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UW-Waukesha Continuing Education offers Winterim Credit Courses for Students

Oct. 24, 2011

WAUKESHA -UW-Waukesha Continuing Education will be holding classes for Winterim (January 3- 20, 2012) with a number of unique credit classes on the UW-Waukesha Campus in addition to our already popular non-credit classes.


UW-Waukesha students and prospective students have the opportunity to earn 3 credits or more in 3 weeks by taking credit classes that include Art, Biological Sciences, Communications, Economics, Engineering, , English, Geology/Geography, Math, Philosophy and Physics through UW-Waukesha Continuing Education.


UW-Waukesha Continuing Education offers classes to help fill in degree requirements for UW-Waukesha students but some classes offered also fill degree requirements for non-UW-Waukesha students. We offer classes in Application and Performance (AP), Elective (EL), Ethnic Studies (ES), Fine Arts (FA), Humanities (HU), Interdisciplinary Studies (IS), Laboratory Sciences (LS), Natural Sciences (NS) and Social Sciences (SS).

Winterim 2012 will be held on the following dates:


• Week 1: Tuesday, January 3 – Friday, January 6 (No class Monday, January 2 for New Year’s Day observance)

• Week 2: Monday, January 9 – Friday, January 13

• Week 3: Tuesday, January 17 – Friday, January 20 (No class Monday, January 16 for Martin Luther King Day)

For any additional information, prospective students may contact UW-Waukesha Continuing Education directly by calling 262.521.5460, emailing or visiting our website:

Below are a listing of classes and class descriptions that we offer this fall semester:

ART 175 Worlds of Art--Images/Objects/Ideas, 3 credits, (FA/ES)

Instructor: Tim Booth

An introduction to the visual arts, intended for the non-art major, which emphasizes cross-cultural perspectives - specifically the impact race and ethnicity have on artistic production, art criticism, art philosophies and aesthetics among the four major ethnic groups in the United States - African American, Native American, Asian American, and Hispanic/Latino American. Field trips may be required.



BIO 130 Biology of Women, 3 credits, (NS)

Instructor: Lori Brock

(Same as WOM 130) An introduction to the physiology and reproductive anatomy of women including pregnancy, human development, cancer, infertility, birth control, sexually transmitted diseases and other health issues.



CTA 101 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication, 3 credits (AP)

Instructor: Anne Mitchell

(Formally COM 101) A course aimed at introducing communication theory, increasing the student's awareness of communication with others in one-on-one situations, and improving personal communication skills. Topics studied include perception, listening, nonverbal communication, language, and conflict management.



CTA 103 Introduction to Public Speaking, 3 credits, (AP)

Instructor: Cami Bergquist

(Formally COM 103) Study of the principles and techniques of effective speaking and listening in a variety of selected communication experiences.



CTA 298 Humor in Communication, 3 credits (HU)

Instructor: Cheri Campbell

(Formally COM 298) Humor is effective! Understand, appreciate and “do” humor in this class. Identify humor theories; understand our responses to it; appreciate its role in relationships, organizations, politics and social situations; and understand how humor works in mediated and live entertainment in society.



ECO 230 Money and Banking, 3 credits (SS)

Instructor: Joe Essuman

A study of the structure and operations of the commercial banking system and other financial institutions, central banking and monetary policy, monetary systems and their developments; theories of money, income and prices and their economic effect on the economy, impact of fiscal policy and international finance on monetary policy. Prereq: ECO 203 or consent of instructor.



ENG 281 A Theme in Literature-Ballroom Dancing, 3 credits (HU)

Instructor: Michael Mattek

This theme varies from time to time and may be, for example, philosophical, social, political, or psychological. May be taken for credit more than once if content changes. Prereq: Exemption from ENG 101 based on test placement score or ENG 101 or cons. instr.



GEO/GLG 104 Landscapes of North America, 3-4 credits (NS or NS/LS)

Instructor: Randy Rohe

A general survey of the characteristics and origins of major natural/physical regions of North America, with emphasis on national parks and monuments and other public areas. Field trip(s) may be required. (NS; if 4 cr., also LS and will include lab work.) 8:30am-12:05pm


GEO 130 Human Impact on the Environment, 3 credits (NS)

Instructor: Tom Honeyager

Describes the alteration of the physical environment with the resulting effects on air, water, soils, vegetation, animal life and humans. Field trip(s) may be required.



GEO 342 Geography of Wisconsin, 3 credits (SS)

Instructor: Seth Rankin

The geography of Wisconsin’s natural and cultural landscapes with an emphasis on their sequential development and changing patterns of land use and settlement. Natural resources, population, land utilization, and economic development of the state.


MAT 091 Elementary Algebra (EL)

Instructor: Kurt Vanderhoef

Intended for students with little or no previous algebra. Topics include the real number system and operations with real numbers and algebraic expressions, linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, factoring, and introduction to quadratic equations. (This is taught as a Hybrid class)

8:30am-11:00am (No Friday Classes)


MEC 201 Statics, 3 credits, (NS)

Instructor: Luis Rodriguez

Principles of mechanics, force systems, equilibrium, structures, distributed forces, moments of inertia of areas, and friction. The course will serve the requirements of the several engineering curricula.



PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy (HU)

Instructor: Tim Dunn

An introduction to philosophy as the activity of clarifying ideas, developing positions, and evaluating arguments on problems such as what is, what ought to be, freedom, God, and knowledge. Some reference to positions of leading figures and schools of thought in the history of philosophy is usually involved.



PHI 210 Thinking Critically, 3 credits, (AP)

Instructor: Bill Schneider

Argument in familiar contexts; emphasis on improving the student's skills in making and evaluating arguments.



PHY 110 Physics for the Health Sciences, 3 (NS)

Instructor: Joe Otu

A descriptive introduction to those basic concepts of physics which have application to human health in general and to the medical and paramedical professions in particular. Primary attention will be paid to the physics of various functions of the human body (e.g., muscular and skeletal motions, the several senses and neural processes) and to the physics of commonly used instruments and equipment. Prereq: High school algebra and geometry or consent of instructor.

8:30am-12:05pm or 1:00pm-4:35pm


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