Spring 2021 Honors Courses

AIS 275: American Indian and Indigenous Film, Dustin Tahmahkera, Ph.D.

68674  |  11:00 a.m – 12:15 p.m.  |  TR  |  Online  |  3 Hours

This course critically engages cinematic productions, portrayals, and perceptions of the indigenous from the 20th and 21st centuries. Teaching critical skills for interpreting diverse cultural, social, and ideological functions of indigenous representations and media, the course involves analyzing the formations of what constitutes indigeneity in film in relation to how indigenous identities have been historically and contemporarily produced, represented, and critiqued onscreen and off. Through critical iterations of sovereignty in media (e.g., visual sovereignty), this course will concentrate on productions, portrayals, and perceptions by indigenous directors, producers, actors, audiences, and critics (including scholars) in multiple genres of film (and related media) featuring representations of American Indians and other indigenous peoples.

***This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for: Humanities – Lit Arts and Cultural Studies: U.S. Minority.***

**This course is now full. Please contact Anne Price to be added to the waitlist**

Instructor: Dr. Tahmahkera, an enrolled citizen of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, is an interdisciplinary scholar of North American indigeneities, critical media, and sound. He wrote the book “Tribal Television: Viewing Native People in Sitcoms.” His forthcoming book is “Cinematic Comanches: Representing in the Media Borderlands.” Currently, Tahmahkera is a 2020-2021 TDMH Fellow in the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Illinois, where he is training in digital music production and cross-genre sampling to construct an experimental research soundtrack for his manuscript and digital site “Becoming Sound: Sonic Quests of Healing in Indian Country.” Tahmahkera also is a film consultant, voiceover artist, curator, and curriculum writer.

ARCH 199 DDF: Architectural Design & Digital Fabrication, Erik Hemingway, M.S.

67520  |  12:00 – 12:50 p.m.  |  MW Online  |  Friday 8 ACES Library  |  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 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.


ART 199: The Body Adorned, Billie Jean Theide, MFA

12125  |  9:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.  |  TR  |  Online  |  3 Hours

The Body Adorned is a hands-on, art making course that asks students to reflect on the practices of body adornment in diverse societies. Students will be introduced to the body arts of painting, tattooing, masking, crowning, and bejeweling and the cultural, social, religious, and political systems in which they reside. Students will engage in making jewelry/wearable art using a variety of non-traditional materials employing unique processes. Alternative materials include paper, foil, decals, hot glue, silicon, and ice! You do not need prior art experience to excel in this class.

Professor Theide’s Campus Honors Program students have consistently placed her on the “List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students.” Here’s what they had to say in Spring 2020: “She was extremely effective in her choice of projects. I learned a lot from her because she was passionate in the art as well as teaching. She went above and beyond in the transition to online by allowing us to continue in the studio aspect of the course rather than assigning essays or research.” “This course provides students with a hands-on studio environment. The instructor is great at teaching people the fundamentals of design.” “The course is a great way to use creative thinking.” “She is extremely enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about her craft.”

***This course will not be petitioned for general education credit this term.***

Instructor: Billie Theide is Professor of Art and the Inaugural James Avery Endowed Chair 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 Visual Arts Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and five Artists Fellowship Grants from the Illinois Arts Council. Her creative work is in permanent collections of the de Young Museum of the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco; Museum of Arts & Design in New York City, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, the Racine Museum of Art in Wisconsin, to name a few. She is a Distinguished Member and Past-President of the Society of North American Goldsmiths.

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

48580  |  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 will not be petitioned for general education credit this term.***

**This course is now full. Please contact Anne Price 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 199 ON: Immigration: A Global Phenomenon with Local Implications, Giocanda Guerra Perez, Ph.D.

67744  |  12:30 – 1:50 p.m.  |  MW  |  Hybrid (Online & in person in 100 Noyes Lab)  |  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 U.S. Minority Cultures credit.***

**This course is now full. Please contact Anne Price to be added to the waitlist**

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 133: Archaeology of Israel, Brett Kaufman, Ph.D.

70705  |  POT A  |  Asynchronous  |   |  Online  |  3 Hours

This course explores the archaeology and history of the Near East with a specific focus on the development of Israel. Cultures of the Near East adapted to a rapidly changing world by pioneering the world’s earliest innovations in agriculture, urbanism, bronze technology, and writing. We will investigate the Near Eastern background of the Israelites and their neighbors from the beginnings of agriculture during the “Neolithic Revolution”, to the formation of the world’s first cities in the Bronze Age, to the archaeological remnants of the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament. The course will investigate the materials remains and societal ramifications of wave after wave of military conflict and how this has shaped the Middle East, including the Babylonian Exile, the conquests of Alexander the Great, and the Jewish Revolts against the Romans.

**This course fulfills general education credit for Humanities “History & Philosophy and Cultural Studies Western.”**

**This course is now full. Please contact Anne Price to be added to the waitlist**


Instructor: Brett Kaufman is an assistant professor in the Department of the Classics, joining the Illinois faculty in 2018. He is an archaeologist specializing in the Mediterranean and Near East, ancient engineering and design, the formation and maintenance of sociopolitical hierarchy, and reconstructing ecological management strategies of ancient and historical societies. He has directed or supervised archaeological excavations in Tunisia, China, Italy, Israel, and New York. He received a BA from Brandeis University, and a MA and PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining UIUC Classics, he held a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University and a faculty appointment at the University of Science and Technology Beijing where he still maintains a visiting affiliation. His research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

ECON 103 CHP: Macroeconomic Principles, Stephen Parente, Ph.D.

62176  |  12:30 – 1:50 p.m.  |  MW  |  Online  |  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.

**This course is now full. Please contact Anne Price to be added to the waitlist**

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

ENGL 199: Black Culture and the Great Migration, Christopher Freeburg, Ph.D.

57256  |  11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.  |  TR  |  Online  |  3 Hours

Between 1916-1960, African Americans fled the American South and populated Northern cities like Detroit, Pittsburgh, New York, and Chicago. This geographical movement produced an explosion of art, music, and literature that became a crucial part of American culture. But why did African Americans move in such numbers over decades? Visual art, music (blues, jazz, gospel etc.), as well as literature flourished during this period but how did these burgeoning art forms reflect dreams fulfilled and deferred in these bustling American cities? This course takes up these questions by examining the changing economic, legal, and social conditions of the Great Migration, the art cultures this migration produced, as well as the monumental efforts American social scientists undertook to try to understand these massive changes in American cities. This course is interdisciplinary. We will analyze a variety of source materials including but not limited to: musical performances, poetry, film/documentary, newspapers and academic scholarship.

***This course has been approved by all colleges for the general education requirement for Advanced Comp, Cultural Studies: U.S. Minority Studies, and Humanities & the Arts.***

**This course is now full. Please contact Anne Price to be added to the waitlist**

Instructor: Christopher Freeburg is currently University Scholar and Professor of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of the prize-winning book Melville and the Idea of Blackness (Cambridge UP, 2012), Black Aesthetics and the Interior Life (University of Virginia Press, 2017), and most recently, Counterlife: Slavery after Resistance and Social Death which is forthcoming from Duke University Press December 2020. Chris has published essays and reviews in American Literary HistorySouth Atlantic Quarterly, and collections such as Whitman Noir: Black America and the Good Grey Poet. He’s currently working on a new book on black cultural traditions called “The Book of Black Culture.”

ENVS 101/NPRE 101(AH1 and AY1 or AY2): Introduction to Energy Sources, Daniel Andruczyk, Ph.D.

ENVS: 34678  |  Lecture 3:00 – 3:50 p.m.  |  MWF  |  Online

ENVS: 34671 or 34674  |  Lab 10:00 – 10:50 a.m.  |  T  |  Choose Online or In person in 1105 Siebel Center  |  3 Hours

NPRE: 41173  |  Lecture 3:00 – 3:50 p.m.  |  MWF  |  Online

NPRE: 34625 or 34626  |  Lab 10:00-10:50 a.m.  |  T  |  Choose Online or In person in 1105 Siebel Center

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 Physical Sciences and Quant Reasoning II general education credit.***

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 199A: Understanding Adolescent Development Through Middle Grades Fiction, Chris Napolitano, Ph.D.

46232  |  12:30 – 1:50 p.m.  |  TR  |  Online  |  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 is now full. Please contact Anne Price to be added to the waitlist***

***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, MFA, MA, Brad Mehrtens, M.S.

60871  |  1:30 – 2:50 p.m.  |  R  |  Online  | 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.There are several sections of this course – Pay close attention to the section you are registering for. Only section E counts toward CHP credit.*

**Campus has granted every section of this course for general education credit for Literature and the Arts.***

**This course is now full. Please contact Anne Price to be added to the waitlist**

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  |  Online  |  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 is now full. Please contact Anne Price to be added to the waitlist**

***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.

IS 390 RGS: All in the Gutter: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Comics, Carol Tilley, Ph.D.

71623  |  9:30-10:50 a.m.  |  TR  |  Online  |  3 hours

Just as other forms of literature and media serve to reflect and shape our understanding of who we are, so does comics. In this course, we will explore a variety of US comics from the past 150 years—including editorial cartoons, comic strips, graphic novels, comic books, and webcomics—to gain insights on how these texts have affirmed and challenges social and cultural norms around race, gender, and sexuality. We will read and discuss comics that depicted the fight for women’s suffrage, early coded queerness, Black / Native American / Asian stereotypes, and more before moving to a discussion of more contemporary and intersectional depictions. You will learn to apply a variety of analytic strategies to engage with these comics in creative and critical ways.

**This course is now full. Please contact Anne Price to be added to the waitlist**

***This course has been approved for the general education requirement for Humanities: Historical & Philosophical Perspectives and Cultural Studies: U.S. Minorities gen ed credits.***

Instructor: Carol Tilley is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Sciences. She is also an affiliate faculty member in Gender and Women’s Studies and the Center for Writing Studies. Her research focuses on US comics, libraries, and readership in the mid-20th century. She has been a judge for two important comics awards, the Eisner and the Ringo Awards, and served as President of the Comics Studies Society. A long time ago, she was a student in the Honors program at Indiana University.

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

72141  |  9:30 – 10:50 a.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 satisfies the general education requirement for Advanced Composition.***

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.”

LING 199: Hittite Language and Culture, Ryan Shosted, Ph.D.

50888  |  3:00 – 3:50 p.m.  |  MWF  |  Online  |  3 hours

In this course, students explore the grammatical structure of the oldest‐attested Indo‐European language. They use clay and reeds to master the art of composing texts in cuneiform, one of the world’s oldest writing systems. They read and comment on primary texts relating to the decipherment of the language, as well as cuneiform ‘autographs’ of Hittite inscriptions. They investigate how nineteenth‐century orientalists with a thirst for empire used the re‐discovery of Hittite to promote themes of racial supremacy. They observe how the earliest predictions of modern linguistics were borne out once Hittite was deciphered and fully understood. They reflect on the truly ancient nature of multilingualism and multiculturalism by better understanding how Mesopotamian cultures strongly influenced the language, religion, and culture of the Hittite world. For an article with more information about this class, go to https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/804992

**This course is now full. Please contact Anne Price to be added to the waitlist**

***This course has been approved by all colleges for the general education requirement for Cultural Studies: Non-Western and Humanities & the Arts.***

Instructor: Prof. Shosted studied Czech language and literature at the College of Wooster and Beloit College before transferring to Brigham Young University and graduating in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics. He was a Student Fulbright Fellow at Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, Mozambique, where he studied Changana. He then began his post-doctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007. He was a Visiting Professor at the State University of Campinas, Brazil in 2015 and has was promoted to the rank of Professor at Illinois in 2020. He is interested in phonetics, phonology, and the development of sound-symbol correspondences, particularly in cuneiform.

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

72240  |  11:00- 11:50 a.m  |  MWF  |  Online  |  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. Please contact Anne Price 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.

CHP 395C: Evolution of the Universe from an Anthropocentric Perspective, Eric Jakobsson, Ph.D.

31308  |  2:00 – 3:20 p.m.  |  TR  |  Online  |  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 is now full. Please contact Anne Price to be added to the waitlist**

***This course will not be petitioned for general education credits.***

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

Instructor: Eric Jakobsson is Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Biophysics and Computational Biology, Bioengineering, and Neuroscience.

CHP 396C: Gender Communication, Grace Giorgio, Ph.D.

46862  |  11:00 a.m. – 12:20 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 is now full. Please contact Anne Price to be added to the waitlist**

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

***This course is a senior capstone course that is restricted for 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.

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.