Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS)

Subject Number Title Hours Catalog Description
LAS 100 Freshman Seminar: Introduction to University Study 1 hour. Introduction to strategies of intellectual inquiry through the posing and solving of problems characteristic of university disciplines. Familiarization with academic life and environment at UIC. Topics vary. Meets during the first 10 weeks of the term. Prerequisite(s): Open only to freshmen. 
LAS 110 Success in the City 1 hour. Strategies for academic success with focus on campus and community resources. Understanding the relationship between UIC and the diversity of Chicago is highlighted.  Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Field trips outside of class hours required; lunches may need to be purchased.  Class will meet first 10 weeks of term. Open to LAS freshmen only.
LAS 111 Global Learning Community Seminar I 1 hour. Introduction to global perspectives, with emphasis on strategies for educational success. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. For freshmen who are participating in the Global Learning Campus Community Certificate program.
LAS 112 Global Learning Community Seminar II 1 hour. IContinuation of LAS 111. Examination of global issues from a variety of perspectives. Prerequisite(s): LAS 111.
LAS 289 LAS Internship 1 TO 3 hours. The opportunity for students to couple academic learning with career-related experience in an off-campus or on-campus placement. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Credit cannot be applied toward the major. Credit earned in course counts toward the limit on credit for internships. One internship per semester is allowed. Prerequisite(s): Declaration of a major, a cumulative grade point average of 2.50, completion of 45 hours of course work, and approval of the LAS Internship Program Office.
LAS 299 Liberal Arts and Sciences Study Abroad 0 TO 18 hours. Provides credit for foreign study.  Student's proposal for study abroad must have prior approval of the major department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences office. Final determination of credit is made on the student's completion of the work. May be repeated. A maximum of 36 hours per academic year is allowed, for a total of 48 hours, all of which must be earned within one calendar year. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the student's major department and the College office, and the Study Abroad Office.
LAS 320 Introduction to Legal Analysis 2 hours. Introduction to legal analysis and effective legal writing through the preparation of a legal memorandum, judicial opinion, and other written assignments.   Meets at Chicago-Kent College of Law.  Prerequisite(s):  Application to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Chicago-Kent College of Law Accelerated Degree Program or junior standing; 3.5 grade point average; English 160 and 161 with grade of C or better; and consent of instructor.
LAS 490 International Student Exchange Program 0 TO 18 hours. The Student Exchange Program enables the reciprocal exchange of students between UIC and colleges or universities in other countries. There are a variety of programs tailored to meet the needs of both graduate and undergraduate students. May be repeated for a maximum of 36 hours per academic year or for a total of 48 hours, all of which must be earned within one calendar year. Determination of the number of credits to be granted is part of the proposal approval process. Students from other UIC Colleges and Schools are eligible for the program. For more information, visit the website at http://www.uic.edu/depts/oia/resources-student/studentexchange.html. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and approval of the student's major department, the LAS College Office and the Office of International Affairs.
LAS 494 Topics in Cultural Studies 3 OR 4 hours. An interdisciplinary approach to a current cultural debate. Topics will vary. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated if topics vary. Taught at the Field Museum. 
LAS 495 The Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar 6 hours. Seminar with a topic related to the holdings of the Newberry Library. Classes held in Newberry Library. Topics vary. May be repeated if topics vary. Previously listed as LAS 395. Students are required to conduct research at the Newberry Library beyond designated class hours. Pre-tour of the Newberry is recommended. Prerequisite(s): Consent of UIC's Newberry Library seminar coordinator.