First-Year Courses

Learning Communities

English and Anthropology

This learning community introduces students to the diversity of cultural systems with an emphasis on “Poverty and Privilege” as analyzed through the intersectional lenses of ethnicity, race, gender, and cultural identity. ANT 202 is designed to expose students to the varied ways people live today and to trace the historical developments that led to current cultural behavior. EGL 101 introduces students to reading and writing strategies that will help them critically analyze, organize and expand upon the ideas explored in ANT 202. 

  • EGL 101 002 Composition I
    MW, 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., DP 3615, Kristen Hren
  • ANT 202 002 Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
    MW, 9:30 -10:45 a.m., DP 3615, Lindsey Hewitt

Anthropology and Humanities

This learning community introduces students to the variety of cultures throughout the world, with emphasis on women's contributions to these cultures and the influence of gender norms within them. Attention will be given to the role that creativity and artistic endeavor play in shaping a given culture and how historically, women have had a unique relationship to this phenomenon. Students will study the varied ways people live today and trace the historical developments that led to current cultural behavior and actively engage with the college theme of "Poverty and Privilege." Students will read and evaluate ethnographies from non-Western cultures, read text that covers the development of women's social history, review examples of artistic endeavors from the past and present, and will be encouraged to express their own creativity and knowledge of course material through poetry, song, dance, and the visual arts. As a First-Year Experience learning community, we will incorporate a range of high-impact practices. Students will attend lectures and performing and visual arts events that relate to the course material and have the opportunity to engage in discussion with their peers and instructors. 

These courses satisfy IAI requirements in the social sciences and humanities, and support a wide range of curricular academic plans and pre-majors. This learning community also satisfies the global studies and U.S. Diversity requirements.

  • ANT 202 018 Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
    MW, 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., DP 2535, Vicki Giambrione
  • HUM 142 018  Women and Creativity
    MW, 12:30 - 1:45 p.m., DP 2535, Kathleen Carot

Biology and English

These courses have been integrated to create a new learning community entitled, “The Life of Plants and the Art of Poetry: A Dialogue on Nature and Culture." This learning community engages students in an exploration of the relationships between plants, human cultures, creativity, form, aesthetics, and meaning. 

  • BIO 109 0H1 Plants and Society
    TR, 11 a.m. -12:15 p.m., DP 2735, Paul Gulezian
  • EGL 117 0H1 Introduction to Poetry 
    TR, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m., DP 2735, Madhuri Deshmukh

Business and Philosophy

A unique opportunity to learn about business and think about how people do and should behave. One half of the class will explore the U.S. and global economies—how to structure and manage a business and prepare a business plan for a nonprofit; discuss the process of developing a product/service and creating a marketing plan; how to finance a business and the importance of accounting. The second half will use the most important and influential texts ever written to explore fundamental questions about the relationship between business and morality: Why is the economy set up the way it is? What is expected, and what should be expected, of those acting within the economic realm? How do we define right and wrong? Can we expect people to follow the rules, or do we even want them to? This portion of the course will help students develop critical reading and thinking skills which are crucial to success in the business world.

  • BUS 101 005 Introduction to Business
    MW, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m., DP 2547, Cynthia del Medico
  • PHL 107 005 Business Ethics
    MW, 11 a.m. -12:15 p.m., DP 2547, Eduardo Frajman

Psychology and Philosophy

  • PSY 101 0H1 Introduction to Psychology
    MW, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m., DP 2735, Eva de la Riva
  • PHL 106 GH1 Ethics
    MW, 11 am - 12:15 p.m., DP 2735, Tom Bowen

Business and History

  • BUS 101 Introduction to Business
    MW, 9:30 -10:45 a.m., SK, Tracy Fulce
  • HIS 207 History of the Ancient World: Rome History
    MW, 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., SK, Robert Gourley

 

Individual Courses

Des Plaines Campus

Anthropology
ANT 202 006 10614 Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology Giambrone MW 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Accounting
ACC 153 003 11745 Prin. Of Financial Acct. Kolos MW 11 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.

Biology
BIO 101 002 11105 Intro to Life Science Mitra MW 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
W 9:30 - 12:15 p.m.
BIO 101 008 11109 Intro to Life Science Blumer TR 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
T 2:30 - 5:15 p.m.

College Studies
COL 108 001 11247 The College Experience Roche MW 2 - 3:15 p.m.
COL 108 0C1 11161 The College Experience (starts 2/19/19) Cisarik Online Lecture

Early Childhood Education
ECE 270 050 10713 Child, Family, and Community Relations Roth R 6:30 - 9:40 p.m.

Education
EDN 101 050 10563 Introduction to Education Prale W 6:30 - 9:20 p.m.

English
EGL 102 010 10534 Composition II Mauritzen MW 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
EGL 102 012 10413 Composition II Mauritzen MW 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
EGL 102 0H1 10521 Composition II Staats TR 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
EGL 129 0G3 11968 Intro to Literature Mauritzen TR 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

French
FRE 202 0Y1 11358 Intermediate French II Solari M 4:30 - 5:45 p.m.

Geography
GEG 122 002 11600 Cultural Geography Giambrone MW 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Humanities
HUM 140 001 10605 Intro to Women's and Gender Studies Graff TR 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
HUM 210 0G5 10735 World Mythologies Samberg MW 8 - 9:15 a.m.

Philosophy
PHL 106 OG1 10411 Ethics Hudis MW 8 - 9:15 a.m.

Political Science
PSC 103 001 11605 Intro to Political Science Sherbini TR 2 - 3:15 p.m.
PSC 201 050 11776 Comparative Government Sherbini T 6 - 8:50 p.m.

Sociology
SOC 101 001 10651 Intro to Sociology Thayer TR 8 - 9:15 a.m.
SOC 101 004 10654 Intro to Sociology Thayer TR 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Spanish
SPN 101 051 11901 Beginning Spanish I Solari TR 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Skokie Campus

Anthropology
ANT 202 008 10615 Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology Giambrone TR 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Chemistry
CHM 105 003 10274 Elements of Chemistry Kershisnik MW 8 - 9:15 a.m.
W 9:30 -10:45 a.m.

Earth Science
EAS 100 002 10034 Intro to Earth Science Crosby TR 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
TR 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Education
EDN 101 001 10579 Intro to Education Schuster TR 9:30 -10:45 a.m.

Geography
GEG 122 001 11072 Cultural Geography Giambrone TR 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.