Oct 26, 2020  
ARCHIVED 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
ARCHIVED 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


The courses listed herein  have been approved by the faculty as authorized by the Board of Trustees.  Prerequisites (if any) and the General Education Requirement(s) which each course fulfills (if any) are noted following each course description.

Current course offerings are available in Merlin.

 

Chicago Area Studies

  
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    CHAS 310 - Leadership and Place

    4.00 credit hours
    (Same as: LEAD 310 .) Leadership and Place traces the influence of home towns and home places on contemporary and historical leadership paradigms while considering such ethical questions as: What role does place play in forming a responsible and responsive leader? How does one lead responsibly and well far from home? How and where do rural, urban and suburban ethical standards and value judgments converge and diverge? Where have the leaders of the past come from and where are they likely to be found in the future? Paying close attention to small communities and neighborhoods as key loci in the production of twentieth-century civic leaders and as ethical centers in a Jeffersonian republic, course texts, lectures and discussions feature real-life case studies designed to engage students in debates weighing ethical and moral positions viewed through the lens of place. Leadership and Place uniquely encourages students in the study of personal (inside-out) as well as cultural (outside-in) place-based, ethical perspectives while inviting them to consider the foundational role home communities play in ethical leadership on the local, regional and national level.

    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing.
    iCon(s): Experiencing Place.


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    CHAS 390 - Special Topics in Chicago Area Studies

    4.00 credit hours
    Emerging issues, specialized topics, experimental offerings find their home in this course. That is, the regular curriculum may benefit from the expertise of a new faculty member, a more in-depth discussion of a particular issue or specialized content not represented in the main curriculum. This course provides the flexibility for these discussions and would include topics such as public housing, immigration, urban innovation, sports and urban life.

    Prerequisite(s): SOCI 223 , HIST 120  or ARTH 200 .


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    CHAS 397 - Internship

    0.00-12.00 credit hours
    An opportunity to develop substantive knowledge and professional skills as these relate to issues of urban, suburban or rural environments.


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    CHAS 399 - Independent Study

    1.00-12.00 credit hours
    An opportunity to engage in a focused, independent study on a topic related to urban, suburban or rural settings.


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    CHAS 400 - Chicago Area Studies

    4.00 credit hours
    The capstone brings together interdisciplinary themes in the study of urban, suburban and/or rural places, especially as these relate to the larger, Chicago metropolitan area. Students engage in a thoughtful, real world and practical examination of issues related to these places with particular attention devoted to their impact on life chances, opportunities and social justice.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s): U.S. Power Structure.


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