[ugrads] {Disarmed} Fwd: LCHS new IIT Core (Gen Ed) courses

Greg Fasshauer fasshauer at iit.edu
Tue Jan 6 16:48:25 CST 2015


For those of you thinking about social science elective courses you might
take this coming semester, please see below.

Greg Fasshauer

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Matthew Bauer <bauerm at iit.edu>
Date: Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 4:40 PM
Subject: LCHS new IIT Core (Gen Ed) courses
To:


 To all UG Advisors:

Just to update you on a new subject for social science electives that count
for the IIT Core (General Education).

Also see these instructions you can point your advisees to on how to find
IIT Core courses
http://www.iit.edu/registrar/registration_tools/pdfs/search_core_reqs_guide.pdf


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*From:* Christine Himes [mailto:chimes at iit.edu]
*Sent:* Tuesday, January 06, 2015 3:41 PM
*To:* Matthew Bauer; Russell Betts; Christopher White; kstetz at iit.edu;
lopez at iit.edu; Carole Orze; welter at iit.edu
*Cc:* Karla Meier; Christena Nippert-Eng; Carolyn Purnell
*Subject:* FW: Don't miss unique classes that fulfill gen eds!

 Hi,

We have a couple of Lewis College classes that have a new prefix, LCHS.  I
think this has made it hard for students to find them, so I’m hoping you
can help spread the word.  If an undergraduate is still looking to add a
social science class to their spring schedule, they might consider these.
Feel free to send this information on to others and share widely.



Thanks,

Chris





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Two history courses are being taught this spring by Visiting Assistant
Professor of Social Sciences Dr. Carolyn Purnell that will catch your
attention! *Both of these courses fulfill the Social Sciences general
education requirement.* Register now!
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*Course: Perceiving the World*

*Course number: LCHS 285-001 Time offered: MW 11:25-12:40 *

*Did you know that in the seventeenth century, *
*it was a good thing to smell like the anal glands of a deer?*

Seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, smelling–we’re taught at an early age
that these five senses are our means of experiencing the world around us.
Despite the seemingly stable nature of our senses, this course will show
that the way different cultures have organized and used the senses has
varied widely. Using an interdisciplinary approach that draws on sociology,
history, anthropology, media studies, and psychology, this course will
trace shifts in perception and their accompanying social effects between
the eighteenth century and today. Through a series of diverse topics, such
as color, railroads, perfume, and drugs, this course will investigate the
relationship between the physical and the social, the role of daily
experience in our considerations of history, and the political implications
of the body.





*Course: Inventors and Innovation*

*Course number: LCHS 286-001 Time offered: MW 15:15-16:30*

*Did you know it was common to talk about monsters, freak events, *
*and oddities in 17th- and 18th-century scientific journals? *

This course will focus on the institutional, cultural, economic, social,
and legal structures that have facilitated innovation between the
Scientific Revolution and today. Innovation and invention are not simply
the results of a gifted mind; they require the interaction and cooperation
of a number of variables that have been frequently shifting since the
seventeenth century. Different modes of institutional or government
support, communication networks, epistemologies (theories of knowledge),
and concepts of property all enhance, or alternatively limit, the
possibilities for innovation, and this course will trace the evolution of
these various structures over the trajectory of the modern era.

Some of the main questions we will address throughout the course are as
follows: what constitutes “fact,” how does knowledge spread, who has access
to knowledge, what kinds of factors make an innovation or invention
successful, how do different social structures affect the types of
innovations that are possible, and what place do key values like
rationality, objectivity, and curiosity have in the process of invention?

*Register Now! <https://t.e2ma.net/click/tgckf/dcid9f/t4ytob>*





*More about Dr. Purnell:*

Carolyn Purnell is a historian, freelance writer and photographer, interior
design aficionada, and lover of all things quirky. Her work appears
regularly on ApartmentTherapy.com and in several Chicago-area publications,
and her photographs have appeared in Good Housekeeping. She has also worked
at a library, an academic journal, a radio station, and a tractor
dealership.

A country girl by birth but a city girl by heart, Carolyn grew up in Texas
then moved to southern California for college, where she studied under
David Foster Wallace and increasingly learned the rigors and pleasures of
the written word. Her education introduced her to James Joyce, Gerhard
Richter, and the Marquis de Sade, and it was perhaps the subconscious
influence of the latter that convinced her to spend the next seven years of
her life as a graduate student.

At the University of Chicago, where she earned her M.A. and Ph.D., Carolyn
turned her attention to history, a field that she likes to describe as
“fiction with facts.” Her academic specialties are France, sexuality, the
eighteenth century, the history of science and medicine, and the history of
the senses, but after spending several years in France for research, it
might be more accurate to say that her specialties are pastries, cheese,
and wine.

Carolyn lives in Chicago with her partner Ed, her dog Minna, her chinchilla
Chunky, and a rotating cast of dogs that she fosters for a local rescue.

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