HUM 201: The “Beloved Community": The Classroom in the
Building of The World House
Professor Johari Jabir
The work of Josiah Royce inspired Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to craft his vision of a global community of humanity he called, The Beloved Community. During the 1960s and 1970s, Black musical artists such as Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, and the Staple Singers offered social critiques in their music, but they also created sonic visions of a Beloved Community. In the Black musical tradition of call and response, this course stages a conversation between Black music from the soul and pop era and voices of American Pragmatism. By listening to learn and learning to listen, we will explore how the classroom can serve as a site in the making of The Beloved Community. Our collective reading, writing, and dialogue will result in a podcast called The Beloved Community of UIC.
HUM 201: Border Crossings: Narratives of Displacement and Belonging
Professor Laura Hostetler (History)
This course explores the human experience of displacement and the subsequent search for belonging. Displacement can include experiences ranging from international migration, internal migration, and the consequences of social mobility (up or down). Displacement normally means a shift in geographic location, but almost always has economic, social, and cultural ramifications as well. In each of these instances, those affected need to learn new skills in order to survive—and hopefully thrive—in a new environment. We will also consider what constitutes a border, how boundaries are formed and maintained, and the skills and cost required to cross over. International borders are not the only ones that can be difficult to cross. Course readings include personal narratives and ethnographic accounts that engage the full human experience of what it means to be displaced and to search for a sense of belonging. As a class we will also research and examine the historical reasons for experiences of displacement described in the readings. Finally, we will look at ways in which specific instances of displacement, border crossing, and the ongoing quest for belonging, have been treated in the public arena through media coverage and in political discourse.
ED 394: Community Intervention Strategies for Human Development
Dr. Bernadette Sanchez
Students in this course will learn about human development and social problems and issues from an ecological framework; apply various approaches to community interventions in social problems and issues (e.g., community health, schooling, policing); analyze real-world social problems and issues in human development and offer potential solutions from an ecological perspective; and identify and create social change techniques to address social problems at the individual, family, organizational, community, and societal levels.
CS 112 and CS 113 - Computer Science for Non-Computer Science Majors:
CS 111 is now restricted to students admitted into the College of Engineering. The Computer Science Dept has created CS 112 and CS 113 these are new sections equivalent to CS 111 but opened to all non-engineering majors. Computer Science Intercollege Applicants seeking to take prerequisites courses should be advised to take Math 180 and CS 112 or CS 113 depending on course availability. Note: CS 113 is not offered this fall 2020 semester.
CME 112 - New Gen Ed Course from Civil and Materials Engineering:
The Civil and Materials Engineering Dept is offering a new GenEd course CME 112; Evolution of Infrastructure and Society this class is opened to all majors and it satisfies the U.S. Society requirement.