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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 or any exceptions for CAPP students can be found here.

Art

  • 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.)

Biology

  • 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 (3 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 (Primarily for Physical education and nursing students). (2+2)

Business

  • 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.)

Chemistry

  • 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.  
    (4 + 2)

  • 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)

Communication

  • 111 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 credits)
    Introduction to theory and practice of communicating in interpersonal and public speaking settings.

Computer Science

  • 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, 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.

Economics

  • 106 - General Economics (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.

English

  • 101 - College English I (3 credits)
    A Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar for university students with 30 or more credits and for CAPP students designed primarily to develop the understanding and skills needed to read and write intelligently at the college level. Some attention is given to responsible handling of research materials.  Successful completion of English 101 fulfills the first level of the General Education composition requirement. Successful completion will fulfill the Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar requirement. Students who have earned credit for WBIS 188 may not take English 101. Students cannot earn credit for both English 101 and WBIS.

  • 212 - British Literature II (3 credits)
     A study of English literature from 1800 to present. Prerequisite: Any Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar (WBIS 188), or English 101, or English 110. Writing assignments will be required.

  • 213 - American Literature I (3 credits)
    A study of American literature from its beginnings to the Civil War.  
    Prerequisite: Any Writing Based Inquiry Seminar (WBIS 188), or English 101, or English 110. Writing assignments will be required.

  • 214 - American Literature II (3 credits)
    A study of American literature from the Civil War to 1950. 
    Prerequisite: Any Writing Based Inquiry Seminar (WBIS 188), or English 101, or English 110. Writing assignments will be required.

  • 226 - Modern American Literature (3 credits)
    A study of works by post-19th century American writers.  Primarily for non-majors.  Prerequisite: Any Writing Inquiry Seminar (WBIS 188) or English 101 or English 110.  Writing assignments will be required.

  • 227 - Modern World Literature (3 credits)
    A study of works by modern world authors, in English or English translations.  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: Any Writing- Based Inquiry Seminar (WBIS 188) or English 101 or English 110.  Writing assignments will be required.

  • 231 - Literature and Film (3 credits)
    A study of some significant literary works in conjunction with their film adaptations to compare artistic representations. 
    Prerequisite: Any Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar (WBIS 188) or English 101 or English 110. Writing assignments will be required.

French

  • 248 - Fourth Semester French for CAP Program (5 credits)
    An intensive two-semester course taught at high schools affiliated with the CAP Program featuring development of intermediate conversational skills and reading skills through the study of works of French literature and other appropriate materials. This course is a substitute for French 204 and 208.

  • 312 - Advanced French Grammar (5 credits)
    French 312, Advanced French Grammar. Prerequisties: French 204, or 248 with a grade of B or better.

Geography

  • 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.

    German

    • 248 - Fourth Semester German for CAP Program (5 credits)
      An intensive two-semester course taught at high schools affiliated with the CAP Program featuring development of advanced intermediate conversational skills and reading skills through the study of works of German literature and other appropriate materials. This course is a substitute for German 204 and 208.

    Health Education

    • 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.

    Japanese

    • 248 - Fourth Semester Japanese for CAP Program (5 credits)
      An intensive two-semester course taught at high schools affiliated with the CAP Program featuring development of intermediate conversational skills and reading and writing skills through the study of the Japanese language and other appropriate materials. This course is a substitute for Japanese 211.  Prerequisite: Equivalent of Japanese 210.

    Journalism

    • 141 - Introduction to Journalism and Mass Communication (3 credits)
      Introduction to the process and effects of mass communication, mass media industries, the functions of the mass media in society and issues that mass communicators face in their careers. It also covers specialization in the media, globalization of the media, fragmented audiences and new media and technology.

    Kinesiology

    • 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.

    Mathematics

    • 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 103 with a grade of C or better or placement.

    • 171 - Calculus I (4 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 four years of college preparatory mathematics and a satisfactory score on a placement examination.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    Music

    • 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.

    Philosophy

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    Physical Education

    • 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.

    • 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.

    Physics/Astronomy

    • 107 - General Physics I ( 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)

    • 108 - General Physics (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 107. (4+2)

    • 109 - General Physics (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)

    Political Science

    • 105 - American Government and Politics (3 credits)
      Organization, principles and actual working of the American National Government in all its branches.

    Psychology

    • 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 110 & RTF 114 or COMM 151 & COMM 201

    Sociology

    • 101 - Introductory Sociology (3 credits)
      Orientation to the sociological perspective. Basic sociological concepts, research procedures, processes of human interaction, and social institutions.

    Spanish

    • 248 - Fourth Semester Spanish for CAP Program (5 credits)
      An intensive two-semester course taught at high schools affiliated with the CAP Program featuring development of advanced intermediate conversational skills and reading skills through the study of works of Spanish and Spanish American literature and other appropriate materials. This course is a substitute for Spanish 204 and 208.

    • 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, or 248 with a grade of B or better.

    Theatre

    • 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.

     

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    Biology

    • 211 - Human Anatomy (3 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.  (Primarily for physical education and nursing students).

    Economics

    • 106 - General Economics (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.

    English

    • 213 - American Literature I (3 credits)
      A study of American literature from its beginnings to the Civil War.  
      Prerequisite: Any Writing Based Inquiry Seminar (WBIS 188), or English 101, or English 110. Writing assignments will be required.

    Kinesiology

    • 170 - Medical Terminology (1 credit)
      This course will introduce the prospective athletic training student to terminology utilized in upper level coursework and healthcare settings.  
      Prerequisite: Open to students with a major or minor in the Department of Kinesiology.

    Mathematics

    • 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 103 with a grade of C or better or placement.
    • 171 - Calculus I (4 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 four years of college preparatory mathematics and a satisfactory score on a placement examination.

    • 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.

    Physical Education

    • 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. 
       

    Political Science

    • 105 - American Government and Politics (3 credits)
      Organization, principles and actual working of the American National Government in all its branches.

    Psychology

    • 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 110 or Psychology 101 and 104.

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    Course descriptions are taken from the UW Oshkosh Undergraduate Bulletin.

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