Courses

This course will examine some of the major social and economic changes that have occurred in India since the period of liberalization (1990s), and assess the ensuing representations of these shifts in contemporary Bollywood and Bollywood-inspired films. This course fulfills GE area C1 Arts).
An interdisciplinary 'gateway course' examining the meaning of a liberal education, emphasizing seminar skills, oral and written communication, and introducing the portfolio. It is taken with LIBS 204, 205, or 304 (fall) or LIBS 208, 209 or 308 (spring) in the first semester of upper-division study. Students must earn a grade of C or higher to continue in Hutchins.
This course covers the US history content required for multiple subject teacher preparation. It is designed to examine fundamental beliefs, assumptions, and "self-evident" truths that serve as the foundation for American culture and politics, and then to consider those truths in light of challenges provided by multicultural perspectives.
This courseis designed to raise critical questions regarding cultural practices in a variety of settings. Topics may include non-Western cultures, cross-cultural issues, popular culture, and global politics.
Students will explore basic issues inside the American educational system while fulfilling the state-mandated classroom experience requirement for admission to the credential program.
Courses under this core area focus on the relationship between the individual human societies. The moral and ethical underpinnings of our patterns of social interaction are investigated with special attention paid to how these affect race, gender, and class relations. Of particular importance to social scientists are questions concerning whether the goals of human dignity, political justice, economic opportunity, and cultural expression are being enhanced or destroyed by specific historical developments, cultural practices, economic arrangements, and political institutions. Examples of seminars in Core A: Postmodernism, Quest for Democracy, and Conspiracy Theories. Prerequisite: LIBS 302 or LIBS 202 prior. May be repeated for credit.
Included in this core area are courses that deal with science and technology and their relationship to the individual and society. Students build upon their understanding of the sciences and come to grips with some of the crucial issues posed by our culture's applications of science and technology. Students write on topics which address scientific aspects of social issues, the contribution science makes to understanding issues of personal concern, and science as a social endeavor. Examples of seminars in Core B: Health and Healing, Machine as Metaphor, Global Food Web, and The Future of Energy. Prerequisite: LIBS 302 or LIBS 202 prior. May be repeated for credit.
Through the arts and humanities we explore what and why humans create. Courses focus on the broad range of experiences in novels, poetry, drama and other literary forms; the visual arts; languages; architecture; music; dance; the writings of philosophers; and the thought and literature of the world's religions. Study in the arts and humanities explores the inner world of creativity and individual values as well as the questions about how we arrive at a sense of meaning and purpose, ethical behavior, and a sense of beauty and order in the world. Examples of seminars in Core C: Earth Art, African Art, Memoir, Countercultures, and Minorities in American Cinema. Prerequisite: LIBS 302 or LIBS 202 prior. May be repeated for credit. Course taught in face-to-face or hybrid modes.
Courses in this core area deal with such issues as the study of biology as it relates to psychology, consciousness and perceptions of reality, meaning-making as a necessary human achievement, and identity formation as it is understood in the light of developmental psychology. Examples of seminars in Core D: Madness and Civilization, Death and Dying, Personal Geographies, and Empathy. This course fulfills GE Area E (The Integrated Person). Prerequisite: LIBS 302 or LIBS 202 prior. May be repeated for credit.
Courses in this area satisfy seminar requirement. Cross-lists with ENGL 374.

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