The World Literature-World History-World Philosophy (L-H-P) series is the very heart of UIC's Common Curriculum, introducing students to the principal humanistic disciplines. The courses engage deeply with literary, philosophical, and historical texts with the focus on stimulating thought-provoking questions over the rote accumulation of knowledge. Each L-H-P course focuses on different themes, reflecting the research interest and the academic specialty of the Common Curriculum faculty.
Courses under L-H-P series include:
World History courses offer an intimate introduction to different historical periods in transnational contexts. World History categories of "Group I" and "Group II" provides students with varying degrees of depth in the coverage of the particular professor’s areas of expertise. Whereas World History I introduces students to the longue durée history of a region, World History II examines more focused themes within a narrower chronological period. These courses collectively feature our departmental strengths in European, British, American, Mongolian, South Asian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Oceanic world history.