New Courses in Fall 2013

Elementary Uzbek I is being offered this Fall 2013! Uzbek is a Turkic language spoken in the Republic of Uzbekistan, the surrounding Central Asian republics and Afghanistan. It shares varying levels of similarity to other Turkic languages and is the most similar to Uighur. The language is agglutinative. The lexicon has borrowed extensively from Arabic, Persian and Russian. The class is a 3 credit class which will meet three times a week. It is offered through the Less Commonly Taught Languages program under the course code LING 404 32052. Register now or contact Lydia Catedral at   for more information. We are very excited to offer Uzbek at UIUC and hope you will join us to learn this less commonly taught language!

Professor Francis Boyle at the College of Law will be teaching LAW 656: International Law in Fall 2013! The course will explore the nature, sources, and subjects of international law and its place in the control of international society. It will also include an examination of the law of jurisdiction, territory, recognition and succession of states, rights and immunities of states in foreign courts, diplomatic immunities, treaties, protection of citizens abroad, settlement of international disputes, war and neutrality, the United Nations, and the International Court of Justice. Credit: 3 professional hours/ 4 graduate hours. Register now or contact Professor Boyle at for further information.

New Courses in Sociology to Enhance Your Undergraduate and Graduate Area Studies Degree! Cynthia Buckley, Professor of Sociology will be teaching two courses in Fall 2013 to help you strengthen your area studies credentials. SOC 596 Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods will be focused primarily upon the possibilities and problems related to the mixing of methods in comparative research. The seminar seeks to provide you with a “hands on” approach to data collection, evaluation, and analysis. While the course explores the importance of mixed methodological approaches, even students who anticipate a career as acolytes of ethnography or analysts of secondary data can benefit from learning about the norms, methods, and principles relating to how the “other half” works. Credit: 4 graduate hours. This course will meet 3:30-6:50 p.m. Wednesdays in 236 Wohlers Hall. SOC 488  Demographic Methods provides an introduction to statistical and mathematical procedures in population analysis; the gathering, processing, and evaluating of registration and census data; the life table model; and procedures of mortality and fertility analysis and population projections. The course will deepen your comprehension of how documenting demographic trends can contribute to understanding social, cultural, economic and political development.  Credit: 3 undergraduate or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: SOC 380 Social Research Methods or consent of instructor. This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for a UIUC: Quant Reasoning II and it will meet 2:00-3:00 p.m. MWF in G27 Foreign Language Building. For further questions and the instructor’s consent, please contact Prof. C. Buckley at

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