Course offerings vary by high school. Keep in mind your school is not limited to the courses listed below, these courses have just been approved by the Departments to be taught for CAPP. With a qualified adjunct teacher and course approval; CAPP can offer additional courses that work for your high school.
Course descriptions are identical as found from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Undergraduate Bulletin.
Course Prerequisites are listed in the description for each course. Any exceptions for CAPP students can be found here.
- 206 – Essentials of Financial Accounting (3 credits)
This course provides an introduction to the principles of financial accounting and the preparation, interpretation, and analysis of general purpose financial statements for parties external to the organization. Prerequisites: Math 103 or placement into or completion of higher level math, 2.0 GPA.
- 125 – Learning Strategies for College Success (1 credit)
This course is for students who want to develop greater proficiency in the college-level study and thinking strategies that are essential for academic achievement. With an emphasis on becoming a self-regulated learner, the course is suitable for both beginning and experienced college students. Topics include foundations of learning and motivation, motivational strategies, behavioral strategies, and learning and study strategies. Students will learn how to select appropriate strategies, as well as how to apply them to their academic coursework. .
- 169 – College Reading Strategies (1 credit)
This course is for students who have mastered basic reading skills and desire growth in the higher level reading demanded for the mastery of college textbooks. Focus will be on comprehending nonfiction, strengthening study reading techniques, improving vocabulary and increasing reading rate in difficult material. Students will meet in class twice weekly and independently work on reading projects. Special fees may apply.
- 101 – Elements of Studio Art (3 credits)
This course is designed to give non-Art Majors experiences in a variety of 2D and 3D Studio Art Media and techniques in an effort to expand their knowledge, appreciation, and understanding of Art and Design within the context of the Liberal arts. (For non-Art majors and Minors only.)
- 105 – Understanding the Arts (3 credits)
Providing the student with an education that increases their understanding and appreciation of the visual arts. (Not applicable to art major or minor).
- 104 – Ecosphere in Crisis (4 credits)
Treats humans as biological organisms that interact with the living and nonliving world. Emphasis is given to how humans affect, and are affected by, their environment. Topics covered include basic ecology, global change, renewable and nonrenewable energy sources, air and water quality, and biological diversity.
- 105 – Biological Concepts – Unity (4 credits)
An introduction to the biological sciences. Addresses phenomena common to a diversity of life forms. Biological organization, cell biology, processing energy, genetics, evolution. (3 + 2)
- 211 – Human Anatomy (4 credits)
A study of the fundamental structure and organization of the organs and systems of the human body. Prerequisite: “C” or better in Biology 105 or equivalent. (2+2)
- 212 – Human Physiology (4 credits)
Structure/function relationships of the healthy human body, on the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ-system levels. Prerequisite: Biology 211 with a grade of C or better. (3+2)
- 198 – Introduction to Business (3 credits)
The course is designed as an introductory course for all students interested in learning more about business. Students will be exposed to many different aspects of the world of business. A primary objective of the course is to broaden both the interests and horizons of early level university students toward understanding the dynamics of business and business careers. Lectures, readings, presentations by guest speakers, videos, etc. will be utilized to facilitate student’s learning.
- 231 – Personal Finance (3 credits)
A study of the major financial decisions encountered by individuals. Subjects covered are: budgeting, use of credit, automobile and consumer durables, insurance, the housing decision, taxes, retirement planning, estate transfer and investments. Each subject is analyzed within the context of a comprehensive framework of personal financial planning. (May not be taken as a major elective by business students.)
- 101 – General, Organic and Biochemistry I (4 credits)
This is the first semester of the 1-year chemistry 101/102 course sequence, which is specifically designed to meet the needs of nursing students. This sequence does not satisfy the prerequisites for higher-level chemistry course. Topics covered include: matter, energy, atomic structure, chemical reactions, chemical bonding, solutions, chemical equilibrium, and organic nomenclature. Prerequisites: A declared pre-nursing major, Radiologic Science, Biology Healthcare-Business, Kinesiology, or Elem Ed major, and Mathematics 103 with a grade of C or better, or qualifying for Mathematics 104 and higher via the Mathematics Placement Exam. Consult this chart to determine which Chemistry course is appropriate for you: Which 100 level Chemistry course should I take?
- 105 – General Chemistry I (5 credits)
This is the first semester of the one-year Chemistry 105/106 course sequence, which is specifically designed to meet the needs of science majors and preprofessional students. Topics covered include: atomic theory, atomic and electronic structure, chemical bonding, mole concept, stoichiometry, state of matter, formulas and equations, solutions and colloids.
Prerequisites: Credit for or concurrent enrollment in Math 104 or completion/placement of any higher math course.
Recommended: A previous course in High School or College Chemistry.
- 106 – General Chemistry II (5 credits)
This is the second semester of the one-year Chemistry 105/106 course sequence, which is specifically designed to meet the needs of science majors and preprofessional students. Topics covered in Chemistry 106 include: molecular structure, chemistry of metals and selected nonmetals, intermolecular forces, chemical equilibrium.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 105 with a grade of C or better and either completion of Math 104 with a grade of C or better, completion/placement of any higher math course. (4+3) (Fall – Spring)
- 210 – Intermediate Chinese (4 credits)
Students will build on skills they have developed in Chinese 111. The emphasis will be on increasing students’ proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the Chinese language. Students will gain a general understanding of Chinese grammar and the structure of sentences at the intermediate level. Prerequisite: Chinese 111 or consent of instructor.
- 311 – Intermediate Chinese IV (4 credits)
In Chinese 311, students will continue improving in all four aspects of language acquisition: speaking and listening as well as reading and writing. They will continue to consolidate and build on the skills acquired in Chinese 310. Students will be working with different partners and in small groups daily to facilitate as much conversation as possible. Grammar topics will also be systematically reviewed. By the end of the semester, each student should feel much more comfortable when hearing the Chinese language and should also be able to speak on a variety of topics and issues covered in this course. Prerequisite: Chinese 310 or consent of instructor.
- 111 – Introduction to Public Speaking (3 credits)
Introduction to theory and practice of communicating in public speaking settings.
- Offered by special permission only: 214 – Interpersonal Speech Communication (3 credits)
Examination of the components of interpersonal speech communication. Lectures, discussions, observations, and controlled experiences will enable the student to learn and apply relevant concepts and variables of human interaction in dyadic, face-to-face communication situations. Credit cannot be received for both Communication 213 and Communication 214
- 221 – Object-Oriented Design and Programming I (3 credits)
A first course in problem solving, software design, and computer programming using an object-oriented language. Problem solving/software design techniques include: flow charts, pseudo code, structure charts, and UML class diagrams. Data structures and algorithms include: arrays, characters strings, Linear search. Programming topics include; data types assignment statements, standard input/output, selection, repetition, functions/methods, parameters, scope of identifiers, debugging. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in Math 104 or Math 108 or Math 206 or Computer Science 142, or qualifying for Math 171 via the Mathematics Placement Exam.
- 110 – Introduction to Criminal Justice for Criminal Justice Majors (3 credits)
A beginning course in Criminal Justice designed to provide an understanding of the criminal justice system and to lay the foundation for additional work in the discipline. This course should be taken by students anticipating a major in criminal justice. Credit cannot be received for both CJ 103 and CJ 110.
- 101 – General Economics (Formerly Econ 106) (3 credits)
Analysis of some of the major current issues in the American economy undertaken after a historical survey of the emergence of modern economic institutions. Not open to students with either Economics 206, 207, 208, or 209.
- 201 – Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
Economic role of the government sector; government expenditures and taxation; national income analysis; economic fluctuations; money and banking; economic growth; international economics. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in (or completion of) Math 104, 106, 108, or 204, or qualified to enroll in Math 171 or 206 via UW Placement Exam.
- 202 – Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
Features of the American economy; demand, supply and the price system; consumer theory, theory of the firm, market structure; distribution of income; environmental and energy problems; comparative economic systems. Prerequisite: Completion of (or concurrent enrollment in) either Math 104, 106, 108, or 204, or qualified to enroll in Math 106, or Math 206 or Math 171 via UW Placement Exam. Not open to students who have completed Economics 319-499.
EDUCATION (Teaching and Learning)
- Elementary/Secondary Education 110 – Education Policy: Truth and Myths (3 credits)
For more than three decades, public education policy in the United States has become a pervasive part of the public discussion. U.S. media is dominated by doom and gloom stories, and pessimistic assessments of U.S. students in international education rankings, and other failings of the U.S. public education system. This course will help learners scrutinize media accounts and public policy proposals for accuracy, bias and potential for effectiveness. By understanding how to critically examine a variety of claims, and learn about ways citizens can influence public policy learners will have a better capacity to engage in community life.
- Elementary/Secondary Education 201 – Individual, School, and Society (3 credits)
This is an introductory course in education. Its purpose is to expand your understanding of schooling through an analysis of its many connections with the individual and society. This, in part, will be accomplished through a study of social, political, and economic forces in U.S. Society that have a direct bearing on schooling. Prerequisite: 2.75 GPA
- Elementary Education 235 (Formerly Educational Foundations 235) – Child and Adolescent Development (3 credits)
Principles, theories, and methods of study of childhood and adolescence from prenatal development through graduation from high school Physical, motor, cognitive, emotional, social, and moral development are studied. Applications of knowledge to working with, nurturing, and helping children and adolescents learn in educational settings are emphasized.
EDUCATION (Educational Leadership)
- Educational Leadership 325 – Instructional Technology (3 credits)
A basic course in the selection and utilization of media and computers in the teaching-learning process. Media technology is studied as a means of enhancing and improving learning.
- *no longer offered as of Fall 2021* Engineering Technology 101 – Fundamentals of Engineering Technology (2 credits)
This course is designed to equip engineering technology students with the necessary tools and background information to prepare them to be a successful student as well as a successful practicing engineering technologist. Topics covered in this course include ethics, project managements, team work, working with data, creating presentations, engineering design and a thorough understanding of the engineering technology profession.
- Engineering 105 – Engineering Fundamentals (3 credits)
This course is designed to equip students with the necessary tools and background information to prepare them to be successful engineering students as well as a successful practicing engineer. Topics covered in this course include project management, team work, technical writing, working with data and using spreadsheets, creating presentations, engineering design, and a survey of the engineering profession. Prerequisites: C or higher in Math 103 or placement in or completion of a course higher than Math 103. Special fees may apply.
- Engineering Technology 113 – Building a Sustainable World (4 credits)
A growing desire to reduce unsustainable practices has led to the search for and the development of new technologies to support the transformation of our current practices toward building a more sustainable world. It is in this context that we will explore new concepts in product design (e.g., bio-mimiery and life cycle assessment) and evaluate through several hands-on labs the impacts of current and new technology on air and water quality.
- Engineering Technology 130 – Electrical Circuits I (4 credits)
This course uses theory, laboratory investigation, and circuit simulation software to introduce basic electrical and circuit analysis principles. Emphasis is placed on direct current (DC) circuits containing voltage and current sources and resistor networks in series, parallel, and series-parallel configurations. This course also introduces the concepts of electric and magnetic fields in the context of capacitors and inductors and their transient responses in DC circuits. A unit on basic alternating current (AC) resistive circuits with sinusoidal voltage and currant sources is included. Prerequisite: Math 106
- Engineering Technology 131 – Electrical Circuits II (4 credits)
This course uses theory, laboratory investigation, and circuit simulation software to introduce basic electrical and circuit analysis principles. Emphasis is placed on the steady state characteristics of sinusoidal alternating current (AC) circuits with resistive and reactive (capacitors and inductors) elements in series, parallel, and series-parallel configurations. Transformers, three-phase power, frequency response analysis, and selected direct current (DC) topics will also be introduced. Prerequisite: Engineering Technology: 130
- Writing 101 – First-Year College Writing (3 credits) (formerly English 101)
A Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar for students in CAPP and select other distance learning programs. Students will develop their writing, critical reading, critical thinking, and information literacy skills by exploring a single topic in depth. Students are expected to participate actively in their own learning through class discussions and group activities. Successful completion of Writing 101 fulfills the English composition or Quest Writing general education requirement. Students cannot earn credit for both Writing 101 and Writing 188 or Writing 110. Class size limited to 25 students.
- 204 – Introduction to Creative Writing (3 credits)
An introduction to a number of creative written and/or graphic genres including poems, concrete poems, prose-poems, short stories, cartoons, plays, and graphic novels, plus approaches to reading and writing about related texts. This course does not fulfill the literature requirement. Prerequisite: Writing 101, or Writing 188, or Writing 110. Class size limited to 32 students.
- 211 – British Literature I (3 credits)
A study of English literature from its beginnings to 1800. Prerequisite: Writing 101, or Writing 188, or Writing 110. Writing assignments will be required. Class size limited to 32 students.
- 212 – British Literature II (3 credits)
A study of English literature from 1800 to present. Prerequisite: Writing 101, or Writing 188, or Writing 110. Writing assignments will be required. Class size limited to 32 students.
- 213 – American Literature I (3 credits)
A study of American literature from its beginnings to the Civil War.
Prerequisite: Writing 101, or Writing 188, or Writing 110. Writing assignments will be required. Class size limited to 32 students.
- 214 – American Literature II (3 credits)
A study of American literature from the Civil War to thepresent.
Prerequisite: Writing 101, or Writing 188, or Writing 110. Writing assignments will be required. Class size limited to 32 students.
- 218 – Introduction to Multi-ethnic Literatures (3 credits) **OFFERED WITH SPECIAL PERMISSION ONLY
A comparative introduction to multiethnic literatures. Course content will highlight the similarities and differences between and among themes, cultures, histories, or periods of development in a variety of ethnic literary traditions. The ethnic literatures introduced may include or stem from Asian, Pacific Islander, Latina/o, African, European, Jewish, and/or indigenous literary traditions.
Prerequisite: Any Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar (WBIS 188) or English 101 or English 110. Writing assignments will be required. Class size limited to 32 students.
- 224 – Women in Literature (3 credits)
Representations of women and female experiences in literature. A variety of genres and historical periods may be covered from American, British and/or colonial literatures. Prerequisite: Writing 101, or Writing 188, or Writing 110. Cross-listed: English 224/Women’s Studies 224. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Writing assignments will be required. Class size limited to 32 students.
- 225 – Modern British Literature (3 credits)
A study of British writers from the turn of the 20th century to the present. Irish writers from this time may also be included. Prerequisite: Writing 101, or Writing 188, or Writing 110. Writing assignments will be required. Class size limited to 32 students.
- 226 – Modern American Literature (3 credits)
A study of works by post-19th century American writers. Primarily for non-majors. Prerequisite: Writing 101, or Writing 188, or Writing 110. Writing assignments will be required. Class size limited to 32 students.
- 227 – Modern World Literature: Optional Content (3 credits)
A study of works by modern world authors, in English or English translation, with a global emphasis. This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. Recommended for non-majors. Prerequisite: Writing 101, or Writing 188, or Writing 110. Writing assignments will be required. Class size limited to 32 students.
- 231 – Literature and Film (3 credits)
A study of some significant literary works in conjunction with their film adaptations to compare artistic representations.
Prerequisite: Writing 101, or Writing 188, or Writing 110. Writing assignments will be required. Class size limited to 32 students.
- 284 – Science Fiction and/or Fantasy Literature (XC) (3 credits)
A study of texts (e.g., fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, film) that speculate on alternative futures of worlds. Prerequisite: Writing 101, 110, or 188. Class size limited to 32 students.
- Environmental Studies 101 – Intro to Environmental Studies (3 credits)
The goal of this class is to provide an introduction to the field of environmental studies by using an interdisciplinary perspective to explore the complex relationships between humans and the natural world, in the U.S. and around the globe. Prerequisite: Course is to be limited to students with less than 60 credits or Environmental Studies majors and minors or those with department consent.
- Environmental Studies 260 – Environmental Science (3 credits)
A core course for Environmental Studies that will provide an overview of: 1) scientific principles on which studies of the environment are based; 2) current understandings of environmental problems from a scientific perspective; and 3) evaluation of scientific evidence. Prerequisites: Biology 105 or Chemistry 103 or Geography 121 or Geology 150 or Environmental Stds 101 or Environmental Stds 102 or Environmental Stds 103.
- 204 – Intermediate Structure and Expression (French) (5 credits)
Emphasis on reading and discussion of selected works and/or materials of current interest. Will count toward the fulfillment of the Bachelor of Arts language requirement. Prerequisite: French 203. This course replaced French 248 in 2015
- 312 – Advanced French Grammar (5 credits)
French 312, Advanced French Grammar. Prerequisties: Prerequisites: French 204, Placement Test, consent of instructor or French 248 with a grade of B or better.
- 318– French Literature of the 18th and 19th Centuries (3 credits)
Reading major works of French literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. Prerequisites: French 301 and 304 or 301 and 312, or 304 and 312, or consent of instructor.
- 321 – French & Francophone Literature of the 20th Century to the Present (3 credits)
This course will focus on contemporary French and Francophone literature. We will study works by the most representative authors both from France, French Canada, the Maghreb countries, as well as from the French Caribbean (French Antilles). Students will be exposed to a variety of literary genres (prose, poetry, drama) and a variety of literary theories (post-modernism, structuralism, deconstruction, etc.). In addition to developing the students’ literary and critical skills, the course will also help further develop speaking, writing, and listening comprehension skills. 321 will offer an additional elective option for both the French Major and Minor. Prerequisites: French 301 and 304 or 301 and 312, or 304 and 312, or consent of instructor.
- 102 – World Regional Geography (3 credits)
This course examines the geographical relationships between human societies and cultures, the natural environment, and historical/political changes that have shaped the contemporary world. It is also intended to develop a geographical perspective that fosters international awareness and a better understanding of major global issues.
- 202 – Human Geography (3 credits)
The distribution and significance of major elements of culture, such as languages, religions, and political systems are examined, along with processes that shape cultural landscapes.
- 102 – Physical Geology (1-5 credits)
The nature and origin of rocks and the study of geological processes such as erosion, earthquakes, mountain building and plate tectonics. Laboratories illustrate geological methods of scientific inquiry by studies of minerals, rocks, rock deformation, topographic and geologic maps, and by a field trip. Discussions of sustainability in the context of earth and its resources and natural hazards. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: Geology 102, 110, or 150.
- 109 – Evolution of the Earth (4 credits)
Evolution of the Earth with emphasis on plate tectonic concepts and the geologic history of North America. History of life as revealed in the geologic record. A field trip to the Devil’s Lake area is required. Prerequisite: Geology 102, 110, or 150
- 150 – Environmental Geology (1-4 credits)
The physical environment and human interaction with it. Emphasis on earth processes which affect humans, such as rivers, erosion, groundwater, landslides, and earthquakes. Includes a laboratory with study of rocks and minerals, soils, water quality, maps, hydroprocesses, and a local field trip. Course is recommended for non-majors. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: Geology 102, 110 or 150.
- 204 – German Language and Culture IV (5 credits)
Continued structural review with emphasis on reading and discussion of selected works of current interest. Will count toward fulfillment of the Bachelor of Arts language requirement. Prerequisite: German 203 or Placement Test. This course replaced German 248 in 2015
- 304 – Engaging Culture through Media (5 credits)
Development of written and oral facility using materials in German civilization. May be taken before German 301. Prerequisite: German 204, consent of instructor or Placement Test or German 248 with a grade of B or better.
- 106 – Personal Health and Wellness (3 credits)
Self-direction of health behavior. Mental health, drugs, disease, and sexuality with emphasis upon the relationship of the individual to the community.
- 211 – Nutrition and Weight Control (3 credits)
A study of applied nutrition as it relates to body functions in health with parallel study of malnutrition.
- 102 – Modern Civilizations (3 credits)
Survey of development of Civilizations, including the high Renaissance through Reformation, Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment, Industrial Revolution, and the emergence of nationalism and democracy to recent times.
- 201 – United States History to 1877 (3 credits)
Survey of United States history from voyages of discovery and early European settlement in North America through colonial rivalries, struggle of English colonies for independence, expansion and development of young republic, and crisis of Civil War and Reconstruction.
- 202 – Modern United States History Since 1877 (3 credits)
Survey of United States history from 1877; emergence of a modern industrial state, expansion abroad. First and Second World Wars, and role as a great power.
- 215 – Topics in History Optional Content (3 credits)
Selected topics in History. It may be offered with different content. This course has been taught as Topics in Military History through CAPP.
- 111 – Introduction to Japanese II (5 credits)
This is a four-credit course which serves as a continuation of the first term elementary course in spoken and written Japanese. In this course, the spoken language will be emphasized, but attention will also be given to reading and writing. Students enrolled are expected to have an active knowledge of hiragana and katakana from the previous term.
- 211 – Intermediate Japanese I (5 credits)
Continuation of the third term introductory course in spoken and written Japanese. Prerequisite: Japanese 210. As of Fall 2015, Japanese 211 has replaced Japanese 248.
- 310 – Intermediate Japanese II (5 credits)
Japanese 310 is the fifth semester course of modern Japanese. The main objective of this course is the continuous development of the four skills of communication. This course helps students expand their structural as well as sociolinguistic knowledge of the language. Prerequisite: Japanese 211 or consent of instructor, or 248 with grade of B or better.
- 141 – Introduction to Media: News, Public Relations and Advertising (3 credits)
This course is designed to provide you with the essential knowledge about the media and the professions in the media. It will enable you to understand the complex relationship between the media and society, which promotes critical thinking about the ways in which the media inform our everyday lives. You also will study the theories, regulations, and effects of mass communication and how they relate to cultures.
- 221 – Writing for the Media (3 credits)
Discussion of and exercises in writing for print, including Web-based media. Course topics include style and structure of news stories, types of stories, evaluations of news, and relationships between editorial operations and public relations. Students should have typing proficiency before enrolling.
- 104 – AED, CPR, and First Aid (1 credit)
This course will prepare students to use an Automated External Defibrillator, perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and First Aid. Special fees may apply.
- 170 – Medical Terminology (1 credits)
This course will introduce the prospective student to terminology utilized in upper level coursework and healthcare settings. Prerequisite: Enrollment for declared Major or Minor in Kinesiology or Athletic Training only until after freshman registration.
- 171 – Prevention, Recognition, and Treatment of Athletic Injuries (2 credits)
This course provides an introduction to injury prevention, recognition, and treatment strategies. Injury prevention principles, injury classification, and common injuries will be discussed. Instructors must be a Licensed Athletic Trainer to teach this course
- 201 – Strength Training Techniques (1 credit)
An introductory weight training course designed to present material related to the training and conditioning of athletes as well as general population. This is achieved through in-class demonstration and application of proper weight training techniques consisting of supplemental, complex, core strength and Olympic lifting exercises. Prerequisite: Admission to the Kinesiology or Athletic Training Majors.
The Mathematics Department is currently accepting new applications for HLC Compliant adjuncts ONLY.
For consideration, applicants must hold a Master’s degree in Math, Math Education, or a non-Math Master’s Degree with 18 graduate credits in Math or Statistics.
- 108 – Pre-Calculus (5 credits)
A functional approach to college algebra and trigonometry. Polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, circular and trigonometric functions. Recommended for all students who place at this level and who expect to take the Mathematics 171 – Mathematics 172 calculus sequence. May not receive credit for both Mathematics 104 and 108.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 103 with a grade of C or better or placement.
- 109 – Elementary Statistics (3 credits)
Descriptive statistics, elementary probability theory, sampling distributions, basic problems of statistical inference including estimation and confidence intervals, tests of hypothesis and regression.
Prerequisites: Mathematics 101 or 103 with a grade of C or better or placement.
- 171 – Calculus I (5 credits)
Calculus I is based on the study of real valued functions of a single variable. The course topics include derivatives, antiderivatives, and, if time permits, definite integrals. Applications of differentiation, such as related rates, optimization and curve-sketching, are also covered.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 108 or 104 and 106 with grade(s) of C or better, or placement.
- 172 – Calculus II (4 credits)
Definite integration and applications, several techniques of integration, approximation, and improper integrals. Numerical differential equations, slope fields, Euler’s method, and mathematical modeling. Taylor and Fourier Series. A graphics programmable calculator is required.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 171 and a grade of C or better.
- 186 – Problem Based Inquiry Seminar in Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits)
This course is intended to develop analytic reasoning and the ability to solve quantitative problems. Topics to be covered include construction and interpretation of graphs, functional relationships, descriptive statistics, geometry and spatial visualization, math of finance, exponential growth, and basic probability. Appropriate use of units and dimensions, estimates, mathematical notation and available technology will be emphasized throughout the course. Prerequisites: Math 101 with a grade of C or better or placement. Concurrent enrollment in Math 103 is recommended for students who place into Math 103 and are seeking a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
- 273 – Calculus III (4 credits)
Vectors in two and three dimensions and vector functions. Multivariate differential and integral calculus, partial derivatives and multiple integrals. Line and surface integrals.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 172 and a grade of C or better.
- 102 – Theory of Music for the General Student (3 credits)
This course is designed to acquaint students with the basic materials which make up the art of musical sound. It is required for the Music Industry minor, but should not be taken by those earning a Music major, Music Education major, or Music minor.
- 219 Music and Culture: Optional Content (3 credits)
A study of the music of various historical and/or contemporary cultures. Topics may include music of western and/or non-western cultures, specific composers, genres, cultural topics, or historical eras in western music. This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with signature of department chair. Open to all University students.
- 105 – Ethics (3 credits)
Analysis of the principal theories of the ethics and their practical application to problems concerning the individual and society. Proposed methods of justifying moral principles will be examined.Ethics 105 is the Non-Western Culture version of Ethics 104. Students cannot receive credit for both Philosophy 104 and 105.
- 109 – Intro to Philosophy (3 credits)
A survey of some of the perennial problems of the human enterprise; the nature of reality, of truth, of knowledge, of beauty, or ideal political and social relationships, and of the good life; solutions to these problems offered by the best known Greek, medieval, and modern philosophers.
- 103 – Jogging (1 credit)
This beginning jogging class is primarily concerned with improving cardiorespiratory function through jogging.
- 105 – The Active Lifestyle (2 credits)
A contemporary examination of the effects of lifestyle, wellness, and health promotion on the individual. Instruction in procedures for self-evaluation as well as an individualized exercise program for the development of health fitness. Participation in a planned program of aerobic activity is required. This course meets the two unit (cr.) physical education requirement.
- 107 – Orientation to Physical Education (1 credit)
Physical education as a profession including professional preparation, scope, and contemporary issues. Prerequisite: Open to students with a major or minor in the Department of Human Kinetics & Health Education.
- 108 – Yoga (1 credit)
This course involves learning poses and sequences for yoga, breathing techniques, benefits of poses, and how to cue. It is a first course that will explore the benefits of yoga, props for yoga and modifications.
- 109 – Beginning Basketball (1 credit)
The primary purpose of this course is to introduce students with an entry-level knowledge of the skills, drills, and rules of the game of basketball. A secondary focus will be placed on how basketball can be used to enhance students’ health related fitness.
- 112 – Racquetball (1 credit)
Development of the knowledge and skills of racquetball. One hour per week under instructor is required. Special fees may apply.
- 113 – Weight Training (1 credit)
This course is designed to introduce the student to weight training principles, methodologies, and techniques for improving muscular strength and endurance through program design. Methods of training will include machines, free weights, and training with and without apparatus. Orientation to equipment, safety, and proper technique will be emphasized.
- 114 – Backpacking (1 credit)
The objective of this course is to improve your knowledge and skills in backpacking, but more importantly to learn to backpack safely. The course will require a minimum of backpacking equipment (hiking shoes and a backpack of approximately 3,000 cubic inches) in order to enroll. Special fees may apply.
- 120 – Beginning Golf (1 credit)
Emphasis on equipment, fundamentals of grip and swing, putting, chipping, and sand play. Special fees may apply.
- 129 – Square and Social Dance (1 credit)
Beginning square dance and introductory social dance skills including foxtrot, waltz, tango, cha-cha, swing and country. Special fees may apply.
- 132 – Beginning Judo (1 credit)
Introduction to the basic break fall, throwing and grappling skills and techniques in judo. Special fees may apply
- 133 – Canoeing, Kayaking, and Other Paddle Sports (1 credit)
Introduction to basic river canoeing, kayaking, and other paddle sport skills and safety. Prerequisite: Intermediate swimming ability. Special fees may apply.
- 135 – Sailing (1 credit)
Introduction to basic safety, rigging and sailing of small boats. Prerequisite: Intermediate swimming ability. Special fees may apply.
- 138 – Beginning Badminton (1 credit)
Emphasis on stroke production and skill development in the basic fundamentals of badminton, as well as knowledge and understanding of the rules and strategies of the game. Special fees may apply.
- 140 – Beginning Bowling (1 credit)
Introduction to beginning bowling. Emphasis on basic skills, scoring, terminology, strategy, rules and etiquette. Special fees may apply.
- 142 – Volleyball (1 credit)
Power volleyball techniques. Stress on competitive rather than recreational aspects.
- 143 – Cycling (1 credit)
The purpose of this class is to teach students how to properly bike on off road trails as well as on the road with and without a group. An emphasis will be placed on safety. Minimum equipment required will be a bike (preferably a mountain bike).
- 144 – Beginning Tennis (1 credit)
Introduction to the basic fundamentals of tennis with emphasis on the forehand and backhand ground strokes as well as the basic serve and volley. Special fees may apply.
- 145 – Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding (1 credit)
The purpose of this class is to teach students how to properly ski and snowboard on groomed trails. An emphasis will be placed on safety. Students need to provide own equipment and are responsible for any lift ticket/user fees. Special fees may apply.
- 148 – Nordic Skiing (1 credit)
Diagonal stride, skating, personal safety, physical principles of exercise, Telemark techniques, and opportunities for participation in cross country skiing. Special fees may apply.
- 154 – Aqua Aerobics (1 credit)
Combining swimming movements and exercises into routines to music as a challenging and interesting way to develop a fitness program. Special fees may apply.
- 163 – Techniques of Scientific Relaxation(1 credit)
The practice of relaxation skills which permits the release of tension and stress saves energy and increases efficiency in daily pursuits
- 174 – Aerobic Dance (1 credit)
A combination of routines that mold dance steps, exercises and locomotor movements into a challenging fun-filled physical fitness program.
- 180 – Beginning Archery Skills (1 credit)
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to beginner archery techniques and skills associated with archery programs. An emphasis will be placed on safety, conservation, and hands-on experiences.
- 181 – Advanced Archery Skills (1 credit)
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to advanced archery techniques and to introduce archery hunting at an entry level. An emphasis will be placed on safety, conservation, and hands-on experiences. Students should have a working knowledge of beginning archery skills prior to enrolling in this course.
- 193 – Adventure, Challenge, and Cooperative Activities in Physical Education (2 credits)
This course presents the concepts of adventure education including cooperative and leadership activities. The students will learn to use and implement a ropes course, climbing walls, orienteering, and new games in the PreK-12 curriculum with diverse populations. Emphasis will be placed on the teaching and methodology of adventure theory. Special fees may apply.
- 221 – Intermediate Swimming (2 credits)
Concentration on stroke development and safety in the water will be emphasized. Lifeguard certification is possible with successful completion of this course. Special fees may apply.
- 247 – Coaching of Softball (2 credits)
The basic skills, rules, and strategies of softball. Coaching techniques.
- 252 – Volleyball Officiating (1 credit)
The discussion and application of rules and officiating techniques. The student will be required to officiate in class athletic programs.
- 261 – Volleyball Coaching (2 credits)
Study of specific skills, coaching techniques, team selection, preparation, judging, and conducting competitive techniques in the sport.
- 264 – Tennis Coaching (2 credits)
Study of specific skills, coaching techniques, team selection, preparation, judging, and conducting competitive techniques in the sport.
- 265 – Coaching of Gymnastics (2 credits)
Study of specific skills, coaching techniques, team selection, preparation, judging, and conducting competitive techniques in the sport.
- 304 – Coaching Soccer Successfully (2 credits)
This course is designed to give aspiring coaches a foundation of successful coaching principles to build upon in the sport of soccer. Topics to include technical skills, coaching philosophy, periodization, weight management, strength training, and risk management.
- 305 – Coaching Wrestling Successfully (2 credits)
This course is designed to give aspiring coaches a foundation of successful coaching principles to build upon in the sport of wrestling. Topics to include technical stills, coaching philosophy, periodization, weight management, strength training, and risk management.
- 306 – Coaching of Football (2 credits)
A study of current trends, techniques, and methods involved in the organization and development of an effective football program from a coaching standpoint.
- 307 – Coaching of Basketball (2 credits)
A study of current trends, techniques, and methods involved in the organization and development of an effective basketball program from a coaching standpoint.
- 308 – Coaching of Baseball (2 credits)
A study of current trends, techniques, and methods involved in the organization and development of an effective baseball program from a coaching standpoint.
- 309 – Coaching Track and Field (2 credits)
Theory, fundamentals, and techniques of coaching track and field. Prerequisite: Junior standing
- 310 – Coaching Hockey Successfully (2 credits)
This course is designed to give aspiring coaches a foundation of successful coaching principles to build upon in the sport of hockey. Topics to include coaching philosophy, strength training, risk management, communicating with your athletes and their parents, teaching and developing hockey skills, planning and conducting practices, evaluating performance, and coaching during games.
- 320 – Contemporary Issues in Coaching (3 credits)
This course is designed to acquaint prospective coaches with the issues associated with coaching youth in interscholastic athletic programs. Emphasis is on high school and middle school athletics. Topics include: athletics, emergency procedures, liability, motivation, human relations, public relations, and minorities in athletics.
- 328 – Officiating Team Sports (2 credits)
Fundamentals of officiating team sports, to include rules, mechanics, procedures and practical application.
- 103 – The Solar System (4 credits)
The astronomer’s understanding of the earth, moon and planets. Explores the basic nature of science and the scientific method. Intended for non-science majors and science majors having an interest in astronomy. Prerequisite: Completion of the minimal University general education math requirement or qualifying for Mathematics 104 or higher via the Mathematics Placement Exam (3+2) (or High School Algebra II)
- 104 – Stars, Galaxies and the Universe
Universe beyond the solar system. Methods of science applied to classification of stars, galaxies, nebulae and exotic objects such as pulsars, quasars and black holes. Intended for non-science majors and science majors having an interest in astronomy. May be taken to satisfy the general education lab science requirement. Prerequisites: Completion of the minimal University general education math requirement or qualifying for Mathematics 104 or higher via the Mathematics Placement Exam. (3+2) (or High School Algebra II)
- 171 – General Physics I (Formerly Physics 107) ( 5 credits)
A survey of mechanics and properties of matter. Recommended for liberal arts majors and pre-professionals. Not recommended for physics majors and minors and pre-engineers.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 106, Mathematics 108 or equivalent. (4+2)
- 172 – General Physics (Formerly Physics 108) (5 credits)
A survey of waves, electricity, magnetism, and nuclear radiation. Recommended for liberal arts majors and pre-professionals. Not recommended for physics majors and minors.
Prerequisite: Physics 171. (4+2)
- 191 – General Physics (Formerly Physics 109) (5 credits)
A survey of mechanics, sound, and heat providing a background for advanced work in these fields. Recommended for students in pre-engineering and majors in physics, chemistry, or mathematics.
Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in or previous completion of Mathematics 171. (4+2)
- 113 – The Solar System – no lab (3 credits)
The astronomer’s understanding of the earth, moon and planets. Explores the basic nature of science and the scientific method. May be used to satisfy laboratory science requirement only if Physics 123 is taken during a later term. Credit may not be earned for both Physics 113 and Physics 103. Prerequisites: Completion of the minimal University general education math requirement or qualifying for Mathematics 104 or higher via the Mathematics placement Exam. (3+0) (or High School Algebra II)
- 114 – Stars, Galaxies and the Universe – no lab (3 credits)
Identical to Physics 104 except no laboratory experience is included. May be used to satisfy laboratory science requirement only if Physics 124 is taken during a later term. Credit may not be earned for both Physics 114 and Physics 104. Prerequisite: Completion of the minimal University general education math requirement or qualifying for Mathematics 104 or higher via the Mathematics Placement Exam. (3+0) (or High School Algebra II)
- 123 – Solar System Laboratory (1 credit)
Laboratory component of the Solar System, Physics 103. Completes four units (crs.) applicable toward laboratory science requirement when taken following Physics 113. Prerequisite: Physics 113. (0+2)
- 124 – Stars, Galaxies and the Universe Laboratory (1 credit)
Laboratory component of Cosmic Evolution, Physics 104. Completes four units (crs.) applicable toward the laboratory science requirement when taken following Physics 114. Prerequisite: Physics 114. (0+2)
- 105 – American Government and Politics (3 credits)
Organization, principles and actual working of the American National Government in all its branches.
- NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE: 115 – International Politics (3 credits)
Development of the nation-state system; role of the great powers, the struggle for power; settlement of disputes; diplomacy, the quest for law, nationalism, contemporary problems.
- 101 – General Psychology (3 credits)
A beginning course in psychology designed to provide an understanding of contemporary approaches to human behavior and to lay the foundation for additional work in psychology. Students must complete a course research requirement. Credit cannot be received for both Psychology 101 and 102 and 110 or Psychology 102 or 104
RADIO TV FILM
- 114 Introduction to Media Aesthetics (3 credits)
The study of conventions and creative strategies through which a mass media communicator expresses thought and emotion. In its exploration of dynamic audio/visual communication, the course will analyze film excerpts, broadcast segments, scripts, art, photography, and influential theory that has impacted production.
- 120 Introduction to Audio/Radio (3 credits)
This course is designed to cover basic theory and techniques of audio production, as well as introductory radio station practices. The course consists of lectures, as well as studio session featuring equipment demonstrations and production exercises in a professional environment. This course also includes experience on the air at the university’s radio station, WRST-FM.
- 250 Introduction to Visual Media (3 credits)
This course introduces students to basic theory and practices related to visual media, including television station operations, studio and field production, camera usage, and editing. Prerequisites: RTF 114.
- 101 – Introductory Sociology (3 credits)
Orientation to the sociological perspective. Basic sociological concepts, research procedures, processes of human interaction, and social institutions.
- 204 – Intermediate Structure and Expression II (Spanish) (5 credits)
Emphasis on reading and discussion of selected works of authors and/or materials of current interest. Will count toward fulfillment of the Bachelor of Arts language requirement. Prerequisite: Spanish 203 or Placement Test. This course replaced Spanish 248 in 2015
- 312 – Advanced Spanish Grammar (5 credits)
Thorough and specific survey of advanced grammatical principles with intensive examination of syntax and of constituents of the Spanish utterance. Prerequisite: Spanish 204, Placement Test, consent of instructor or Spanish 248 with a grade of B or better.
- **(ONLY offered for Salamanca Study Abroad) Spanish 300 – Conversaciones Culturales (3 credits)
Within the Spanish Major and Minor, this course will be considered the first advanced conversation course. It will be based on both Latin American and Spanish cultural aspects through a selection of texts and audiovisual materials. This course is intended to build students’ speaking skills, vocabulary, and understanding of Hispanic cultures. Prerequisites: Spanish 204 or 248 (or equivalent) or instructor permission.
- **(ONLY offered for Salamanca Study Abroad) Spanish 301 – Advanced Composition I (3 credits)
Development of writing skills through composition tasks. This course also includes a grammar review. Prerequisites: Spanish 310 or 312, or Spanish 310 or 312 to be taken concurrently with 301, or permission of instructor.
- **(ONLY offered for Salamanca Study Abroad) Spanish 312 – Advanced Spanish Grammar I (3 credits)
Thorough and specific survey of advanced grammatical principles with intensive examination of syntax and of constituents of the Spanish utterance. Students cannot earn credit for both Spanish 312 and Spanish 310. Prerequisite: Spanish 204, Placement Test, consent of instructor or Spanish 248 with a grade of B or better.
- 352 – Students with Disabilities in General Education (3 credits)
This course is designed to provide a rigorous overview of current best practices regarding legal issues, service delivery, differentiation, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Response to Intervention (RtI), collaboration, and issues of eligibility, cross cultural competence, disproportionality, and transition to adulthood. Emphasis is placed on the legal right to access general education curriculum while supporting students with disabilities in general education settings.The course addresses teaching students with learning disabilities, emotional behavioral disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and autism. Prerequisite: 2.75 GPA or admission to COEHS.
- 202 – American Sign Language I (3 credits)
This course provides students with an introduction to American Sign Language (ASL), a visual/gestural language used by Deaf people in the United States and Canada. The course emphasizes vocabulary, grammar, and fingerspelling. Students practice expressive and receptive communication skills within the context of daily functional interaction such as life in a family, shopping, education, and social scenarios. The importance of non-manual markers such as eye contact, facial expression, and body posture are discussed. An introduction to Deaf culture is provided simultaneously to the language instruction. (Previously Special Education 402)
- 303 – American Sign Language II (3 credits)
This course is designed to enhance students’ conversational proficiency. Students increase their overall sign vocabulary, speed and accuracy of signing, receptive comprehension of signed communication, and awareness of Deaf idiomatic expressions. Fingerspelling proficiency is achieved. Deaf education and culture are explored. Prerequisite: Special Ed 202. (Previously Special Education 403)
- 404 – American Sign Language III (3 credits)
Students become fluent in ASL at the daily conversation level and learn ASL storytelling in this course. Students are expected to provide information and education to increase the use of ASL beyond the classroom. Involvement of ASL communication within the Deaf community. Prerequisite: Special Ed 303. (Previously Special Education 404)
- 161 – Introduction to Theatre (3 credits)
A survey of drama as an integral element in human society in its cultural aspects, intended to stimulate and develop an appreciation for drama as literature and theatre. Meets the Humanities requirement for General Education.
WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES
- 201 – Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies (3 credits)
Introduction to social scientific analysis of the cultural construction of gender and how it affects women’s experiences past and present. Includes interdisciplinary study of women’s issues in the family, work place, media, education, politics, and other cultural institutions, as well as intersections of ethnicity, class, and gender. Provides an introduction to the origins, purpose, subject matter and methods of Women’s and Gender Studies as a discipline for majors/minors and others interested in the field.
UW Oshkosh CAPP
Hours: M–F 7:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
New location: Swart 128 (withing COLS Dean's Suite)
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901