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FALL 2017 QUEST COURSES

Blue text – both courses in the pair end by 3pm

Black text – one or both courses in the pair end after 3pm

Red text – interim course (1/2/18- 1/20/18) 

Quest I

Civic Learning and Communication

How do people understand and engage in community life?

Elementary Ed 110/Secondary Ed 110 Education Policy: Truth and Myths (SS) (XS)

*This is a combined section class*

001D-DIS – TuTh 8:00-9:30AM paired with COMM 111-008C TuTh 11:30AM-1:00PM

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.

English 154 American Literature After the Civil War (HU) (XC)

001C-LEC – MoWeFr 12:40-1:40PM paired with COMM 111-006C MoWe 3:00-4:30PM

A study of American literature from the Civil War to the contemporary moment.

English 165 20th Century British Literature (HU) (XC)

001C-LEC – TuTh 11:30AM-1:00PM paired with COMM 111-302C MoTuWeThFr 9:00AM-12:00PM

A study of British literature written during the 20th century.

History 101 Early Civilization (SS) (XS)

003C-LEC – MoWeFr 11:30AM-12:30PM paired with COMM 111-001C MoWeFr 1:50-2:50PM

Focuses on the history and development of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Persia, Israel, the Greek city-states, and Rome. For each civilization that we study, we will look closely at the geographical environment, social and economic divisions (including the roles both men and women played in their communities), educational and cultural life, what the architecture of the society can reveal about the community, and what political systems and laws each civilization devised to order their lives. The answers to these questions still shape our society today.

History 110 Topics in the History of Modern Civilizations: Children in the Nazi Empire (SS) (XS)

002C-LEC – TuTh 1:20-2:50PM paired with COMM 111-004C TuTh 3:00-4:00

Selected topics in the History of Modern Civilizations. It may be offered with different content.

History 205 Topics in the History of Modern Civilization: Ben Franklin’s World (SS) (XS)

002C-LEC – MWF 8:00-9:00AM paired with COMM 111-003C TuTh – 1:20-2:50PM

Selected topics in the Early History of the United States designed specifically for the Quest courses in the University Studies Program. This course also fulfills requirements for the major and minor. It may be offered with different content.

Problem Based Inquiry Seminar 188 Modern Mathematics and its Applications:  Mathematics and your Political World: Voting, Power, and How You Count(MA) (XM)

001C-LEC – MWF 10:20-11:20AM paired with COMM 111-007C TuTh 8:00-9:30AM

This is a course intended for students whose major program does not require algebra or calculus. Students will see that the connection between the mathematics presented and down-to-earth, concrete real-life problems is direct and immediate. Topics are selected from social choice (voting systems, fair division, apportionment), management science (graphs, networks, scheduling), growth and symmetry (growth, populations, patterns), statistics (data analysis, probability, distributions) and computer technology (algorithms, data storage, coding, graphics). Prerequisite: Mathematics 103, with grade of C or better or placement. (Fall-Spring)

Political Science 112 Power, Justice, and the State (SS) (XS)

001C LEC – MoWeFr 9:10-10:10AM paired with COMM 111-002C MW 3:00-4:30PM

Power, Justice, and the State invites you to consider critical themes of public interest. Why do we have a state? What should the state do and why? What should it not do and why should it not? Sate power may obviously be used for ill, but when and how can it be used for good? Does citizenship create obligations about how to treat others as well as benefits citizens? We will consider several major schools of thought about this, which we label theories of justice. We will discuss the strengths and shortcomings of these theories in practice, looking in depth at various arenas of state involvement.

Women’s Studies 201 Intro to Women’s Studies (SS) (XS)

001C LEC – MWF 8:00-9:00AM paired with COMM 111-005C MWF 1:50-2:50PM

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.

Civic Learning and Writing (WBIS)

How do people understand and engage in community life?

Communication 280 Intro to Organizational Communication (HU) (XC)

001C-LEC – MoWeFr 10:20-11:20AM paired with WBIS 188-010C-The Comic Book TuTh 11:30AM-1:00PM

This course presents both historical and current perspectives on the origins and usefulness of organizational communication theory; it provides the knowledge for understanding and improving communication skills in a variety of organizational settings. Topics may include: decision-making, organizational change, technology, globalization, emotion, assimilation, and other issues central to organizational communication.

Elementary Ed 110/Secondary Ed 110 Education Policy: Truth and Myth (SS) (XS)

*This is a combined section class*

002D-DIS – TuTh 1:20-2:50PM paired with WBIS 188-012C-Creating Identity MoWeFr 9:10-10:10AM

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.

Geography 105 Geographies of Coffee (NW) (SS) (XS)

001C-LEC – MoWeFr 9:10-10:10AM paired with WBIS 188-011C-Celebrity & Celebrity Culture TuTh 1:20-2:50PM

This course examines the physical factors that influence coffee production, the political and economic factors that influence the coffee trade, and the cultural factors that influence coffee consumption.

History 110 Topics in the History of Modern Civilizations: Children in the Nazi Empire (SS) (XS)

001C-LEC – TuTh 11:30AM-1:00PM paired with WBIS 188-015C-Debt & the American Dream MWF 3:00-4:00PM

Selected topics in the History of Modern Civilizations. This course may be offered with different content.

Religious Studies 115 Religion and the Making of Community (ES) (SS) (XS)

001C-LEC – TuTh 1:20-2:50PM paired with WBIS 188-016C-Remembering the Holocaust MoWeFr 9:10-10:10AM

Through fiction, autobiographies, scholarly essays, and interviews this class will explore how religion serves both to create community and isolate individuals both on campus and in the wider community. We will discuss how religious communities from German Lutherans, Hmong, and Muslims to Ho-Chunks, Evangelical Christians, and secular individuals transform and retain their traditions as meet each other in the classroom and the public square. Rather than trying to be exhaustive, an impossible task for any course, we will attend closely to how migration affects three arenas of religious expression-student groups, public life, and the home. Throughout the semester we hone our skills at civic engagement, skills we will use throughout our years at UWO, particularly in quest 3.

Theatre 180 Creative Process (HU) (XC)

002C-LEC – TuTh 11:30-1:00 PM paired with WBIS 188-017C-Remembering the Holocaust MoWeFr 10:20-11:20PM

This course explores the nature of creativity in ourselves through Theatre games and exercises. It will expand awareness, stimulate imagination, and develop freedom of expression. The class will focus on increasing observation skills, discovering abilities of the body and voice, gaining knowledge of self and raising self-confidence. In addition, this class will heighten the student’s understanding of Theatre, dramatic action and performance on stage and in all artistic disciplines.

Women’s Studies 201 Intro to Women’s and Gender Studies (SS) (XS)

002C-LEC – MoWeFr 10:20-11:20AM paired with WBIS 188-018C-Remembering the Holocaust MoWeFr 12:40-1:40PM

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.

Intercultural Knowledge and Communication

How do people understand and bridge cultural differences?

Anthropology 123 Cultural Diversity in the U.S. (ES) (HU) (XC)

001C-LEC – TuTh 9:40-11:10AM paired with COMM 111-018C TuTh 1:20-1:50PM

An analytical and descriptive survey of selected cultures representative of major American ethnic groups.

Art 102 Drawing I: Ethnic Studies (ES) (HU) (XC)

001L-LAB – MW 10:20AM-12:30PM paired with COMM 111-009C MWF 8:00-9:00AM

Beginning studio course in drawing for Art Majors and Minors. Emphasis on developing basic skills, and creative expression through visual exploration and problem solving. The course will focus on the intercultural knowledge and competence question and counts toward the Ethnic Studies Requirement. Special fees may apply.

Foreign Language & Literature 124 Germany: From Local to Global (GC) (HU) (XC)

001C-LEC – TuTh 11:30AM-1:00PM paired with COMM 111-010C MWF 9:10-10:10AM

The goal of this course is to introduce students to Germany, its main historical developments, its role within the EU and worldwide. Students will read, hear, discuss, and write about topics such as geography, German history, German immigration and influence to the US and Wisconsin, Germany’s industry and trade, business, sustainability, political system, society, trends in contemporary culture, media, and tourism. The study of German history and culture furnishes a context for appreciating diverse cultures and their traditions and for investigating forms and sources of interaction and interdependence at the local and global level.

Geography 107 People, Places, and Culture of the World (GC) (NW) (SS) (XS)

001C-LEC – MWF 9:10-10:10AM paired with COMM 111-013 MWF 10:20-11:20AM

This course will focus on people’s lifeways and cultures around the world from agricultural practices to sports. Students will also examine how people interact with individuals from different cultures and deal with cultural differences.

Political Science 111 Culture and the Politics of Memory (GC) (NW) (SS) (XS)

Course title changing to (Politics and Culture – Global Perspectives)

001C-LEC – TuTh 9:40-11:10AM paired with COMM 111-014C MWF 10:20-11:20AM

This Quest 1 course examines how collective memory is created and mobilized culturally, socially and politically to develop democratic societies. We will examine the political debates, controversies, and compromises surrounding how to memorialize (or to forget) traumatic histories and analyze the political role of commemoration for new democracies.

Psychology 102 General Psychology: Ethnic Studies (ES) (SS) (XS)

002C-LEC – TuTh 1:20-2:50PM paired with COMM 111-019C TuTh 3:00-4:30PM

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 research requirement. This course will focus on the intercultural knowledge and competence question and counts toward the Ethnic Studies Requirement.

Religious Studies 102 World Religions (GC) (HU) (NW) (XC)

002C-LEC – TuTh 11:30AM-1:00PM paired with COMM 111-017C MWF 9:10AM-10:10AM

A historical survey of the basic experiential, mythical, doctrinal, ethical, ritual, and social dimensions in the world’s major traditions: tribal religion, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese and Japanese religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Students may not receive credit for both Religious Studies 102 and Religious Studies 110.

Religious Studies 123 Religion and the Other (GC) (HU) (NW) (XC)

001C-LEC – MWF 12:40-1:40PM paired with COMM 111-011C-MWF 11:30AM-12:30PM

This course will use novels and films to observe the ways that we in the West have thought and written about other people and places. Focusing on the religions of Asia and the Middle East, we will not only question the stereotypes we will have inherited, but we will also consider, for example, how Americans can be fascinated with Hindu yoga and Buddhist meditation while harboring an intense fear of Islam.

Social Justice 102 Intro to Social Justice (ES) (SS) (XS)

002C-LEC – MW 3:00-4:30PM paired with COMM 111-016C TuTh 1:20-2:50PM

This is an introductory course focused on social justice, designed to provide an understanding of contemporary issues related to social justice and in identifying and assessing relevant social, economic and behavioral factors which impact people experiencing injustice and oppression. Topics including race, gender, class, disability, gender orientation and environmental injustice, (historic and current) will be explored. Corrective measures which have been used as well as potential corrective measures will also be explored. Course will focus on the Intercultural Knowledge and Competence question and count toward the Ethnic Studies requirement.

Sociology 101 Introductory Sociology (ES) (SS) (XS)

001C-LEC – TuTh 9:40-11:10AM paired with COMM 111-015C TuTh 11:30AM-1:00PM

Orientation to the sociological perspective. Basic sociological concepts, research procedures, processes of human interaction, and social institutions.

Sociology 111 Race, Ethnicity, and Society (ES) (SS) (XS)

001C-LEC – MWF 9:10-10:10AM paired with COMM 111-030C MWF 1:50-2:50PM

This course is designed to cultivate and enhance your cultural and racial literacy through the employment of sociological perspectives. Broadly defined, sociology is an inquiry about the relationships between society and people, and in this course, the focus is on developing a sociologically-based intercultural and interracial knowledge and understanding. The course explores the ways in which social forces shape the ways we tend to think and act as social beings, the opportunities and obstacles that are unevenly distributed along racial/ethnic lines, and the consequences and implications of such inequities.

Theatre 150 Introduction to Theatre Design (ES) (HU) (XC)

001C-LEC – MWF 10:20-11:20AM paired with COMM 111-012C MWF 1:50-2:50PM

An introduction to the basic elements of theatre from both the Western and non-Western perspective with a special emphasis on the role of the theatrical designer and the process of design.

Intercultural Knowledge and Writing (WBIS)

How do people understand and bridge cultural differences?

Anthropology 123 Cultural Diversity in the U.S. (ES) (HU) (XC)

002C-LEC – TuTh 11:30AM-1:00PM paired with WBIS 188-001C-Crime Narratives MWF 11:30AM-12:30PM

An analytical and descriptive survey of selected cultures representative of major American ethnic groups.

Art 102 Drawing I: Ethnic Studies (ES) (HU) (XC)

002L-LAB – MoWe 4:10-6:20PM paired with WBIS 188-004C-The Immigrant in America MWF 1:50-2:50PM

Beginning studio course in drawing for Art Majors and Minors. Emphasis on developing basic skills, and creative expression through visual exploration and problem solving. The course will focus on the intercultural knowledge and competence question and counts toward the Ethnic Studies Requirement. Special fees may apply.

Communication 213 Interpersonal Comm: Ethnic Studies (ES) (HU) (XC)

002C-LEC – TuTh 11:30AM-1:00PM paired with WBIS 188-009C-Hip Hop TuTh 1:20-2:50PM

Examination of the components of interpersonal speech communication. Lectures, discussion, 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. Intercultural Communication focused.

Elementary Ed/Secondary Ed 111 Culture, Identity, and Educational Journeys (ES) (HU) (XC)

*This is a combined section class*

001C-LEC – TuTh 9:40-11:10AM paired with WBIS 188-008C-American’s Great Migration TuTh 11:30AM-1:00PM

Culture, Identity and Educational Journeys focuses on developing an understanding of culture in our lives, examine personal and group concepts of identity, and make connections to diverse culture groups specifically those from refugee and immigrant backgrounds through the process of creating narratives of educational journeys.

Foreign Language & Literature 124 Germany: From Local to Global (GC) (HU) (XC)

002C-LEC – TuTh 1:20-2:50PM paired with WBIS 188-002-Watch Your Language TuTh 9:40-11:10AM

The goal of this course is to introduce students to Germany, its main historical developments, its role within the EU and worldwide. Students will read, hear, discuss, and write about topics such as geography, German history, German immigration and influence to the US and Wisconsin, Germany’s industry and trade, business, sustainability, political system, society, trends in contemporary culture, media, and tourism. The study of German history and culture furnishes a context for appreciating diverse cultures and their traditions and for investigating forms and sources of interaction and interdependence at the local and global level.

Geography 107 People, Places, and Cultures of the World (GC) (NW) (SS) (XS)

002C-LEC – TuTh 1:20-2:50PM paired with WBIS 188-006C-Learn from Harry Potter MoWeFr 10:20-11:20AM

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 research requirement. This course will focus on the intercultural knowledge and competence question and counts toward the Ethnic Studies Requirement.

Psychology 102 General Psychology: Ethnic Studies (ES) (SS) (XS)

001C-LEC – MWF 9:10-10:10AM paired with WBIS 188-007C-Hip Hop TuTh 8:00-9:30AM

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 research requirement. This course will focus on the intercultural knowledge and competence question and counts toward the Ethnic Studies Requirement.

Social Justice 102 Introduction to Social Justice (ES) (SS) (XS)

001C-LEC – MoWe 1:50-3:20PM paired with WBIS 188-005C-Learn from Harry Potter MWF 9:10-10:10AM

This is an introductory course focused on social justice, designed to provide an understanding of contemporary issues related to social justice and in identifying and assessing relevant social, economic and behavioral factors which impact people experiencing injustice and oppression. Topics including race, gender, class, disability, gender orientation and environmental injustice, (historic and current) will be explored. Corrective measures which have been used as well as potential corrective measures will also be explored. Course will focus on the Intercultural Knowledge and Competence question and count toward the Ethnic Studies requirement.

Sustainability and Communication

How do people understand and create a more sustainable world?

Communication 254 Environmental Communication (HU) (XC)

002C-LEC – TuTh 11:30AM-1:00PM paired with COMM 111-022C MoWeFr 11:30-12:30PM

This course focuses on the role that human communication plays in influencing the ways we engage the concept of sustainability and perceive the environment. It also explores how we construct environmental issues and decide what actions to take with regards to those issues.

English 151 British Literature to the 18th Century (HU) (XC)

001C-LEC – MWF 10:20-11:20PM paired with COMM 111-023C TuTh 3:00-4:30PM

Revolutions are born from more than a single moment in time or even a string of events. We’ll uncover clues about the range of factors that contribute to revolutions by studying English literature from the Middle Ages through the Early Modern period. We’ll examine how revolutions contribute to the sustainability of a culture.

English 153 American Literature Through Civil War (HU) (XC)

001C-LEC – TuTh 9:40-11:10AM paired with COMM 111-025C TuTh 8:00-9:30AM

An introduction to American literature from its origins to the end of the Civil War, with a particular emphasis on sustainability. Throughout the term we’ll explore the richness and diversity of America’s literary heritage, and we’ll seek to understand the many complex ways in which American writers reflected, recorded, challenged, and helped to shape American Culture.

Environmental Studies 101 Seminar on Environmental Issues (GC) (SS) (XS)

003C-LEC – TuTh 9:40-11:10AM paired with COMM 111-020C MoWeFr 8:00-9:00AM

An interdisciplinary course exploring the complex relationships between humans and ecosystems. Conservation biology, social science, and environmental ethics will be introduced to illuminate contemporary environmental issues (specific topics will vary). The course will facilitate critical questioning about the proper relationship between humans and the natural world, while providing an introduction to the field of environmental studies.

Environmental Studies 102 Introduction to Sustainability (SS) (XS)

001C-LEC – TuTh 1:20-2:50PM paired with COMM 111-029C MWF 11:30AM-12:30PM

This course explores the many contested meanings of the term “sustainability.” Sustainability might mean, for some people, nothing more than tips for how to live “green.” In this class, however, we will treat sustainability as a lens of inquiry, a way of analyzing and assessing the complicated social, economic, and environmental problems that our society faces in the twenty-first century. These issues arise all around us, in the food we eat, the cars we drive, and the communities that we inhabit. And they occur at a variety of scales from the very local (such as the campus of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh) to the global. There is no single path to sustainability, no single solution to complicated problems. In this class, we will learn to think critically about sustainability issues, policies, solutions, and responsibilities.

Foreign Language & Literature 122 Indigenous and Colonial Narratives of Nature   (HU) (XC)

001C-LEC – TuTh 9:40-11:10AM paired with COMM 111-028C TuTh 3:00-4:30PM

This course will explore how language and cultural background shape our views of the environment. Views of ethnic identity and environment were different for the Spaniards who arrived to what we call Latin America during the sixteenth century, than for the Indigenous people. Analysis of what constitutes “nature” and “sense of place” from different perspectives (literary, sociological, ecological, and historical) will be the main focus of the course through written primary and secondary texts, films, and a variety of other media.

Geology 102 Physical Geology (NS) (XL)

A01L-LAB – Tu 3:00-5:10PM, A01D-DIS – Th 3:00-4:00PM,  A09C-LEC – MWF 10:20-11:20 AM Paired with COMM 111-021C TuTh 11:30AM-1:00PM

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. (3+2 or 3+2+1) (Fall-Spring). Special Fees may apply.

Philosophy 104 Ethics (HU) (XC)

003C-LEC – TuTh 11:30AM-1:00PM paired with COMM 111-301C MoTuWeThFr 9:00AM-12:00PM

Analysis of the principal theories of 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.

Physical Science 101 Workshop Physical Science (NS) (XL)

B02L-LAB – MoWe 10:20AM-12:30PM, B09C-LEC – Fr 10:20-11:20AM paired with COMM 111-026C TuTh 11:30AM-1:00PM

A hands-on course covering basic concepts in physical science through active engagement with guided computer-based laboratories, student-directed projects, interactive demonstrations, and class discussions. Emphasis on the nature and limits of science.

Social Justice 101 Introduction to Social Justice (SS) (XS)

001C-LEC – MoWeFr 9:10-10:10AM paired with COMM 111-027C TuTh 11:30AM-1:00PM

This is an introductory course focused on social justice, designed to provide an understanding of contemporary issues related to social justice and in identifying and assessing relevant social, economic and behavioral factors which impact people experiencing injustice and oppression. Topics including race, gender, class, disability, gender orientation and environmental injustice, (historic and current) will be explored. Corrective measures which have been used as well as potential corrective measures will also be explored.

Theatre 160 Introduction to Acting (HU) (XC)

002C-LEC – TuTh 9:40- 11:40AM paired with COMM 111-024C TuTh 1:20-2:50PM

Basic theories and techniques of acting. Body and voice training as a basis for development of dramatic characterization. Application of course content through performance presentations. Signature question of “How do people understand and create a more sustainable world?” will serve as a focus for the course.

Sustainability and Writing (WBIS)

How do people understand and create a more sustainable world?

Communication 254 Environmental Communication (HU) (XC)

001C-LEC – TuTh 8:00-9:30AM paired with WBIS 188-021C-Gaming Sustainable Worlds  MoWeFr 9:10-10:10AM

This course focuses on the role that human communication plays in influencing the ways we engage the concept of sustainability and perceive the environment. It also explores how we construct environmental issues and decide what actions to take with regards to those issues.

Engineering Technology 113 Introduction to Sustainable Engineering (NS) (XL)

A09C-LEC – MoWeFr 8:00 AM-9:00 AM, A01L LAB – Tu 8:00 AM-10:10 AM paired with WBIS 188-022C-Gaming Sustainable Worlds MWF 1:50-2:50PM

The lack of sustainable practices in segments of our society is becoming more and more evident (e.g. climate change, toxic algal blooms, anoxic zones in surface waters and aquifer depletion). Degradation of our ecosystem not only reduces its beneficial use, it may also undermine the capacity to sustain our growing population. It is in this context that we explore the role of engineering and engineered solutions to pressing environmental issues.

Environmental Studies 101 Seminar on Environmental Issues (GC) (SS) (XS)

004C-LEC – TuTh 11:30AM-1:00PM paired with WBIS 188-026C-A is for Ark, Z is for Zoo TuTh 9:40-11:10AM

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.

Philosophy 104 Ethics (HU) (XC)

004C-LEC – TuTh 3:00-4:30PM paired with WBIS 188-023C-Gaming Sustainable Worlds MWF 1:50-2:50PM

Analysis of the principal theories of 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.

Physical Science 101 Workshop Physical Science (NS) (XL)

A01L-LAB – MW 8:00-10:10AM, A09C-LEC – F 9:10-10:10AM, paired with WBIS 188-025C-A is for Ark, Z is for Zoo – TuTh 8:00-9:30AM

OR

C03L-LAB – TuTh 8:00-10:10AM, C09C-LEC – F 8:00-9:00AM paired with WBIS 188-022C-Gaming Sustainable Worlds – MWF 10:20-11:20AM

A hands-on course covering basic concepts in physical science through active engagement with guided computer-based laboratories, student-directed projects, interactive demonstrations, and class discussions. Emphasis on the nature and limits of science.

Political Science 116 Environmental Politics of Sustainability (SS) (XS)

001C-LEC – TuTh 3:00-4:30PM paired with WBIS 188-027C-A is for Ark, Z is for Zoo TuTh 11:30AM-1:00PM

This course examines the political forces and challenges to developing and adopting sustainable environmental policies in the United States. This course provides an overview of the U.S. political system, sustainability as a lens of inquiry, and the policy making process. What values do we want to sustain? Do environmental policies support these values? Specific policy areas examined include air, water, land, energy, waste, plant, and animal life.

Social Justice 101 Introduction to Social Justice (SS) (XS)

002C-LEC – TuTh 3:00-4:30PM paired with WBIS 188-024C-Gaming Sustainable Worlds MoWeFr 3:00-4:00PM

This is an introductory course focused on social justice, designed to provide an understanding of contemporary issues related to social justice and in identifying and assessing relevant social, economic and behavioral factors which impact people experiencing injustice and oppression. Topics including race, gender, class, disability, gender orientation and environmental injustice, (historic and current) will be explored. Corrective measures which have been used as well as potential corrective measures will also be explored.

Unpaired Options

Intercultural Knowledge

How do people understand and bridge cultural differences?

Communication 213 Interpersonal Communication: Ethnic Studies (ES) (HU) (XC)

001C-LEC – TuTh 9:40AM-11:10AM

Examination of the components of interpersonal speech communication. Lectures, discussion, 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. Intercultural Communication focused.

English 168 Examining Multi-Ethnic American Literature (ES) (HU) (XC)

001C-LEC – MWF 11:30AM-12:30PM

An introduction to the similarities and differences among themes, cultures, histories, and/or periods of development in a combination of U.S. racial and ethnic literacy traditions. This examination will include authors from racially marginalized groups, such as Asian Americans, Latinos, African Americans, and/or Native Americans.

Psychology 102 General Psychology: Ethnic Studies (ES) (SS) (XS)

003C-LEC – TuTh 3:00-4:30PM

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 research requirement. This course will focus on the intercultural knowledge and competence question and counts toward the Ethnic Studies Requirement.

Religious Studies 102: World Religions (GC) (HU) (NW) (XC)

001-LEC – TuTh 8:00-9:30AM

A historical survey of the basic experiential, mythical, doctrinal, ethical, ritual, and social dimensions in the world’s major traditions: tribal religion, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese and Japanese religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Sustainability

How do people understand and create a more sustainable world?

Geography 106 Food, Agriculture, and Soils (SS) (XS)

001C-LEC – MWF 8:00-9:00AM

This course introduces students to the basic principles of soils and soil properties, the various types of agricultural systems, and applying sustainability as a lens of inquiry to examine the relationships between agriculture and soils.

Writing (WBIS)

Complete course descriptions available here

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Quest II (UNPAIRED)

Civic Learning and Communication

How do people understand and engage in community life?

Blue text – course ends by 3 pm

English 210-Classical and Medieval Literature (HU) (XC)

001C-LEC –  MoWeFr 10:20AM-11:20AM

A study of the literature from antiquity to the Renaissance, which may include classical works of Greece, Rome, Britain, and continental Europe. Prerequisite: Any Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar (WBIS 188), or English 101, or English 110. Writing assignments will be required.

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Quest III

Blue text – courses end by 3 pm

Black text – courses end after 3 pm

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Civic Learning and Communication

How do people understand and engage in community life?

History 215-Topics in History Optimal Content (SS) (XS)

001C-LEC – MoWeFr 1:50PM-2:50PM, Community Partner: Oshkosh Area Community Pantry and St Vincent de Paul

Selected topics in History. It may be offered with different content.

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.

Interdisciplinary 270-Telling Stories for Fun, Profit, and World Peace (HU) (XC)

001C-LEC – TuTh 3:00PM-4:30PM, Community Partner: Humans of Oshkosh

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.

Physical Education 208-Effective Leadership in Adventure, Outdoor, and Recreation Education (SS) (XS)

001C-LEC – MoWe 10:20AM-11:20 AM,  Mo 3:45PM-5:00PM or We 3:45PM-5:00PM, Community Partner: Lighted Schoolhouse

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 an area elementary school by creating an active recess experience for the students. You will plan activities to take to recesses to engage the students in physical activity. You will need to pass a criminal background check in order to work with children.

Political Science 105-American Government and Politics (SS) (XS)

301C-LEC – INTERIM Community Partner: Oshkosh City Council

Organization, principles and actual working of the American National Government in all its branches.

Community Experience: In this course you will work the Oshkosh City Council to see firsthand how city government works.

Political Science 108-Essentials of Civic Engagement (SS) (XS)

001C-LEC – TuTh 3:00 PM-4:30 PM, Community Partner: Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Centre Or UWO Women’s Center

Introduces the student to the obligations and benefits of active citizenship and participation in their communities. Theories of citizenship and citizen activity, policy analysis, the state of public policies at the full array of governing levels from local to global and experiential activities within the community are featured. This is the gateway course to both the Civic Engagement Minor and the Civic Engagement emphasis within the Political Science Major.

Community Experience: In this course you will work with an organization that focuses on improving conditions for those living through domestic violence. As a group you will tackle issues women face by developing creative solutions to improve services.

Political Science 108-Essentials of Civic Engagement (SS) (XS)

001C-LEC – TuTh 3:00 PM-4:30 PM, Community Partner: Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Centre Or UWO Women’s Center

Introduces the student to the obligations and benefits of active citizenship and participation in their communities. Theories of citizenship and citizen activity, policy analysis, the state of public policies at the full array of governing levels from local to global and experiential activities within the community are featured. This is the gateway course to both the Civic Engagement Minor and the Civic Engagement emphasis within the Political Science Major.

Community Experience: In this course you will work with an organization that focuses on improving conditions for those living through domestic violence. As a group you will tackle issues women face by developing creative solutions to improve services.

Quest III Intercultural Knowledge

How do people understand and bridge cultural differences?

Foreign Language & Literature 230-Migration, Culture, and Human Rights in the Americas (GC) (HU) (NW) (XC

001C -LEC – Weeks 1-4 Tu 1:30-2:30, Th 1:30-3:30 in classroom. Weeks 5+ Tu 1:30-2:30 OR 2:30-3:30 community site (no classroom), Th 1:30-3:30 classroom. Community Partner: Winnebago County Literacy Counci

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: In 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 one on one as an English tutor through the Winnebago County Literacy Council.

Interdisciplinary 224-Conflict and Memorial (ES) (HU) (XC)

001C-LEC – MoWeFr 1:50PM-2:50PM Community Partner: Veteran’s Resource Center

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.

Theatre 275-Interactive Theatre (ES) (HU) (XC)

001C-LEC – TuTh 1:20PM-2:50PM Community Partner: Multicultural Groups

Interactive Theatre is a performance mode designed to prompt difficult dialogues and to lead its participants both actors and audiences through a process of creating social changes. This course will provide students with the opportunity to learn and later employ the precepts of Interactive Theatre for the purpose of addressing issues of diversity, including (but not limited to) ethnic and racial diversity. Students will explore Interactive Theatre techniques from the perspective of actors, directors, designers, and playwrights.

Community Experience: In this course you will work with multicultural groups from campus and the community. You will join those groups for the semester, learn about their experiences in Oshkosh, and then use that knowledge to create short performances that engage the audience in a dialogue on the topic.

Quest III Sustainability

How do people understand and create a more sustainable world?

Anthropology 220-Culture and Health (SS) (XS)

001C-LEC – TuTh 11:30AM-1:00PM Community Partner: Oshkosh Community Pantry & ReThink

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 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.

Business 275-Sustainability: The 21st Century Business Strategy (SS) (XS)

001C-LEC – MoWe 3:00PM-4:30PM Community Partner: Growing Oshkosh & Habitat for Humanity

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.

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 Growing Oshkosh and the Habitat ReStore. You will work with one organization throughout the semester, where you will learn about their operations and then apply your course knowledge to an issue they are facing.

History 210-Topics in the Modern History of the United States (SS) (XS)

002C-LEC – TuTh 1:20PM-2:50PM Community Partner: Farmers

Selected topics in the Modern History of the United States. It may be offered with different content.

Community Experience: In this course you become an Oral Historian. You will work with area farmers to collect and record oral histories. Traveling away from the university may be required.

Urban Planning 250-Urban Sustainability (SS) (XS)

001C-LEC – TuTh 8:00AM-9:30AM Community Partner: City of Oshkosh, Habitat for Humanity, and ReThink

The course focuses on issues of environmental sustainability within an urban context. Students will explore the definition of sustainability and examine methods to measure sustainability. The course will examine potentially sustainable solutions, such as urban growth boundaries, public transportation, and green buildings. The course will also consider questions, such as the differential impact of the pollution on disadvantaged population groups and on human health. Each student will complete a substantial community engagement project examining an aspect of urban sustainability in Oshkosh and document this experience in a term paper and group presentation to classmates and community representatives.

Community Experience: The projects for this course vary based on which community partner you work with. Each project requires you to assess the built environment in your community.

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