2016-17 Undergraduate Catalog Course Descriptions

General Education Courses

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CA: Communicating Arts
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
COMM 110Introduction to Communication3.00
Introduction to concepts and theories of communication and the application of those theories to interpersonal interactions, small group processes, and public address.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Communicating Arts
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
FYS 105First Year Seminar-Communicating Arts3.00
First Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Communicating Arts
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
FYS 115First-Year Seminar-Communicating Arts, Non Western3.00
First-Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Communicating Arts
Non-Western
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
FYS 125First-Year Seminar-Communicating Arts and Diversity3.00
First-Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Communicating Arts
Diversity
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
 
DIV: Diversity
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ANTH 101The Human Experience3.00
Introduction to the principles, concepts and methods of cultural anthropology. Consideration of the ways in which cultural anthropology contributes to the understanding of human diversity.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ANTH 333The History of Indigenous Peoples3.00
A course on a global history of Indigenous Peoples which will explore the history of conquered and marginalized societies in a world systems context. The course examines their loss of economic resources, environmental security, cultural, linguistic and political sovereignty and their strategies for survival and reemergence as re-empowered peoples. Examples from many regions of the world with many films. Examples may change but the learning goals remain the same. Code 7, RE
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Odd Years Only
CJUS 312Gender,Crime,and Justice3.00
Exploration of the social construction of gender in crime and delinquency as well as in justice systems; analysis of how assumptions about female and male natures, as well as appropriate roles and positions in society affect the interpretation and application of law; comparison of women/girls and men/boys as offenders, victims and practitioners. Cross-listed as CJUS/GST 312.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
COMM 467Advanced Intercultural Communication3.00
Advanced analysis of the communication dimensions involved in enhancing intercultural interactions. Focus is on identity and communication and their relationship to each other in a diverse world.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ENGL 228Multi-Ethnic American Literature3.00
Survey of a variety of multi-ethnic American literatures, including Native American, African-American, Hispanic, Latino/a, Asian American, and various European- American writings starting with the oral traditions up the 20th Century.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-Literature
Typically Offered:
Fall or Spring Terms
ENGL 229Literature by Women3.00
Survey of British and American women's literature from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Period. Women's literature across cultures, genres, and time periods.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-Literature
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
ENGL 328Multi-Ethnic American Novels3.00
Study of novels by contemporary multi-ethnic American writers.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of 3 credits of ENGL courses.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
FNS 110Survey of First Nations Culture3.00
Examination of traditional and contemporary First Nations culture. Includes the legends, religion, poetry, music, design, dance, oratory, and history of tribal groups in North America.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
FNS 223First Nations History I3.00
Examination of the history and culture of the First Nations people from their origin to the Dawes Act of 1887. Cross-listed as HIST/FNS 223. Code 1.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-History
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
FNS 224First Nations History II3.00
Examination of the history and culture of the First Nations people from 1887 to the present. Special attention given to the federal government's role in administering Indian policy. Cross-listed as FNS/HIST 224. Code 1.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-History
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
FNS 230First Nations Myths and Legends3.00
Introduction to the oral tradition of First Nations people. Explores traditional stories and legends told by native peoples for generations. Students will understand the meaning they provided past generations of people and how their message is carried into the modern world.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
FNS 242First Nations Values and Spiritual Beliefs3.00
Examines a broad range of First Nations religious beliefs as they relate to the various cultural values of First Nations in North America. Emphasis on the spiritual significance of First Nations ceremonies and their relationship to the environment. Traditional teachings of First Nations will be examined as they relate to the lifestyles of First Nations people historically and today.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
FNS 304First Nations Literature3.00
Examines literature by and about First Nations people. Students read novels, short stories, and poetry by First Nations authors. Students will be made aware of how this literature differs from traditional western literature in content and theme. Also covers traditional stories that contemporary First Nations literature is based on.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
FNS 324First Nations Wisconsin History3.00
History of the native peoples of Wisconsin from prehistoric times to the present. Major emphasis on the six federally recognized tribes in Wisconsin. Cross-listed as FNS/HIST 324. Code 1.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
FNS 386Social Work Practice with American Indian Families3.00
Addresses social work practice issues related to contemporary American Indian family life, including recognition of the importance of American Indian tribal contexts and community-based developmental assets; development and implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act; impact of sovereignty and other social policy issues on American Indian families; and effective approaches to use when helping American Indian families. Offers an opportunity to better understand and work more effectively with American Indian families. Open to non-majors and can be used as a General Education diversity requirement. Cross-listed FNS/SOW 386.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
FNS 460The Study of First Nations Women3.00
Exploration of the First Nations woman's social roles and lifestyles from a variety of tribal cultures in North America. Focuses on traditional and contemporary values and roles of First Nations women. Cross-listed as FNS/GST 460.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
FNS 480First Nations Society and Culture: Field Research4.00
Teaches basic social science research techniques and how they apply to the First Nations community. Group or individual field research projects will be completed during the semester.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
FNS 481Counseling the First Nations3.00
Explores counseling theory and application techniques from a First Nations perspective. First Nations world view and linear vs. holistic thinking are principle topics. Group and individual counseling is addressed and practiced. Designed for people in helping professions that deal with First Nations clients. Cross-listed as COUN 481/681.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
FYS 121First Yr Seminar-Humanities-History-Diversity3.00
First Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-History
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
FYS 122First Year Seminar-Humanities-Literature-Diversity3.00
First Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-Literature
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
FYS 123First-Year Seminar-World Language, Culture and Philosophy, Diversity3.00
First Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
FYS 124First-Year Seminar-Social Sciences, Diversity3.00
First-Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Social Sciences
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
FYS 125First-Year Seminar-Communicating Arts and Diversity3.00
First-Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Communicating Arts
Diversity
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
FYS 128First Year Seminar-FA-Art Hist Criticism and Appreciation and Diversity3.00
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Fine Arts Appreciation
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
FYS 129First-Year Seminar-Aesthetic Experience and Diversity3.00
First-Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
GST 150Introduction to Gender Studies3.00
Introduction to Gender Studies explores various answers to the question: How does gender influence the way in which we interact with and are impacted by society? To that end, this course introduces students to feminist perspectives and challenges students to incorporate self-exploration with academic skill to analyze one's personal experience, and the experience of others, within social institutions such as family, government, employment, religion, and education through the lens of gender. We will examine how issues of gender within our society intersect with race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, differing abilities, and age to perpetuate a system of oppression.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
GST 210Sociology of Gender3.00
Introduces the social construction of sex and gender. It focuses on both local and international materials, with particular attention to gender inequality in contemporary societies. Intersections with class, race, nation and other social categories are also explored. Cross listed with SOCI/GST 210.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
GST 255Gender and Sexuality in Writing3.00
Explores writing on gender and sexuality with a focus on texts by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex (LGBTQI) and allied writers from diverse cultures, classes, races, and ethnicities. Students discover and deepen their own perspectives through writing and reading. Students of all genders and gender identities are welcome. Cross listed as WRIT/GST 255.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
GST 258Gender, Psychology and Society3.00
Discussion and study of development of gender roles across the lifespan. Topics include the social construction of sex and gender differences, status and power, feminist psychology, childhood and adolescence, relationships, family, work and achievement, and diversity. Meets a requirement for the Women's Studies minor and General Education diversity credit. Qualifies as an Academic Service-Learning course (see Academic Service-Learning for more details). Cross-listed as PSYC/GST 258.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
GST 302African Gender3.00
Seminar-style reading class with autobiography, history, anthropology and fiction about gender issues in Africa. Topics vary from year to year and may include the legacy of slavery and race prejudice, health and gender, the impact of colonialism, environmental causes, African gender identities, the impact of war, and peacemaking. Cross-listed as HIST/GST 302. Code 3, G.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
GST 312Gender,Crime,and Justice3.00
Exploration of the social construction of gender in crime and delinquency as well as in justice systems; analysis of how assumptions about female and male natures, as well as appropriate roles and positions in society affect the interpretation and application of law; comparison of women/girls and men/boys as offenders, victims and practitioners. Cross-listed as CJUS/GST 312.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
GST 322The Construction of Gender in the United States3.00
An examination of gender and sexual identities and roles in the United States from colonial times through the present. Explores the evolution of these roles and identities and the social, economic, and political forces that shape them. Cross-listed as HIST/GST 322. Code 1. G.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
GST 365Philosophy of Love and Sex3.00
In this course we will begin with the assumption that love and sex cannot be reduced to "a commotion of one's anatomy." Instead we will consider them as two of the most meaningful aspects of human existence, as our most intimate and profound ways of relating to others and to ourselves. Cross-listed as PHIL/GST 365.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
GST 372Arab Gender3.00
Seminar-style reading class with autobiography, fiction, history and ethnography about gender issues in the Arab World. Topics vary from year to year and may include topics like the intersection of gender and nationalism, progress through education and ideology, gender rights and gender identities in Arab societies, gender in Islam. Cross-listed as HIST/GST 372. Code 6. G.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
GST 374Women and Politics3.00
In the United States, women hold 18% of the seats in the 112th Congress, marking the nation 85th in its level of representation for women. Globally, women constitute 15% of all members of parliament, although significant regional variation persists. How do gendered hierarchies continue to shape and structure political systems? Why have women not yet reached parity in elected office? Should women be represented as women? What difference do women bring to elective office? These and other questions are explored throughout the course, with particular attention to the historical exclusion of women from the public arena, the methods used by women to enter electoral and activist politics, and the current political status of women in the United States and globally. Cross-listed as POLS/GST 374.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
GST 393Women, Colonialism, and Nationalism in Modern Southeast Asia3.00
This course examines the role of women in Southeast Asian societies facing up first to the threat and reality of Western and Japanese colonialism, and subsequently to the challenges of nation-building in a post-colonial order. It focuses on the encounter between Western guns and local political systems; race (or, why the other group is always a barbarian); and how Southeast Asia became “modern”. We will examine these issues through the lens of women and women’s groups: focusing on Western tourists, governesses and wives; sex, prostitution and the control of VD; colonial-era marriage with “white guys” and the biracial children; Islam and women; and post-colonial women political leaders. Course uses a variety of films and documentaries, as well as readings. Course is centered on student-led discussion seminars, and employs active-dynamic learning strategies such as focused in-class discussion, critical thinking, and analytical essay. Code 5; G, Asian History.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
GST 459Philosophies of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering3.00
This course will explore pregnancy, childbirth, and mothering from two perspectives-the embodied experience of women and its political-social context. We will consider how women's firsthand experiences of motherhood are responses to a broader social milieu. This approach will enable us to think about a variety of philosophical themes and questions with regard to our topic including: philosophical method, embodiment, sex and gender, the origins of ethics, moral obligation, virtue, moral luck, intersubjectivity, and oppression. Cross-listed as PHIL/GST 459.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
GST 460The Study of First Nations Women3.00
Exploration of the First Nations woman's social roles and lifestyles from a variety of tribal cultures in North America. Focuses on traditional and contemporary values and roles of First Nations women. Cross-listed as FNS/GST 460.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
HIST 115World Religions3.00
A course on the history or world religions, some great and some small: Abrahamic, Dharmic, Indigenous faiths and religions of the Tao. The course stresses links between faiths and their historic origins. All faiths are equally respected. It is NOT a debate about which faith is true or better than another. Code 7.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-History
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HIST 223First Nations History I3.00
Examination of the history and culture of the First Nations people from their origin to the Dawes Act of 1887. Cross-listed as HIST/FNS 223. Code 1.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-History
HIST 224First Nations History II3.00
Examination of the history and culture of the First Nations people from 1887 to the present. Special attention given to the federal government's role in administering Indian policy. Cross-listed as FNS/HIST 224. Code 1.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-History
HIST 254African-American Voices3.00
Explores the African-American experience over the past two centuries with an emphasis on social and political discourse. The ideas of major political, literary, cultural and intellectual figures, as well as the content of black folk and popular culture, will be examined in a social and historical context. Authors include Douglass, DuBois, Hurston, Garvey, King, Malcolm X, and bell hooks. Code 1.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-History
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HIST 264War and Peace in Bosnia3.00
This course is an interdisciplinary examination of various theories of the causes of conflict and conflict resolution within the specific historical context of the disintegration of Yugoslavia during the 1990s, and particularly the Bosnian was of 1992-95. Using those historical events and the questions they raise as a test-case, the course will try to come to some general conclusions about the nature and causes of ethnic conflict and how it differs from interstate conflict; the reasons for and methods of international intervention, including negotiation, arbitration, adjudication, and mediation; the factors that contribute to the success or failure of various methods of intervention and conflict resolution; the challenges involved in re-building societies after war; and the long-term prospects for fostering peace, security, justice, and human rights through such efforts. Code 2. RE.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-History
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Even Years Only
HIST 266War and Peace in Northern Ireland3.00
This course is an interdisciplinary examination of various theories of the causes of conflict and conflict resolution within the general historical context of the rise and demise of the British Empire, and particularly the Northern Ireland question. Using those historical events and the questions they raise as a test-case, the course will try to come to some general conclusions about the nature and causes of ethnic conflict and how it differs from interstate conflict; the reasons for and methods of international intervention, including negotiation, arbitration, adjudication, and mediation; the factors that contribute to the success or failure of various methods of intervention and conflict resolution; the challenges involved in re-building societies after prolonged civil war; and the long-term prospects for fostering peace, security, justice, and human rights through such efforts. Code 2. RE.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-History
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Odd Years Only
HIST 302African Gender3.00
Seminar-style reading class with autobiography, history, anthropology and fiction about gender issues in Africa. Topics vary from year to year and may include the legacy of slavery and race prejudice, health and gender, the impact of colonialism, environmental causes, African gender identities, the impact of war, and peacemaking. Cross-listed as HIST/GST 302. Code 3, G.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HIST 318The Holocaust in Modern Memory3.00
The Holocaust, which ended more than 70 years ago, has never been more present than it is today, exercising a hold on the imagination, especially in the United States and Western Europe, more powerful even than in the immediate aftermath of the war. But why should that be true? Why is it that the social memory of this particular event should have such power over generations so far removed in both time and space--particularly when other episodes of genocidal violence, similar in scale and historical importance--play almost no role in our collective memories and consciousness? This upper-division seminar focuses attention ion those questions by examining the history of the memory of the Holocaust: how it is remembered; what is remembered and what is forgotten; how the memories are shaped; and to what uses they are put. Close readings of survivor memoirs and historical interpretations, and visual analyses of films and monuments will help students learn to critique the ways in which all "history" is socially constructed. Code 2.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
HIST 322The Construction of Gender in the United States3.00
An examination of gender and sexual identities and roles in the United States from colonial times through the present. Explores the evolution of these roles and identities and the social, economic, and political forces that shape them. Cross-listed as HIST/GST 322. Code 1. G.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
HIST 324First Nations Wisconsin History3.00
History of the native peoples of Wisconsin from prehistoric times to the present. Major emphasis on the six federally recognized tribes in Wisconsin. Cross-listed as FNS/HIST 324. Code 1.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
HIST 333The History of Indigenous Peoples3.00
A course on a global history of Indigenous Peoples which will explore the history of conquered and marginalized societies in a world systems context. The course examines their loss of economic resources, environmental security, cultural, linguistic and political sovereignty and their strategies for survival and reemergence as re-empowered peoples. Examples from many regions of the world with many films. Examples may change but the learning goals remain the same. Code 7, RE
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Odd Years Only
HIST 372Arab Gender3.00
Seminar-style reading class with autobiography, fiction, history and ethnography about gender issues in the Arab World. Topics vary from year to year and may include topics like the intersection of gender and nationalism, progress through education and ideology, gender rights and gender identities in Arab societies, gender in Islam. Cross-listed as HIST/GST 372. Code 6. G.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HIST 393Women, Colonialism, and Nationalism in Modern Southeast Asia3.00
This course examines the role of women in Southeast Asian societies facing up first to the threat and reality of Western and Japanese colonialism, and subsequently to the challenges of nation-building in a post-colonial order. It focuses on the encounter between Western guns and local political systems; race (or, why the other group is always a barbarian); and how Southeast Asia became “modern”. We will examine these issues through the lens of women and women’s groups: focusing on Western tourists, governesses and wives; sex, prostitution and the control of VD; colonial-era marriage with “white guys” and the biracial children; Islam and women; and post-colonial women political leaders. Course uses a variety of films and documentaries, as well as readings. Course is centered on student-led discussion seminars, and employs active-dynamic learning strategies such as focused in-class discussion, critical thinking, and analytical essay. Code 5; G, Asian History.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
HIST 394Interrogating the Vietnam War: A History of Modern Vietnam (1885-1975)3.00
When we think of the Vietnam War, we think of a critical period in 20th century American history: the winging 60s, napalm bombs, mysterious Viet Cong fighters, campus protests, the peace movement, and America's defeat. But there is another side to the war: The "Vietnam" side. This course explores the conflict from that other side. To understand why the Vietnamese took up arms, we examine roughly a century of history beginning with the complete loss of independence to the French in the 1880s and ending with the reunification of the country in 1975. We explore why the Vietnamese resented the French, how young Vietnamese broke with their Centuries-long traditions and radicalized, how women found opportunities in a new modernity, how Ho Chi Minh made several efforts to ally with America (and why the US said "No"), and how, ultimately, the US got drawn into a war it had little understanding of. Code 5, RE.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
HIST 395Modern India: From Gandhi to Slumdog Millionaire3.00
This course examines the impact of colonialism on the Indian subcontinent and on the formation of the modern India. We will also explore contemporary post-colonial themes such as the urbanization of India, the question of Indian-ness in the face of a growing and prosperous global Indian diaspora (or, why there is an Indian restaurant in just about any town in the US). Code 5, RE.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
LSTU 365Race, Class, Gender and the Law3.00
Explores how the law has interacted with, impacted and affected race, ethnicity, gender and class issues in the United States context. Students read and criticize key legal cases, explore arguments made in legal settings about race/ethnicity/class/gender, examine the areas of silence or inaction by the law and assess the current interconnection between race, ethnicity, class, gender and the law. Fulfills diversity requirement of General Education.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
MUSI 161Music and World Culture3.00
Survey of non-Western musical cultures, including ethnic origins of folk and traditional music in America. Required listening. Open to all students.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Non-Western
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 266Jazz Appreciation3.00
History of jazz from its beginnings to its most progressive trends, using compositions and recordings to trace its stylistic and technical developments. Open to all students.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Fine Arts Appreciation
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
PHIL 330Teaching for Social Justice3.00
Students will investigate what it means to be a teacher who is concerned with social justice. Central concerns will include: identifying and addressing inequalities of power within the classroom; making the classroom a liberating (rather than oppressive) place; the self-reflective classroom; and how to respond to students' (latent and manifest) sexism, racism, classism and homophobia. This course will be relevant to those with interests in philosophy, women's and gender studies, and for those planning to work in education, social service, non-profits, or community activism.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
PHIL 365Philosophy of Love and Sex3.00
In this course we will begin with the assumption that love and sex cannot be reduced to "a commotion of one's anatomy." Instead we will consider them as two of the most meaningful aspects of human existence, as our most intimate and profound ways of relating to others and to ourselves. Cross-listed as PHIL/GST 365.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
PHIL 459Philosophies of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering3.00
This course will explore pregnancy, childbirth, and mothering from two perspectives-the embodied experience of women and its political-social context. We will consider how women's firsthand experiences of motherhood are responses to a broader social milieu. This approach will enable us to think about a variety of philosophical themes and questions with regard to our topic including: philosophical method, embodiment, sex and gender, the origins of ethics, moral obligation, virtue, moral luck, intersubjectivity, and oppression. Cross-listed as PHIL/GST 459.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
POLS 264War and Peace in Bosnia3.00
This course is an interdisciplinary examination of various theories of the causes of conflict and conflict resolution within the specific historical context of the disintegration of Yugoslavia during the 1990s, and particularly the Bosnian was of 1992-95. Using those historical events and the questions they raise as a test-case, the course will try to come to some general conclusions about the nature and causes of ethnic conflict and how it differs from interstate conflict; the reasons for and methods of international intervention, including negotiation, arbitration, adjudication, and mediation; the factors that contribute to the success or failure of various methods of intervention and conflict resolution; the challenges involved in re-building societies after war; and the long-term prospects for fostering peace, security, justice, and human rights through such efforts. Code 2. RE.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-History
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Even Years Only
POLS 266War and Peace in Northern Ireland3.00
This course is an interdisciplinary examination of various theories of the causes of conflict and conflict resolution within the general historical context of the rise and demise of the British Empire, and particularly the Northern Ireland question. Using those historical events and the questions they raise as a test-case, the course will try to come to some general conclusions about the nature and causes of ethnic conflict and how it differs from interstate conflict; the reasons for and methods of international intervention, including negotiation, arbitration, adjudication, and mediation; the factors that contribute to the success or failure of various methods of intervention and conflict resolution; the challenges involved in re-building societies after prolonged civil war; and the long-term prospects for fostering peace, security, justice, and human rights through such efforts. Code 2. RE.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-History
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Odd Years Only
POLS 374Women and Politics3.00
In the United States, women hold 18% of the seats in the 112th Congress, marking the nation 85th in its level of representation for women. Globally, women constitute 15% of all members of parliament, although significant regional variation persists. How do gendered hierarchies continue to shape and structure political systems? Why have women not yet reached parity in elected office? Should women be represented as women? What difference do women bring to elective office? These and other questions are explored throughout the course, with particular attention to the historical exclusion of women from the public arena, the methods used by women to enter electoral and activist politics, and the current political status of women in the United States and globally. Cross-listed as POLS/GST 374.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Fall or Spring Terms
PSYC 258Gender, Psychology and Society3.00
Discussion and study of development of gender roles across the lifespan. Topics include the social construction of sex and gender differences, status and power, feminist psychology, childhood and adolescence, relationships, family, work and achievement, and diversity. Meets a requirement for the Women's Studies minor and General Education diversity credit. Qualifies as an Academic Service-Learning course (see Academic Service-Learning for more details). Cross-listed as PSYC/GST 258.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
PSYC 360Culture and Identity3.00
Introduction to the effects of culture on who we are and how we think of ourselves (and others). Central themes: How does culture construct the categories that come to define our identities (e.g., race, gender, class)? How does this differ from one cultural context (i.e., region; nation; continent) to the next? How do these constructs shape our beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors? How does this contribute to intergroup / international conflict and misunderstanding? Classroom activities and assignments are aimed at confronting, acknowledging, questioning, and challenging the automatic assumptions that result from our own singular cultural experience, and experiencing differences in culture. Meets the requirement for the General Education diversity credit.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
SO W 386Social Work Practice with American Indian Families3.00
Addresses social work practice issues related to contemporary American Indian family life, including recognition of the importance of American Indian tribal contexts and community-based developmental assets; development and implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act; impact of sovereignty and other social policy issues on American Indian families; and effective approaches to use when helping American Indian families. Offers an opportunity to better understand and work more effectively with American Indian families. Open to non-majors and can be used as a General Education diversity requirement. Cross-listed FNS/SOW 386.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
SOCI 210Sociology of Gender3.00
Introduces the social construction of sex and gender. It focuses on both local and international materials, with particular attention to gender inequality in contemporary societies. Intersections with class, race, nation and other social categories are also explored. Cross listed with SOCI/GST 210.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
SOCI 273Race and Ethnicity3.00
Examines the social production of racial and ethnic categories as well as the practices that enact these categories. After examining the representation of these categories as "natural," the course uses local and global evidence to investigate the institutional and representational processes that historically create and modify race and ethnicity.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
SOCI 460Social Class3.00
Global examination of systematic social inequality. Core topics include causes, trends and contemporary patterns of social stratification, their effects upon social life, and philosophical perspectives on inequality.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Prerequisites:
Completion of SOCI 101 is prerequisite for taking this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
SPAN 315Voices of Hispanic Women3.00
Course taught in Spanish focusing on the lives and experiences of Hispanic women writers, artists, and filmmakers from Latin America, the United States, and Spain. Examines the present status of women as they leave the traditional setting of home and emerge into the public sphere of influence and power. Studies the effects of poverty, war, and revolution on women and their families as well as the impact of immigration on identity and self.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SPAN 202, appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
T ED 289Teacher Education Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Social Sciences
Prerequisites:
Student must be On Campus (not DLC)
T ED 489Teacher Education Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Social Sciences
Prerequisites:
Student must be On Campus (not DLC)
WLLC 279French Short-Term Study Abroad-English0.00 - 6.00
This course provides a Francophone multicultural experience during a short-term study abroad program in Martinique or in another French-speaking region of the world. The study abroad program can be faculty-led or it can be provided by an on-site institution. The history, culture and folklore of the French-speaking world will be explored through a variety of literary texts, music, and film, as well as visits to historic sites and museums. Students will have the opportunity to interact directly with native speakers of French. Reading, writing, and speaking will be in English. Consent of the French Program required. May be repeated one time with different content. Cannot be taken concurrently with FREN 379. Prerequisite: May have 0-credit lab the semester before the actual travel event.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
WRIT 255Gender and Sexuality in Writing3.00
Explores writing on gender and sexuality with a focus on texts by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex (LGBTQI) and allied writers from diverse cultures, classes, races, and ethnicities. Students discover and deepen their own perspectives through writing and reading. Students of all genders and gender identities are welcome. Cross listed as WRIT/GST 255.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
 
ENG: English
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ENGED 389English Education Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
English
FYS 116First Year Seminar-English/Writing3.00
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
English
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for this course is completion of ENGL/WRIT 099 with a grade of C- or better; or qualifying score on ACT English or SAT verbal or Wisconsin English Placement Test; or approval of Writing Coordinator for students taking ESL 132.
FYS 117First Year Seminar-English/Writing3.00
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
English
Prerequisites:
All students must pass with a grade of C- or better in FYS 116 or WRIT 101 to enroll in FYS 117
WRIT 101College Writing I3.00
Reading, response, and creation of personal, public, professional, and academic discourses. Emphasis on writing process. Students must pass with a C- or better to move on to WRIT 102.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
English
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of WRIT 099 with a grade of C- or better; or qualifying score on ACT English or SAT verbal or Wisconsin English Placement Test; or approval of Writing Coordinator for students taking ESL 132.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
WRIT 102College Writing II3.00
Critical reading, research, and writing academic arguments. Emphasis on documentation and citation. Students must pass with a C- or better to complete the College Writing Sequence.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
English
Prerequisites:
Completion of WRIT 101 with a C- or better or qualifying score on ACT English or SAT Verbal or WEPT or AP Lit and Comp or AP Language and Comp test; or approval of Writing Coordinator for students taking ESL 132.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
 
FAA: Fine Arts Appreciation
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ART 221Art History Survey:The Ancient World to the Renaissance4.00
A study of expression in art and architecture which contribute to the Western cultural tradition.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Appreciation
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ART 222Art History Survey:Renaissance to Modern Art4.00
A continuation of ART 221 with emphasis on the changing role of art in Western culture.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Appreciation
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 224Visual Arts in Non-Western Societies3.00
Study of visual arts in non-western societies including North American Indian/Native American; Mesoamerican; Oceania/Pacific Islands, Asian, and African cultures.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Appreciation
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 331African and African Diaspora Art History3.00
A survey of art created by people of African descent. Also discussed are some influences of Islam, Western Europe, and the Caribbean regions.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Appreciation
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
COMM 104Film and Culture3.00
Students will learn to analyze films from aesthetic and cultural perspectives in a survey of motion pictures from their beginning to the present day. A variety of American and/or international films showing significant artistic development will be screened.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Appreciation
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
COMM 122Theatre Appreciation3.00
An introduction to live performance through the study of artistic components involved in the theatrical process.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Appreciation
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
COMM 285History of Theatre3.00
A discussion of theatre as a cultural institution. Emphasis on staging practices, genres and acting styles throughout the world from Ancient to Realism.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Appreciation
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
FYS 108First-Year Seminar-Fine Arts/Crit and Appreciation3.00
First-Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Appreciation
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
FYS 118First Year Seminar-FA-Art Hist,Criticism and Appreciation and Non-Western3.00
First-Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Appreciation
Non-Western
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
FYS 128First Year Seminar-FA-Art Hist Criticism and Appreciation and Diversity3.00
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Fine Arts Appreciation
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
MUSI 160Music Appreciation3.00
Study of the musical elements, forms, and stylistic periods in Western musical culture. Includes a discussion of composers' lives, individual styles, and representative works. Required listening.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Appreciation
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 266Jazz Appreciation3.00
History of jazz from its beginnings to its most progressive trends, using compositions and recordings to trace its stylistic and technical developments. Open to all students.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Fine Arts Appreciation
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
 
FAAE: Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ART 101Introduction to Art3.00
(For non-Art majors) Introduction to the field of Visual Art through a studio experience. Includes demonstrations, lectures and critiques planned to develop an appreciation of art as well as understanding media as a vehicle of expression.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
COMM 125Beginning Acting for Theatre3.00
Introduction to the principles of acting for the stage. Students are guided through exercises, concepts and practical acting experience as they unlock their creative potential.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
COMM 180Introduction To Technical Theatre3.00
A hands-on approach to the art of stagecraft. Students will learn and apply techniques in set construction, lighting and sound, scenic painting and stage properties for theatre productions.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
COMM 200Theatre Fine Arts Practicum1.00 - 3.00
Students experience an artistic and/or aesthetic activity in conjunction with University Theatre. A contract from the instructor is required prior to enrolling in this course.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
COMM 273Oral Interpretation3.00
Introduction to the process of lifting words from the page and giving them dimension in a reader’s voice and body.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
FYS 109First-Year Seminar-Aesthetic Experience3.00
First-Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
FYS 119First-Year Seminar-Aesthetic Experience-Non Western3.00
First-Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Non-Western
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
FYS 129First-Year Seminar-Aesthetic Experience and Diversity3.00
First-Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
HHP 133Social and Square Dance3.00
Fundamentals of various styles and techniques of movement and dance.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 104Brass Ensemble0.00 - 1.00
Study and performance of music suitable for brass ensembles. Offered provided a sufficient number of students register to make a practicable group. May be repeated for credit.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 105Woodwind Ensemble0.00 - 1.00
Study and performance of music suitable for woodwind ensembles. Offered provided a sufficient number of students register to make a practicable group. May be repeated for credit.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 106String Ensemble0.00 - 1.00
The study and performance of music suitable for string ensembles. Offered provided a sufficient number of students register to make a practicable group. May be repeated for credit.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 107Chamber Choir0.00 - 1.00
Study and performance of music suitable for chamber choir. Offered provided a sufficient number of students register to make a practicable group. May be repeated for credit.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 108Percussion Ensemble0.00 - 1.00
The study and performance of music suitable for percussion ensembles. Offered provided a sufficient number of students register to make a practicable group. May be repeated for credit.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 109Jazz Combo0.00 - 1.00
Study and performance of music suitable for jazz combos. Offered provided a sufficient number of students register to make a practicable group. May be repeated for credit.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 110A Cappella Choir0.00 - 1.00
Study and preparation for performance of standard choral literature. Open to all students by audition. Field trip participation required. May be repeated for credit.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 111Jazz Band0.00 - 1.00
Study and preparation for performance of jazz band literature from the swing era through the most progressive trends. Open to all students by audition. Field trip participation required. May be repeated for credit.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 112Symphonic Band0.00 - 1.00
Study and preparation for performance of college band and wind ensemble literature. Open to all students by audition. Some university-owned instruments available. Field trip participation required. May be repeated for credit.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 113Piano Ensemble0.00 - 1.00
Study and performance of music suitable for piano ensembles. Offered provided a sufficient number of students register to make a practicable group. May be repeated for credit.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 114University Orchestra0.00 - 1.00
Study and preparation for performance of literature for orchestra and chamber orchestra from the 17th to 21st centuries. Open to all students by audition. Some university-owned instruments available. Field trip participation required. May be repeated for credit.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 115Mixed Ensemble0.00 - 1.00
Study and performance of music suitable for mixed ensembles. Offered provided a sufficient number of students register to make a practicable group. May be repeated for credit.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 116Men's Choir0.00 - 1.00
Study and performance of music suitable for male choir. Offered provided a sufficient number of students register to make a practicable group. May be repeated for credit.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 118Steel Drum Ensemble0.00 - 1.00
Study and performance of music suitable for steel drum ensembles. Offered provided a sufficient number of students register to make a practicable group. May be repeated for credit.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 120Applied Music-Flute/Piccolo1.00 - 2.00
Private instruction in Flute/Piccolo. Open to all students. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument or a required minor instrument. Music minors and non-majors must pay an additional fee for applied study. See current schedule of classes for applicable fees. Audition and instructor consent are required to enroll in this course.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 121Applied Music-Oboe/English Horn1.00 - 2.00
Private instruction in Oboe/English Horn. Open to all students. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument or a required minor instrument. Music minors and non-majors must pay an additional fee for applied study. See current schedule of classes for applicable fees. Audition and instructor consent are required to enroll in this course.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 122Applied Music-Clarinet1.00 - 2.00
Private instruction Clarinet. Open to all students. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument or a required minor instrument. Music minors and non-majors must pay an additional fee for applied study. See current schedule of classes for applicable fees. Audition and instructor consent are required to enroll in this course.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 123Applied Music-Saxophone1.00 - 2.00
Private instruction in Saxophone. Open to all students. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument or a required minor instrument. Music minors and non-majors must pay an additional fee for applied study. See current schedule of classes for applicable fees. Audition and instructor consent are required to enroll in this course.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 124Applied Music-Bassoon1.00 - 2.00
Private instruction in Bassoon. Open to all students. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument or a required minor instrument. Music minors and non-majors must pay an additional fee for applied study. See current schedule of classes for applicable fees. Audition and instructor consent are required to enroll in this course.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 125Applied Music-French Horn1.00 - 2.00
Private instruction in French Horn. Open to all students. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument or a required minor instrument. Music minors and non-majors must pay an additional fee for applied study. See current schedule of classes for applicable fees. Audition and consent of instructor is rerquired to enroll in this course.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 126Applied Music-Trumpet1.00 - 2.00
Private instruction in Trumpet. Open to all students. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument or a required minor instrument. Music minors and non-majors must pay an additional fee for applied study. See current schedule of classes for applicable fees. Audition or consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 127Applied Music-Trombone/Euphonium1.00 - 2.00
Private instruction in Trombone/Euphonium. Open to all students. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument or a required minor instrument. Music minors and non-majors must pay an additional fee for applied study. See current schedule of classes for applicable fees. Audition or consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 128Applied Music-Tuba1.00 - 2.00
Private instruction in Tuba. Open to all students. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument or a required minor instrument. Music minors and non-majors must pay an additional fee for applied study. See current schedule of classes for applicable fees.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 129Applied Music-Percussion1.00 - 2.00
Private instruction in Percussion. Open to all students. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument or a required minor instrument. Music minors and non-majors must pay an additional fee for applied study. See current schedule of classes for applicable fees. Audition or consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 130Applied Music-Guitar1.00 - 2.00
Private instruction in Guitar. Open to all students. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument or a required minor instrument. Music minors and non-majors must pay an additional fee for applied study. See current schedule of classes for applicable fees. Audition or instructor consent is required to enroll in this course.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 131Applied Music-Harp1.00 - 2.00
Private instruction in Harp. Open to all students. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument or a required minor instrument. Music minors and non-majors must pay an additional fee for applied study. See current schedule of classes for applicable fees. Audition or consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 132Applied Music-Violin1.00 - 2.00
Private instruction in Violin. Open to all students. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument or a required minor instrument. Music minors and non-majors must pay an additional fee for applied study. See current schedule of classes for applicable fees. Audition or consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this class.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 133Applied Music-Viola1.00 - 2.00
Private instruction in Viola. Open to all students. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument or a required minor instrument. Music minors and non-majors must pay an additional fee for applied study. See current schedule of classes for applicable fees. Audition or consent of instructor is required to enroll in the course.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 134Applied Music-Cello1.00 - 2.00
Private instruction in Cello. Open to all students. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument or a required minor instrument. Music minors and non-majors must pay an additional fee for applied study. See current schedule of classes for applicable fees. Audition or instructor consent are required to enroll in this course.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 135Applied Music-String Bass1.00 - 2.00
Private instruction in String Bass. Open to all students. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument or a required minor instrument. Music minors and non-majors must pay an additional fee for applied study. See current schedule of classes for applicable fees. Audition or instructor consent are required to enroll in this course.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 136Applied Music-Piano1.00 - 2.00
Private instruction in Piano. Open to all students. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument or a required minor instrument. Music minors and non-majors must pay an additional fee for applied study. See current schedule of classes for applicable fees. Audition or instructor consent is required to enroll in this course.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for this course is consent of Music Faculty in area of applied study/or an audition.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 137Applied Music-Organ1.00 - 2.00
Private instruction in Organ. Open to all students with sufficient keyboard background. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument or a required minor instrument. Music minors and non-majors must pay an additional fee for applied study. See current schedule of classes for applicable fees. Audition or instructor consent is required to enroll this course.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 139Applied Music-Voice1.00 - 2.00
Private instruction in Voice. Open to all students. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument or a required minor instrument. Music minors and non-majors must pay an additional fee for applied study. See current schedule of classes for applicable fees. Audition or consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MUSI 170Introduction To Music3.00
This is the first music education course in the two-course preparation for the elementary education degree program. Goals: development of Western music skills and understanding in music, reading, playing, singing, informed listening skills, understanding in beginning music theory and applied creative thinking in music for lifelong social music taking. Music majors and minors may not apply this course toward their major or minor.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
WRIT 250Introduction to Creative Writing3.00
Introductory creative writing course in which students develop their ability to write in a variety of genres. Study of contemporary works in genres including literary prose, poetry, and drama; composition in genres including literary prose, poetry, and drama; development of a writing process and writerly identity; workshop critiques of student writing.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
WRIT 270Contemporary Topics in Writing3.00
Studies in writing. Can be repeated for credit with different topics.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of WRIT 102 or instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
 
HH: Humanities-History
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
FNS 223First Nations History I3.00
Examination of the history and culture of the First Nations people from their origin to the Dawes Act of 1887. Cross-listed as HIST/FNS 223. Code 1.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-History
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
FNS 224First Nations History II3.00
Examination of the history and culture of the First Nations people from 1887 to the present. Special attention given to the federal government's role in administering Indian policy. Cross-listed as FNS/HIST 224. Code 1.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-History
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
FYS 101First-Year Seminar- Humanities/History3.00
First-Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-History
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
FYS 111First Year Seminar-Humanities-History, Non-Western3.00
First Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-History
Non-Western
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
FYS 121First Yr Seminar-Humanities-History-Diversity3.00
First Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-History
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HIST 111Modern World History3.00
Focuses on themes rather than chronology. Students follow the growing globalization of the world through the study of themes like nationalism, industrialization, imperialism, capitalism, decolonization, technologies, gender, race, everyday lives, world systems, migration and Diaspora. Will employ analysis of primary documents, photographs, maps, music, films or other sources of history and build skills of effective writing, clear presentations, use of convincing evidence, increasing geographic literacy and placing the history of specific regions in a global context. Aims to provide an introduction to the discipline of history and its methods. Emphasis on learning to think globally. Code 7.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-History
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HIST 115World Religions3.00
A course on the history or world religions, some great and some small: Abrahamic, Dharmic, Indigenous faiths and religions of the Tao. The course stresses links between faiths and their historic origins. All faiths are equally respected. It is NOT a debate about which faith is true or better than another. Code 7.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-History
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HIST 151History of the United States Through 18773.00
Examination of a series of questions and controversies in United States history from the European conquest to the Civil War and Reconstruction. Explores issues such as the nature of the U.S. Constitution, immigration and industrialization, slavery and emancipation. Provides general education students and majors with an introduction to historical thinking. Code 1
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-History
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HIST 152The United States Since 18773.00
Examination of a series of questions and controversies in United States history from the late 19th Century through the present. Explores such issues as labor and social class, race and civil rights, gender and women's rights, the U.S. as global superpower, the Great Depression and social reform. Provides general education students and majors with an introduction to historical thinking. Code 1.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-History
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HIST 160Arab Identities3.00
Explores the construction of Arab identities through language, culture, the spread of Islam and historical events: the birth of Islam, the colonial experience, Arab nationalism, Pan Arabism, the Palestinian conflict. Examines forces that brought Arabs together and those that have been divisive: social class, religions and sects, ethnicities in the Lebanese Civil War and Iraqi conflicts. Films. No prior knowledge needed. Code 6. RE.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-History
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HIST 212The Ancient Mediterranean World3.00
General-education-level course introducing students to the basic outlines of the history of the Mediterranean region -- including Greece, Rome, Spain, northern Africa, and Palestine -- from the earliest times to the Middle Ages. While investigating some key events and stories from these places and times, students learn to critically evaluate the ways these stories are re-told in our time, using actual texts and documents from the times in comparison to books and movies about those times from our day. Code 2.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-History
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
HIST 218History of Modern China3.00
Examines how China, as one of the most powerful, wealthy, and technologically advanced premodern civilizations, buckled under Western imperialism and encountered a 20th Century history filled with peasant revolts, western modernization reforms, fractious nationalist movements, and revolution. Themes include: an examination of Europe's rising power in the East, the Opium Wars, Qing Dynasty's isolation policies and eventual collapse, why the Communists, under Mao Zedong, won the civil war, how China's communist and Cold War era affected the Chinese diaspora, how Deng Xiaoping reformed the country's economic systems. Code 5.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-History
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
HIST 219History of Premodern East Asia3.00
Examines the core East Asian societies - China, Japan and (North and South) Korea – and the roots of their similarities, as well as the divergent paths they have taken to become distinctive cultures. Course focuses on the various philosophical thoughts and religious movements that formed the basis of East Asian society, and how these different societies exported and borrowed from each other. Among the issues covered are: the practice of Confucianism in the public, state arena as well as the private, familial sphere; unique institutions in each society, such as the Japanese samurai (warrior) culture; everyday life, including the contract you need to sign if you want to rent a home and/or purchase a concubine; and so on. Course uses several East Asian films and documentaries as a means to understand and analyze the past through a film medium. Course centers on active-dynamic learning such as focused in-class discussion, presentations, critical thinking, as well as short- and medium-length essays. Introduces students to the study and discipline of history. Code 5.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-History
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HIST 220Empire in Modern Asia3.00
This course examines the impact of one of the key dynamics of late modern history in Asia: colonialism. It takes a comparative look at how imperialism wasexperienced by the invading power and the colonized people. We look at a number of case studies of Western and Japanese colonialism from the 19th century onwards, including – (1) the Spanish and the US in the Philippines (2) the British experience in Asia (primarily India but also Burma); (3) the French in Vietnam; (4) The Dutch experience in Indonesia; and finally, (5) the Japanese in China, Taiwan, and Korea, and later during WWII, in Southeast Asia. We will read memoirs, watch music videos and films, and discuss issues such as the nuts and bolts of colonial rule, the role of women, attitudes towards race and identity, indigenous pursuit of modernity, and nationalism among others. Emphasis on learning to think globally and provides general education students and majors with an introduction to historical thinking. Code 5.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-History
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HIST 223First Nations History I3.00
Examination of the history and culture of the First Nations people from their origin to the Dawes Act of 1887. Cross-listed as HIST/FNS 223. Code 1.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-History
HIST 224First Nations History II3.00
Examination of the history and culture of the First Nations people from 1887 to the present. Special attention given to the federal government's role in administering Indian policy. Cross-listed as FNS/HIST 224. Code 1.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-History
HIST 225Development and Underdevelopment in Latin America3.00
An examination of issues of development and underdevelopment using Latin America as a case study. Students will explore a variety of theories of underdevelopment and use Latin American History to weigh the merits of these various theories. Code 4.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-History
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HIST 230Early-Modern Europe/From Medieval to Early-Modern Europe3.00
An introductory course on the idea of Europe’s gradual emergence from the “Middle Ages” into the “Modern” era. Through focus on a few selected topics like peasants’ lives, the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, the Scientific Revolution, or the emergence of capitalism, students will gain familiarity with some of the key stories of the early-modern European past, while also developing skill in the basic methods and purposes of historical inquiry. Course activities will focus on close reading of historical documents, discussion, essay writing, and formal oral argument. Code 2.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-History
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HIST 231Modern Europe 1789 to Present3.00
An introductory course on Europe's tumultuous "modern" era, from the French Revolution to the present. Focus on a few key topics, like the Liberal revolutions, industrialization, the World Wars, Nazism and totalitarianism, or the efforts to create a European Union, will allow students both to delve deeply into particular episodes of European history and at the same time to develop skill in the basic methods and purposes of historical inquiry. Course activities will focus on close readings of historical documents, discussion, essay writing, and formal oral argument. Code 2.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-History
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HIST 240Early Africa3.00
How do we know early African history? Looks at archaeology in South Africa, oral traditions in Mali, written documents in West and East Africa, ethnography of the East African coast and a fictional treatment of the slave trade. Explores the nature of history and its reconstruction. Many films. Code 3.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-History
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
HIST 241Africa In Modern Times3.00
A topics course that looks at modern trends in African history, including the slave trade, colonialism, independence movements, challenges of national unity and economic and social progress. Explores the nature of history and its analysis. Several films. Code 3.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-History
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
HIST 254African-American Voices3.00
Explores the African-American experience over the past two centuries with an emphasis on social and political discourse. The ideas of major political, literary, cultural and intellectual figures, as well as the content of black folk and popular culture, will be examined in a social and historical context. Authors include Douglass, DuBois, Hurston, Garvey, King, Malcolm X, and bell hooks. Code 1.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-History
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HIST 264War and Peace in Bosnia3.00
This course is an interdisciplinary examination of various theories of the causes of conflict and conflict resolution within the specific historical context of the disintegration of Yugoslavia during the 1990s, and particularly the Bosnian was of 1992-95. Using those historical events and the questions they raise as a test-case, the course will try to come to some general conclusions about the nature and causes of ethnic conflict and how it differs from interstate conflict; the reasons for and methods of international intervention, including negotiation, arbitration, adjudication, and mediation; the factors that contribute to the success or failure of various methods of intervention and conflict resolution; the challenges involved in re-building societies after war; and the long-term prospects for fostering peace, security, justice, and human rights through such efforts. Code 2. RE.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-History
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Even Years Only
HIST 266War and Peace in Northern Ireland3.00
This course is an interdisciplinary examination of various theories of the causes of conflict and conflict resolution within the general historical context of the rise and demise of the British Empire, and particularly the Northern Ireland question. Using those historical events and the questions they raise as a test-case, the course will try to come to some general conclusions about the nature and causes of ethnic conflict and how it differs from interstate conflict; the reasons for and methods of international intervention, including negotiation, arbitration, adjudication, and mediation; the factors that contribute to the success or failure of various methods of intervention and conflict resolution; the challenges involved in re-building societies after prolonged civil war; and the long-term prospects for fostering peace, security, justice, and human rights through such efforts. Code 2. RE.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-History
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Odd Years Only
HIST 281The Muslim World3.00
Survey-level course introduces students to a variety of topics about the Muslim world from multidisciplinary perspectives. The time and life of the prophet Muhammad, the rise of great Islamic empires, Islam and women, the spread of Islam in America and the explosion of Islamic resurgence and extremism are all topics for consideration. Code 6.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-History
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
POLS 175The Making of the Modern Global System3.00
Is another world possible? Could we have inherited a different global order? We examine the pillars of current global order, such as the rise of capitalism, emergence of state, violence, imperialism, rise and fall of dominant states, and emergence of democratic values and institutions. We particularly examine how we as individuals interact and help maintain the current global order with an understanding that we can change the current order for a better order in the future. The second part of the course examines various theories of how to understand the global order ranging from realism, liberalism, Marxism, to globalization, human security and feminism.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-History
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
POLS 264War and Peace in Bosnia3.00
This course is an interdisciplinary examination of various theories of the causes of conflict and conflict resolution within the specific historical context of the disintegration of Yugoslavia during the 1990s, and particularly the Bosnian was of 1992-95. Using those historical events and the questions they raise as a test-case, the course will try to come to some general conclusions about the nature and causes of ethnic conflict and how it differs from interstate conflict; the reasons for and methods of international intervention, including negotiation, arbitration, adjudication, and mediation; the factors that contribute to the success or failure of various methods of intervention and conflict resolution; the challenges involved in re-building societies after war; and the long-term prospects for fostering peace, security, justice, and human rights through such efforts. Code 2. RE.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-History
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Even Years Only
POLS 266War and Peace in Northern Ireland3.00
This course is an interdisciplinary examination of various theories of the causes of conflict and conflict resolution within the general historical context of the rise and demise of the British Empire, and particularly the Northern Ireland question. Using those historical events and the questions they raise as a test-case, the course will try to come to some general conclusions about the nature and causes of ethnic conflict and how it differs from interstate conflict; the reasons for and methods of international intervention, including negotiation, arbitration, adjudication, and mediation; the factors that contribute to the success or failure of various methods of intervention and conflict resolution; the challenges involved in re-building societies after prolonged civil war; and the long-term prospects for fostering peace, security, justice, and human rights through such efforts. Code 2. RE.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-History
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Odd Years Only
 
HHE: World Lang, Culture, Philos
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
FNS 101Beginning Ojibwa Language4.00
For beginning students in Ojibwa language. Introduction to the phonetics, pronunciation, and rhythm of the Ojibwa language. A standardized spelling system and basic vocabulary will be used; focus on oral fluency.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
FNS 110Survey of First Nations Culture3.00
Examination of traditional and contemporary First Nations culture. Includes the legends, religion, poetry, music, design, dance, oratory, and history of tribal groups in North America.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
FNS 201Intermediate Ojibwa Language4.00
Speaking and comprehension of basic Ojibwa speech patterns. Development of rudimentary reading knowledge, conversational skills, and elementary grammar. Emphasis on vocabulary development and cultural perspectives. No prerequisite.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
FNS 230First Nations Myths and Legends3.00
Introduction to the oral tradition of First Nations people. Explores traditional stories and legends told by native peoples for generations. Students will understand the meaning they provided past generations of people and how their message is carried into the modern world.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
FNS 242First Nations Values and Spiritual Beliefs3.00
Examines a broad range of First Nations religious beliefs as they relate to the various cultural values of First Nations in North America. Emphasis on the spiritual significance of First Nations ceremonies and their relationship to the environment. Traditional teachings of First Nations will be examined as they relate to the lifestyles of First Nations people historically and today.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
FNS 289First Nations Elective1.00 - 99.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
FNS 489First Nations Elective1.00 - 99.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
FREN 101Beginning French I3.00
Study of language fundamentals with emphasis on development of listening and speaking skills. Practice in reading and writing. Only for students with no previous French study.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
FREN 102Beginning French II3.00
Continuation of FREN 101. Appropriate for someone with up to two years of high school French.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
FREN 201Intermediate French I3.00
Intensive oral practice; review of fundamentals of French; conversation; reading. Appropriate for someone with two or three years of high school French.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
FREN 202Intermediate French II3.00
Continuation of FREN 201.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
FREN 303History of Paris in French3.00
The history, culture/society, philosophy, and literature of France through the centuries will be viewed through the prism of Paris's national treasures: famous squares, monuments and museums. Students will travel to Paris and learn about Nortre Dame's architectural wonders, the legend of St. Denis, the sculptures on the iconic Arc de Triomphe, and much more. Cannot be taken concurrently with WLLC 203.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
FYS 103First-Year Seminar-World Language,Culture and Philosophy3.00
First Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
FYS 113First Year Seminar-World Lang, Culture, Non-Western3.00
First Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Non-Western
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
FYS 123First-Year Seminar-World Language, Culture and Philosophy, Diversity3.00
First Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
GERM 101Beginning German I3.00
Study of language fundamentals with emphasis on development of listening and speaking skills. Practice in reading and writing. Only for students with no previous German study.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having no High School German; otherwise German placement test must be taken or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
GERM 102Beginning German II3.00
Continuation of GERM 101.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of GERM 101, appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
GERM 201Intermediate German I3.00
Intensive oral practice; review of fundamentals of German; conversation; reading; writing.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of GERM 102, appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
GERM 202Intermediate German II3.00
Continuation of GERM 201, with added emphasis on writing.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of GERM 201, appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
JAPA 101Beginning Japanese I3.00
Study of language fundamentals with emphasis on development of listening and speaking skills. Practice with reading and writing. Japanese script (hiragana, katakana and kanji) is taught from the beginning of the course. Presumes no previous language study.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
MUSI 161Music and World Culture3.00
Survey of non-Western musical cultures, including ethnic origins of folk and traditional music in America. Required listening. Open to all students.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Non-Western
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
PHIL 151Introduction To Philosophy3.00
Philosophy concerns some of the most fundamental questions: Why do human beings exist? Does everything have a cause? Can you think without language? What does it mean to live a good life? What is the nature of freedom? Are humans truly free? We will consider these questions and more through exploring perspectives from around the globe, from the ancient to the contemporary.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
PHIL 160Philosophy and Film3.00
In this course we will view films with philosophical themes and pair them with readings that help us to consider those themes more deeply. Readings will be at the introductory level; and films will include everything from the artsy to the absurd.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
PHIL 211Contemporary Moral Problems3.00
Are all acts inherently selfish? Should everyone follow the same moral laws? Do we need God to tell us how to behave? Why should we be good and what does that even mean? Should all living creatures be treated equally? In this course we will entertain questions like these as we apply moral theories to a selection of contemporary issues (for example, human rights, environmental ethics, the global sex trade, the death penalty). A key concern will be our ethical responsibilities in the diverse contemporary global theater.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
PHIL 212Critical Thinking3.00
The central objective of this course is to help students understand a diverse array of critical thinking styles. This course emphasizes that the type of thinking one applies depends heavily on one’s objective, cultural context, and personal style. These goals will be addressed through a series of modules, each one demonstrating different methods of engaging with ideas to determine their value, falsity, and/or truth. Students will be exposed to methods of reasoning in a variety of historical and cultural contexts. Students will be required: to reflect on their own decision-making process; to identify, evaluate and apply diverse perspectives; to connect and contrast different worldviews; and understand the historical sources of, and to demonstrate openness to, dissimilar worldviews. Cross-listed PHIL/PSYC 212
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
PHIL 262Introduction to Political Thought3.00
This course exposes students to some of the classic pieces in this field of political theory and teaches them how to work with theoretical and philosophical texts that continue to shape, inform, and challenge the analysis of current political phenomena today. Through these texts, the course introduces questions about the nature of human beings, the roots of government authority, the best regime, and the circumstances of legitimate revolution as well as ideals such as liberty, equality, rights, and justice. Cross-listed as PHIL/POLS 262.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
POLS 101Introduction to Comparative Politics3.00
The recent history of Afghanistan has highlighted the complexities of national and state building. This course explores these two terms and what they mean. Is there a single universal definition and a singular path to modernity or are there multiple definitions and pathways to modernity? The first part of the course will examine the various theories of development with this question in mind. The second part of the course will focus on one developing country. By concentrating on their development pattern we draw out some lessons about tensions and contradictions that accompany development.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Non-Western
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
POLS 262Introduction to Political Thought3.00
This course exposes students to some of the classic pieces in this field of political theory and teaches them how to work with theoretical and philosophical texts that continue to shape, inform, and challenge the analysis of current political phenomena today. Through these texts, the course introduces questions about the nature of human beings, the roots of government authority, the best regime, and the circumstances of legitimate revolution as well as ideals such as liberty, equality, rights, and justice. Cross-listed as PHIL/POLS 262.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
POLS 265Contemporary Political Thought3.00
Introduces students to the origin and theoretical background of some of the central debates within political theory. Focus is on topics such as power and authority, nation-state in a global world, sovereignty and control, gender and identity and human rights. By analyzing and understanding some of the common underlying assumptions and beliefs about human nature, society, and state, we will learn about the forces that shape our economic, social and political systems today.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
PSYC 212Critical Thinking3.00
The central objective of this course is to help students understand a diverse array of critical thinking styles. This course emphasizes that the type of thinking one applies depends heavily on one’s objective, cultural context, and personal style. These goals will be addressed through a series of modules, each one demonstrating different methods of engaging with ideas to determine their value, falsity, and/or truth. Students will be exposed to methods of reasoning in a variety of historical and cultural contexts. Students will be required: to reflect on their own decision-making process; to identify, evaluate and apply diverse perspectives; to connect and contrast different worldviews; and understand the historical sources of, and to demonstrate openness to, dissimilar worldviews. Cross-listed PHIL/PSYC 212
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
SPAN 101Beginning Spanish I3.00
Study of language fundamentals with emphasis on listening, speaking, and reading skills. Practice in writing. Only for students with no previous Spanish study, or consent of instructor.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
SPAN 102Beginning Spanish II3.00
Continuation of SPAN 101.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SPAN 101, or appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
SPAN 201Intermediate Spanish I3.00
Review of grammar. Emphasis on oral skills, writing, and reading of Spanish.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SPAN 102, appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
SPAN 202Intermediate Spanish II3.00
Continuation of SPAN 201.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SPAN 201, appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
WLLC 203History of Paris, Versailles and the Chateaux: The Presents(ce) of the Past3.00
The history, culture/society, philosophy, and literature of Paris through the centuries will be viewed through the prism of its national treasures: famous squares, monuments and museums. Students will learn about Nortre Dame's architectural wonders, the legend of St. Denis, the sculptures on the iconic Arc de Triomphe, and much more. Cannot be taken concurrently with FREN 303.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
WLLC 207An Exploration of the World of Spanish Speaking Cultures0.00 - 3.00
In this study abroad course the history, culture and folklore of the Spanish speaking world will be explored through a myriad of literary texts, music, and film (either in Spanish or translation). Students will also have the opportunity to interact directly in Spanish with other native speakers through a variety of activities woven into the course. During this course the students will have the opportunity to visit historic sites and museums to allow them to experience the culture firsthand. Reading, writing and oral work will be done in English and/or Spanish. Course may be repeated for credit with different study abroad experience. Prerequisite: pre-session meetings.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
WLLC 279French Short-Term Study Abroad-English0.00 - 6.00
This course provides a Francophone multicultural experience during a short-term study abroad program in Martinique or in another French-speaking region of the world. The study abroad program can be faculty-led or it can be provided by an on-site institution. The history, culture and folklore of the French-speaking world will be explored through a variety of literary texts, music, and film, as well as visits to historic sites and museums. Students will have the opportunity to interact directly with native speakers of French. Reading, writing, and speaking will be in English. Consent of the French Program required. May be repeated one time with different content. Cannot be taken concurrently with FREN 379. Prerequisite: May have 0-credit lab the semester before the actual travel event.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
 
HL: Humanities-Literature
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ENGL 211British Literature I3.00
Survey of masterpieces and transitional works to 1789.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-Literature
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ENGL 212British Literature II3.00
Survey of masterpieces and transitional works from 1789 to the present.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-Literature
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ENGL 221American Literature I3.00
Survey of principal American writers from the Colonial Period through the mid-19th Century.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-Literature
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ENGL 222American Literature II3.00
Survey of principal American writers from the mid-19th century to the present.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-Literature
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ENGL 228Multi-Ethnic American Literature3.00
Survey of a variety of multi-ethnic American literatures, including Native American, African-American, Hispanic, Latino/a, Asian American, and various European- American writings starting with the oral traditions up the 20th Century.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-Literature
Typically Offered:
Fall or Spring Terms
ENGL 229Literature by Women3.00
Survey of British and American women's literature from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Period. Women's literature across cultures, genres, and time periods.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-Literature
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
ENGL 241World Literature I3.00
Survey of selected literary works in translation from the Ancient World through the mid-17th Century. Includes works from the Western and non-Western world.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-Literature
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ENGL 242World Literature II3.00
Survey of selected literary works in translation from the late 17th Century through the Contemporary Period. Includes works from the Western and non-Western world.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-Literature
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
FYS 102First-Year Seminar-Humanities Literature3.00
First-Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-Literature
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
FYS 112First Year Seminar-Humanities Literature, Non Western3.00
First Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-Literature
Non-Western
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
FYS 122First Year Seminar-Humanities-Literature-Diversity3.00
First Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-Literature
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
 
HP: Health Promotion/Human Perform
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
FYS 100First-Year Seminar-Health Promotion/Human Performance3.00
First Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Health Promotion/Human Perform
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
FYS 120First Year Seminar-Health Promotion/Human Performance, NW3.00
First Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Health Promotion/Human Perform
Non-Western
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
HHP 102Health and Wellness3.00
Basic knowledge and understanding of health and critical thinking that provides students with the opportunity to develop and implement a plan for reaching their optimal level of functioning physically, emotionally, socially, mentally, spiritually, environmentally and occupationally. Does not count toward a major or minor in Health and Human Performance. Note: Students with medical restrictions should contact the lab coordinator of HHP 102 before the first lab session. Physical Education majors and minors must earn a grade of C or better in HHP 102.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Health Promotion/Human Perform
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
 
MC: Math/Computer Science
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
CSCI 101Introduction to Computer Science3.00
A first course in computer science providing a survey of current topics as well as core programming and related problems solving skills. Satisfies the mathematics requirement for General Education. MATH 095 is recommended for taking this course.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Math/Computer Science
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is the Mathematics Placement Test, or successful completion of MATH 095 (recommended).
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
CSCI 201Introduction to Programming3.00
A first programming course for students with a serious interest in computing. Topics include: formal languages; data types and variables; control structures; primitive and reference data types; methods and modular programming; introduction to abstract data types and classes; simple algorithms; and programming conventions and style. Satisfies the mathematics requirement for General Education. Pre-requisite: Having completed MATH 102 is recommended when enrolling in this course.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Math/Computer Science
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
FYS 110First-Year Seminar-Math Computer Science3.00
First-Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Math/Computer Science
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
MATH 112Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics3.00
A liberal arts mathematics course presenting mathematics as a tool used by a wide range of professionals in modern society. Real-life examples are used to promote understanding of mathematics and its relationship to other areas of study. Mathematical problem solving is shown to influence everything from the success of savvy entrepreneurs to the fairness of voting practices. Examples such as the Traveling Salesman Problem and Arrow's Impossibility Theorem are taken from management science, statistics, social science and computer science.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Math/Computer Science
Prerequisites:
Completion of an appropriate math course (MATH 095 is recommended) with a C- or better or an acceptable score on the Mathematics Placement Test.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MATH 113Algebra with Applications3.00
Algebraic concepts, problem-solving techniques, and applications for students in business, natural and social sciences. Topics include rates; proportions; linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic functions and their graphs; matrices; conic sections.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Math/Computer Science
Prerequisites:
Adequate Math Placement Score or completion of MATH 095 with a B or better
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MATH 115Precalculus5.00
Covers the algebra and trigonometry required for Calculus and Analytic Geometry. Topics include review of intermediate algebra; composite and inverse functions; polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, identities, and equations; the binomial theorem; fundamentals of analytic geometry; and the conic sections.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Math/Computer Science
Prerequisites:
MATH 113 or MATH 102 with a grade of B or better or math placement test of MATH 115 or higher.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MATH 130Elementary Statistics4.00
Introductory course for students of all disciplines. Includes descriptive statistics, probability, the binomial and normal distributions, confidence intervals, linear regression, correlation, the t-distribution, the Chi-square distribution, and hypothesis testing. Problems are taken from various fields of study dependent on statistical decision making.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Math/Computer Science
Prerequisites:
Completion of an appropriate math course (MATH 095 is recommended) with a C- or better or an acceptable score on the Mathematics Placement Test.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MATH 151Calculus for Business, Life, and Social Sciences3.00
A short course in calculus including concepts and problem-solving techniques for students in business, economics, biology and the social sciences. Topics include algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions; derivatives, and optimization problems; partial derivatives and Lagrange multipliers as time permits.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Math/Computer Science
Prerequisites:
MATH 113 or MATH 102 with a grade of B or better or math placement test of MATH 115 or higher.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MATH 230Foundations of Mathematics for Elementary Education3.00
A course in mathematical concepts designed to meet the mathematical needs of students in the Elementary Education program. Topics include: sets and set operations; numeration systems; number systems and their arithmetic; concepts of algebra; fundamentals of two- and three-dimensional geometry; and an introduction to probability and statistics.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Math/Computer Science
Prerequisites:
MATH 113 or MATH 102 with a grade of B or better or math placement test of MATH 115 or higher.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MATH 240Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4.00
A first course in the fundamentals of calculus. Topics include: real numbers; functions; limits; continuity; derivatives, integrals; and applications.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Math/Computer Science
Prerequisites:
MATH 115 with a grade of C- or better or an acceptable score on the Mathematics Placement Test.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
 
NS: Natural Science-Environmental
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
BIOL 100Environmental Science2.00
Basic course in human ecology for students with limited training in science. Emphasizes environmental problems related to human activity in the modern world. Meets the General Education environmental science requirement and meets the Wisconsin Teaching Certification Requirement for Environmental Science. Does not count toward the Biology major. No prerequisite. (Lecture two hours.)
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Natural Science-Environmental
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
CHEM 100Our Chemical Environment2.00
Introduces the concepts of chemistry into the interpretation of chemical effects on the environment. Prerequisite: None. Meets the General Education requirement for Natural Science (environmental component). Credits cannot be counted toward a Chemistry major or minor. Offered both on campus and online.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Natural Science-Environmental
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
CHEM 101Elements & The Environment3.00
Introduction to basic concepts of chemistry and their importance in gaining a better understanding and appreciation of our environment. Many topics of current environmental concern will be discussed. Meets the General Education requirement for Natural Science (environmental component). Credits cannot be counted toward a chemistry major or minor. Students cannot earn credit for both CHEM 100 and 101.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Natural Science-Environmental
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
FYS 106First-Year Seminar-Science/Environmental3.00
First- Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Natural Science-Environmental
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
GEOL 130Environmental Geology4.00
An investigation of how human activities affect and are affected by physical Earth processes. Topics include: an overview of Earth's development and internal processes such as plate tectonics, minerals and rocks, surface processes, the use of natural resources, waste disposal and pollution, global climate and related topics. (Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours) Fall Semester, Distance Learning Center course and Spring Semester course is offered on campus.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Natural Science with Lab
Natural Science-Environmental
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
 
NS5: Natural Science with Lab
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
BIOL 111Plants and People4.00
General Education course designed to integrate the science of plants with a wide range of societal issues including genetically modified foods, medicines, invasive species, and rain gardens. Laboratory includes hands-on experiments in applied botany that utilize the University greenhouse. No prerequisite. Does not count towards the Biology major. (Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.)
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Natural Science with Lab
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
BIOL 115Human Biology4.00
General Education course investigating the structure and function of the human body as related to areas of health and disease. Designed to meet the General Education requirement for laboratory science. Does not count toward the Biology major. Not open to those having taken BIOL 270, or 280. (Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours). Offered on campus Fall Terms and online Summer Term.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Natural Science with Lab
Typically Offered:
Fall and Summer Terms
BIOL 123Concepts In Biology4.00
Introduction to important biological concepts including chemistry, cell biology, genetics, evolution, plant and animal form and function, and ecology. Laboratory exercises are integrated with lectures and designed to be experimental and inquiry driven. Fulfills the General Education requirement for laboratory science. Recommended for Elementary Education majors. Does not count toward the Biology major. (Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.)
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Natural Science with Lab
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
BIOL 130Principles of Biology I4.00
Introduction to important principles of chemistry, cellular, molecular, and evolutionary biology, and the diversity of life. Laboratory experiments are inquiry driven. Intended as the first of a two-course sequence for biology majors, and students with a strong interest in the life sciences. Fulfills the General Education laboratory science requirement. (Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.)
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Natural Science with Lab
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
CHEM 102Chemistry of Everyday Phenomena4.00
Explores the chemistry of foods, drugs, household chemicals, personal hygiene products, agricultural chemicals, materials and other types of chemistry relevant to the student. Current chemistry topics in the popular press will be critically examined. Topics not usually addressed in other science general education courses will be presented. A small part of the course will be devoted to elementary statistics (evaluation, not calculation) to enable students to understand science and medicine as it is commonly reported. An important but minor part of the course involves discussion of the role of research in technology development and standard of living, and the impact of the chemical industry on the national and world economies. Meets the General Education requirement for Natural Science (laboratory component). Credits cannot be counted toward a Chemistry major or minor. Prerequisite: None. (Three lectures and one two-hour laboratory.)
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Natural Science with Lab
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
CHEM 105General Chemistry I5.00
Introduction to physical and chemical properties of the elements, chemical reactions, gas laws, chemical nomenclature, structure of atoms, chemical bonding, and solutions. Intermediate algebra (MATH 102) or equivalent strongly recommended as prerequisite. (Four lectures and one three-hour laboratory.) Fall Term Only on campus; Spring Term Only offered online.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Natural Science with Lab
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
FYS 107First-Year Seminar-Science/Lab4.00
First-Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Natural Science with Lab
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
GEOL 110The Dynamic Earth4.00
An introductory science class that emphasizes the foundational principles and concepts of geology. Topics include: minerals, rocks, Earth's internal structure, plate tectonics, geologic structures, the rock cycle, climate change, glaciers, groundwater, geologic structures, the rock cycle, climate change, glaciers, groundwater, geologic resources and earthquakes. One weekend field trip. (lecture 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours).
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Natural Science with Lab
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
GEOL 112Historical Geology4.00
Surveys the 4.5 billion year history of continents and ocean basins, and reviews the evolution of the atmosphere, hydrosphere and life on Earth. Analyzes continental development and alteration. One weekend field trip. (Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours)
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Natural Science with Lab
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
GEOL 130Environmental Geology4.00
An investigation of how human activities affect and are affected by physical Earth processes. Topics include: an overview of Earth's development and internal processes such as plate tectonics, minerals and rocks, surface processes, the use of natural resources, waste disposal and pollution, global climate and related topics. (Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours) Fall Semester, Distance Learning Center course and Spring Semester course is offered on campus.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Natural Science with Lab
Natural Science-Environmental
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
PHYS 100Astronomy4.00
Includes a brief history of astronomy, the study of the motions and structures of the Earth, the moon, the sun, planets, stars and galaxies and consideration of cosmological theories. (Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.) Meets the General Education requirement for Natural Science laboratory class. Offered on campus Fall Terms only, and on line Fall and Spring Terms.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Natural Science with Lab
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
PHYS 107Algebra-Based Physics I4.00
Newtonian mechanics. Designed for students majoring in the humanities, education, medical sciences, or biological sciences. Not open to students with a major in Chemistry or Mathematics. (Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.) Meets the General Education requirement for Natural Science laboratory class.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Natural Science with Lab
Prerequisites:
MATH 113, 115, 102 with grade of C-or better or math placement test is required.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
PHYS 160Physical Science4.00
Laboratory-oriented course covering the basic concepts of physics and chemistry. Meets the General Education requirement for Natural Sciences laboratory class, recommended for elementary education majors. (Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.) Offered on campus Spring Term, and on line Fall and Spring Terms.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Natural Science with Lab
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
PHYS 201Calculus-Based Physics I5.00
Mechanics and heat. Meets the General Education requirement for Natural Science laboratory class. (Lecture four hours, laboratory two hours.)
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Natural Science with Lab
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for this course is successful completion of MATH 240.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
 
NW: Non-Western
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ANTH 306African Archeology3.00
Introduces the main concepts of archaeological study of African excavations, ruins, material objects, and dating methods and examines how historians move from this scientific evidence to historical interpretations. Examples are drawn from many African regions and sites like Kerma, Meroe, Mapungubwe, Great Zimbabwe, Igbo Ukwu, Akan Gold weights or Yoruba carved doors and may change from year to year. Many films. Cross-listed as ANTH/HIST 306. Code 3.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
ANTH 315Cultural Anthropology3.00
Detailed study of the human condition by focusing on a selection of specific cultures.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Non-Western
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of ANTH 101 or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ANTH 320Environmental Anthropology3.00
Exploration of human-environment interactions across time, space, and diverse cultures. Considers environmental relations involving indigenous, non-Western, and Western groups. Readings address traditional environmental knowledge, changing patterns of subsistence, population, sustainability, urbanism, politics, debates over resources, and more.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
ANTH 333The History of Indigenous Peoples3.00
A course on a global history of Indigenous Peoples which will explore the history of conquered and marginalized societies in a world systems context. The course examines their loss of economic resources, environmental security, cultural, linguistic and political sovereignty and their strategies for survival and reemergence as re-empowered peoples. Examples from many regions of the world with many films. Examples may change but the learning goals remain the same. Code 7, RE
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Odd Years Only
ANTH 368Cultures of Mesoamerica3.00
Investigates current and past cultures of Mesoamerica (located in present-day Mexico, Guatemala, and neighboring areas), both past and present, and their transformations and influence across time and borders. Employs archaeological, historical, and ethnographic data in a lecture, readings, film and discussion format. Cross-listed as ANTH/HIST/FNS 368. ANTH 101 highly recommended. Code 4.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ART 224Visual Arts in Non-Western Societies3.00
Study of visual arts in non-western societies including North American Indian/Native American; Mesoamerican; Oceania/Pacific Islands, Asian, and African cultures.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Appreciation
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 331African and African Diaspora Art History3.00
A survey of art created by people of African descent. Also discussed are some influences of Islam, Western Europe, and the Caribbean regions.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Appreciation
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ENGL 241World Literature I3.00
Survey of selected literary works in translation from the Ancient World through the mid-17th Century. Includes works from the Western and non-Western world.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-Literature
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ENGL 242World Literature II3.00
Survey of selected literary works in translation from the late 17th Century through the Contemporary Period. Includes works from the Western and non-Western world.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-Literature
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
FNS 368Cultures of Mesoamerica3.00
Investigates current and past cultures of Mesoamerica (located in present-day Mexico, Guatemala, and neighboring areas), both past and present, and their transformations and influence across time and borders. Employs archaeological, historical, and ethnographic data in a lecture, readings, film and discussion format. Cross-listed as ANTH/HIST/FNS 368. ANTH 101 highly recommended. Code 4.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
FYS 111First Year Seminar-Humanities-History, Non-Western3.00
First Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-History
Non-Western
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
FYS 112First Year Seminar-Humanities Literature, Non Western3.00
First Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-Literature
Non-Western
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
FYS 113First Year Seminar-World Lang, Culture, Non-Western3.00
First Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Non-Western
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
FYS 114First Year Seminar-Social Sciences,Non Western3.00
First-year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Non-Western
Social Sciences
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
FYS 115First-Year Seminar-Communicating Arts, Non Western3.00
First-Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Communicating Arts
Non-Western
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
FYS 118First Year Seminar-FA-Art Hist,Criticism and Appreciation and Non-Western3.00
First-Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Appreciation
Non-Western
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
FYS 119First-Year Seminar-Aesthetic Experience-Non Western3.00
First-Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Aesthetic Experience
Non-Western
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
FYS 120First Year Seminar-Health Promotion/Human Performance, NW3.00
First Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Health Promotion/Human Perform
Non-Western
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
GEOG 100World Regional Geography3.00
Develops basic factual knowledge and awareness of the physical and cultural features of the world environment. Explores regional and world scale patterns of resources, climate, applied technology and trade, political alignments, and other aspects of the current world. All world political units are analyzed from a regional perspective. Students gain significant knowledge of world spatial relationships. Offered: Every Fall Term and Spring Even Years on campus; Every Spring Term and Fall Odd Years On Line.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Non-Western
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
GEOG 102Cultural Geography3.00
Explores the influence of culture on perceptions, decisions, and interpersonal relations on both planetary and local scales of life. A broad range of cultural topics are considered, including the origins of culture, human development, political and social organization, religions and languages, and evolving human landscapes. Prepares students to be well-informed citizens of our increasingly interconnected global community. Offered On Campus Spring Terms and On Line Fall Terms.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Non-Western
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
GST 302African Gender3.00
Seminar-style reading class with autobiography, history, anthropology and fiction about gender issues in Africa. Topics vary from year to year and may include the legacy of slavery and race prejudice, health and gender, the impact of colonialism, environmental causes, African gender identities, the impact of war, and peacemaking. Cross-listed as HIST/GST 302. Code 3, G.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
GST 372Arab Gender3.00
Seminar-style reading class with autobiography, fiction, history and ethnography about gender issues in the Arab World. Topics vary from year to year and may include topics like the intersection of gender and nationalism, progress through education and ideology, gender rights and gender identities in Arab societies, gender in Islam. Cross-listed as HIST/GST 372. Code 6. G.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
GST 393Women, Colonialism, and Nationalism in Modern Southeast Asia3.00
This course examines the role of women in Southeast Asian societies facing up first to the threat and reality of Western and Japanese colonialism, and subsequently to the challenges of nation-building in a post-colonial order. It focuses on the encounter between Western guns and local political systems; race (or, why the other group is always a barbarian); and how Southeast Asia became “modern”. We will examine these issues through the lens of women and women’s groups: focusing on Western tourists, governesses and wives; sex, prostitution and the control of VD; colonial-era marriage with “white guys” and the biracial children; Islam and women; and post-colonial women political leaders. Course uses a variety of films and documentaries, as well as readings. Course is centered on student-led discussion seminars, and employs active-dynamic learning strategies such as focused in-class discussion, critical thinking, and analytical essay. Code 5; G, Asian History.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
HIST 111Modern World History3.00
Focuses on themes rather than chronology. Students follow the growing globalization of the world through the study of themes like nationalism, industrialization, imperialism, capitalism, decolonization, technologies, gender, race, everyday lives, world systems, migration and Diaspora. Will employ analysis of primary documents, photographs, maps, music, films or other sources of history and build skills of effective writing, clear presentations, use of convincing evidence, increasing geographic literacy and placing the history of specific regions in a global context. Aims to provide an introduction to the discipline of history and its methods. Emphasis on learning to think globally. Code 7.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-History
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HIST 115World Religions3.00
A course on the history or world religions, some great and some small: Abrahamic, Dharmic, Indigenous faiths and religions of the Tao. The course stresses links between faiths and their historic origins. All faiths are equally respected. It is NOT a debate about which faith is true or better than another. Code 7.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Humanities-History
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HIST 160Arab Identities3.00
Explores the construction of Arab identities through language, culture, the spread of Islam and historical events: the birth of Islam, the colonial experience, Arab nationalism, Pan Arabism, the Palestinian conflict. Examines forces that brought Arabs together and those that have been divisive: social class, religions and sects, ethnicities in the Lebanese Civil War and Iraqi conflicts. Films. No prior knowledge needed. Code 6. RE.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-History
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HIST 218History of Modern China3.00
Examines how China, as one of the most powerful, wealthy, and technologically advanced premodern civilizations, buckled under Western imperialism and encountered a 20th Century history filled with peasant revolts, western modernization reforms, fractious nationalist movements, and revolution. Themes include: an examination of Europe's rising power in the East, the Opium Wars, Qing Dynasty's isolation policies and eventual collapse, why the Communists, under Mao Zedong, won the civil war, how China's communist and Cold War era affected the Chinese diaspora, how Deng Xiaoping reformed the country's economic systems. Code 5.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-History
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
HIST 219History of Premodern East Asia3.00
Examines the core East Asian societies - China, Japan and (North and South) Korea – and the roots of their similarities, as well as the divergent paths they have taken to become distinctive cultures. Course focuses on the various philosophical thoughts and religious movements that formed the basis of East Asian society, and how these different societies exported and borrowed from each other. Among the issues covered are: the practice of Confucianism in the public, state arena as well as the private, familial sphere; unique institutions in each society, such as the Japanese samurai (warrior) culture; everyday life, including the contract you need to sign if you want to rent a home and/or purchase a concubine; and so on. Course uses several East Asian films and documentaries as a means to understand and analyze the past through a film medium. Course centers on active-dynamic learning such as focused in-class discussion, presentations, critical thinking, as well as short- and medium-length essays. Introduces students to the study and discipline of history. Code 5.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-History
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HIST 220Empire in Modern Asia3.00
This course examines the impact of one of the key dynamics of late modern history in Asia: colonialism. It takes a comparative look at how imperialism wasexperienced by the invading power and the colonized people. We look at a number of case studies of Western and Japanese colonialism from the 19th century onwards, including – (1) the Spanish and the US in the Philippines (2) the British experience in Asia (primarily India but also Burma); (3) the French in Vietnam; (4) The Dutch experience in Indonesia; and finally, (5) the Japanese in China, Taiwan, and Korea, and later during WWII, in Southeast Asia. We will read memoirs, watch music videos and films, and discuss issues such as the nuts and bolts of colonial rule, the role of women, attitudes towards race and identity, indigenous pursuit of modernity, and nationalism among others. Emphasis on learning to think globally and provides general education students and majors with an introduction to historical thinking. Code 5.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-History
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HIST 225Development and Underdevelopment in Latin America3.00
An examination of issues of development and underdevelopment using Latin America as a case study. Students will explore a variety of theories of underdevelopment and use Latin American History to weigh the merits of these various theories. Code 4.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-History
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HIST 240Early Africa3.00
How do we know early African history? Looks at archaeology in South Africa, oral traditions in Mali, written documents in West and East Africa, ethnography of the East African coast and a fictional treatment of the slave trade. Explores the nature of history and its reconstruction. Many films. Code 3.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-History
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
HIST 241Africa In Modern Times3.00
A topics course that looks at modern trends in African history, including the slave trade, colonialism, independence movements, challenges of national unity and economic and social progress. Explores the nature of history and its analysis. Several films. Code 3.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-History
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
HIST 281The Muslim World3.00
Survey-level course introduces students to a variety of topics about the Muslim world from multidisciplinary perspectives. The time and life of the prophet Muhammad, the rise of great Islamic empires, Islam and women, the spread of Islam in America and the explosion of Islamic resurgence and extremism are all topics for consideration. Code 6.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-History
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HIST 302African Gender3.00
Seminar-style reading class with autobiography, history, anthropology and fiction about gender issues in Africa. Topics vary from year to year and may include the legacy of slavery and race prejudice, health and gender, the impact of colonialism, environmental causes, African gender identities, the impact of war, and peacemaking. Cross-listed as HIST/GST 302. Code 3, G.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HIST 306African Archeology3.00
Introduces the main concepts of archaeological study of African excavations, ruins, material objects, and dating methods and examines how historians move from this scientific evidence to historical interpretations. Examples are drawn from many African regions and sites like Kerma, Meroe, Mapungubwe, Great Zimbabwe, Igbo Ukwu, Akan Gold weights or Yoruba carved doors and may change from year to year. Many films. Cross-listed as ANTH/HIST 306. Code 3.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
HIST 333The History of Indigenous Peoples3.00
A course on a global history of Indigenous Peoples which will explore the history of conquered and marginalized societies in a world systems context. The course examines their loss of economic resources, environmental security, cultural, linguistic and political sovereignty and their strategies for survival and reemergence as re-empowered peoples. Examples from many regions of the world with many films. Examples may change but the learning goals remain the same. Code 7, RE
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Odd Years Only
HIST 368Cultures of Mesoamerica3.00
Investigates current and past cultures of Mesoamerica (located in present-day Mexico, Guatemala, and neighboring areas), both past and present, and their transformations and influence across time and borders. Employs archaeological, historical, and ethnographic data in a lecture, readings, film and discussion format. Cross-listed as ANTH/HIST/FNS 368. ANTH 101 highly recommended. Code 4.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HIST 369The Shadow Of Mexican Revolution3.00
Examines the revolution of 1910-1920 and its legacy with particular emphasis upon the ways in which the culture, politics, and society of twentieth-century Mexico evolved in the revolution's shadow. Particular attention is paid to the interrelated development of the state and the nation in modern Mexico. Includes significant attention to art and literature as historical sources. Code 4.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
HIST 371The Modern Middle East3.00
Topics in Middle East history such as the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the Iranian revolution and the Arab Spring or the conflict in Darfur when exploring themes of colonization and independence, Islamization, treatment of minorities, and democratization. Several films. Code 6.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
HIST 372Arab Gender3.00
Seminar-style reading class with autobiography, fiction, history and ethnography about gender issues in the Arab World. Topics vary from year to year and may include topics like the intersection of gender and nationalism, progress through education and ideology, gender rights and gender identities in Arab societies, gender in Islam. Cross-listed as HIST/GST 372. Code 6. G.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HIST 382East Asia and U.S. Interactions in Historical Context3.00
Examines East Asian (including Southeast Asia) and U.S. interactions at multiple levels (state-to-state, social, cultural and economic). Begins with the rise of Western imperialism in Asia in the mid-19th Century, to examining the major East Asia-U.S. wars in East Asia in the 20th Century (Philippines, Japan, China, Korea, and Vietnam), the decision to use atomic bombs against Japan, and concluding with East Asia's development as a major economic power. Uses several East Asian films and documentaries as a means to understand and analyze the past through a film medium. Centers on active-dynamic learning such as focused in-class discussion, critical thinking, and analytical essays. Codes 1 or 5.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HIST 385Samurai: A History Of Modern Japan3.00
This course traces the history of modern Japan through the development of the samurai as a distinct social group over the last millennium. We will explore the myths and reality of samurais as warriors and bureaucrats, their professional and family lives, and their symbolic meaning within Japanese and popular culture. This seminar-style course examines the rise and fall of the samurai caste through first person accounts, scholarly articles and films, not just the great Kurosawa epics, but also lesser known accounts by Hirayama, Oshima, Yamada and others. Code 5.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
HIST 393Women, Colonialism, and Nationalism in Modern Southeast Asia3.00
This course examines the role of women in Southeast Asian societies facing up first to the threat and reality of Western and Japanese colonialism, and subsequently to the challenges of nation-building in a post-colonial order. It focuses on the encounter between Western guns and local political systems; race (or, why the other group is always a barbarian); and how Southeast Asia became “modern”. We will examine these issues through the lens of women and women’s groups: focusing on Western tourists, governesses and wives; sex, prostitution and the control of VD; colonial-era marriage with “white guys” and the biracial children; Islam and women; and post-colonial women political leaders. Course uses a variety of films and documentaries, as well as readings. Course is centered on student-led discussion seminars, and employs active-dynamic learning strategies such as focused in-class discussion, critical thinking, and analytical essay. Code 5; G, Asian History.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
HIST 394Interrogating the Vietnam War: A History of Modern Vietnam (1885-1975)3.00
When we think of the Vietnam War, we think of a critical period in 20th century American history: the winging 60s, napalm bombs, mysterious Viet Cong fighters, campus protests, the peace movement, and America's defeat. But there is another side to the war: The "Vietnam" side. This course explores the conflict from that other side. To understand why the Vietnamese took up arms, we examine roughly a century of history beginning with the complete loss of independence to the French in the 1880s and ending with the reunification of the country in 1975. We explore why the Vietnamese resented the French, how young Vietnamese broke with their Centuries-long traditions and radicalized, how women found opportunities in a new modernity, how Ho Chi Minh made several efforts to ally with America (and why the US said "No"), and how, ultimately, the US got drawn into a war it had little understanding of. Code 5, RE.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
HIST 395Modern India: From Gandhi to Slumdog Millionaire3.00
This course examines the impact of colonialism on the Indian subcontinent and on the formation of the modern India. We will also explore contemporary post-colonial themes such as the urbanization of India, the question of Indian-ness in the face of a growing and prosperous global Indian diaspora (or, why there is an Indian restaurant in just about any town in the US). Code 5, RE.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
MUSI 161Music and World Culture3.00
Survey of non-Western musical cultures, including ethnic origins of folk and traditional music in America. Required listening. Open to all students.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Non-Western
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
POLS 101Introduction to Comparative Politics3.00
The recent history of Afghanistan has highlighted the complexities of national and state building. This course explores these two terms and what they mean. Is there a single universal definition and a singular path to modernity or are there multiple definitions and pathways to modernity? The first part of the course will examine the various theories of development with this question in mind. The second part of the course will focus on one developing country. By concentrating on their development pattern we draw out some lessons about tensions and contradictions that accompany development.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Non-Western
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
SOCI 266Global Change: Bali3.00
Media present the world as an ever smaller space of identical lives: Hyper-individuals produce for wages, consume for meaning, and do all of it in increasingly similar institutional landscapes. The island of Bali operates a different calendar focused on social groups, spiritual balance and "art." This Balinese "exotic" difference is a major travel market commodity. Can difference continue or is Bali becoming another homogenized experience to collect? Using seminar and lecture, the course helps students break naturalist and individualist conceptual blocks and use gateway concepts of institution, agency and culture. Class also provides preparation for optional SOCI 301 Study Abroad Bali.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
SOCI 300Chinese Societies3.00
Applies basic sociological concepts and theories to understand Chinese societies in different historical and spatial contexts. Compares and contrasts institutions and systems of meaning between and within these societies and concludes with social questions in contemporary Chinese societies. Required for SOCI 301 and ANTH 301 Study Abroad China Workshop.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Non-Western
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SOCI 101 or ANTH 101.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
 
SS: Social Sciences
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ANTH 101The Human Experience3.00
Introduction to the principles, concepts and methods of cultural anthropology. Consideration of the ways in which cultural anthropology contributes to the understanding of human diversity.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ANTH 205Language, Culture, and Society3.00
The study of language and language use as essential elements of human culture, connected to thought, experience, identity, power, and social relations.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
CJUS 106Crime, Behavior and Social Control3.00
Multidisciplinary analysis of individual, community and government responses to harmful conduct; an examination of criminal, juvenile, military, and civil justice as well as informal and personal control systems; an inquiry into the use of coercion to promote conformity or lessen injurious behavior; special attention given to decisions, processes and institutions which respond to acts of criminality and delinquency.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ECON 235Economics in Society3.00
General introductory course highlighting economic and social issues facing society markets and prices, international trade, consumers and firms’ behavior, provision of government services, primarily oriented toward students outside business and economics, including social work, sociology, history, political science, education and the natural sciences.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ECON 250Principles Of Microeconomics3.00
The role of households, firms, and industries in the use of resources. Survey of consumption, production, markets, price determination, and industrial organization including competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, and oligopoly. Policy issues and undergraduate research.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ECON 251Principles Of Macroeconomics3.00
Survey of national income accounts, employment theory, economic growth, fiscal and monetary policy, money and banking, inflation and international trade. Policy issues and undergraduate research.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
FIN 210Personal Finance3.00
Examines the basic principles and concepts of personal financial planning, purpose and operation of financial markets and institutions, economic impact of financial literacy, and behavioral aspects of personal finance. Decisions relating to money management, credit and borrowing, real estate ownership, savings, and investment are studied from the standpoint of the individual consumer. Recommended for non-business majors.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
FNS 151Introduction to Tribal Administration3.00
Introduction to the basics of First Nations law and tribal governments, and how federal Indian policy has affected development of tribal governments that exist today. Cross-listed as POLS 151.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
FYS 104First-Year Seminar-Social Sciences3.00
First Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Social Sciences
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
FYS 114First Year Seminar-Social Sciences,Non Western3.00
First-year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Non-Western
Social Sciences
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
FYS 124First-Year Seminar-Social Sciences, Diversity3.00
First-Year Seminar
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Social Sciences
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to SOAR students only.
GEOG 100World Regional Geography3.00
Develops basic factual knowledge and awareness of the physical and cultural features of the world environment. Explores regional and world scale patterns of resources, climate, applied technology and trade, political alignments, and other aspects of the current world. All world political units are analyzed from a regional perspective. Students gain significant knowledge of world spatial relationships. Offered: Every Fall Term and Spring Even Years on campus; Every Spring Term and Fall Odd Years On Line.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Non-Western
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
GEOG 102Cultural Geography3.00
Explores the influence of culture on perceptions, decisions, and interpersonal relations on both planetary and local scales of life. A broad range of cultural topics are considered, including the origins of culture, human development, political and social organization, religions and languages, and evolving human landscapes. Prepares students to be well-informed citizens of our increasingly interconnected global community. Offered On Campus Spring Terms and On Line Fall Terms.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Non-Western
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
GST 150Introduction to Gender Studies3.00
Introduction to Gender Studies explores various answers to the question: How does gender influence the way in which we interact with and are impacted by society? To that end, this course introduces students to feminist perspectives and challenges students to incorporate self-exploration with academic skill to analyze one's personal experience, and the experience of others, within social institutions such as family, government, employment, religion, and education through the lens of gender. We will examine how issues of gender within our society intersect with race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, differing abilities, and age to perpetuate a system of oppression.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
GST 210Sociology of Gender3.00
Introduces the social construction of sex and gender. It focuses on both local and international materials, with particular attention to gender inequality in contemporary societies. Intersections with class, race, nation and other social categories are also explored. Cross listed with SOCI/GST 210.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
LSTU 115Law and Human Behavior3.00
Provides a general framework of knowledge, ideas and thought -- mainstream and critical -- regarding the assumptions, structures, actors, operation, intentions and outcomes of the American legal system. Interdisciplinary liberal arts course exploring the effect of law on and in our society from past, present and future perspectives. Law now pervades most of what we think, do and believe in the United States. This course will help illuminate how and why that happens.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
LSTU 261Contemporary Issues in Law and Society3.00
Explores controversies arising within or impinging on the American legal system. Research, discussion and debate on 20 pressing issues of contemporary significance in American law. Students consider the differential impact of issues on various disempowered and minority groups in the United States and around the world. Fulfills General Education Social Science-Contemporary Society category.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
POLS 100Introduction to Political Science3.00
Politics is often perceived as cynical and subsidiary from the normative interaction of society. But what is politics? What is the role of politics in society? What is the relationship between politics and government? To what extent does politics influence human relations and the ways in which government and its institutions function? The course will examine these questions by focusing on one topic each semester. Each of these topics--such as the concept of borders, citizenship, globalization, immigration, etc.--represents a central debate in politics, and introduces some of the current concerns in our world today.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
POLS 150Introduction to American Government3.00
Theory and practice of American national government; the Constitution as an instrument of change through interpretation and action by the executive, legislative and judicial branches as well as through the development of informal custom and usage.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
POLS 230U.S. National,State and Local Government3.00
Structure of American government on the national, state and local levels; federalism; behavior patterns of public officials; modes of citizen participation. Meets DPI requirements. Not open to Political Science majors.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
POLS 260Contemporary Issues in American Politics3.00
Same-sex marriage, welfare reform, stem cell research, urban poverty, the legalization of medical marijuana...these and other contemporary issues incite tremendous passion among the public, leading to policy debates, disputes over the role of government in American society and controversial social policy. This course goes beyond the surface-level debates and explores the political and social context of contemporary political controversies as well as the ramifications of government policies.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
PSYC 101Introduction To Psychology3.00
Introduction to the scientific study of psychology covering major areas of study within the discipline, including biological bases of behavior, learning and conditioning, memory and cognition, motivation and emotion, social and cultural influences on behavior and attitudes, personality, health psychology, and mental illness. Select sections qualify as an Academic Service-Learning Course (see Academic Service-Learning for more details).
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
SOCI 101Introduction to Sociology3.00
General introduction to the study of human relationships, group aspects of behavior and social institutions. Considers basic concepts and theories.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
SOCI 201Global Social Problems3.00
Why do such profound socioeconomic differences exist among nations, particularly so-called developed and developing countries? Why do these differences seem to be permanent? What keeps developing countries from developing? What is the relationship between development and environmental crisis? In this class, we will explore these questions and more by studying the social relationships behind the production of everyday things.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
SOCI 210Sociology of Gender3.00
Introduces the social construction of sex and gender. It focuses on both local and international materials, with particular attention to gender inequality in contemporary societies. Intersections with class, race, nation and other social categories are also explored. Cross listed with SOCI/GST 210.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
SOCI 273Race and Ethnicity3.00
Examines the social production of racial and ethnic categories as well as the practices that enact these categories. After examining the representation of these categories as "natural," the course uses local and global evidence to investigate the institutional and representational processes that historically create and modify race and ethnicity.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Social Sciences
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
T ED 289Teacher Education Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Social Sciences
Prerequisites:
Student must be On Campus (not DLC)
T ED 489Teacher Education Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Social Sciences
Prerequisites:
Student must be On Campus (not DLC)