UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Spring 2015

Participants in the spring program enroll in a minimum of 12 credits. The Scotland: Society and Globalization course is required of all participants. Dates for the spring program can be found on our calendars page.  Click here for a copy of the daily class schedule for spring 2015 courses.

Course and Textbook
Equivalents

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(s):
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)

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(s):
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.

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(s):
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.  

Principles of Accounting I/Mary Tichich (UW–River Falls)/3 cr.
Introduction to financial accounting as an information system. Topics discussed will include the double-entry accounting system, the accounting cycle, determining business income, the statement of retained earnings, the balance sheet, types of business, and business forms.

Textbook(s):

Financial Accounting, 7th Ed. by Robert Libby, P. A. Libby, and Daniel G. Short ISBN: 0078111021 / 9780078111020

UW-River Falls: ACCT 231/Principles of Accounting I/3 cr.

UW-Stout: BUACT 206/ Introduction to Financial Accounting/3 cr.

UW-Superior: ACCT 200/3 cr.

UW-Whitewater: ACCOUNT 244/Introduction to Financial Accounting/3 cr.

Principles of Accounting II/Mary Tichich (UW–River Falls)/3 cr.
Introduction to the information needs of internal management for decision making; use and interpretation of accounting data in the planning and controlling of business activities, cost accounting, variance and statement analysis, and statement of cash flows. Prerequisite: UWRF ACCT 231, Principles of Accounting I, or equivalent.

Textbook(s):

Managerial Accounting, By Garrison & Noreen, 14 th Edition, 2012 Textbook Online Learning Center website: www.mhhe.com/garrison14e   ISBN: 0078111005 / 9780078111006

UW-River Falls: ACCT 232/Principles of Accounting II/3 cr.

UW-Stout: BUACT 207/Introduction-Corporate & Managerial Accounting/3 cr.

UW-Superior: ACCT 201/3 cr.

UW-Whitewater: ACCOUNT 249/Introduction to Managerial Accounting/3 cr.

Special Topics in Accounting: Historical Development of Accounting/Mary Tichich (UW–River Falls)/3 cr.
A comprehensive study of the development of accounting including examples of Scottish influences and organization of the profession in Scotland.  Topics studied will include early accounting, accounting during the Medieval period, double entry accounting entry development by Luca Pacioli in Italy, the influence on accounting of the British Industrial Revolution, and the development of cost accounting with the surge of the American big business model.  The course will continue with areas of modern professional accounting, the influence of technology on accounting; specialized accounting development, the global aspects currently facing the accounting profession with the development of global standards, the IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) versus GAAP, and the future of accounting.

Textbook(s): To be announced, and supplemented with academic articles on these topics

UW-River Falls: ACCT 289/489 Special Topics/3 cr.

UW-Stout: BUACT XXX/3 cr.

UW-Superior: ACCT 289/3 cr.

UW-Whitewater: BEINDP 999/3 cr.

Special Topics: Gothic & More, Edinburgh & the Scottish Novel/John McGuigan (UW-Whitewater)/3 cr.
Analysis and discussion of a cultural, social, moral, philosophical or other significant topic, as expressed in a variety of literary forms, in relation to the individual and society; the particular topic to be published before registration. 

Textbook(s):

James Hogg: The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
Robert Lewis Stevenson: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde
Muriel Spark: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Irvine Welsh: Trainspotting

Normandale Community College: English elective/3 cr.

UW-Oshkosh: ENGL 001U/3 cr.

UW-River Falls: ENGL 234/Modern Novels/3 cr. (HUM) GE (GP)

UW-Stout: LIT 450-0S1/Gothic Novel/3 cr. (HUM, GLP)

UW-Superior: ENGL 460:  Special Topics in Literature/3 cr.

UW-Whitewater: ENGLISH 300/Special Topics/3 cr.

Postwar British Fiction 1945-present/John McGuigan (UW-Whitewater)/3 cr.
This course is designed to deepen students' engagement with the rich tradition of British fiction, drama, and poetry of the last fifty years. It invites students to debate the role literature plays within a rapidly changing British society. We will also consider the significance of such postwar developments as: the demise of imperialism, the rise of postmodernism, and the diversification of British society.

Textbook(s):

LeCarré, John: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Spark, Muriel: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Barker, Pat: Regeneration
Rushdie, Salmon: East, West: Stories
Ishiguro, Kazuo: Never Let Me Go

Normandale Community College: English elective/3 cr.

UW-Oshkosh: ENGL 0060U/3 cr. (HU)

UW-River Falls: ENGL 428/Brit Lit: 1940-Present/3 cr. (HUM)

UW-Stout: LIT 450-0S1/Postwar British Literature/3 cr. (HUM, GLP)

UW-Superior: ENG 331/British Literary Periods/3 cr.

UW-Whitewater: ENGLISH 360/Postwar British Literature/3 cr.

British Literature Survey II/John McGuigan (UW-Whitewater)/3 cr.
A survey of British literature from the Romantic period to the present. This course will include trips to the Writer's Museum, which houses displays on Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson, and to the Surgeon's Hall Museum, which has materials on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the creation of Sherlock Holmes, who is based on one of his former teachers in Edinburgh. Possible student trips to the Borders (including Abbotsford) and the Highlands may be integrated to class writing and discussion. 

Textbook(s):

Doyle, Arthur Conan: The Sign of the Four
Scott, Walter: Waverly
Welsh, Irvine: Trainspotting
Woolf, Virginia: Mrs. Dalloway

Normandale Community College: English elective/3 cr.

UW-Oshkosh: ENGL 212 (HU)

UW-River Falls: ENGL 332/Survey of English Lit II/3 cr. (HUM)

UW-Stout: LIT 301-OS1/English Literature/3 cr. (HUM)

UW-Superior: ENG 212/British Literature II/3 cr.

UW-Whitewater: ENGLISH 216/British Literature Survey II 1800-Present/3 cr.

Introduction to World Religions/Corrinne Bedecarre (Normandale Community College)/3 cr.
Topics in the philosophy of religion and comparative study of major religious traditions. Philosophical topics may include the nature of religion and religious belief, explanations of the presence of religious institutions in human societies, faith and reason, comparison of religion with science, arguments for the existence of gods, and puzzles about divine nature. Religious traditions to be studied may include Ancient Greek and Egyptian religions, Native American religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shinto, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Textbook(s):  To be announced

Normandale Community College: PHIL 1150/Introduction to World Religions/3 cr.

UW-River Falls: PHIL 245/Eastern Religion and Islam/3 cr. (g) GP

UW-Stout: PHIL XXX/3 cr.

UW-Superior: PHIL 189/3 cr.

Environmental Ethics/Corrinne Bedecarre (Normandale Community College)/3 cr.
The examination of attempts to understand our moral obligations toward nature. Investigation of environmental problems with consideration of philosophical, economic, cultural, and religious factors. Topics will include: conservation and preservation issues, theories of nature, animal rights, cost-benefit analysis of natural resources, ecofeminism, deep ecology, and land ethics.

Textbook(s):

Environmental Ethics: Readings in theory and application, Sixth Edition Louis P. Pojman, Paul Pojman  Publisher Wadsworth Cengage  ISBN-13:978-0-538-45284-7

Normandale Community College: PHIL 1140/Environmental Ethics/3 cr.

UW-River Falls: PHIL 303/Environmental Ethics/3 cr.

UW-Stout: PHIL XXX/3 cr.

UW-Whitewater: PHILSPHY 248/Environmental Ethics/3 cr.

UW-Superior: PHIL 189/3 cr.

Introduction to Philosophy/Corrine Bedecarre (Normandale Community College)/3 cr.
A survey course of philosophy from its beginnings to the present. Major systems of thought concerning the nature of reality, theories of knowledge and value systems. Includes important philosophical controversies. 

Textbook(s):   To be announced

Normandale Community College: PHIL 1101/Introduction to Philosophy/3 cr.

UW-River Falls: PHIL 151/Living Issues in Philosophy/3 cr. GE(HF)

UW-Stout: PHIL 201/Introduction to Philosophy/3 cr.

UW-Superior: PHIL 151/3 cr.

UW-Whitewater: PHILSPHY 241/Introduction to Philosophy/3 cr.

Fundamentals of Public Speaking/Jim Miller (UW-Stout)/3 cr.
Instruction and practical experience in the fundamentals of public speaking with each student expected to perform several speeches throughout the course.  

Textbook(s):  e-Text: O'Hair, Dan, Rob Stewart and Hannah Rubenstein. A Speaker's Guidebook. 5th edition. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's Press 2013.  Also in hardcover format. ISBN 13: 9780312642860

Additional course materials will be posted on UWRF D2L for this class.

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

UW-Stout: SPCOM 100/Fundamentals of Speech/2 cr.

UW-Superior: COMM 189/3 cr.

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

Intercultural Communication/Jim Miller (UW-Stout)/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): Intercultural Communication in Contexts by Judith Martin and Thomas Nakayama. 5th edition. McGraw-Hill 2009  ISBN 13: 9780073385129  available as an e-Text

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.