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ANTH 224 H: Tourist Cities and Cites, Helaine Silverman

46124  |  3:00 - 3:50 p.m.  |  MWF  |  212 Honors  |  3 Hours


This course explores the history and current practices of tourism around the world. Tourism is presented as a cultural phenomenon involving complex personal, local-national, and national-international relationships as some one billion people are brought into contact with each other annually. The academic study of tourism is necessarily a multi and interdisciplinary field, drawing on perspectives from anthropology (ethnographic perspectives on tourists and their willing or reluctant hosts, from ordinary people to the nation-state), architecture, business, communication, landscape architecture, art, advertising, geography, history, cultural studies, cultural theory, popular culture, and literature, among others. In this course students will hone their critical and imaginative powers of observation and skills of analysis through in-class discussion, written assignments, and creative presentations.

The course is divided into two parts.

Part 1 (before spring break): academic perspectives.
Part 2 (after spring break): application of concepts to films in which tourism drives the action.

All readings are on moodle except the three fabulous books we discuss in class and which are the basis of your book reviews.

***Campus has granted every section of this course with General Education credit for Social Sciences.***

+ Section is now full (as of Oct 31); please contact CHP staff to be added to a waitlist.+

Instructor: Dr. Helaine Silverman (Department of Anthropology) is an archaeologist who conducted many years of fieldwork in Peru. Her current research addresses the fascination ancient civilizations hold for the general public, and the role archaeology plays in countries with monumental pasts in terms of national identity and tourism. She has appeared on the "Incomplete List of Excellent Teachers" many times, including for CHP courses, and has won the Anthropology Department's awards for Outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Teacher. Among her publications is an edited volume called The Space and Place of Death. In it she discusses contemporary cemeteries in Lima, Peru as a reflection of Peruvian history and issues of social identity.


ARCH 199 KH: Architecture & the Built Environment, Kevin Hinders

55437  |  2:00 - 3:20 p.m.  |  TR  |  315 Temple Hoyne Buell Hall  |  3 Hours


This course seeks to introduce students to the role of the architect in the creation of the built environment. The course has three interactive areas: site visits to selected structures and spaces; readings and lectures; and creative spatial design which allows students the opportunity to explore the design process. This course is planned for non-majors interested in the built environment. The class will meet twice a week. The first class period will be a visit to a work or works of Architecture on or around the UIUC campus and surrounding area. Visits will address a variety of issues as they affect the design process. These issues inevitably determine architectural form. They include such varied phenomena as structure, cultural values, traditions, innovations and mechanical systems, to name a few. The second class period each week will involve learning more about the design process and will allow for exploration into the creative, synthesis process.

*** This class was petitioned for Gen Ed credits. It has been approved by AHS, EDUC, FAA, ENG, BUS (Jan 18) and ACES at this time for Literature and the Arts AND Cultural Studies: Western. LAS has approved this for only the Western credit. *** ***

+ Section is now full (as of Oct 31); please contact CHP staff to be added to a waitlist.+

Instructor: Kevin J. Hinders, Associate Professor in Architecture, has taught at the University of Illinois since 1990. He has taught at every level in the graduate and undergraduate design studio curriculum. He is a practicing Architect and Principle at P.R.E.P.A.R.E., Inc. His research interests are in urban design and digital technology and the design process.


ART 199 GD: Painting and Collage Experiments, Glen Davies

46634 |  9:00 - 10:50 a.m.  |  TR  |  330 Art & Design BLDG  |  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 association s that yield content and encourage further investigation.

*** This class will not be petitioned for General Education credits.***

+ Section is almost full (as of Jan 19); please contact CHP staff to be added to a waitlist.+

**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 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.


ART 199 BT2: Design Through Craft Practice, Billie Jean Thiede

12125  |  9:30 a.m.- 12:10 p.m.  |  TR  |  221 Architecture Annex  |  3 Hours


"That's the thing with handmade items. They still have the person's mark on them, and when you hold them, you feel less alone. This is why everyone who eats a Whopper leaves a little more depressed than they were when they came in. Nobody cooked that burger." - Aimee Bender

"Design + Craft" introduces students to the elements, principles, and processes of design. Students will investigate basic design concepts in four three-week workshops in craft/material studies. Design strategie will be introduced via a survey of basic techniques in jewelry design and metalworking, glassmaking, bookmaking, ceramics, and/or fiber. Course topics include point and line, pattern and repetition, symmetrical and asymmetrical organization, texture and relief, and color applications. The course will include fieldtrips to the studios of practicing craft artists and visits to Krannert Art Museum and local art galleries. Patience, determination, fine motor skills, and critical thinking will be useful skills in this course; these will be developed and exercised during the course of the semester. You do not need prior art experience to excel in this class.

*** This class will not be petitioned for General Education credits.***

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

Instructor: Professor Billie Jean Theide is Chair of the Metal/Jewelry Design Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2010, Professor Theide received one of five campus awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching presented by the Provost's Office. She is the recipient of a 1984-85 National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship and 2005-06, 2001-02, 1998-99, 1988-89 and 1992-93 Artists Fellowship Grants from the Illinois Arts Council. Her creative work has been included in numerous national and international exhibitions and is in the permanent collections of the American Craft Museum in New York, Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC, Evansville Museum of Art in Indiana, Umeleckoprumyslove Museum (Museum of Decorative Arts) in Prague, Czech Republic, Sanford M. Besser Collection in Santa Fe, and Sonny and Gloria Kamm Collection in Los Angeles


ASTR 122 CH: Stars and Galaxies, Leslie Looney

30846  |  8:00 - 9:20 P.M.  |  MW  |  124 Observatory  |  3 Hours


It is an exciting time to learn about stars and galaxies. Over the past few years there have been many cool results in the media; astronomy is in a golden age of new discoveries. We will follow-up on these exiting discoveries and explore star birth, exoplanets, star death, neutron stars, black holes, galaxies, the Big Bang, and the end of the Universe. Astronomy not only teaches us about the evolution of the Universe, it also helps us understand ourselves, where we come from, where we are going, and our likely ultimate fates. As a unique component of this class, we will meet in the Observatory in the evenings, which will allow hands-on telescope use when weather allows.

***Campus has granted every section of this course with General Education credits for Physical Sciences AND Quantitative Reasoning 2.***

+ Section is now full (as of Oct 31) with very long wait list; please contact CHP staff to be added to a waitlist.+

Instructor: Leslie 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.


CLCV 220 D / CWL 220 D: The Animal Self, Craig Williams

63846/63847  |  11:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.  |  TR  |  212 Honors  |  3 Hours


How are we different from animals? Or are we basically the same? How should we treat them, and why? Are they capable of love and friendship as we are? Do they understand or know or communicate as we do? Should we even frame these questions so simply as a matter of "us" and "them"? Questions like these are increasingly being asked in today's world, in contexts ranging from the arts to popular science, and in academic disciplines ranging from biology to philosophy, from the humanities to the posthumanities. In this course we take a literary approach, reading a variety of texts from classical antiquity to today in which either the protagonists or the narrators are animals. Rather than looking for "the truth" about animals we will be exploring the rich variety of ways, often contradictory but sometimes surprisingly consistent, in which poets, novelists, and essayists have imagined them. We will first look at an exciting diversity of ancient Greek and Roman texts, including Aesop's Fables, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Apuleius' Golden Ass, and a less-known text by Plutarch entitled Gryllos, in which a man who has been turned into a pig passionately argues that he is better off now. We then turn to modern novels such as Jack London's Call of the Wild, Anna Sewell's Black Beauty, and Richard Adams' Watership Down, and finally will round out our selection from the Western tradition with readings from Native American literature, including Louise Erdrich's The Antelope Wife. In addition to in-class and written discussions of the assigned texts, students will be visiting the Spurlock Museum and writing reports on ancient works of art depicting animals. Throughout the semester, students will be sharpening their skills in analyzing, contextualizing, comparing and contrasting texts with an eye to fine detail, and enriching their knowledge of the variety of ways in which writers have imagined animals, humans, and our intertwined existence.

*** This class will not be petitioned for General Education credits.***

Instructor: Prof. Craig Williams (Department of Classics) researches and teaches on a variety of topics having to do with ancient Greece and Rome. Many of his publications have focused on the language of gender and sexuality in Latin literature: his first book Roman Homosexuality (Oxford University Press 1999) appeared in a second edition in 2010 with a foreword by philosopher Martha Nussbaum, and another of his books, Reading Roman Friendship (Cambridge University Press 2012), explores how Roman friendship works in various configurations of gender. He has developed his course "The Animal Self" in connection with a research interest in animal studies; his article "When a Dolphin Loves a Boy: Some Greco-Roman and Native American Love Stories" was published in the 2013 volume of the journal Classical Antiquity.


CPSC 199 CHP: Agriculture and the Environment, George Czapar

53000  |  2:00 - 4:50 p.m.  |  M  |  51 Mumford Hall  |  3 Hours


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.

+ Section is now full (as of Jan 26); please contact CHP staff to be added to a waitlist.+

****This class was petitioned for Gen Ed credits. It has been approved for AHS, EDUC, FAA, ENG, BUS (Jan 18) and ACES for Life Sciences AND Natural Sciences & Technology: Physical Sciences. LAS has approved this for only the Physical Sci credit. ****

Instructor: Dr. George Czapar Associate Dean in the Colleges of ACES and Director of University of Illinois Extension. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Crop Sciences. He has been named to the "Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students" numerous times and has taught classes using interactive videoconferencing and online class delivery systems. Dr. Czapar received the Campus Award for Excellence in Public Engagement and the College of ACES Award for Excellence in Teaching & Outreach.


CWL 395 RR: Persons and Things, Robert Rushing

65631  |  12:30 - 1:50 p.m.  |  TR  |  212 Honors  |  3 Hours


Since the time of the ancient Greeks, one of the most fundamental distinctions in Western thinking has been the distinction between persons and things. Although we have extended personhood to previously "thingy" categories (slaves, women, children), we have always been, and continue to be, troubled by what lies between these two cateogies. Is a fetus a person, or a thing? A blastocyst? A gorilla? A dog? A beetle? A bacterium? A person is obviously a person--but is a person always a person? What about a person on life support? A person born without a brain? In this class, we will look at something else between personhood and thingness: the artificial person. How does artificial life challenge our concept of the person / thing division? The notion of creating an artificial person is hardly new-as we'll see, since the ancient Greeks, we have imagined the possibility of artificial persons. Beginning in the 19th century and the rise of modern medicine and chemistry, we began to understand that perhaps we were also something mechanical, reproducible. We'll look at the history of representations of artificial persons from Greek mythology to contemporary television, as well as some of the philosophy behind artificial intelligence and artificial life (Turing, Dennet, Searle, Haraway, etc.). Texts range from children's movies and books (Pinocchio, The Wizard of Oz) to ballet (Coppelia), from silent film (Die Puppe or The Doll) modern movies (Ex machina), and from the Czech play (R.U.R.) that gave us the word "robot" to contemporary Swedish television (�kta m�nniskor or Real Humans). We will find a consistent set of fantasies about the artificial person, who almost invariably falls into one of four categories: the obedient worker, the perfect woman, the real boy and the unjust enemy.

*** This class will not be petitioned for General Education credits.***

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Instructor: Robert A. Rushing is associate professor of Italian and comparative literature at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he also holds affiliate appointments in Media and Cinema Studies and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. He is the author of Resisting Arrest: Detective Fiction and Popular Culture (2007) and Descended from Hercules: Biopolitics and the Muscled Male Body on Screen (2016), as well as co-editor of Mad Men, Mad World: Sex, Politics, Style, and the 1960's (2011). He has published widely on Italian cinema (the peplum, the spaghetti Western, neorealism, Antonioni, Italian science fiction), as well as American television (House, Dr. Who, Monk) and literature from Ovid to Calvino. He is currently working with Andrea Goulet (University of Pennsylvania) on a volume of essays about the Emmy-winning television series Orphan Black.


ECON 103 CHP: Macroeconomic Principles, Stephen Parente

62176  |  12:30 - 1:50 p.m.[updated 10/24]  |  MW  |  TBA  |  3 Hours


Macroeconomics is the branch of economics that examines the aggregate behaviors of firms, consumers and government and their implications for an economy's output, employment, inflation and interest rates. This is done within the context of business cycles, i.e., the short-run, and in the context of economic growth, i.e., the long-run. After taking the course, the student should have a thorough understanding of the data that underlies macroeconomic analysis and be able to evaluate government policies that are intended to either smooth out the business cycle or grow the economy. As an honor's course, added attention will be given to current policy debates such as the 2007-2009 Great Recession, social security, soaring public debt, China's growth miracle, Brexit and Grexit.

***Campus has granted every section of this course with General Education credits for Social Sciences.***

+ Section has an open seat (as of Jan 26); if this is full, please contact CHP staff to be added to a waitlist.+

Instructor: Stephen L. Parente is an associate professor of economics at the University of Illinois. Professor Parente earned his B.A. in mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross in 1984 and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota in 1990. Since receiving his Ph.D., he has taught at Georgetown University, Northeastern University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Illinois. He is an affiliate of the Center for North and South Research (CRENoS) located at the University of Cagliari, as well as the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Group based at the University of Chicago. He has served as an assistant editor for Economic Theory and is a member of the Society for Economic Dynamics. Dr. Parente's research primarily seeks to understand why some countries are so much richer than others. While most of his research fits squarely in the field of development and growth, some overlaps with the fields of international trade and political economy. He has written over 20 articles on this subject, many of which have appeared in the top professional journals such as The American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and Journal of Economic Theory. He has also coauthored a book on this subject with Nobel Laureate Edward C. Prescott titled The Barriers to Riches, which has been translated into French, Italian and Chinese. His work is heavily cited both within academic and non-academic circles. He is listed as being in the top 5 percent of authors among 18 categories on RePEc, including distinct works weighted by impact, number of citations, and average rank score. His work has been discussed in newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal and The London Financial Times, and by government officials such as Singapore's Minister of Manpower in policy speeches.


ENVS 101 AL1 /NPRE 101 AL1; LAB AY1: Introduction to Energy Sources, David Ruzic

34678/41173  |  Lecture: 3:00 - 3:50 p.m. MWF  |  Lab: 34671/34625 10:00 - 10:50 a.m. T  |  1024 Chem Annex; Lab 107 Nuclear Rad Lab  |  3 Hours


Energy is an exciting and far-reaching topic to study because it affects everything you do from social activities to scholastics. This course is fun and stimulating. There is a demonstration or field trip every day, including a tour of the University's power plant and nuclear reactor. The course examines energy technologies and their environmental significance from a simple elementary approach which presupposes no prior scientific or technological background. All present and potential future energy sources are studied, including fossil fuels and solar, hydro, wind, and nuclear power. Energy-related incidents will be studied with emphasis on their environmental, economic, and social consequences.

***Campus has granted every section of this course with General Education credits for Physical Science AND Quantitative Reasoning 2.***

Instructor: David Ruzic joined the faculty in 1984 after doing post-doctoral work at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. At Illinois he has won numerous teaching awards. In 1991 he won the Everitt Award for the best teacher in the College of Engineering and the Pierce Award for fostering student-faculty relations, and in 1992 he was awarded the campus-wide Oakley-Kunde Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Instruction. In 1996 he won the university-wide Luckman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Instruction, and was accorded the CHP Broadrick-Allen Award for Excellence in Honors Teaching in 1997. His research involves plasma-material interactions relating to fusion energy and the production of microelectronic integrated circuits.


FAA 110: Exploring Arts and Creativity, Nancy Blake & Philip Johnson

60868  |  4:00-5:20 p.m. (plus weekly performances)  |  M  |  Dance Bldg  |  3 Hours


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.

+ Section is full (as of Oct 31); please contact CHP staff to be added to a waitlist.+

***Campus has granted every section of this course with General Education credits for Litrature and Arts.***

Instructor: Philip Johnston at: http://dance.illinois.edu/people/faculty/philip-johnston.

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.


ITAL 390 CHP: Before Unemployment: Work, Idleness, and the Uber-working Class, Emanuel Rota

45965  |  9:30 - 10:50 a.m.  |  TR  |  212 Honors  |  3 Hours


Until the end of the 1970s, Western Societies still cultivated the dream of a very short working week. Many economists, philosophers, politicians and journalists believed that the improved efficiency of our production system would translate into a new society, where leisure time could be as important as working time. Then, something did not work out as planned. The length of the working week, if anything, has increased, and the prospect of a society liberated from labor has disappeared from the public discourse. The war against idleness, which was once waged in the name of a future of efficient leisure, has chased the dreams of a labor-less life from the industrious world. The course reconstructs the European and American battle for an industrious society as a way to reconstruct the social and economic history of the Western attitudes toward labor. We will look at the construction of the Western work ethic from antiquity to the present, reading the works of economists, sociologists, historians, and philosophers. The goal of the course is to reconstruct the long history of the creation of the Uber-working.

*** This class will not be petitioned for General Education credits.***


FSHN 199 TFS: Taste of Food Science, Soo-Yeun Lee

65366  |  3:00 - 4:20 p.m.  |  TR  |  122 Bevier Hall  |  3 Hours


Fundamentals of Food Science course with a focus on the Sensory Science sub-discipline, in which we study the human senses and use them to analyze products. Combined lecture and experiential learning activities course devoted to 1) physiological and psychological basis of human senses and perception, 2) basic sensory methodologies in food evaluation, 3) chemistry and functionality of food ingredients, and 4) processing methods in food science. Recommended to freshmen and sophomore levels.

*** This class will not be petitioned for General Education credits.***

+ Section is full (as of Oct 31); please contact CHP staff to be added to a waitlist.+

Instructor: Soo-Yeun Lee (Soo) is a Professor in the department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) and an Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Honors Programs for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois. Her scholarship in the area of Sensory Science has achieved recognition by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) with the Samuel Cate Prescott Award in 2011. Her research focuses on: 1) utilizing innovative sensory methodology to develop health-targeted new product alternatives, 2) determining the factors that characterizes picky eating, and 3) identifying strategies to reduce sodium in foods without compromising sensory acceptability. She has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers and garnered over $2 Million in research grants. She has served as the Chair of the Sensory and Consumer Sciences Division of IFT, a member of the IFT Annual Meeting Scientific Programming Advisory Panel, and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Food Science. Soo has been recognized as an educator with many national and campus level teaching awards, such as the ACES Funk Award for Excellence in Teaching, UIUC Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Teacher Fellow Award, NACTA Teaching Scholar Award, and NIFA/USDA Food and Agricultural Sciences Excellence in College and University Regional Teaching Award. She teaches undergraduate and graduate level Sensory Science courses in FSHN and ACES Honors Seminar course.


JOUR 199 SH: You Can't Say That (or can you?), Steve Helle

51335  |  2:00 - 3:20 p.m.  |  TR  |  212 Honors |  3 Hours


This class is all about speech - speech inside the classroom regarding speech occurring outside the classroom. The idea is to have a free-wheeling dialogue in class about a subject of concern to every citizen in a democracy: what are the purpose, tradition, meaning of, as well as limits on free speech? Too few people know and understand the value of free speech, much less are able or willing to defend it when under attack, as it often is and no doubt will be during the course of the semester. Free speech is exercised all around us, but too often it is taken for granted. Not that long ago, much of what we say today was punishable, and the First Amendment needs advocates who will keep us from returning to the Dark Ages of the mid-20th Century. By the end of this course, you will have a richer appreciation of the struggle for free speech and the ongoing debate, including recent controversies regarding violent videogames, hate speech, whether false speech is protected, "leveling the field" by reducing political speech of the wealthy, and the effects of pornography on women and men. You will have the intellectual tools to construct arguments regarding the scope and purpose of free speech, because that is what you will be doing in class. The class has appealed to students from all disciplines, from engineering to music to psychology, in large part because every discipline relies on speech and free speech issues abound, whether those in the discipline realize it or not. So if you have ever sent a text message or read a blog, this class is about you.

***This course has not been petitioned for General Education credits this term.***

+ Section is full (as of Jan 19); please contact CHP staff to be added to a waitlist.+

Instructor: Steven Helle has received the campus-wide award for outstanding undergraduate teaching at the University of Illinois on three separate occasions. In 1998, he was named national Freedom Forum Journalism Teacher of the Year. The last time he taught this Honors course, students rated him 4.9 on a 5.0 scale on course evaluations, and he has been named by his students to the campus List of Outstanding Instructors all but three semesters since 1980. He also is former chair of the University of Illinois Teaching Advancement Board and of the university Committee for the Improvement of Undergraduate Education. Helle is former head of the Department of Journalism and he has published numerous articles on communications law in, among others, Duke Law Journal, Journalism Quarterly, Chicago Tribune, Villanova Law Review, University of Illinois Law Review, and Illinois Bar Journal. Helle's most recent publication on the First Amendment involved the controversy surrounding Professor Steven Salaita. A former head of the Law Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Helle is also past chair of the Media Law Committee and the Human Rights Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association.


KIN 365 A /CHCL 365 A /RST 365 A /SHS 365 A: Civic Engagement in Wellness, Kim Graber

61899/62801/62832/62812  |  3:30 - 4:50 p.m.  |  TR  |  1002 Huff Hall |  3 Hours


This course provides scholarly knowledge and practical experience related to environmental, intellectual, physical, psychological, spiritual, and social wellness. Students acquire leadership and real-world skills while working in teams to develop and implement projects that facilitate health and well-being in the population of older adults living in the community. Projects emphasize integrative learning and are showcased in both written and oral formats.

***This course has not been petitioned for General Education credits this term.***

Instructor: Kim C. Graber is Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health and the Director of the Campus Honors Program at the University of Illinois. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa, her master's from Columbia University Teachers College, and her doctorate from the University of Massachusetts. Her research interests include children's wellness, legislative policy mandates, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She has published numerous articles in peer-refereed journals and books and has presented her work at dozens of national and international conferences, including an invited keynote address at the Healthy Schools Summit in Washington, DC. Recently, she co-authored a book titled Physical Education Activity for Elementary Classroom Teachers. She has served as president and secretary of the Research Consortium, president of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, and chair of the Curriculum and Instruction Academy. She serves or has served on the Faculty Senate as Vice-Chair, Senate Executive Committee, University Senates Conference, Chair of Committee on Committees, Provost's Council on Gender Equity, Chancellor Search Committee, Provost Search Committee, chair of the Teaching Advancement Board, Graduate College Executive Committee, Illinois Leadership Coordinating Committee, AHS Executive Committee, and chair of the AHS Educational Policy Committee. She is a University of Illinois Distinguished Teacher/Scholar and received the 2009 Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.


LING 199 RB: Migration: People, Place, and Politics, Rakesh Bhatt

52895  |  9:30 - 10:50 a.m.  |  MW  |  212 Honors |  3 Hours


This course introduces students to a cross-disciplinary perspective on migration, focusing mainly on issues of mobility, dislocation, diaspora, and boundaries. The various empirical and theoretical strands introduced in this course will not only demonstrate the ways in which different migrants respond symbolically to new relations of power and domination, and how they understand their own identity within a system structured around dependency and unequal development, but also cover the rising public anxiety over immigration in local, national, and global contexts, by examining the intersections of migration and race, gender, religion, language, mass-media, and (economic) development. Ultimately, the goal of this course is to enable students to identify the multifaceted and interlinked nature of migratory process, and its product: the migrant.

*** This class was petitioned for Gen Ed credits. It has been approved by AHS, ACES, EDUC, BUS (Jan 18) and FAA (as of Nov 28) for (all four of these types): Human & Arts: Hist Perp AND Social Sciences AND Cultural Studies: Western AND Non-Western/ US Minority Cultures. LAS as approved this course for only: Soc Sci AND either Western or Non-Western (not both cultural options). ENG has approved this this for only: Soc Sci AND Comparative Cultures. ***

+ Section has an open seat (as of Jan 24); please contact CHP staff to be added to a 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.


CHP 395 A / 396 A: The Mind Sciences and Cultural Response, Bruce Michelson

31307 / 46862 (adv comp)  |  11:00 am- 12:20 p.m.  |  MW  |  212 Honors  |  3 Hours


In this capstone seminar we will discuss the cultural impact of theorizing about the brain and the mind. We are said to be living in The Age of the Brain, and the effects are widespread, transforming not only our literature and mass entertainment but also how we think about who and what we are. This course looks into how we got here, where we are now, and where we might be going.

Reviewing influential theories about consciousness and the nature of identity from around 1800 to the present, we'll talk about how those theories have turned up in 'high' and popular culture over the past 150 years: fiction, plays, films, poetry, political life, TV shows, games, moral and social commentary. We will also move into wilder territory: imaginative writing by researchers at the center of the neuroscience revolution (Antonio Damasio, Steven Pinker, Daniel Dennett, Oliver Sacks), and responses by humanists and culture-critics who feel the pressure of these new formulations. Together we'll chose new and recent mass media hits (Ex Machina? Westworld? Humans? Inception? --we'll make choices in class), and discuss the implications of these ways of imagining, reducing, or replicating human identity. Your professor is not a neuroscientist. His skills and interests pertain to how the world reacts to important shifts in what we think we are as human beings. I'm hoping that our group includes people from relevant sciences to keep the conversation honest and rich.

Requirements: everyone will write three essays that build upon one another to produce an extended, adventurous final paper (with assistance from me), an essay that you're confident about and that aligns with your interests within this broad subject. There will also be quizzes (to assure that people are keeping up with the readings and coming to class ready to talk), and a final exam. CHP 396 is the Advanced Writing variant, requiring additional writing and revision (a sequence of short papers). The sections meet together as one class.

***CHP 396 A (46862) is for advanced comp GEN ED credit.***

+ Section is now full with a long wait list (as of Oct 31); please contact CHP staff to be added to a waitlist.+

++Freshman are restricted from this course.++

Instructor: Bruce Michelson, for many years Director of the Campus Honors Program, is Emeritus Professor of American Literature and Professor of Global Studies. From the U of I he has received the Distinguished Teacher/Scholar Award, departmental and college awards for teaching and advising, and the CHP's King Broadrick-Allen Award. He was Fulbright Professor of American Studies at the University of Antwerp in 2014. He teaches only for the CHP now, and he does it for fun.


CHP 395 B: Scientific Discovery and the Reinvention of Identity, Steve Levinson

40547  |  3:30 - 4:50 p.m.  |  TR  |  212 Honors  |  3 Hours


It is widely thought that Science is concerned only with the physical world. Yet, for the last 80 years, significant effort has been devoted to adapting the principles and methods of the physical sciences to the life and social sciences. Although this work is in its early stages, it is already clear that Science can directly address such human concerns as the nature of mental and social reality. This course examines the origins, methodology, and implications of these developing mathematical theories. Although some familiarity with mathematics and physics is helpful, it is certainly not required. The course is primarily a history of ideas in which students of the humanities and social sciences are strongly encouraged to participate. Each class will consist of a short (20 minute) lecture followed by open discussion of the assigned readings. Course grades will be based on weekly one page essays on the assigned subject and a final research paper on any relevant topic.

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

++Freshman are restricted from this course.++

+ Section has open seats (as of Jan 26); if this is full, please contact CHP staff to be added to a waitlist.+

Instructor: Stephen E. Levinson was born in New York City on September 27, 1944. He received the B.A. degree in Engineering Sciences from Harvard in 1966, and the MS. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island in 1972 and 1974, respectively. From 1966-1969 he was a design engineer at Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics in Groton, Connecticut. From 1974-1976 he held a J. Willard Gibbs Instructorship in Computer Science at Yale University. In 1976, he joined the technical staff of Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ where he conducted research in the areas of speech recognition and understanding. In 1979 he was a visiting researcher at the NTT Musashino Electrical Communication Laboratory in Tokyo, Japan. In 1984, he held a visiting fellowship in the Engineering Department at Cambridge University. In 1990, Dr. Levinson became head of the Linguistics Research Department at AT&T Bell Laboratories where he directed research in Speech Synthesis, Speech Recognition and Spoken Language Translation. In 1997, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he teaches courses in Speech and Language Processing and leads research projects in speech synthesis and automatic language acquisition. He is also a full-time faculty member of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology where he serves as the head of the Artificial Intelligence group. Dr. Levinson is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. He is a founding editor of the journal Computer Speech and Language and a former member and chair of the Industrial Advisory Board of the CAIP Center at Rutgers University. He is the author of more than 100 technical papers and holds seven patents. His book, published in 2005 by John Wiley and Sons, Ltd., is entitled "Mathematical Models for Speech Technology". Since joining the faculty at the University of Illinois, he has developed and taught four new courses: CAS587 (Memory and the Development of Culture and Identity), ECE/Ling594 (Mathematical Models of Language), ECE493/Math487 (Advanced Engineering Mathematics), and CS/MCB/Neur591 (Computational Brain Theory). His name has appeared on the "Incomplete List" in 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007.


***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.+++