REQUIRED: Scotland: Society & Globalization/Scottish Professor Gerry Mooney/3 cr.
WIS 305 is a wide-ranging course that explores different aspects of contemporary Scottish society. Locating Scotland in its historical and global contexts, the course focuses on many of the key social, economic, cultural and political issues that face Scotland today. It considers many of the ways that globalization can be said to be impacting on Scottish economy and society and take a multi- and inter-disciplinary approach. The course draws on sociology, social policy, social history and human geography. The course emphasizes the importance & usefulness of comparative and transnational comparisons for the understanding of developments in a particular national context. Comparisons between different aspects of Scottish and US societies will occupy centre stage; students will be required to reflect on points of similarity & convergence between US & Scottish/UK society.
Scotland: Heritage and Culture/Scottish Professor Gerry Mooney/3 cr.
Explores a number of different themes which will be of interest to students - and which will tie in with other aims of widening the opportunities for external engagement for many of the students including: Exploring Scottish Cultural Traditions, Herirtage: Exploring the 'Scottish Brand', Exporting Scotland, and Sport & Society in Modern Scotland. Just as there are multiple America's, dependent upon the traditions, beliefs, expectations, and cultures that developed in each area, multiple Scotland's exist. By understanding the heritage/culture of Scotland, students will be able to see how society is structured today as well as see the reason for debates about the direction Scotland will head in the future.
British History/Scottish Professor Joyce Miller/3 cr.
This elective course for students on the Wisconsin in Scotland program is an introduction to Scottish history from early times through to the nineteenth century. Students will study a range of political, social and cultural factors which have shaped the history of Scotland, as an independent nation and as part of the United Kingdom. These will include: the development of a kingdom, the Wars of Independence, the role of the church, the dramatic events of Mary Queen of Scots' reign, the Union of Crowns, witches and witch hunting, the Civil War, Union of Parliaments, the Jacobites and the Highland Clearances and students will be able the experience and contextualize the material covered in the course during their time in Scotland.
Social Problems/Melissa Deller (UW-Whitewater)/3 cr.
This course examines various theoretical explanations of contemporary social problems such as crime, drug use, poverty, discrimination and environmental pollution. The impact of social problems on different groups in society and the role of social movements, government, and social policy are considered.
Social Psychology/Melissa Deller (UW-Whitewater)/3 cr.
An examination of the process, and results of human interaction with an emphasis on attitudes and attitude change; society and personality, inter-group relations, and the processes of socialization. PREREQ: 3 units of Sociology recommended, but not required.
Introduction to Criminology/Melissa Deller (UW-Whitewater)/3 cr.
An introduction to the field of criminology through examination of theories and patterns of criminal behavior, the operation of the criminal justice system, and the politics of crime control policy.
Health and Wellness/William Simpson (UW-Superior)/3 cr.
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 towards a major/minor in HH&P at UW-Superior. Students with medical restrictions should contact the HHP 102 lab coordinator before the first lab session. Physical Ed. major/minors at UW-Superior must earn a grade of C or better.
Principles of Nutrition/William Simpson (UW-Superior)/3 cr.
Lecture-discussion course covering the basics of human nutrition including the macro and micro nutrients, the role of nutrition in health, weight loss and weight gain practices, ergogenic aids and supplements. Also addresses nutrition through the lifespan and global implications. Students required to complete a comprehensive research paper. Prerequisites: UW-Superior HHP 110, 264, 265 or BIOL 270, 280 or equivalent.
Human Biology/William Simpson (UW-Superior)/4 cr.
General education course investigating the structure and function of the human body as related to areas of health and disease. Designed to meet the UW-Superior General Education requirement for lab science. Not counted towards UW-Superior Biology major. Not open to those having taken UW-Superior BIOL 270, or 280.
Children's Literature in Elementary Classes/Gay Ward (UW-River Falls)/3 cr.
Participants will learn to critically select and creatively present genres of children's literature with consideration for the developmental needs of elementary school students. The course includes content which supports the exploration of the cultural history and value of literature and storytelling. This course also supports the exploration of the elements of literary genres, the nature of reader response and ways to involve children in literature.
Australia: An Integrated Cultural Study/Gay Ward (UW-River Falls)/3 cr.
Through study of Australian history, geography, arts, and literature, students explore topics associated with the identity formation of early Australians, including early explorers, settlers and the aboriginal indigenous people. Participants will be supported in becoming global citizens by adopting a range of views and perspectives as they focus on issues surrounding cultural differences in colonial Australia as compared to similar issues in the United States.
Exploring Scotland Through the Humanities/Gay Ward (UW-River Falls)/3 cr.
This course is designed as an in-depth examination of a specialized topic, or topics, in international studies.
Introduction to Agricultural & Applied Economics/Steve Deller (UW-Madison)/3 cr.
The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the broad discipline of applied economics. The overriding intent is to introduce the student to the "economic way of thinking" or how economists think about problems. The subject matter ranges from the economics of individual and firm behavior (microeconomics) and how the larger economy functions (macroeconomics). Particular attention will focus on how public policies can influence the economy.