Social Inquiry

Mission Statement Top of Page

The Department of Social Inquiry fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention and embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices. Through its contribution to the University's general education program and its major and minor curricula, the department helps students to become life-long learners who seek understanding as a valuable end in its own right. In particular, the department encourages students to apply reflective and systematic thought to the social world using the methodological tools of the social sciences and humanities. Our goal is to produce graduates who approach their lives, both as professionals and as responsible members of local and global communities, with reason and creativity. The Department offers majors and minors in Sociology, Political Science, History and BroadField Social Studies, along with minors in Anthropology, Global Studies, Philosophy and Gender Studies.

Faculty and Staff Top of Page

Adams, Sarah LaChance - Asst. Professor of Philosophy
Augsburger, Deborah - Asst Prof, Anthropology
Bahm, Karl - Professor, History
Christian, Cindy - Sr Lecturer, Political Science
Dalpiaz, Brenda - Academic Dept Associate
Dokhanchi, Khalil (Haji) - Professor, Political Science
Edwards, Eric - Asst Professor, Sociology
Evans, Brianna - Senior Lecturer - SI
Gan, Cheong Soon - Assistant Professor
Gilbert, Greg - Senior Lecturer - SI
Johnson, Marshall - Professor, Sociology
Leopold, Theresa - Senior Lecturer, Sociology
Mansbach, Daniela - Assistant Professor, Poli Sci
Mulholland, Susan - Sr Lecturer, Anthropology
Prescott, Jill - Lecturer, Social Studies
Riker-Coleman, Erik - Senior Lectures
Shonk Jr, Kenneth - Asst Professor, Social Studies
Sipress, Joel - Professor, History
Smith, Robert - Senior Lecturer
Starratt, Priscilla - Professor, History
Trine, Mari - Senior Lecturer
Von Hagel, Alisa - Asst. Professor

Course Descriptions Top of Page

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ANTH - Anthropology
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ANTH 699Independent Study1.00 - 4.00
Supervised independent study and/or research in Anthropology. Prior contract with instructor is required.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of ANTH 101 and instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
 
HIST - History
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
HIST 589History Elective1.00 - 99.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
HIST 695Special and Student Initiated Seminar1.00 - 3.00
This department offers a specially designed seminar or student-initiated seminar when interest warrants. In certain circumstances this course can be adapted to serve as the capstone experience. For further information see Special or Student-Initiated Seminar in the index of this catalog. Code will depend on topic selected.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HIST 698Study Abroad1.00 - 5.00
Field trips designed to give students direct experiences in foreign countries. Each program includes preparatory reading, orientation meetings, a faculty-supervised study tour, and a detailed written evaluation of learning situations associated with the instructor. With consent of the department chair and content adaptation, programs provided by other agencies can be considered for this credit. Code depends on region visited.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HIST 699Independent Study1.00 - 3.00
For advanced students majoring or minoring in History who have shown themselves capable of independent work. Each student is directed by a faculty member chosen by the student. Prerequisite: Approval of the department chair. Code will depend on topic selected.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
 
SOCI - Sociology
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
SOCI 699Independent Study1.00 - 4.00
Supervised independent study and/or research in Sociology. Required prior contract with instructor.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SOCI 101 and instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand

Social Inquiry Department Contact Information Top of Page

Social Inquiry Department
University of Wisconsin - Superior
Swenson Hall 3061
Belknap and Catlin Ave.
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
Phone: 715-394-8487
Email: si@uwsuper.edu