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Course Information and Descriptions
HST 240
Afro-American History I (3-0)
3 Hours
This course surveys the African origins of African Americans, the
African Diaspora, the role played in colonial America, slavery, the
U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction. Emphasis is on the African
Americans’ contributions to America’s development.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
HST 241
Afro-American History II (3-0)
3 Hours
This course surveys the role of African Americans in the United
States from the end of Reconstruction to the present. Emphasis is on
the contributions to America’s development and the problems
encountered.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
HST 242
History of Chicago (3-0)
3 Hours
This course is a historical survey of the Chicago region from the
colonial era thru the present. The course will cover such topics as
frontier expansion, ecological change, commerce, city planning,
industrialization, labor conflict, the immigrant adjustment,
neighborhoods, the political machine, the battle for municipal
reform, rise of the ghetto, suburbanization, gentrification, the legacy
of the Daley machines, and Chicago’s contributions to culture and
the arts.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
HST 245
History of Latin America to 1825 (3-0)
3 Hours
This course provides an introduction to the formation of Latin
American society during the colonial period, from the European
conquest to the independence of the Iberian colonies. It examines the
processes of conquest and colonization, the organization of the
Spanish and Portuguese empires in America, and Indian and African
resistance and accommodation, in comparative perspective.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
Fulfills the CLC I/M Education Requirement.
IAI: S2910N
HST 246
History of Latin America from 1825 (3-0) 3 Hours
This course provides an introduction to Latin American history after
independence, from the consolidation of the national states to the
1980s. By focusing on the cases of Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, and
Mexico, within the broader regional context, it examines significant
social, political, and economic developments of modern Latin
America.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
Fulfills the CLC I/M Education Requirement.
IAI: S2911N
HST 299
Special Topics in History (Variable)
1-3 Hours
This course addresses the in-depth study of special topics in history,
which do not have specific courses in the catalogue. Course content
will vary depending on the topic being studied, but could include the
History of Chicago or The History of the Modern Middle East. This
course is repeatable up to four times because course content varies
each semester.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
May be taken four times, but any topic only once
Horticulture (HRT)
Biological and Health Sciences Division,
Room C140, (847) 543-2042
HRT 111
Introduction to Horticulture (3-0)
3 Hours
This course introduces students to basic plant anatomy, terminology,
and functions of plants. Professions working with the culture and use
of ornamental plants will be included.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND a score
of 34 or higher on the Math Placement Test or Basic Algebra
Readiness
IAI: AG 905
HRT 114 Introduction to Soils (2-4)
4 Hours
This course introduces students to the science and function of native
and artificial soils as they relate to plants and the environment.
Topics on formation, physical characteristics, nutrient content and
availability, water movement, taxonomy and biota interactions are
covered.
Corequisite: HRT 111 (C or better)
Recommended: CHM 140
Course fee
Typically offered fall and summer only
HRT 115 Tree and Shrub Identification (2-2)
3 Hours
This course covers the identification of deciduous and evergreen
trees and shrubs by their common and botanic names. Emphasis is
placed on trees and shrubs commonly used in the landscape and their
key characteristics. Approximately 240 trees will be covered in this
course.
Course fee
Typically offered fall only
HRT 116 Entomology (2-2)
3 Hours
This course introduces students to the importance of insects to
humans. Topics include insect biology, principles of pest
management, natural and applied insect control, and insect pests of
vegetables, fruit, and ornamental plants. Laboratory includes
observation, identification, and diagnosis of insect plant pests.
Corequisite: HRT 111 (C or better)
Course fee
Typically offered fall and summer only
HRT 117 Perennials, Annuals and Weeds (2-2)
3 Hours
This course covers the identification, care, and maintenance of
herbaceous plants including perennials, annuals, ornamental grasses,
vines, groundcovers and weeds. Approximately 600+ plants will be
covered in this course. Students will review materials through photo
and herbarium samples.
Course fee
Typically offered spring only
HRT 119 Plant Pathology (2-2)
3 Hours
An introductory course in plant pathology covering the biology and
management of agents causing disease and growing disorders.
Students study these agents and the problems that they cause, along
with possible management tools.
Corequisite: HRT 111 (C or better)
Course fee
Typically offered spring only
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