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Featured Courses for Spring 2014
*New Course: U.S. Health Care & Health Care Reform - SOC451
STAR number: 94390
1 credit hour course
Friday, January 10: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
Saturday, January 11: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
60th Street Building - Room 115
Want to know more about U.S. health care and the Affordable Care Act? In this course we will sociologically examine U.S. health care and implications of the reform law.
Contact Information: Lora Ebert Wallace, PhD at LE-Wallace2@wiu.edu
Religious Studies - REL455
Star number: 89758
3 Credit Hour Course
12:30 - 3:00 pm
What is consciousness?
Human consciousness has been described as the “last frontier.” As is always the case when new intellectual terrain is encountered, established disciplines in academia are in intense competition to stake out their methodological territory and make provable claims on the nature of this pesky little sense of self, the “I” that is present to us in every waking moment. Philosophy, the cognitive sciences, and religious studies are just a few of the disciplines probing the biology and phenomenology of human consciousness.
This semester in REL 455, we join the party! We will explore answers to the question, “What is consciousness?” drawn from a variety of disciplines, including philosophy, neuroscience, religious studies, and theology. One of our objectives will be to gain a better understanding of religious/spiritual experience, particularly mystical experience.
Introduction to Art - ARTH180
Star number: 94278
3 Credit Hour Course
Tuesdays and Thursdays
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Learn About Cultures Around the World and Across Time through Visual Art
- Develop a language of art through written and classroom activities.
- Compare and contrast works of art through engaging cross-cultural dialogues.
- Identify works of art, historical periods, and artists.
- Interpret works of art through multiple perspectives and theoretical viewpoints.
Public Art, Monuments and the Community - MST599
Star number: 90421
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
March 28th - May 9th
Explore and Learn about the Many ways in which Public Art and Monuments Impact the Community…
Through discussions, lectures and field trips students will learn about the history of public art and monuments in the U.S. and explore how public art projects are initiated and managed by meeting community managers and artists. In addition, students will learn about the care and conservation of maintaining public collections.