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ABE 199 CHP: Water in a Global Environment, Prasanta Kalita, Ph.D.

55376  |  3:00 - 4:20 p.m.  |  TR  |  Online  |  3 Hours


“Water in a 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 course has been petitioned and approved by all colleges for general education credit for Physical Sciences and Non-Western.**

***This course is now full. Contact Anne Price at aeprice@illinois to be added to the waitlist.***

Instructor: Prasanta Kalita is a professor of the soil and water resources engineering program in Agricultural and Biological Engineering. His research focuses on water management and water quality, hydrology, erosion and sediment control, and global food security. Professor Kalita is an Elected Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and the Indian Society for Agricultural Engineers (ISAE).


ARCH 199 DAH: Daylighting, Architecture & Health, Mohamed Boubekri, Ph.D.

70257  |  11:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.  |  TR  |  Online  |  3 Hours


This is a lab/discussion type of course where students will learn about the basic principles of the use of natural light (daylighting) and how daylight impacts visual comfort and building occupants’ health and well-being. We will use the building occupants as the primary focus in this course in terms of success or failure of an architectural design solution. To do so, the course will be based on a series of lectures, round table discussions led by students focusing on dg strategies, and how daylight informs health and well- being of building users. Topics to be discussed are light and circadian rhythm, sleep disorders, vitamin D, and daylighting and human performance. Another portion of the course is lab-based in which students will design a small building (e.g. small office, small town library, etc.) with a sub-focus on daylighting computer and scale model simulation.

**This course is not beging petitioned for general education credit this term.**

Instructor: Mohamed Boubekri earned his Ph.D. in Architecture from Texas A&M University in 1990. His work focuses on sustainable architecture and the intersection of the built environment and human health. Through numerous publications (two recently published books), he explores the impact of the lack of daylight inside buildings on people’s health, behavior and overall well-being. More generally, his work also examines the relationship between architectural design, sustainable technologies and building energy/environmental performance.


ART 103 CHP: Painting and Collage Creations, Glen Davies, M.F.A.

65057  |  9:30 – 11:20 a.m.  |  TR  |  Online  |  3 Hours


This course is open to all, and requires no prerequisites. In this course we will learn how to create our own visual language as we explore color, composition, and content. Through the completion of four or five projects, we will investigate and explore the uses of paint and traditional art materials along with techniques that include collaged elements. Each of the studio assignments will address issues that broaden our knowledge of painting and the materials and techniques that are used to achieve this goal. Through the observation and examination of the world we live in, and the experimental use of paint and other materials in our assigned projects, we will educate our eyes and learn to make visual associations that yield content and encourage further investigation.

**This course has been approved by campus for the general education requirement for Humanities - Literature & the Arts.**

***This course is now full. Contact Anne Price at aeprice@illinois to be added to the waitlist.***

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 show painter, sideshow banner artist, professional muralist, curator, and educator. Visiting artist and lecture duties have taken Davies to numerous colleges, universities and museums. His works reside in many public and private collections including Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History, Krannert Art Museum, Georgia Museum of Art, American Academy of Pediatrics, and Roger Brown Study Collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As guest curator for the Krannert Art Museum, Davies helped organize Palace of Wonders: Sideshow Banners of the Circus and Carnival, Cosmic Consciousness: The Works of Robert Bannister, and Stranger in Paradise: The Works of Rev. Howard Finster.


***THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR FALL 2020. WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO OFFER THE COURSE IN SPRING 2021***

ARTD 209 JGA: Chado: The Way of Tea, Jennifer Gunji-Ballsrud, MFA.

54029  |  1:00 – 3:40 p.m  |  W  |  Japan House  |  3 Hours


The main focus of this course is the exploration of how the Way of Tea can be applied to each different discipline as well as to one’s everyday life. Through the study of the Way of Tea and the Zen worldview, it is hoped that students will acquire a better understanding of Japanese culture and also come to see their own culture in a new light. In this course, the study of Zen aesthetics and philosophy, as well as special rituals and equipment for serving a bowl of tea will be introduced. Serving a bowl of tea is an ordinary act, yet in the tea ceremony this very ordinary act has been elevated into an extraordinary art form. When one wishes to serve a bowl of tea in the sincerest and the most pleasant manner, one has to pay detailed attention to each movement, and the recipient is to enjoy a bowl of tea not only with the palate but also with all other senses. Thus, both host and guest can enrich life through a bowl of tea. Through this course experience, it is hoped that students realize that any simple and ordinary act can be extraordinary and can contribute to their success in all human endeavors. One of the most important objectives of this course is to learn what it means to be a fine human being.

*An additional materials fee of $50.00 is required for this course.*

**This course has been approved by campus for the general education requirement for Cultural Studies: Non-Western.**

Instructor: Jennifer Gunji-Ballsrud is an associate professor and the Director of Japan House for 9 years. She participated in the graphic design program for 13 years. 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 and has been teaching university courses for Japan House for the past 20 years. She was awarded the College of Fine & Applied Arts Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2004 and also was awarded the Broadrick-Allen Award for Excellence in Honors Teaching in 2017, an award presented annually by the Campus Honors Program.


ASTR 330 CHP: Extraterrestrial Life, Leslie Looney, Ph.D.

73938  |  8:30 - 9:50 p.m.  |  TR  |  Online  |  3 Hours


More than half of all Americans believe in aliens, but what do we really know about ET life? In the last 15 years we have gone from knowledge of only 8 planets around only our Sun to nearly 4000 planets around many suns. In the near future, NASA will have missions that may find signs of life on Titan, under the oceans of Europa, evidence of life on Mars, or even imaging of Earth-like planets around nearby stars. In this course, we will examine the current status of one of the ultimate questions ("Are we alone?"), and perhaps raise some new ones. We are searching for signals from ET today, but if we do detect a signal what do we do? Why do "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence?" What are the problems with interstellar travel? The class will dive into many fields ranging from cosmology to anthropology with a little science fiction thrown in for fun and speculation.

**This course is not being petitioned for general education credit this term.**

***This course is now full. Contact Anne Price at aeprice@illinois to be added to the waitlist.***

Instructor: Leslie Looney is a professor of Astronomy. With an undergraduate in Electrical Engineering and Physics, he has worked as a system engineer at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for the Space Shuttle's digital processing system (i.e., computers, interfaces, and software)-- launching shuttles. Afterwards in 1998, he obtained a Ph.D. in astrophysics. Leslie's main research topic is the early stages of star formation. In particular, he studies the circumstellar disk surrounding young protostars; these disks are thought to be the natal environment of planets. He's discovered many new worlds and new stars. As protostars form in dense clouds of gas and dust, Leslie uses some of the world's most sensitive telescopes operating from infrared to millimeter wavelengths.


CHP 395B: Climate Change, Law and Health, Warren Lavey, J.D.

31625  |  10:30 – 11:50 a.m.  |  TR  |  180 Bevier Hall  |  3 Hours


This course addresses the greatest challenge facing all life around the globe. The focus is on the impacts of climate change, mitigation efforts, and adaptation actions. We will highlight human health threats, and study the design and effectiveness of related policies, laws, regulations, plans, and programs. Climate change is causing substantial damages to multiple interconnected systems, including the environment, ecosystems, geological features, economies, societies, physical infrastructure, and human health. The adverse impacts on human health encompass mortality in extreme weather events, food and water scarcity, as well as increases in respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, infectious, and mental illnesses. Students will use the perspectives of law and health to analyze the policy responses to climate change by international, national, and local governments as well as private entities. With over 60 years of combined experiences in practicing law, public policy and medicine, the instructors will tackle a wide range of multi-disciplinary case studies to train students in this critical field. Students will develop knowledge, analytical skills, and advocacy experiences which are necessary in healthcare and law as well as diverse professions and policy fields.

**This course is not being petitioned for general education credit this term.**

***This course is a senior capstone course that is restricted for incoming freshmen***

Instructor: Warren Lavey teaches environmental law, policy and public health.  He served in the federal government, was a partner in a global law firm, and works with government agencies and nonprofit organizations on environmental projects.


CHP 395C: The 2020 Presidential Election, Peter Fritzsche, Ph.D.

55838  |  12:30 – 1:50 p.m.  |  MW  |  Online  |  3 Hours


The course will explore the 2020 election in real time.  It will be composed by three segments.  The first is an analysis of the 2016 presidential election including an assessment of the reasons offered for Trump’s victory; the second, a broader investigation into the political phenomenon of populism going back to the turn of the twentieth century; and a third, an on-going analysis of the 2020 campaign and the results.  The first and second segments will revolve around a series of books including J.D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy:  A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis; Caitriona Perry, In America: Tales from Trump Country; Alan Brinkley, Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression; and Katherine J. Cramer, The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker which students will read, analyze, and on which they will write two critical essays.  The final segment will be an analysis of the structural elements of the campaign as its proceeds and then of the results of the November 2020 election in which students, once the results are in, will research one set of factors to explain the outcome in a modest but focused research project designed with the guidance of the instructor.  

**This course has been petitioned and approved by all colleges for Social & Behavioral Sciences general education credit**

***This course is now full. Contact Anne Price at aeprice@illinois to be added to the waitlist.***

****This course is a senior capstone course that is restricted for incoming freshmen****

Instructor: Peter Fritzsche has taught History at the University of Illinois for nearly thirty 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, and, most recently, An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler. 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 honors courses on the Holocaust (fall 2007 and fall 2010) and on World War I (spring 2013, spring 2014, and fall 2015) as well as the wars in Iraq (fall 2016). 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 empathetic 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 396C: Gender Communication, Grace Giorgio, Ph.D.

40536  |  2:00 - 3:20 p.m.  |  TR  |  Online  |  3 Hours


This course investigates how gender and sexuality are 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 and political 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.

**This course has been petitioned and approved by all colleges for general education credit for Social Sciences and Advanced Comp.**

***This course is now full. Contact Anne Price at aeprice@illinois to be added to the waitlist.***

****This course is a senior capstone course that is restricted for incoming freshmen****

Instructor: Grace Giorgio has been teaching in the Department of Communication since she arrived on campus as a graduate student in 1995. In 2001, she began teaching fulltime for the University, developing and teaching courses in popular media, gender communication, public policy and sustainability, and the geography of culture. Dr. Giorgio began teaching for Campus Honors in the fall of 2012, launching a course on place making, Communicating Public Policy: Our Cities/Ourselves (CMN 220). She also taught Gender Communication for CHP in the fall of 2015 and 2019. In 2013, Dr. Giorgio received the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Teaching Award. In the fall of 2015, she received two Provost Office grants to develop and launch Writing Fundamentals, an online, interactive grammar program for Illinois writing courses. In concert with Engineering faculty, Dr. Giorgio received a Strategic Innovations Instructional Program grant to support Engineering students with public speaking. Her research interests include an experimental use of qualitative research methods to investigate the intersection of self, culture, and the public sphere.


CLCV 222: Intro to Greek and Roman Theater, Ariana Traill, Ph.D.

63191   |  1:00 - 1:50 PM  |  MWF  |  Online  |  3 Hours


What are we reading? If you know the story of Medea, who punished her cheating husband Jason by murdering their children, you know what ancient theater is all about: oversize emotions, terrible actions, bitter consequences. It’s about people being pushed to their limits and disasters unfolding with a kind of horrible inevitability, while ordinary people, known as “the chorus,” look on in shock. If you find intense human conflict fascinating, ancient drama is where it all started. That these ancient plays still have the power to speak to us is evident from their ongoing re-stagings and adaptations. We will be looking at excerpts from Antigone in Ferguson, The Dionysus Project, Chi Raq and other modern reinventions of these drama.  Many kinds of drama developed from tragedy – political satire, then romantic dramas, then situation comedies, with stock types like braggart soldiers and lovelorn teenagers, later historical plays, Roman tragedy, and the wide range of farce, improv theater and burlesque that flourished alongside loftier forms of drama. This class surveys it all. Approaches to Ancient Theater As is fitting for an honors class, we will engage with the primary readings in detail and from multiple perspectives We will examine play texts as reflections of the politics, social climate and religious beliefs of the societies that produced them, but also as living documents that can be repurposed to new social political contexts, with new meanings. You will learn about the life and work of the playwrights we know about, as well as conventions governing the different kinds of theater of their day and a range of critical approaches to ancient drama, from antiquity through the present. Ancient drama, high or low, was always intended to be appreciated in performance, not just from reading. This class incorporates numerous productions as well as evidence from ancient material culture for performance conditions, audience and impact.

**This class has been approved by campus for the general education criteria for Literature and the Arts/Western Comparative Culture(s) and Advanced Composition**

***This course is now full. Contact Anne Price at aeprice@illinois to be added to the waitlist.***

Instructor: Ariana Traill (B.A. University of Toronto 1991, Ph.D. Harvard 1997) is Associate Professor and Lynn M Martin Professorial Scholar in the Department of the Classics. She is also affiliated with Theater Studies. Her research interests include Greek and Roman comedy, women in antiquity, and the reception of ancient comedy. She is the author of Women and the Comic Plot in Menander (Cambridge, 2008) and co-editor of A Companion to Terence (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013, with Antony Augoustakis). Current book projects include a commentary and edited volume on Plautus'  Cistellaria, and a translation of Menander's Periceiromene. She has had the richly rewarding experience of teaching classes for CHP since 2005.


CPSC 199 CHP:Agriculture and the Environment, George Czapar, Ph.D.

15375  |  3:30 – 4:50 p.m.  |  MW  |  |W121 Turner  |  3 Hours


This course will examine the effects of current agricultural practices on the environment. Discussion topics include pesticides, fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, water quality, water supply, organic production, food safety, and international agriculture. This course will be a combination of lecture and student-led discussions of assigned readings. Regardless of their career paths, CHP students will likely be required to interpret and explain research results to their peers and the general public. One goal of the class is that students will be able to critically evaluate research articles and refine their opinions concerning environmental issues. Emphasis will also be placed on effective communication of technical information and enhancing presentation skills.

**This course has been petitioned and approved by all colleges for general education credits for Natural Sciences & Technology: Life Sciences**

***This course is now full. Contact Anne Price at aeprice@illinois to be added to the waitlist.***

Instructor: George Czapar is a former Associate Dean and Director of University of Illinois Extension and an Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Crop Sciences. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in agronomy from the University of Illinois, and his Ph.D. in agronomy from Iowa State University. His research and extension programs focused on interdisciplinary projects that address the environmental impacts of agriculture, especially related to water quality. He was the leader of a Strategic Research Initiative in water quality for the Illinois Council on Food and Agricultural Research (C-FAR) and he helped establish the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices (C-BMP). He previously was the Director of the Center for Watershed Science, Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute and Water Quality Coordinator for University of Illinois Extension. Czapar is Associate Professor Emeritus in the Campus Honors Program and has been named to the "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students" numerous times. He also received the Campus Award for Excellence in Public Engagement and the College of ACES Award for Excellence in Teaching and Outreach.


ECON 102 CHP: Microeconomic Principles, Martin Perry, Ph.D.

63021  |  11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.  |  TR  |  Online  |  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: • Have a strong foundation in the theory and concepts of microeconomics • Make connections between real world and academic economics • Understand the relationship between conceptual and pragmatic applications of economics to the economic behavior of the "representative" individual, product, firm, market, price, etc. • Learn how to apply the tools of microtheory to policy problems and issues such as global warming, pollution, health care, and government subsidies.

**This course has been approved by campus for the general education requirement for Social Sciences**

***This course is now full. Contact Anne Price at aeprice@illinois to be added to the waitlist.***

Instructor: Martin Perry is the Department Head and Professor of Economics. 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 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 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 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 109 CHP: Introduction to Fiction: Weird Bodies, Weird Spaces and Times, Shawn Gilmore, Ph.D.

73931  |  10:00 a.m. – 10:50 p.m.  |  MWF  |  Online  |  3 Hours


This course will introduce you to a range of 20th-and 21st-century fictions that explore the roles that bodies, spaces, and times (temporalities) and our thinking about them play. You are already expert readers and viewers of fiction, but this course will hopefully expose you to new works and authors, hone and connect your reading skills, develop your interpretive and analytic skills, and strengthen your writing so you will be better able to express these skills. We will explore what comprises the category “fiction,” the themes of “weird” bodies and spaces, and times, how we define genres, types, and styles of fiction across prose, comics, and film, and what elements matter to our traditional formulations of fiction. Hopefully, you will leave this course with a set of interpretive strategies to help you engage more meaningfully with the texts you encounter, as well as a better understanding of the possibilities of fiction and a greater confidence in your ability to express those meanings through your own analysis and criticism. As this is an Advanced Composition course, you should expect to generate a substantial amount of writing over the course of the semester, some in-class, but primarily as homework.

**This course has been approved by campus for the general education requirement for Advanced Composition**

Instructor: Shawn Gilmore is a Senior Lecturer in the English Department, where he regularly teaches courses in literary studies, comic studies, and composition. He primarily researches and writes on comics and graphic narratives, media franchises, and prose fiction and incorporates elements of that work in his courses. Some of his recent work has focused on the intersection of high and low art in comics, the history and development of long-form graphic narratives, experimental prose fiction, and explorations of determinism in recent television series. He was awarded the Department of English’s Award for Outstanding Teaching for Instructional Staff in 2014, has been a finalist for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Award for Excellent in Undergraduate Teaching, and regularly appears on the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students.


FAA 110 C: Exploring Arts and Creativity, J. W. Morrissette, MFA, MA, Bradley Mehrtens, M.S.

63087   |  1:30 – 2:50 p.m.  |  R  |  131 Animal Science Lab  |  3 Hours


High and street art, tradition and experimentation, the familiar and unfamiliar, international and American creativity provide this course's foundation. Students will attend performances and exhibitions, interact with artists, and examine core issues associated with the creative process in our increasingly complex global society. Faculty from the arts, sciences, humanities, and other domains will lead students through visual arts, music, dance, and theatre experiences at Krannert Center and Krannert Art Museum to spark investigation and dialogue. The class meets twice per week: once a week for discussions, and a second time to attend performances and/or exhibitions at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and/or Krannert Art Museum. Event dates will vary. Admission to all events will be provided without charge to students enrolled in the course.

**This course has been approved by campus for the general education requirement for Literature and the Arts.**

***This course is now full. Contact Anne Price at aeprice@illinois to be added to the waitlist.***

Instructor: Bradley Mehrtens is an Instructor and Advisor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. He earned his bachelor’s in biology from Truman State University, and his master’s in microbiology from Illinois. His research interests include educational pedagogy, course design, and assessment. His advising interests include transitions for freshmen and transfer students, preparing for professional or graduate programs, understanding the undergraduate research experience, and acknowledging and addressing academic or personal issues. As for hobbies, he enjoys acting, theatre, movies, music, and sports.

Instructor: J.W. Morrissette is the Associate Head of the Department of Theatre at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He has served in the Department of Theatre for 24 years. He has served as chair of the BFA Theatre Studies Program, the Assistant Head for Academic Programs as well as the assistant program coordinator for INNER VOICES Social Issues Theatre. He completed his BFA in Acting at Otterbein College in Westerville, OH and both his MFA in Acting and MA in Theatre History at the University of Illinois. While attending Otterbein, he worked for Stuart Howard and Associates Casting in New York interning as a casting assistant for many Broadway productions and television commercials. J.W. has taught and directed for the past 22 years with the summer Theatre Department at Interlochen Center for the Arts. For the University of Illinois his classes include Acting, Directing, Introduction to Theatre Arts, and Broadway Musicals. He has been integral in developing components for the online course offerings in the department as well as supervising all senior Theatre Studies Thesis Projects.  He has spent several summers acting with the Utah Shakespeare Festival and the Interlochen Shakespeare Festival and directs professionally when time allows. He has received the Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award at the University of Illinois.


FSHN 199: Nutrition and Health, Hannah Holscher, Ph.D., R.D.

54313   |  12:30 – 1:50 p.m.  |  TR  |  Online  |  3 Hours


The Nutrition and Health course is designed to provide an overview of how foods influence health and disease. Students will develop broad knowledge in nutrition and the application of this knowledge to promote health across the lifespan. The overarching objectives of the course are to provide students with opportunities to 1) discuss foundational knowledge in nutrition and 2) develop and refine skills that are necessary to critically evaluate nutrition and health claims. Class sessions will include a combination of lecture and problem based learning group activities that allow students to apply information to real life examples. Course projects will provide students with opportunities to evaluate their diet, develop a critical and reflective orientation toward cultural differences and how they influence health, and immerse themselves in the challenges of living with the chronic disease by reading a memoir of someone experiencing it. Lastly, they will be able to explore and evaluate research studies that serve as the basis of our nutritional recommendation for the treatment or prevention of a selected disease and create a unique project to summarize and share their findings with the class.

**This course has been petitioned and approved by all colleges for general education credit for Life Sciences & Technology.**

***This course is now full. Contact Anne Price at aeprice@illinois to be added to the waitlist.***

Instructor: Dr. Holscher is an Assistant Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Her research laboratory studies the connections between diet, the gut microbiota, and health. Her work informs dietary recommendations to improve health and well-being. Prof. Holscher received the New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research in 2017. She also received the Outstanding Faculty Award from the Division of Nutritional Sciences at UIUC in 2017 and the Outstanding Educator Award from the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at UIUC in 2018.


KIN 340 SP1: Sociology & Psychology of Physical Activity, Steven Petruzzello, Ph.D.

64961   |  1:00 – 2:20 p.m.  |  TR  |  Online  |  3 Hours


Social and Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity 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.

**This course has been approved by campus for the general education requirement for Advanced Composition.**

***This course is now full. Contact Anne Price at aeprice@illinois to be added to the waitlist.***

Instructor: Steven Petruzzello is a 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.”


LER 199 IR: Immigration & Race: Evolution of Legal Equality, Michael LeRoy, Ph.D.

70463  |  3:30 – 5:50 p.m.  |  T  |  Online  |  3 Hours


Throughout U.S. history, whites have erected legal barriers to racial equality in the workplace. This course examines public policies, drawn from the U.S. Constitution, laws, court rulings, executive orders and related policy directives that have led to inequality in work. Our weekly readings will examine these topics: 1. Constitutional debates, admission of free and slave states, and related court rulings that maintained and enhanced slavery as well as inferior legal status for free blacks. 2. Public policy debates over “compassionate” repatriation of blacks to Liberia, and the presumption that whites and blacks are inherently incapable of working side-by- side. 3. Court rulings declaring that slaves and peons are property or of such inferior legal status as to deny those individuals basic human rights of liberty and equality; and protests, revolts, and other organized resistance by slaves and people of color. 4. Radical Republicans, Reconstruction, and the Fourteenth Amendment Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses. 5. The rise of the Ku Klux Klan, white terrorism, quasi-slavery, and sharecropping; and passage of the Ku Klux Klan Act. 6. Chinese immigration and “Yellow Fever”; and the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. 7. Legal dismantling of the Ku Klux Klan Act and emergence of Jim Crow. 8. Japanese and pan-Asian immigration restrictions; the National Origins Formula. 9. Labor unions and the reborn KKK: The segregated workplace. 10. The Two Faces of FDR: Japanese Internment and Executive Order 8802 (ordering integration of U.S. industrial plants). 11. Legislating racial equality in the workplace, 1964-2016: Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. 12. White Supremacy and Nativism in the Age of Trump.

**This course has been petitioned and approved by all colleges for Non-Western and for U.S. Minority Cultures(Choose one).**

***This course is now full. Contact Anne Price at aeprice@illinois to be added to the waitlist.***

Instructor: Michael LeRoy has published extensively on antitrust in professional sports, immigration, race, and employment policy (in particular, the “gig economy”), strikes and lockouts, voluntary and mandatory arbitration, employee involvement teams, and labor law implications stemming from national emergencies. Professor LeRoy has testified before the full U.S. Senate Committee on labor and human resources; consulted at the request of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in connection with the Taft-Hartley labor dispute involving Pacific Maritime Association and International Longshore and Warehouse Union; and served as an advisor to the President’s Commission on the United States Postal Service.


LING 199 RB: English Across Cultures, Rakesh Bhatt, Ph.D.

22037  |  2:00 - 3:20 p.m.  |  MW  |  217 Noyes Lab  |  3 Hours


The specific goal of this course is to invite students to appreciate (English) linguistic diversity: how this diversity comes about, its social and cultural production; what social functions do diverse linguistic forms enable; and to what extent do innovations in English language use reflect linguistic and literary creativity and expressions of solidarity and identity. This course is organized as a seminar, where readings of texts and audio-video clips will be used as starting points for discussions and interpretations of various issues introduced through the course of the semester. Furthermore, some classic works will be selected and each student will have the opportunity to pick one of them, deeply analyze it, and present the analysis to the class. The class then discusses and critiques the information presented. Finally, students will be required to write 4 response papers, one for each section (II-V), that together will highlight the value of cross-cultural study of language (English) in the understanding of the total range of human experience.

**This course has been petitioned and approved by all colleges for general education credits for Humanities & Arts: Literature and the Arts and Cultural Studies: Western Cultures and Non-Western Cultures (choose one).**

***This course is now full. Contact Anne Price at aeprice@illinois to be added to the waitlist.***

Instructor: Rakesh M. Bhatt is a Professor of Linguistics specializing in sociolinguistics of language contact, in particular, issues of migration, minorities and multilingualism, code-switching, language ideology, and world Englishes. The empirical focus of his work has been on South Asian languages; particularly, Kashmiri, Hindi, and Indian English. His study, Verb Movement and the Syntax of Kashmiri (1999, Kluwer Academic Press), was published in the series, Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. He has also co-authored another book, World Englishes (2008, Cambridge University Press). He is the author of essays in the Journal of Sociolinguistics, Annual Review of Anthropology, International Journal of the Sociology of Language, International Journal of Applied Linguistics, Lingua, World Englishes, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Second Language Research, English Language and Linguistics and other venues. He is working on a book-length manuscript, under contract with Cambridge University Press, on the sociolinguistic patterns of subordination of Kashmiri language in Diaspora.


Math 199 CHP: Mathematics in Sports, Games, and Gambling, A. J. Hildebrand, Ph.D.

47745  |  4:00 – 5:20 p.m.  |  TR  |  Online  |  3 Hours


This course explores some of the mathematical and analytical approaches to sports and related fields made popular in books such as Moneyball and Freakonomics and the FiveThirtyEight website. Topics will be chosen based on interests and background of the audience. Past editions of the course (offered under the title "Probability and the Real World") have touched on topics ranging from ranking sports teams and predicting game outcomes, home advantage and referee bias in sports, to topics in game theory, the mathematics of poker, and optimal strategies in gambling and investment. The course has no formal prerequisites; the necessary mathematical and statistical background will be developed in the course as needed. Grading will be based on participation, written assignments, and student projects.

**This course has been petitioned and approved by all colleges for general education credit for Quantitative Reasoning I.**

***This course is now full. Contact Anne Price at aeprice@illinois to be added to the waitlist.***

Instructor: A. J. Hildebrand is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of Illinois. His research interests are in the areas of number theory, probability, combinatorics, and analysis. In his more than three decades at Illinois, Dr. Hildebrand has taught at all levels on subjects ranging from calculus to probability, actuarial statistics, number theory, and mathematical writing. In 2011, he received the Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Outside the classroom, he is involved in running the math contest program at Illinois, mentoring students in undergraduate research, and directing a summer undergraduate research program in mathematics.


PHIL 103: Logic & Reasoning, Jonathan Livengood, Ph.D.

71951  |  11:00 – 11:50 a.m  |  MWF  |  213 Gregory Hall  |  3 Hours


In this course, we will be concerned with understanding the goodness (or badness) of various kinds of argument. The course will be divided into four units: Zeroth-Order (Sentential) Logic, First-Order (Predicate) Logic, Set Theory and Probability Theory, and Causal and Statistical Reasoning. By the end of the course, students should be able to distinguish valid and invalid deductive arguments, construct truth tables for well-formed formulas in propositional logic, construct simple proofs in a natural deduction framework, apply Bayes’ Theorem to simple probability problems, distinguish between conditioning and intervening, and much more!

**This course has been approved by campus for the general education requirement for Historical & Philosophical Perspectives and Quantitative Reasoning II.**

***This course is now full. Contact Anne Price at aeprice@illinois to be added to the waitlist.***

Instructor: Jonathan Livengood is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His research is motivated by his interest in scientific method -- an interest he’s had since reading C.S. Peirce's Illustrations of the Logic of Science as an undergraduate. For those who want to read the Illustrations as they originally appeared, Google Books has you covered: The Fixation of Belief, How to Make Our Ideas Clear, The Doctrine of Chances, The Probability of Induction, The Order of Nature, and Deduction, Induction, and Hypothesis. Currently, Professor Livengood is working on several problems under the umbrella of causal reasoning. Some of his research concerns the psychology and semantics of causal reasoning, the normative questions about causal inference from data, and the role and legitimacy of causal reasoning in science.


SOCW 245: Doing Good for Society through the Non-Profit Sector, Ben Lough, Ph.D.

73423  |  9:00 – 10:15 a.m.  |  TR  |  Online  |  3 Hours


Do you want to change the world? Are you passionate about addressing homelessness, sexual violence, or environmental problems? Do you volunteer or make donations to charities? Want to create new solutions to social problems? Much of this happens in the nonprofit sector, yet most people know little about it. The nonprofit sector, also called the non-governmental or voluntary sector, employs around 10% of the US workforce and covers nearly 9% of all wages and salaries in the US economy. Nonprofit organizations meet needs not covered by business or government, provide many important resources that help people in need, and greatly enrich our lives through the arts. This course provides a general overview of the benefits and challenges of this critical sector.

**This course has been approved by campus for the general education credit for Social Sciences.**

Instructor: Professor Lough earned his BS in Sociology, his MSW from Brigham Young University, and his PhD from the Brown School at Washington University. Dr. Lough has extensive international research and practice experience, having worked as a Senior Researcher and Resident Consultant to the United Nations in Germany, a Foreign Expert in the People’s Republic of China, an independent consultant to the Department of Human and Social Services of American Samoa, and program evaluator for the Foundation for International and Community Assistance in Armenia and the Republic of Georgia.  In addition to considerable research and teaching experience, Dr. Lough also worked as a clinical social worker.


***PLEASE NOTE: Courses petitioned for General Education credit by Campus Honors Program will appear on student records around the middle of term. This will not appear at the time of registration.***

+++ Please note that campus policy restricts students from using more than 12 credits of "199" courses towards your credits for graduation. CHP allows the use of all of this type of courses towards our program requirements. You are not restricted from taking as many "199" courses as you would like just beware of this graduation credit limit.+++