will explore what function these fictional heroes serve for a nation’s real populace. In order to do understand this type of ideological phenomenon, we will start off the course be by examining the profound differences between ancient “Epic-consciousness” style heroes like Odysseus and Aeneas and Modern “Serial-Fiction” superheroes. We will pay close attention to texts that question traditional models of heroism, texts that tend to think that heroism, like more vulgar forms of nationalism, never really holds up to careful scrutiny. Perhaps most importantly, we will also observe the ways that 20th century nationalism takes a very particular stance of the gender of heroism.

***At this time, this course has not been petitioned for any General Education credit.***

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.


GER 199 CHP/CWL 199 CHP (CANCELLED): Books Matter, Book Matters, Mara Wade

47621/31500  |  11:00 am-12:20 pm  |  MW  |  212 Honors House  |  3 Hours


This course focuses on a wide range of approaches to books and reading, from the physical exploration of books and their tangible reality to their digital expression. By interrogating the rich cultural and technological past of the Book, this course aims to explore how we arrived at where we are at today. Because we are preparing students for meaningful lives, some aspects of which we cannot predict, the goal of this course is to show the interconnectedness of discourse and knowledge. What better place to explore this than the book? Why do we care, why should we care about books?

The course is well suited to an engaged audience of students with curious minds. Our goal is to produce ideas, lots of them. We will accomplish this by engaging with stories from many times and many places that emphasize the human need to tell its story and by doing so to make sure that human existence matters. From the sublime and existential to the nitty gritty of getting ink under your fingernails this course combines a broad range of texts and activities that interrogate the book. The course differs from other campus offerings in that it includes texts from a number of historical and literary traditions read not only as literary texts, but also as expressions of the meaning of the Book. Concurrently, we explore the technologies of the book, the economic practices of books, and their dissemination, translation, digitization, and curation. Through broad reading, diverse excursions, lively debate, and written articulation, collectively we will explore the book–one of the hotly contested artifacts of our time.

***This class was petitioned for Gen ED credits and ENG, LAS, EDUC, BUS, FAA have approved this for Humanities and the Arts: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives AND for Literature and the Arts and Cultural Studies: Western. Approval for other Colleges is still pending at this time.***

Instructor: Professor Mara R. Wade is in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, where she teaches courses in English and German for undergraduates and graduates. Among the recent undergraduate courses in English that she has taught are: "The Holocaust in Context" and "History of German Cinema." She is a strong supporter of Study Abroad. She has taught at a number of institutions in the US and Germany since coming to the University of Illinois, including the Newberry Library, the University of Göttingen and The Music Conservatory of Hannover, Germany, and the Duke August Library, Wolfenböttel. She publishes on German and Scandinavian literature and culture of the early modern period, digital humanities, and gender studies. "She is the PI for the NEH funded project to create an aggregated virtual collection of Renaissance books Emblematica.

Online: http://emblematica.grainger.illinois.edu/. Her most recently edited volumes are: The Palatine Wedding 1613. Protestant Alliance and Court Festival in the series Wolfenbötteler Arbeiten zur Renaissanceofrschung, Vol. 29 (Wiesbaden Harrassowitz, 2014), Gender Matters. Discourses of Violence in Early Modern Literature and the Arts. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2014, and Emblem Digitization: Conducting Digital Research with Renaissance Texts and Images, published as a special issue of Early Modern Literary Studies, 20 (2012).http://extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/si-20/si-20toc.htm"


KIN 199 RM1: Exercise Psychology: Concepts, Methods and Applications, Robert Motl

64933  |  12:00 - 12:50 pm  |  MWF  |  BEV 393  |  3 Hours


Exercise psychology is a rapidly developing field of study. The growth of exercise psychology is witnessed by interest and research in social and health psychology as well as behavioral and preventive medicine. The growth is predicated on the staggering rates of mental illness in the United States and worldwide combined with the interplay among chronic conditions, aging, and disability. This class will address topics in exercise psychology including the epidemiology of physical activity and exercise participation, exercise and psychological consequences, and exercise adherence. This will be accomplished through lectures on concepts, class discussions on methods, and laboratory experiences on applications. The content of the course is relevant for all students, particularly those interested in the biopsychosocial scientific aspects of kinesiology, sports medicine, rehabilitation, and other fields or health and medicine.

***This course has not been petitioned for general education credit for this term.***

++Unlike the non-CHP sections for this course, an additional lab/discussion section is not needed. You need only enroll with this CRN.++

Instructor: Rob Motl is an Associate Professor in Kinesiology and Community Health who has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on exercise psychology for over a decade. Prof. Motl has received an award for excellence in undergraduate teaching, and has further mentored countless students in undergraduate research. Prof. Motl systematically developed a research agenda over the past decade that focuses on exercise and health psychology for adults across the lifespan and persons with neurological diseases, particularly multiple sclerosis.


KIN 340 SP1: Sociology & Psychology of Physical Activity, Steve Petruzzello

64961  |  1:00 -2:20  |  TR  |  245 AH [changed 8/27]  |  3 Hours


Social and Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity (KIN 340) is designed to acquaint you with how psychological and social processes and constraints influence human action in physical activity environments. The course will utilize both lecture and laboratory/discussion formats, with ample opportunity for interaction and discussion between professor and students and among yourselves. There may be occasional guest lectures. You, as the student, should feel free (and are strongly encouraged) to ask questions, take alternate viewpoints, present supportive arguments for statements, and generally make yourself a presence in the class. This cannot be emphasized enough. Keeping your insights and ideas to yourself will deprive us all of potentially illuminating, interesting, and useful information.

I believe in the following statement by Socrates: "I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think." From you I expect: (a) commitment to excellence, that is, I don’t want you to overlook other important aspects of your life, but I do expect you to do work, spend the time, and do the reading and writing (and thus, thinking) necessary to be successful in this course; (b) self-motivation; and (c) initiative and critical thought. If you leave my classroom and have acquired a stronger ability to think, I will have done my job.

***Campus has granted this course GEN ED credit of Advanced Composition.***

Instructor: Steven Petruzzello is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. He received his Ph.D. in Exercise Science, Psychology of Exercise and Sport from Arizona State University in 1991. He began his career at UIUC in 1991 and has served as the Associate Head for Graduate Studies, Department of Kinesiology & Community Health since 2011. He has also been a Research Scientist for the Illinois Fire Service Institute since 2005.

Professor Petruzzello's research focuses on determining the mechanisms underlying the effectiveness of exercise in improving affect/emotion. The second line of research examines the physiological and psychological aspects of firefighting.

Professor Petruzzello has been awarded the College of Applied Health Sciences Undergraduate Teaching Faculty Award, the Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and has consistently been named to the List Of Teachers Ranked As Excellent By Their Students.


LING 240 B: Language in Human History, Hans Hock

40360  |  12:30-1:50 pm  | TR  |  212 Honors House  |  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.

***Campus has granted every section of this course with general education credits for 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 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.

***This course has not been petitioned for general education credit for this term.***

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 199 CHP: Numbers, Bruce Reznick

47745  |  1:00-1:50 pm  |  MWF  |  145 Altgeld Hall  |  3 Hours


The natural numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ....... have fascinated humankind since the beginning of recorded history. Number Theory is the study of the profound and subtle relationships between these numbers. Number Theory is known as the "Queen of Mathematics," and is one of the most beautiful areas in all of mathematics. The subject is famous for elegant problems which are very simple to state (for example, how many prime numbers are there?) Some of these have easy solutions which have been known for thousands of years, while others have frustrated the attempts of the most brilliant thinkers for generations. Very recently, there have been very important practical applications of Number Theory (for example, in cryptography).

This course will provide a hands-on introduction to this subject. There will be short lectures to introduce important concepts, and students will spend much of class time actively engaged in mathematics (this includes experimenting, formulating hypotheses, and proving these hypotheses). Emphasis will be placed on thinking in a way which is simultaneously creative, clear, elegant, and logical.

This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in mathematics. There is no formal mathematical prerequisite. The main prerequisite is an intellectual interest in math and a willingness to engage new ideas. The course is not open to students who have taken a math class at the 300 level or above (with the exception of Math 415).

***At this time, this course has not been petitioned for any General Education credit.***

Instructor: Bruce Reznick received his degrees from Caltech (BS,1973) and Stanford (PhD,1976) and joined the UIUC faculty in 1979. He has written more than 60 research papers in number theory, combinatorics, algebraic geometry and other areas, and advised 10 PhD dissertations and more than 100 undergraduate research projects. He is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. In 2009, he received awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching from both the College of LAS and the UIUC campus.


RLST 170 A/ESE 170 A: Nature Religion, James Treat

59918/60143  |  10:00-11:50 pm  |  MWF  |  212 Honors House  |  3 Hours


This is an introductory survey of religious traditions that locate sacred realities in the natural world, and of ecological traditions that attribute spiritual significance to nature. Assigned readings are drawn from representative texts covering important perspectives in the relevant fields. Research projects allow each participant to supplement our collective effort by exploring an individual interest in greater detail. Students have the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of the relationship between religion and nature; to conduct focused research on a related topic, theme, or issue; and to develop critical skills for use in educational, professional, and personal settings. Course syllabus forthcoming at https://nr15f.wordpress.com

***This course has not been petitioned for general education credit for this term.***

Instructor: My research focuses on American Indian ways of knowing, especially in the wake of imperial modernity. On a more theoretical level, I am interested in the human ecology of indigenous societies as a religious critique of industrial civilization. I teach courses on indigenous religious and ecological traditions and on the place of nature in contemporary criticism. Earlier in my career, I studied the native encounter with Christianity in the contemporary period. More information available at https://jamestreat.wordpress.com


CHP 395 A: Biocomplexity, Bruce Fouke

31622  |  3:30 - 4:50 pm  |  TR  |  3410 IGB  |  3 Hours

Campus Honors Program Seminar course


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 (or other location), 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.

***This course has not been petitioned for general education credit for this term.***

Instructor: Bruce W. Fouke, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Geology (http://www.geology.uiuc.edu/~fouke/) the Department of Microbiology ( https://mcb.illinois.edu/faculty/profile/fouke/) and the Institute for Genomic Biology (http://www.igb.uiuc.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: War to End All Wars, Peter Fritzsche

31625  |  3:00 - 4:20 pm  |  MW  |  212 Honors House  |  3 Hours

Campus Honors Program Seminar course


On the occasion of the one-hundredth anniversary of World War I, this course will be examine the origins, brutality, and legacy of the war and its political, cultural, and scientific consequences in an interdisciplinary fashion. World War I changed the face of modern civilization by uprooting its certainties and augmenting its horrors. The course will explore this break in fundamental expectation in three ways, (1) by exploring the cultural and political impact of World War I on the twentieth century; (2) by investigating the experience of the war in the years 1914-1918, from its origins to its unforeseen but deadly escalation into the most catastrophic event known until then in modern history; and (3) by analyzing the cultural artifacts by which contemporaries made sense of the cataclysm.

The basic requirements of the course include class participation prompted by the readings, one paper (about 5-6pp) on the supplementary readings assigned in the beginning of the semester, several short oral reports, and a “capstone” research paper on a topic relating to World War I. Readings will include texts by historians and contemporary novelists and observers from Erich Maria Remarque to Paul Fussell and Pat Barker.

***This course has not been petitioned for general education credit for this term.***

Instructor: Peter Fritzsche has taught history at the University of Illinois for twenty-five years. He has received Guggenheim, Humboldt, and NEH fellowships, has written seven books in German and European history including Life and Death in the Third Reich, Germans into Nazis, Reading Berlin 1900, Nietzsche and the Death of God, and Stranded in the Present. Fritzsche has served as chair of the Department of History and has been recognized for his excellence in teaching, including regular inclusion on the “Incomplete List of Excellent Teachers.” He taught several courses for CHP in the late 1980s and early 1990s, including an ACDIS-sponsored course with Jeremiah Sullivan on the “United States as a Superpower” and a CHP course on the “Temptations of Fascism.” In more recent years, he has taught two versions of a course on the Holocaust (fall 2007 and fall 2010) and on World War I (spring 2013 and spring 2014). His pedagogy emphasizes the close analysis of key texts through discussion and debate and the creation of defensible interpretations of human behavior through writing and rewriting and an empatheitc understanding of narrative, documentary, and argumentative strategies. His ultimate aim is give students confidence in speaking about the world and ultimately in judging it.


CHP 395 C / CHP 396 C Gender Communication, Grace Giorgio

55838 / 40536 |  12:30 - 1:50 pm  |  TR  |  136 Armory  |  3 Hours

Campus Honors Program Seminar course


The summary is “This course investigates how gender is communicated. Language—our statements as well as our demeanors—both explains and defines us. It sends covert as well as overt messages about us and our culture. In a complicated and not generally symmetrical fashion, our gender and sexuality inform our language and our language informs our gender and sexuality. This course focuses on the ways in which we discuss and enact—the ways in which we verbally and physically speak—gender and sexuality. This course interrogates social and cultural notions of gender and sexuality and examines the way in which language serves to both reinforce and challenge these notions.

Course objectives:


· Develop a fundamental understanding of how gender and language interface in contemporary social contexts;
· Analyze and critique how gendered language shapes individual subjectivity in social, cultural, and political spheres;
· Increase skillfulness in analysis, theory, and praxis;
· Apply qualitative research methods to the study of gendered communication.

***CHP 396 (40536) is for those wanting adv comp GEN ED credit.***

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 fulltime for the University, developing and teaching courses in gender communication, public policy and sustainability the geography of culture. Dr. Giorgio began teaching for CHP in the fall of 2012, launching a course on place making, Communicating Public Policy: Our Cities/Ourselves (CMN 220). In 2013, Dr. Giorgio received the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Teaching Award. Dr. Giorgio also directs Oral and Written Communication (CMN 111/112) and manages her department’s teaching internship. 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.