2019-21 Undergraduate Catalog Course Descriptions

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FYS - First Year Seminar
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
FYS 100First-Year Seminar-Health Promotion/Human Performance3.00
First Year Seminar
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to new freshmen only.
FYS 101First-Year Seminar- Humanities/History3.00
First-Year Seminar
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to new freshmen only.
FYS 102First-Year Seminar-Humanities Literature3.00
First-Year Seminar
University Studies Requirements:
Humanities - Literature
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to new freshmen only.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
FYS 103First-Year Seminar-World Language,Culture and Philosophy3.00
First Year Seminar
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to new freshmen only.
FYS 105First Year Seminar-Communicating Arts3.00
First Year Seminar
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to new freshmen only.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
FYS 106First-Year Seminar-Science/Environmental3.00
First- Year Seminar
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to new freshmen only.
FYS 107First-Year Seminar-Science/Lab4.00
First-Year Seminar
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to new freshmen only.
FYS 108First-Year Seminar-Fine Arts/Crit and Appreciation3.00
First-Year Seminar
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to new freshmen only.
FYS 109First-Year Seminar-Aesthetic Experience3.00
First-Year Seminar
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to new freshmen only.
FYS 110First-Year Seminar-Math Computer Science3.00
First-Year Seminar
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to new freshmen only.
FYS 111First Year Seminar-Humanities-History, Non-Western3.00
First Year Seminar
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to new freshmen only.
FYS 112First Year Seminar-Humanities Literature, Non Western3.00
First Year Seminar
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to new freshmen only.
FYS 113First Year Seminar-World Lang, Culture, Non-Western3.00
First Year Seminar
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to new freshmen only.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
FYS 114First Year Seminar-Social Sciences,Non Western3.00
First-year Seminar
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to new freshmen only.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
FYS 115First-Year Seminar-Communicating Arts, Non Western3.00
First-Year Seminar
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to new freshmen only.
FYS 118First Year Seminar-FA-Art Hist,Criticism and Appreciation and Non-Western3.00
First-Year Seminar
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to new freshmen only.
FYS 119First-Year Seminar-Aesthetic Experience-Non Western3.00
First-Year Seminar
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to new freshmen only.
FYS 120First Year Seminar-Health Promotion/Human Performance, NW3.00
First Year Seminar
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to new freshmen only.
FYS 121First Yr Seminar-Humanities-History-Diversity3.00
First Year Seminar
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to new freshmen only.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
FYS 122First Year Seminar-Humanities-Literature-Diversity3.00
First Year Seminar
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to new freshmen only.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
FYS 123First-Year Seminar-World Language, Culture and Philosophy, Diversity3.00
First Year Seminar
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to new freshmen only.
FYS 124First-Year Seminar-Social Sciences, Diversity3.00
First-Year Seminar
University Studies Requirements:
Diversity
Social Science
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to new freshmen only.
FYS 125First-Year Seminar-Communicating Arts and Diversity3.00
First-Year Seminar
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to new freshmen only.
FYS 128First Year Seminar-FA-Art Hist Criticism and Appreciation and Diversity3.00
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to new freshmen only.
FYS 129First-Year Seminar-Aesthetic Experience and Diversity3.00
First-Year Seminar
Prerequisites:
First Year Seminar courses are open to new freshmen only.
 
IDS - Interdisciplinary Studies
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
IDS 96Collegiate Study Skills 2.0 Bridge Program1.00
Bridge Program additional work with: study habits, communication skills, motivation strategies, prioritization & time management, reading, and test-taking strategies. The course material connects their current semester academic activities.
Prerequisites:
IDS 095 with a C- or better
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
IDS 97Collegiate Study Skills Non-Bridge1.00 - 3.00
Practice and become more skilled with: study habits, communication skills, motivation strategies, prioritization & time management, reading, and test-taking strategies. The course material connects their current semester academic activities.
Typically Offered:
Fall or Spring Terms
IDS 095Collegiate Study Skills1.00 - 3.00
Designed for Bridge participants to practice and become more skilled with: study habits, communication skills, motivation strategies, prioritization & time management, reading, and test-taking strategies. The course material connects their current semester academic activities with the skills learned in the course for hands-on practice and mastery. Bridge students are REQUIRED to pass IDS 095, if the student does not pass the course with a "C" or higher they will be required to retake the course.
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 course is a required component of the Certificate in Ethical Leadership, but can also be taken as a standalone class. Students will develop awareness of their emotional intelligence capacities, how this affects their relationships, and what this means for their future success. Students will develop skills, such as listening, empathy, critical-thinking, and decision-making. Students will have the opportunity to practice and apply emotional intelligence skills through a semester-long project designed to enhance learning.[FM1]
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 Careers1.00 - 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
This course is a required component of the Certificate in Ethical Leadership, but can also be taken as a standalone class. This course will focus on leadership models and ethical reasoning; developing an understanding of the role of emotions, empathy, and character in ethical decision-making; exploring one’s core values; exposure to ethical principles; and building skills in assertive communication. Students will learn and practice these foundational leadership skills through a semester-long project that will allow for skill development and application. We will apply a competency-oriented, collaborative approach to learning.[FM2]
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
IDS 350TRIO McNair: Summer Research Experience2.00
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 360TRIO McNair - Graduate & Professional Preparation1.00
Here is the course description for IDS 360: The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is a comprehensive program structured to prepare undergraduates for successful careers as graduate students, professors, and professional researchers. The program is an educational opportunity program funded under the Higher Education Act of 1965 collectively known as TRIO Programs. This course expands upon what was started in IDS 340 - Introduction to Research & Methods in the spring and IDS 350 - Summer Research Experience in the summer. This is the third and culminating course of the TRIO McNair Scholars experience. Students must have successfully completed IDS 340 and IDS 350 to be enrolled. Scholars will prepare effective personal statements, C.V./resumes, and other application materials/statements for graduate school applications. In addition, scholars will be exposed to career prep, financial literacy, how to distribute their research through presentation and/or publication, graduate application processes including funding options and interviews, and networking, collaborating, confidence, and cultural competency.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term 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
This advanced leadership course is an elective designed to provide opportunities for students to further deepen and apply their leadership knowledge and skills. Students will design and implement a personalized leadership development plan.[FM3]
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for enrolling in the course is IDS 220 and 320
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
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