This is the first version of the 2022-23 General Catalog. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

CLAS Courses

This is a list of courses with the subject code CLAS. For more information, see College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Catalog.

CLAS:1000 First-Year Seminar 1 s.h.

Small discussion class taught by a faculty member; topics chosen by instructor; may include outside activities (e.g., films, lectures, performances, readings, visits to research facilities). Requirements: first- or second-semester standing.

CLAS:1002 Elementary Spanish I 4 s.h.

Emphasis on oral skills. Taught in Spanish. Requirements: pursuing UI degree online or Des Moines learning center enrollment. GE: World Languages First Level Proficiency.

CLAS:1003 Elementary Spanish II 4 s.h.

Continuation of CLAS:1002; emphasis on oral skills. Taught in Spanish. Requirements: CLAS:1002, and pursuing UI degree online or Des Moines learning center enrollment. GE: World Languages Second Level Proficiency.

CLAS:1005 ESL Special Topics 1 s.h.

Small discussion class taught by a faculty member; topics chosen by instructor; may include outside activities (e.g., films, lectures, performances, readings). Same as ESL:1005.

CLAS:1501 Intermediate Spanish I 3 s.h.

Continuation of CLAS:1003; emphasis on oral skills. Taught in Spanish. Requirements: CLAS:1003, and pursing UI degree online or Des Moines learning center enrollment. GE: World Languages Second Level Proficiency.

CLAS:1502 Intermediate Spanish II 3 s.h.

Continuation of CLAS:1501; emphasis on oral skills. Taught in Spanish. Requirements: CLAS:1501, and pursing UI degree online or Des Moines learning center enrollment. GE: World Languages Fourth Level Proficiency.

CLAS:1650 College Success for International Students 1 s.h.

Skills and resources to help international students achieve academic success; reflection on academic habits and experiences; exploration of study skills and strategies; cultural expectations in U.S. academic settings including academic integrity; culture shock and immigration issues that can impact international students at the UI; development of techniques for time management and goal setting; techniques to stay motivated and manage stress; overcoming barriers to student success; discussions and assignments emphasize self-reflection on class topics including time management, study skills, and cultural identity. Same as CSI:1650, ESL:1650.

CLAS:1800 The Art of Active Learning 1 s.h.

Case studies, individual assessments, video, class discussions, and short readings to encourage understanding of academic standards and active engagement in the learning process; examination of behaviors, study skills, habits, and attitudes that can affect success in the classroom and in life.

CLAS:2000 Is Graduate School Right for You? 1 s.h.

Overview of American graduate school admission in liberal arts and sciences disciplines; how to research appropriate programs, types of funding, and application requirements.

CLAS:4100 Peer Assistant 1-2 s.h.

Opportunities to participate in classroom and course activities; work with students as an assistant to course instructor.

CLAS:5100 Practicum: College Teaching and Professional Development for Teaching Assistants arr.

Guidance for teaching assistants seeking introduction to teaching at college level; focus on practical pedagogical concerns, including how to structure a course, devise learning outcomes, develop a syllabus and a calendar of assignments, evaluate student work, and create a student-centered classroom with collaborate learning experiences; pre-semester intensive training session, weekly meetings during first month of semester, periodic meetings to address midterm and late-semester issues; concurrent with TA teaching assistantships. Recommendations: interest in teacher training and preparation. Same as RHET:5100.

CLAS:6290 Interdisciplinary Humanities Seminar 3 s.h.

Examination of interdisciplinary topics related to the humanities; topics vary.

CLAS:7290 Digital Humanities Theory and Practice 3 s.h.

Overview of theories and use of technology to preserve, deploy, visualize, map, and analyze concepts; discussions with practicing digital public scholars; assignments consist of a digital portfolio tailored to student research; introductory course in public digital humanities certificate. Same as SLIS:7290.