They say it is one of the best universities in town and one of the toughest. Although people find it extremely tough to be at the University of Louisville, we are here to tell you it would only get easier. We believe with these ten classes; you can make the most of the time at Louisville. Please follow along.
1. ANTH 203 – Archaeology of Human History
A global survey of the first 2 million years of human existence. We will trace the evolution of human culture through time, focusing on well-known archaeological sites in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, examine long-term change in human societies focusing on the major developments in human physical and cultural evolution, such as tool-making, hunting, art, music, religion, the domestication of plants and animals, the rise of cities and states. Causes for these changes will be considered in detail.
2. ARTH 203 – Introduction to Art
Introduction to the visual arts, for non-majors, involving analysis, interpretation, and criticism.
3. HSS 184 – Healthy Lifestyles I
This class is an exploration of the relationship of human characteristics and behaviors to wellness; specifically, the biological, psychological, and sociological factors that influence and promote healthy lifestyles and wellness.
4. HSS 318 – Diverse Populations in Physical Activity and Health
The study of social and cultural systems of diverse groups, related to physical activity and health.
5. HIST 101 – History of Civilizations I
General introductory history survey, with global component. Must cover 1,000 years of history prior to about 1400 or 1500 A.D., with at least 1/3 of coverage devoted to a non-western society (or societies).
6. LBST 300 – Forms of Interdisciplinary Inquiry
Introduction to interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary inquiry, analysis, and methods.
7. PAS 200 – Introduction to Pan-African Studies
Introduces students to the academic discipline of Pan-African Studies. Students will be introduced to critical issues, themes, perspectives, debates, and emerging trajectories within the discipline. In addition to orienting students to the discipline of Black Studies, the course also exposes students to significant historical, social, political, and cultural issues that have shaped the experiences of people of African descent in the United States and throughout the diaspora.
8. SUST 101 – Introduction to Sustainability
The study of sustainability is an interdisciplinary activity that examines interrelated environmental, political, economic, and social problems facing humans and society at local, regional and global scales. This course provides an introductory survey of the concepts, values, frameworks, and methodologies that contribute to understanding and responding to problems such as climate change, environmental degradation, and the issues of limited resource allocation.
9. TA 224 – Introduction to Acting as Communication
This course is an introduction to theatre and performance as communication. Students will develop a general performance awareness and effective approaches to speaking in front of a variety of groups throughout the course. Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving by exploring the link between self and partner/audience. Additionally, students will build and grow themselves in performance and communication through ensemble building, active listening, acting exercises, and creative material development. The semester will culminate in a student-conceived, -written and -performed presentation piece.
10. URBS 201 – The Making of Urban Places
This course provides an introduction to the study of cities and urban places, through integration of the works of urban planners, sociologist, geographers, and political scientist. Topics to be covered include historical and contemporary patterns of urban growth, the social structure of cities, and suburbanization and new urbanism.