FALL 2019 QUEST III COURSES
Signature Questions (SQ)
Civic Learning (CL): How do people understand and engage in community life?
Intercultural Knowledge (ICK): How do people understand and bridge cultural differences?
Sustainability (SUS): How do people understand and create a more sustainable world?
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|Anthropology 220Q3: Celebrating Culture through the Arts (ES) (XC)|
This course is focused on anthropological approaches used to explore the dynamic relationship between culture and health. Throughout the semester, students will also assess how certain cultural practices, economic systems, and forms of political organization either prevent or contribute to the creation of a more sustainable world. In this class, students will learn some of the methods anthropologists use to monitor the interaction between cultural variables and human physiological wellbeing, including auxological techniques as well as how medical anthropologists apply ethnographic methods and anthropological theory to address many pressing issues in global health.
Community Experience: In this course you will work with a Community Partner that works with people living in poverty. You will reflect on these experiences as it relates to course content.
Oshkosh Community Pantry
|Art 224Q3: Conflict and Memorial (ES) (XC)|
Students will examine art/memorials and reference that knowledge in Community Engagement projects as they expand their knowledge and understanding of the ways monuments and memorials function for individuals, groups, and communities.
Community Experience: In this course you will work with culturally diverse military groups and individuals, learn their stories, and create mini monuments for those individuals.
Veteran's Resource Center
| Biology 104Q3: Ecosphere in Crisis (XL)|
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.
Special course fees will be charged to cover the cost of transportation during local field trips.
Community Experience: In this course students will work with elementary students at local schools to share lessons with them related to the topics covered in the course.
Local Elementary and Middle Schools
|Business 275Q3: Sustainability: The 21st Century Business Strategy (XS)|
This course addresses the concept of sustainability with a focus on strategy for organizations. Emphasis is on the triple bottom line of economic, social and environmental perspectives and how the strategy of an organization impacts each of these areas on a micro and macro level, both short and long-term. A substantial portion of the course surrounds a Community Experience with a Community Partner. This experience will involve application of course materials to a major issue our partner is facing.
Special fees may apply.
Community Experience: In this course you will take lessons learned in the course related to supply chain, marketing, and social entrepreneurship and apply them to projects at the Oshkosh Habitat ReStore. You will learn about their operations and then apply your course knowledge to an issue they are facing.
Habitat for Humanity of Oshkosh, ReStore
|Foreign Language & Literature 230Q3: Migration, Culture, and Human Rights in the Americas (GC) (XC)|
This course addresses the signature question: How do people understand and bridge cultural difference? This course also incorporates the Global Citizenship course criteria. The context for discussion is Latin America and the focus is human migration within national borders and beyond. Through studies of migration, the course examines historically the national, cultural, political and social situations of selected Latin American countries and asks: Why do people migrate? What does migration mean to them? What are the results of migration personally, nationally and globally? A basis for study is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Community Experience: IIn this course you will work with individuals studying to learn English. Many of these individuals are refugees who have resettled in the Oshkosh community. You will work as either an English tutor at the Winnebago County Literary Council or alongside an English Language Specialist at Merrill Middle and Elementary School. The course includes a Community Experience project with a local organization partner that is concerned with literacy tutoring and international refugees in the Oshkosh area.
You will need to pass a criminal background check in order to work with children.
|A09C – Weeks 1-4 classroom |
Tu OR Th 1:30-3:30PM
& field experience opposite classroom
001F Tu 8:20-9:30AM
002F Tu 9:20-11:10AM
003F Tu 1:40-3:00PM
004F Tu 11:30AM-12:30PM
005F Tu 12:30-1:30PM
006F Tu 1:30-2:30PM
008F Th 8:20-9:30AM
009F Th 9:40-11:10AM
010F Th 1:40-2:50PM
011F Th 12:30-1:30PM
012F Th 1:30-2:30PM
Winnebago County Literacy Council, Merrill Elementary & Middle School, World Relief
|History 215Q3: Topics in History (XS) Charity and Memory: Medieval England to Modern USA|
"How do societies respond to poverty? This course will focus on how different governments and civic organizations have answered that question from medieval England to the early USA to present-day Oshkosh."
Community Experience: In this course you will work with the Oshkosh Area Community Pantry to witness the impact of food as it relates to culture and health. You will do a variety of projects at the pantry to gain an understanding of how the organization assists the local community. In this course you will work with a Community Partner that works with people living in poverty. You will reflect on these experiences as it relates to course content.
Oshkosh Area Community Pantry and St Vincent de Paul
|270Q3: Telling Stories for Fun, Profit, and World Peace (XC)|
True stories have great power. They have the power to inform/ they have power to effect change. Study how humans told personal stories through the ages, and how those stories shape our world. Hear stories firsthand, build awareness of your own civic identity and learn the components of good storytelling. Use your storytelling voice to help others tell their own stories with accuracy and compassion on multiple platforms (print and online).
Community Experience: In this course you become one of the story tellers behind Humans of Oshkosh. You will be required to venture into the local Oshkosh community, find interesting people, and tell their story.
Local Oshkosh Residents
|Physical Education 208Q3: Effective Leadership in Adventure, Outdoor, and Recreation Education (XS)|
This course presents the concepts of adventure, outdoor, and recreation education including cooperative and leadership activities Each student will take part in a civic engagement experience where they will help teach others how to react and respond to a variety of situations they engage in while being physically active. Some of the activities students could be involved in are: individual and dual sports, team sports and rock climbing, swimming, cycling, running, and ice skating. A focus will be placed on the pedagogical aspects of adventure, outdoor, and recreation education and how these activities build community through physical activity as well as the transferable skills of leadership in adventure, recreation, and in the outdoors.
Community Experience: In this course you will work with children enrolled in the Lighted School House After School Program. There you will take the lessons learned in your course and apply them to lessons you will prepare for the elementary and middle school students.
You will need to pass a criminal background check in order to work with children.
Lighted School House After School Program
|Political Science 105Q3: American Government and Politics (XS)|
Organization, principles and actual working of the American National Government in all its branches.
Community Experience:You will partner with the Oshkosh Area Community Pantry where you will see firsthand how politics affects what people can eat. You will participate in a variety of programs at the pantry and work on one larger project to assist the organization.
ReThink & Oshkosh Area Community Pantry
| RTF 220Q3: Digital Narratives(XC)|
The course focuses on how our relationships with our local communities impact our culture, our politics, and our neighbors in the context of digital narratives. To that end, this course will introduce students to community organizations and help them establish reciprocal, working relationships that will produce a digital media object that meets the needs of the community organization. This course will introduce students to a variety of theories and concepts related to digital narratives, including platform affordances, digital media literacy, and digital audiences and publics. The outcome of the collaboration will allow students to craft meaningful narratives about Oshkosh in a way that speaks to the affordances and expectations of the 21st century while remaining grounded in local conditions.
City of Oshkosh: Public Arts and Beautification Committee
|Women & Gender Studies 204Q3: Global Perspectives on Women and Gender (XS) (GC)|
Course examines women's status and power around the globe, with a specific focus on the following issues; education, health and reproduction, family, gendered violence, work, the environment, and political representation. Focus on past and present transnational feminist movements to combat oppression and improve the lives of girls and women worldwide.
Students will help SEPO Zambia research and generate ideas that will advance their mission. In groups, students will select a topic related to SEPO Zambia’s current work and create a project proposal. Each group will meet with the Mushe, co-founder of SEPO Zambia, at various points throughout the semester. At the end of the semester, students will pitch their project idea and plan to our community partner, who will consider the project for implementation.