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Distance Learning Center


2012-2014 Catalog

Distance Learning Center

Distance Learning Center

University of Wisconsin-Superior

Erlanson 105
Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880

ph. 715-394-8487

Toll Free 1-877-528-6597

fax. 715-394-8139

Mission Statement Top of Page

The Distance Learning Center provides access to selected UW-Superior academic programs for learners who need a flexible study schedule or learning opportunities regardless of location. Students may select enrollment through the Distance Learning Center when applying for university admission. The Center offers online courses on a term basis that parallels the on-campus program. Students may complete a degree, enroll in individual courses, or earn credit through assessment of prior learning. Financial aid is available to qualified students, and designated scholarships for Distance Learning students are offered by the UW-Superior Foundation.

Degree Programs Available to Distance Learning Students Top of Page

Five different undergraduate majors may be completed through the Distance Learning Center:

Communicating Arts Major

The Communicating Arts major with a concentration in Speech Communication prepares students for opportunities in management, human resources, sales, professional development, training, not-for-profit and community development, other business or organizational communication careers, as well as graduate study. The major consists of 33 credits and requires a minor. For information about courses and requirements of this major, please refer to the Communicating Arts section in the Undergraduate Academic Programs portion of this catalog.

Elementary Education Major

The Elementary Education major is available for Wisconsin licensure at Early Childhood through Middle Childhood (EC-MC, PreK-6th Grade) or Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence (MC-EA, 1st Grade-7th/8th Grades) levels. Students must be able to complete a semester of student teaching in a Wisconsin school. One three-week summer session in Superior and attendance at several one-day seminars/meetings in Superior are required.

For additional information about courses and requirements of this major, please refer to the Elementary Teacher Education section in the Undergraduate Academic Programs portion of this catalog.

Exercise Science Major

The Physical Education major with a concentration in Exercise Science  provides the knowledge and skills for career in areas such as adult fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, or related fields.  Students gain knowledge in human body structure, nutrition, and clinical exercise physiology.  They also learn about teaching, leadership, organization and administration, and safety and emergency responsibility skills

For additional information about courses and requirements for this major, refer to the Physical Education Program of this catalog. 

Health and Wellness Management Major

The Health and Wellness Management major is designed to equip students with the skills necessary to design, develop, implement, and maintain health and wellness programs in the workplace.  The 63-credit major incorporates coursework in human and population health, healthcare information technology, marketing, leadership, and related subjects.  For additional information about courses and requirements of this major, see the Health and Wellness Program section of this catalog.

Interdisciplinary Studies Major

The Interdisciplinary Studies major is an individually designed liberal arts academic program which can be designed to meet educational, career or personal goals. The Interdisciplinary Studies major offered through the Distance Learning Center:

  • requires a minimum of 54 credits (comprehensive major) or 33 credits with a minor
  • includes a minimum of three academic areas of study
  • must have a purpose, a theme, a rationale
  • includes a capstone experience

The major is designed by the student in consultation with an academic advisor and selected faculty. The approval process for the major includes the advisor, faculty panel members from the selected academic areas of study, the associate dean for Distance Learning, and the University Credits Committee.

For additional information about courses and requirements for this major, refer to the Interdisciplinary Studies Program of this catalog.

 

Sustainable Management Major

The Sustainable Management Major is an interdisciplinary business management program that helps students gain a broad understanding of the ways in which business systems, natural systems, and social systems intersect. The 63-credit major incorporates coursework in business management, environmental science, natural resources, information systems, and logistics, all with a focus on sustainable practices. For additional information about courses and requirements of this major, visit the website sustain.wisconsin.edu and the Sustainable Management Program of this catalog.


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