Earn Three Competences in One Course
Earn your degree faster! Learn from your diverse classmates and two faculty experts in these team-taught classes.
How the World Doesn't End: Speculative Media about Disaster (AI 191 / English 101)
with Nicholas Hayes and Suzanne Sanders (Syllabus)
Choose three competences from H3B, H4, A1A or A3X.
In this hybrid course, students will examine the ways depictions of disaster in art and literature influence the presentation of gender. We will explore these depictions through a combination of analytical and creative activities. Our readings will include Senseless Acts of Random Violence by Jack Womack and selected poems and creative writings by Adrienne Rich, Anne Waldman, Amiri Baraka and Quentin Crisp. Our readings of creative work will be supplemented with readings of cultural theory and philosophy including excerpts from Maurice Blanchot, Georges Bataille, Donna Haraway and Simone Weil. Students will also examine these issues as we analyze other contemporary media, including film, art and music. This course will give students the opportunity to learn about and practice several types of writing, including journals, essays and a short research paper. These assignments will also help students develop critical reading and analytic skills. Students will work online and in small groups on a collaborative project, which will help them explore and propose solutions for biases–their own and those of others.
Course meets six Tuesday evenings from 5:45-10 pm, at Wright College on June 11, June 18 and June 25; and at DePaul's Loop campus on July 2, July 9 and July 16. There is also a required online component.
Environmental Sustainability and Advocacy (SW 254 / ES 101)
with Mahesh Gurung and Raymund Torralba (Syllabus)
Choose three competencies from S1A, S3C, S4, or L3.
This course focuses on the interdisciplinary study of humans, the environment, and their interrelationships. It includes natural resources and processes, growth and change, values, and individual responsibility and civic engagement. It will explore the complex relationship of the individual to urban systems and of urban systems to the world environment. Emphasis will be given to the ecology of metropolitan Chicago, engaging and challenging students to propose and advocate for programs and policies that bring about a more sustainable city --- "What could a sustainable metropolitan Chicago look like? What are you willing to do to achieve that ideal?" Writing assignments and field work, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. This class meets Wednesdays from 6:00 – 8:50 p.m. from 08/21/13 – 12/04/13. The first eight sessions will be held at Truman College and the rest will be held at DePaul.
Note:You must register and are financially responsible for all three competences. You must attend courses at both locations.
Each course begins meeting at the City College and then at DePaul's Loop campus in the second half of the semester. Please note courses extend beyond the end of the registered DePaul quarter. See course descriptions for schedules.
Truman College is located at 1145 West Wilson Avenue and on major bus and El routes. Free parking is available.
Wright College is located at 4300 North Narragansett Avenue and on major bus and El routes. Free parking is available.
For directions and maps to the City Colleges, see http://www.ccc.edu/colleges/Pages/default.aspx.
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