Spring 2019

LAS 101-01: History of Human Experimentation in Medicine

MWF 11:00-11:50      Dr. Keith Johnson

Human experimentation has been an invaluable part of the advancement of medicine and the understanding of human physiology. Sometimes experiments on humans have been done in unethical manners that have violated human rights. In this course we will discuss the history of human experimentation - both good and bad. We will discuss the concept of informed consent and the Hippocratic Oath. How has human experimentation been used in the pursuit of science? Who regulates human experiments? What is the oversight for human experimentation? Are there alternatives in modern day science? How has gene therapy been used in humans? What role might genome editing play in human experimentation?

This course will satisfy the college out-of-cluster requirement.

LAS 101-02: Latin America and the Hunger Games

MWF 2:00-2:50      Dr. Aurea Toxqui-Garay

The Hunger Games are among the favorite movies of generation Z and millennials. Why is that? Is it because of the kind of topics addressed in the trilogy? Strong female characters? The underdog defeating the powerful and rich? Justice and revolution? Unity and community? Have you thought about what happened after the revolution succeeded? Was everything “happily ever after”? We will discuss such questions in class. We will analyze the trilogy of the Hunger Games and watch some classic films and documentaries produced in Latin America that deal with similar topics. We will draw comparisons to social movements, gender and ethnic issues, as well as problems with social and justice inequality in the Americas. Be ready to bring popcorn.

This course will satisfy the college out-of-cluster requirement.

LAS 101-03 & 101-40: Why Are We Here?

MWF 11:00-11:50      Dr. Seth Katz

Through reading, writing, and conversation, we will approach multiple interpretations of a set of important questions. For example, why have you come to college? Why are you here, at Bradley University, in Peoria? What is this "education" you speak of? What does it mean to "learn"? And why are you (we, any of us) HERE? What does it mean to be alive, in the company of other apparently living beings? What's the point? And how do you work this thing? Through its focus on large questions that span and concern many fields, ideas, and beliefs, LAS 101 will strive to teach students how to think and talk productively not only across disciplines, but across lives, ethnicities, faiths, and socio-economic divides, and so to talk more productively to each other.

This course will satisfy the college out-of-cluster requirement.

Note: Courses are capped at 15. If you are unable to enroll for the Spring sections, course will also be offered in Fall ’19.