Winterim Classes Available For All College Students At UW-Waukesha

Dec. 19, 2010

UW-Waukesha Continuing Education is gearing up to hold Winterim credit classes on the UW-Waukesha Campus.


Winterim, the official time between Fall and Spring semester, where students are offered the opportunity to take classes over a three-week accelerated period from January 4th through the 21st. Those who take a class over Winterim get a head start; allowing them to take a lighter load the following Spring semester or perhaps get on track to graduate or transfer early.


UW-Waukesha Continuing Education offers classes to help fill in requirements for students. We offer classes in Natural Science, Social Science, Humanities and Ethnic Studies. Below are a listing of classes and class descriptions that we offer this Winterim.

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


BIO 130 The Biology of Women

(3 cr., NS, same as WOM 130; 8:30am-12:00pm)

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.


GEO 130 Human Impact on the Environment

(3cr., NS, 8:30am-12:00pm)

A natural science course describing the alteration of the physical environment with the resulting effects on air, water, soils, vegetation, animal life and humans.


GEO 297 The Geography & Geology of Yellowstone

(3 cr., NS, 8:30am-12:05pm)

This course examines the greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, with special emphasis on Yellowstone National Park. It surveys the geologic history (including volcanism, hot springs, geysers, and other geothermal features, earthquakes, glaciations, formation of canyons and waterfalls) and the geography of the park.


GLG 100 Intro to Geology

(3cr., NS, 1:00-4:30pm)

A brief study of minerals, rocks, fossils, geologic maps, and the processes creating and modifying the surface and subsurface features of Earth. May not be taken for credit by students who have had GLG 101, GLG 102.


PHY 110 Physics for the Health Sciences

(3 cr., NS, 8:30am-12:05pm or 1:00pm-4:35pm)

A descriptive introduction to basic concepts of physics that apply to human health and to the medical and paramedical

professions. Prerequisite: High school general science and algebra or consent of instructor.


MEC 201 Statics

(3cr., NS, 9:00am-12:30pm)

Principles of mechanics, force systems, equilibrium, structures, distributed momentum and moment of inertia of mass. This course will serve the requirements of the several engineering curricula.


SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

(3cr., SS, 5:30-9:00pm)

Introduction to the basic concepts, theories and methods of sociology, emphasizing the significance of the self and culture, social process and organization, and forces of social stability and change.


COM 103 Introduction to Public Speaking

(3cr., AP, 9:00am-12:30pm)

Study of the principles and techniques of effective speaking and listening in a variety of selected communication experiences.


COM 349 Children’s Theater Production,

(3 cr., AP, 10:00am-1:00pm)

Methods of directing, designing and producing plays for the child audience. Examination of scripts and study of techniques in adapting children’s literature for the stage.


COM 298 Humor in Communication

(3 cr., HU, 1:00pm-4:30pm)

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.


ENG 283 A Figure or Figures in Literate: Poetry of the Long Nineteenth Century

(3 cr., HU, 9:00am-12:30pm)

The figure or figures may be one writer, such as Milton, or a group of writers, such as English Romantic poets of the nineteenth century or African-American writers of twentieth century America. Prereq: Exemption from 101 based on placement test score or ENG 101or cons. instr.


PHI 101 Intro to Philosophy

(3 cr., HU, 5:00-8:30pm)

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 241 Ethics 5:30-9:00pm

(3 cr., HU, 5:30-9:00pm)

Nature of moral problems and of ethical theory, varieties of moral skepticism, practical ethics and the evaluations of social instruction.


SOC 234 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

(3 cr., ES/SS, 1:00-4:30pm)

The experience of American racial, religious, ethnic and nationality groups. The nature of intergroup relations in the United States. Relationship of intergroup dynamics to social change, and to basic ideological, technological, and institutional structures and processes. Emphasis on social conflict over education and access to the legal system.


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