GCL Frameworks Courses – Meet 2 Gen Ed Requirements

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with several professors from all over campus who care passionately about topics like climate change, debt, and healthy communities?  Students like ​​ you told us about these interests. We’ve reached out to some of the most talented teachers on campus to create three unique Critical Frameworks courses—a new way of exploring these challenging subjects.  The Frameworks courses will put you in conversation with award-winning faculty in the arts, sciences, social sciences, humanities, business, and engineering.

Each Frameworks course meets twice per week: first for a lecture that gathers all students and faculty, and next in small seminars. Through this innovative structure, you’ll benefit from the expertise of several​  faculty while working closely with your professor and a network of peers.  You’ll meet interesting students, hear great lectures, and participate in group projects that you can publish on your own electronic portfolio.

Click on the below links to Course Explorer and see which Frameworks course fits your interests and schedule!  You can also watch our short video, visit our webpage, talk to your advisor, or email goodad@illinois.edu

GCL 200/201*: Frameworks for Inequality & Cultural Understanding

2 Gen Eds: Humanities & the Arts/US Minority Cultures

(*GCL 201 also meets Advanced Composition)

GCL 210: Frameworks for Sustainability, Energy & the Environment

2 Gen Eds: Humanities & the Arts/Cultural Studies

GCL 220: Frameworks for Building Healthy Communities

2 Gen Eds: Humanities & the Arts/Cultural Studies

AGED 260 offered online this summer

*NEW* AGED 260: Introduction to Leadership Studies is now being offered as a summer online course!


Overview of multiple leadership theories and their application to leadership and followership in multiple settings. Students learn and apply leadership theories to enhance their own leadership and record their growth through a series of surveys, readings, exams and assignments.

This online course will include unique videos, an interactive e-Text, group activities and even a game simulation for one of the eight modules.

  • 8-week Summer Session 2:  June 13 – August 6, 2016.
  • CRN: 36784
  • Meets a Social Science General Education requirement
  • Required course in the Minor in Leadership Studies

ACCY 405/415 Registration Guidance

ACCY 304 Students:

This is a quick reminder regarding the undergraduate auditing course options, which are restricted to declared Accountancy majors.  When registering in April, please plan on the appropriate course (which is designated according to your educational track):

BS/MAS – Audit Option

–Students admitted to the Initial Stage of the BS/MAS (and not pursuing Tax) need to take ACCY 405, (Assurance and Attestation).  These students will then take ACCY 515, Auditing and Assurance Standards, during the MAS year.  ACCY 405 is restricted to students in the 5-year BS/MAS program. If you applied to the Initial Stage of the BS/MAS program by 2/1/16 and were admitted, you will need to accept the admission offer in order to access this class.  Potential BS/MAS-Tax students should not take this class (see below).

 BS Only or Dual Degree Only

–Students *not* pursuing the BS/MAS will take ACCY 415, Auditing Standards and Practice.  Please note that ACCY 415 fulfills the B.S. degree requirement in lieu of ACCY 405 and will fill in that section of your DARS report. 

 BS/MAS – Tax Option

–Students admitted to the Initial Stage of the BS/MAS that are planning on the MAS-Taxation Option should also take ACCY 415.  Please contact your Academic Advisor to obtain an override for this course.


During your undergraduate studies, you must select one or the other.  You cannot get credit for both and you cannot count both classes towards B.S. degree requirements.   ACCY 304 is a prerequisite for both of these classes. Please contact your Accountancy Academic Advisor if you have questions about your options.



CPA Exam Info Session – March 29

The Department of Accountancy is sponsoring an upcoming CPA Exam Information Session for potential State of Illinois CPA Exam candidates.  Russ Friedewald, Executive Director of the Illinois Board of Examiners, will discuss CPA educational requirements, application procedures, and other important information about the exam and the CPA license.

Date:     Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Time:     4:00 p.m.-4:50 p.m.

Location: Deloitte Auditorium, Business Instructional Facility

Please RSVP at this link: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/7730404.  Please direct questions to sthomas8@illinois.edu.  Have a great Spring Break!

Non-profit internship and volunteer opportunities

His Kids Closet. This non-profit organization provides clothing and other necessities to those in need – mostly younger kids to infants.

His Kids Closet is offering internships in the following fields:

  • VP of Output
  • VP of Finance
  • VP of Marketing
  • Local Marketing Manager
  • Brand Management Manager
  • VP of Human Relations
  • VP of Intake
  • Pick-Up Manager

Additionally, volunteer opportunities in:

  • Sorting and folding
  • Inventory
  • Filling Orders
  • Laundry
  • Pick up or drop off donations

Contact hiskidscloset@gmail.com for additional information.

Free 5K Race/Walk and Health Fair

Free 5K Race/Walk and Health Fair

Avicenna Community Health Center — Student Initiative will be hosting a 5K run/walk on April 3rd. The 5K event will be entirely FREE for all participants and food/refreshments will be provided. In addition, there will be an associated wellness fair featuring both health professionals and other health-orientated organizations.

Join Avicenna on a beautiful spring day where you can run or walk with fellow supporters as staff times your pace, hands out awards, and provides relevant health information.

Registration Link: http://goo.gl/forms/22f3VZWn1U

Event Date: April 3rd, 2016 (8 AM – 12 PM)

Event Address: UIUC Arboretum – 2001 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802

2nd 8 weeks course GER 199/GLBL 199/EURO 199


Europe in Trouble

European Politics, Society, and Culture since 1945

This course focuses on important societal, political, and cultural issues that have shaped the history of Europe since 1945.  It seeks to understand the many debates that have accompanied the process of European unification in their historical and cultural contexts.

The central thesis of the course is that the history of postwar Europe can be understood as a series of crises, starting with the immediate aftermath of World War II, but also including the revolutionary year 1968, the fall of the Wall, the war in Yugoslavia, etc.  While the courses focuses on important societal and political developments, it also argues that culture played an important role in the series of crises that constitute Europe’s postwar history, and that films, essays, and other cultural artifacts can function as an important resource for understanding the conflicts and controversies that shaped the public debate in Europe since 1945.

Includes weekly film screenings!

8-week course!  March 14 – May 4

Monday / Wednesday / Friday
1.00-1.50 PM – Lecture; 166 Bevier Hall
Thursday 5:00-7:30 PM – Film; 319 Gregory Hall

Professor Carl Niekerk

For more information write to:

2nd 8 weeks EPSY 203

EPSY 203: Social Justice Group Dialogue courses are now open for enrollment. These 1 credit hour, second 8 week courses provide students with opportunities to converse on specific diversity and social justice topics and are offered as separate sections under the course heading. Each section uses a structure dialogue format to explore intergroup and intragroup differences and similarities within historical and contemporary contexts.  May be repeated in the same tem to a maximum of 2 hours. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours.

This Spring 2016 semester we are offering the following dialogue topics: Exploring Gender (Cis & Trans); African/African American; 2 sections on Being White in a Multicultural Society Dialogue; 2 sections on Race/Ethnicity; Exploring LGBQA/Heterosexual dialogue; Exploring Socioeconomic Class; Conservative/Liberal (Political Affiliation) dialogue; Exploring Disability; and US/International Relations: A Global Dialogue. For specific day/time and location information and to register go to the Enterprise Self-Service Application. For descriptive information on the section topics please go to: http://go.illinois.edu/EPSY203

2nd 8 weeks HIST courses

US & World Since 1917 HIST 274 Hist&Philosoph Perspect course , and Western Compartv Cult course

10-11:50 MWF, 255 Armory CRN 64465

Over the course of the twentieth century the United States rose to superpower status, in the process profoundly shaping world affairs. Students will study the connections between U.S. and global history in this pivotal period. Explores the impact of the United States on world affairs from roughly 1917 through the end of the Cold War. Attention given to the perspectives of people affected by U.S. policies and the limits of U.S. power in the face of developments such as anticolonial nationalism and great power rivalries.

20thC World to Midcentury HIST 258 Hist&Philosoph Perspect course , and Western Compartv Cult course

11-12:50am MWF, 393 Bevier Hall CRN 47978

Economic, social, political, and cultural developments in twentieth-century world history from late nineteenth-century to Second World War era.

US Gender History Since 1877 HIST 286 Hist&Philosoph Perspect course

12-1:50 MWF, N107 Turner Hall, CRN 34132

Examines the experiences of women and men in modern America, focusing on variations according to class, race, ethnicity, religion, region, and sexual preference; considers the impact of social movements on gender politics; gender and the wars of the 20th century; gender, reform, and social welfare policy; and the place of popular culture in the production of gender ideologies.

20thC World from Midcentury HIST 259 Hist&Philosoph Perspect course , and Western Compartv Cult course

2-3:50 MWF, 310 DKH, CRN 45890

Economic, social, political, and cultural developments in twentieth-century world history from Second World War era to the present.

Medieval Europe  HIST 247 Hist&Philosoph Perspect course , and Western Compartv Cult course

9-10:50 MWF, 311 Greg, CRN 34115

From the fragmentation of the Roman Empire to the formation of territorial monarchies, this course surveys the events, innovations, crises, and movements that shaped western Europe in a pivotal era known as “the Middle Ages.” Topics will include the spread of Christianity, the migration of peoples, fundamental changes in economic and social structures, the development of political institutions, the role of women, and the cultural achievements of different communities (the monastery, the town, the court).

United States History to 1815 HIST 270 Hist&Philosoph Perspect course , and Western Compartv Cult course

1-2:50pm, 134 Armory, CRN 54491

Social, economic, and political survey of the region and its relation to the evolving Atlantic community.

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