Category Archives: 2nd half-session courses

Second 8-week Creativity course

ENG/TE 498 Creativity: Generating Ideas

Course question: How do you enhance your creativity?


2 credit hours

Open to all majors, all levels

Project/problem-based, no exams

No prerequisites or engineering background required

Hybrid format: online plus face-to-face, meeting days and times arranged to accommodate your schedule


For more information, see Schedule in Course Explorer, CRN: 64739 or  64741

2nd 8-Week Courses from the Dept of ENGL

As you meet with students looking to add a second 8-week course to their spring schedules, please keep in mind the following offerings from English:



ENGL 461 (3 cr hours)

The End of Poverty in African American Literature

CRN 32223

3- 4:50  T/R

140 Henry Admin Bldg

Class begins week of March 14th

Course Description:



ENGL 106 (3 cr hours)

21st Century American Fiction

CRN 34570

1:00 – 2:20 MWF

29 Psychology Bldg

Class begins week of March 14th

Course Description:



ENGL 199 (1 cr hour)

Career Planning for Humanities Majors

CRN 39025

4:30 -5:50 T

119 English Bldg



ENGL 199 (1 cr hour)

Writing to Get That Job

CRN 59903

10 – 10:50  T/R


AHS199 Hall of Fame / Domestic Adventure ( 2nd 8 weeks Spring Course / 3hrs)

When meeting with your students regarding second 8 weeks courses, please consider AHS199HOF, a “domestic adventure” course in cooperation with Applied Health Sciences and the Study Abroad Program. The three hour course will meet in the second 8 weeks (Wed  @ 5PM) and will conclude with a 12 day tour (see attached) to several of the nation’s best known recreation, sport and tourism related destinations (Baseball Hall of Fame, Basketball Hall of Fame, Football Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Niagara Falls, etc.


The course will examine the role of sport, recreation, and tourism in developing communities.


At present we have openings for 5-6 students.  I am having an informational meeting next week – Wed, March 2, from 5-6PM in 3005 Huff / Khan Annex.

Media 2nd 8 week classes

the College of  Media has just launched a trio of exciting second eight week class options:

MDIA 290 Political Propaganda & News Media, 64712, TR 1600-1850 in Armory 137

MACS 320 Pop Culture, 64718, TR 1600-1850 in Lincoln 1066,

MACS 101 Intro to the Media, 64654, T R 1500-1750 in Lincoln 1065.

These classes are open to all majors. Please share with interested students.




Dr. Julian Parrott

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Services

College of Media

PHIL 105 – New 8 Week Course

PHIL 105 – Intro to Ethics (8 week course)

CRN: 39132

COURSE DESCRIPTION: It matters how we live our lives, and how we treat other people.  It is important that we treat other people in the right way, and avoid treating other people in the wrong way.  But what is “rightness” and “wrongness” anyway? The course is designed as an introduction to normative ethics. We will spend most of our time discussing three of the major traditions in ethical theory—Consequentialism, Deontology, and Virtue Ethics.  Along the way, we will discuss some “applied” ethical questions concerning the morality of abortion, poverty, pornography, and the treatment of non-human animals.  We will also explore some questions of moral motivation. An effort will be made to read primary (historical) texts, and to criticize the views of some authors in light of the views of others.

8-Week Grand Challenge Experience Courses

Grand Challenge Experience 2nd 8-Week Courses

Experience, Learn, and Create to Understand Real World Problems

  • Meets gen ed requirement for Humanities and the Arts (Literature).
  • Focus on the most important challenges facing communities, nations, and the world: Sustainability, or Health & Wellness.
  • Learn from some of the best teachers on campus and enjoy a small classroom community where you can ask questions and get hands-on experience.
  • Courses begin on March 14 and run through the end of the semester.

Sp 2016 GCX Course Openings Handout (general)

GCL 188b: Global Epidemics (Health & Wellness pathway):

TR 3:00 -5:50 PM; 236 Wohlers Hall; Ramón Soto-Crespo

Ebola, HIV, zombies, and vampires! All share a common lineage in that they’ve been imagined as viruses that spread around the globe. You will learn how these viruses spread by reading/watching popular novels, comic books, documentaries, and films, and working with an archive of materials assembled by the University Library.


GCL 128b: Fictions of Sustainability: Food, Water, Energy (Sustainability, Energy, and the Environment pathway)

TR 12:30-3:20 PM; Location TBA; Gillen D’Arcy Wood

This course introduces sustainability through stories. Specifically, we will learn about food, water, and energy systems by reading novels and nonfiction narratives. In addition, we will take field trips to discover the sustainability landscape of the University of Illinois community. The course concludes by asking you to write a sustainability story of your own.



Alaina Pincus, PhD

Project Manager

Grand Challenge Learning

Editor, ABOPublic

English Department

University of Illinois

Domestic Study Opportunity

As you are meeting with students this week, please feel free to share information about the College of Applied Health Science’s new “domestic study” course – AHS 199HOF (Hall of Fame – Second 8 week course, CRN 64153).  In this course, students will learn more about recreation, sport and tourism  from a social, economic, and environmental perspective.

AHS199HOF – Spring 2016

The course will be led by Dr. Michael Raycraft (incomplete list of teachers ranked as excellent, campus award for excellence in undergraduate instruction), and will culminate in a 12 day journey (May 22-June 3rd) where students will travel to a variety of sites including:

  • The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (Cleveland, OH)
  • The Basketball Hall of Fame (Springfield, MA)
  • The Baseball Hall of Fame (Cooperstown, NY)
  • The Football Hall of Fame (Canton, OH)
  • Hershey PA / Corporate Tourism Attractions  / Theme Park (Hershey, PA)
  • Lake Placid Olympic Training Sites (Lake Placid NY)
  • NCAA Headquarters (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Niagara Falls National Park (Buffalo, NY)

Space is *extremely* limited!  As the first component of the experience is a second 8 week Spring 2016 course, time is pressing.  If you would like to learn more about the trip, please attend the INFORMATION SESSION Dr. Raycraft is holding Wednesday, January 27 at 5pm in room 2001 Huff Hall. 

If you are unable to attend or if you have other questions, please contact Dr. Raycraft directly at

MCB 270, Medical Genetics

Please advertise this 2nd 8 week, spring, online course to your pre-health students or anyone wanting to try out a genetics course.  The course is unrestricted.

MCB 270, Medical Genetics, spring 2016, meets March 14 – May 4, 2015

Credit: 3 hours.

Addresses key issues in medical genetics, defined as human genetics for pre-health care professionals. The course covers basic principles of medical ethics, modes of inheritance, the molecular basis of genetic disorders, treatment approaches, gene therapy and emerging technologies like whole genome sequencing.

Prerequisite: MCB 252 or equivalent or consent of instructor.



Tina M. Knox

School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Coordinator of Undergraduate Instruction and Advising


Phone: 217-244-8282, Fax: 217-244-8202

Online Appointments can be made at

Open Seats in Second 8 week SHS 150 Hearing Processes and Disorders

For students who are looking for a second 8 week, lecture based class, seats are still available in SHS 150 Hearing Processes and Disorders (CRN 56201). This three hour general elective meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00-7:50 p.m. starting next week, Monday, October 19. The course is open to all majors, regardless of their year in school.


Thank you for sharing with your students.


Have a good weekend.


Kathi Ritten





Kathi Ritten

Academic Advisor

College of Applied Health Sciences

Department of Speech and Hearing Science

220 Speech and Hearing Science Building, MC-482

901 South Sixth Street

Champaign, IL 61820

(217) 333-2230