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Core Requirement Courses in Humanities

IAI Humanities CHIN 202: Intermediate Chinese II

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of CHIN 201 with a grade of C or better OR
-Pass CHIN 201 proficiency exam OR
-Permission of division dean
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

CHIN 202 is a fourth semester course that focuses on the mastery of intermediate and advanced level Chinese language concepts. The course incorporates strategies to improve oral and written communicative competencies through discussions, readings, and compositions on cultures, customs, and traditions of the Chinese-speaking world. Additionally, students will analyze short pieces of Chinese literature and engage in a cross-disciplinary presentation in relation to the humanities: Art, literature, music, dance, etc. 4 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H1 900

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities ENGL 231: American Literature I

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

A survey of major writers from the colonial period to the Civil War. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H3 914

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities ENGL 254: African-American Literature

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101 is recommended. The study of poetry, drama, fiction, and essays by African-Americans. The selections highlight the contribution that these authors make to American Literature historically and currently. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H3 910D

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities ENGL 270: African Literature

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

Discussion and analysis of African Literature from the ancient Egyptian to the present. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H3 908N

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities FREN 202: Intermediate French II

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of FREN 201 with a grade of C or better
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

FREN 202 is a fourth semester course that focuses on the mastery of intermediate and advanced level French language concepts. The course incorporates strategies to improve oral and written communicative competencies through discussions, readings, and compositions on cultures, customs, and traditions of the French-speaking world. Additionally, students will analyze short pieces of Francophone literature and engage in a cross-disciplinary presentation in relation to the humanities: Art, literature, music, dance, etc. 4 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H1 900

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities GERM 202: German IV

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of GERM 201 with a grade of C or better OR
-Pass GERM 201 proficiency exam OR
-Permission of division dean
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

This class emphasizes the intensive practice in conversation and composition, along with an expansion of knowledge of German culture as appropriate for speaking and behaving effectively with native speakers, combined with a review of grammatical and syntactic principles to improve speaking skills, written composition, and the reading of German on a more sophisticated level such as reading short stories, plays, poetry and other literary forms as an introduction to German literature, art and culture. 4 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H1 900

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities and Fine Arts HUMA 101: Introduction to the Humanities

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

Introduction to the Humanities is the study of social and cultural values as expressed through the major art forms, including painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, drama, music, dance, film, and photography. The course will examine the elements and formal qualities that are characteristic of each art form, the relationships between the arts, and the social and historical contexts from which they developed. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - HF 900

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities and Fine Arts HUMA 201: Western Humanities I

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

Discussion and analysis of major cultural achievements of the Western tradition, as expressed in philosophy, religion, art, music, and literature, from earliest times to the Renaissance. Broadly interdisciplinary in approach, this course emphasizes not only the connections between those artistic and literary expressions that Western society has traditionally regarded as significant and the socio-political, economic, and historical conditions that in part gave rise to them, but also the continuing role for the idea of tradition itself as a factor in the intellectual heritage of the West. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - HF 902

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities and Fine Arts HUMA 202: Western Humanities II

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or higher
AND
-Placement at college level reading

Discussion and analysis of major cultural achievements of the Western tradition, as expressed in philosophy, religion, art, music, and literature, from the Renaissance to modern times. Broadly interdisciplinary in approach, this course emphasizes not only the connections between those artistic and literary expressions that Western society has traditionally regarded as significant and the socio-political, economic, and historical conditions that in part gave rise to them, but also the continuing role for the idea of tradition itself as a factor in the intellectual heritage of the West. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - HF 903

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities and Fine Arts HUMA 203: Non-Western Humanities

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or higher
AND
-Placement at college level reading

Interdisciplinary survey of the significant intellectual and artistic achievements of several non-Western cultures (Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America) through selected works of literature, philosophy, visual art, and music and other performing arts, as well as a comparative examination of their values, motifs, and aesthetics with those of Western cultural expression. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - HF 904N

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities HUMA 250: Classical Mythology

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better
AND
-Placement at college reading

An interdisciplinary introduction to classical Greek and Roman mythology, with an emphasis on understanding the varied sources of myths, their cultural context, and their function in society. The course will consider how the characters and events of Classical Mythology have been represented in literature, art, and culture from antiquity to the present. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H9 901

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities and Fine Arts INTL 113: Civilization and Culture of Latin America

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

Interdisciplinary survey of the significant intellectual and artistic achievements of several Latin American cultures through selected works of literature, philosophy, visual art, and music and other performing arts, as well as a comparative examination of their values, motifs, and aesthetics with those of other cultural expressions. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - HF 904N

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities INTL 272: Latin American & Caribbean Literature

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

Reading and analysis of representative masterpieces from Latin America and the Caribbean. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H3 908N

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities ITAL 202: Italian IV

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ITAL 201 with a grade of C or better
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

This course is an intermediate-level course for fourth semester Italian students. Its purpose is to help students gain proficiency through extensive practice in conversation, writing and reading of selected texts, while implementing vocabulary, improving grammar structure accuracy and increasing knowledge of the Italian culture. 4 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H1 900

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities JAPN 202: Intermediate Japanese II

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of JAPN 201 with a grade of C or higher
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

JAPN 202 is a fourth semester course that focuses on the mastery of intermediate and advanced level Japanese language concepts. The course incorporates strategies to improve oral and written communicative competencies through discussions, readings, and compositions on cultures, customs, and traditions of the Japanese-speaking world. Additionally, students will analyze short pieces of Japanese literature and engage in a cross-disciplinary presentation in relation to the humanities: Art, literature, music, dance, etc. 4 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H1 900

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities LITR 111: Introduction to Literature

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

This course is a survey of the major literary genres (poetry, short stories, plays, and novels) and involves the reading and discussion of representative works with the aim of providing competence in critical reading and analysis, as well as the knowledge of formal literary characteristics. As part of this analysis, students will situate each work within its historical, social, and cultural context in order to gain a deeper understanding of its place within our world and the place from which they developed 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H3 900

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities LITR 114: Storytelling: Oral Folklore and Myth

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

?Storytelling,? will focus on the stories told across varied cultures and traditions, exploring how these stories both shape and are shaped by the cultures that inspired them. Through listening, reading, discussion, and writing, students will engage foundational stories from various times and places, analyzing the language, themes, and central figures within them. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H9 901

IAI Humanities LITR 118: Children’s Literature

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

This course is an introduction to a variety of children?s literature, which may include genres such as fantasy, fairy tales, folklore, myths and legends, poetry, nonsense rhymes, historical fiction, picture books, and so forth. The course defines the parameters of children?s literature as literature for, about, or by children from infancy to the pre-teen years. The course encourages students to think critically and develop analytical and evaluative strategies that are used in the understanding of children?s literature. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H3 918

IAI Humanities LITR 119: Music and Poetry

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

Music and Poetry introduces students to the world of traditional poems, Spoken Word and Slam poetry and music to see how they all interconnect. Students will explore this rich history through reading, listening, discussing, interpreting and responding to a variety of works through many past cultures and time periods to see how music and poetry function today as literary art forms. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H9 900

IAI Humanities LITR 121: Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

This course is a review of major works in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres, including short stories, novels, and film. Students will examine characteristics of specific time periods; themes common to these genres, including alien encounters, time travel, magic, technology; and literary elements such as character, theme, plot, and symbol, ultimately working toward a deeper understanding and appreciation of Science Fiction/Fantasy?s role in both society and literature. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H3 901

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities PHIL 101: Introduction to Philosophy

Prerequisite(s):
-Concurrent enrollment in, or completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or higher
AND
-Placement at college level reading

An introduction to philosophical questioning and to the rudiments of philosophical ways of reasoning. This course will examine some key notions of the history of philosophy, especially in the areas of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and social/political philosophy. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H4 900

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities PHIL 105: Introduction to Non-Western Philosophy

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college reading

An introduction to non-western philosophical questioning and to the rudiments of non-western philosophical ways of reasoning. This course will examine some key notions of the history of non-western philosophy, especially in the areas of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and social/political philosophy, in particular the traditions found in Africa, India, Eastern Asia, and the Mideast. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H4 903N

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities PHIL 111: Logic

Prerequisite(s):
-Concurrent enrollment in, or completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or higher
AND
-Placement at college level reading

An introduction to the forms of inductive and deductive reasoning including modern symbolic logic. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H4 906

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities PHIL 114: Ethics

Prerequisite(s):
-Concurrent enrollment in, or completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or higher
AND
-Placement at college level reading

An introduction to the study of moral philosophy. This course will provide an introductory historical survey of the major ethical systems and will consider their application to contemporary moral problems. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H4 904

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities PHIL 201: History of Philosophy I

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

An introduction to the history of philosophy from the ancient Greeks to the end of the medieval era. This course will examine key ideas of various major philosophers from the Western tradition including the philosophers of Athens (the Pre-Socratics, Socrates, the Sophists, Plato, and Aristotle), the Hellenistic philosophers (the Epicureans, Stoics, and Skeptics), and the medieval religious philosophers (Augustine, Anselm, and Aquinas). 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H4 901

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities PHIL 202: History of Philosophy II

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

An introduction to the history of philosophy from the beginning of the seventeenth century to the present. This course will examine key ideas of various major philosophers from the Western tradition including the philosophers of the early modern period (Hobbes, Descartes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant), of the nineteenth century (Hegel, Marx, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and the utilitarians), and various movements in twentieth-century philosophy (pragmatism, logical atomism, logical positivism, ordinary language philosophy, and phenomenology). 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H4 902

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities RELI 150: Understanding Religion

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

This course is an introduction to the concept and phenomenon of religion, religious study, and the role that religion plays within society and culture. It also introduces the nature, origin, beliefs, major expressions, and practices of religion. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H5 900

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities RELI 215: Major World Religions

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

An introduction to comparative religious study, this course will examine the basic tenets, beliefs, and practices of major world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam using historical, psychological, sociological, and phenomenological approaches. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H5 904N

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities RELI 230: Religion in American Society

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

This course is a survey of the various religions found in America and the various roles which religion has played in helping to shape American culture. It examines the contributions of religion to American culture, the development of religious freedom, civil religion, Native American religions, African American religions, and the emergence of new forms of belief and practice, as well as a variety of religious issues confronting American society today. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H5 905

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities RELI 260: Literature of the Bible

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

This course will involve the analysis and discussion of selected texts from the Old and New Testaments, with special attention to the sources and styles of biblical literary techniques. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H5 901

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish II

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of SPAN 201 with a grade of C or better within the past 2 years OR
-Pass SPAN 201 proficiency exam
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

SPAN 202 is a fourth semester course that focuses on the mastery of intermediate and advanced level Spanish language concepts. The course incorporates strategies to improve oral and written communicative competencies through discussions, readings, and compositions on cultures, customs, and traditions of the Spanish-speaking world. Additionally, students will analyze short pieces of Hispanic literature and engage in a cross-disciplinary presentation in relation to the humanities: Art, literature, music, dance, etc. 4 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H1 900

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

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