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+Accounting (ACTG)

ACTG 420 – Professional Presence
3 OR 4 hours. Workshop style, experiential course using simulations and adapted theater exercises of graduating difficulty that teach students to refine their professional presence. Course information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ACTG 211.

+African American Studies (AAST)

AAST 225 – Racial and Ethnic Groups
3 hours. Sociological and social-psychological analysis of racial, religious, and other ethnic groups; consideration of historical and current social problems arising from their relationships in society. Same as LALS 225 and SOC 225. Prerequisite: SOC 100; or consent of the instructor. Individual and Society, and US Society course.

+Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 100 – The Human Adventure
3 hours. A survey of approaches to the study of the origins and the cultural and biological development of humankind. No credit toward the anthropology major for students with previous courses in anthropology. Individual and Society, Past, and World Cultures course.

ANTH 272 – North American Indians
3 hours. Survey of the indigenous culture of North America as viewed through the generations by early explorers, missionaries, nineteenth century ethnologists, and contemporary social scientists.

+Art History (AH)

AH 244 – Islamic Art and Architecture
3 hours. The art and architecture of Islamic civilizations from the seventh century to the modern period. Religious and secular arts are surveyed in their historical contexts. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor or 3 hours of Art History courses at the 100-level. Creative Arts, and World Cultures course.

AH 404  Topics in Architecture, Art and Design: Artistic Circles in Early Modern Rome
3 OR 4 hours. Selected topics in the history of European and North American architecture, art and design. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 2 time(s) if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite: 3 hours of art history at the 200 level or consent of the instructor.

+Asian Studies (ASST)

ASST 276 - Modern South Asia, 1857 to the Present
3 hours. Examines anti-colonial resistance to British rule starting with the 1857 Revolt, Indian nationalism, and the formation of independent nation-states in South Asia. Same as HIST 276.Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161; or consent of the instructor. Past, and World Cultures course.

+Biological Sciences (BIOS)

BIOS 240 – Homeostasis: The Physiology of Plants and Animals
3 hours. Basic concepts of physiological mechanisms that contribute to survival of multicellular organisms. Comparison of a variety of organisms. Prerequisites: BIOS 100 and BIOS 101. Important placement testing and prerequisite information for visiting students.

BIOS 331 – General Ecology Laboratory
3 hours. Field and laboratory data collection for hypothesis testing; required field trips to representative plant communities. Animals used in instruction. Required field trips on Saturdays. Prerequisite: BIOS 101. Important placement testing and prerequisite information for visiting students.

BIOS 336 -  Animal Behavior Laboratory
3 hours. Field and laboratory data collection for hypothesis testing in animal behavior. Animals used in instruction. Field trip required at a nominal fee. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): BIOS 236.

+Business Administration (BA)

BA 200 – Managerial Communication
3 hours. Principles of effective business communication applied to practice in writing and speaking, individual and team work; emphasis on written communication. Prerequisite: ENGL 161 or the equivalent.

+Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 101 – Preparatory Chemistry
4 hours. Emphasis on problem solving. Metric units, dimensional analysis, chemical nomenclature, the mole concept, chemical stoichiometry. For students without entrance credit in high school chemistry or inadequately prepared. Prerequisite: Adequate performance on the UIC chemistry placement examination.

+Classics (CL)

CL 101 – Roman Civilization
3 hours. An introduction to the life, society and culture of the ancient Romans. All readings are in English. Past course.

+Communication (COMM)

COMM 100 – Fundamentals of Human Communication
3 hours. Emphasis on strategies for public speaking and conducting meetings. Effective approaches to audience analysis, speaker credibility, using evidence, argument development, speech delivery, and planning meetings. No credit given toward the Major in Communication. Individual and Society course.

COMM 102 – Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
3 hours. Effective communication in human relationships; verbal and nonverbal messages; reflective listening, disclosure, showing affection, empathy, assertiveness; handling interpersonal conflict; cultural and gender differences. Individual and Society course.

COMM 200 – Communication Technologies
3 hours. History, development, and social impact of communication technology: print, broadcast, cable, satellite, computer, internet. Issues related to infrastructure, regulation, access, globalization, conveyance, and change. Same as MOVI 200. This is blended-online and classroom course. Use of computer and internet access is required. A high speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggested. Prerequisites: COMM 103 and sophomore standing or above and approval of the department. Registration restrictions: For Moving Image Arts minors must obtain approval of the Department of Communication.

COMM 306  – Organizational Communication
3 hours. Examination of communication issues in organizational settings. Exposure to topics such as rules, networks, leadership, and decision making as well as methods of analyzing communication problems. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and COMM 201 and COMM 315; or consent of the instructor.

COMM 330 – Mass Media and Popular Culture
3 hours. A theoretical and analytical examination of the media and popular arts as cultural artifacts. Focus on form, content, design, and effects of cultural commodities. Prerequisites: COMM 103 and COMM 201 and juniors standing; or approval of the department.

+Criminology, Law, and Justice (CLJ)

CLJ 101 – Introduction to Criminology, Law, and Justice
3 hours. The study of the development and contemporary operations of criminal justice agencies, from police through probation and parole, focusing upon “power elites” and the use of discretion. US Society course.

CLJ 121 – Violence in Society
3 hours. Causes and consequences of violence in the United States and in other societies. Various theories of violence are discussed and used to analyze individual, group, and governmental violence. This is a blended-online and classroom course. Use of a computer and Internet access is required. A high-speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggested. US Society course.

CLJ 261 – Research Methods I
3 hours. Introduction to research in criminology, law, and justice. From conceptualization to description of results. Research design, observation, archival, survey, and experimental methodologies in criminal justice related settings. Prerequisite: CLJ 101.

CLJ 491 – Topics in Rule Breaking: “Race, Gender & Incarceration
3 OR 4 hours. Content of course varies, addressing major issues. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisites: Six 200- or 300-level criminology, law, and justice courses.

+Curriculum and Instruction (CI)

CI 484 – Curriculum and Instruction in the Middle School
3 hours. Philosophy, curriculum, and instructional methods for teaching middle grade students (grades five through eight). Content area reading is included. Prerequisites: EPSY 255 or both ED 200 and ED 210; or graduate standing and either ED 402 or ED 403, and ED 421; and approval of the College of Education.

CI 528 – Assessing Literacy in Classrooms
4 hours. Introduction to and practicum in K-12 classroom literacy assessment and its relation to literacy instruction. Addresses purposes of and techniques for conducting/interpreting specific literacy assessments. Extensive computer use required [word processing on writing; search engines for examining literacy curriculum, professional organizations, email networks, use of power point, excel and SPSS]. Prerequisites: CI 450 and CI 503 and CI 504 and consent of the instructor. Open only to Master’s degree students. Recommended background: Admission to M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership: Literacy, Language and Culture.

CI 529 – Secondary Science Education in Urban Settings
4 hours. Introduction to the study of curriculum and teaching for those interested in urban education and who want to become secondary science teachers at the middle and high school levels. 4 hours. Field work required. Recommended background: An undergraduate degree in a science field. Class Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

+Design (DES)

DES 351 – Social Media Design
4 hours. Advanced interactive design with emphasis on web-based applications. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): DES 251. Course Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture and one Laboratory.

+Economics (ECON)

ECON 120 – Principles of Microeconomics
3 hours. Scarcity and choice, price system, decision making by consumers, individual and market demand, optimal input decisions by firms, perfect and imperfect competition, international trade. Credit is not given for ECON 120 if the student has credit for ECON 130. Individual and Society, and US Society course.

ECON 121 – Principles of Macroeconomics
3 hours. Determinants of the level of economic activity, inflation, unemployment, interest rates, the roles of fiscal and monetary policies, exchange rates, international trade. Credit is not given for ECON 121 if the student has credit for ECON 130. Individual and Society, and US Society course.

ECON 221 – Macroeconomics in the World Economy: Theory and Applications
3 hours. Determinants of the level of economic activity, inflation, unemployment, international economics, impact of domestic and world economy on business decisions, applications of the theory. Same as INST 221. Prerequisites: ECON 130, or both ECON 120 and ECON 121; and MATH 160.

ECON 333  International Economics
3 hours. The balance of payments; fixed, flexible and multiple exchange rates; capital flows; comparative advantage; tariffs and subsidies; the factor price equalization theorem. Same as INST 333. Prerequisite: ECON 218 or ECON 220 or ECON 221 or INST 221.

+Education (ED)

ED 430 – Curriculum and Teaching
3 hours. Introduction to curriculum and teaching as areas of inquiry; implications of these areas of inquiry for educational practice; related contemporary problems and issues. Credit is not given for ED 430 if the student has credit for CI 428. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate study in Education, or consent of the instructor.

+Educational Psychology (EPSY)

EPSY 465 – Cognitive Development and Disabilities
3 hours. Theory and research on cognitive development in children with disabilities from infancy through adolescence, in the context of typical development. Models for cognitive assessment and intervention. Same as SPED 465. Field work required. Prerequisite: SPED 461 or ED 461 or the equivalent or consent of the instructor.

+English (ENGL)

ENGL 102 – Introduction to Film
3 hours. Representative selections from a variety of periods and forms. Development of analytical skills in the reading of film. Same as MOVI 102. Creative Arts course.

ENGL 107 – Introduction to Shakespeare
3 hours. Introductory survey of Shakespeare’s major plays and poems. Creative Arts, and Past course.

ENGL 109 – American Literature and American Culture
3 hours. Analysis of American novels, plays and poems from the colonial period to the present that reflect key developments and events in American history and culture. May not be repeated for credit. Creative Arts, and US Society course.

ENGL 111 – Women and Literature
3 hours. Introduction to reading English and American literature with a focus on gender, genre and women’s roles. Same as GWS 111. Creative Arts, and Individual and Society course.

ENGL 161 – Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research
3 hours. Students learn about academic inquiry and complete several writing projects including a documented research paper. Topics vary by section. Prerequisite: ENGL 160 or the equivalent. All students take the Writing Placement Test. If students place into ESL 050, ESL 060, ENGL 150, ENGL 152 or ENGL 160, the student must take that course (or courses) prior to enrolling in ENGL 161. Students with an ACT English subscore of 27 or higher receive a waiver of ENGL 160 and permission to enroll in ENGL 161. Important placement testing and prerequisite information for visiting students.

ENLG 240 – Introduction to Literary Study and Critical Methods
3 hours. Introduction on how to read and write critically about literature and other cultural productions, includes methods of literary and cultural theory and criticism, issues of form and interpretation, rhetorical analysis. Prerequisites: Completion of the University Writing requirement or concurrent registration in ENGL 161 or 171. Recommended background: 3 hours from ENGL 101-123.

ENGL 241 – English Literature I: Beginnings to 1660
3 hours. A survey of significant works of English literature, beginnings to 1660, their historical, cultural, and aesthetic dimensions, from a number of critical perspectives. Prerequisites: Completion of the University Writing requirement or concurrent registration in ENGL 161 or ENGL 171. Recommended background: 3 hours of English from ENGL 101-123.

ENGL 243 – American Literature: Beginnings to 1900
3 hours. A survey of significant works of American literature, beginnings to 1900, their cultural, historical, and aesthetic dimensions, from a number of critical perspectives. Prerequisites: Completion of the University Writing requirement or concurrent registration in ENGL 161 or ENGL 171. Recommended background: 3 hours of English from English 101-123.

ENGL 305 – Studies in Fiction
3 hours. Survey of a topic or a movement in fiction. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and Grade of C or better in ENGL 241 or Grade of C or better in ENGL 242 or Grade of C or better in ENGL 243. Recommended background: ENGL 105 or 106.

+Finance (FIN)

FIN 302 –  Introduction to Investments
3 hours. Introduces students to investments: risk/return, models of risk, efficient markets, derivative securities, fixed income securities, international aspects. Current events and policy issues are discussed.

FIN 412 – Portfolio Management
3 hours. Development of portfolio theory; establishment of portfolio objectives for individuals, corporations, banks, pension and mutual funds; evaluation of portfolio performance. Prerequisite: FIN 310.

FIN 473 – Introduction to Risk Management
3 hours. Introduction to risk management. Loan and credit management; credit scoring. Risk measurements and reserves; banking and insurance capital requirements, the BASEL accord, tail events and catastrophic event insurance. Financial contracts and hedging. Same as IDS 473. Prerequisites: FIN 300 and IDS 371.

+Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS)

GWS 202 – Comparative Social Movements
3 hours. International social movements involving issues of women, gender, and sexuality. Content varies. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): GWS 101 or GWS 102 or consent of the instructor.

GWS 315 – Psychology of Women and Gender
3 hours. Critical examination of research on women and gender across the life span, including psychological aspects of reproduction, and the way that gender shapes cognition, sexuality, family, friendship, and work experiences. Same as PSCH 315. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in PSCH 242 or consent of the instructor.

+History (HIST)

HIST 100  Western Civilization to 1648
3 hours. Introduction to the development of Western civilization and the modern world: ancient medieval and early modern history. Past, and World Cultures course.

HIST 114  Topics in World History: The Ottoman Empire in the Mediterranean World
3 hours. Introduction to history through global events and the historical development of diverse cultural, religious, social, economic, and political institutions. Same as INST 114. May not be repeated for credit. Past course.

HIST 276  Modern South Asia, 1857 to the Present
3 hours. Examines anti-colonial resistance to British rule starting with the 1857 Revolt, Indian nationalism, and the formation of independent nation-states in South Asia. Same as ASST 276. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161; or consent of the instructor. Past, and World Cultures course.

HIST 281 – Topics in Social History: Film and American History
3 hours.

HIST 420 - Teaching the Social Sciences
3 OR 4 hours. This course focuses on acquiring and practicing the skills for teaching the social sciences at the secondary level within the context of history. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.Prerequisite(s): 9 hours of credit in the social sciences and approval of the instructor.

+Industrial Engineering (IE)

IE 201 – Financial Engineering
3 hours. Principles and techniques of economic analysis in engineering; Financial decision making; Single and multi-project selection techniques. Prerequisite: MATH 181.

+Information and Decision Sciences (IDS)

IDS 473 – Introduction to Risk Management
3 hours. Introduction to risk management. Loan and credit management; credit scoring. Risk measurements and reserves; banking and insurance capital requirements, the BASEL accord, tail events and catastrophic event insurance. Financial contracts and hedging. Same as FIN 473. Prerequisites: FIN 300 and IDS 371.

+International Studies (INST)

INST 114 – Topics in World History: The Ottoman Empire in the Mediterranean World
3 hours. Introduction to history through global events and the historical development of diverse cultural, religious, social, economic, and political institutions. Same as HIST 114. May not be repeated for credit. Past course.

INST 184 – Introduction to International Relations
3 hours. Political, military, and economic relations between states, international organizations and transnational actors. Problems of war, imperialism and the world economy. Prospects for global cooperation. Same as POLS 184. Individual and Society, and World Cultures course.

INST 221 – Macroeconomics in the World Economy: Theory and Applications
3 hours. Determinants of the level of economic activity, inflation, unemployment, international economics, impact of domestic and world economy on business decisions, applications of the theory. Same as ECON 221. Prerequisites: ECON 130, or both ECON 120 and ECON 121; and MATH 160.

INST 333 – International Economics
3 hours. The balance of payments; fixed, flexible and multiple exchange rates; capital flows; comparative advantage; tariffs and subsidies; the factor price equalization theorem. Same as ECON 333. Prerequisite: ECON 218 or ECON 220 or ECON 221 or INST 221.

+Kinesiology (KN)

KN 331 – Sport and Exercise Injury Management
3 hours. Fundamental management of exercise and sport related injuries and conditions. Prerequisites: KN 252 and KN 261; and junior standing or above.

KN 402 – Worksite Wellness: Evidence Based Design, Delivery and Evaluation
3 hours. Introduce students to evidence-based worksite wellness programs at two levels: 1) program design, delivery and evaluation, and 2) program management so that they develop appropriate skills and abilities. Prerequisite(s): KN 400.

+Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS)

LALS 101 – Introduction to Latin American Studies
3 hours. Introduction to the major concepts, issues, and debates in the field of Latin American Studies. Overview of history, cultures, and issues of race, ethnicity, gender, class in Latin America. Past, and World Cultures course.  As of 5.14.14 this course has been canceled

LALS 127 – Latin American Music
3 hours. Survey class that introduces students to the rich repertoire of music in Latin America. It explores the history of genres, their development, instruments and representative artists in their geographical, social and cultural contexts. Same as MUS 127. Creative Arts, and World Cultures course.

LALS 225 – Racial and Ethnic Groups
3 hours. Sociological and social-psychological analysis of racial, religious, and other ethnic groups; consideration of historical and current social problems arising from their relationships in society. Same as AAST 225 and SOC 225.Prerequisite: SOC 100; or consent of the instructor. Individual and Society, and US Society course.

+Management (MGMT)

MGMT 340 – Introduction to Organizations
3 hours. Important organization and management concepts and applications. Their relevance to individual and organizational goal attainment. Emphasizes organizational structure, systems, processes, and change, national and global. Prerequisite: ENGL 161.

MGMT 463 – Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
3 hours. Strategies and techniques for successful agreement negotiation and business conflict resolution. Includes applications to classic situations such as collective bargaining, interpersonal relations, and stakeholder concerns. Prerequisite: MGMT 340.

+Mathematics (MATH)

 

MATH 125 – Elementary Linear Algebra
5 hours. Introduction to systems of linear equations, matrices and vector spaces, with emphasis on business applications. Prerequisite(s): Math 090 or grade of C or better in Math 121 or appropriate performance on the UIC mathematics placement test

MATH 220 – Introduction to Differential Equations 
3 hours. Techniques and applications of differential equations. First order equations: separable and linear. Linear second order equations, Laplace transforms, and series solutions. Graphical and numerical methods. Fourier series and partial differential equations. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MATH 210.

MATH 310 – Applied Linear Algebra
3 hours. Matrices, Gaussian elimination, vector spaces, LU-decomposition, orthogonality, Gram-Schmidt process, determinants, inner products, eigenvalue problems, applications to differential equations and Markov processes. Credit is not given for MATH 310 if the student has credit for MATH 320.Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MATH 210.

+Moving Image Arts (MOVI)

MOVI 102 – Introduction to Film
3 hours. Representative selections from a variety of periods and forms. Development of analytical skills in the reading of film. Same as ENGL 102. Creative Arts course.

MOVI 200 – Communication Technologies
3 hours. History, development, and social impact of communication technology: print, broadcast, cable, satellite, computer, internet. Issues related to infrastructure, regulation, access, globalization, conveyance, and change. Same as COMM 200. This is blended-online and classroom course. Use of computer and internet access is required. A high speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggested. Prerequisites: COMM 103 and sophomore standing or above and approval of the department. Course Information: Registration restrictions: For Moving Image Arts minors must obtain approval of the Department of Communication.

+Music (MUS)

MUS 100 – Introduction to Music I
3 hours. Listening, understanding, and enjoying music. May not be taken for credit by music majors or minors. Creative Arts course.

MUS 107 – Fundamentals of Music Theory
3 hours. Notation, metrical organization and rhythmic structure, scales and key signatures, intervals, triads, ear training, and sight singing. For the general student. May not be taken for credit by music majors or minors. Creative Arts course. Creative Arts course.

MUS 114 – Jazz History
3 hours. A nontechnical survey of the history and development of jazz from its West African roots to contemporary styles. Creative Arts, and Past course.

MUS 127 – Latin American Music
3 hours. Survey class that introduces students to the rich repertoire of music in Latin America. It explores the history of genres, their development, instruments and representative artists in their geographical, social and cultural contexts. Same as LALS 127. Creative Arts, and World Cultures course.

+Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 100 – Introduction to Philosophy
3 hours. A survey of traditional problems concerning the existence and nature of God, freedom, justification, morality, etc. Readings from historical or contemporary philosophers. Individual and Society course.

PHIL 101 – Critical Thinking
3 hours. A practical course designed to improve a student’s reasoning skills. Emphasis is on developing skill at evaluating, formulating and presenting arguments. Individual and Society course.

PHIL 102 – Introductory Logic
3 hours. Sentential logic: representation of English using truth-functional connectives, decision methods, natural deduction techniques. Introduction to predicate logic: representation of English using quantifiers. Natural World – No Lab course.

+Polish (POL)

POL 115 – Introduction to Polish Culture
3 hours. Main trends in Polish culture in the context of parallel developments in Western European civilization. Taught in English. World Cultures course.

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+Political Science (POLS)

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.

POLS 120 – Introduction to Political Theory
3 hours. Competing accounts of the relationships among individuals, society, and the state. Analysis of differing conceptions of human nature through readings in ancient and modern classics. Individual and Society, and Past course.

POLS 184 – Introduction to International Relations
3 hours. Political, military, and economic relations between states, international organizations and transnational actors. Problems of war, imperialism and the world economy. Prospects for global cooperation. Same as INST 184. Individual and Society, and World Cultures course.

POLS 353 – Constitutional Law
3 hours. Selected constitutional provisions and principles as they developed through Supreme Court interpretation. Major attention given to powers and practices of, and interactions among governmental institutions.Prerequisite: POLS 101 or consent of the instructor.

+Psychology (PSCH)

PSCH 210 – Theories of Personality
3 hours. Survey of major theoretical approaches to the study of personality and the evidential basis underlying each approach. Prerequisite: PSCH 100. Individual and Society course. Important placement testing and prerequisite information for visiting students.

PSCH 231 – Community Psychology
3 hours. Psychological principles, research and interventions concerning community settings; community human services, primary prevention, consultation, advocacy, social ecology, organizational change, and citizen participation.Prerequisite: PSCH 100. Individual and Society course. Important placement testing and prerequisite information for visiting students.

PSCH 262 – Behavioral Neuroscience
3 hours. Research and theories concerning the physiological bases of behavior. Understanding of basic brain organization with emphasis on neural substrates of learning, motivation and perception. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 100. Important placement testing and prerequisite information for visiting students.

PSCH 312 – Social Psychology
3 hours. Survey of theory and research in social psychology, emphasizing experimental investigations of attitudes and social cognition, and interpersonal relations and group processes. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in PSCH 242. Important placement testing and prerequisite information for visiting students.

PSCH 352 – Cognition and Memory
3 hours. Survey of experimental findings in human learning, memory, attention, knowledge representation, problem solving, conceptual behavior, and psycholinguistics. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in PSCH 242. Important placement testing and prerequisite information for visiting students.

PSCH 381 – Psychology of Interviewing
3 hours. Theory, research, and practice of interviewing. Emphasis on developing skills for interviewing individuals. Prerequisites: PSCH 210 or PSCH 231 or PSCH 312; and a grade of C or better in PSCH 242.

+Sociology (SOC)

SOC 105 – Social Problems
3 hours. Contemporary social problems examined from the perspectives of social institutions, culture, inequality, organizations and groups, political and economic structure, social change, and social policy. May be substituted for SOC 100 as a prerequisite for other sociology courses. Individual and Society, and US Society course.

SOC 225 – Racial and Ethnic Groups
3 hours. Sociological and social-psychological analysis of racial, religious, and other ethnic groups; consideration of historical and current social problems arising from their relationships in society. Same as AAST 225 and LALS 225. Prerequisite: SOC 100; or consent of the instructor. Individual and Society, and US Society course.

SOC 490 – Senior Research Experience
4 hours. The course integrates theory, methods and analytical skills to a substantive area of sociology. Students will gain hands-on experience by collecting data, analyzing data, writing up their findings and presenting their projects to the class. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours, with approval of the department. Students may register for more than one section per term. Previously listed at SOC 400. Prerequisites: SOC 300 and SOC 385; and senior standing or above and one 400-level elective in sociology and consent of the instructor.

+Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 103 – Elementary Spanish III
4 hours. Continuation of SPAN 102 and SPAN 110. See departmental Website for placement information. Use of a computer and internet access required. This course requires students to complete approximately eight hours of online materials per week. A high-speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggested.Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or SPAN 110 and placement by the department. Important placement testing and prerequisite information for visiting students.

SPAN 104 – Topics in Spanish Language and Culture
4 hours. Can be used to complete the fourth semester requirement in Spanish. Students work with short literary and cultural readings in Spanish and review some specific grammatical concepts. See departmental website for placement information. Use of a computer and internet access are required. This course requires students to complete approximately eight hours of online materials per week. A high-speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggested.Prerequisites: SPAN 103 and appropriate score on the department placement test or placement by department. Important placement testing and prerequisite information for visiting students.

SPAN 202 – Spanish Grammar in Practice
3 hours. Reviews basic concepts in Spanish grammar, including verb conjugations, tense, mood, aspect, prepositions, and pronouns. Previously listed as SPAN 305. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SPAN 104 or Grade of C or better in SPAN 114; or appropriate score on the department placement test. Important placement testing and prerequisite information for visiting students.

+Special Education (SPED)

SPED 410 – Survey of Characteristics of Learners with Disabilities
3 hours. Fulfills requirements for Illinois House Bill 150. Field experience required. Learning and personality characteristics of exceptional learners. Diagnostic processes and educational approaches are examined. Prerequisite: ED 210 or ED 421 or graduate standing and consent of the instructor.  Δ online

SPED 465 – Cognitive Development and Disabilities
3 hours. Theory and research on cognitive development in children with disabilities from infancy through adolescence, in the context of typical development. Models for cognitive assessment and intervention. Same as EPSY 465. Field work required. Prerequisite: SPED 461 or ED 461 or the equivalent or consent of the instructor.

SPED 509 – Educational Implications of Learners with Low-Incidence and Multiple Disabilities
3 hours. Development of knowledge and skills to research, synthesize and apply psychological, sociological, and educational issues for students with multiple and low incidence disabilities. Previously listed as SPED 513. In partial fulfillment of LBSII programs for Behavior Intervention Specialist and Multiple Disabilities Specialist. Prerequisite(s): Must have an LBSI Certificate and Admission to the LBSII Program or admission as a doctorate student or consent of the instructor.

+Statistics (STAT)

STAT 101 – Introduction to Statistics
4 hours. Applications of statistics in the real world, displaying and describing data, normal curve, regression, probability, statistical inference, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests. Credit is not given for STAT 101 for majors in Mathematics and Computer Science, Mathematics, and Teaching of Mathematics. Credit is not given for STAT 101 if the student has credit for STAT 130. Extensive computer use required. This course is offered in both a blended and traditional format. If the section is marked “Blended-Online and Classroom,” use of a computer and internet access is required. Blended sections require students to do some of their coursework online. A high-speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggestedPrerequisite: Satisfactory grade in MATH 090, or appropriate score on the Department placement test, or consent of the instructor. Important placement testing and prerequisite information for visiting students.

+Theatre (THTR)

THTR 109 – Introduction to Theatre
3 hours. Understanding the theatre experience through production examples and the critical examination of the contributions of playwright, actor, director, designer, and audience. Play attendance required. Creative Arts, and Past course. As of 5.14.14 this course has been canceled

+Urban Planning And Policy (UPP)

UPP 493 – Topics in Urban Planning and Policy: Analysis with Excel
1-4 hours. Intensive analysis of selected planning problems or policy issues. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Students may register for more than one section per term. Prerequisites: Junior standing or above; and consent of the instructor

UPP 493 – Topics in Urban Planning and Policy: GIS Project Management Studio
1 hour. Intensive analysis of selected planning problems or policy issues. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Students may register for more than one section per term. Prerequisites: Junior standing or above; and consent of the instructor.

UPP 493 – Topics in Urban Planning and Policy: Grant Writing
1 hour. Intensive analysis of selected planning problems or policy issues. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Students may register for more than one section per term. Prerequisites: Junior standing or above; and consent of the instructor.