AIS 275 CHP: American Indian and Indigenous Film, Matthew Gilbert, Ph.D.
68674 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. | TR | 301 Architecture Building | 3 Hours
Introduction to representations of American Indians and Indigenous people in film. Reconstructions of American Indians within the Western genre and more recent reconstructions by Native filmmakers will be considered. Other topics may include the development of an indigenous aesthetic; the role of documentaries and nonfiction films in the history of Native and Indigenous film; the role of commerce in the production of Native films.
***Campus has granted this course for general education credits in Humanities & Arts: Literature & the Arts and Cultural Studies: U.S. Minority Cultures.***
**This class is now full – Please contact Anne Price at email@example.com to be added to the waitlist**
Instructor: Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert is the Professor and Director of American Indian Studies and Professor of History at UIUC. He is enrolled with the Hopi Tribe from the village of Upper Munqapi in northeastern Arizona. Centering his research and teaching on Native American history and the history of the American West, he examines the history of American Indian education, the Indian boarding school experience and American Indians and sport. Advancing the contributions of other scholars in the fields of history, education, and indigenous studies, Matthew uncovers the complex ways that Hopi history and culture intersected with U.S. government policies. His work has been featured in an ESPN documentary film entitled, “Run Hopi” by Scott Harves. In addition to research and writing, he is co-editor of the Indigenous Education series with the University of Nebraska Press, serves on the Faculty Advisory Board of the University of Illinois Press, and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Sport and Social Issues.
ARCH 199 DDF: Architectural Design & Digital Fabrication, Erik Hemingway, M.S.
67520 | 12:00 – 12:50 p.m. | MWF | 17 Temple Buell Hall | 3 Hours
This course focuses on digitally laser cutting architectural components of an existing prototype, and the making of a chip board artefact. Interpreting the term “artefact” to mean not only the physical 3D component, but also the elaboration of the personal interpretation of the students in the study of its details. No prior experience in laser cutting is necessary as the process of the semester allows for experimentation with small chip board assemblies, culminating with the final semester outcome in 9 x 12 x 1.5 inches.
***This course will not be petitioned for general education credit this term.***
Instructor: Erik Hemingway is an Associate Professor of Design in the Illinois School of Architecture at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. With over two decades of design experience as Principal of the award winning design firm hemingway+a/studio, his projects have been recognized in such publications as Architecture, Architectural Record, Dwell, Global Architecture and *Surface. Before coming to Illinois, he taught design at the University of California at Berkeley, Lawrence Technological University, and Louisiana State University as the Nadine Carter Russell Endowed Chair.His academic studios are engaged with design competitions as a medium of entrepreneurial critical practice and material experimentation. As the Faculty Sponsor for his students’ design work, they have resulted in fourteen recognitions for global issues ranging from the United Nations on Aging, Barcelona Collective Housing, Steel Design, Preservation as Provocation, Socio Design Foundation, Architecture that Reacts, and a Modular School for Burmese Refugees. Two built projects from his seminar material work, Mundane were published in Exploring Materials by Princeton Architectural Press.
ARCH 199 KH: Architecture & the Built Environment, Kevin Hinders, M.Arch
55437 | 2:00 – 3:20 p.m. | TR | 17 Temple 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. Typically the first class period will be a visit to a work or works of Architecture on or around the UIUC campus and surrounding area. Visits will address a variety of issues as they affect the design process. These issues inevitably determine architectural form. They include such varied phenomena as structure, cultural values, traditions, innovations and mechanical systems, to name a few. The second class period each week will involve learning more about the design process and will allow for exploration into the creative, synthesis process.
***This course has been approved by all colleges for general education credits for Literature & the Arts and Cultural Studies: Western Cultures.***
**This class is now full – Please contact Anne Price at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waitlist**
Instructor: Kevin 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 coordinates the Chicago Studio for the School of Architecture. His research interests are in urban design, digital technology and the design process.
ART 199 BT2: Design in Glass: Glass Fusing Basics, Billie Jean Theide, MFA
12125 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. | TR | Architecture Annex 221 | 3 Hours
ART 199 BT2 �DESIGN IN GLASS | Glass Fusing Basics� introduces students to the elements, principles, and processes of design in the making of plates and vessels using kiln-formed glass. Design, cutting, fusing, and slumping glass techniques will be taught and use of decals, drawing and painting, text, etching and sandblasting, carving, and p�te de verre will be explored. The course will include fieldtrips to the studios of practicing craft artists and visits to Krannert Art Museum and local art galleries. No prior experience is necessary to excel in this 3.0 credit hour class.
**There is a course materials fee for this course.**
***This course will not be petitioned for general education credit.***
Instructor: Professor Billie Jean Theide is Chair of the Metal 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 in metal 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. She is a Distinguished Member and past President of the Society of North American Goldsmiths.
ARTD 209 JGA: Rigidity and Flexibility in Japanese Arts/Culture, Jennifer Gunji-Ballsrud, MFA
69269 | 1:00 – 3:40 p.m. | 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 $60 materials fee for this course.**
***Campus has granted every section of this course general education credit for Cultural Studies: Non-Western Cultures.***
**This class is now full – Please contact Anne Price at email@example.com to be added to the waitlist**
Instructor: Jennifer Gunji-Ballsrud is an associate professor and the former program chair of the graphic design program of the School of Art and 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 seven years. For the last five years, she has been the full-time Director of Japan House.
She has received the Commendation in Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the United States-Japan Relationship from Foreign Minister of Japan, Jyunko Kawaguchi. She has also received a Certificate of Thanks from Sen’ei Ikenobo, 45th Generation Headmaster of the Ikenobo Ikebana School. Both awards recognized her contribution to promote and strengthen the ties of friendship and goodwill between the U.S. and Japan. She also received the University of Illinois Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2003; The Broadrick-Allen Award for Excellence in Honors Teaching in 2017, and The Senior 100 Faculty Award.
ASTR 330 CH: Extraterrestrial Life, Leslie Looney, Ph.D.
48580 | 8:30 – 9:50 p.m. | TR | 124 Observatory | 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 will not be petitioned for general education credit.***
Instructor: Leslie Looney is a professor of Astronomy. With an undergraduate in Electrical Engineering and Physics, he 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. He obtained a Ph.D. in astrophysics in 1998. 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 199 ON: Immigration: A Global Phenomenon with Local Implications, Giocanda Perez, Ph.D.
67744 | 12:30 – 1:50 p.m. | MW | 212 Honors | 3 Hours
The course will provide a historical perspective on the issue of immigration and discuss immigration to the U.S. and its historical implications (voluntary immigration, involuntary immigration, forced immigration). We will study the Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA) from 1790 to 2017 and review some immigration laws and policies. Current immigration policies and how non-U.S. citizens are affected, immigration issues in the context of K-16, refugees and asylum and DACA/undocumented immigrants will also be studied.
***This course has been approved by all colleges for general education credit for Cultural Studies: Non-Western Cultures or U.S. Minority Cultures***
Instructor: Born and raised in Panama, Gioconda Perez joined La Casa in August 2013. Before joining La Casa, she served as visiting assistant professor in the School of Education and as Socio-Cultural specialist for the New Neighbors Center at Indiana University Southeast. She has taught courses on Multicultural Education, Current Social Issues in Education, and Intercultural Relations. She has developed professional development workshops on issues related to institutional barriers affecting Latino/a college students; undocumented/DACA students: policies and practices; as well as intersectionality & identity. She has developed curricula for K-12 schools to work with Latino families and English Language Learners (ELL). She has provided professional development for K-12 teachers on issues related to ELL and Latino/a students and their cultures. She received a M.A. in Sociology and Communication and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development from the University of Louisville. She attended the Universidad de Panam, Panama where she studied Journalism. Her professional and personal interest has been finding ways to help Latino/a students achieve higher education.
CLCV 220/CWL 220: Origins of Western Literature: Sex and Gender in Antiquity, Angeliki Tzanetou, Ph.D.
31332/31334 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. | TR | 212 Honors House | 3 Hours
Understanding of the place of women in ancient societies can be gained through the examination of the ways in which the ancients conceptualized sex and gender. The myths, religion, art and literature of Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Near East contain a wide array of representations of men and women, of their emotions, as well as of their social, legal and political status and relations.
***Campus has approved this course with general education credit for Cultural Studies: Western Cultures and Humanities & Arts: Literature & the Arts.***
Instructor: Angeliki Tzanetou’s research interests include Greek drama, Greek political theory, gender and religion. She is the author of, City of Suppliants: Tragedy and the Athenian Empire and editor of the special issue of Illinois Classical Studies 40.2 (2015) on Greek and Roman Drama. She co-edited, Finding Persephone: Women’s Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean, Studies in Ancient Folklore and Popular Culture series and, Gender, East and West. She is co-editor of Illinois Classical Studies. Among her current projects is a study of motherhood in Greek literature and society.
CPSC 199 CHP: Agriculture and the Environment, George Czapar, Ph.D.
53000 | 2:00 – 4:50 p.m. | W | 316S Mumford Hall | 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 approved by all colleges for general education credits for Natural Sciences & Technology: Life Sciences and Physical Sciences.***
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 103 CHP: Macroeconomic Principles, Stephen Parente, Ph.D.
62176 | 12:30 – 1:50 p.m. | MW | 111 DKH | 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 credit for Social & Behavioral Sciences: Social Sciences.***
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/NPRE 101 AL1 & AY1: Introduction to Energy Sources, Daniel Andruczyk, Ph.D.
ENVS 34678/34671 NPRE 41173/34625 | Lecture 3:00 – 3:50 p.m. | MWF | 1024 Chem Annex | 3 hours (Lecture and Lab Combined) | Lab 10:00 – 10:50 a.m. | T | 100H Talbot Lab | 3 hours (Lecture and Lab Combined)
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 this course with general education credits for Natural Sciences & Technology: Physical Sciences and Quantitative Reasoning II.***
Instructor: Prof. Andruczyk is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering and is in charge of the HIDRA device at the University of Illinois. Previously he was a Research Engineer at the Princeton Plasma Physics Labs from 2012 – 2014. He currently is an Assistant Research Professor at the Center for Plasma-Material Interactions, a multidisciplinary center at the University of Illinois. Prof. Andruczyk conducts research into plasma edge studies and PFC materials as well as research related to manufacturing in the semiconductor industry. Prof. Andruczyk has previously worked as a post-doc at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Greifswald where the W-7X Stellarator is being built. He has extensive expertise in plasma diagnostics including the development and running of diagnostic He beams and has installed two on H-1NF Heliac in Canberra, Australia and the WEGA Stellarator in Greifswald, Germany.
EPSY 199: Understanding Adolescent Development Through Middle Grades Fiction, Chris Napolitano, Ph.D.
46232 | 12:30 – 1:50 p.m. | TR | 212 Honors | 3 hours
Is adolescence inevitably a period of “storm and stress?” Are all adolescents bound to rebel against their parents, challenge social norms, and engage in problem behaviors? In this class, we complicate popular (and inaccurate) perceptions of adolescence. Students will complete this course with an understanding of the dynamic changes that take place during adolescence across four core developmental concepts: identity, autonomy, intimacy, and achievement. We explore each of these concepts along three core tracks: (1) deeply debating contemporary theoretical and conceptual work; (2) unpacking contemporary empirical research; and (3) closely reading popular middle grades fiction novels written for adolescents. This seminar also presents a unique opportunity for students to interview active middle-grades fiction writers during seminar meetings to better understand how they integrate adolescent concepts into their books. To conclude the seminar, students will link information from theories and research by selecting a middle grades (or young adult) fiction book and leading a discussion on that book’s core adolescent developmental concepts and the contemporary research. In addition to these learning goals, students will also complete coursework designed to sharpen various academic and professional skills. Assignments will involve presenting, writing, discussing, and integrating knowledge across several disciplines. In short, active participation in this course will provide students with a modern view on adolescent development, how it is studied, and how it is shaped into evocative and educational fiction for adolescents themselves.
***This course has been approved by all colleges for general education credits for Social and Behavioral Sciences: Social Sciences and Behavioral Sciences.***
Instructor: Chris Napolitano is a life-span developmental psychologist. His primary research interest is in the development of adaptive self-regulatory action across the life span, and how to best translate this research into programs that promote positive development. His work explores how people produce their development through striving for dynamic, unpredictable goals, and is now particularly focused on the self-regulatory actions that maximize gains from unexpected, positive events and the actions that often minimize losses from expected shortcomings.
Chris was trained at Tufts University’s Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development. At Tufts, he worked on the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development and Project GPS, a mentoring-based intervention to promote adolescent self-regulation. In August 2017, he became an Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology (Developmental and Counseling divisions) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Zurich in the Developmental Psychology: Adulthood lab.
FAA 110E: Exploring Arts and Creativity, J.W. Morrissette and Brad Mehrtens
60872 | 1:30 – 2:50 p.m. | R | 110 IGPA | 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.
***Campus has granted every section of this course for general education credit for Literature and the Arts.***
Instructor: Brad Mehrtens – Instructor and Advisor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Brad 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; acknowledging and addressing academic or personal issues. As for hobbies, Brad enjoys acting, theatre, movies, music, and sports.
Instructor: J.W. Morrissette – Assistant Head, Department of Theatre. J.W. has served in the Department of Theatre for 21 years. He has also served as the chair of the BFA Theatre Studies Program as well as the assistant program coordinator for Inner Voices Social Issues Theatre. He earned his BFA in Acting at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, and both his MFA in Acting and MA in Theatre History at the University of Illinois. J.W. has taught and directed for the past 17 years with the summer Theatre Department at Interlochen Center for the Arts, has directed and taught at Parkland College, and teaches acting, directing, and Introduction to Theatre Arts at Illinois. 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.
FSHN 199 TFS: Taste of Food Science, Soo-Yeun Lee, Ph.D.
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 course has been approved by all colleges for general education credit for Natural Sciences & Technology: Life Sciences.***
Instructor: Soo-Yeun Lee (Soo) is a Professor in the department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) in 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.
LING 199 RB: English Across Cultures, Rakesh Bhatt, Ph.D.
52895 | 9:30 – 10:50 a.m. | MW | 212 Honors | 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 coursehas been approved by all colleges for general education credits for Humananities & Arts: Literature and the Arts and Cultural Studies: Western Cultures and Non-Western Cultures (choose one).***
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.
PSYC 199 GEN: Is Humanity Doomed or Thriving? Sandra Goss Lucas, Ph.D.
52385 | 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. | TR | 27 Psych Bldg | 3 hours
The course begins with an in-depth analysis of five seminal psychological studies. The second part of the course focuses on positive psychology and “happiness” (or subjective well-being, as psychologists prefer to label it). The rest of the course centers on the book, The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom (Jonathan Haidt). This book presents ideas from Eastern Cultures and looks at them from a modern, scientific perspective. Thus students are encouraged to develop the ability to “step outside” of our cultural norms and values, at least for a short time. But the book also encourages students to think about their “real” life from a psychological perspective. The end of the course “final exam” involves students choosing (on their own) a recent research article on any topic in positive psychology, writing a short paper about the article and making an individual presentation to the class. My major goal is to help them become the best “learner” they can be, both as an academic and public citizen. I believe that my course emphasizes the honing of skills and ideas that they will use the rest of their lives.
***This course has been approved by all colleges for general education credits in Social & Behavioral Sciences: Social Sciences and Behavioral Sciences and Advanced Comp.***
Instructor: Sandra Goss Lucas is an Adjunct Associate Professor and Retired Director of Introductory Psychology. She is the author of two books on teaching psychology at the college level. Author of instructor resource manuals and testbanks to accompany introductory psychology textbook. Developer of the psychology department new TA orientation. Research interests include college teaching, academic dishonesty, and student achievement in college. She received her Ph.D. from Indiana University.
CHP 395A: You Can’t Say That (or can you)? Steven Helle, Ph.D.
31307 | 2:00 – 3:20 p.m. | MW | 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 will not be petitioned for general education credits. Students should not enroll in this course if they have previously taken Prof. Helle’s JOUR 199 class.***
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. He has been named by his students to the campus List of Outstanding Instructors all but three semesters since 1980. He also is former chair of the University of Illinois Teaching Advancement Board and of the university Committee for the Improvement of Undergraduate Education. Helle is former head of the Department of Journalism and he has published numerous articles on communications law in, among others, Duke Law Journal, Journalism Quarterly, Chicago Tribune, Villanova Law Review, University of Illinois Law Review, and Illinois Bar Journal. A former head of the Law Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Helle is also past chair of the Media Law Committee and the Human Rights Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association.
CHP 395B/KIN 365: Civic Engagement in Wellness, Kim Graber, Ed.D.
40547/61899 | 3:30 – 4:50 p.m. | TR | 1002 Huff Hall | 3 hours
Are you interested in making a difference in the community while learning about teamwork, project management, and wellness? If so, consider this course. Students will work in small teams to develop a project that relates to active living, healthy aging, and wellness through a community organization focused on older adults living in the Champaign-Urbana area. The course will begin with presentations and discussions of the six dimensions of wellness and then introduce students to team-based learning principles, leadership skills, and group dynamics. By the fourth week, students will meet as a group with a representative of a local senior center, social services organization, or long-term retirement community, and develop a project that promotes healthy aging and wellness. Students will complete a project portfolio and four mini-assignments as part of their team, including writing a press release, creating a brief iMovie, and examining various leadership styles. The class will occur in-person for most of the first eight weeks of the semester and in the community for the majority of the second eight weeks. Because of the interdisciplinary focus of the class, it will count toward meeting a CHP course requirement or seminar course requirement.***This course will not be petitioned for general education credits.***
Instructor: Kim 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.
CHP 395C: Evolution of the Universe from an Anthropocentric Perspective, Eric Jakobsson, Ph.D.
31308 | 2:00 – 3:20 p.m. | TR | 212 Honors | 3 hours
The course will provide a comprehensive overview of the history of the universe as we know it, starting with the Big Bang. With guidance from faculty plus assigned readings, the students will learn about the Big Bang itself and the consequent expansion resulting in creation of matter, formation and evolution of stars and solar systems, formation and geological and climatic history of the earth, origin of life and biological evolution, emergence of primates, hominids, and humans, evolution of human societies from hunter-gatherer to agricultural to cities and city-state, to regional and global empires and alliances, to the Anthropocene Era in which the activities of humans will have a major impact on all other life on earth.
***This course will not be petitioned for general education credits.***
Instructor: Eric Jakobsson is Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Biophysics and Computational Biology, Bioengineering, and Neuroscience.
Courses petitioned for general education credit will appear on student records around the middle of the term. Students may enroll in as many “199” courses as they would like, however, campus policy permits 12 credits of “199” courses towards graduation.