Liberal Arts and Sciences - LAS
The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Spring 2014. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.
500-level courses require graduate standing.
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Freshman Seminar: Introduction to University Study
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 Major and Career Exploration
The career development process and the relationship between College of LAS majors and career opportunities. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Open only to LAS freshmen.
Success in the City
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.
Global Learning Community Seminar I
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.
Global Learning Community Seminar II
IContinuation of LAS 111. Examination of global issues from a variety of perspectives. Prerequisite(s): LAS 111.
Freshman Research Seminar
Introduction to the breadth of research in the liberal arts and sciences. Students come to understand how involvement in faculty research enhances their educational experience. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only.
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.
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.
Introduction to Legal Analysis
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.
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.
Topics in Sustainability and Energy
3 OR 4 hours.
An interdisciplinary approach to issues of sustainable energy. Topics will vary, but will include sustainable energy technology, economics of energy, life cycle analysis, carbon emissions, environmental impact, and energy and environmental policy. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.
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.
The Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar
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.
Information provided by the Office of Programs and Academic Assessment.
This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.