Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS)
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 492. Topics in Sustainability. 3 or 4 hours.
An interdisciplinary approach to current issues in sustainability and transportation. Topics may vary, but will include climate change/environmental, technological, societal and economic impacts, and programs/policies for sustainability. Course Information: May be repeated if topics vary. Field work required.
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.