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Course Description and Notes to Students

(page 1 of course request)


*The course description (NOT notes to students) is required.

Enter in the first box a succinct, well-written statement that accurately reflects the content of the course. This will be the Course Description that appears in the student catalogs and on the web at http://www.uic.edu/ucat/courses/
Avoid unnecessary phrases such as “This course will cover” or “The study of…“or "This course is designed to..." Incomplete sentences are acceptable. When preparing the statement, keep in mind that it should be 25-30 words; you may not exceed 250 characters.

The catalog course description should:

  • focus on the content of the course. Course objectives, home work assignments, grading methods, etc., should not be included.

  • be consistent with the information provided in other items on the form. The most important topics in the course should be included.

The second box should contain any informational notes to students regarding registration in the course. Such notes will be listed in the Schedule as well as the course catalogs. If any of these phrases listed in the menu of phrases applies, check all that apply. After entering any phrases from the pull-down menu box, you may type in any additional notes as necessary.

The following types of statements should be excluded from these notes, because these will appear as a result of responses to other questions on this course request:

  • Cross-Listing notes, e.g., “Same as LASt 401.”

  • Duplicate credit notes, e.g., “Credit is not given for Math 070 if the student has credit in Math 020.”

  • Any repeat credit statements, such as “May be repeated for credit” or “Students may register for more than one section per term.

  • Information about type of grading, e.g., “Satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.”

  • Limits on graduation credit for all or some students, e.g., “No graduation credit.”


Catalog Descriptions:

  1. Evolutionary, ecological, and spatial theories of adaptation and change. Cultural evolution from prehistoric foraging to the post-industrial age. Continuity and change in the emergence and development of contemporary ways of life.

  2. Theoretical and practical approaches to the planning, design, development, installation, and evaluation of museum exhibitions.

  3. Molecular biology approaches to the study of human disease and molecular regulatory mechanisms of transcription, translation, protein targeting and DNA replication.

  4. Epidemiology and characterization of adverse reactions. Factors which interplay in adverse reactions to medications. Reactions characterized in relation to organ systems.

  5. Philosophical and historical foundations of American and non-American criminal justice and law. Diversity, due process, equality, liberty, punishment, social control and legal institutions and procedures.

  6. Assessment procedures, identifying appropriate technology, and customization to address functional mobility in children and adults through use of assistive technology.

  7. Theories of female psychology; women's daily lives and mental health; gender differences in mental illness; strategies for improving women's mental health.

  8. An eight-week clerkship in which students gain experience with the general surgical services of a hospital.

Notes to Students:

  • Field trip required.

  • May be substituted for Ger 104 in the intermediate language sequence.

  • BioS 100 and BioS 101 may be taken in any order

  • Grade of C or better serves as waiver of Engl 161.

  • Three two-hour meetings and one-week field trip during spring vacation.

  • Master of Science degree-seeking students in the Mental Health Nursing Concentration must register for 3 hours of credit.