Summer 2014

Experiencing Scotland in the summer allows you to design an experience that works best for you. The program is broken into four, 3-week modules. You'll enroll in one course each module and you can participate in anywhere from just one, to all four modules. Dates for each module can be found on our calendars page, and information about the courses offered during each module can be found below:

Module One

Module Two

Module Three

Module Four

Module One

Course and Textbook

Sherlock Holmes and the Gothic Imagination/Julie Tharp (UW-Marshfield/Wood County)/3 cr.
The special topic in this section focuses on the gothic genre of literature leading up to the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle employs the coinciding development of scientific reasoning to transform the gothic genre into the state it, to some extent, still enjoys today. Readings would include a variety of gothic texts, historical monograph pieces on science in the 19th century, and a selection of Sherlock Holmes stories. Given the location, we will be sure to read Scottish gothic as well as English and a little American, including James Hogg, Walter Scott, and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Sherlock Holmes and the Gothic Imagination  

Planned Field Trips for Sherlock Holmes and the Gothic Imagination

Walpole, Horace (1764)
Castle of Otranto 

Shelley, Mary (1818)

Hogg, James (1824)
The Private Memoirs & Confessions of a Justified Sinner 

Stevenson, Robert Louis (1886)
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan (1887-1927)
The Complete Sherlock Holmes

UW-Colleges: ENG 190/290/Special Topics in English/3 cr.

UW-River Falls: ENGL 289/Special Topics in English: Sherlock Holmes/3 cr.

UW-Stout: LIT XXX/ 3 cr.

UW-Superior: ENGL 289

UW-Whitewater: ENGLISH 999/English Elective/3 cr.

Introduction to Philosophy/Sarah LaChance Adams (UW-Superior)/3 cr.
In this course we will consider philosophy's oppressive and liberator contributions to human life. We will do so by looking not only at what philosophy has to say in its reflection, but also in its practice and presentation. In the first section of the course we will consider a number of canonical figures in the history of philosophy, giving special attention to: 1) her or his definition of philosophy and 2) how she or he performs philosophy. Toward the middle of the course we will begin to contemplate the historical presence of European philosophy by reading several non-canonical movements in philosophy. These readings will turn our attention to philosophy's sexism, its role in colonization (of the Americas), and its dialogue with other cultures (Latin America & Japan).

Course Reader (more information on how to purchase will be provided)

UW-River Falls: PHIL 151/Living Issues in Philosophy/3 cr.

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

UW-Superior: PHIL 151/Introduction to Philosophy/3 cr.

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

Religion, Magic and Witchcraft/Ronald Lippi (UW-Marathon County)/3 cr.
Religion, magic and witchcraft are uniquely human means of reaching out to the supernatural realm to effect changes in the here and now. This course introduces students to descriptions and interpretations of magic-religious beliefs and practices in a variety of cultures from an anthropological perspective, which does not attempt to judge the validity of such beliefs but to understand their origins and functions, among other things. It examines theories about religion and some of the conceptual issues regarding the interpretation of religion and related phenomena which have interested anthropologists over time. Special emphasis for the Scotland program will be placed on neo-paganism and other religious movements over time in Scotland.

Stein, Rebecca L., Stein, Philip L. (2010)
The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft (3rd edition)
Pearson, Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 0205718116     ISBN 13: 9780205718115     

Gill, Sam D. (2004)
Native American Religions: An Introduction (2nd edition)
ISBN: 0534626009     ISBN 13: 9780534626006 

Orion, Loretta (1995)
Never Again the Burning Times: Paganism Revisited
Waveland Press,  0-88133-835-4  Although this book is out of print, students are able to obtain used copies on the internet

UW-Colleges: ANT 343/REL 343/Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft/3 cr.

UW-River Falls: SOCI 389/Special Topics in Sociology: Religion, Magic & Witchcraft/3 cr.

UW-Stout: AMTH XXX/ 3 cr.

UW-Superior: ANTH 389/ 3 cr.

UW-Whitewater: ANTHROPL 999/Anthropology Elective/3 cr.

Women in European History 1750-Present/Kathy Callahan (Murray State University)/3 cr.
This course will introduce students to the history of women and ideas about gender in Western Europe (primarily) from the mid-eighteenth to the late-twentieth century. Using writings by and about women, we will explore how women's identities have been shaped, what their experiences have been, and how they have sought to gain greater access to political, social, and economic equality. Class will consist of a combination of lectures (meant to provide historical background for our reading) and discussions (introducing you to questions about women posed by various scholars, the changing status of women in European society, to expose you to the ideas of others in the class, and to help you read historical texts with a more critical eye).

Wollstonecraft, Mary (1992)
A Vindication of the Right of Woman
ISBN: 0140433821     ISBN 13: 9780140133821 

Mill, John Stuart (2000)
The Subjection of Women
ISBN: 1551113546     ISBN 13: 9781551113548

Murray State University: HIS 390/Women in European History 1750-Present/3 cr.

UW-River Falls: HIST 389/WGST 389/Special Topics/3 cr.

UW-Stout: HIST XXX/ 3 cr.

UW-Superior: HIST 389/ 3 cr.

UW-Whitewater: HISTRY 364/3 cr.


Module Two

Course and Textbook

Introduction to Women's Studies/Julie Tharp (UW-Marshfield/Wood County)/3 cr.
An introduction to the major issues addressed by women's studies with an emphasis on interdisciplinary social science theories and methodologies involved in gaining accurate knowledge about women's lives and contributions to society, both within the United States and around the world. Perspectives, texts, and methodologies from across the social science disciplines ranging from history, economics, sociology, political science, public health, criminal justice, psychology, and others will be used to understand the experience of women and the cultural construction of gender.

Introduction to Women's Studies

Planned Field Trips for Introduction to Women's Studies

Kesselman and McNair (2011)
Women: Images and Realities, a Multicultural Anthology
ISBN: 0073512311     ISBN 13: 9780073512310

Seager, Joni (2008)
Penguin Atlas of Women in the World
ISBN: 0910306877     ISBN 13: 9780910306874

UW-Colleges: WOM 101/Introduction to Women's Studies/3 cr.

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

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

UW-Superior: WST 150/3 cr.

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

Introduction to Sociology/Tricia Davis (UW-River Falls)/3 cr.
This course is designed as an introduction to the scientific study of the structure of human societies and the relationships of individuals in society. Basic concepts are discussed and representative sociological topic areas are presented.

William J. Chambliss; Daina S. (Stukuls) Eglitis
Discover Sociology Interactive eBook
ISBN: 9781452218793

UW-River Falls: SOCI 100/Introduction to Sociology/3 cr.

UW-Stout: SOC 110/Introductory Sociology/3 cr.

UW-Superior: SOCI 101/3 cr.

UW-Whitewater: SOCIOLOGY 999/Sociology Elective GS/3 cr.

Passion, Reason and Free Will: David Hume's Science of Human Nature/Sarah LaChance Adams (UW-Superior)/3 cr.
David Hume, the Scottish philosopher and historian, famously said "Reason is, and ought only to be, the slave of the passions." Hume argued that desire, not reason, was at the basis of free will and that free will is compatible with determinism. This course will focus on Hume's ideas of the self, liberty and human understanding. In addition to studying his philosophical works, we will consider his historical context by visiting locations that were important to his life and reading his autobiographical works.

Hume, David
A Treatise of Human Nature

Hume, David
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

Hume, David
A Kind of History of My Life

Hume, David
My Own Life

UW-River Falls: PHIL 389/Special Topics in Philosophy/3 cr.

UW-Stout: PHIL XXX/ 3 cr.

UW-Superior: PHIL 351/Passion, Reason & Free Will...David Hume/3 cr.

UW-Whitewater: PHILSPHY 999/Philosophy Elective/3 cr.

Women in Big Houses/Kathy Callahan (Murray State University)/3 cr.
The focus of this course is the history associated with the "Big Houses", defined as the estates of the royal, aristocratic, and gentry levels of society in Britain. With the history of Dalkeith House, (which was once considered the most elegant Country House in Scotland) as a starting point, our goal is to look at the historical representations of the lives of women in the Big Houses of Britain, exploring classes of British women from Mary, Queen of Scots in her castles and palaces to the "downstairs" lives of the servant class.

Lewis, Jayne Elizabeth (1998)
The Trial of Mary Queen of Scots
Bedford St. Martin's
ISBN: 0312154399     ISBN 13: 9780312154394

Marshall, Rosalind (2000)
The Days of Duchess Anne: Life in the Household of the Duchess of Hamilton 1656-1716 (2nd edition)
Tuckwell Press
ISBN: 1862321116     ISBN 13: 9781862321113

Foreman, Amanda (2001)
Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire
Modern Library Paperbacks/Random House
ISBN: 0375753834    ISBN 13: 9780375753831

Murray State University: HIS 390/Women in Big Houses/3 cr.

UW-River Falls: HIST 389/WGST 389/Special Topics/3 cr.

UW-Stout: HIST XXX/3 cr.

UW-Superior: HIST 389/3 cr.

UW-Whitewater: HISTRY/WOMENST Elective/3 cr.

Introduction to Art - Drawing and Water Media/Robert Adams/3 cr.
(Art 105 for Art majors, Art 101 for non-Art majors) Introduction to the field of Visual Art through a studio experience. Includes demonstrations, lectures and critiques planned to develop an appreciation of art as well as understanding media as vehicles of expression. The class will use drawing and water-based media, and also have a writing component. Weather permitting, we will work outside on the estate or while visiting local sites. The class will look at the influence of environment such as industrial Glasgow on regional artists like Rennie Mackintosh, and discuss connections between technology and modern art.

Materials List: Estimated cost is around $70.  Students can also substitute materials they already have, if they are similar.     

  • Drawing board roughly 18" x 24"   
  • Clips or masking tape to hold drawing paper on board       
  • Soft compressed charcoal, 3 sticks of 4B or 6B       
  • Conte crayons – white and black, 2B or softer is preferable       
  • Erasers – one large kneaded, and one white vinyl       
  • Graphite pencils – 3 different hardness,such as 2B,4B,6B (not H's)      
  • Woodless graphite pencil, 6B or softer - round is preferable   
  • Permanent black or sepia ink pen, such as Copic, Pigma Micron,or Staedtler, size approximately .3 to .6 mm    
  • 18" x 24" or larger pad of white drawing paper, such as Strathmore drawing or sketching pad
  • Water color paper pad, @ 8" x 10"   
  • 2 sheets black paper, 2 sheets medium grey paper   
  • Small set of watercolor paints, dry or tube   
  • Small set of watercolor pencils        
  • Chamois      
  • Pencil sharpener or knife       
  • Fixative or hairspray to preserve charcoal drawings       
  • Paper blending stump, around size 6 is good   
  • Long-handle round brush for acrylic/watercolor, size between # 4 and #8    
  • Long-handle flat "filbert" shape brush for acrylics/watercolor, size between #4, and #8  
  • Short handled size #4 round-tip brush for detailing

UW-Superior: ART 101 or 105/Introduction to Art - Drawing/3 cr.

UW-River Falls: ART 100/Introduction to Art/3 cr.

Social & Cultural Foundations in Counseling/Cindy Anderton (UW-Whitewater)/3 cr.
This course is designed to provide students with foundational knowledge and competency base for effective counseling with diverse populations. It will examine multicultural and pluralistic trends, including characteristics and concerns among diverse groups nationally and intentionally. Theories of multicultural counseling, identity development, world views, acculturation issues, conflict resolution, social justice, advocacy and multicultural competencies will de discussed. individual, couple, family, group and community strategies for working with and advocating for diverse populations will be examined. Counselors' roles in eliminating biases, prejudices, oppression and discrimination will be highlighted. Students will be involved in experiential learning activities aimed at fostering an understanding of themselves and culturally diverse individuals.

UW-Whitewater: COUNSED 741/Social & Cultural Foundations in Counseling/3 cr.

UW-River Falls: COUN 615/Cultural & Ethical Foundations/3 cr.

UW-Superior: COUN 738/Multi-Cultural Counseling/3 cr.

Module Three

Course and Textbook

Music and World Culture/Brett Jones (UW-Superior)/3 cr.
Survey of non-Western musical cultures, including ethnic origins of folk and traditional music in America. Required listening. Open to all students.

Miller, Terry and Shahriari, Andrew (2012)
World Music: A Global Journey with CD (3rd edition, including CDs)
ISBN: 0415808235     ISBN 13: 9780415808231

for those who have taken Music and World Culture or its equivalent, you may enroll in:
Independent Study – Music of Scotland and the World /BrettJones (UW-Superior)/3 cr.
Examination of special topics in world music styles and cultures with emphasis on folkmusic traditions of Scotland.  Required individualresearch and writing.  Field trips toinclude visits to St. Cecilia's Hall Museum of Musical Instruments at theUniversity of Edinburgh, the National Museum of Scotland, a jazz performance, folkmusic performances and a ceilidh dance.  Requiredlistening and hands-on learning. Prerequisite:  Music and World Culture (MUSI 161), or consent of instructor. 

Textbooks: see above

UW-River Falls: MUS 200/American Music/3 cr.

UW-Stout: MUS 132/Music in our World/3 cr.

UW-Superior: MUSI 161/Music & World Culture/3 cr.

MUSI 490/Independent Study-Music of Scotland and the World/3 cr.

UW-Whitewater: MUSC 999/Music Elective/3 cr.

Composition II/Julie Tharp (UW-Marshfield/Wood County)/3 cr.
A composition course focusing on researched academic writing that presents information, ideas, and arguments. Emphasis will be on the writing process, critical thinking, and critical reading. Prerequisite: A grade or C or better in UW-Marshfield/Wood County ENG 101 Composition 101 or equivalent or exemption through a sufficiently high placement assessment.

Kennedy, Kennedy and Smith (2011)
Writing in the Disciplines (7th edition)
Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0205726623    ISBN 13: 9780205726622

UW-River Falls: ENGL 200/ Read Write Disciplines/3 cr.

UW-Stout: ENGL 102/ Composition Two/3 cr.

UW-Superior: WRIT 102/college Writing Two/3 cr.

UW-Marshfield/Wood County: ENGL 102/Composition Two/3 cr.

Sociology Through Film/Tricia Davis (UW-River Falls)/3 cr.
Film is used to explore and demonstrate the relevance of sociological thinking. Taking an active role, students will learn to go beyond the director's theory of the plot and the character's motivations, and analyze it with their own sociologically informed perspective.

Schwalbe, Michael (2008)
The Sociologically Examined Life (4th edition)
Mayfield/McGraw Hill
ISBN 13: 9780073380117

UW-River Falls: SOCI/FILM 310/Sociology through Film/3 cr.

UW-Stout: SOC XXX/3 cr.

UW-Superior: HIST 389/3 cr.

UW-Whitewater: SOCIOLOGY 999/Sociology Elective GS/3 cr.

The Philosophy of Love and Sex/Sarah LaChance Adams (UW-Superior)/3 cr.
Frequently both love and sex are talked about as if they are merely a cascade of chemical reactions that have evolved simply for the benefits of having and raising the next generation. In this course we will begin with the assumption that love and sex cannot be reduced to "a commotion in one's anatomy." Instead we will consider them as two of the most meaningful aspects of human existence, as our most intimate and profound ways of relating to others and to ourselves. The guiding themes of this course will be: how people intersect with one another as subjects and objects, how we live our love and sexuality through our bodies, what kind of effect our culture has on our desires, and how we might relate to our loves and beloveds ethically.

Epstein, Mark (2005)
Open to Desire
Penguin Group
ISBN: 1592401082     ISBN 13: 9781592401086 

Warner, Brad (2010)
Sex, Sin and Zen
New World Library
ISBN: 1577319109     ISBN 13: 9781577319108 

Course Reader (more information on how to purchase will be provided)

UW-River Falls: PHIL 389/Special Topics in Philosophy/3 cr.

UW-Stout: PHIL XXX/3 cr.

UW-Superior: PHIL/WST 365/The Philosophy of Love and Sex/3 cr.

UW-Whitewater: PHILSPHY/WOMENST elective/3 cr.

Counseling and the Chemical Dependency Process/David Van Doren (UW-Whitewater)/3 cr.
This course is a study of alcohol and other drug abuse, the process of chemical dependency, its impact on the family and its importance in the area of counseling. This course will enable the counselor to identify and assess the substance abuser and examine the counselor's role in the prevention and intervention process. Students will develop knowledge of the behavioral, psychological, physical health, and social effects of psychoactive substances and addictive disorders on the user and significant others. It will examine the history, philosophy and trends in addiction counseling. The student will learn to identify the various symptoms of progressive stages of chemical dependency and counseling modalities for treatment.

Doweiko, Harold (2011)
Concepts of Chemical Dependency
Brooks/Cole 8th ed.
ISBN: 0-840-03390-7

UW-Whitewater: COUNSED 746/Counseling and the Chemical Dependency Process/3 cr.

UW-River Falls: COUN 789/Special Topics in Counseling/3 cr.

UW-Superior: COUN 734/Chemical Dependency & the Family/3 cr.

Module Four

Course and Textbook

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.

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.


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.

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.


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.