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AAH 119 - History of World Architecture I
Comprehensive background as well as concentration on individual cultures and their architects from ancient to medieval times. Discussion of architectures from around the world. Specific details and expressions of more generalized theories and strategies will be explored. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: Satisfaction of IIT's Basic Writing Proficiency Requirement Corequisite: None
AAH 120 - History of World Architecture II
Comprehensive background as well as concentration on individual cultures and their architects from the Renaissance to modern times. Discussion of architectures from around the world. Specific details and expressions of more generalized theories and strategies will be explored. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: Satisfaction of IIT's Basic Writing Proficiency Requirement Corequisite: None
AAH 301 - Thinking About Art
A course designed for those who find art pleasing, meaningful, or significant and who want to extend the range of their sensibilities. Theories of art will be studied for insight, as well as for historical interest and continuity. Works of art will be studied for their intrinsic value, for their relation to ideas and events, and as cultural artifacts. Regular visits to area museums and galleries will be required. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
AAH 322 - 19th Century American Art and Culture
This course explores the artistic history of the United States, from an agrarian society that developed into an industrialized nation with a distinguished national art. This broad chronological survey begins with the colonial art of Copley, Peale, West and Stuart, followed by the nation building iconography of the Hudson River School. The art of Mount and Bingham reflect antebellum culture, followed by Johnson in post-Civil War America on the eve of the Gilded Age. Finally, the course examines the realism of Homer and Eakins, defining a truly American iconography. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
AAH 323 - 20th Century American Art and Culture
This broadly chronological survey begins with Sargent and Cassett in the context of European traditions. Impressionism comes to America through the art of Chase and Hassam, and other members of "The Ten". Early Modernism follows with Henri, Glackens and Sloan, leading artists of "The Eight" and the Ashcan painters, including Bellows. The major regionalists include Benton, Wood, and O'Keefe with Hopper emerging as the most significant artist of the century. With New York as the new center of Western art in post-war America, Pollock defines abstract Expressionism, followed by Warhol and Pop-Art. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
AAH 380 - Topics in Art and Architecture History
An investigation into a topic of current or enduring interest in Art and/or Architectural History which will be announced by the instructor when the course is scheduled. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
AAH 468 - Five Centuries of Contemporary French Architecture
By studying theoretical texts written by five very influential architects over five centuries, the course will provide insight into the qualities of national exceptionalism marked by an innovative and transformative tradition. This tradition has been a central source of the modernist agenda as much as of French culture. This course prepares students for ARCH 469, a course that is part of the Semester Abroad Program. This course may be used for an architectural history elective or a humanities elective; however, it may not be used for both. Students who are not committed to, or do not plan to enroll in, the Semester Abroad Program may also take this course if space is available. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(AAH 119 with min. grade of D and AAH 120 with min. grade of D)] AND [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
AAH 491 - Independent Reading and Research
For advanced students. Instructor permission required. (Credit: Variable) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
AAH 494 - Senior Seminar: Theories of Architecture in Historical Perspective
An investigation of the development of formal architectural theory. Writings by architects from antiquity to the present will be studied, analyzed, and criticized. The relation between theory and practice will be emphasized. The implications of particular theories for such other questions as environment, tradition, change, innovation, revolution, and meaning will be considered. (3-3-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(AAH 119 with min. grade of D and AAH 120 with min. grade of D)] AND [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
COM 101 - Writing in the University
A study of the use of writing, reading, and discussion as a means of discovering, questioning, and analyzing ideas, with an emphasis on audience, context and the use of revision. This course satisfies the Basic Writing Proficiency Requirement. It does not satisfy a general education requirement in the Humanities and Social or Behavioral Sciences. (3-0-3) (C) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
COM 111 - Writing in the University for Non-Native Students
Designed to deal with the special writing problems of those students whose native language is not English. Equivalent to COM 101. This course satisfies IIT's Basic Writing Proficiency Requirement. It does not satisfy a general education requirement in the humanities and social or behavioral sciences. (3-0-3) (C) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
COM 125 - Language and Culture I
The first of a two-semester sequence, this course and its sequel will introduce students to a particular language and culture, which will change annually. May be repeated for different languages. This course does not satisfy the HUM 102, 104, or 106 general education requirement. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: Satisfaction of IIT's Basic Writing Proficiency Requirement Corequisite: None
COM 126 - Language and Culture II
The second of a two-semester sequence, this course and its predecessor will introduce students to a particular language and culture, which will change annually. May be repeated for different languages. This course does not satisfy the HUM 102, 104, or 106 general education requirement. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(COM 125 with min. grade of D)] AND Satisfaction of IIT's Basic Writing Proficiency Requirement Corequisite: None
COM 301 - Introduction to Linguistics
An introduction to the systematic study of language. Focus on the core areas of linguistics, such as sound patterns of language (phonology), form (syntax, morphology), and meaning (semantics, pragmatics), as well as applied areas, such as language, variation, language acquisition, psychology of language, and the origin of language. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
COM 306 - World Englishes
This course surveys dialects of English around the world, including the U.S., U.K., Canada, India, Africa, and the Caribbean, focusing on vocabulary, word and sentence formation, and sound patterning. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
COM 307 - The Self in Language
Explores the constructed nature of the self in literature and non-fiction prose. Special focus on the role of language in determining one's identity. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
COM 308 - Structure of Modern English
This course examines the structure of the English language from four different approaches: traditional-prescriptive, descriptive, generative, and contextual. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
COM 309 - History of the English Language
Beginning with basic concepts in language development, this course traces the evolution of modern English, from its Indo-European roots, through Germanic, Anglo-Saxon, Middle English and Early Modern English. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
COM 310 - The Human Voice: Description, Analysis and Application
Analysis of human and synthetic speech intended for technology mediated environments and devices. Focus on talker characteristics that affect speech intelligibility and social factors that affect talker characteristics. Attention to design characteristics of technology-mediated speech and how humans react to it. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
COM 311 - Linguistics for Technical Communication
This course examines linguistic theory as it relates to everyday problems. The course is divided into four sections, each of which exposes students to an application of these topics to broader issues. Topics include sound patterns of speech, sentence structure, meaning and language and society. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
COM 315 - Discourse Analysis
The analysis of language "flow" beyond sentence boundaries. Working with both spoken and written discourse, students will consider culture and gender-related patterns, and will apply findings from discourse analysis to communication problems in politics, education, healthcare, and the law. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
COM 327 - Standards-based Web Design
This course introduces the theory and practice of standards-based web desigh and development. The course focuses on an agile, incremental approach to building accessible, usable, and sustainable web pages that work across all modern browsers and web-enabled mobile devices. The course also provides a rhetorical and technological foundations for quickly establishing competencies in other areas of digital communication, such as web application development. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
COM 334 - Literature of Modern Science
A study of the literature of science from the Renaissance to modern times. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
COM 371 - Persuasion
The study of covert and overt persuasion and their influences on society and individuals. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
COM 372 - Mass Media and Society
The history and structure of mass media, from print through film and broadcasting to the Internet, and their influences on American society. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
COM 374 - Communications in Politics
This course introduces students to the general theories and practices of political campaign communication today. It investigates how those rules and types apply in the current presidential campaign. More generally, the course teaches students to produce written and oral discourse appropriate to the humanities. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
COM 377 - Communication Law and Ethics
Explores ethical and legal issues concerning communication in diverse contexts, such as: the mass media - e.g. print, broadcast, and electronic; government and politics; organizational hierarchies - e.g. public and private sector workplaces; academic life - e.g. the classroom, student, and faculty affairs; and interpersonal relations - e.g. love, friendship, marriage. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
COM 380 - Topics in Communication
An investigation into a topic of current interest in communication, which will be announced by the instructor when the course is scheduled. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
COM 381 - Topics in Communication
An investigation into a topic of current interest in communication, which will be announced by the instructor when the course is scheduled. (3-0-3) (C) Prerequisite: Satisfaction of IIT's Basic Writing Proficiency Requirement Corequisite: None
COM 383 - Social Networks
This course will discuss a variety of measures and properties of networks, identify various types of social networks, describe how position within and the structure of networks matter, use software tools to analyze social network data, and apply social network analysis to areas such as information retrieval, social media and organizational behavior. (3-0-3) (C)(S) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
COM 384 - Humanizing Technology
This course will investigate and experiment with both conceptual and applied efforts to humanize technology. We will question the goals of humanization and its relationships to concepts such as design ethics and user-centered and emotional design. While the focus of the class will be on computer technology and programming languages, we will also look at humanization with regard to industrial design, engineering, architecture and nanotechnologies. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
COM 401 - Advanced Composition and Prose Analysis
Critical analysis of various types of prose, with stress on the art as well as the craft of writing. The student is required to write several critical papers. (3-0-3) (C) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
COM 421 - Technical Communication
Principles and practice in the communication of technical materials. Students work on the design, writing, and revising of reports, articles, manuals, procedures, proposals, including the use of graphics. Works by modern writers are analyzed. (3-0-3) (C) Prerequisite: Satisfaction of IIT's Basic Writing Proficiency Requirement Corequisite: None
COM 423 - Communication in the Workplace
A study of communications relating to scientific, technological, and corporate structures. This course will help students develop workplace communication skills, including the ability to analyze situations, determine appropriate communications forms, write and revise work-related documents, and give oral presentations. (3-0-3) (C) Prerequisite: Satisfaction of IIT's Basic Writing Proficiency Requirement Corequisite: None
COM 424 - Document Design
Principles and strategies for effective document and information design, focusing on print media. Students design, produce, and evaluate documents for a variety of applications, such as instructional materials, brochures, newsletters, graphics, and tables. (3-0-3) (C) Prerequisite: Satisfaction of IIT's Basic Writing Proficiency Requirement Corequisite: None
COM 425 - Editing
Principles and practical applications of editing at all levels, working with both hard and soft copy and including copymarking, copyediting, proofreading, grammar and style, and comprehensive editing. Attention primarily to documents from science, technology, and business. (3-0-3) (C) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
COM 428 - Verbal and Visual Communication
Introduces students to the issues, strategies, and ethics of technical and professional presentations, and provides students with opportunities to engage in public address, video presentations and conferencing, and group presentations. Analysis of audience types and presentation situations, group dynamics, persuasive theories, language, and mass media. (3-0-3) (C) Prerequisite: Satisfaction of IIT's Basic Writing Proficiency Requirement Corequisite: None
COM 430 - Introduction to Web Design and Management
Presupposing only that students know how to use a Web browser, this course teaches beginning HTML, basic page layout and design principles, basic multimedia, and the structure of Websites, and also introduces students to WYSIWYG Web page generation software and FTP software. (3-0-3) (C) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
COM 431 - Intermediate Web Design and Management
A continuation of COM 430, this course goes more deeply into HTML, multimedia, and some of the advanced features of WYSIWYG editors. (3-0-3) (C) Prerequisite: [(COM 430 with min. grade of D)] AND Satisfaction of IIT's Basic Writing Proficiency Requirement Corequisite: None
COM 432 - Advanced Web Design and Management
A continuation of COM 430 and COM 431, this course covers the most current Web technologies. (3-0-3) (C) Prerequisite: [(COM 431 with min. grade of D)] AND Satisfaction of IIT's Basic Writing Proficiency Requirement Corequisite: None
COM 435 - Intercultural Communication
An introduction to the problems of communication across cultures, with emphasis on the interplay of American civilization with those of other cultural areas. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
COM 437 - Video Documentation
Planning and managing digital-video projects to document concepts and procedures in technology, science, business, and education. Attention to scripting, shooting, editing, and distribution media. Students will work on individual activities and collaborate on a community-service or other client-centered project. (3-0-3) (C) Prerequisite: Satisfaction of IIT's Basic Writing Proficiency Requirement Corequisite: None
COM 438 - Technical Exhibit Desisgn
Planning and managing informative and instructional exhibits in technical, scientific, and business contexts. Attention to characteristics and constraints of space, multimedia, and other resources, along with principles and goals of viewer access and flow. Students will work on individual activities and collaborate on a community-service or other client-centered project. Instruction will incorporate Chicago-area resources such as the Museum of Science and Industry. (3-0-3) (C) Prerequisite: Satisfaction of IIT's Basic Writing Proficiency Requirement Corequisite: None
COM 440 - Introduction to Journalism
Introduction to the principles and practices of modern American journalism. Students will analyze news stories and media, and will cover and report on campus area events. Student-generated news stories will be discussed, analyzed and evaluated. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
COM 485 - Undergraduate Internship in Technical Communication
A cooperative arrangement between IIT and industry, the internship provides students with hands-on experience in the field of technical communication. (Credit: Variable) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
COM 491 - Independent Reading and Research
Consent of department. For advanced students. Based on the selected topic, this course may or may not be applied to the humanities general education requirement. Consult the course instructor. (Credit: Variable) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
COM 497 - Special Project
Special project. Based on the selected topic, this course may or may not be applied to the humanities general education requirement. Consult the course instructor. (Credit: Variable) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
ENGL 051 - Listening Comprehension
(3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
ENGL 052 - Reading Comprehension
(3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
ENGL 053 - The Research Paper
(3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
HIST 300 - World History to 1500
Development of Greek and Roman civilization; beginnings of Christianity; Europe in the Middle Ages; feudalism and manorialism; organization of the Church; the Crusades; medieval intellectual life; the Renaissance. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
HIST 301 - World History from 1500
Protestant Reformation; the Scientific Revolution; Age of Louis XIV; Enlightenment; the Age of Democratic Revolution; Industrial Revolution; Nationalism and Imperialism; World War I; Communism and Fascism; World War II and after. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
HIST 305 - Latin America: 1810-Present
The history of Latin America from colonial times emphasizing the political evolution of the several republics. Special consideration will be given to the political, economic, military, and social relations of the U.S. with Latin American countries in the 20th century. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
HIST 306 - Women in Latin American History
This course will students understand how ideas about gender have shaped the lives of women and men in Latin America and how women and men have, in turn, influenced ideas about gender. The course will improve students ability to understand and analyze historical documents, processes, and writings, and will improve students' verbal and written skills though public speaking and writing. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
HIST 307 - History of Latin American Cinema
An overview of the historical development of Latin American film, from early to contemporary films, along with a study of the methods of critical inquiry developed to analyze film and cultural and political history in Latin America. This course provides differing visions of Latin American history as constructed through film. We analyze some of the major films of Latin American cinema with a view to the characteristic marks of this cinema, its aesthetic, major themes, the various ways that it impacts political, social and cultural systems and how social-political changes in turn impact the production and politics of film. Films will be in Spanish and English subtitles. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
HIST 311 - Twentieth Century Europe: 1890-1945
Nationalism and nation states; patterns of diplomacy; origins, conduct, and settlement of World War I; Russian Revolution; fate of democracy; rise of totalitarianism; World War II and the Holocaust. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
HIST 321 - World Religions I: Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism
The history of the "Big 3" of the world's religions -- Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism -- is traced from antiquity to the present day. Key individuals, texts, theological innovations, and reformations will be discussed and analyzed. This is predominantly a lecture-style course, although there will be occasional class discussions on primary or secondary religious texts. May not be taken for credit by students who have completed HIST 380 World Religions I. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
HIST 322 - World Religions II: Judaism, Buddhism, and Nature Religions
The history of Judaism, Buddhism, and a number of faiths with a similar worldview that have been placed under the heading of Nature Religions is traced from antiquity to the present day. Key individuals, texts, theological innovations, and reformations will be discussed and analyzed. This is predominantly a lecture-style course, although there will be occasional class discussions on primary or secondary religious texts. May not be taken for credit by students who have completed HIST 380 World Religions II. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
HIST 332 - American Women 1840-1990
An examination of how women shaped the course of US history and of how key political and social events shaped their lives. Since no single experience conveys the history of all American women, this course will discuss the diverse realities of women of different races, classes, ethnicities, and political tendencies. It looks at how and why the conditions, representations, and identities of women changed or remained the same. By incorporating women into our vision of history, we develop a more complete understanding of our past. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
HIST 333 - Ethnicity in American History and Life
Examines the creation of the American nationality from its diverse roots, which include almost all the world's great cultures. Special stress on immigration, African American history, and the relationships among concepts of race, class, and gender. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
HIST 334 - The Creation of America: The New World to 1789
Examines how the U.S., its values, and its institutions came to be. Colonization, "Indian" relations, slavery, the American Revolution and the Constitution are studied in the context of the colonial world, including Latin America. Controversial issues and the challenge of discovery are stressed. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
HIST 336 - The Industrialization of America: 1789-1898
Traces America's transformation from agrarian republic to Industrial Empire. Stresses impact of industrialization on all aspects of life, the nature of slavery, the failures of "Reconstruction", and the western and urban frontiers. Explores the adventures that made America a great power. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
HIST 337 - The American Century: 1898-1975
Traces how America attained economic and military power and what it did with that power at home and abroad. Discusses the World Wars, the Great Depression, the limits of the "welfare state," the movement for Black equality, and the transformations of the 1960's. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
HIST 338 - Contemporary America: 1960 and After
Explores the historical roots of contemporary issues. Topics vary by semester but always include the Cold War and America's international position, tensions over immigration and racial integration, and the historic roots of changes in popular culture and daily life. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
HIST 340 - Rise of Global Economy
A historical analysis of contemporary globalization in trade, technology, labor, and culture. The course includes a comparative analysis of the world's leading economies (e.g. Great Britain, Germany, United States, and Japan), and considers their varied responses to industrial revolutions in the past two centuries. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
HIST 341 - History of the Middle East 600-1650
Presents an overview of developments in the Middle East from prehistory through the Crusades. Readings drawn from history, literature and philosophy. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
HIST 342 - History of the Middle East II
This course will introduce students to the development of Middle Eastern culture and political structures from the Mongol Invasions to modern times. The course will enhance students ability to read and interpret primary and secondary sources. The course will enhance students' ability to produce written and oral discourse appropriate to history. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
HIST 343 - Islam in the Modern Era
This course will examine the philosophical, theological, and legal roots of Islam from Mohammed to the present. We will focus on what it means to be Islamic in the Middle East, what it means to practice Islam in a Western culture, and the ways in which individuals who practice Islam are affected by Western ideology: both theological (i.e. Judeo-Christian) ideations as well as Western notions of civil liberties dating as far back as the Magna Carta and even to first century Roman law. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
HIST 344 - History of the Ancient Mediterranean
Students gain an understanding of the history and culture of Greece, Rome, and ancient Palestine. Walk a mile in someone else's sandals while tracing the early foundations of Western culture. Using disciplined analysis and creative interpretation to reconstruct aspects of ancient civilizations, students are challenged to escape their own personal and cultural perspectives. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
HIST 345 - Women and the World: 20th Century
This course examines how women in different regions of the world have helped to shape their nation's society and history. It also explores the connections and/or lack of connections between women, women's movements, and key political events during the twentieth century. The course will both draw some general themes and look at some specific case studies. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
HIST 349 - African American Experience
A study of the African-American experience since 1800, including African roots, formal and informal institutions of oppression, change in continuity in folk culture, and history of social institutions. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
HIST 350 - US Urban History
Basic facts and issues of U.S. urban history; reasons for the growth, development, and decay of cities; origins of contemporary urban political, social, and economic problems. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
HIST 351 - The City in World History
This course explores the city throughout world history as both place and space. The course begins by examining the early history of cities in the ancient world around the globe and then moves across time to examine the medieval, early modern, and modern/contemporary city. By the end of the course students will be expected to understand how and why cities have been constructed and how cities and the idea of the city have, over time, been historically interconnected even before the global urban world of today. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
HIST 352 - History of Chicago
Basic institutions of the contemporary city studied in their historical context, using Chicago as a case study. Political machines, social and political reform traditions, planning agencies, ethnic neighborhoods, organized crime and many other urban institutions. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
HIST 361 - The Atomic Age
A historical inquiry into the development of nuclear energy, its military uses, policy formation, and the attendant problems. Topics included: Manhattan Project, decision to use the bomb, legislation, AEC, arms race, testing, fallout, civil defense, disarmament efforts, foreign programs, espionage. This upper level course is reading intensive. Students are expected to read the required materials for discussion. A mid-term and final examination will assess student understanding of the nuclear issues. A research paper on an approved topic will comprise the remainder of requirements. There are also several films included for this class. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
HIST 372 - History of Engineering
Examines the birth and evolution of professional engineering. Topics include engineering education, professional standards, industrial and government contexts, distinctive modes of thinking, and engineering in popular culture. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
HIST 375 - History of Computing
This course addresses the question "How do technologies change the world?" through examining the history of computing. Readings and discussions on the people, technologies, ideas, and institutions of modern computing; and the uses of computers in computation, control, simulation, communication, and recreation. We'll learn about hardware heavyweights, software moguls, and where the World Wide Web came from. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
HIST 380 - Topics in History
An investigation into a topic of current or enduring interest in history, which will be announced by the instructor when the course is scheduled. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
HIST 381 - Science in Industrial Society: 1750-1900
The transformation of the physical and biological sciences from the Enlightenment to the 20th Century and its effects on culture, politics, and belief; the creation of science-based technologies and the creation of the profession of scientist. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
HIST 382 - Technology in History: 1500-1850
Explores the process of technological change during the birth of industrial societies. Considers the context of early industrial development in Europe, then examines the industrial revolution in Britain and America. Concludes by assessing technology's role in European domination of Asia and Africa. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
HIST 383 - Technology in History: 1850 to Present
Examines technological change as a characteristic activity of modern societies. Investigates the science-based "second" Industrial Revolution in Europe and America. Explores the varied responses of artists, writers, architects, and philosophers to the machine age. Concludes by discussing technology's place in the modern nation-state. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
HIST 384 - Science in the Twentieth Century
Development of quantum theory, relativity, and molecular biology; the growth of science to its present important position in government, economic life, and technological development. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
HIST 385 - The Origins of Modern Science
An examination of the profound change in our conception of the natural world from Copernicus (1500 A.D.) to Newton (1700 A.D.); how the adoption of experimentation, quantification, and new instruments created a new conception of scientific method and the goals and nature of scientific knowledge. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
HIST 387 - History of 20th Century Medical Technology: Artificial Organs I
Students will be provided an opportunity to explore a unique aspect of 20th century medical technology. The complex nature of medical technological development crosses the scientific, engineering, political, economic and clinical boundaries. This focused examination provides a historic setting to better understand the inter-disciplinary nature of the medical and scientific communities in the 20th century. Historic critical analysis encompasses the clinical, scientific bases, and technical components of audiology technology and cochlear implants, joint replacement and prostheses, corneal/retinal replacements and artificial eyes, and cardiac pacemakers. The class is based on the literature contained in the many specialty journals that commonly include historic, biographical and autobiographical articles written largely in non-technical terms. Physiological explanation is provided in class. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
HIST 388 - History of Artificial Organs
Students will be provided an opportunity to explore a unique aspect of 20th century medical technology. The complex nature of medical technological development crosses the scientific, engineering, political, economic, and clinical boundaries. The emergence of artificial organs is a focal theme in the delivery of modern medical science over the last 60 years. This concentrated examination provides a historic setting to better understand the inter-disciplinary nature of the medical and scientific communities in the 20th century. The medical science community is particularly sensitive to their historic development. The many specialty journals commonly include historic, biographical, and autobiographical articles that reflect this consciousness. They are written largely in non-technical terms and are accessible by the general population. Physiological explanation is provided in class. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] AND Satisfaction of IIT's Basic Writing Proficiency Requirement Corequisite: None
HIST 491 - Independent Reading and Research
Consent of department. For advanced students. (Credit: Variable) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
HUM 202 - Industrial Culture
An interdisciplinary course that examines the development of modern industrial society and the impact of science and technology on our culture. Readings drawn from history, literature, and philosophy. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(COM 101 with min. grade of D) OR (COM 111 with min. grade of D) OR (IIT Communication Placement: 102)] Corequisite: None
HUM 204 - Age of Darwin
An introduction to the humanities through an investigation of important changes in our culture associated with Darwin's theory of evolution. Readings drawn from literature, philosophy, and science. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(COM 101 with min. grade of D) OR (COM 111 with min. grade of D) OR (IIT Communication Placement: 102)] Corequisite: None
HUM 206 - Life Stories
An interdisciplinary study of autobiographies, written chiefly by Americans. The syllabus varies, but may include Benjamin Franklin, Harriet Jacobs, Maya Angelou, Malcolm X, Langston Hughes, Richard Rodriguez, Thomas Merton, Frank Lloyd Wright, Judy Chicago. In addition to considering autobiography as a genre, the course examines the historical events and the philosophical issues that have shaped the lives and attitudes of these writers. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(COM 101 with min. grade of D) OR (COM 111 with min. grade of D) OR (IIT Communication Placement: 102)] Corequisite: None
HUM 321 - Introduction to Women's Studies
Introduction to Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary course with an American lens that draws on feminist ideas and scholarship to develop a set of tools for analyzing women's experiences in social, cultural, and political contexts. The course aims to sharpen students' critical awareness of how gender operates in institutional and cultural contexts and in their own lives as well as to give them an opportunity to imagine participating in social change. May not be taken for credit by students who have completed HUM 380 Introduction to Women's Studies. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
HUM 341 - Introduction to Music
Introduction to music strives to provide an appreciation and understanding of Western music of the past 1500 years. In addition to its own structure and culture, music is an important reflection of the development of Western civilization. Its understanding will add to one's other studies of this process. It is also hoped that one's enjoyment of concerts and recordings will be greatly enhanced. May not be taken for credit by students who completed HUM 380 Music Appreciation. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
HUM 343 - American Music
This course will trace the roots of music in America, from Native American music to the present. It will cover music through the Colonial period, patriotic songs, follk music, jazz, and classical music. The class will attend two live performances. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
HUM 352 - Gender and Technological Change
Have you ever wondered why more men choose to portray themselves as women online than the reverse? Or why there are more boys than girls in China? Or why vibrator technology was seen as a medical necessity in the 19th century? Have you ever thought about how the interplay between technology and gender constructs everything from our modern military to how we choose to spend our free time? To where we work? This course explores the history of technology by using gender as a category of analysis. It also looks at how technological objects and tools participate in molding elements of our culture that we may take for granted as logical or timeless. By looking at change over time, we will analyze the different ways technology affects how we live and see ourselves and how gender defines technological priorities. (3-0-3) (C)(E)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
HUM 354 - Science and Technology Studies
This course focuses on the latest work in science and technology studies and the history of technology from ethics in genetic engineering to the social dimensions of computing. Other topics include the intersection of gender and sexuality with new technologies, the role of communications media in "rewiring" our brains and our social connections, and the role of the world wide web in constructing national and global technocracy. Students will read and discuss works by academics as well as journalists in order to offer grounding in the historical, social, and economic background of key technical topics and the presentation of technical topics for wider audiences. Students will also learn about the ways in which authors leverage different information technologies to communicate to wider audiences and how those methods are evolving. (3-0-3) (C)(E)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
HUM 380 - Topics in Humanities
An investigation into a topic of current or enduring interest in the humanities, which does not fit neatly into standard categories. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] AND Satisfaction of IIT's Basic Writing Proficiency Requirement Corequisite: None
HUM 491 - Independent Reading/Research
Independent reading or research. (Credit: Variable) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
LIT 306 - Science Fiction
A treatment of select science fiction texts in terms of how they reflect shifting forms of work and social life in the 20th century. The course will focus on how these texts translate shifts in social patterns and popular entertainment. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
LIT 307 - Graphic Novel
Comics, once a genre associated primarily with superheroes, have evolved since the 1970's to address weighty philosophical and existential issues in extended formats such as the graphic novel. This course will examine the graphic novels from major authors in the genre (e.g., Spiegelman, Eisner, and Moore) as well as "outside" artists. Also covered are the theoretical foundations of comics theory according to Will Eisner and Scott McCloud (among others). May not be taken for credit by students who have completed LIT 380 Graphic Novel. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
LIT 309 - Short Fiction
A formal and thematic analysis of a diverse selection of works of short fiction. The selection will be announced by the instructor when the course is scheduled. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
LIT 315 - The Novel
Analysis of the novel as a literary form with attention to its place in ongoing cultural and political discourse. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
LIT 317 - The Novel Today
An examination of major world fiction since World War II. Readings will be chosen from such writers as Graham Greene, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Heinrich Boll, Saul Bellow, Robertson Davies, and Gabriel Marquez, Nadine Gordimer, Toni Morrison, and Salman Rushdie. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
LIT 326 - World Literatures
Contemporary networks of global capital and information technologies provide the motivation for the reading strategies of this course. The course will examine literary texts from a variety of global contexts from the perspective of globalism and nationalism. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
LIT 328 - Poetry
Study of poetry and imaginative prose, including an analysis of the theoretical, literary, and socio-cultural contexts of these works. The course may include creative writing by students. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
LIT 337 - Shakespeare: Early Work
Study of Shakespeare's work before 1600, focusing on the histories, early comedies and tragedies. Close reading of the plays' language and form, and emphasis on the place of drama in early modern culture. Syllabus varies but is likely to include Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing, Parts 1 and 2 of Henry IV, Henry V, Hamlet. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
LIT 338 - Shakespeare: Late Work
Study of Shakespeare's work after 1600, focusing on the middle and late comedies and tragedies and the romances. Close reading of the plays' language and form, and emphasis on the place of drama in early modern culture. Syllabus varies but is likely to include Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Coriolanus, Othello, King Lear, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest. May be taken independently of LIT 337. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
LIT 339 - Shakespeare on Stage and Screen
While reading is the first step in understanding Shakespeare's work, seeing his words brought to life in a film or stage production comes closest to experiencing the plays as Shakespeare intended 400 years ago: as a performance. For each play discussed, students will view and compare two film versions. Students will also go to a live production of one play. Also covered are a history of Shakespeare in film and an introduction to film analysis. May not be taken for credit by students who have taken LIT 380 Shakespeare on Stage and Screen. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
LIT 341 - Modern Drama
Study of major dramatists and movements in the theater since Ibsen and Strindberg, with special emphasis on such writers as Chekhov, Shaw, Brecht, O'Neill, Ionesco, and Pinter. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
LIT 342 - Theater in Chicago
Designed to introduce students to the variety of professional theater performances in and around Chicago. Main emphasis on seeing plays, ancient to contemporary; essays and oral reports; study of dramatic genres and theater history. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
LIT 343 - Film Analysis
Examination of the style and language of film as shown in a number of feature films, with emphasis on the various ways individual directors use the cinema for personal and cultural ends. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
LIT 352 - Gender and Sexuality in Literature
This course introduces students to literary texts in Western and other traditions that examine issues of gender and sexuality, exploring how both gender and sexuality are interactive concepts shaped by their interrelationships with other vectors of identity, and with the artistic forms in which they are represented. May not be taken for credit by students who have taken LIT 380 Gender and Sexuality in Literature. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
LIT 353 - Writing in Black
An examination of works by Toni Morrison, Paule Marshall, W.E.B. DuBois, Richard Wright and other black writers. The course includes formal and ideological analysis, emphasizing both nationalism and transnationalism in black culture. Prerequisite: A 100-level humanities course. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
LIT 354 - African American Literature
This course explores various issues represented within African American literature. Throughout the course the students will read texts that focus on relationships between race, class, gender and identity. Students will discuss and research topics associated with themes outlined by the instructor. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
LIT 360 - Chicago Literature
A survey of great American novelists, poets, and dramatists who have lived and worked in Chicago from the time of the Great Fire to the present day, and who have made Chicago one of the great world literary centers. Writers discussed include such figures as Theodore Dreisler, Carl Sandburg and Richard Wright. Prerequisite: A 100-level humanities course. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
LIT 366 - Twentieth-Century American Literature
Study of such writers as Steineck, Frost, Eliot, Anderson, O'Neill, Hemingway, Cather, Wolfe, Faulkner, and contemporary writers such as Updike and Toni Morrison. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
LIT 380 - Topics in Literature
An investigation into a topic of current or enduring interest in literature, which will be announced by the instructor when the course is scheduled. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
LIT 411 - Workshop in Creative Writing
A workshop demonstrating principles of composition in fiction, poetry, or drama, studied from a writer's vantage point. Works by modern authors are analyzed. Student manuscripts are discussed and evaluated. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
LIT 491 - Independent Reading and Research
Consent of department. For advanced students. (Credit: Variable) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
LIT 497 - Special Projects
Special project. (Credit: Variable) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
PHIL 301 - Ancient Philosophy
A study of major works by Plato, Aristotle, and other important ancient philosophers. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
PHIL 302 - Origins of Modern Philosophy
The study of major 17th and 18th century philosophers, such as Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Leibniz, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
PHIL 305 - 20th Century Philosophy
A study of recent philosophical trends (or movements), including logical positivism, existentialism, ordinary language philosophy, etc. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
PHIL 311 - Great Philosophers
An in-depth study of a single outstanding philosopher, chosen by the instructor. The focus of the course will be announced when the course is scheduled. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
PHIL 326 - Philosophy of Language
An analysis of the concept of language in both the works of philosophers and the works of linguists. The course looks into theories of linguistic meaning, sentence structure, speech acts, and the assumptions underlying research in modern linguistics. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
PHIL 328 - Comparative Philosophy
This course draws upon two or more widely different traditions in considering one or more topics of philosophical interest. Usually, the course will include both Western and non-Western sources. The course may be organized around a given philosophical issue or may compare and contrast two or more thinkers from the relevant traditions. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
PHIL 332 - Political Philosophy
Examination of different conceptions of legitimate political authority; includes discussion of ideas of social justice, natural rights, sovereignty. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
PHIL 333 - Social Philosophy
A systematic examination of contemporary Social issues such as abortion, euthanasia, war, environmental destruction, poverty, terrorism, and sexual morality. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
PHIL 336 - Metaphysics
Metaphysics. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
PHIL 341 - Philosophy of Science
Through an analysis of the concepts of explanation, theory, hypothesis, experiment, and observation, this course seeks an understanding of how the growth of scientific knowledge is possible. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
PHIL 342 - Philosophy of Mind
An examination of the conception of "mind" as opposed to body implications for psychology, artificial intelligence, and neuroscience. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
PHIL 343 - Philosophy of Social Inquiry
An examination of the methods and theories of the social sciences, especially sociology and anthropology, and their relationships to the natural sciences. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
PHIL 350 - Science and Method
A history of interaction between science and philosophy showing how changing conceptions of metaphysics and scientific method have influenced the development of Renaissance astronomy, nineteenth century atomic theory, ether theories, theories of geological and biological change, etc. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
PHIL 351 - Science and Values
This course will consider questions such as: What role should values play in scientific inquiry? Should scientists consider only epistemic or cognitive values, or should they also take into account social and cultural values? Could science be objective and make progress if it is shaped by social and cultural values? (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
PHIL 360 - Ethics
A study of the fundamental issues of moral philosophy. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
PHIL 362 - Philosophy of Law
An analysis of the concept of law and how it differs from custom, religion, and morality. The course looks into issues of judicial reasoning, the assumptions that underlie the criminal justice system and the imposition of liability, and legal ethics. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
PHIL 363 - Aesthetics
The philosophy of the fine arts, including an analysis of the concepts of beauty, representation, expression and the purpose of art. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
PHIL 365 - Philosophy of Free Speech
Analysis of the philosophical foundations of the right of free speech within the American Constitution's framework. Topics include: the philosophical underpinnings of the right of free speech, judicial review under the Constitution, selected free speech issues such as libel, defamation, speech in the workplace, pornography, flag-burning, and others. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
PHIL 370 - Engineering Ethics
A study of the problems of moral and social responsibility for the engineering profession, including such topics as safety, confidentiality and government regulation. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
PHIL 371 - Ethics in Architecture
A study of the moral problems architects must resolve in the practice of their profession, including problems of confidentiality, candor, esthetics, their and economy arising from the special responsibilities of architects to and public, client, employer, and colleagues. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
PHIL 373 - Business Ethics
Ethical issues relating to individual and corporate responsibility, self and governmental regulation, investment, advertising, urban problems, the environment, preferential hiring. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
PHIL 374 - Ethics in Computer Science
Moral problems that confront professionals in computer-related fields, including questions raised by the concept of intellectual property and its relationship to computer software, professional codes of ethics for computer use, responsibility for harm resulting from the misuse of computers. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
PHIL 377 - Communication Law and Ethics
This course explores ethical and legal issues concerning communication in diverse contexts, such as: the mass media - e.g. print, broadcast, and electronic; government and politics; organizational hierarchies - e.g. public and private sector workplaces; academic life - e.g. the classroom, student, and faculty affairs; and interpersonal relations - e.g. love, friendship, marriage. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102) OR (HUM 104) OR (HUM 106)] Corequisite: None
PHIL 380 - Topics in Philosophy
An investigation into a topic of current interest in philosophy; which will be announced by the instructor when the course is scheduled. (3-0-3) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
PHIL 491 - Independent Study
Supervised individual research for advanced students. **Instructor permission required.** (Credit: Variable) (C)(H) Prerequisite: [(HUM 102 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 104 with min. grade of D) OR (HUM 106 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
PS 422 - Complex Organizations
Introduces students to the significant theoretical frameworks that have emerged over time to describe and explain public and non-profit organizations, as well as organizational actors and actions. The seminar includes consideration of relations between organization and its environment, the importance of interorganizational networks, and the role of power in organizational life. Same as SOC 422. (3-0-3) (S) Prerequisite: [(PS 190-299 with min. grade of D and PS 300-399 with min. grade of D) OR (PS 190-299 with min. grade of D and SOC 300-399 with min. grade of D) OR (PS 300-399 with min. grade of D and SOC 190-299 with min. grade of D) OR (SOC 190-299 with min. grade of D and SOC 300-399 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None