Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS)
LAS 100. Freshman Seminar: Introduction to University Study. 1 hour.
Introduction to strategies of intellectual inquiry through the posing and solving of problems characteristic of university disciplines. Familiarization with academic life and environment at UIC. Topics vary. Course Information: Meets during the first 10 weeks of the term. Prerequisite(s): Open only to freshmen.
LAS 101. LAS Major and Career Exploration. 1 hour.
The career development process and the relationship between College of LAS majors and career opportunities. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Open only to LAS freshmen.
LAS 103. Introduction to Healthcare and the Health Professions. 1 hour.
The transition process of entering the university and the relationship between an undergraduate degree and professional goals in health-related careers. Exploration of the U.S. healthcare system.
LAS 110. Experience UIC. 1 hour.
Introduction to campus and college resources that support transition to university life and foster a sense of belonging. Strategies for developing academic and professional goals, engaging with classmates and faculty, and attaining academic success. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Strongly recommended for LAS first-year students. Field trips outside of class hours required.
LAS 111. Global Learning Community Seminar. 1 hour.
Introduction to global perspectives, with emphasis on strategies for educational success. Course Information: Restricted to first-year students in thier first two semesters at UIC.
LAS 112. Global Learning Community Seminar II. 1 hour.
Examination of global issues from a variety of perspectives.
LAS 115. Freshman Research Seminar. 1 hour.
Introduction to the breadth of research in the liberal arts and sciences. Students come to understand how involvement in faculty research enhances their educational experience. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only.
LAS 289. LAS Internship. 1-3 hours.
An opportunity to connect internship experiences to future career interests and goals through development and exploration of professional identity, best practices of professionalism and networking, and understanding of workplace cultures. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. An internship must be secured before enrolling in the course. Some sections may be offered fully online. Use of a computer and internet access are required for online sections. A high speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggested. Credit cannot be applied toward the major. Credit earned in course counts toward the limit on credit for internships. One internship per semester is allowed. Prerequisite(s): A cumulative grade point average of 2.50, completion of 30 hours of course work; transfer students must have completed 12 hours of coursework at UIC. Approval by the LAS Internship Program Office.
LAS 294. Topics in Liberal Arts and Sciences. 3 hours.
Study of a specific intermediate topic in the liberal arts. Course Information: May be repeated for credit if topic is different for each registration. Students may register for more than one section per term.
Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.
LAS 299. Liberal Arts and Sciences Study Abroad. 0-18 hours.
Provides credit for foreign study. Student's proposal for study abroad must have prior approval of the major department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences office. Final determination of credit is made on the student's completion of the work. Course Information: May be repeated. A maximum of 36 hours per academic year is allowed, for a total of 48 hours, all of which must be earned within one calendar year. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the student's major department and the College office, and the Study Abroad Office.
LAS 301. Seminar in International Studies. 3 hours.
Seminar in international studies addressing global themes and issues. Content varies. Specific topics are announced each term. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or consent of the instructor.
LAS 320. Introduction to Legal Analysis. 2 hours.
Introduction to legal analysis and effective legal writing through the preparation of a legal memorandum, judicial opinion, and other written assignments. Course Information: Meets at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Prerequisite(s): Application to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Chicago-Kent College of Law Accelerated Degree Program or junior standing; 3.5 grade point average; English 160 and 161 with grade of C or better; and consent of instructor.
LAS 490. International Student Exchange Program. 0-18 hours.
The Student Exchange Program enables the reciprocal exchange of students between UIC and colleges or universities in other countries. There are a variety of programs tailored to meet the needs of both graduate and undergraduate students. Course Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 36 hours per academic year or for a total of 48 hours, all of which must be earned within one calendar year. Determination of the number of credits to be granted is part of the proposal approval process. Students from other UIC Colleges and Schools are eligible for the program. For more information, visit the Study Abroad Office website at https://studyabroad.uic.edu/. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the student's major department, the LAS College office, and the Study Abroad Office. Consent of the Instructor.
LAS 493. Topics in Energy. 3 or 4 hours.
An interdisciplinary approach to issues in energy. Topics will include energy storage, electricity systems, energy technology, economics of energy, life cycle analysis, climate and environmental impact, and energy and environmental policy. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated if topics vary.
LAS 494. Topics in Cultural Studies. 3 or 4 hours.
An interdisciplinary approach to a current cultural debate. Topics will vary. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated if topics vary. Taught at the Field Museum.
LAS 495. The Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar. 6 hours.
Seminar with a topic related to the holdings of the Newberry Library. Classes held in Newberry Library. Topics vary. Course Information: May be repeated if topics vary. Previously listed as LAS 395. Students are required to conduct research at the Newberry Library beyond designated class hours. Pre-tour of the Newberry is recommended. Prerequisite(s): Consent of UIC's Newberry Library seminar coordinator.