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Sneak Preview of Winter Quarter Classes 2019

Here is your preview of Winter Quarter 2019 Classes. *

Winter Quarter 2019 Class Preview

Please remember this course listing is provided as a snapshot of classes that might be of interest to you as an SoC student and is not meant to substitute for the listings in CAESAR or consultation with your advisor.  In fact, there are often changes made on the CAESAR listings right up until registration and sometimes even after. Additionally, not all pre-requisites have been listed for all classes because some course descriptions have not yet been posted. So, take a look and see what interests you and then make sure to check the CAESAR listings to confirm class details. Classes are scheduled to go live on CAESAR on Monday, October 29th, 2018.

As always, if you have questions about your own degree progress or whether a class will count toward your major, minor, certificate or other additional program, make sure to check with your advisor. The Undergraduate Advising tab at the top left of the Spotlight blog page  will take you to their email address and contact information which is listed by major.

Don’t forget: Pre-Registration for Winter  Quarter 2019 begins on Monday, November 5th at 8:00 am and ends Thursday, November 9th at 5:15 pm. Pre-registration and registration appointment times will be listed on your personal CAESAR account on Friday, November 2nd, 2018.  Regular Registration begins the week of November 12th, 2018.

* If  you click on the bookmark icon in the upper left corner of the pdf, you can easily navigate course topics.  In addition, there is a link to the Searchable CAESAR class descriptions archive at the top of the page and contact information for all departments in the subject banner line. 

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Study Abroad with GESI!

GESI is an immersive summer study abroad program open to all majors. Through service-learning in Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, Uganda, or Vietnam, teams of students join the efforts of local organizations to advance community-driven change. GESI is a credit bearing, Northwestern run program offered through the Buffett Institute for Global Studies. Generous scholarships are available for eligible students, and the first early scholarship deadline is Dec 15. Learn more.


Global Engagement Studies Institute – GESI
Buffett Institute for Global Studies | Northwestern University | 
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Phone: 847.467.2689 or 847.491.5932
Visit us in our new office in 1800 Sherman, Suite 1200, Evanston, IL.

SoC Faculty Nominated to the 2018-19 ASG Faculty and Administrator Honor Roll

Each year, the Associated Student Government (ASG) collects nominations for the Faculty and Administrator Honor Roll from the student body. Nearly 200 students participated in 2017-18, writing thorough and complex portraits of the professors and staff members who make Northwestern the institution that it is. ASG wishes to honor the work of the faculty and administrators whose dedication and care for students led to their inclusion on this list. We are proud to share the following  2018-2019 School of Communication Faculty and Administrator Honor Roll.

School of Communication


Debra Webster
Debra Webster is a Communication Studies Undergraduate Coordinator and Advisor. In one of her

nominations, a student wrote that she is “​a great advisor who understands the needs of students but reminds them to achieve their goals​​.” We are honored to present this distinction to Ms. Webster.

Communication Studies

Kimberly Pusateri
Prof. Kimberly Pusateri received her PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies. One student wrote that Dr. Pusateri is “​Super enthusiastic about her work​​, and seems to know everything in her field!” She is nominated for her work in Communication Studies 395: ​Health and Social Media. ​Read her full biography here​. We are honored to present this distinction to Dr. Pusateri.

Janice Radway
Prof. Janice Radway received her PhD in English (American Studies Program) from Michigan State University, and is currently the Walter Dill Scott Professor of Communication Studies, as well as Professor of American Studies and Gender Studies in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. ​One student wrote that “​Professor Radway is both brilliant and humble. She led [sic] us in engaging discussion and challenged us to go deeper in our readings. She is inspiring, yet realistic, and understands how to teach undergraduates.​​” She is nominated for her work in ​Communication Studies/Gender Studies 333: Girlhood in Public Culture.​ Read her full biography ​here​. We are honored to present this distinction to Dr. Radway.

Irving J. Rein
Prof. Irving J. Rein received his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, and is a Professor in the School of

Communication. Dr. Rein is nominated for his work in ​Communications Studies 275: Persuasive Images. Read his full biography ​here​. We are honored to present this distinction to Dr. Rein.


John Haas
Prof. John Haas received his Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Northwestern University, and is currently a Lecturer and Undergraduate Academic Advisor in the School of Communication. According to his students, “​John cares about the health, wellbeing, and success of each and every one of his students. As an advisor, mentor, and teacher he excels in exciting his students about the material he teaches and making sure each one makes great strides.​​” He is nominated for his work in ​Theatre 354: Singing Sondheim and Rodgers and Hammerstein. ​Read his full biography ​here​. We are honored to present this distinction to Mr. Haas.

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Learn Essential Entrepreneurship Skills — Take a Farley Center ENTREP Course in Winter 2019!

Dear Entrepreneurs and Innovators!

Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation courses for Winter 2019 have been announced!

  • NUvention:  Web + Media (ENTREP 473, EECS 473) is a two-quarter course in which students work across disciplines and Northwestern schools to design, plan, and run web-based businesses.

Winter & Spring 2019 | Tuesdays, 2 – 5:00 p.m. | The Garage Workspace


  • NUvention: Energy(ENTREP 474, ISEN 430) responds to the demand for innovation and entrepreneurship in the sustainable energy and clean tech space required to deal with climate change, resource constraint, and other environmental challenges.

Mondays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Ford Design Center | ITW Classroom (1.350)


 NUvention: Materials Science (ENTREP 495, KIEI-958) is an experiential course taught at Kellogg which offers juniors, seniors, graduate students a chance to develop commercial opportunities for Northwestern University technologies, innovations, and inventions focused on Physical and Chemical Sciences and engineering.

Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Kellogg Global Hub | Room 2120


  • Innovate for Impact(ENTREP 340) is an interdisciplinary experiential learning program designed to expose students to the design and launch of nonprofit and market-based ventures that address unmet societal and environmental needs of both an international and domestic nature.

Mondays, 12 – 3 p.m. | The Garage Workspace


  Startup Accounting(ENTREP 330) incorporates lecture by the instructor and industry veterans with case study and a lean startup-focused accounting practicum.

Tuesdays, 6 – 9 p.m. | Ford Design Center | ITW Classroom | Ford 1.350 


  Principles of Entrepreneurship (ENTREP 225, IEMS 225) is a foundational course for students with limited or no prior exposure to business which teaches essential entrepreneurship skills.

Mondays & Wednesdays, 9 – 10:20 a.m. | Ford Design Center | ITW Classroom | Ford1.350


  • Engineering Entrepreneurship (ENTREP 325, IEMS 325) deepens and expands students’ understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation garnered from taking Principles of Entrepreneurship or from exploring entrepreneurship in another capacity.

Mondays, 6 – 9 p.m. | The Garage Workspace


 Storytelling for Business (ENTREP 311) teaches students how to use narrative techniques and structures to create compelling stories that will help them nail an interview, motivate a team, secure funding, build a brand, and inspire customers.

Mondays/Wednesdays, 9:30 – 10:50am | Kresge Hall | Room TBD


Undergraduate Minor in Entrepreneurship — Earn your Undergraduate Minor in Entrepreneurship in only eight credits!

We look forward to seeing you in class in Winter 2019!

 —Liz G. & Team Farley Center

NU Fall Adobe Creative Jam

Knowing how to use smart design tools can take a LOT of effort and time (like the kind of time that you could use to catch up on homework, or… get some sleep LOL).

You got to know industry-standard to stay in the game, right? If you don’t know how to use them, you might be left in the dust by your competition. No worries.  Get a crash course in adobe XD, a user experience design application, to help you quickly and easily creates simple interactive prototypes!  Register  to compete in the online Adobe Creative Jam LIVE held on November 16, 2018. 10:30 am to 4:99pm CT/ 8:39 am to 2:00pm PT!

In addition to bragging rights you could win these prizes too:

First place team members win a year of Adobe Creative Cloud and an Amazon Gift card in the amounts of: First place: $250 each

Second place team members win a $150 each

Third place team members win a $50 each

All participants who compete in the contest receive three months subscription to Adobe Stock after completion. (Worth $90) This event is held especially for Northwestern students so bring your laptops and join us.

Registration page is ready:

Peer Inclusion Educators Fall Training

Learn how to co-facilitate 90 minute dialogues around social identity, power, and privilege for student groups on campus! 

The Peer Inclusion Educators (PIE) program was started by students, for students, to foster inclusivity on campus. We have the opportunity to lead specific and intentional programming for students in fraternities, sororities, residential communities, and student organizations. Join us for our Fall Training on Friday, November 9th from 5-8:30 pm and on Saturday, November 10th from 8:30-5pm to learn about facilitation and community-building over dinner on Friday, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday! We’ve extended our sign-up​ date to Sunday, November 4th at noon! ​

Calling all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to apply to the Civic Engagement Certificate!

The Civic Engagement Certificate Program gives students the skills and experiences necessary to become leaders in the field of civic engagement. Through both hands-on community engagement and classroom learning, students gain a deeper understanding of communities and are supported in endeavors to achieve positive social change.

All Northwestern freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are welcome to apply to this 2-year, 5-credit program. The Certificate Program incorporates 100 hours of community engagement and a Capstone Project in collaboration with a local organization.

The program is offered through SESP but open to students from any school or major. Interested students can apply here.

Information sessions are offered on the following dates. RSVP encouraged, but not required.

Date: Friday, November 9

Time: 2-3 PM

Location: Annenberg, Room 303

Date: Monday, November 12

Time: 5-6 PM

Location: Norris – 203 Lake Room

Date: Wednesday, November 14

Time: 4-5 PM

Location: Center for Civic Engagement (1813 Hinman Ave., Evanston) – Seminar Room
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Chicago Museum Career Trek: Arts Admin – Friday, 11/16

Chicago Museum Career Trek: Arts Admin

Date:  Friday, November 16 (RSVP by November 11)

Time:  9:00-3:00PM

Location: Chicago Downtown (Art Institute and Field Museum)

Are you interested in museum careers? Or looking to learn more about opportunities in the arts administration industry? Northwestern Career Advancement invites current students to join us on a career trek to downtown Chicago on Friday, November 16 to visit The Art Institute and The Field Museum. Get an insider’s perspective from Northwestern alumni on what it’s like to work in arts administration. RSVP in the event posting on Handshake.

Apply to the winter quarter Medill Justice Project investigative journalism class

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Apply to the winter quarter Medill Justice Project investigative journalism class

  • Two-unit course open to juniors and seniors
  • One of the limited opportunities for students to get involved with MJP
  • The only university class in the country where students investigate a potentially wrongful conviction and publish their findings
  • Historically, students have uncovered information that has played a role in the release of prisoners and affected public policy decisions
  • Learn the essentials of investigative reporting, including where to obtain public records, interviewing techniques and developing sources
  • Ten seats available, by application only
  • Applications are due Sunday, Nov. 4

For more information or questions, please contact professor Desi Hanford at or Allisha Azlan, associate at The Medill Justice Project, at or visit

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