Courses

There are nearly 300 courses offered at UIC that include sustainability principles in the teachings. The courses focus on sustainability and/or on an understanding or solves one or more major sustainability challenge. These courses may also focus on a topic other than sustainability, but incorporates a unit or module on sustainability or a sustainability challenge, includes one or more sustainability-focused activities, or integrates sustainability issues throughout the course. These courses were thoughtfully chosen by the Institute for Environmental Science & Policy and the Sustainability Strategic Thinking process.Please check the UIC Course Catalog for updated information and details. Click on each course title at the bottom of the page for a pull-down list of available courses. In addition, every summer the Energy Initiative offers a two-week intensive workshop called the Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) that focuses on current topics in energy, sustainable energy, and sustainability. Participants converge at the University of Illinois at Chicago where they live and work together in a tight-knit, diverse community of energy-minded students and professionals. The SISE experience affords participants time and resources to explore pressing energy topics in an immersive environment. These future energy leaders are educated to make decisions about energy at the personal, civic, and global levels, in energy related fields including science, technology, entrepreneurship, economics, policy, planning, and behavior.Also check out the  study abroad opportunities offered through UIC that relate to sustainability.
Accounting

ACTG 545 Taxes and Business Policy
The role of taxes in business decisions. Emphasizes integrating taxes with other variables — behavioral, financial, environmental and other. Also discusses the relationship between taxation and financial and managerial accounting. 

ACTG 570 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
An examination of the decision making process on both the individual and organizational levels. The effect of moral, legal, and economic factors on the decision making process.

African American Studies

AAST 104 African Americans & Education
Examination of the social, political, cultural and economic factors shaping African American’s educational experiences in the United States historically and currently.

AAST 229 Africa and its Diasporas
This course on the African diaspora critically analyses the cultural, economic, geographic and historical implications of population movements from Africa from the 15th  century to the present.

AAST 242 Modern Africa
The effect of European partition and colonialism; African military and political resistance; economic imperialism; the rise of nationalism; the problems of independence.

AAST 247 African American History to 1877
Survey of major social, economic, political, and cultural developments in African American history from the rise of the Atlantic Slave Trade to Reconstruction.

AAST 248 African American History since 1877
Survey of major social, economic, and political developments in African American history since Reconstruction. Topics include Jim Crow, black leadership, migration, civil rights and nationalism.

Art History

AH 122 History of Chicago Architecture
An introduction to the architecture and built environment of Chicago from its founding in the early nineteenth century until today. Field trips required at a nominal fee.

AH 211 History of Urbanism
The history of the city: Its form, meaning, function and representation from classical antiquity to the present. Selected topics in the history of settlement patterns and the planning of cities.Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of Art History at the 100-level or consent of the instructor. Creative Arts course.

AH 212 The Contemporary Built Environment
Varying topics in the way the urban and rural landscape has been treated over the last several decades. May be repeated if topics vary. Students may register for more than one section per term. Recommended background: 3 hours of Art History at the 100-level.

AH 218 Pompeii
Examination of the Roman town of Pompeii, including its history, society, politics, economy, religion, art, architecture, and entertainments.

AH 228 History of Landscape Architecture
 Survey of developments in the history of gardens, parks, and other designed spaces over the past 1000 years. 

AH 243 Medieval Art and Architecture
The art and architecture of the medieval west from 200 CE through the fifteenth century, including urbanism and the built environment. Religious and secular arts are surveyd in their historical context. 

AH 266 Topics in the Global Visual Environment
Selected topics in the globalized visual environment, including urbanism and architecture, art, designed object, and landscapes. May be repeated if topics vary. Students may register for more than one section per term.

AH 271 Native American Art
Survey of the arts of the indigenous peoples of the United States and Canada.

AH 322 Contemporary Architecture
Worldwide trends in recent architecture, urbanism, architectural theory and criticism.

AH 424 Topics in Architecture and Urban Form in Chicago
Topics on the development of the built environment of the Chicago and metropolitan area, and the effect on its architecture of social, political and economic forces.

Anthropology

ANTH 100 Human Adventure
A survey of approaches to the study of the origins and the cultural and biological development of humankind. No credit toward the major if student has credit in other anthropology courses.

ANTH 101 World Cultures
Concepts and methods in the study of world cultures from a comparative anthropological perspective, emphasizing selected non-U.S. societies, cultures, and ethnographic regions.

ANTH 105 Human Evolution
Human evolution and variability; methods of assessing fossil evidence for evolutionary change; principles of biological adaptation.

ANTH 216 Medicine, Culture, & Society
Medical anthropology is the study of human health and illness across culture, time, and location. The cultural, political and moral components of disease, illness, suffering, health, and well-being will be discussed. Prerequisite(s): ANTH 101; or consent of the instructor.

ANTH 219 Anthropology of Globalization
Explores capitalism as a culture, its origins, and the problems of consumer culture in the U.S. and the world. Prerequisite(s): ANTH 101; or consent of the instructor.

ANTH 256 Euro-Indigen Latin-American Contact
Responses of indigenous societies in Latin America to colonization by people from the Old World. The historical and social circumstances of contact and culture change will be covered.   Same as LALS 256.

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

ANTH 276 Pacific Island Cultures
Polynesian, Micronesian, and Melanesian island societies; their ecosystems and cultures, emphasizing their unity and diversity.

ANTH 278 Brazil: A Multi-Ethnic Society
The diverse political, economic, artistic, and folkloric themes of Brazilian life are traced in such national festivals as Carnaval and Sao Joao, and folk religions such as Candomble.

ANTH 311 Anthropology of Consumption
The nature, experience, and cultural politics of consumption from historical and cross cultural perspectives paying particular attention to the emergence of consumption as a crucial domain  within the culture of capitalism.

ANTH 454 A Dynamic Human Habitat: Amazonia Past, Present and Future
Traces the dynamic interaction of humans and their habitats in Amazonia from prehistory until today, illustrating the co-evolution of its environments and populations.

ANTH 476 The Inca Empire
Using an integration of ethnographic, historical, and archaeological information, this course is designed to provide a thorough introduction to the study of the Incas. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or above.

ANTH 478 Paleoindians
Summarizes current knowledge of the first migration of humans to the New World, analyzes its significance, and evaluates the controversies. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

ANTH 479 Culture & Colonialism in South Asia
Examines the emergence of colonial cultures of domination and resistance on the Indian subcontinent from the eighteenth century to 1947.

ANTH 481 Geography Info Systems I
Components and performance properties of geographic information systems. Geographic hierarchies and data structures. Problems and solutions in handling large geographic files. Geocoding. Same as GEOG 481. Prerequisite(s): GEOG 100 and one from GEOG 278, GEOG 386, IDS 100;  or consent of the instructor.

ANTH 502 Theory & Method of Archaeology
Middle-range and general theory in prehistoric archaeology: the reconstruction of prehistoric economic, social, and political systems; cultural materialism and its critiques; cultural ecology and systems theory; social evolution.

ANTH 516 AGH Integrative Seminar
Critical examination of global health issues from social science and public health perspectives. Includes consideration of cultural underpinnings, geo-political influences, design of appropriate and effective interventions, and policy formation.

ANTH 555 Landscape Archaeology & GIS
Study of the space between settlements; meanings these spaces have for peoples of the past and today; theoretical approaches to landscape; methods for archaeological landscape analysis through GIS and remote sensing techniques.

ANTH 593 Special Topics in AGH
Covers special topics in Anthropology and Global Health.

Architecture (3 graduate & undergraduate courses)

ARCH 200 Architecture and Society
Provides an understanding of the issues and factors that motivate and influence architectural design and theory, and how architecture is shaped by and shapes cultural concerns and social organization.

ARCH 562 Architectural Technology II
Focuses on the relationship between architecture and the environment, including the high performance, material specification, adaptive behavior, and assembly systems at their primary interface, the building’s envelope.

ARCH 563 Architectural Technology III
Focuses on the relationship between architecture and its occupant, through an analysis and integration of building and core systems: HVAC, electrical, plumbing, ADA and universal design, vertical transport, egress and life safety systems.

Art

ART 190 Intro to Socially Engaged Art
Introduces the concept of socially engaged art, a practice that blurs the line between art and life, emphasizing participation, dialogue, and action. Includes field visits and dialogue with artists. Students design and realize a public art project. 3 hours. Previously listed as AD 190. Field trips required at a nominal fee.

Asian American Studies

ASAM 230 Asian American Culture & Food
A cross-disciplinary examination of Asian American identity and community formations through an analysis of the intersections of food, culture, and Asian American experiences.

Asian Studies

ASST 479 Culture and Colonialism in South Asia
Examines the emergence of colonial cultures of domination and resistance on the Indian subcontinent from the eighteenth century to 1947.

Business Administration

BA 290 Business Ethics
A one semester 2 credit hour required elective of all non-accounting business majors, to aid our students in the formation of the attitude, disposition and habit of thinking, working and living in an ethical environment.

Biological Sciences

BIOS 101 Biology of Populations and Communities
Species concepts, natural selection, phylogeny, models of population growth, transmission genetics, gene frequency, adaptation, interactions among species in a community, biomes and climate, ecosystem processes, and human impacts on the environment. Animals used in instruction. This course is intended for science majors.

BIOS 104 Life Evolving
Origin and diversity of life; genetics, evolution, ecology and ecosystems; energy flow; photosynthesis; human anatomy and physiology; development of biological ideas; and biology, biotechnology, and human society.

BIOS 230 Ecology and Evolution
Concepts and models of population growth, species interactions, community ecology, and energy and nutrient flow in ecosystems. Genetic basis of evolutionary change through adaptation, natural selection, and other mechanisms. Prerequisite(s): BIOS 101.

BIOS 236 Animal Behavior
Examine the proximate and ultimate causes of animal behavior; neural and hormonal mechanisms; diversity of behavior and their relationship to an organism’s ecology and evolution. Prerequisite(s): BIOS 101.

BIOS 331 Ecology Laboratory
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(s):  BIOS 101.  

BIOS 350 General Microbiology
Ultrastructure, genetics, molecular biology, physiology and metabolism of microorganisms; role of microorganisms in food, water, agriculture, biotechnology, infectious diseases, and immunobiology

BIOS 430 Evolution
Mechanisms of genetic and phenotypic stability and change in populations and species; modes of speciation and macroevolution; trends in evolution

BIOS 431 Plant & Animal Interactions
Ecology of non-symbiotic relationships of plants and animals, including protection mutualisms, pollination, seed dispersal, animal herbivory and plant defense.

BIOS 435 Plant Evolution
Examines the history of plant life in a rigorous survey of plant genetics, factors that influence diversity of form and function, the astonishing diversity of plant sexual systems, and conservation.

BIOS 437 Tropical Ecology
Introduction to the character of tropical ecosystems. In-depth reading and discussion of one or more current topics.

BIOS 530 Population Ecology
Life histories, population processes and interactions, and theories of distribution and abundance.

BIOS 535 Ecosystems
Flow of energy and nutrients in aquatic and terrestrial environments.

BIOS 540 Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Integrated Human and Natural Landscapes
Examination of ecological, biogeochemical and evolutionary principles; techniques and philosophies of ecological remediation, restoration and conservation; environmental regulation and policy; sustainability in theory and practice.

BIOS 546 Research Methods for Landscape Ecological and Anthropogenic Processes
Students will develop the skills to choose and utilize relevant methods and tools used in the study and management of altered natural landscapes to achieve research and management objectives through hands-on interdisciplinary laboratory modules.

BIOS 547 Field Experiences in Landscape Ecological and Anthropogenic Processes
Evaluation of the issues and needs of various landscape restorations and related urban-impacted sites in the Chicago metropolitan area based upon selected readings, site visits and presentations and discussions with the site manager/coordinators.

Bioengineering

BIOE 101 Introduction to Bioengineering
Principles, practice, and the role of bioengineers in science, engineering, and commercialization of medical products. Professional ethics, career paths, introduction to graphical design tools and instrumentation. 

Campus Courses

CC 120 Dialogue Seminar
Students become familiar with multidisciplinary theory and research on diversity, social justice, culture, and identity, through participation in critical dialogues with each other to explore differences. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Some sections of this course meet during weeks 1-8 and other sections meet during weeks 9-16, as described in the  Class Schedule. Prerequisite(s): Open only to freshmen.

Chemical Engineering

CHE 101 Introduction to Chemical Engineering Concepts
Overview of engineering and chemical principles used in chemical engineering technology. Thermodynamics, transport phenomena, and reaction engineering applied to process and product design.

CHE 201 Introduction To Thermodynamics
3 hours. Work and energy; conversion of energy; theory of gases and other states of matter; applications to energy conversion devices. Second Law of thermodynamics, entropy, and equilibrium, with applications. 

CHE 450 Air Pollution Engineering
Environmental aspects of combustion processes, pollutant formation. Control of pollutants and particulates. Air quality control. Fundamentals of combustion.

Chemistry

CHEM 100 Chemistry and Life
Principles of structural and environmental chemistry underlying the phenomenon of life on Earth, discussed in a historical, cultural and philosophical framework.

CHEM 105 Chemistry and the Molecular Human: An Inquiry Perspective
A general education chemistry course that uses the empirical inquiry methods of science applied to the interaction of molecules–in foods, in the environment, and in medicines–with humans. 

CHEM 305 Environmental Chemistry
The chemistry of the environment and the consequences of pollution brought about by natural and synthetic materials and modern energy usage.

Community Health Sciences (21 graduate & undergraduate courses)

CHSC 400 Public Health Concepts & Practice
Introduction and overview of public health systems, including the philosophy, purpose, history, organization, functions, tools, activities, and results of public health practice.

CHSC 401 Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
Provides grounding in the social and behavioral sciences to analyze public health issues, including individual, community, institutional, and societal factors influencing health and illness.

CHSC 430 Public Health Policy and Advocacy
Frameworks and tools for understanding, developing and analyzing public health policy issues and processes.

CHSC 431 Community Assessment in Public Health
An introduction to community assessment in support of community health improvement activities, including: concepts methods and models of community health assessment and improvement.

CHSC 433 Public Health Planning and Evaluation
Planning, implementation and evaluation of community health programs, including proposal development and evaluation and considerations for community/consumer involvement throughout the process.

CHSC 434 Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Public Health
Planning, implementation and evaluation of community health programs, including proposal development and evaluation and considerations for community/consumer involvement throughout the process.

CHSC  460 Introduction to Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Provides an overview of and introduction to public health emergency preparedness concepts and practice

CHSC  461 Introduction to Public Health Emergency Preparedness    
Focuses on analytic skills and assessment tools used in public health emergency preparedness and response activities.

CHSC 480 Health Education and Health Promotion
Application of theories of health education and health promotion for individual, group, and community-level behavior change.

CHSC 510 Exploring Determinants and Variation in Population Health
Introduces key theoretical frameworks, measurement tools, and relevant datasets needed to understand and describe the health status of women, children, and families at the individual and population/community level.

CHSC 511 Maternal and Child Health Delivery Systems: Services, Programs, and Policies
Overview of structure, funding, and evidence base for maternal and child health (MCH) service delivery systems at the federal, state and local levels. Students are directly exposed to service delivery systems through field-based experiences.

CHSC 512 Translating Evidence for Maternal and Child Health Practice
Using a life span approach within an ecological framework, examines evidence and its translation in maternal and child health (MCH) in terms of underlying theories, program and policy implementation, evaluation, and advocacy.

CHSC 534 Management and Analysis of Qualitative Data
Emphasizes conceptual and technical skills for organizing and analyzing qualitative (textual) data from focus groups, in-depth interviews and other sources, using specialized text-analysis computer software.

CHSC 543 Maternal and Child Health Policy and Advocacy
Examines the social, economic and political dynamics which influence the development and implementation of maternal and child health (MCH) policy and US health policy in general.

CHSC 547 Public Health Approaches to Maternal and Child Nutrition
Advanced seminar course integrating roles and applications of nutrition for maternal and child populations.

CHSC 550 Advanced Concepts in Community Health Sciences
Examines health from diverse perspectives and analyzes processes central to community health practice.

CHSC 554 International Women’s Health: Current and Emerging Issues
Examines current and emerging women’s health issues globally with an emphasis on studying social and cultural factors affecting women’s physical and psychosocial health.

CHSC 584 Community Organizing for Health
Focuses on facilitating community organizing processes in health promotion including theories, field work tools, feminist and international perspectives. Field work required.

CHSC 586 Health Behavior Interventions
Examines advanced concepts and strategies for the development, implementation, and evaluation of public health interventions to change health behaviors.

CHSC 594 Advanced Special Topics in Community Health Sciences
Advanced study of topics in community health, including maternal and child health, gerontology, behavioral science of health and illness, international health, community health, and public health practice.

Classics (1 undergraduate course)

CL 218 Pompeii
Examination of the Roman town of Pompeii, including its history, society, politics, economy, religion, art, architecture, and entertainments. Same as AH 218.

Criminology, Law and Justice (4 undergraduate courses)

CLJ 101  Introduction to Criminology, Law, and Justice
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.

CLJ 102  Foundations of Law and Justice
The philosophical and historical foundations of American and non-American criminology, law, and justice. Focus on diversity, due process, equality, liberty, punishment, social control and legal institutions and procedures.

CLJ 110  Rights, Justice and the Law
The historical evolution, philosophical justification and political context of human rights is examined. The balance between individual rights and social responsibility is analyzed. 

CLJ 114 Race, Class, Gender and the Law
A review of criminological theories, organizational decision-making, and a consideration of contemporary criminology, law, and justice policies with specific attention to race, class, and gender.US Society course.

CLJ 405 The Problem of Justice
Premodern and modern views of justice and their practical utility in analyzing legislative, executive, and judicial programs for enhancing or restricting justice. Same as POLS 405. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CLJ 101, plus two 200-level courses in criminology, law, and justice or two 200-level courses in political science.

CLJ 421 Youth, Crime, Law and Justice in Society
Theories of juvenile delinquency and rule-breaking; juvenile rights; organization and administration of the juvenile justice system in the U.S. 3 undergraduate hours.

CLJ 423 Violence
Explores how men and women have experienced violence historically and in modern times. Students examine how violence is perpetrated through words, pictures, physical harm, and silences. Same as ANTH 424. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CLJ 101 and CLJ 200.

CLJ 424 Gender, Crime, and Justice
An in-depth examination of the etiology of female crime and the involvement of females in the criminal justice system as offenders, victims, and workers/professionals. Same as GWS 424. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CLJ 101 and CLJ 220; or consent of the instructor.

CLJ 435  Organized and White Collar Crime in the United States
Analysis and evaluation of organized crime, including its public perception; sociological, political, and economic impacts as well as past and present enforcement strategies.

CLJ 547 Race, Class, and Gender Dimensions of Crime and Justice
Theories addressing the intersections of race, class, gender, crime and justice. Students examine criminological theories, social construction of race, class, and gender, legal decision-making, and implications for justice in our society.

Civil & Materials Engineering (9 graduate & undergraduate courses)

CME 201 Statics
Analysis of forces, equilibrium of two- and three-dimensional structures, frames and machines. Friction, centroids, virtual work and energy.

CME 203 Strength of Materials
Relationships between the stresses and strains within a deformable body. Axially loaded members, torsion and the bending of bars. Stress transformation equations. Column theory.

CME 205 Structural Analysis I
Analysis of trusses, beams and frames. Classical methods and analysis with microcomputers. Displacements, shear and bending moments, influence lines.

CME 211 Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
Covers the basic fluid mechanics topics of statics and kinematics, with emphasis on civil engineering aspects of open channel hydraulics and pipe flow.

CME 215 Hydraulics and Hydrology
Hydraulics of pipe flow, open channel flow and hydraulic machinery. Ground water and surface water hydrology.

CME 216 Introduction to Environmental Engineering
Environmental engineering and design for water and waste problems. Interactive effects of man-made projects on resources and the environment.

CME 260 Properties of Materials
Introduction to the relationships between composition and microstructure; correlation with physical and mechanical behavior of metals, ceramics, and polymers. Manufacturing methods. Service performance. Materials selection.

CME 261 Materials for Manufacturing
Introductory-level course in materials engineering to familiarize students with relationships between processing, structure and properties of materials used to manufacture devices.

CME 300 Composition and Properties of Concrete
Properties and types of cements and aggregates, hydration, mix design, properties of fresh and hardened concrete.

CME 301 Behavior and Design of Metal Structures
Design of metal structures, behavior of members and their connections, theoretical, experimental and practical basis for proportioning members.

CME 311 Water Resources Engineering
Groundwater hydrogeology and transport; surface water transport and modeling from an engineering perspective.  Laboratory covers ground and surface water transport and pump hydraulics.

CME 315 Soil Mechanics and Laboratory
Soil formation, phase relationships, index properties and soil classification, soil composition, soil compaction, water in soils, stresses in soils, consolidation, shear strength, soils laboratory.

CME 411 Chemistry for Environmental Professionals
Introductory atmospheric chemistry, aspects of air pollution, chemistry related to natural water and water treatment; priority organic pollutants and heavy metals.

CME 422 Wastewater Treatment Design
Processes involved in the biological treatment of wastewater. Aerobic and anaerobic treatment, sludge stabilization, and nutrient removal.

CME 425 Environmental Remediation Engineering
Sources of contamination, regulations, site characterization, impact assessment, waste disposal and containment options, waste treatment options, case studies.  

CME 507 Sustainable Transportation Systems
Transportation network analysis, mobile source emission modeling and life-cycle based transportation energy modeling. 

CME 516 Design of Landfills and Impoundments
Regulatory overview, site selection, waste characterization, design and construction of landfill and impoundment components, operations, performance monitoring, closure plans, long-term impacts and monitoring, economic analysis.

CME 518 Pollution Prevention Engineering
Pollution prevention concepts, planning and economics. Improved manufacturing operations and life cycle assessment. Design for the environment, resource conservation and sustainable development.

CME 521 Environmental Microbiology
4 hours. Microbial cell structure and function, applications of molecular biology in microbial ecology, biogeochemical cycles. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in CME 422; or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: A basic understanding of biology.  

CME 525 Applied Environmental Biotechnology
Advanced biological treatment processes for environmental restoration. Stoichiometry of biological reactions, kinetics, bioremediation, biochemical pathways for pollutant biodegradation, biological nutrient removal.

Communication

COMM 309 Environmental Communication
Description and analysis of communication practices about environmental issues with attention to conflict resolution, media coverage, advocacy initiatives and marketing campaigns.

COMM 490 Seminar in Culture and Communication
Analysis of contrastive cultural paradigms (interethnic, gender, class) to develop student’s awareness of own socialization and cultural orientation.

COMM 503 Seminar in Intercultural Communication
Introduction to basic theoretical concepts and important issues in intercultural communication.

Computer Science

CS 335 Computer Ethics
Ethical, societal and environmental issues for computer professionals. Professional ethics, software ownership, unreliability, responsibility, privacy, computer crime, veracity, expert systems, workplace and health issues. 

Design

DES 330 Industrial Design IV
Introduction to specialty areas of concentration, including visual brand language, service design, and design for sustainability and social responsibility. Builds upon foundational skills through projects.

Earth & Environmental Sciences (5 undergraduate courses)

EAES 101 Global Environmental Change
Natural and anthropogenic controls on the structure and evolution of the earth’s surface environment. Interactions among the Earth’s solid surface, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere and human impacts on these processes.

EAES 111 Earth, Energy, and the Environment
Nature and evolution of Earth from the scale of minerals and rocks to tectonic plates. Earthquakes and volcanoes, their hazards and effects on humans. Natural resources, sources of energy, and their environmental impacts. Previously listed as EAES 102. Field trip required at nominal fee.

EAES 180 Honors Earth and Environmental Sciences
Provides honors students with the opportunity to explore in depth a topic treated in the concurrent lecture course.  

EAES 200 Field Work in Missouri
Field observations in the St. Francois Mountains and vicinity, southeast Missouri. Credit is given upon completion of assignments that include a satisfactory written report. Three two-hour meetings and one-week field trip during the spring vacation. Full participation in pre-field trip class meetings is mandatory. 

EAES 285 Earth Systems
Earth systems and global change; global processes, greenhouse gases and global warming; geologic hazards; energy and the environment; human impact on the physical environment; geology of waste management.

EAES 290 Current Topics in Earth and Environmental Sciences
Seminar on current issues in earth and environmental sciences. Introduction to reading, interpretation, and writing of scientific papers.

EAES 415 Environmental Geochemistry
Origin and distribution of elements in the earth. Thermodynamics and kinetics of mineral-solution reactions. Behavior of stable and radioisotopes in geochemical processes. 

EAES 444 Geophysics
Introduction to basic principles of geophysics applicable for environmental problems and the solid earth including magnetics, electric, seismic, gravity, geophysical well logging, radioactivity and heat flow. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): EAES 111 or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Completion of introductory courses in physics and calculus.

EAES 514 Environmental Radioactivity
Covers the origins and distribution of radioactivity in the natural environment, along with applications of radioactivity measurements to studies of geologic, hydrologic, atmospheric, and biological processes. 

EAES 572 Quaternary Environmental Systems
Interrelations between eolian, lacustrine, marine, eolian and glacial environments for the past 1.8 million years;  geochronologic and isotopic methods; stratigraphic and geomorphic approaches. Prerequisite(s): EAES 470.

EAES 576 Paleoclimatology
Principles of climatology and paleoclimatology; mechanisms and causes of climate change for the past 63 million years; geologic records of climate and modelling. Prerequisite(s): EAES 470.

EAES 580 Aquatic Science
Addresses environmental issues related to lakes, rivers, estuaries, and coastal zones. Topics will cover sampling techniques, impact of humans, and global change. Field trip required at nominal fee.

Economics

ECON 332 Urban Economics
Survey of economic problems of cities; demand for and supply of housing and urban land; residential segregation; suburbanization; impact of government programs.

ECON 334 Economic Development
Introduction to specialty areas of concentration, including visual brand language, service design, and design for sustainability and social responsibility. Builds upon foundational skills through projects. 

ECON 370 Environmental Economics
Analysis of major environmental problems as market and policy failures. Benefit-cost methods evaluated. Equity and efficiency aspects of market-based approaches to environmental policy evaluated. 

ECON 570 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Analytical methods for evaluating the impacts and control costs of pollution externalities and natural resource changes. Consequent implications for public and business policy.

ECON 571 Urban Real Estate and Land Economics
4 hours. Economic analysis of urban real estate and land. Real estate appraisal. Demand for urban land; supply of land and improvements.

ECON 572 Urban Economics
4 hours. Urban economic models and economic analysis of urban problems. Firm location, housing, transportation, local public finance.

Education

ED 100 Introduction to Urban Education
Introductory and cross-disciplinary examination of issues related to education in urban America, with particular attention paid to policies and practices impacting diversity and equity in public schools. Individual and Society, and US Society course.

ED 135 Child and Youth Policies in Urban America
Examines policies and practices for children and youth in urban America using historical, sociological, psychological and economic frameworks. Integrates disciplinary knowledge of educational policies and practices. Individual and Society, and US Society course.

Education Policy Studies

EDPS 104 Race, Place, and Schooling: African Americans and Education
Examination of the social, political, cultural and economic factors shaping African Americans educational experiences in the United States historically and currently.

EDPS 361 Education in Urban Context
Cross-disciplinary, critical analysis of relationships between public schools and their urban contexts, with attention to implications for teaching and learning.

EDPS 412 Politics of Urban Education
Relations between school governance and politics. The role of educational interest groups, school boards, professional educators, and citizens in formulation and execution of educational policy. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

EDPS 449 Early Childhood /Early Childhood Special Ed: Perspectives, Policies and History
Perspectives, policies, history, and foundations of Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education. Emphasis on the effects of changing economic, political, legal, social, and views of human development.

EDPS 500 City Schools: Education in the Urban Environment
Cross-disciplinary, critical analysis of relationships between public schools and school districts and their urban environments, with attention to implications for school improvement.

EDPS 549 Critical Pedagogy: Practice and Theory
Examine theory and practice of social justice teaching in schools, including: history liberatory pedagogies, culturally relevant and critical pedagogies, funds of knowledge, critical multiculturalism and anti-racist pedagogy, critical race theory.

EDPS 552 Leading Urban Schools
Describes the deep structure of conventional and transformational approaches to the principal’s role in improving school leadership.

EDPS 555 Political Economy of Urban Education
Politics of urban school policy and practice. Interest groups, school boards, educators, citizens, and governments as political actors. Educational leadership in political context.Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

EDPS 583 Women in Education
An overview of girl’s and women’s educational experiences and placement within the academic structure (as students, professionals and intellectuals). The impact of gender on the realization of educational, economic and social opportunities.

EDPS 588 Critical Race Theory: Race and Racism in Education
Examines theories of race and racism in education within the interdisciplinary construct of Critical Race Theory.

Educational Psychology

EPSY 415 Fieldwork in Youth Development in Urban Contexts
Experience working with programs that foster the developmental needs of young people in urban contexts. Students will design, implement and evaluate programs that promote personal development and independent action among youth. 

EPSY 420 Social Development of Urban Children
General principles of social development and how these principles need to be modified for this population of children. 

EPSY 447 Adolescence in Urban Contexts
Overview of physiological, social and cognitive development and how the urban context shapes development. The course utilizes an assets-based approach that challenges stereotypes and normative assumptions regarding the adolescents in urban contexts. 

Energy Engineering

ENER 420 Combined Heat and Power, Design, and Management
CHP systems construction, operation, economics, and includes a student design project. Also, builds on previous courses in power plants, engines, HVAC, a stress on economic and software analysis, utility rates, and regulations. Credit is not given in ENER 420 if the student has credit in ME 420. Prerequisite(s): Open only to Master of Energy Engineering students.

ENER 422 Building Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning
Establishes the basic knowledge needed to understand heating and cooling systems, mass transfer in humidification, solar heat transfer in buildings, and psychrometrics. A computer design project will be completed. Credit is not given for ENER 422 if the student has credit in ME 422.Prerequisite(s): Open only to Master of Energy Engineering students.

ENER 424 Industrial Energy Management and Conservation
Beginning course in energy analysis and auditing, and builds upon the critical background established in the HVAC course. An overview of the energy industry, billing, economic analysis, deregulated markets and energy purchasing. 

ENER 429 Internal Combustion Engines
Introduction to engine types, characteristics and performance. Combustion processes in spark and compression ignition engines; combustion abnormalities. 

ENER 450 Air Pollution Engineering
Establishes the basic knowledge needed to understand and design air pollution reduction equipment, particularly from large industrial and power generation plants. 

ENER 451 Electric Power Generation
Thermodynamics and practical aspects of central fossil fuel fired electric generating plants. Focus on large steam cycle generating plants, with discussion of geothermal and hydroelectric plants. 

ENER 501 Engineering Project Coordination and Management
Theory, strategy, and tactics of the use of project management including project planning, matrix management concept, and team meetings.

ENER 552 Design of Energy Efficient Buildings
Emerging technologies in designing energy efficient buildings, including new code issues. 

ENER 553 Sustainable Energy Engineering and Renewable Energy
A view of the energy industries future from the perspective of emerging and alternative technologies. Examples include fuel cells, distributed energy, micro-grids, hydrogen energy systems, and renewables.

Engineering

ENGR 400 Engineering Law
Overview of the legal system. Legal principles affecting the engineering profession. Professional ethics in engineering. Intellectual property law. Basic contract and tort principles. Environmental law

English

ENGL 361 Gender Theory
Survey of theories of gender in culture.

ENGL 362 Queer Theory
Survey of theoretical concerns and historical issues that inform and shape the field of “Queer Studies”.

ENGL 364 Disability Studies
This course surveys the representation of physical and cognitive disability in U.S. culture, 1622-present, in order to examine the ways in which impairment impacts definitions of American-ness.

ENGL 444 Topics in Theories of Gender and Sexuality
Advanced study of topics related to theories of gender and sexuality.

ENGL 471 Topics in Native American Literatures
The history and development of literature by and about American Indians. Content varies.

ENGL 472 Women and Film
Roles and representations of women in classical Hollywood, European art and independent feminist cinemas.

ENGL 473 Topics in African-American Literature
African American literature and culture for students with significant background in the field. Topics vary.

ENGL 474 Topics in Popular Culture and Literature
Study of a specific topic relating literature to popular culture, such as sport, television, and best sellers. Critical analysis of the cultural mythology encasing these subjects.

Entrepreneurship

ENTR 310 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Introduction to the concepts of entrepreneurship, opportunity recognition, characteristics of entrepreneurs, creativity, the role of the entrepreneur in the economy and society, and entrepreneurship in non-entrepreneurial settings.

Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

EOHS 400 Principles of Environmental Health Sciences
Environmental influences on health: population, food, energy; community hygiene and injury control; solid/hazardous wastes, air and water pollution, radiation; industrial hygiene and occupational health. 

EOHS 405 Environmental Calculations
Problem solving techniques as applied to environmental and occupational health: dimensional analysis, mass and energy balances, trial and error solutions, numerical and graphical techniques.

EOHS 411 Water Quality Management
Water pollution; historical and current developments in problems and solutions: characterization of pollutants, regulatory framework, risk assessment, standards, modeling, water purification, public health concerns. 

EOHS 418 Analysis of Water and Wastewater Quality
Basic instrumentation and procedures related to measurement and surveillance of various water quality parameters.

EOHS 421 Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene
Recognition, evaluation, control of chemical, biological, and physical agents in the workplace. Application to preliminary surveys, measurement of exposure, and evaluation of control measures. Prerequisite(s): EOHS 400 or consent of the instructor.

EOHS 428 Industrial Hygiene Laboratory I
Detailed methods and experiments for measuring chemical, biological, and physical agents; and methods for evaluating the effectiveness of control measures.

EOHS 432 Air Quality Assessment and Management
Scientific theory and methods to measure and model air quality for the purpose of managing the protection of the environment and the health of the public 

EOHS 436 GIS for Environmental and Public Health Professionals
Aims to promote a critical understanding of the basic practices and techniques associated with GIS applications in the environmental and public health areas. 

EOHS 440 Chemistry for Environmental Professionals
Introductory atmospheric chemistry, aspects of air pollution, chemistry related to natural water and water treatment; priority organic pollutants and heavy metals.

EOHS 455 Environmental and Occupational Toxicology
General and applied toxicology as it relates to environmental and occupational exposures to hazardous agents. Emphasis on basic principles, specific types of toxicity, and major classes of toxic agents. 

EOHS 461 Community Health and Consumer Protection
Prevention of health hazards due to infectious and chemical agents and physical processes, especially in the home and small community environments; role of health agencies

EOHS 472 Management of Solid and Hazardous Wastes
Management of solid and hazardous waste, including radioactive waste: landfills, incineration, recycling, composting, source reduction, groundwater and air pollution impacts, control, regulations, siting, health impacts. 

EOHS 480 Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Introduction to the framework for policymaking in the realm of occupational and environmental health. Focus is on the role of economics, legal/regulatory processes, and ethical issues. Cross-cultural and international differences will be explored. 

EOHS 495 Environmental/Occupational Health Seminar
Discussions of current environmental health and occupational health topics, with presentations by students, faculty members and visiting scientists.

EOHS 512 Advanced Water Quality Management Topics
Water quality management course examining drinking water quality and contaminant discharge topics. Risk assessment methodologies are applied for deriving optimal decisions. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): EOHS 411 or consent of the instructor.

EOHS 521 Aerosol Science and Technology
Advanced technical skills and theory of aerosol physics required for characterizing aerosol behavior, fate and transport, and measurement considerations in occupational/environmental settings.

EOHS 529 Applied Industrial Hygiene and Safety
Application of methods and best practices in assessing and controlling health and safety hazards in the occupational environment. 2 hours.

EOHS 532 Air Quality Management II
Air quality management: Integration of diverse aspects. Data interpretation; standards setting; policy implementation; equipment design; hazardous spill modeling; indoor air pollution; case studies.

EOHS 542 Water Chemistry
Chemical equilibria and kinetic principles as applied to processes occurring in natural and engineered water systems.

EOHS 543 Environmental Organic Chemistry
Properties and behavior of environmental organic pollutants. Theory and estimation techniques. Concepts of environmental fate assessment. Applications of fate models.

EOHS 551 Occupational and Environmental Disease
In this course students will learn about diseases that arise due in part to physical, chemical, and biological hazards in the workplace and the general environment.

EOHS 553 Global Environmental and Occupational Health
Examines the major current issues in occupational and environmental health and their policy solutions.

EOHS 554 Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
Methods and issues of environmental epidemiology: outbreak,  cluster analysis, cross-sectional, case-control, cohort, ecological, and time series designs; contemporary issues: cancer and reproductive hazards.

EOHS 556 Risk Assessment in Environmental and Occupational Health
Advanced skills associated with performing environmental and occupational health risk assessments. Covers the four steps of risk assessment in detail.

EOHS 564 Geographic Information System Application in Public Health
Advanced level GIS course to promote critical understanding of the major practices associated with GIS in the many applications areas found in public health. 

EOHS 572 Environmental Risk Assessment and Management
Risk assessment from a public health, quantitative and environmental risk management perspective.

EOHS 594 Advanced Special Topics in Environmental Health
Environmental/occupational topics of current importance to public health: pollution, industrial hygiene, and related topics. Variable course contents arranged to supplement the existing curriculum.

Epidemiology

EPID 494 Introductory Special Topics in Epidemiology
Special topics in substantive areas of Epidemiology (including infectious disease, chronic disease, environmental/occupational, social). Course content will vary with each offering. 

EPID 554 Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
Methods and issues of environmental epidemiology: outbreak, clusteranalysis, cross-sectional, case-control, cohort, ecological, and time series designs; contemporary issues: cancer and reproductive hazards.

EPID 594 Advanced Special Topics in Epidemiology
Advanced special topics in substantive areas of Epidemiology (including infectious disease, chronic disease, environmental/occupational, social, methods, etc). Course content will vary with each offering. 

Geography

GEOG 141 Environmental Geography
Survey of the state of the global environment, the measurement of its condition, and prospects for the future. Individual and Society course.

GEOG 151 Introduction to Cultural Geography
Spatial patterns concerning human origin, divergence and convergence in historical perspective. Special reference to humans and the landscapes they create through their attitudes, objectives and technical skills. 

GEOG 161 Introduction to Economic Geography
Geographies of primary, secondary, and tertiary activities, environmental and spatial bases of production, distribution and consumption, current and evolving patterns of land use and urbanization. Individual and Society, and World Cultures course.

GEOG 204 Geography of East, Southeast and South Asia
Focuses on the cultural, political, and economic expressions of place in Asia and the complex blend of environment and development, ethnicity and policy, and cooperation and disassociation.

GEOG 215 A Global Geography of Cities
Comparative urbanization. Development and pattern of world urbanization; causes and consequences; spatial articulation of political and economic power in the developed and third worlds.Individual and Society, and World Cultures course.

GEOG 241 Resource Problems in the United States
Problems of U.S. water, air, and land management; resource demand and supply; pollution problems; agencies involved in monitoring resources. Individual and Society, and US Society course.

GEOG 251 Mind and Environment
How humans perceive and appraise conditions and act spatially in the macroenvironment. Environmental learning and behavior in young children. Ethnogeography and environmental perception.

GEOG 441 Topics in Resource Management and Policy
Selected topics dealing with environmental problems at local, regional or global levels. Topics vary.

GEOG 442 Environmental Hazards and Risks
Environmental risks of natural and technological hazards; causes and consequences to people; social theories of risks; coping mechanisms used to reduce risk.

GEOG 444 Management of Solid and Hazardous Wastes
Management of solid and hazardous waste, including radioactive waste: landfills, incineration, recycling, composting, source reduction, groundwater and air pollution impacts, control, regulations, siting, health impacts.

GEOG 453 Seminar in Cultural Ecology
Cultural ecology and cultural evolution, emphasizing peasant farming and other subsistence systems. Soil management under shifting and sedentary agriculture.

GEOG 461 Location and Land Use
Environmental, demographic, and institutional influences on land availability/use at global/local scales; geographies of production/use intensity; market/governmental controls over land/users.

GEOG 464 Geographic Modeling of Transportation Systems
Discussions of the principles of spatial interaction, emphasizing passenger movements, commodity flows, the practicality of network analysis, and the impact of transportation facilities on land use and regional development.

GEOG 481 Geographic Information Systems I
Components and performance properties of geographic information systems. Geographic hierarchies and data structures. Problems and solutions in handling large geographic files. Geocoding.

Gender and Women's Studies

GWS 101 Gender in Everyday Life
An interdisciplinary introduction to GWS that draws on the humanities and social sciences. Emphasizes intersections of gender, race, sexuality, class, and nation. Addresses historical and contemporary debates, focusing primarily on U.S. concerns. Individual and Society, and US Society course.

GWS 102 Global Perspectives on Women and Gender
An interdisciplinary introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies that draws on the humanities and social sciences. Emphasizes intersections among gender, race, sexuality, class and nation. Addresses historical and contemporary debates, focusing primarily on global concerns.Individual and Society, and World Cultures course.

GWS 202 Comparative Social Movements
International social movements involving issues of women, gender, and sexuality. Content varies.

GWS 204 Gender and Popular Culture
Analysis of representations of gender and sexuality in popular and material culture, using contemporary theories. Focus is on US popular culture.

GWS 259 The History of American Women
Cultural, social, economic developments of gender relationships and women’s lives from the seventeenth century to the present; political and ideological responses; feminism.

GWS 262 Constructions of Gender, Race, Health, and Human Rights
Explores issues at the intersections of gender, race, and sexuality through the lens of health in both U.S. and non-U.S. contexts.

GWS 276 Latinas in the United States
Socioeconomic conditions and cultural experiences of Latinas in the U.S. Historical and contemporary views of labor, health, education, family, identity formation and leadership.

GWS 356 Constitutional Law: Women, Gender and Privacy
A multidisciplinary examination of U.S. constitutional law and politics in shaping issues of gender, privacy, race, and sexual orientation; including reproduction, labor, sexual harassment, political participation, and women and crime.

GWS 425 Sociology of Gender
Variety and change in gender roles; patterns and consequences of gender inequality; gender and sexuality; gender and social institutions such as family, economy.

GWS 428 Asian/Asian American Women in the Global Economy
Examines the racialization and feminization of a global division of labor and focuses primarily on Asian and Asian American women’s participation and incorporation as workers and key actors in the development of the global economy.

History

HIST 218 Pompeii: Everyday Life in a Roman Town
Examination of the Roman town of Pompeii, including its history, society, politics, economy, religion, art, architecture, and entertainments. 

HIST 229 Africa and its Diasporas
This course on the African diaspora critically analyses the cultural, economic, geographic and historical implications of population movements from Africa from the 15th century to the present. Past, and World Cultures course.

HIST 233 History of East Central Europe and the Balkans
Political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in East Central Europe and the Balkans between the German and Russian states from the medieval period to the present.

HIST 234 History of Poland
Exploration of political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments since the first Polish state, the union with Lithuania, the struggle for independence, and Communist rule to the present.

HIST 237 Russia Since 1812
Surveys the major political, social, economic and cultural development from the Napoleonic invasion to the collapse of the Soviet Union. Individual and Society, and Past course.

HIST 242 History of Modern Africa
The effect of European partition and colonialism; African military and political resistance; economic imperialism; the rise of nationalism; the problems of independence. Past, and World Cultures course.

HIST 246 History of American Capitalism
Survey of the political, economic, cultural, and social history of capitalism in colonial British America and the United States, with special attention to property, labor, finance, public policy, ideology, and class relations.

HIST 253 The Worker in American Life
Introduction to the major historical transformations in the lives of American working people and the ideas, movements and organization through which they have defined a collective response to changing conditions. Past, and US Society course.

HIST 255 History of Chicago
The development of Chicago from frontier outpost to post-industrial metropolis; economic, social, political, and cultural changes and institutions; suburbanization and deindustrialization.

HIST 258 Topics in Intellectual History
Intellectual history, focusing on the development of ideas in their political, social and cultural contexts or the relationship between diverse fields, such as science, philosophy and religion.

HIST 259 The History of American Women
Cultural, social, economic developments of gender relationships and women’s lives from the seventeenth century to the present; political and ideological responses; feminism.

HIST 262 Latin America Since 1850
Provides an introduction to Latin American socioeconomic, political, and cultural development since 1850 with emphasis on major countries and regions.

HIST 283 Topics on Environmental History
Topics in environmental history at the introductory level. Courses offered will examine environmental processes as they interact with the human environment, trade and politics at the local, national and/or international levels.

HIST 288 History of Modern Puerto Rico
Survey of political and socioeconomic history from 1868 to the present. Same as LALS 288.

HIST 290 Mexican-American History
The political, social, economic, and cultural development of the Mexican people in the U.S. from colonial times until the present.

HIST 479 Culture and Colonialism in South Asia
Examines the emergence of colonial cultures of domination and resistance on the Indian subcontinent from the 18th century to 1947.

HIST 593 Special Topics in the History of Work, Race, and Gender in the Urban World
Special topics related to the concentration in the History of Work, Race, and Gender in the Urban World.

Human Nutrition

HN 110 Foods
The principles of food components, component interactions, food selection, preparation and service.

HN 196 Nutrition
Provides a foundation in the basic principles of human nutrition in maintaining and promoting health through good dietary choices.

HN 202 Culture and Food
Provides a perspective on factors that affect the development of food habits, similarities and differences across cultures, and how the use of foods provides a window to multiculturalism. World Cultures course. 

HN 203 Culture and Food Lab
Practical application of accurately preparing, presenting, and modifying cultural specific foods.

HN 296 Nutrition and Physical Activity
Integrates the fundamental principles of nutrition and physical activity to provide students with knowledge of proper nutrition for improving health, fitness and performance.

HN 313 Introduction to Community Nutrition
Assessment, planning and evaluation of community nutrition programs using a systems approach.

HN 320 Clinical Nutrition I
Principles of nutrition, biochemistry, physiology, and pathology related to the management of starvation, obesity and gastrointestinal diseases, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

Honors College Courses

HON 121 Honors Core in Understanding Individual and Society and Understanding Creative Arts
An interdisciplinary general education course designed around a central theme. Themes address topics related to understanding the individual and society and understanding the creative arts. 

HON 125 Honors Core in Understanding the Past and Exploring World Cultures
An interdisciplinary general education course designed around a central theme. Themes address topics related to understanding the past and exploring world cultures. Honors, Past, and World Cultures course.

HON 134 Honors Core in Analyzing the Natural World and Understanding U.S. Society
An interdisciplinary general education course designed around a central theme. Themes address topics related to analyzing the natural world and understanding U.S. Society. Honors, Natural World – No Lab, and US Society course.

HON 201 Honors Seminar
A series of specially arranged seminars in different areas of interest. Previous topics included, “The Sustainable Campus”

Health Policy and Administration

HPA 400 Principles of Management in Public Health
A detailed discussion of the conceptual and theoretical foundations to the principles of management with an emphasis on public health and health care settings.

HPA 402 Social Ethics and Public Health
Application of ideas from philosophy, law, political science and economics to analyze the ethical basis of public health policies and programs.

HPA 430 Introduction to Public Health Policy Analysis
Identifies and discusses health status as a function of public policy; policymaking to improve the publics health; current health policy topics and methodology.

HPA 432 Public Health Advocacy
Examination of the courts, government agencies, legislatures and public opinion and an analysis of their decision making; planning an advocacy campaign using “strategic analysis.”

HPA 436 GIS for Environmental and Public Health Professionals
Aims to promote a critical understanding of the basic practices and techniques associated with GIS applications in the environmental and public health areas.

HPA 441 Strategic Management of Healthcare Organizations
Introduction to strategic analysis for healthcare organizations. Topics include: Healthcare competition, entrepreneurship, technology and innovation, multi-constituent environment, and human resources.

HPA 444 Strategic Planning and Budgeting
Strategic planning within organizations, with constituencies and stakeholders. Introduces management control function, its activities, structure, process, and consequences, including quality measures and performance evaluation.

HPA 464 Sociocultural Dimensions of Health Disparities Research
Addresses a range of measurement issues and additional concepts that are important when conceptualizing, planning, and conducting health disparities research.

HPA 469 Evidence Based Policy Development and Implementation: Health Disparity Case Studies
This case study based course focuses on the development, implementation and evaluation of health policy that aims to reduce health disparities in the US. Emphasizes systematic public policy approaches to address health disparity issues.

International Studies

INST 106 The World Since 1400
Overview of historical developments that created an interconnected world. Explorations, rise of capitalism, European colonialism, nationalism and development, and post-colonialism. Past, and World Cultures course.

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

INST 221 Macroeconomics in the World Economy: Theory and Applications
Determinants of the level of economic activity, inflation, unemployment, international economics, impact of domestic and world economy on business decisions, applications of the theory.

INST 284 International Security
International conflict and cooperation, including war, nationalism, global inequality, and the environment.

Interdisciplinary Public Health Sciences

IPHS 409 Global Public Health Challenges
An ecological approach to public health to provide a broad overview of current health problems around the world, with an emphasis on low income countries.

IPHS 410 Global Public Health Solutions
Utilizes readings and case studies of successful health interventions in the developing world to orient students to the field of global public health.

IPHS 501 Public Health Leadership Seminar I
Intended to build organizational and systems leadership skills for public health professionals who are expected to be in leadership positions at the highest levels within the public health system.

IPHS 502 Public Health Leadership Seminar II
Application of strategic management as a leadership tool to drive change and foster innovation within public health organizations and public health systems.

IPHS 503 DrPH Integrative Methods Seminar I
Explores principles of research study design which integrate analytic methods for public health analysis to solve problems and conduct practice based research. Methods include epidemiology, needs assessment, and evaluation.

IPHS 505 DrPH Integrative Methods Seminar II
Alternative research designs featuring case study methods, action research, and systems analysis, for problem-solving and to support evidence-based public health practice research.

IPHS 510 Leadership in Public Health Policy Development
Policy development or policy planning is a leadership activity and part of the DrPH competency framework. This course covers the policy process and role of policy analysis in policy development from a leadership perspective.

Interdisciplinary Studies in the Arts

ISA 100 Freshman Seminar: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Practice in the Arts
Focuses on methods of making connections in which students will have the opportunity to engage in relevant interdisciplinary inquiry and practice.

Industrial Engineering

IE 525 Technology to Promote Physical Activity Among Persons with Disabilities
Applications of new and emerging technologies to promote participation in and adherence to healthful physical activity by people with disabilities. Considers ways of redesigning physical, social and attitudinal environments to achieve these outcomes.

Kinesiology

KN 130 Stress Management
Introduction to stress and its effects on health, with experiential application of coping strategies and relaxation techniques. Addresses conventional and innovative approaches, with a special emphasis on the role of exercise

KN 152 Introduction to Exercise Science and Health
Provides students with the fundamental knowledge of the structure and function of the human body, particularly as it relates to the interaction between physical activity and health and disease 

KN 330 Women’s Health-Related Fitness
The integration of social and physiological sciences to explore the relationship between women’s health status and physical activity/exercise participation.

KN 402 Worksite Wellness: Evidence Based Design, Delivery and Evaluation
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.

KN 538 Race, Culture, and Health Disparities
Focuses on developing students’ critical thinking skills as they relate to race, health disparities and engaging in culturally responsive care. Same as DHD 528 and OT 528. Students registering for 3 hours of credit complete an immersion activity and a research paper. 

Latin American and Latino Studies

LALS 104 Puerto Rican Studies
Analysis of historical, cultural, political, social and economic issues of Puerto Rico: the political status of Puerto Rico, problems of cultural identity, migration and economic dependence.

LALS 105 Introduction to Mexican Studies
Overview of Latin American indigenous societies from the Precolumbian era to the present, using archaeological, historical, and anthropological findings to analyze the changes and adaptations of native cultures from Latin America.

LALS 220 Latin American Cities in a Global Context: Environment, Employment, and Housing
Global economic trends impacting Latin American cities, with a focus on three urban planning issues: environment, employment and housing. Growing inequality, precarious employment, spatial segregation, and squatter settlements will be explored.

LALS 229 Sociology of Latinos
Examines social, political and economic issues affecting Latino groups.   While focusing on the process of racialization, the course also examines immigration, language rights, gender and sexuality, labor market, media, and youth.

LALS 233 Latinos in Chicago
Development and dynamics of Chicago’s Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central and South American communities: settlement, demographics, economics, culture, social institutions and political participation. 

LALS 262 Latin America Since 1850
Provides an introduction to Latin American socioeconomic, political, and cultural development since 1850 with emphasis on major countries and regions.

LALS 272 Brazil: A Multi-Ethnic Society
The diverse political, economic, artistic, and folkloric themes of Brazilian life are traced in such national festivals as Carnaval and Sao Joao, and folk religions such as Candomble.

LALS 276 Latinas in the United States
Socioeconomic conditions and cultural experiences of Latinas in the U.S. Historical and contemporary views of labor, health, education, family, identity formation and leadership.

LALS 277 Issues of Race, Class, and Gender Among Latinos
Institutional, cultural and psychological components of race, class, and gender relations. Institutional inequality, questions of assimilation and identity, attitudes, and effects of inequality on community.  

LALS 278 Latin American/Latino Film Studies
Latin American and U.S. Latino film as expressing and impacting socioeconomic, political, ideological and literary systems, modes of “elite” and popular culture, everyday life.

LALS 288 History of Puerto Rico
Survey of political and socioeconomic history from 1868 to the present.

LALS 290 Mexican-American History
The political, social, economic, and cultural development of the Mexican people in the U.S. from colonial times until the present.

LALS 391 Seminar in Latin American Studies
Diverse aspects of modern Latin American society, politics, culture and economics from the wars of independence to contemporary times.

Liberal Arts and Sciences

LAS 111 Global Learning Community Seminar I
Introduction to global perspectives, with emphasis on strategies for educational success.

LAS 112 Global Learning Community Seminar II
Continuation of LAS 111. Examination of global issues from a variety of perspectives.

LAS 493 Topics in Sustainability and Energy
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.

LRSC 500 Intro to Learning Sciences
Key principles of learning, development, and language. Cognitive, social, and affective dimensions of learning. Applicability to diverse learners and contexts of learning.

LRSC 511 Analysis of Teaching and Learning Interactions
Tools and techniques for the capture and analysis of multi-modal interaction among learners, teachers, and environments. Discourse, gesture, media, instrumentation.

LRSC 513 Change in Individuals and Organizations: Implementing and Institutionalizing Change for Learning
This course examines the relationships between processes of learning and the ways in which organizations can be changed to foster learning in individuals or groups.

Mechanical Engineering

ME 450 Air Pollution Engineering
Environmental aspects of combustion processes, pollutant formation. Control of pollutants and particulates. Air quality control. Fundamentals of combustion. 

Management

MGMT 350 Business and Its External Environment
Concerns the political, economic, social, legal, regulatory and international environment of business and the ethics and social responsibility of business actions.

MGMT 460 Business, Society & the Global Economy
Managing in a free enterprise system. Market, regulatory, ethical, and cultural norms. Internationalization of business; urban problems of business; landmark and contemporary case analyses. 

MGMT 466 Managerial Effectiveness Through Diversity
Management of diverse work forces. Discrimination, affirmative action, career development, socialization and social change policies; historical, psychological, sociological, legal and managerial viewpoints.

MGMT 480 Transportation Systems Management
Provides a fundamental knowledge of problems and practices encountered in the management of transportation systems. Includes impact of public policy; capital facilities; industry structure; costs; operations pricing and environmental relationships.

MGMT 485 Business Ethics
Leading theories of ethics and moral choice. Analysis of ethical problems in business. Guidelines for ethical decision-making. Case studies in business ethics.

Marketing

MKTG 461 Consumer Market Behavior
Understanding consumer decision processes; steps in decision making, including need recognition, perception, cognition and attitude formation; effect of environmental social, psychological, and individual difference factors on consumer decision making.

MKTG 469 Global Marketing
The strategic and tactical marketing of goods and services to countries beyond domestic or current markets. Distinct economic, socio-cultural, and political-legal-regulatory environments are considered.

MKTG 473 The Personal Selling Effort in Marketing
Analysis of selling strategies and tactics in different situations; problems of managing sales force. Cultural differences in selling techniques as well as ethical concerns will be discussed.

MKTG 475 Product Management
Development and review of new and existing products during their life cycles; the evolution of products and services from a creative idea to their withdrawal from the market.

MKTG 560 Marketing Management
The structural system for the management of marketing: environmental considerations; goal determinations; the sequential process; marketing planning; product-market integration; channel components; demand stimulation; evaluation and audit.

Nursing Elective

NUEL 310 Exploring Complementary/Alternative Practices
Explores philosophical, historical, cultural and clinical aspects of complementary/alternative practices. Providing holistic nursing care by incorporating complementary/alternative practices will be emphasized.

Nursing Specialty

NUSP 503 Financial Resource Management for Nursing Decision Makers
Provide the clinical decision maker with state of the art tools to plan, implement, and evaluate the financial viability of health care programs and initiatives. 

Examination of international, national and local environments for health, health systems, health policy and their outcomes. Influence of social, cultural and ethical factors.

Occupational Therapy

OT 526 Assistive Technology and the Environment
3 hours. Assessing the need for, delivering, and evaluating the outcomes of occupationally-based technology and environmental interventions with people with disabilities within the home, school, workplace and community. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in OT 411 and grade of C or better in OT 412 and grade of C or better in OT 416 and grade of C or better in AHS 510.

 

OT 550 Disability in the Urban Environment
4 hours. Features of urban contexts that influence experiences of persons with disabilities are examined as they exacerbate problems or enhance resources in low income communities.

Public Administration

More to come!

Philosophy

More to come!

Pharmacognosy

PMPG 480 Biological Evaluation of Natural Products
3 hours. Short-term procedures useful for the discovery and characterization of natural product drugs, with related laboratory experiments, and principles of more advanced drug development. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

Physics

PHYS 123 Physics of the Environment
5 hours. Investigation of the physical environment of humans and of environmental problems, using the language and methods of physics including a study of energy, climate, ozone, and industrial waste. Prerequisite(s): High school algebra. Natural World – With Lab course.

PHYS 116 Energy for Future Decision-Makers
3 hours. 
Survey of energy sustainability and environmental issues. All energy forms of production, sources, storage, and uses; their environmental implications on a global scale within the scientific, technological, political, economic, and social context. Recommended background: High school algebra. Natural World – No Lab course.

Polish

More to come!

Political Science (undergraduate)

POLS 112 African American Politics and Culture
3 hours. A survey of African American political and cultural activism from the Black Convention Movement of the 1830s to contemporary times. Same as AAST 103. Individual and Society, and US Society course.

 

POLS 209 Latinos and Politics
3 hours. Latino politics and politicians in the context of the American political system. The political system, Latino participation, experience, and research on political processes. Same as LALS 283. US Society course.

 

POLS 210 Introduction to Urban Politics
3 hours. Growth and legal problems of cities: intergovernmental relations; powers and forms of government; pressure group activity; municipal functions and services; and revenue problems. Prerequisite(s): POLS 101 or POLS 103 or POLS 190.

 

POLS 275 Gender in Latin America
3 hours. Latin American women in historical perspective from pre-Columbian and Iberian societies to the present. Same as GWS 275, and LALS 275. World Cultures course.

 

POLS 311 Black Politics in the United States
3 hours. Historical analysis of Black electoral politics in the U.S., including traditional political party participation and movement politics. Same as AAST 306. Prerequisite(s): Three courses in political science, history or sociology, or consent of the instructor.

 

POLS 314 Neighborhood and Community Political Organizations
3 hours. The strategies, strengths and weaknesses of community and neighborhood organizations designed around human capital investment (such as education, employment, crime and violence, and community preservation). Prerequisite(s): POLS 101 and POLS 200.

 

POLS 354 The Constitution and Civil Liberties
3 hours. Civil rights, including religion, speech, assembly, press, and rights of the accused. Prerequisite(s): POLS 101 or consent of the instructor.

 

POLS 356 Constitutional Law: Women, Gender and Privacy
3 hours. A multidisciplinary examination of U.S. constitutional law and politics in shaping issues of gender, privacy, race, and sexual orientation; including reproduction, labor, sexual harassment, political participation, and women and crime. Same as AAST 356, and GWS 356. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in POLS 101 or grade of C or better in POLS 112 or grade of C or better in AAST 100 or grade of C or better in AAST 103 or grade of C or better in GWS 101; or consent of the instructor.

 

POLS 485 Gender and Politics
3 OR 4 hours. Impact of gender on basic categories of western political thought. Distinctions between reason and emotion, public and private, among others, examined from feminist perspective. Same as GWS 485. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): POLS 190 and one 200-level course in political theory; or consent of the instructor.

Psychology (graduate & undergraduate)

PSCH 201 The Psychology of African Americans
3 hours. Historical analysis of various psychological approaches to the African American experience and identity. Special attention to development of African American psychology as a disciplinary orientation. Same as AAST 201. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 100 or consent of the instructor. Individual and Society, and US Society course.

 

PSCH 202 African American Behavioral Patterns
3 hours. Formal theories on personality in terms of interdependence between personal characteristics, African American culture, and oppression; social-psychological aspects of black identity and interpersonal behavior. Same as AAST 202. Prerequisite(s) PSCH 100 or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Credit in AAST 201. Individual and Society, and US Society course.

 

PSCH 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 GWS 315. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in PSCH 242 or consent of the instructor.

 

PSCH 420 Social Development of Urban Children
3 OR 4 hours. General principles of social development and socialization during childhood and the factors common to urban children that illustrate and modify these principles. Same as EPSY 420. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Admission to a graduate program in education or psychology, or consent of the instructor.

 

PSCH 515 Psychology of Women and Gender
3 hours. Critical examination of psychological theories and research on women and gender, including biological, psychoanalytic, socialization, power, and social constructionist perspectives. Same as GWS 515. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in psychology; or PSCH 315 or GWS 315, and consent of the instructor.

 

PSCH 521 Violence Against Women
4 hours. Examines the extent, causes, and consequences of sexual assault, intimate partner violence (e.g., domestic violence, dating violence), and sexual harassment, and considers the impact of culture and community on violence and its victims. Same as GWS 521. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

 

PSCH 532 Community Intervention
3 hours. Theory, research and practice of community interventions in public, nonprofit and voluntary settings, such as disability organizations; intervention types and effectiveness; role of community intervenor. Same as DHD 532. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

Public Health

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Sociology

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Social Work

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Spanish

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Special Education

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Urban & Public Affairs

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Urban Planning & Policy

UPP 301 Political Economy of Urban Development
3 hours. Political and economic approaches to the study of urban life, urban problems and the built environment. Same as UPP 301. Field work required.Prerequisite(s): Admission to the BA in Urban and Public Affiars Program or consent of the instructor.

 

UPP 403 Introduction to Urban Planning
3 OR 4 hours. Patterns of city growth, physical, socio-economic, and environmental issues. Contemporary planning issues. Future of cities. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Advanced undergraduate standing or consent of the instructor.

 

UPP 537 Economic and Environmental Planning
4 hours. Analytical and economic methods for environmental planning and management. Applications to selected problems. Prerequisite(s): UPP 504 or UPP 554.

 

UPP 554 Environmental Planning
4 hours. The relationship of federal and state environmental policies and legislation to urban and regional planning efforts. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.