2017-19 Undergraduate Catalog Course Descriptions

IDS - Interdisciplinary Studies
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
IDS 095Collegiate Study Skills1.00 - 3.00
Designed to enable the student to improve those areas of reading which have been found effective in successful college performance. Available to all students. Techniques to improve rate, develop study skills, and read with greater understanding will be developed.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
IDS 104First-Year Seminar-Social Sciences3.00
First Year Seminar
University Studies Requirements:
Social Science
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to new freshmen only.
IDS 130Introduction to the College Experience1.00
Designed to help students successfully transition into the university setting. Topics covered will be helpful to for academic, personal and social success. Designed to give students the tools you will need to succeed and to have a productive and engaging university experience.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
IDS 131Transitions: From Military to Campus Culture3.00
Beginning-level seminar that fulfills a University Studies requirement for the social sciences. This course is limited in enrollment to students in the military, including veterans. This course enables students to examine human behavior or interaction using the methods and assumptions of social science research. This course was specifically developed for transitioning soldiers and veterans to support their academic and life goals. Topics covered include transitioning from military to civilian and campus life; connecting with resources to support success; and understanding the role of events and experiences on personal and professional goals. We will study developmental theories, including the adult learning theory; the mind-body relationship; and cognitive theories to better understand how we connect with our environment and engage in community and learning.
University Studies Requirements:
Social Science
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
IDS 189Interdisciplinary Studies Elective0.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
IDS 195Collegiate Relationships3.00
Interdisciplinary approach explores the relationship between the general principles of human relations and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding will enable students to improve their relationships at school, work, in the family, and in society. Students examine basic processes of human interaction, particularly as they are affected by race, ethnicity, gender, age, and ability and cover issues such as: social influence processes, conflict resolution, small group theory, diversity, power in relationships, and group learning techniques.
Typically Offered:
Fall or Spring Terms
IDS 199Cross Registration1.00 - 6.00
IDS 220Emotional Intelligence3.00
This is the first course in a three-course series in the Certificate in Ethical Leadership. In this foundational course of the certificate, students will develop awareness of their emotional intelligence capacities and how this impacts their immediate environment and what it means for future success. Students will develop skills such as listening, empathy, critical thinking, and decision-making. This course has proven to be well-received among students as a standalone course, but will also lay the necessary groundwork for the second course in the certificate series, IDS 320 Ethical Leadership.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
IDS 289Interdisciplinary Studies Elective0.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
IDS 296Introduction to Distance Learning1.00
An overview of distance learning theory and applications, including use of technology, library services, academic support, and information literacy. Pass-Fail only.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
IDS 297Exploring Majors and Academic Possibilities1.00 - 3.00
Introduction to academic and major exploration. Emphasis is on self-discovery and decision-making as they relate to personal preferences related to academic curriculum and major decisions.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
IDS 299National Student Exchange0.00
IDS 300Interdisciplinary Studies Major Planning1.00
Identification of educational, career and/or personal goals and the process of developing the Interdisciplinary Studies major. Online only, but available to all students. Pass/Fail only.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
IDS 301Individually Designed Major Planning1.00
Identification of educational, career and/or personal goals and the process of developing the Individually Designed major. This major in non-comprehensive and requires a minor. Online only, but available to all students. Pass/Fail only.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
IDS 305Tutoring Practicum1.00 - 3.00
Tutoring practicum in math, writing, or reading/study skills designed to develop competencies needed in peer tutoring with college students. Skills in content tutoring and interpersonal relations will be developed through a training program. Practicum involves 5-10 hours per week including tutoring, preparation time, and staff meetings. Prerequisites: ENGL 101, 102; MATH 240, or college-level reading/study skill proficiency. Permission of instructor and Educational Success Center Supervisor required. Limited enrollment.
Prerequisites:
Student must be On Campus (not DLC)
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
IDS 320Ethical Leadership3.00
Second in a three-course proposed Certificate in Ethical Leadership. This course is designed as foundational leadership curriculum with an emphasis on active and applied learning. organizational, and policy-making skills that will enhance successful leadership in a wide range of applications.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
IDS 350Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Preparation2.00
Provides an overview of and preparation for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Students prepare for and/or improve their scores with specific strategies on each of the GRE general sections; verbal, quantitative reasoning and analytical writing. Specific focus to success on the computerized version of the GRE. McNair Scholars only.
Typically Offered:
Summer Only
IDS 389Interdisciplinary Studies Elective0.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
IDS 420Applied Ethical Leadership3.00
Culminating course in a three-course sequence for a proposed nine-credit Certificate in Ethical Leadership. Students will have already completed IDS 220: Emotional Intelligence, and IDS 320: Ethical Leadership. This course is designed to provide opportunities for students to apply their knowledge and skills in a specific application that allows them to deepen competencies that are relevant to their major or future career objectives.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for enrolling in the course is IDS 220 and 320
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
IDS 489Interdisciplinary Studies Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
IDS 495Senior Experience2.00 - 3.00
Integration of the competencies of the Individually Designed major in a contract format. A presentation of the outcomes of the learning experience is required. The instructor of record is selected from faculty panel of the major depending on the focus of the learning contract. Students should register for IDS 495 as the last or one of the last course enrollments. Prerequisite: Admission to the Distance Learning Center.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms