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  • Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar: Applications due 10/18

  • $10,000 grant to Explore STEM and Society in Latin America! (Application deadline 10/10)

  • Fall 2019 Human Sexuality Course

  • OT 360: Promoting Wellbeing

  • Fall 2019 Honors Course List Available

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

  • Still need a Spring Honors Activity? Consider HON 200

  • Honors Activity Option: Discussing Current Events + Hard Topics

  • POLS European Courses

  • EPID 594: Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analysis – Including Research Experience

  • Spring 2019 Honors Course List Available

  • Honors Activity Still Available!

  • HON 200 – Honors Internship

  • New Honors Section in OT 494: Promoting Wellbeing

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

  • The War that Made Today: HON 201 Seminars this Fall Examine the Lasting Global Impact of World War

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

  • HON 200 Internship Course

  • College of Pharmacy: New Elective Course for Pre-Health Majors

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

  • Global Asian Studies Seminar with Internship Opportunity

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

  • Spring 2018 Honors Course List Available

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

  • Informational Session on the Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar – Wed. 10/25 at 3pm

  • UIC Health and Wellness Academy – Spring 2018

  • New Honors Course Available Fall 2017 – Honors Internship

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

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

  • Still Looking for an Honors Activity for the Fall?

  • Fall Art Classes Open to Non-Art Majors

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

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

  • Sustainability Internship Course (US 390; PH 390) for Spring 2017

    For Undergraduate Students

    US 390; PH 390| Sustainability Internship Seminar (CRN 39946) Thursdays 4:00-6:15 pm, 2202 AEH

    Course Overview: Do you want to make a sustainability impact at UIC while getting work experience? US 390 provides an intellectual framework for students to apply classroom learning to hands-on project-based internships that advance the overall mission of greater social, economic and environmental sustainability in the campus community. In addition to receiving mentoring from experienced professionals, interns attend weekly seminars or field outings that cover a range of educational and skill-building topics. Students will present on their internship in a final poster event.

    Instructor: Cynthia Klein-Banai, PhD, UIC Office of Sustainability

    Select Positions: Green Infrastructure Planning, Dead Supply Society, Ultra-Low Freezer Challenge, Good Food Fest, UIC Energy Initiative, UIC Bicycle Friendly Campus, Tree Campus USA, Lab Share Event Planning, Energy Resource Center

    Additional Information: Grade of C or better in US 130 or PHYS 116; or consent of the instructor. Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Candidates will be placed in internships with UIC departments, administrative units, and some external organizations for approximately 8 hours per week. Decisions about student placement will be made after the first class. For more information, contact Eric Dangoy of the Office of Sustainability at dangoy@uic.edu or visit http://sustainability.uic.edu/jobs/sustainability-internship-program-2/

  • 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

  • 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.

  • LAS 289 Fall Internship Proposal Form

    LAS 289 is a variable credit hour course.  For every 60 hours at your internship, you can earn 1 credit, 120 hours earns two credits and 180+ hours earns three credits.  There is also a monthly seminar attached to this course (syllabi attached). Ms. Robin B. Hursey will be offering the monthly seminars on Wednesday's on 9/21, 10/19 and 11/16 at 3-4:30pm OR on Thursday's on 9/22, 10/20 and11/17 at 3:30-5pm. There are only 20 seats available in each seminar, so you should submit your proposal as soon as possible.

    If you have secured a fall internship and would like to earn elective credit for your internship you will need to complete the form on-line (it must be typed), print and then call Ms. Hursey's office to schedule an appointment, 312-996-0425, for approval.

  • Community-Engaged Leadership Certificate - Applications due 9/15

    The Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University, in partnership with Points of Light and AT&T are pleased to announce the launch of a new undergraduate certificate program, offered via distance education. The Certificate in Community-Engaged Leadership program will launch in January 2017. Thanks to the generous support of the AT&T Foundation, partial and full scholarships are now available.

    General Program Information

    Kansas State University, in partnership with Points of Light, has developed a certificate program in Community-Engaged Leadership. This program is first of its kind, offering a network of resources, consisting of academic expertise from a top land-grant university, Points of Light’s national network, and local support through community advisors. The certificate program is designed to develop community-engaged leaders, who will work to mobilize community members and local organizations, within their own communities, to make progress on complex challenges. This program was designed intentionally to keep you in the community you care about so as a student you can work to mobilize community members around environmental, social, political, and economic issues in your neighborhood.

    Theme

    The work of the 2017 inaugural cohort will be themed around education's role in strengthening democracy and developing engaged citizens. Although each participant will bring diverse interests and experiences, the theme will provide an opportunity for participants to evaluate, strategize, and make progress within the context of education. By working within this common theme, participants will contribute to the collective learning of the group while pursuing solutions to their unique challenges and focusing on their personal leadership development. For instance, while one participant in the certificate program could be engaged in environmental issues and another in food justice, both will explore and implement innovative ideas within broader theme of education.

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  • 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. 

  • 2016 Summer Course Preview now available!

    UIC Summer Session can be the resource students need to get ahead, catch up, finish in four.

    Check out the 2016 UIC Summer Session preview of courses now. The full course schedule will be available on January 19.

    The 2016 Summer Session dates are:

    4-week session: May 16 - June 10

    8-week session: June 13 - August 5

    Questions? Comments? Contact Natalie Kokorudz at 3-9075 or nkokor1@uic.edu.

  • 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.

     

  • All Honors Students: Register for HON 222 or HON 322 for Spring 2016

    Remember that all Honors College students should be registered for HON 222: Honors Activity (0 credit hours) each semester, unless you are working on your Honors Capstone project.  If you are working on your Honors Capstone project, you should NOT register for HON 222 and should instead register for HON 322: Honors Capstone Activity (0 credit hours) for Spring 2015.  If you have questions, please contact your Honors Advisor.

    HON 222 - Honors Activity

    0 credit hours. Required for all Honors College students each Fall and Spring. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade

    CRNs:

    15072 (for students whose last name starts with A through K)        

    15073 (for students whose last name starts with L through Z)

     

    HON 322 - Honors Capstone

    For students conducting work this term to satisfy your Honors Capstone

    0 credit hours. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade

    Call number: 28672

  • 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

  • Beach cleanup: An intro to UIC Freshwater Lab, Wed. 9/16

    A beach cleanup Sept. 16 will not only improve a bit of the Chicago lakefront but serve as an introduction to the new UIC Freshwater Lab course.

    Starting next spring, the course will offer students the opportunity to learn about and do projects on freshwater sources like Lake Michigan.

    For the beach cleanup, volunteers can bike together from Science and Engineering South to 12th Street Beach, leaving at 2:45 p.m., or meet at the beach, near the Red Line and Roosevelt bus stops, at 3:30 p.m.

    A pizza party with live music, sponsored by the Shedd Aquarium, will follow at 4:45 p.m. RSVP by today at uicfreshwaterlab@gmail.com

    The volunteers will hear about the Freshwater Lab course, offered through the English, history and public policy departments.

    It is sponsored by the Humanities Without Walls consortium, based at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities on the Urbana-Champaign campus and funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    “At this time of the California drought and other pressing water issues, we want to look at the relationship between Chicago and the Great Lakes and issues of access, conservation and management,” said Rachel Havrelock, assistant professor of English, who will teach the course.

    Class members will visit the aquarium, foundations, the Friends of the Chicago River and other water-related institutions.

    “We’ll go out and see the sites and meet the players,” Havrelock said.

    Students will come up with a project — “build a website, do an art show, invent a filtration system” — to present at a mini-conference at the end of the semester, she said.

    Their work will be judged by professionals, government officials and academics.

  • HON 201: An Introduction to Faculty Research on Diversity

    HON 201        An Introduction to Faculty Research on Diversity – 1 hour

    13770                    10:00 – 10:50      W                                            L. Baptista

    NOTE: This course will be held in 200 AH (The AACC Library)

    The Honors College embraces the university mission of supporting an understanding of diversity. As such, the College offers “An Introduction to Faculty Research on Diversity.” This seminar introduces students to the range of research conducted by UIC faculty members on topics related to race, ethnicity, prejudice, discrimination, diversity, social identity, cultural understanding and diaspora, etc. Faculty from colleges and disciplines across campus engage students in accessible and informative presentations that explore both the subject and methodology of their research.

    Interested? Register online. Want to see more options? View the full list of Honors courses for Fall 2015! 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: Introduction to Research and Critical Thinking

    HON 201 Introduction to Research and Critical Thinking – 2 hours

    CRN: 21199,  12:00 - 12:50pm Mondays, Taught by Professor McKirnan
    (Note This course will be a 2-credit hour blended module package with one Honors seminar and one online course.)

    This course introduces research and critical thinking to Honors College students from any major, to prepare them for entering into research with faculty across campus. It covers the basics of research—how to conceive a research question, what are various types of research and their underlying principles, and so on; and also practical matters such as IRB issues, how to find a faculty member to work with, and where to look for undergraduate research funding, among others.

    Interested? Register online. Want to see more options? View the full list of Honors courses for Fall 2015! 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: Foundations for the Future

    HON 201: Foundations for the Future - 1 hour
    13761     3:00 – 3:50 Wednesdays

    This is an important professional development course for juniors and sophomores that will give you tools to succeed at UIC and beyond. It will be required of all Honors students starting with the incoming freshman class, but existing students can now register for it too. Guiding you through the next steps in your academic and professional career, it will cover four major units—research and other forms of creative scholarship, major awards, career/internship/graduate school, and long-term future goals.  You’ll examine scholarly and practical issues to help you to get ready for the Honors Capstone; locate and apply for major awards and fellowships; discover post-baccalaureate, grad school, and career possibilities; polish networking and mentoring skills; and encourage life-long learning and financial literacy.  Class discussions and readings will be supplemented with interactive activities such as creating a resume and online persona, panel discussions with invited speakers, and mock interviews.

    Interested? Register online. Want to see more options? View the full list of Honors courses for Fall 2015! 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: Literary Hell: Comparative Narratives of Descent

    HON 201 Literary Hell: Comparative Narratives of Descent - 1 credit hour
    CRN: 13760,  3:00 – 3:50 Wednesdays, Taught by R. Ryder

    Representations of the underworld can be found throughout both Eastern and Western literary traditions, and not all of them conform to the typical notion of a place of torment and damnation, fire and brimstone. This course will focus on “underworld literature,” those texts that do not necessarily depict Hell – although some certainly do – but which are nevertheless deeply concerned with what lies under the surface of the Earth. Beginning with Plato’s cave, we will continue with different textual representations of the underworld, from the Orpheus myth and Dante’s Inferno to the texts of Milton, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Jules Verne, Dostoevsky, H. G. Wells and Sartre, among others. We will also consider the depiction of Hell and the underworld in films such as Scorsese’s Apocalypse Now and comics like Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman series. We will consider not only the ways in which the underworld is determined by the political, historical, and spiritual circumstances of this world, but also what promises and punishments the underworld has to offer beyond the world in which we live.

    Interested? Register online. Want to see more options? View the full list of Honors courses for Fall 2015! 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: Biomedical Discovery and the Media

    HON 201 Biomedical Discovery and the Media – 1 hour
    CRN: 13684,  1:00 – 1:50 pm on Fridays, Professor R. Debreuil

    We live in an era in which scientific discovery is happening at breakneck speed. Every day there are news stories that update and extend the material in our textbooks. For the layperson, there is a daunting assortment of new information to absorb. In this course, students will learn about connections between science and society by looking at how new discoveries in biomedical science are communicated to the general public. We will analyze current news stories as a reflection of what scientific advances have the greatest impact on society. At the same time we will have the opportunity to explore routes used to communicate scientific information to the public. In addition, there has been a fundamental change in the way that we access information. We will debate whether the change has made things better or worse, from the point of view of scientists. We will ask: How is scientific communication evolving, and what are the challenges for the future?

    Interested? Register online. Want to see more options? View the full list of Honors courses for Fall 2015! 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: Reform in Criminal Law, Police & Justice

    HON 201 Reform in Criminal Law, Police & Justice – 1 hour
    27560    Mondays, 4:00 – 4:50 PM     L. Robles

    The course explores incidents that warrant a change to specific areas of the current criminal justice system. The course will concentrate on specific events in recent history that have lead to the introduction of new policies. The topics are not an exhaustive list of the reasons that policy makers have demanded changes to criminal justice however; they are the events that have been the focus of attention in the media. We will first survey a general introduction to criminal law and the changing role of police in society. The first issue of discussion will concentrate on the increase in “Active Shooter” occurrences across the country such as Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. The class will then transition to the second amendment and tackle the issues behind gun purchase restrictions vs. the second amendment right to bear arms. In addition, the class will assess the use of deadly force by police and apply the law to the facts in the Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin cases. Students will then visit the Insanity Defense and apply the recent murder of American Sniper Chris Kyle. Finally, students will study the Boston Marathon Bombing trial.

    Interested? Register online. Want to see more options? View the full list of Honors courses for Fall 2015! 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!