Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS)

LAS Class Schedule

Courses

LAS 101   Freshman Seminar   credit: 1 Hour.

Orientation seminar for first-year students enrolled in LAS curricula. Prepares students for collaborative learning environments through campus orientation, study skills, and project-based assignments. Introduces students to the multiple perspectives represented by the Humanities, the Social Sciences, and the Physical and Life Sciences, and helps them appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of both qualitative and quantitative data in addressing real world problems. Prerequisite: Restricted to first-year students in LAS.

LAS 102   Transfer Advantage   credit: 1 Hour.

Introduction for first-term transfer students to the college and campus. Familiarizes transfer student with the resources available to them and helps them connect with other students and form a bond with the college. Prerequisite: For first-term LAS transfer students only.

LAS 110   Workshop-Tutorial   credit: 0 to 4 Hours.

Independent study and experimental seminars open to Unit One students and to others; specific offerings vary each term. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated if topics vary. Credit toward college or departmental requirements is contingent upon approval by the appropriate unit. A total of 12 hours of LAS 110 credit may be applied toward graduation in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Prerequisite: Unit One students or consent of Unit One Director.

LAS 122   Leadership and Society   credit: 1 Hour.

Engages first-year LAS honors students in the realms of citizenship, stewardship and leadership for the 21st century. En route to becoming competent and agile learners, first-year honors students experience an orientation to Illinois that fosters greater awareness and knowledge of campus resources and an examination of scholarly and personal leadership, global issues, and civic engagement. The course serves as a means for students to enhance their independence, cultural awareness and connection to community. Students work with a small cohort of peer scholars in a one-hour weekly graded session led by an upper-level LAS James Scholar peer mentor. Students are expected to work together and individually on projects involving community partners and campus groups. Assignments will incorporate the concept of service in connection with civic engagement.

LAS 199   Undergraduate Open Seminar   credit: 0 to 5 Hours.

Topics will vary. See class schedule. Additional fees may apply. See Class Schedule. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.

LAS 290   FLAS Seminar   credit: 0 to 12 Hours.

Foreign Language and Area Studies Off-Campus Studies provides campus credit for off-campus study by undergraduate Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellows. Final determination of appropriate credit is made by a faculty review committee upon completion of the student's approved foreign language program. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing; intermediate or advanced study of a less-commonly taught language; awarding of FLAS fellowship by campus Title VI National Resource Center; prior review and approval of the student's program by Center's FLAS Fellowship Coordinator.

LAS 299   LAS Study Abroad   credit: 0 to 18 Hours.

Provides credit toward the undergraduate degree for study at accredited foreign institutions or approved overseas programs. Final determination of credit is made upon the student's completion of the work. Approved for letter and S/U grading. (Summer session, 0 to 8 hours). May be repeated to a maximum of 36 term hours per academic year or to a total of 44 term hours, all of which must be earned within one calendar year. Prerequisite: One year of residence at UIUC, good academic standing, and prior approval of the major department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

LAS 399   Leadership & Professional Development   credit: 1 to 3 Hours.

Leadership and professional development seminar for student interns. Interns will learn teaching, mentoring, leadership and professional skills that will enable them to lead a section of an LAS transition course or experience and share their successful academic experiences with undergraduate students who are new to the University. Interns will help their students develop the skills necessary to succeed at the U of I. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Instructor approval required.

LAS 490   LAS Advanced Seminar   credit: 1 to 6 Hours.

See Class Schedule for current topics. 1 to 6 undergraduate hours. 1 to 6 graduate hours. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in the same or separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours.

LAS 494   Senior Project   credit: 2 or 4 Hours.

For students seeking graduation with distinction in IPS. 2 or 4 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 undergraduate hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and IPS Advisory Committee; open only to students whose major is IPS and who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25.