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  • Looking for an Honors Activity? Take an Honors Seminar!

    Seats are still available in a variety of exciting one-credit Honors Seminars for Fall 2014!  Take these courses to fulfill your Honors Activity for the semester, or for your own personal growth and enrichment!

    A select few HON 201 Seminars include the following.  Visit http://www.uic.edu/honors/learning/courses2.shtml for a full course listing!

    HON 201 Think Global, Act Local: Global Health Service Learning Program
    Tuesdays, 3:30 - 4:45 pm, Taught by Dr. Chamberlain, CRN: 32758

    Take this seminar to learning about global health issues AND begin to address them!  This special two-semester course sequence will focus on core global health concepts during the fall semester --- topics such as the global burden of disease, the intersection of global health and human rights, social determinants of health, and more.  Then, in the spring semester, students will work in partnership with a local community organization to implement a service learning project to address these issues.  Students will be expected to take both the fall and spring semester seminars; the fall seminar will be a pre-requisite for the spring seminar.

    Course Highlight: HON 201 Who Was Uncle Tom?
    Tuesdays, 2:00 - 2:50 pm, 1 credit hour, Taught by Professor Cirillo, CRN: 13763

    The Richard J. Daley Library houses three rare collections focused on the Atlantic slavery and the trade and these provided the materials for an exhibit mounted in 2012-13. This September, the Library will host an exhibit from the University of Birmingham, England, entitled, Visualizing Uncle Tom’s Cabin, using promotional materials from the 19th century of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel of 1852, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. This seminar will utilize the reading of Stowe’s novel and a supporting history of the slave trade, Marcus Rediker’s The Slave Ship, as well as visits to the Stowe exhibit and the documentary collection in the Daley Library. 

    HON 201 An Introduction to Faculty Research on Diversity
    Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:45 am, Taught by Dr. Lori Baptista, Director of the African American Cultural Center, CRN: 13770

    Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about diversity from a variety of different perspectives!  The course will feature different faculty guest speakers from across campus who will share about their research on a variety of topics related to race, ethnicity, prejudice, discrimination, diversity, social identity, cultural understanding and diaspora, etc. 

    HON 201 Introduction to Research and Critical Thinking
    Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:45 am, Taught by Dr. McKirnan, CRN: 21199

    Interested in getting involved in undergraduate research in the future?  This course will help prepare students with a foundation in research.  It will help you understand various types of research and how to develop a strong research question.  You also will learn about how to seek out research, where to find funding, how to handle IRB issues, and more.  Note: This course will be a 2-credit hour blended module package with one Honors seminar and one online course.

  • McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Summer School (Applications due 4/30)

  • McGowan Institute – Regenerative Medicine Summer School 2017, Applications due 4/1

  • Medicine in Art Course--Spring 2020

  • More Seats Available for Online PSCH 100 and HIST 105 in 8-Week Summer Session

  • New Art Education Undergraduate Major – Application Deadline: Jan 12, 2018

  • Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar: Applications due 10/18

  • Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar: Exchange Before Orientalism: Asia and Europe 1500-1800, Info Session, Mon. 10/24

    Dear UIC Students,

    I am delighted to announce the topic for the Spring 2017 Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar:  Exchange before Orientalism: Asia and Europe 1500-1800.  The Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar is a team-taught interdisciplinary course that is open to undergraduates from four Chicago-area universities (DePaul, Loyola, UIC, and Roosevelt).  The six-credit course provides undergraduate students an unparalleled opportunity to conduct archival research in one of the country's foremost public research libraries. This year the seminar will explore the multiple exchanges—commercial, political, religious—between Asia and Europe during this fascinating period before European imperialism transformed an uncertain process of mutual familiarization into a struggle for dominance.

    The seminar will meet at the Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, on Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00-5:00 (January 17-May 4) and will be taught by Professor Laura Hostetler (History, UIC) and Professor Ellen McClure (French/History, UIC).

    Each student who is accepted into the seminar will be awarded a $250 scholarship to cover the cost of transportation and other research related expenses.  Any junior or senior at UIC is eligible to apply.  This potentially could serve as a Capstone project for Honors College students.

    An Info Session will be held on Monday, October 24 from 2 - 3pm in 114 Burnham Hall.

    To apply for the course, simply complete an application form and submit it electronically with the required materials to: Professor Lisa A. Freeman, lfreeman@uic.edu.   The application deadline is Monday, October 31.

    If you have questions about the course, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am eager to ensure a strong contingent of students from UIC and would be more than happy to meet with you to discuss the course.

     

    Yours,

    Lisa A. Freeman

    Professor

    Department of English

  • Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar on Resistance to Slavery, Deadline 11/2

    Dear UIC students,

    I am delighted to announce the topic for the Spring 2016 Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar:  Break the Chains:  Revolt, Rebellion, and Resistance in the World of Atlantic Slavery.  The Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar is a team-taught interdisciplinary course that is open to undergraduates from four Chicago-area universities (DePaul, Loyola, UIC, and Roosevelt).  The six-credit course provides undergraduate students an unparalleled opportunity to conduct archival research in one of the country's foremost public research libraries. This year the seminar will explore the many varieties of slave resistance in the Atlantic world, using primary documents from Europe, Africa, and especially the Caribbean. Topics will include revolt among maritime laborers; the creation of multicultural communities among enslaved Africans and Indigenous people; Caribbean slave revolts; the relationship between slave resistance and the abolitionist movement; slave conspiracies in the decades before the U. S. Civil War; and the influence of slave rebellions on the philosophy, music, and literature of the period.

    The course will meet at the Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, on Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00-5:00 (January 12-May 5) and will be taught by Professor John Donoghue, associate professor of history at Loyola University, and Professor Jeffrey Glover, associate professor of English at Loyola.

    Each student who is accepted into the seminar will be awarded a $250 scholarship to cover the cost of transportation and other research related expenses.  Any junior or senior at UIC is eligible to apply.

    To apply for the course, simply fill-out an application form and submit it electronically with the required materials to:  Professor Lisa A. Freeman, lfreeman@uic.edu.   The application deadline is Monday, November 2.

    If you have questions about the course, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am eager to ensure a strong contingent of students from UIC and would be more than happy to meet with you to discuss the course.

    Yours,

    Lisa A. Freeman
    Associate Professor and Associate Head
    Department of English

  • Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar (Spring 2018) – Apply by 10/30

  • New Hon 200 course: Considering Antiracism: Moving from Ideas to Action

  • New HON 201 Available! Faculty-In-Residence course in JST: Engaging Ideas to Build Leaders and Scholars

    In partnership with Campus Housing, we are offering a section of HON 201 (Honors Seminar) on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 in JST!  This course is titled “Engaging Ideas to Build Leaders and Scholars” and features the Faculty in Residence talking about their research or creative scholarship, from chemistry to criminal justice, family medicine to pharmacy practice.  It’s a wonderful chance to get to know more about the great faculty that live and work in the residence halls: from their specialties, to their hobbies, to ways to be more comfortable talking to faculty in general.

    If this sounds like a great idea, add HON 201 – CRN 21199 to your schedule.  This is a one-credit hour course, graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory.  But hurry! The deadline to change your schedule is September 2nd!

    (Note – this course is not limited to students who live on-campus!  All Honors College students are eligible to take this course – commuters, too!)

     

    Here is the full course description:

    HON 201 Faculty In Residence: Engaging Ideas to Build Leaders and Scholars – 1 hour

    21199                          7:00 - 7:50                   R                                  N. Ardinger

    This seminar brings the divergent expertise of campus housing Faculty in Residence (FIRs) to Honors College students. Faculty in Residence help realize a living-learning community by their presence at various sites in campus housing. This seminar will showcase select FIRs' research/creative scholarship and inter-professional collaborative education and practice, including chemistry, criminal justice, financial literacy, managerial studies, music, family medicine, and pharmacy practice, among others. Each FIR will engage students on issues of concern in specific areas of study and domains of work, emphasizing both theory and practice. Students will have opportunities to explore the range of scholarship/inter-professional education UIC has to offer, undergirded by a common core of eagerness to understand the experienced world.

  • New HON 201 Seminars for Fall

    Check out these new Honors Seminar offerings for Fall 2016!

    Interested? Register online. Want to see more options? View the full list of Honors courses for Fall 2016! Remember that taking an Honors course can fulfill your Honors Activity requirement. Or if you already have an idea about what to do for your Honors activity, consider taking these exciting courses for your personal growth and enrichment!

    HON 201              Current Issues in Health Policy and Economics – 1 hour

    13765                    2:00 – 2:50           T                                                              J. Lifton

    This seminar will explore current issues in health policy and economics. Initially we will cover basic background information to consider and discuss issues in the subsequent segments. Subsequent seminars will consider legislative, regulatory, policy, economic, and other issues. These will include the impact of Medicare and Medicaid, the history and impact of the Affordable Care Act, the value of the $3 trillion we spend on healthcare each year, and the political/campaigning element to healthcare.

     

    HON 201              Insightful Problem Solving and the Aha! Experience – 1 hour

    13767                    2:00 – 2:50           W                                                            J. Wiley

    Problem solving is an important cognitive activity that all humans engage in every day, from more mundane example problems such as deciding which bus to take, to more grandiose examples such as creating art or engaging in the scientific discovery process.  On some occasions, the discovery of a solution to a problem is marked by an Aha! experience, where the solution comes unexpectedly into consciousness to fill a gap and provide the closure we had been searching for. Cognitive scientists, Psychologists and scholars in the History and Philosophy of Science represent just some of the disciplinary arenas that have attempted to define and explain what Aha! experiences are, what they represent, and how we achieve them.  In this seminar we will discuss a series of seminal readings on this topic, and students will also gain hands-on experience with a variety of research methods used to explore insightful problem solving in laboratory contexts.  This course will be broad and general enough so that it will be accessible even to students without a background in cognitive psychology. 

  • New Honors Course Available Fall 2017 – Honors Internship

  • New Honors Section in OT 494: Promoting Wellbeing

  • NEWLY ADDED COURSE - HON 200 - Working Toward Authenticity

  • Newly Added Honors Sections and Honors 201 Seminars for Fall 2018

  • New "Portuguese for Romance Language Speakers" Class Offered this Fall

  • New Spring 2018 Anthropology Courses: "Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Development" & "Fossil Humans"

  • New Summer 2020 Education course--CI 494 "Curriculum of Life and COVID-19: Disparities, Resilience, and Educational Renewal"

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    New Summer Course Available: ENGL120 - Cinema and Culture

  • There are photographs of birds, plants, and flowers on the top, right side of the flyer. The logo for the American Society for Microbiology is also included in red.

    New Summer Course: BIOS 431 with Dr. Katherine Warpeha!

  • NEW SUMMER HONORS COURSES START NEXT WEEK! Seats still available in required HON 201 & HON 301 classes!

  • Online Summer Programs from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

  • Only 3 Spots Left for Our New HC Opportunity: A Year-Long Experiential Collaboration with Roosevelt University! Register today!

  • OT 360: Promoting Wellbeing

  • PHYS 393: Introduction to Biophysics Course in Fall 2014

    The Physics Dept is offering a 3-credit interdisciplinary course "Introduction to Biophysics" this fall under the course number Phys 393.  The course is designed for undergraduate students who have an interest in the physical and quantitative aspects of biology. Students interested in enrolling in the class should sign up as soon as possible.  

    For additional information, click on the post to see the flyer.  You can also contact Prof. Anjum Ansari in the Physics Dept (ansari@uic.edu) for additional information regarding the course.  If you have questions about whether or not you should take the course, please contact your Academic Advisor.

  • POLS 101 now offered in 4-week summer session

    POLS 101: Introduction to American Government and Politics has been added for the 4 week summer session.

    POLS 101  CRN  18785/18786  9:00-11:55 MTRF  Grand Hall 204, May 18-June 12.

    POLS 101 Introduction to American Government and Politics
    3 hours. Introduction to American political ideas, individual and group political behavior, institutions of national government, and public policy. May be taught in blended learning format. Please check the online schedule of classes for blended sections. Individual and Society, and US Society course.

    There will be no textbook. All the readings will be pdfs on the Blackboard site.

    If you have questions about the course, contact Professor Evan McKenzie at mckenzie@uic.edu.  If you have questions about whether taking this course is a good fit for your educational goals, contact your academic advisor.

  • POLS European Courses

  • Public Health Course for Fall – Pre-Health Students Take Note

  • Public Health (PUBH) Summer Offerings

  • Register for an Honors Seminar for Spring 2015!

    Seats are still available in a variety of exciting Honors Seminars for Spring 2015!  Take these courses to fulfill your Honors Activity for the semester, or for your own personal growth and enrichment!

    HON 294: Leadership: A Skill to be Learned and Earned, 3 credit hours, TR 9:30 - 10:45 

    A select few HON 201 Seminars include the following.  Visit http://www.uic.edu/honors/learning/documents/20151-CourseListWEB.pdf for a full course listing!  Contact your Honors Advisor with questions.

    (1) HON 201: Think Global, Act Local: Global Health Service Learning Program, T 1:00 to 1:50; CRN: 15068

     

    (2) The Anthropocene and the Sixth Extinction: Human Impact on Earth’s Natural Systems, W 2:00-2:50

     

  • Register for the Spring 2021 Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar!

  • Register Now! - New Courses in Instructional Design and Training Starting Fall 2022

  • Seats Available in: POPULISM, AUTHORITARIANISM, AND DEMOCRATIC BACKSLIDING

  • Seats still open in HON 142 Theatre: Play with a Purpose!

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    Seats still open in HON 142 Theatre: Play with a Purpose!

  • Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute – Application Deadline: April 1

  • SPH Course: "Epidemics of Injustice: Understanding Our History to Fight for a Liberated Future"

  • Spring 2015 Honors Course List Available

    Looking for an Honors Core Course or an Honors Activity for the Spring?  Want to explore a new area of study for fun, or delve deeper into your discipline or professional area of interest?  View the list of Honors Core Courses, Honors Seminars, and Honors Lectures for Spring 2015!  The Spring 2015 Honors Course List is available on the website: http://www.uic.edu/honors/learning/courses2.shtml 

    Questions? Contact your Honors Advisor.

  • Spring 2016 Honors Course List Available

    Looking for an Honors Core Course or an Honors Activity for the Spring?  Want to explore a new area of study for fun, or delve deeper into your discipline or professional area of interest?  View the list of Honors Core Courses, Honors Seminars, and Honors Lectures for Spring 2016!  The Spring 2016 Honors Course List is available on the website: https://www.uic.edu/honors/learning/courses2.shtml

    Questions? Contact your Honors Advisor.

     

  • Spring 2018 Honors Course List Available

  • Spring 2019 Honors Course List Available

  • Spring 2020 CR/NC Policy & Considerations for Pre-Health Programs

  • Still Looking for an Honors Activity for the Fall?

  • Still need a Spring Honors Activity? Consider HON 200

  • Study Abroad in the Caribbean this summer! (Applications now open)

  • Study Abroad Scholarships and Opportunities (Deadline to apply to Study Abroad: 3/13)

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    Summer Course Opportunity: Psychology 394 (Transitioning to a Virtual Exchange) with Dr. Kathryn Engel

  • Summer Course: Work on your own Time--Middle East Gender