Fall 2014

Participants in the fall program enroll in a minimum of 15 credits offered in a module format. In this format, courses are taught one at a time in three-week blocks. You'll enroll in only one course per module. The descriptions provided below indicate the module the course will be offered. The required Scotland: Society and Globalization runs through the entirety of the semester on Monday evenings. Dates for the fall programs can be found on our calendars page.

Course and Textbook

MODULE ONE: 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.

Textbook provided in Scotland; no purchase required.

Normandale Community College: HIST Elective/3 cr. (5, 8)

UW-Colleges: HIST Elective/3 cr.

UW-Oshkosh: History 008/3 cr. (SS)

UW-River Falls: WIS 200/British History/3 cr., Liberal Arts (SB)

UW-Stout: HIST-345-0S1/Modern British History/3 cr.

UW-Superior: HIST 289/Special Topics: British History/3 cr. (Humanities/History)

UW-Whitewater: HISTRY 497/History Exchange Study/3 cr.

MODULE ONE: Theater Appreciation: Festival Fringe/Joan Navarre (UW-Stout)/3 cr.
This course emphasizes the relationships between the technical and artistic components of theatre practices of the past and present from cultures around the world. Utilizing the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as the laboratory experience, the students will: develop an appreciation of the various aspects of the working and performing theatre, and how the technical and artistic components of theatre complement each other; develop an appreciation for a general history of the theatre and the diversity of theatrical forms; and develop the ability to articulate a critical analysis or review of the theatrical performances they attend.

Textbook(s):no textbook purchase required

UW-Oshkosh: THEATRE 161/Appreciation of Drama/3 cr. (Hu)

UW-River Falls: THEA 105/Introduction to Theatre and Drama/3 cr. GE (HF)

UW-Stout: SPCOM 232/Introduction to the Theater/3 cr.

UW-Superior: COMM 122/Theatre Appreciation/3 cr. (Arts Appreciation)

UW-Whitewater: THEATRE 100/Theatre Appreciation/3 cr.

MODULE ONE: Special Topics in Theatre: Edinburgh Fringe Festival/Joan Navarre (UW-Stout)/3 cr.*
Examination of areas of theatre. Topics vary depending on student interest/needs to the current season offering. 

*Students who have taken Theatre Appreciation or its equivalent may enroll in this course.

Textbook(s): no textbook purchase required

UW-Oshkosh: Communication Elective/3 cr.

UW-River Falls: THEA 389/Special Topics in Theatre/3 cr.

UW-Stout: THEA 300/Special Topics in Theatre/3 cr.

UW-Superior: COMM 377/Special Topics in Theatre/3 cr.

UW-Whitewater: THEATRE 496/3 cr.

MODULE TWO: Fundamentals of Speech/Jim Frankenfeld (Normandale Community College)/3 cr.
Instruction and practical experience in the basic fundamentals of public speaking with each student expected to perform several speeches throughout the course.

Textbook(s): Faculty will place materials on D2L for students to read/download and print

Normandale Community College: COMM 1101/Public Speaking/3 cr.

UW-River Falls: COMS 101/Fundamentals of Oral Communication/3 cr. GE (CS)

UW-Superior: COMM 189/3 cr.

UW-Whitewater: COMM 110/Introduction to Human Communication/3 cr.

MODULE TWO: Introduction to Short Stories/Debra Whited (Normandale Community College)/3 cr.
Students will improve critical reading and thinking skills through reading short fiction by a variety of authors and studying and writing about the techniques authors use. Outline of major content includes historical background; key figures in the development of the genre; elements of the short story (plot, character, setting, point of view, imagery, symbolism, theme, tone, style); techniques (dialogue, figurative language, flashback, minimalism and others); exploration and application of types/methods of literary analysis; and sub-genres, such as detective, horror, science fiction, fantasy.

Textbook(s):  The Oxford Book of Scottish Short Stories Edited by Douglas Dunn
Oxford University Press ISBN: 978-0-19-955654-0


In-class access to Internet for stories that will be available online via a tablet or laptop device

Normandale Community College: ENGL 1188/Introduction to Short Stories/3 cr.

UW-River Falls: ENGL 231/3 cr.

UW-Superior: ENGL 369/3 cr.

MODULE TWO: Listening/Michael Nicolai/3 cr.
Theoretical analysis and practical application of listening concepts. Emphasis on assessment of individual listening skills and methods of improving personal listening techniques used in occupational and personal relationships. The offering is a three credit course, with expanded content to include additional topic areas such as gender issues and conflict listening.  Projects expanded to allow for more application events.

Textbook(s): no Textbook purchase required

UW-Stout: SPCOM 236/Listening/3 cr.

UW-River Falls: MARC 207/Listening Skills/3 cr.

UW-Superior: COMM 211/Interpersonal Communication/3 cr.

UW-Whitewater: COMM 420/Listening Behavior/3 cr.

MODULE TWO: Astronomy/Rellen Hardtke (UW-River Falls)/3 cr. (4 cr. w/LAB)
Designed to apply toward the general education science requirement, this course examines the fundamental ideas from the dawn of time to the space age about the Earth, Moon, planets and constellations. The origin and evolution of the solar system, stars, black holes, quasars, galaxies and the universe are covered. The possibility of space travel and extraterrestrial life is explored.

Textbook(s):The Essential Cosmic Perspective by Bennett, Donahue, Schneider & Voit, *****5th edition***** Paperback. ISBN 0321580885. Used copies of this edition can be purchased for a few dollars on web sites. The publisher will be putting out the 7th edition; therefore, using the 5th edition (which is nearly the same as the 7th edition) will save students over $100. Students will NOT need the CD-ROM or the on-line access code that is sometimes sold with this book. Students should also note that there are several different textbooks sold by these authors that look the same. Please check the exact title, the exact edition, and the ISBN number before purchasing a text.

PHYS 289- Astronomy Lab: A workbook created by the instructor will be posted on-line for students. No texts required.

UW-River Falls: PHYS 117/Astronomy/3 cr. GE (S)

UW-Stout: PHYS XXX/3 cr.

UW-Superior: PHYS 189/3 cr. (does not meet lab sci)
PHYS 100 4 cr. w/lab

UW-Whitewater: ASTRONMY EL/Astronomy Elective/3 cr.

MODULE THREE: Energy, Environment & Climate/Todd Coleman (Century College)/3 cr.
This course introduces students to the topic of energy examines energy production, supply, efficiency, and future needs. It also explores the potential of solar, biomass, photovoltaics, wind, and other continuous flow sources including crude oil, natural gas, coal and nuclear. The impact of our current U.S. policy is viewed from an interdisciplinary approach that includes environmental, political, economic, and ethical considerations.

Textbook(s): Energy, Environment and Climate, by Richard Wolfson, 1st Edition, W. W. Norton & Company ISBN: 0393927636 / 9780393927634

UW-River Falls: ESM 105/Introduction to Environmental Studies/3 cr.GE(EC)

UW-Stout: BIO 111/Science, Society and and the Environment/4 cr.

UW-Superior: GEOL 189/3 cr.

MODULE THREE: Intercultural Communication/Jim Frankenfeld (Normandale Community College)/3 cr.
This course is designed to raise awareness of cultural values, beliefs and norms and specifically addresses how culture affects communication choices on the interpersonal, group, cross-cultural and global levels. Issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, religion, etc. will be addressed.

Textbook(s): Faculty will place materials on D2L for students to read/download and print

Normandale Community College: COMM 1131/Intercultural Communication/3 cr.

UW-River Falls: COMS 213/Intercultural Communication/3 cr.(d)

UW-Stout: SPCOM 210/Interpersonal Speech Communication/2 cr.

UW-Superior: COMM 167/3 cr.

UW-Whitewater: COMM 9999DV/Communications Diversity/3 cr.

MODULE THREE: Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies/Rellen Hardtke (UW-River Falls)/3 cr.
This course studies historical and contemporary texts, theories, and data regarding gender in diverse cultures and societies; the experiences, challenges, and accomplishments of women will form a major focus of the course. We will also study gender's intersections with race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality in shaping identity, behavior, and perception. This course has no prerequisites, and is appropriate for any college student.

Textbook(s):Women: Images and Realities, A Multicultural Anthology by Kesselman, McNair and Schniedewin. ISBN 9780073127644. Paperback. (Used copies can be purchased for a few dollars on web sites)

UW-River Falls: WGST 200/Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies/3 cr.(d)

UW-Stout: WGS 210/Intro to Women's & Gender Studies/3 cr.

UW-Superior: WST 150/3 cr.

UW-Whitewater: WOMENST 100/Introduction to Women's Studies/3 cr.

MODULE THREE: Children's Literature/Debra Whited (Normandale Community College)/3 cr.
Students will study and evaluate literature (picture books, folktales, fantasy, realistic fiction, historical fiction, and nonfiction) written for children of all ages.  Topics include how to encourage children to read, how to guide a young reader's selection of books and responses to literature, and introducing children to books about a variety of cultures within the United States and around the world. Prerequisite: Freshman Composition (Normandale ENGC 1101 or equivalent).


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Author: J. K. Rowling
ISBN: 978043064873 

Suggested Pre-reading: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Author: J. K. Rowling ISBN: 9780747571667 Note: This is Book 1 of the Harry Potter series, so reading this will provide a helpful context for your work with Book 2, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

The Diamond of Drury Lane
Author: Julia Golding
ISBN: 9780312561239 

The Great Cake Mystery
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 9780307743893 

Other necessary Course Materials will be available in Scotland and online via D2L

Normandale Community College: ENGL 2060/Children's Literature/3 cr.

UW-River Falls: ENGL 250/Literature for Children/3 cr.

UW-Superior: LIBS 406/ENG ED 406/3 cr.

UW-Whitewater: ELEMMID 362/Children's Literature/3 cr.

MODULE FOUR: 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, Heritage: 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.

Textbook provided in Scotland; no purchase required.

UW-Oshkosh: SS Elective 008U (SS)

UW-River Falls: WIS 310/Scotland: Heritage & Culture/3 cr., GE (MD)

UW-Stout: CAHSS 210/Scotland: Culture & Heritage/3 cr.

UW-Superior: ANTH 289/3 cr. meets general ed. requirement: World Languages, Cultures, Philosophy

UW-Whitewater: ANTHRPL 497/Anthro Exchange Study/3 cr.

MODULE FOUR: Small Group Communication/Jim Frankenfeld (Normandale Community College)/3 cr.
Theory and practice in the application of skills learned in the study of small group communication principles. Students will spend a substantial part of their course time participating in groups, completing group projects and analyzing group processes.

Textbook(s): Faculty will place materials on D2L for students to read/download and print

Normandale Community College: COMM 1121/Small Group Communication/3 cr.

UW-River Falls: COMS 308/Small Group Communication/3 cr.

UW-Superior: COMM 189/3 cr.

UW-Whitewater: COMM 242/Small Group Communication/3 cr.

MODULE FOUR: Gender Issues in Science/Rellen Hardtke (UW-River Falls)/3 cr.
This course applies the methods of women's and gender studies pedagogy and feminist critical thinking to gender issues in science. The course includes elements of psychology, sociology, history of science, linguistics, education, biology, anthropology, LGBTQI studies, and cultural studies. Students will learn how science is conducted and vetted and understand the major scientific contributions of persons discussed. Emphasis is placed on how STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and gender are perceived and conducted in different cultures. This course does not have any prerequisites and is appropriate for any college student who has completed a college or high school science course.

Textbook(s):Who's Afraid of Marie Curie? The Challenges facing Women in Science and Technology by Linley Erin Hall. Paperback. ISBN 1580082118. (Inexpensive used copies are available from web sites)

UW-River Falls: WGST 320/Gender Issues in Science/3 cr. (GP) GE(MD)

UW-Stout: CSTEM 125/ Gender and Science, Technology,Engineering & Mathematics/3 cr.

UW-Superior: WST 389/3 cr.

UW-Whitewater: WOMENST 365/Women-Science-Society/3 cr.

MODULE FOUR: Shakespeare/Debra Whited (Normandale Community College)/3 cr.
Studying William Shakespeare's writing is a journey of discovery.  This course is designed to start students on that journey as they discover the power of Shakespeare's language as well as his uncanny and modern insight into human nature.  As students read, discuss, and write about Shakespeare's plays and poems, written 400 years ago, students will learn about themselves. An outline of the major course content includes studying drama as a literary genre; background on Shakespeare and Elizabethan theater, times, world view; types and characteristics of Shakespearean plays (comedy, history, tragedy);  close readings and text analysis of Shakespeare's works; Shakespeare's use of prose and poetry (blank verse, rhythm, rhyme, couplet, sonnet, and sound devices such as alliteration); and study of literary devices (character and plot development, simile, metaphor, symbolism, irony, theme).

Textbook(s): In-class access to Internet for plays that will be available online via a tablet or laptop device

Normandale Community College: ENGL 2120/Shakespeare/3 cr.

UW-River Falls: ENGL 335/3 cr.

UW-Superior: ENGL 289/3 cr.

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.

Textbook provided in Scotland; no purchase required.

Normandale Community College: HIST Elective/3 cr. (5, 8)

UW-Colleges: GEN EL/General Elective/3 cr.

UW-Oshkosh: SS Elective 008U (SS)

UW-River Falls: WIS 305/Scotland: Society & Globalization/3 cr., Liberal Arts (HF), GE (GP)

UW-Stout: CAHSS 205/Scotland: Society & Globalization/3 cr.

UW-Superior: SOCI 201/Social Problems in Global Perspectives/3 cr. (Social Science)

UW-Whitewater: LSINDP 497/L&S Interdisciplinary Exchange Study, elective/3 cr. (GI)