Heritage Sign

HERITAGE: THE LIVING PAST

AS DEFINED BY ERNEST BOYER in COLLEGE: THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA, p. 94

" The human species uniquely has the capacity to recall the past and anticipate the future. Through these remembrances and anticipations today’s reality is shaped. In an age when planned obsolescence seems to make everything but the fleeting moment remote and irrelevant, the study of history can strengthen awareness of tradition, of heritage, of meaning beyond the present, without which there is not culture. It is imperative that all students learn about the women and men and the events and ideas that have contributed consequentially to our own history and to the other cultures too."

AS DEFINED BY OTHERS

Professor Ed Cell

AREAS THAT FALL INTO THIS CATEGORY

    1. Cultural groups, ethnicity
    2. Death and dying
    3. Gender
    4. Race
    5. Class
    6. Disabilities
    7. Families
    8. Mythology and folklore
    9. Relationships
    10. Religion and spirituality
    11. Sexuality
    12. History
    13. English/Writing
    14. Bibliographies
    15. Issues and causes
    16. Women’s Studies
    17. Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Studies
    18. Gerontology, aging
    19. Genealogy

Examples of some UIS COURSES THAT MEET THIS CATEGORY

Online

On Campus

LIS 499: Independent study of special topic

LIS-411 Liberty Struggles (4) (LIS elective)
The liberty struggles examines social movements and armed conflicts that have included, as part of their stated aims, the increase or enhancement of liberty and freedom for an oppressed population. The course uses a community organizing framework to understand historical and current liberty struggles. Topics covered include peasant revolts, revolutions in the Americas and France, the abolitionist movement, the civil rights movement, ant-communism, and anti-imperialism.

LIS-424 ECCE Ancient Sport and Spectacle (4) (LIS elective)
This course will study the beginnings of sport in the Greco-Roman world and its transformation throughout the centuries to our days. It will also examine how sport became a vehicle for the ideological and political expression, was associated with class, gender, violence, nationalism, and ethnicity, and how it has been appropriated and reinterpreted in modern times.

LIS-431 The Beatles: Popular Music and Society (4)  (also arts category) (LIS elective)
The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of not only the Beatles and their musical accomplishments, but also the impact they had and are having on popular music and society. Toward that end, we will listen to their music, watch videos of their work and hear their comments on that work, as well as read some of the best writing on the Beatles.

LIS-432 Topics Course) Expatriate Paris 1900-1940 (4)  (also arts category) (LIS elective)
This course will introduce you to artists, writers, and poets who created their works away from their homeland and you will see how their works influenced or did not influence the culture of the country in which they lived and created. You will learn to look at works of art and see them as well as to be able to read a literary work and to understand its depth and complexity, as well as improve your analytical and writing abilities and research and writing skills.
(4) (also language category) (LIS elective)

WGS-301 ECCE  Women, Gender, and Society (U.S. Communities) (4) (also institutions category)

ECO-408 History of Economic Thought (ECO 315 is a prerequisite, or macroeconomics and microeconomics, which are ECO-201 and ECO-202 at UIS, or some other similar experience) (also work category).

HIS-375 ECCE  Conflict in the Middle East (Global Awareness) (3)

HIS-301 ECCE  The Historian’s Craft (3)

PHI-313 ECCE  Animals and Human Civilization (ECCE Elective) (4) (also nature category)

MUS-335 (also SOA-335) Jazz in American Culture (4) (also art category)

 

LIS 499: Independent study of special topic

ART-365 ECCE Women and Art in America (U.S. Communities) (4) (also art category)

HIS-301 ECCE  The Historian’s Craft (3)

HIS-303  Understanding U.S. History (3)

HIS-345  ECCE U.S. Women’s History (U.S. Communities) (3)

HIS-433  United States, 1790-1840 (4)

HIS-439 American Agricultural History (4) (also nature category)

HIS-463 Modern Art History (4) (also art category)

AAS-261 Survey of African American Literature (3) (you would need need to petition to have this 200-level course counted toward your 60 units of upper-division credit hour units) (also language category)

AAS-433 ECCE Civil Rights Movement of the Twentieth Century (4) (also institutions category)

LES-352 (same as HIS-352) History of American Law (3) (also institutions category)

 

 

WEB SITES THAT APPLY

The American Historical Association.

United States Vital Records Information.

American Heritage (magazine).

Oral History Association.

Historylines.

National Archives (USA).

Library of Congress (USA).

Origins (NOVA show from PBS)

The Journey of Man (National Geographic Special related to the book by Spencer Wells).

The Leakey Foundation.

The National Museum of American History (Smithsonian).

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum (in Springfield, IL)

The Last Universal Common Ancestor (LUCA)

The Project for Writing and Recording Family History

 

Revised 9/12/13 by ejhi