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Letters and Science Dean's Office

Interdisciplinary Studies
Office: N/E 101
Telephone: (920) 424-1222

Code 94 or INTRDSCP

Interdisciplinary Studies courses transcend traditional disciplinary lines to approach subjects from multiple perspectives. As multidisciplinary endeavors in content, theoretical perspectives, or goals, these courses do not have a regular disciplinary home and may be taught by faculty from different disciplines or team-taught. Interdisciplinary Studies courses may be offered in a regular classroom setting, in the field, or through other self-paced formats. Other interdisciplinary courses associated with specialized programs are not listed here.

Faculty

Faculty

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Degrees

Degrees

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  • Graduate: None

Summary of Fields of Study

Summary of Fields of Study

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Admission/Graduation Requirements

Admission/Graduation Requirements

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Required Core Courses

Required Core Courses

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The Major(s), with Emphases and/or Options

The Minor(s)

The Minor(s)

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Course Offering(s)

Course Offering(s)

Academic Skills

Academic Skills   100                                          2 (crs.)

Developmental Reading Skills
Developmental Reading Skills is a basic reading course designed to strengthen the reading skills needed for college-level work. Diagnostic evaluation will be followed by group and individual instruction stressing comprehension and vocabulary skills. Students should consult their adviser about the appropriateness of this course for their program. This course does not count toward the 120 units (crs.) necessary for graduation. (3+0)

 

Academic Skills   115                                           2 (crs.)

Academic Recovery

Designed for students on academic probation, this course assists students with developing the behaviors and skills necessary for restoring scholastic standing and achieving academic self-confidence. Students will learn and apply appropriate study and time management strategies, identify personal barriers to academic success and develop strategies to overcome them, initiate a personal development plan, and engage with university services, as needed. Prerequisite: GPA below 2.25 or consent of the instructor.

 

Academic Skills   125                                           1 (crs.)

Comprehensive Study Skills

Attention is given to the skills necessary for academic success. The student learns techniques to increase effectiveness in the areas of textbook study, lecture notes, time management, memory, test taking and vocabulary. In addition to class meetings, the instruction involves use of programmed and audio-visual materials and conferences with the instructor. (1+0)

 

 

Academic Skills   135                                           2 (crs.)

Applied Study Skills

This course examines the college-level reading, thinking and study strategies that are essential for academic achievement. Emphasis will be on application, as all students must be co-enrolled in a designated section of a lecture-based course. Topics include time management, principles of learning and memory, goal-setting and behaviors of successful students, lecture notes, textbook reading, test preparation and test taking. Recommended for first-and second-year students who desire an intensive study skills experience and an opportunity to participate in learning cohort.

 

 

Academic Skills   169                                           1 (crs.)

College Reading Strategies

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. (2+0)


Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies   102                                    3 (crs.)

Community Service-Learning (SS)

Students in this course will link an academic component with a mindful engagement to their community. Through prior arrangement with the respective local agency relevant to the field of study (e.g. homelessness, the effects of incarceration, the position of the elderly in culture and society), a significant portion of course time will be spent in field experience, the challenges and rewards of which students will process in reflective journals and class discussions of assigned readings. Under guidance of interdisciplinary faculty, students will pursue the completion of this service through a minimum of five meaningful and productive contact hours on site per week. Topics and faculty will vary. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Repeatable for credit (maximum six credits total).

 

 

Interdisciplinary Studies   104                                    3 (crs.)

The Creative Process - Optional Content

Examining the creative processes of various artists, students will study the internal and external factors in the phenomenon called 'creativity'. The course will include lectures on relevant theories and methods of study, but will consist largely of discussions of the assigned readings, informal writing, experimental projects and class presentations. Faculty and topics may vary. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

 

 

Interdisciplinary Studies   145                                    2 (crs.)

Assessment of Prior Learning

Designed for the adult student who seeks credit for prior learning experiences. This course consists of lecture, small group interaction and instructor-student conferences. Students will study basic problem-solving and decision-making, value clarification and adult learning processes; a study of philosophies of higher education will lead to development of a rationale for credit for prior learning. They will analyze their life experiences and will develop portfolios which may be submitted for the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh credit.

 

Interdisciplinary Studies   150                                 1-6 (crs.)

Special Topics

Experimental courses dealing with interdisciplinary topics.

 

Interdisciplinary Studies   200                                    3 (crs.)

Issues in Science and Religion (HU)

An interdisciplinary, in-depth look at the historically-evolving relationship of science and religion, with special emphasis on such questions as: What is science? What is religion? What is the past and present nature of the complex interface between science and religion? Is a future (re)integration of science and religion possible? desirable? necessary? underway? Students with varied interests, beliefs and backgrounds relative to science and/or religion are welcome in the course. Prerequisite: At least one prior course in science and/or religion, or consent of instructor(s).

 

 

Interdisciplinary Studies   205                                    3 (crs.)

Introduction to Arapaho Studies

This course will focus on the history, culture, arts, social patterns, economics and contemporary legal and political issues of the Arapaho Indians on the Wind River Indian Reservation. In particular, besides gaining an appreciation for the rich cultural heritage of the Arapaho, students will understand the socio-economic problems facing the Arapaho people today and the enormous legal complexities affecting tribal sovereignty. (3+0)



Interdisciplinary Studies   206                                    1 (crs.)

Professional Career Skills in Fine and Performing Arts

This course is recommended if you are beginning to prepare for professional internships and relevant work experience. Through a process of learning about career planning and implementation, you will gain knowledge of how to effectively search for careers that are personally and professionally satisfying. You will also learn how to effectively interview, conduct an internship/job search, utilize networking contacts, create a successful resume and do effective company research.  Students are only able to obtain credit for one of the following courses: Professional Counseling 202, Interdisciplinary Studies 206, 207, 208, or 209 or Business 284. Prerequisites: 45 credits completed. Declared major in one of the following majors: art, music, and theatre (other majors considered with consent of the instructor). Special fees may apply.

 

 

Interdisciplinary Studies   207                                    1 (crs.)

Professional Career Skills in Humanities

This course is recommended if you are beginning to prepare for professional internships and relevant work experience. Through a process of learning about career planning and implementation, you will gain knowledge of how to effectively search for careers that are personally and professionally satisfying. You will also learn how to effectively interview, conduct an internship/job search, utilize networking contacts, create a successful resume and do effective company research. Students are only able to obtain credit for one of the following courses: Professional Counseling 202, Interdisciplinary Studies 206, 207, 208, or 209 or Business 284. Prerequisites: 45 credits completed. Declared major in one of the following: Communication, English, foreign language, journalism, philosophy, religious study, (other majors considered with consent of instructor). Special fees may apply.

 

 

Interdisciplinary Studies   208                                    1 (crs.)

Professional Career Skills in Math and Natural Science

This course is recommended if you are beginning to prepare for professional internships and relevant work experience. Through a process of learning about career planning and implementation, you will gain knowledge of how to effectively search for careers that are personally and professionally satisfying. You will also learn how to effectively interview, conduct an internship/job search, utilize networking contracts, create a successful resume, do effective company research. Students are only able to obtain credit for one of the following courses: Professional Counseling 202, Interdisciplinary Studies 206, 207, 208, or 209 or Business 284. Prerequisites: 45 credits completed. Declared major in one of the following: biology, microbiology, chemistry, computer science, geology, kinesiology, mathematics, medical technology, physics and astronomy (other majors considered with instructor consent). Special fees may apply.

 

 

Interdisciplinary Studies   209                                    1 (crs.)

Professional Career Skills in Social Science

This course is recommended if you are beginning to prepare for professional internships and relevant work experience. Through a process of learning about career planning and implementation, you will gain knowledge of how to effectively search for careers that are personally and professionally satisfying. You will also learn how to effectively interview, conduct an internship/job search, utilize networking contacts, create a successful resume, do effective company research. Students are only able to obtain credit for one of the following courses: Professional Counseling 202, Interdisciplinary Studies 206, 207, 208, or 209 or Business 284. Professional Counseling 202, Interdisciplinary Studies 206, 207, 208, or 209 or Business 284. Prerequisites: 45 credits completed. Declared major in one of the following: geography, urban planning, history, military science, political science, psychology, public affairs, social work, sociology (other majors considered with consent of instructor). Special fees may apply.

 

 

Interdisciplinary Studies   210                                    3 (crs.)

American Indian Experience (SS) (ES)

Using an interdisciplinary approach, this course will focus on the past and present experience of American Indians. Topics will include: cultural traditions, historical patterns of resistance and response to non-Indian interactions, relations with the U.S. Government and the impact of Federal policies, environmental issues, education, economic development and health and social issues. Myths and stereotypes will also be discussed along with strengths and challenges facing American Indian people today. Specific course topics will change each semester.

 

 

Interdisciplinary Studies   245                                    3 (crs.)

Introduction to American Studies: The Shaping of American Identities (HU)

This course examines and interprets social, cultural, economic, natural and historical forces that have shaped changing definitions and representations of American identities. Taking culture as our organizing principle, we will look at categories such as: art, religion, politics, work and leisure, ethnicity, region, race, technology, gender, geography, sexuality and class.

 

 

Interdisciplinary Studies   246                                    3 (crs.)

Introduction to American Studies: The Shaping of American Identities (SS)

This course examines and interprets social, cultural, economic, natural and historical forces that have shaped changing definitions and representations of American identities. Taking culture as our organizing principle, we will look at categories such as: art, religion, politics, work and leisure, ethnicity, region, race, technology, gender, geography, sexuality and class.

 

 

Interdisciplinary Studies   283                                    3 (crs.)

Introduction to Language Study (HU)

This introductory course emphasizes the discovery of basic principles and patterns of human language. We will examine multiple language situations from a variety of perspectives (for example; phonetic, structural, historical and sociological). The goal of the course is to develop a method of analysis for exploring the descriptive rules of language on all levels, from the micro (sound-production, work-formation) to the macro (how people use language). The course will provide a diverse range of language examples for students to explore, including spoken conversation, language in the media, literary texts, historical texts and non-English languages.

 

 

Interdisciplinary Studies   301                                 1-3 (crs.)

Workshop for Pre College Teachers

This course will introduce participants to the relationship between science, mathematics, technology, society and literature. It will be taught as a series of independent modules, each intended to reinforce the idea that science literacy is critical to being able to assess current social issues. Incorporation of state and national state science standards into lesson plans for elementary and secondary grades will be stressed. Possible topics will include space and matter, life science (including environmental systems/ecology, genetics, animals, plants and microbiology), chemistry, astronomy, and geoscience. Participants will be expected to share ideas and design lesson plans in addition to meeting more traditional evaluation criteria.

 

 

Interdisciplinary Studies   312                                    3 (crs.)

Health Care Politics and Administration

The role of government in health care professions including: health planning implementation, politics of regulation and bureaucracy, the budgetary process; case studies, the politics of national medical care, hospital care for the poor, and the politics of hospital cost containment.

 

 

Interdisciplinary Studies   315                                    3 (crs.)

Literature and Psychology

Fiction, Poetry, Drama and Biography in light of modern psychological theories of Freud, Jung and others.

 

 

Interdisciplinary Studies   350                                 1-6 (crs.)

Special Topics

Variable content course dealing with issues in disciplines that cut across divisions of the College of Letters and Science (Fine & Performing Arts, Humanities, Math & Science, Social Science).

 

 

Interdisciplinary Studies   360                                    3 (crs.)

Cambridge Semester: Variable Content

An interdisciplinary offering that focuses on Britain's history, culture and achievements. Team taught, the course's content will vary from year to year. Students taking the course must be concurrently enrolled in the University's semester in Cambridge Program.

 

 

Interdisciplinary Studies   366                                 1-3 (crs.)

Service Learning Independent Study

In this course, students will engage in academically relevant service activities in the community under the supervision of an individual at the site and a member of the faculty or academic staff. Students will volunteer for a certain number of hours per week depending upon the number of credits they will receive. Students will also write reflective papers that connect their service experiences with relevant readings and insights from specific academic disciplines. Ideally, students will coordinate this course with another course, but this is not required. Additional work is required for graduate credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Note: The general prerequisites for Independent Study/ Related Readings are waived for this course.

 

 

Interdisciplinary Studies   367                                 1-3 (crs.)

Service Learning Independent Study

In this course, students will engage in academically relevant service activities in the community under the supervision of an individual at the site and a member of the faculty or academic staff. Students will volunteer for a certain number of hours per week depending upon the number of credits they will receive. Students will also write reflective papers that connect their service experiences with relevant readings and insights from specific academic disciplines. Ideally, students will coordinate this course with another course, but this is not required. Additional work is required for graduate credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Note: The general prerequisites for Independent Study/ Related Readings are waived for this course.

 

 

Interdisciplinary Studies   399                                 1-6 (crs.)

L&S Career Internship

Students will apply academic knowledge and skills acquired in the major to a direct work experience that will help them to develop an understanding of the basic skills or principles required for an entry-level professional position following graduation. The internship experience will also increase the student's confidence/skills in effectively pursuing his/her professional career in the business, health, social services, science and other areas. Students will work under direct supervision of a professional who will provide evaluations. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. GPA and units (crs.) toward a major within the department will be negotiated by the office of Career Services. Pass/fail course. Repeatable for up to a maximum of six credits.

 

 

Interdisciplinary Studies   425                                    3 (crs.)

Aging: Dimensions and Processes

The processes of aging in a variety of aspects and dimensions, including the physiological, psychological, sociological, spiritual and anthropological. 425/625

 

 

Interdisciplinary Studies   426                                    3 (crs.)

Aging: Needs, Services and Issues

Needs of the aging. Issues impinging on the expansion, development and delivery of a variety of services for meeting the needs of the aging. 426/626

 

 

Interdisciplinary Studies   442                                 1-3 (crs.)

Cooperative Study

Off-campus, supervised full-time work experience in an approved position with an opportunity to merge actual day-to-day experience with a student's field of study. Prerequisites: Junior standing and approval from the College of Letters and Science internship coordinator in Career Services and the chair of the student's major department.

 

 

Interdisciplinary Studies   446                                 1-3 (crs.)

Independent Study

See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites and proper contract form requirements.

 

 

Interdisciplinary Studies   456                                 1-3 (crs.)

Related Study

See Related Readings under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites and proper contract form requirement.

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