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Departmental Notes by College/Department

The Class Schedule is subject to change without notification. Please check the online Class Schedule to obtain the most up-to-date information including classroom assignments.

College of Arts and Sciences

The University reserves the right to limit class enrollment and cancel classes because of insufficient enrollment, budget limitations, lack of an appropriate instructor, or other unforeseen circumstances.

Distance Education Courses
Northeastern Illinois University offers selected courses that are delivered online and through a two-way interactive video teleconferencing network. Each of these courses will be identified as a hybrid, online, or videoconferencing course.

Satellite and Off-Campus Courses
Northeastern Illinois University offers undergraduate and graduate-level courses at two satellite campuses in metropolitan Chicago including the Jacob H. Carruthers Center (700 E. Oakwood, Chicago) and El Centro (3119 N. Pulaski, Chicago). It also offers courses at several off-campus sites including the University Center of Lake County (1200 University Center Dr., Grayslake, IL). Listings for courses at the University Center have the building code of “ZUCG.” For more information about courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences at the University Center, please contact the academic department office offering the course.

College of Arts and Sciences Education Program (CASEP)

Jim Blair, M.A. Coordinator
Lech Walesa Hall, Room 3030773-442-5654, j-blair1@neiu.edu

The College of Arts and Sciences Education Program (CASEP) is an educational initiative for full-time first year students desiring to pursue a career in Pre K-12 teaching. Acceptance into CASEP allows a student to begin teacher training during the first year of college, two years prior to entering NEIU’s College of Education. CASEP comprises 9 courses which help to satisfy General Education requirements, teacher preparation requirements, and graduation requirements. As a member of CASEP, students will be exposed to arts integration strategies and team building, and also have the opportunity in their first year of college to observe and work in elementary and high school classrooms alongside practicing teachers. There will be opportunities to begin building a teaching portfolio by attending professional development conferences and serving as judges in local public school science and history fairs. In addition, CASEP classes are limited to 22-23 students. During the first two years, students will take most of their classes with other CASEP students who also share the goal of becoming a high quality and well prepared teacher.

Once accepted to Northeastern, a student is eligible to apply to CASEP through application, interview, and essay.

The following is a list of CASEP courses:

First Year:
Communication 100
Introduction to Theatre 130
Sociology 100
Writing 101
Cooperative Learning in Adventure Education

Sophomore Classes:
Communication 101
Educational Foundations 305
Educational Foundations 306
Earth Science 121

Chemistry

  • Please note that the policy on first class session attendance is strictly enforced.
  • CHEM-211 General Chemistry I – Prerequisite: minimum mathematics placement exam recommended of 3 or 4 or satisfactory completion of MATH-092. Concurrent registration in CHEM-260 is strongly recommended.
  • CHEM-212 General Chemistry II - Concurrent registration in CHEM-261 is strongly recommended.
  • CHEM-231 Organic Chemistry I - Concurrent registration in CHEM-262 is strongly recommended.
  • CHEM-232 Organic Chemistry II - Concurrent registration in CHEM-263 is strongly recommended.
  • CHEM 312 Physical Chemistry II - Concurrent registration in CHEM-361 is strongly recommended.

Computer Science

  • Prerequisites are enforced. Students who have completed or are enrolled in the prerequisite(s) for the course(s) here at NEIU may register without special permission. The following groups of students are among those who will need department permission to register:
    1. Undergraduate transfer students registering for NEIU course(s) for which the prerequisites have been taken elsewhere.
    2. Graduate students who have fulfilled prerequisites for NEIU courses (e.g., as part of bachelor’s degree) elsewhere.
  • Transfer students who have not had their transferred computer science courses evaluated by the Computer Science program advisor must do so prior to registering.
  • To request permission to register for computer science courses, e-mail sm-snyder@neiu.edu or call 773-442-4722.
  • If you need further information or wish to make an appointment for advisement, please call 773-442-4720 or 773-442-4722.
  • Common final examination for all sections of CS-200 will be held Saturday, April 27 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Room TBA.
  • Common final examination for all sections of CS-207 will be held Saturday, April 27 from 11:00-1:00 p.m. Room TBA.
  • Hybrid Courses: Class time will be split between classroom meetings and online activities.

Economics

  • The Economics Department welcomes all students who meet course prerequisite requirements. Courses are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Verification of prerequisite courses may be required (e.g. by students who have taken prerequisite courses at other institutions). In such instances, students may email an authorization request to econ@neiu.edu. Please include your ID number and the course for which you seek enrollment.
  • For current and additional information about faculty, courses and degree programs in Economics, please reference the department web site http://www.econ.neiu.edu, bulletin board, or contact the Economics Office located in BBH-346C, telephone 773-442-5690, e-mail econ@neiu.edu.

English

  • The English Placement Test is required before enrollment in ENGL-101 Writing I. A grade of “C” or better in ENGL-101 is prerequisite to advance to ENGL-102 Writing II.
  • ENGL-101 CASEP (College of Arts & Sciences Education Program) section is restricted to CASEP participants only. For more information, please contact Jim Blair at 773-442-5654.
  • The prerequisite for General Education courses ENGL-201, ENGL-202, and ENGL-203 is a grade of “C” or better in ENGL-101.
  • CTPP – Chicago Teacher Partnership Program – classes, contact Christina Matuschka at 773-442-5379.
  • ENGL-210 WIP: Methods for English Majors: registration for this course is restricted to declared English or English/Secondary Education majors or consent of instructor.
  • The prerequisite for all English Department 300-level courses is a grade of “C” or better in ENGL-101 and ENGL-102, plus 6 hours of 200-level English courses, excluding creative writing (ENGL-235 and ENGL-236) and General Education courses, or consent of instructor.
  • Exception: the prerequisite for ENGL-310 Introduction to Composition Studies is a grade of “C” or better in ENGL-101 and ENGL-102 or consent of instructor.
  • The prerequisite for all English Department 300-level creative writing courses is one of the following: ENGL-235 Intro to Creative Writing I, ENGL-236 Intro to Creative Writing II, or consent of instructor.
  • The prerequisite for all English Department 400-level courses is one of the following: Graduate standing, admission to a degree program in English, or written consent of instructor.
  • ENGL-410 Literary Methods & Practice is required in first fall term for all literature track students.

Geography and Environmental Studies

  • GES-327:1 Forest Resource Management (3 cr.). Potential field trips planned. Times and dates to be determined by the instructor. Contact the instructor or department at ges@neiu.edu for further information. Instructor: R. Flakne
  • GES-348:1 Latino Metropolis (3 cr.). Potential field trips planned to communities in the Chicago area. Times and dates to be determined by the instructor. Contact D. Grammenos at d-grammenos@neiu.edu for further information. Instructor: D. Grammenos.
  • GES-361:1 Urban Planning (3 cr.). Potential field trips planned. Times and dates to be determined by the instructor. Contact D. Jones at d-jones1@neiu.edu for further information. Instructor: D. Jones.
  • GES-388:1 Field Camp (3 cr.). For specific information on destination and costs for this travel-based course and/or to apply, contact L. Hill at libbyhill@comcast.net for more information. Instructor: L. Hill.

Justice Studies

  • JUST-202 Justice and Inequality: As this is a writing-intensive course that fulfills the university’s WIP requirement, it is strongly recommended that students registering for it have already completed ENGL-101 or its equivalent.
  • JUST-334 Criminal Law and Procedure: In the 2012-2013 NEIU Academic Catalog, the prerequisite for this course is a misprint. There is no prerequisite for this course.
  • JUST-345 Practicum requires authorization by an advisor or the Department Chair. The following prerequisites must be completed before enrolling in Practicum: JUST-101, JUST-202, JUST-241, and JUST-301. Students should also have completed a minimum of three electives (9 hours) in Justice Studies. Four electives (12 hours) in Justice Studies are recommended.
  • JUST-350 Field Work Seminar requires that students have completed JUST-345 Practicum and its prerequisites, as well as a minimum of four electives (12 hours) in Justice Studies. The Field Work Seminar includes a 200-hour internship, arrangements for which should have been finalized in advance, normally during the JUST-345 Practicum course. It is strongly advised that students do not wait until the beginning of the Field Work Seminar to secure their internship. Ideally, students should discuss internship arrangements with their Field Work Seminar instructor before the beginning of the course. Students must do the internship at the same time they are enrolled in the Field Work Seminar, not before.
  • For the most up-to-date schedule information, please check the bulletin board by the Justice Studies Office (LWH-4062), consult the (department website), or contact the Justice Studies Department at 773-442-4790.

Mathematics

  • Successful completion of course prerequisites is required before registration is permitted. If manual verification of prerequisites is needed, a course permission form is submitted to the Mathematics Office in BBH-214B for processing. This form is made available two weeks prior to advance registration and can be obtained from the Mathematics Department (BBH-214B) or our department website http://www.neiu.edu/~math. Follow the instructions carefully.
  • In addition to NEIU coursework, prerequisites may also be met by qualifying transfer coursework, ACT or Math Placement scores. Prerequisites for Mathematics courses are accessible on NEIUport and can also be found in the most recent NEIU Academic Catalog.
  • For the most up-to-date information, please check the bulletin boards by the Mathematics Office (BBH-214B), the department website http://www.neiu.edu/~math or contact the Mathematics Department at 773-442-5776 or 773-442-5760.
  • Important Information for MATH-090, MATH-091, and MATH-092

    • NEIUport will allow you to register for a Mathematics Development class if you have completed the NEIU Mathematics Placement Test or your Math ACT score has been filed with the University. Math ACT scores for course prerequisites are:
      MATH-090 Elementary Algebra Math ACT scores: 15 or less
      MATH-091 Intermediate Algebra I Math ACT scores: 16 to 18
      MATH-092 Intermediate Algebra II Math ACT scores: 19 to 21
    • If you need to take the Mathematics Placement Test, contact Academic Advising (LWH-0027) regarding Mathematics Placement Testing, 773-442-5470. Placement Test results are obtained from Academic Advising (LWH-0027). After your Mathematics Placement has been completed and course work has begun, a final grade of “C” or higher is the prerequisite to advance to the next course.
    • Transfer students who have completed Intermediate Algebra with a grade of “C” or higher at another college or university will be recognized as a prerequisite for college level one mathematics. Students need to provide transcripts to the Mathematics Department (BBH-214B), math@neiu.edu, and complete a course request form. Students with questions about mathematics placement or developmental mathematics should contact Thomas Blackburn, Mathematics Development Coordinator, by e-mail at t-blackburn1@neiu.edu.
    • Advanced registration for Spring 2013 classes begins on Monday, October 22, 2012.

Music

  • All music majors should see their advisor every semester prior to registration.
  • All music majors are required to attend Convocation. Dates are posted outside the department office.
  • Applied Music: Private Applied Lessons are available for Music Majors and Music Minors. Authorization must be obtained from the instructor AND the department chair to register for Applied Music. Music Education majors take MUS-151 or MUS-351 and Music Performance Majors take MUS-152 or MUS-352. There is a $15 Special Fee for Applied Music.
  • In order to register for Applied Music, students must: 1) AUDITION and obtain PERMISSION from the instructor and Department Chair, 2) Submit approved AUTHORIZATION FORM to the department office no later than the first week of class (allow 48 hours for processing), and 3) Complete the on-line registration.
  • ACCEPTANCE INTO ENSEMBLES IS BY AUDITION.
  • A placement exam for Theory I will be given on the first day of class. Students who do not meet the minimum proficiency may be required to complete MUS-105 before registering for Theory I.
  • Music Majors should adhere to the following course sequence:
    Semester 1 MUS-121-1 Music Theory I (9:25 a.m. TR)
    MUS-112-1 Class Piano I
    Semester 2 MUS-122-1 Music Theory II (9:25 a.m. TR)
    MUS-113-1 Class Piano II
    Semester 3 MUS-201-1 Music Theory III (9:25 a.m. TR)
    MUS-124-1 Sight Singing and Ear Training I (9 a.m. MW)
    Semester 4 MUS-202-1 Music Theory IV (9:25 a.m. TR)
    MUS-125-1 Sight Singing and Ear Training II (9 a.m. MW)
    See NEIU Academic Catalog for variations in the Piano Program.
  • Music Technology / Sound Art / Recording / Composition. All Music Technology Courses require additional lab and project hours. Some projects may be scheduled during evenings and weekends. Participation in concerts may be required. Students must be available during Activity Hour on days when the Music Department Convocation is scheduled. See the department for dates.
  • Students who wish to minor in Music Technology or major in Music Synthesis should see Nelson Mandrell.
  • Music Education: A Piano Proficiency Exam is required of Music Education Majors. This exam is given during the semester; notices will be posted in the department. Music Education Majors must pass all sections of the Piano Proficiency Exam prior to enrolling in MUS-393L. Music Education Majors should consult course listings under the College of Education for SCED-303I, SCED-303V and SCED-305N and see the College of Education Secondary Advisor.
  • Graduate Program + Teacher Certification Program Students: Participation in a large ensemble for a minimum of three terms is required (wind and percussion students enroll in Band; guitar students enroll in Guitar Ensemble; string students [violin, viola, cello, and string bass] enroll in Orchestra; voice students enroll in University Chorus, Opera Workshop, Chamber Singers, or Musical Theater; piano students enroll in Practicum Chamber Music, Piano Ensemble Four Hands, Accompanying, or other approved Instrumental Ensembles). Graduate students must participate in the on-line Virtual Community. See Dr. Heath for details.
  • Dance: For information about Dance, contact Dr. Venetia Stifler at 773-442-5918. For information on Spanish Dance, contact Jorge Perez at 773-442-5904.

Psychology

  • PSYC-200 General Psychology is a hybrid, self-paced course. Students will acquire knowledge of psychology content areas and develop the skills essential for success in our curriculum. Participation in in-class and online learning components are mandatory and students must demonstrate mastery by passing a series of online quizzes. Course grades are based on performance on exams, written assignments, and in-class participation. The first week of classes includes two mandatory orientation sessions. For more information, go to the Department of Psychology Office (BBH-313F).
  • Courses that may be used to fulfill the major laboratory requirement in the Spring 2013 semester are PSYC-316 Child Development Lab and PSYC-351 Physiological Lab. Elective courses that may fulfill the major capstone requirement are PSYC-395 History of Psychology, and PSYC-396 Service Learning Senior Seminar.

Social Work

  • The following are the required Liberal Arts courses which are prerequisites to entering the Social Work major courses in addition to SWK-200 and SWK-207: ANTH-212, BIO-100, PSYC-100, PSYC-110, and SOC-100.
  • Social Minors and majors can register for the Values and knowledge electives for Spring 2013: SWK-250 Social Service Delivery, SWK-312 Social Work with Women, SWK-314 Social Work Advocacy, and SWK-320 Domestic Violence. All minors/majors must take and successfully complete these courses with a grade of “C” or higher.
  • Social Work majors must have completed all General Education requirements and Liberal Art courses prior to entering SWK-303/SWK-304. The Social Work Skill Electives are offered to those who are social work majors and who have completed or are concurrently registered for SWK-305, SWK-306 and SWK-357. The Skill Elective courses offered this semester are: SWK-324 Social Work with Latinos, SWK-328 Social Work with Groups, and SWK-330 Social Work in Community Settings. All Social Work majors must take and successfully complete these courses with a grade of “C” or higher.

Sociology

  • The prerequisite for all upper-division Sociology courses is SOC-100 Introduction to Sociology or by permission of the instructor.
  • The following courses are cross-listed with the African and African American Studies Program:
    SOC-316 Race & Ethnic Relations
  • The following courses are cross-listed with the Latino/Latin American Studies Program:
    SOC-270 Sociology of Latinas, SOC-314 Urban Sociology* (*Requires LLAS Advisor Approval)
  • The following courses are cross-listed with the Women’s and Gender Studies Program:
    SOC-105 Women, Men and Social Change, SOC-214 Sociology of Intimacy, Marriage & Families, SOC-270 Sociology of Latinas, SOC-306 American Women: The Changing Image, SOC-307 Men & Masculinities, and SOC-340 Sociology of Sexualities

World Languages and Cultures

  • For detailed information on the Department of World Languages and Cultures, please visit:http://www.neiu.edu/~fldept/index.htm.
  • Courses with the designator “WLC” are taught in English. Courses with language-specific designators are taught in the target language.
  • “LIB 449” denotes the Language Learning Laboratory, located on the 4th floor of the Library.
  • Prerequisites for Spanish Literature courses: Unless otherwise noted, the prerequisites for 300-level Spanish Literature courses are SPAN-252 and SPAN-253 or Consent of Instructor.
  • Students who have completed SPAN-201 (formerly FL-SPAN-103) are strongly encouraged to take SPAN-202 before enrolling in SPAN-224.
  • FREN-315-1, SPAN-101-2, SPAN-102-1, SPAN-201-1, and SPAN-202-2 will be taught online. All of the instruction is administered through the Blackboard Learning Management System and textbook software. For further information, please contact the instructor listed.
  • SPAN-253-2 will be taught as Hybrid. It will meet in person January 11, 2013 and January 18, 2013 (subject to change). The rest of the instruction is administered through the Blackboard Learning Management System and textbook software. For further information, please contact Prof. Brandon Bisbey.
  • NEIU Back Credit Policy: You may receive up to 9 no-cost credits for language courses not already accredited, through one of the following:
    1. College coursework:
      Complete 102 (or its equivalent) with an A or B = up to 3 credits of 101 in the target language.
      Complete 103/201 with an A or B = up to 6 credits in the target language (101 and/or 102).
      Complete any course beyond 103/201 with an A or B = up to 9 credits in the target language (101, 102 and/or 103/201).
      Once you have finished a qualifying course with an A or B, fill out this form and bring the form, along with a full printout of a current transcript from NEIUport, to Jeanette Hernández in LWH-2040 for processing.
    2. Advanced Placement (AP) Exam:
      Score of 3 = Up to 3 credits in the target language (103/201)
      Score of 4 = Up to 6 credits in the target language (103/201 and/or 202)
      Score of 5 = Up to 9 credits in the target language (103/201, 202 and/or one more course to be determined in consultation with the Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures)

Notes on the Back Credit Policy:

  1. If you have not taken a college-level language course before, take NEIU's Language Placement Exam to determine what course you should take.
  2. 103 and 201 are equivalent courses for the third semester of the language sequence.
  3. For more information on the AP Exam visit:
    http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/about.html.

College of Business and Management

The University reserves the right to limit class enrollment and cancel classes because of insufficient enrollment, budget limitations, lack of an appropriate instructor, or other unforeseen circumstances. See departmental notes for important information which may affect your enrollment and registration.

Who can enroll in 300-level business courses:
Students who intend to enroll in 300-level business courses must first meet the following admission/declaration requirements of the College of Business and Management:

  1. Complete the eight College of Business and Management Foundation courses. Students must earn a grade point average of 2.50 or higher with no grade below a "C" for all courses, including Foundation Courses, applied to a business major or minor. The Foundation Courses are: ENGL-101 Writing I, ENGL-102 Writing II, MATH-165 Finite Math, MATH-167 Business Calculus, ECON-217 Microeconomics, BLAW-285 Legal Environment of Business, ACTG-201 Introduction to Financial Accounting and ACTG-202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting. Note: Enrollment in BLAW-280 and BLAW-285 requires completion of at least 30 credit hours.
  2. Complete at least 60 credit hours (including the Foundation Courses) of course work and have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better for these hours. (For business minors a 2.00 cumulative GPA in at least 45 credit hours is required.)
  3. Must have completed all General Education requirements

All 400-level and 500-level Business and Management Courses:
These are graduate level courses. Consult the NEIU Academic Catalog for special admission and registration policies that apply to them.

Prerequisites Will Be Enforced:
Please Note: Prerequisites are cumulative; i.e. some prerequisites have prerequisites of their own that must also be successfully completed prior to enrolling in a course. Students are expected to complete those courses with a "C" or better. Incomplete grades and "D" grades in prerequisite courses do not constitute successful completion. Students must not register for 300-level business courses unless they have met all prerequisites and requirements to declare a business major or minor. This includes a 2.50 GPA in the Foundation Courses.

All students, including students-at-large, are responsible for complying with the published prerequisites and other registration requirements. Class registration lists will be monitored and checked. Students who register for courses for which prerequisites have not been met will be responsible for any financial consequences due to their subsequent necessity to withdraw. Note that a student may advance register for a course in an upcoming semester while enrolled in a prerequisite course in the current semester, but must complete the prerequisite with a "C" or better to remain registered for the upcoming semester.

Students who have taken prerequisite courses at other institutions must have their transcripts evaluated by the Office of Program Advisement in the College of Business and Management (CBM-159). If students have not already done so, they should consult with the Program Advisors immediately.

If you have any questions about the registration process or course prerequisites, please make an appointment with the College’s advisors by contacting the Office of Program Advisement in Room CBM-159 or call 773-442-6111 or e-mail p-advise@neiu.edu.

Consult the current NEIU Academic Catalog for a complete description of the policies, requirements, and course prerequisites for the College of Business and Management. The decision of the College of Business and Management Dean’s Office shall be final in all matters of College policies, requirements, and course prerequisites.

Accounting, Business Law, and Finance

Must be a declared Business major or minor to enroll in 300-level business courses.

Accounting

Must be a declared Business major or minor to enroll in 300-level business courses.

Business Law

Must be a declared Business major or minor to enroll in 300-level business courses.

Finance

Must be a declared Business major or minor to enroll in 300-level business courses.

Marketing

Must be a declared Business major or minor to enroll in 300-level business courses.

Management

Must be a declared Business major or minor to enroll in 300-level business courses.

College of Education

The University reserves the right to limit class enrollment and cancel classes because of insufficient enrollment, budget limitations, lack of an appropriate instructor, or other unforeseen circumstances.

Distance Education Courses
Northeastern Illinois University offers selected courses that are delivered online and through a two-way interactive video teleconferencing network. Each of these courses will be identified as a hybrid, online, or videoconferencing course.

Satellite and Off-campus Courses
Northeastern Illinois University offers undergraduate and graduate-level courses at two satellite campuses in metropolitan Chicago including the Jacob H. Carruthers Center (700 E. Oakwood, Chicago) and El Centro (3119 N. Pulaski, Chicago). It also offers courses at several off-campus sites including the University Center of Lake County (1200 University Center Dr., Grayslake, IL). Listings for courses at the University Center have the building code of “ZUCG.” For more information about courses offered by the College of Education at the University Center, please contact the academic department office offering the course.

Military Science (Army ROTC)

Military Science (Army ROTC) is offered through Northeastern Illinois University in conjunction with the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). UIC is the host school for all of Army ROTC in the Chicago area. Basic course classes for freshmen and sophomores are offered to all students. The advanced portion of the courses for junior and senior years is only offered to those students that meet special criteria. All courses and Leadership Labs are offered off campus at Loyola University Chicago. Army ROTC is time intensive and on average meets 5 times per week. For further information on scholarships and tuition call Mr. Pina at the Loyola University ROTC Department at 773-508-2852.

MILS-101 Leadership and Personal Development 1.0
SECTION 001: LEC Wed 2:45p.m.-3:45p.m. NEIU SECTION (1) - CRN
LAB Thur 6-8 a.m.(Lecture held at Loyola, Mundelein Hall; classroom TBD*, Lab held at Loyola Halas Gym, Basketball Courts)

MILS-201 Innovative Team Leadership 2.0
SECTION 001: LEC Wed 4:15p.m.-6:45p.m. NEIU SECTION (1) - CRN
LAB Thur 6-8 a.m.
(Lecture held at Loyola, Mundelein Hall, classroom TBD*; Lab held at Loyola Halas Gym, Basketball Courts)

MILS-301 Adaptive Team Leadership 3.0
SECTION 001: LEC Wed 4:15p.m.-7:15p.m. NEIU SECTION (1) – CRN
LAB Thur 6-8 a.m.
(Lecture held at Loyola, Mundelein Hall, classroom TBD*; Lab held at Loyola Halas Gym, Basketball Courts)

MILS 311 Developing Adaptive Leaders 3.0
SECTION 001: LEC Wed 4:15p.m.-7:15p.m. NEIU SECTION (1) – CRN
LAB Thur 6-8 a.m.
(Lecture held at Loyola, Mundelein Hall, classroom TBD*; Lab held at Loyola Halas Gym, Basketball Courts)

TBD = To Be Determined.

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