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Courses with the above icons fulfill Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) General Education Core Requirements.


Core Requirement Courses in Humanities

IAI Humanities

CHIN 202: Chinese IV

Prerequisite:
-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

This course is the second course at the intermediate level in the Mandarin dialect of Chinese, focusing on conversation combined with further study of grammatical and syntactic rules and of cultural elements in order to develop communicative skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, which are necessary for everyday life. 4 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H1 900

IAI Humanities

ENGL 111: Introduction to Literature

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

Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101 is recommended. Reading and discussion of representative works from the major genres, with the aim of providing competence in critical reading and analysis, knowledge of formal characteristics, and appreciation of literary excellence. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H3 900

IAI Humanities

ENGL 112: Understanding Fiction

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

Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101 is recommended. Reading and discussion of works of fiction, chiefly short stories, from a variety of authors and periods, with the aim of providing competence in critical judgment and analysis, knowledge of formal characteristics, and appreciation of literary excellence. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H3 901

IAI Humanities

ENGL 113: Understanding Drama

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

Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101 is recommended. Reading and discussion of selected dramatic works, with the aim of providing competence in critical judgment and analysis, knowledge of formal characteristics, and appreciation of literary excellence. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H3 902

IAI Humanities

ENGL 114: Understanding Poetry

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

Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101 is recommended. Reading and discussion of selected poems, with the aim of providing competence in critical reading and analysis, knowledge of formal characteristics, and appreciation of literary excellence. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H3 903

IAI Humanities

ENGL 231: American Literature I

Prerequisite:
-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

IAI Humanities

ENGL 232: American Literature II

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

Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101 is recommended. A survey of major writers from the Civil War to the present. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H3 915

IAI Humanities

ENGL 241: Survey of English Literature I

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

Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101 is recommended. Development of English literature from its beginnings to roughly 1790. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H3 912

IAI Humanities

ENGL 242: Survey of English Literature II

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

Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101 is recommended. Development of English literature from roughly 1790 to the present, including works by native writers in the decolonized parts of the former British Empire. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H3 913

IAI Humanities

ENGL 254: African-American Literature

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

IAI Humanities

ENGL 255: Women in Literature

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

Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101 is recommended. Discussion and analysis of literature by and about women. The course will look at both canonical and non-canonical authors. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H3 911D

IAI Humanities

ENGL 270: African Literature

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

Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101 is recommended. Discussion and analysis of African Literature from the ancient Egyptian to the present. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H3 908N

IAI Humanities

ENGL 271: Asian Literature

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

Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101 is recommended. Reading and analysis of representative masterpieces from Asia. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H3 908N

IAI Humanities

FREN 202: French IV

Prerequisite:
-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

This course is a continuation of FREN 201, with emphasis on expanding the basic conversational vocabulary and more detailed study of grammatical principles and syntactic patterns, along with an expansion of knowledge of French culture as appropriate for speaking and behaving effectively with native speakers. Activities include class reading of short stories, plays, poetry and other literary forms as an introduction to French literature. 4 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H1 900

IAI Humanities

GERM 202: German IV

Prerequisite:
-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

IAI Humanities and Fine Arts

HUMA 101: Introduction to the Humanities

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

IAI Humanities and Fine Arts

HUMA 201: Western Humanities I

Prerequisite:
-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

IAI Humanities and Fine Arts

HUMA 202: Western Humanities II

Prerequisite:
-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 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

IAI Humanities and Fine Arts

HUMA 203: Non-Western Humanities

Prerequisite:
-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 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

IAI Humanities

HUMA 250: Classical Mythology

Prerequisite:
-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

IAI Humanities and Fine Arts

INTL 113: Civilization and Culture of Latin America

Prerequisite:
-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

IAI Humanities

INTL 272: Latin American & Caribbean Literature

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

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

IAI Humanities

ITAL 202: Italian IV

Prerequisite:
-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

IAI Humanities

JAPN 202: Japanese IV

Prerequisite:
-Completion of JAPN 201
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

Continued practice in oral and written expression, with an emphasis on the development of vocabulary and syntax necessary for sustained conversation in Japanese. A final review of grammar is combined with composition exercises based on readings about Japanese culture and society. 4 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H1 900

IAI Humanities

PHIL 101: Introduction to Philosophy

Prerequisite:
-Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101
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

IAI Humanities

PHIL 105: Introduction to Non-Western Philosophy

Prerequisite:
-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

IAI Humanities

PHIL 111: Logic

Prerequisite:
-Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101
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

IAI Humanities

PHIL 114: Ethics

Prerequisite:
-Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101
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

IAI Humanities

PHIL 201: History of Philosophy I

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

IAI Humanities

PHIL 202: History of Philosophy II

Prerequisite:
-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

IAI Humanities

RELI 150: Understanding Religion

Prerequisite:
-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

IAI Humanities

RELI 215: Major World Religions

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

IAI Humanities

RELI 230: Religion in American Society

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

IAI Humanities

RELI 260: Literature of the Bible

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

IAI Humanities

SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish II

Prerequisite:
-Completion of SPAN 201 with a grade of C or better 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 the fourth semester course in the sequence of Spanish courses offered at Heartland Community College. The goal of this class is to help students to effectively communicate in Spanish in both spoken and written situations.
Emphasis will be placed on using activities and assignments that will place value on oral comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Further, the students will be led to better understand and use Spanish in cultural contexts. Students will be required to independently research grammar and vocabulary. 4 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H1 900