LASOnline Courses


Fall 2010

ANTH 103 -- Anthro in a Changing World

Presents the fundamental areas of anthropological analysis through a series of comparative cases that emphasizes social and cultural relations in global contexts. Directs attention to the anthropological history of global empires and colonial states, their cultural exchanges, and contemporary studies of culture, society, and globalization. This course can be used to fulfill either Western or Nonwestern general education categories, but not both.

ANTH 143 -- Biology of Human Behavior

Critical considerations of data and information bearing on current controversies and ideas concerning the antecedents of selected aspects of human behavior. Topics to be discussed include communication; social organization; and parental, sexual, and aggressive behavior.

CHEM 232 -- Elementary Organic Chemistry I

Presents elementary structural and synthetic chemistry with emphasis on applications of this material to closely related areas. For students in agricultural, nutritional and biological sciences, as well as premedical, predental, and preveterinary programs. One-term survey course; may be followed by CHEM 332. Students may not receive credit for both CHEM 232 and CHEM 236. Prerequisite: CHEM 104 and CHEM 105, or CHEM 204.

CHEM 332 -- Elementary Organic Chemistry II

Second course; lectures covering topics in organic chemistry with special applications to the life sciences. This course should not be taken by students who have completed CHEM 236. Students may not receive credit for both CHEM 332 and CHEM 436. Prerequisite: CHEM 232 and CHEM 233.

CLCV 100 -- Vocab. Building-GRK & LAT Roots

Vocabulary building assistance for students through an analysis of Greek and Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes found in English.

Class Schedule Information: This course is offered exclusively online with weekly assignments, but no required class time except for exams. It can also be taken through Illinois Courses Online (ICON) in a self-paced format.

CLCV 102 -- Medical Terms-GRK & LAT Roots

Introduction to the study of the Greek and Latin roots of contemporary medical terminology and to the linguistic patterns governing their combination and usage.

This course is offered exclusively online with weekly assignments, but no required class time. It can also be taken through Illinois Courses Online (ICON) in a self-paced format.

ENGL 104 -- Introduction to Film

Thoughtful viewing of diverse films (in required weekly screenings), along with ample discussion and critical reading and writing, to gain understanding of cinematic expression and of film's capacity to entertain and to exert artistic and social influence. Same as CINE 104.

MATH 299 -- Calculus Refresher

Topics course; see Class Schedule or department office for current topics. May be repeated in the same or subsequent semesters to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: MATH 220 or MATH 221; consent of instructor.

Academic Outreach restrictions and assessments apply, see Enrollment in his section is restricted to undergraduate nondegree students only.

SOC 396 -- Sociology of Deviance

Restricted to students in the Sociology department. Topic: Sociology of Deviance This course will be an online second eight week course only. Meets 18-Oct-10 - 08-Dec-10.

Master of Arts in Health Communication

CMN 496 (Section LG) - Intro to Health Communication

This course is designed to familiarize you with theory and research on communication in health and illness contexts, focusing on how messages from interpersonal, organizational, cultural and media sources affect health beliefs and behaviors. We will explore communication in health care delivery, health care organizations, as well as health promotion and disease prevention. Spanning multiple levels of communication, different communicative channels, and the use of diverse communication media and technologies, this course will demonstrate a variety of perspectives from which scholars examine health communication at an individual, family, professional, organizational and societal level. By the end of this course, you should be able to identify a variety of health communication topics, understand the theoretical foundations underlying differences in the ways individuals communicate about health, exhibit familiarity with health campaign strategies and organizational influences on health, and identify strategies for generating successful or beneficial health-related communication (as well as recognize problematic communicative trends).

CMN 595 - Research Methods I

In a world where communication itself is a form of health care, how can we know which communication strategies actually work? Most of what we know about the role of communication in health comes from systematic collection and analysis of data. This course introduces social scientific methods for research on health communication and health outcomes. These methods may be used either to build general (theoretical) knowledge about communication or to aid in design and evaluation of actual messages and campaigns. Students will learn: how to frame questions that can guide collection of data; how to measure knowledge, attitudes, and behavior; how to systematically evaluate or compare communication strategies; how to effectively use data in making decisions about programs; and how to read and understand the expert literature on health communication

Certificate in Environmental Sustainability

ENSU 300 -- Environmental Sustainability

Explores the challenges of creating a sustainable world. Examines: a) trends and conditions of the earth's major ecosystems, b) ways in which our economic system has created levels of consumption that threaten sustainability, c) the extent to which equity and justice contribute to sustainable systems, and d) evidence demonstrating how human creativity and innovation can create a more sustainable world. Same as NRES 370 and LA 370.

ENSU 301: Sustainable Solutions to Extreme Weather and Climate Change

The study of how society can use methods of adaptation and mitigation in a sustainable manner to address societal interactions with extreme weather and changing climate. Focus on physical processes of weather and climate and developing the ability to apply sustainable strategies in a socially responsible manner.