UW-Platteville's educational philosophy is rooted in four ideas: first, that students are capable of and responsible for making choices; second, that the quality of choice is largely dependent upon the nature and extent of their experience; third, that experience becomes more meaningful and constructive when it is informed by knowledge; and fourth, that while students need certain kinds of knowledge to practice their professions, they need other kinds of knowledge to become well-rounded and fulfilled.

The development of these latter kinds of knowledge is the essential purpose of a liberal arts education. Such an education empowers people to live thoughtful lives, frees them from ignorance and awakens them to a universe much larger than their immediate environment and about a public realm that reaches far beyond their professional circle, local community or nation. More specifically, this central part of education promotes the ability to think and communicate coherently, critically and creatively about:

This philosophy of education is compatible with the opening statement of the Select Mission in which UW-Platteville pledges itself to: enable each student to become broader in perspective, more literate, intellectually more astute, ethically more sensitive, and to participate wisely in society as a competent professional and a knowledgeable citizen.

What follows describes the university's plan for meeting this mission. It contains statements of UW-Platteville's general education standards and requirements, together with a complete listing of the courses that students can take. Note that, in addition to these requirements, major programs may require additional courses from the list of general education courses.

Competencies

At UW-Platteville, the competencies are comprised of the basic skills: (1) English composition, (2) foreign language, (3) mathematics, (4) speech and (5) wellness/physical activity. The design of the basic competency program assumes that high school graduates have met the minimum standards of the university. Opportunities for testing out of certain basic requirements for the baccalaureate degree will exist. Students with exceptionally strong high school backgrounds may earn general education credit by College Level Examination Program or Advanced Placement testing. Entering students who do not meet minimum standards on the UW System English and Mathematics Placement Tests may be required to take remedial courses in these areas, and such courses will not count toward general education or graduation requirements.

English Composition

Students should be able to write and read effectively. A course meeting competency requirements in English composition is designed to enable students to:

Foreign Language

Students should be able to use a language other than English. A course meeting competency requirements in a foreign language is designed to enable students to:

Mathematics

Students should have a basic competency in computational skills and quantitative perception. A course meeting competency requirements in mathematics is designed to enable students to:

Speech

Students should be able to understand spoken English and communicate using it effectively. A course meeting competency requirements in speaking and listening is designed to enable students to:

Wellness and Physical Activity

Students should learn how to achieve and maintain both their physical and mental well being. A course meeting competency requirements in wellness is designed to enable students to:

A course meeting competency requirements in physical activity is designed to enable students to:

Liberal Arts Areas

Providing our students with a well-rounded, liberal arts education and fostering a passion for lifelong learning are at the core of UW-Platteville's general education program.

Among other things, an educated person:

Accordingly, the liberal arts areas (ethnic studies, fine arts, gender studies, historical perspective, humanities, international education, natural sciences and social sciences) challenge students to explore the diverse range of disciplines necessary for acquiring the qualities of an educated person. Each area plays a significant role in enabling intelligence to mature and promotes the development of clear, coherent, critical and creative thinking.

All liberal arts courses should include:

Furthermore, they must:

Except for courses that count for international education, ethnic studies and gender studies, a course may not fulfill more than one liberal arts requirement.

No more than six credits from a discipline may be counted towards fulfilling these requirements.

Ethnic Studies

The purpose of ethnic studies is to awaken the minds and spirits of students to the issues of race and ethnicity in the United States and the social realities and moral challenges of racism in U.S. culture. It strives to help students fulfill their intellectual, moral and social potential, and encourages them to remove barriers that can prevent others from achieving their own potential. Through their study of ethnic studies, students will:

Fine Arts

The purpose of the study of fine arts is to help students become familiar with the historical and cultural heritage of the fine arts. They should also gain a basic understanding of the creative processes, forms and concepts used in the arts. Through their study of the fine arts, students will:

Gender Studies

The purpose of gender studies is to help students come to a better understanding of themselves as responsible individuals operating within a gendered cultural context, paying special attention to perspectives involving women. A course that meets liberal arts requirements in gender studies will enable students to engage in personal reflection and explore implications of:

Historical Perspective

The purpose of the study of history is to challenge students to understand and assess our past, in order to form a clearer perception of the present and to deal more effectively with public issues. A course meeting liberal arts requirements in historical perspective is designed to enable students to:

Humanities

The purpose of the study of humanities is to explore the range of human thought and experience - achievements and failures, joys and sorrows, comedy and tragedy, life and death. It should challenge students to understand and evaluate how others, past and present, historical and fictional, have struggled with these issues. Through their study of humanities, students will:

International Education

The purpose of international education is to challenge students to understand our place within the world and to provide basic knowledge about cultures, people or nations beyond the borders of the United States. A course meeting liberal arts requirements in international education is designed to enable students to:

Natural Sciences

The purpose of studying the natural sciences is to help students understand nature and how the processes of scientific investigation lead to new discoveries. A course meeting liberal arts requirements in natural sciences is designed to enable students to:

Social Sciences

The purpose of studying the social sciences is to develop an understanding of social systems, the dynamics of individual and group behavior and the forces that operate in social relationships. Through their study of the social sciences, students will:

General Education Credit Requirements

*depends upon high school foreign language courses completed, scores on the UW System Mathematics and English Placement Tests, and whether courses selected for international education and ethnic/gender studies also count for other liberal arts requirements.

To simplify the listing of approved general education courses which follows, the competency and liberal arts areas discussed previously will be condensed into the following areas: A, B, C, D and E, where A refers to competency requirements and B, C, D and E to liberal arts requirements.

  1. Competency Requirements (13 credits)

    English 1130* 3 credits
    English 1230 3 credits
    Speech 1010, 1250,2010, 2250 or 3250
    (Speech 2250, 3250 not for BILSA majors)
    2 credits
    Mathematics 1630 or above** 3 credits
    Wellness (PHYSED) 1000, (WOMSTD) 2430 1 credit
    Physical Activity (PHYSED) 1020 to 1640, (MUSIC) 1820 1 credit
    Foreign Language*** 0-8 credits
  2. Humanities (HUM), Fine Arts (FA), and Historical Perspective (HP) (12 credits)

    Courses must be from areas of humanities, fine arts and historical perspectives.

  3. Social Sciences (SS) (9 credits)

    Courses must be from areas of agriculture, communication, criminal justice, economics, energy, ethnic studies, geography, political science, psychology, sociology, speech and women's studies.

  4. Natural Sciences (NS) (9 credits)

    Courses must be from areas of Agsci, geography, geology, biology, chemistry, physics and physical science. All courses must involve a laboratory experience.

  5. International Education (IE)/Ethnic (E) and Gender (G) Studies (EGS) (6-9 credits)****

    International Education**** 3 credits
    Ethnic and Gender Studies**** 3 or 6 credits

    Approved courses are from 24 different disciplines. Please consult the approved course Listing which follows.

    *Students with high UW System English Placement Test scores will be invited to take the test-out for English 1130.

    **Varies depending upon UW System Mathematics Placement Test score.

    *** Two years of the same high school language with a minimum of "C" average the second year (two semesters) fulfills this requirement.

    ****Courses selected for area E only may double count for credit in areas B, C and D.

The following general rules apply:

  1. Only approved courses may be used to fulfill the general education requirements.
  2. Except in the case of courses taken to fulfill international education, ethnic studies and gender studies requirements, a course may not fulfill more than one liberal arts (B, C, D or E) requirement. Students must take one three credit course counting for both ethnic and gender studies (EGS) or take six credits; one three credit course counting for ethnic studies (E) and one three credit course counting for gender studies (G).
    Courses that are listed in the humanities, fine arts, historical perspective and social science areas which can be used to meet the international education requirement are listed under the area of international education and are also designated with an (IE) in the respective lists. Courses which can be used to meet the ethnic/gender studies requirement are designated with an (EGS) for ethnic and gender, (E) for ethnic only or (G) for gender only.
  3. No more than six credits from one discipline may be counted toward the fulfillment of liberal arts requirements in the areas of B, C, D and E.
  4. Students majoring in fields in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science must earn a minimum of 40 credits in upper-division courses (courses numbered 3000 or above). Students majoring in fields in the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture and in the College of Liberal Arts and Education must earn a minimum of 39 credits in upper-division courses.
  5. All students must earn 32 credits in residence at UW-Platteville and also 23 of their last 32 credits in residence.

Approved Course Listings

Competency Requirements

  1. Competencies (13-21 credits)

    The competency requirements are met by taking approved courses in the areas of communication (English composition and speech), mathematics, wellness, physical activity and foreign language.

    English Composition (6 credits)

    Students' UW System English Placement Test scores determine whether or not they will be invited to take the test-out for English 1130. Except for qualified students who test out of English 1130, students must take each of the courses in the freshman composition sequence:

    CourseTitleCredits
    ENGLISH 1130 Freshman Composition 3 credits
    ENGLISH 1230 Freshman Composition 3 credits

    Foreign Language (0-8 credits)

    Students who have not maintained a "C" or higher average in a second year (2 semesters) high school foreign language course must complete one of the following groups. Students with one year of high school language may wish to test into the second course of the sequence. Students already fluent in a second language other than French, German or Spanish should consult with the UW-Platteville Humanities Department.

    CourseTitleCredits
    FRENCH 1040 Elementary French 4 credits
    FRENCH 1140 Elementary French 4 credits
    (HUM second course only)
      
    GERMAN 1240 Elementary German 4 credits
    GERMAN 1340 Elementary German 4 credits
    (HUM) second course only)
      
    SPANISH 1840 Elementary Spanish 4 credits
    SPANISH 1940 Elementary Spanish 4 credits
    (HUM second course only)

    Speech (2 credits)

    Students must take or test out of one of the following:

    CourseTitleCredits
    SPEECH 1010 Public Speaking 2 credits
    SPEECH 1250 Professional Speaking 3 credits
    SPEECH 2010 Speech Communication for Teachers 3 credits
    SPEECH 2250 Communication/Leadership in Small Groups (Not for BILSA majors) 3 credits
    SPEECH 3250 Interpersonal Communication (Counts as speech or SS, not both; Not for BILSA majors) 3 credits

    Mathematics (3 credits)

    The number of mathematics credits required of students will vary with the degree they are completing. UW System Mathematics Placement Test results will establish a student's level of mathematics proficiency, and suggest which course the student should take. The minimum required number of mathematics credits for all degree programs is three credits, at or above MATH 1630. However, a student may be required to take lower level or preparatory/remedial mathematics courses to meet the requisite MATH 1630 or higher mandate. Also, the mathematics requirement will be waived for students who receive credit for MATH 2640 Calculus and Analytic Geometry. Students must meet the mathematics competency requirements before their junior year. Students may consult the UW-Platteville Mathematics Department for details concerning test-out credit.

    CourseTitleCredits
    MATH 1630 Finite Mathematics with Applications 3 credits
    MATH 1730 Mathematics of Finance 3 credits
    MATH 1830 Elementary Statistics 3 credits
    MATH 2030 Mathematics for Educators II (for elementary education majors only) 3 credits
    MATH 2450 Precalculus 5 credits
    MATH 2530 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 credits
    MATH 2630 Calculus with Applications 3 credits
    MATH 2640 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 4 credits

    Wellness (1 credit)

    Students must choose one of the following:

    CourseTitleCredits
    PHYSED 1000 Fitness Assessment/Management 1 credit
    WOMSTD 2430 Women and Health (G) 3 credits

    Physical Activity (1 credit)

    Students must choose one of the following:

    CourseTitleCredits
    MUSIC 1820 Marching Pioneers 1 credit
    PHYSED 1020 Criminal Justice Fitness 2 credits
    PHYSED 1040 Canoe, Kayak and/or Rafting 1 credit
    PHYSED 1100 Seasonal Activities 1 credit
    PHYSED 1110 Weight Training 1 credit
    PHYSED 1120 Aerobic Weight Training 1 credit
    PHYSED 1130 Badminton 1 credit
    PHYSED 1140 Basketball 1 credit
    PHYSED 1150 Cycling 1 credit
    PHYSED 1190 Golf 1 credit
    PHYSED 1200 Self Defense 1 credit
    PHYSED 1210 Golf 1 credit
    PHYSED 1220 Hydroaerobics 1 credit
    PHYSED 1230 Jogging/Walking 1 credit
    PHYSED 1240 Racquetball 1 credit
    PHYSED 1250 Relaxation 1 credit
    PHYSED 1280 Personal Conditioning 1 credit
    PHYSED 1290 Racquetball/Badminton 1 credit
    PHYSED 1300 Personal Fitness 1 credit
    PHYSED 1310 Scuba Diving 1 credit
    PHYSED 1330 Cross Country Skiing 1 credit
    PHYSED 1340 Soccer 1 credit
    PHYSED 1360 Canoeing 1 credit
    PHYSED 1370 Dance Tech/Practice (Ballroom, Latin, Country) 1 credit
    PHYSED 1380 Triathlon Training 1 credit
    PHYSED 1390 Racquet Sports 1 credit
    PHYSED 1410 Swimming 1 credit
    PHYSED 1430 Tennis 1 credit
    PHYSED 1440 Volleyball 1 credit
    PHYSED 1450 Wallyball/Volleyball 1 credit
    PHYSED 1460 Yoga/Pilates 1 credit
    PHYSED 1530 Bowling 1 credit
    PHYSED 1640 Downhill Skiing 1 credit
  2. Liberal Arts Requirements

    Humanities (HUM), Fine Arts (FA) and Historical Perspective (HP) (12 credits)

    The humanities, fine arts and historical perspective requirements are met by taking at least three credits in approved courses in each of the three areas below (humanities, fine arts and historical perspective). The remaining three credits must be a second course in the same specific discipline chosen for either the humanities, fine arts or historical perspective. Exception: Those courses designated as second course only need not be from the same discipline in order to fulfill this requirement.

    Humanities (HUM) (3 credits)

    All courses listed below under the area of humanities that are NOT designated as second course only may be used as a first or second humanities course.

    CourseTitleCredits
    ENGLISH 1330 Introduction to Literature 3 credits
    ENGLISH 1430 Thematic Studies in Literature 3 credits
    ENGLISH 2050 Science Fiction 3 credits
    ENGLISH 2130 English Lit: Beginnings through Commonwealth 3 credits
    ENGLISH 2150 Introduction to Gay Studies
    (G, IE, HUM second course only)
    3 credits
    ENGLISH 2210 Introduction to Linguistics 3 credits
    ENGLISH 2230 English Lit: Restoration through Romantic Age 3 credits
    ENGLISH 2250 Introduction to Film
    (HUM second course only)
    3 credits
    ENGLISH 2330 English Lit: Victorian Age to Present 3 credits
    ENGLISH 2430 American Lit through the Civil War 3 credits
    ENGLISH 2530 American Lit since the Civil War 3 credits
    ENGLISH 2640 World Literature I (IE) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 2650 World Literature II (IE) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 2730 Contemporary Literature 3 credits
    ENGLISH 2770 International Cinema(IE) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 2780 Race and Gender in American film (EGS) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 2830 Survey Women Writers (G) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 2930 Minority Women Writers of the U.S. (EGS) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3050 Introduction to Contemporary Literacy and Theory and Criticism 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3110 Gay and Lesbian Literature for Young Adolescents
    (G, HUM second course only)
    3 credits
    ENGLISH 3130 English Novel through Romantic Movement 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3230 English Novel & Short Story since Romantic Movement 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3260 Language and Culture (IE) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3280 Gay and Lesbian Literature (G) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3330 English Drama 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3410 Chicano Literature (E) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3430 Development of the American Novel 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3530 Modern American Drama 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3630 Mark Twain and American Humor 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3730 Black Literature in America (E) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3740 Asian American Literature (E) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3750 American Literature of Ethnicity and Immigration (E) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3760 Wisconsin Indian Literature (E) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3810 Modern Short Story 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3820 Modern Poetry 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3830 World Novel (IE) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3850 Postcolonial Literature (IE) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3890 Film and Literature 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3910 Classical Mythology 3 credits
    ENGLISH 4020 History & Theory of Rhetoric
    (HUM second course only)
    3 credits
    ENGLISH 4030 Major English Writers 3 credits
    ENGLISH 4080 Medieval Lyric Poetry 3 credits
    ENGLISH 4300 English, Renaissance Poetry and Prose 3 credits
    ENGLISH 4330 Shakespeare 3 credits
    ENGLISH 4430 Major American Writers 3 credits
    ENGLISH 4500 Women & Myth: Goddess, Witch, Sibyl (G, IE) 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 2130 The Native American Experience (E) 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 2930 Minority Women Writers of the US (EGS) 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 3410 Chicano Literature (E) 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 3730 Black Literature in America (E) 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 3740 Asian American Literature (E) 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 3750 American Literature of Ethnicity and Immigration (E) 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 3760 Wisconsin Indian Literature (E) 3 credits
    FRENCH 1140 Elementary French
    (HUM second course only)
    4 credits
    FRENCH 2040 Intermediate French 4 credits
    FRENCH 2140 Intermediate French 4 credits
    FRENCH 3000 Travel Abroad Seminar (IE) 1-4 credits
    FRENCH 3530 Topics in French Lit/Culture 1-3 credits
    FRENCH 4060 Survey French Lit/Culture I 3 credits
    FRENCH 4160 Survey French Lit/Culture II 3 credits
    GERMAN 1340 Elementary German
    (HUM second course only)
    4 credits
    GERMAN 2240 Intermediate German 4 credits
    GERMAN 2340 Intermediate German 4 credits
    GERMAN 3000 Travel Abroad Seminar (IE) 1-4 credits
    GERMAN 3330 German Literature 20th Century 3 credits
    GERMAN 3530 German Civilization 3 credits
    PHLSPHY 1130 Introduction to Philosophy 3 credits
    PHLSPHY 2130 Peace Studies 3 credits
    PHLSPHY 2230 Contemporary World Views (IE) 3 credits
    PHLSPHY 2330 Origins of Western Philosophy (HUM or HP 2nd) 3 credits
    PHLSPHY 2430 Philosophy in the Modern World (HUM or HP 2nd) 3 credits
    PHLSPHY 2530 Ethics 3 credits
    PHLSPHY 2540 Science Technology & Ethics 3 credits
    PHLSPHY 2730 Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures (HUM or HP 2nd) 3 credits
    PHLSPHY 2830 Introduction to the New Testament 3 credits
    PHLSPHY 2930 Major Traditions in Eastern Religions (IE) 3 credits
    PHLSPHY 2940 Special Topics in Philosophy 3 credits
    PHLSPHY 3130 Philosophy of History 3 credits
    PHLSPHY 3230 Philosophy of Religion 3 credits
    PHLSPHY 3330 Ontology and Ethics 3 credits
    PHLSPHY 3530 Philosophy's Feminist Future (G) 3 credits
    PHLSPHY 3630 Philosophy of Law 3 credits
    PHLSPHY 3740 Continental Philosophy 3 credits
    PHLSPHY 3840 Existentialism 3 credits
    PHLSPHY 4430 Seminar in Philosophy 3 credits
    SEJ 2230 Introduction to Social and Environmental Justice 3 credits
    SPANISH 1940 Elementary Spanish
    (HUM second course only)
    4 credits
    SPANISH 2840 Intermediate Spanish 4 credits
    SPANISH 2940 Intermediate Spanish 4 credits
    SPANISH 3000 Travel Abroad Seminar (IE) 1-4 credits
    SPANISH 3830 Spanish Civilization 3 credits
    SPANISH 3840 Topics in Hispanic Literature/Culture 1-3 credits
    SPANISH 3850 Spanish American Lit/Culture I 3 credits
    SPANISH 3860 Spanish American Lit/Culture II 3 credits
    SPANISH 4620 Cervantes 2 credits
    SPANISH 4720 Spanish Lit of the 20th Century 2 credits
    SPANISH 4830 Intro. to Spanish Lit 3 credits
    SPANISH 4930 Intro. to Spanish Lit 3 credits
    SPEECH 4020 History & Theory of Rhetoric
    (HUM second course only)
    3 credits
    WOMSTD 1130 Introduction to Women's Studies (G, HUM, or SS) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 2150 Introduction to Gay Studies
    (G, IE, HUM second course only)
    3 credits
    WOMSTD 2830 Survey Women Writers (G) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 2930 Minority Women Writers of the U.S. (EGS) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 3110 Gay and Lesbian Literature for Young Adolescents
    (G, HUM second course only)
    3 credits
    WOMSTD 3280 Gay and Lesbian Literature (G) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 3530 Philosophy's Feminist Future (G) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 4500 Women & Mythology: Goddess, Witch, Sibyl (G, IE) 3 credits

    Fine Arts (FA) (3 credits)

    CourseTitleCredits
    ART 1230 Art and Children's Literature for Teachers 3 credits
    ART 1240 Art and Social Studies for Teachers 3 credits
    ART 2140 Art History I: Ancient Medieval 3 credits
    ART 2210 Art History II: Renaissance-1879 3 credits
    ART 2430 Art Survey 3 credits
    ART 2730 Art History IV: Ethnic Art in US (E) 3 credits
    ART 2750 Native American Art (E) 3 credits
    ART 3040 Art Education and Social Studies 3 credits
    ART 3340 Art History III: Modern 3 credits
    ART 3530 Art History V: Far Eastern Art (IE) 3 credits
    ART 4230 Theory of Art 3 credits
    ART 4640 Drawing VI Advanced Drawing 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 2730 Art History IV: Ethnic Art in the U.S. (E) 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 2750 Native American Art (E) 3 credits
    MUSIC 1590 Music Appreciation 3 credits
    MUSIC 2250 History and Literature of Western Music I 2 credits
    MUSIC 2350 History and Literature of Western Music II 2 credits
    MUSIC 2450 World Music Survey 3 credits
    MUSIC 2550 American Music 3 credits
    MUSIC 2650 History of Jazz 3 credits
    MUSIC 2750 History of American Musical Theatre 3 credits
    MUSIC 2850 History of Rock and Roll 3 credits
    MUSIC 3250 History and Literature of Western Music III 2 credits
    MUSIC 3350 History and Literature of Western Music IV 2 credits
    THEATER 1130 Introduction to the Theatre 3 credits
    THEATER 4220 Recent Contemporary Drama 3 credits
    THEATER 4630 History of Theatre and Drama 3 credits
    THEATER 4730 History of Theatre 3 credits
    WOMSTD 3430 Women and the Arts (G) 3 credits

    Historical Perspective (HP) (3 credits)

    All courses listed below under the area of historical perspective that are NOT designated as second course only may be used as a first or second historical perspective course.

    CourseTitleCredits
    ECONOMIC 3530 Econ History of US: 1st 300 years 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 3010 Race, Gender, & US Labor History (E) 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 3240 African-American History: 1619 to Present (E) 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 3400 History of Chicano Peoples in the U.S. (E) 3 credits
    HISTORY 1010 World Civilization I 3 credits
    HISTORY 1020 World Civilization II (IE) 3 credits
    HISTORY 1330 History of the U.S. 1492-1877 3 credits
    HISTORY 1430 History of the U.S. since 1877 3 credits
    HISTORY 3010 Race, Gender, & US Labor History (E) 3 credits
    HISTORY 3070 Latin American History (IE) 3 credits
    HISTORY 3080 American Military History 3 credits
    HISTORY 3120 American Colonial History 3 credits
    HISTORY 3130 New Nation 3 credits
    HISTORY 3140 Civil War and Reconstruction 3 credits
    HISTORY 3150 Gilded Age & Progressive Era 3 credits
    HISTORY 3230 West in American History 3 credits
    HISTORY 3240 African-American History: 1619 to Present (E) 3 credits
    HISTORY 3320 History of Wisconsin
    (second course only HP)
    3 credits
    HISTORY 3400 The Vietnam War 3 credits
    HISTORY 3430 Twentieth Century America 3 credits
    HISTORY 3450 History of U.S. Foreign Relations 3 credits
    HISTORY 3480 The United States Since 1945 3 credits
    HISTORY 3520 American Women's History (G) 3 credits
    HISTORY 3610 History of England to 1714 3 credits
    HISTORY 3620 History of England since 1714 3 credits
    HISTORY 3640 Imperialism in Africa and Asia (IE) 3 credits
    HISTORY 3650 Colonial Latin American History (IE) 3 credits
    HISTORY 3660 Modern Latin American History (IE) 3 credits
    HISTORY 3670 Modern Latin American History (IE) 3 credits
    HISTORY 3700 Women in European Civilization (G) 3 credits
    HISTORY 3710 Ancient Civilizations 3 credits
    HISTORY 3730 Medieval Europe 3 credits
    HISTORY 3810 Early Modern Europe 3 credits
    HISTORY 3740 Renaissance and the Reformation 3 credits
    HISTORY 3830 French Revolution and Napoleon 1789-1815 3 credits
    HISTORY 3850 Twentieth Century Europe 3 credits
    HISTORY 3860 History of Western Science 3 credits
    HISTORY 3870 Nazi Germany and the Holocaust 3 credits
    HISTORY 3880 Modern Europe Thought & Culture 3 credits
    HISTORY 3920 Modern Middle East (IE) 3 credits
    HISTORY 3930 East Asia (IE) 3 credits
    HISTORY 3950 Modern Japan (IE) 3 credits
    HISTORY 3970 Modern China (IE) 3 credits
    HISTORY 4110 Russia under the Romanovs (IE) 3 credits
    HISTORY 4120 Modern Russia (IE) 3 credits
    PHLSPHY 2330 Origins of Western Philosophy
    (HUM or HP second course only)
    3 credits
    PHLSPHY 2430 Philosophy in the Modern World
    (HUM or HP second course only)
    3 credits
    PHLSPHY 2730 Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures
    (HUM or HP second course only)
    3 credits
    POLISCI 3340 Modern Japan (IE) 3 credits
    POLISCI 3350 Modern China (IE) 3 credits
    POLISCI 3610 British Isles to 1714 3 credits
    POLISCI 3620 British Isles since 1714 3 credits
    POLISCI 3750 International Human Rights (IE) 3 credits
    POLISCI 4120 Modern Russia (IE) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 3520 American Women's History (G) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 3650 Women and Gender in Latin American History (IE) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 3700 Women in European Civilization (G) 3 credits

    Second Course (3 credits)

    To complete the final 3 credits in Humanities, Fine Arts and Historical Perspective, a student must select either a second course in the same specific discipline or a class designated as "second course only." Prerequisite requirements must be met for any course taken to fulfill this area.

  3. Social Sciences (SS) (9 credits)

    At least three credits must be taken in approved courses in each of two disciplines listed below (agricultural industries, communication, criminal justice, economics, energy, ethnic studies, geography, political science, psychology, sociology, speech and women's studies). The remaining three credits must be a second course in one of the two disciplines previously chosen.

    CourseTitleCredits
    AGINDUS 2330 World Population, Food and Resources, (IE) 3 credits
    CIVILENG 2010 Infrastructure and Society 3 credits
    COMMNCTN 1630 Introduction to Mass Media 3 credits
    COMMNCTN 3200 Gender and Popular Culture (G) 3 credits
    COMMNCTN 3770 Theories of Media and Culture 3 credits
    CRIMLJUS 1130 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 credits
    CRIMLJUS 3730 Women and the Law (G) 3 credits
    ECONOMIC 2130 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits
    ECONOMIC 2230 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
    ECONOMIC 2250 Economics and Western History I 3 credits
    ECONOMIC 2260 Economics and Western History II 3 credits
    ECONOMIC 2410 Interpretation of Business and Economic Data 3 credits
    ECONOMIC 2940 Political Economy, Race, Gender, and Ethnicity (EGS) 3 credits
    ECONOMIC 3220 Introduction to Managerial Economics 3 credits
    ECONOMIC 3330 Intermediate Micro-economic Analysis 3 credits
    ECONOMIC 3340 Intermediate Macro-economic Analysis 3 credits
    ECONOMIC 3420 Consumer Economics 3 credits
    ECONOMIC 3430 Labor Economics and Labor Relations 3 credits
    ECONOMIC 3630 Comparative Economic Systems (IE) 3 credits
    ECONOMIC 3730 Money and Banking 3 credits
    ECONOMIC 3830 Public Finance 3 credits
    ECONOMIC 4330 International Economics 3 credits
    ECONOMIC 4930 Senior Seminar 3 credits
    ECONOMIC 4940 Special Problems 1-4 credits
    ENERGY 2130 Energy, Environment and Society 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 2940 Political Economy, Race, Gender, and Ethnicity (EGS) 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 3230 Human Relations (EGS) 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 3720 Ethnic Rights and Politics (E) 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 1050 Introduction to Human Geography (SS) 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 1230 Survey of Cultural Geography (IE) 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 1330 World Regional Geography (IE) 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 3030 Economic Geography (IE) 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 3120 Geography of Wisconsin 2 credits
    GEOGRPHY 3130 Geography of the U.S. and Canada 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 3170 Space, Place and Gender 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 3330 Environmental Conservation 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 3350 Geography and Development of Middle East Geography (IE) 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 3430 Geography of Africa (IE) 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 3530 Topics in Regional Geography (IE) 2 or 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 3630 Geography of Latin America (IE) 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 3730 Geography of Europe (IE) 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 3930 Geography of Asia (IE) 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 4230 Political Geography (IE) 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 4350 Gender Relations in Cross Cultural Perspectives (G) 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 4760 Geography Field Excursion 1-8 credits
    POLISCI 1130 Introduction to Politics 3 credits
    POLISCI 1230 Introduction to American Government 3 credits
    POLISCI 1330 International Relations (IE) 3 credits
    POLISCI 1430 Current Issues and Democracy 3 credits
    POLISCI 1530 Introduction to Public Policy 3 credits
    POLISCI 2430 Comparative Politics (IE) 3 credits
    POLISCI 2940 Political Economy, Race, Gender, and Ethnicity (EGS) 3 credits
    POLISCI 3230 Introduction to Public Administration 3 credits
    POLISCI 3320 Congressional Politics 3 credits
    POLISCI 3330 American Political Parties and Interest Groups 3 credits
    POLISCI 3520 The Judicial Process 3 credits
    POLISCI 3530 State and Local Government 3 credits
    POLISCI 3650 Political Theory 3 credits
    POLISCI 3720 Politics of the Global Economy (IE) 3 credits
    POLISCI 3730 Ethnic Rights and Politics (E) 3 credits
    POLISCI 3830 Civil Liberties 3 credits
    POLISCI 4420 Constitutional Law 3 credits
    PSYCHLGY 1130 General Psychology 3 credits
    PSYCHLGY 2030 Psychology of Personal Adjustment 3 credits
    PSYCHLGY 2530 Psychology of Women (G) 3 credits
    PSYCHLGY 3000 Cognitive Psychology 3 credits
    PSYCHLGY 3010 Industrial Psychology 3 credits
    PSYCHLGY 3030 Learning and Behavior 3 credits
    PSYCHLGY 3130 Child Psychology 3 credits
    PSYCHLGY 3230 Adolescent Psychology 3 credits
    PSYCHLGY 3530 Social Psychology 3 credits
    PSYCHLGY 3630 Psychology of Human Sexuality 3 credits
    PSYCHLGY 3830 Psychology and Religion 3 credits
    PSYCHLGY 3990 Psych of Adulthood and Aging 3 credits
    PSYCHLGY 4020 Contemporary Issues in Psych 3 credits
    PSYCHLGY 4430 Abnormal Psychology 3 credits
    PSYCHLGY 4830 Psychology and the Law 3 credits
    SOCIOLGY 1030 Principles of Sociology 3 credits
    SOCIOLGY 1130 Introductory Anthropology (IE) 3 credits
    SOCIOLGY 1230 Marriage and Family 3 credits
    SOCIOLGY 2130 Cultural Anthropology (IE) 3 credits
    SOCIOLGY 2230 Women, Sex Roles and Society (G) 3 credits
    SOCIOLGY 2330 Contemporary Social Problems 3 credits
    SOCIOLGY 3130 Social Change 3 credits
    SOCIOLGY 3230 Human Relations (EGS) 3 credits
    SOCIOLGY 3330 Crime and Delinquency 3 credits
    SOCIOLGY 3430 Social Research 3 credits
    SOCIOLGY 3530 Rural Sociology 3 credits
    SOCIOLGY 3630 Sociology of the Family 3 credits
    SOCIOLGY 4030 Social Organizations 3 credits
    SPEECH 3250 Interpersonal Communication (SS or Speech requirement) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 1130 Introduction to Women's Studies (G, HUM, or SS) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 2230 Women, Sex Roles and Society (G) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 2530 Psychology of Women (G) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 2730 Women in Science and Engineering (G) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 3730 Women and the Law (G) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 3170 Space, Place, and Gender (G) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 3200 Gender and Popular Culture (G) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 3730 Women and the Law (G) 3 credits
  4. Natural Sciences (NS) (9 credits)

    The credits must be taken in approved courses in two different areas AGSCI (biology, chemistry, geography, geology, physics and physical science). All courses must involve a laboratory experience.

    CourseTitleCredits
    AGSCI 3220 Plant Development and Biotechnology 4 credits
    BIOLOGY 1150 General Biology 5 credits
    BIOLOGY 1350 General Botany 5 credits
    BIOLOGY 2140 Anatomy & Physiology I 4 credits
    BIOLOGY 2240 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 credits
    BIOLOGY 2250 Tropical Marine Ecosystems (IE) 3 credits
    BIOLOGY 2340 Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology 4 credits
    CHEMSTRY 1050 General Chemistry 5 credits
    CHEMSTRY 1140 General Chemistry 4 credits
    CHEMSTRY 1240 General Chemistry 4 credits
    CHEMSTRY 1450 Chemistry for Engineers 5 credits
    GEOGRPHY 1040 Planet Earth 4 credits
    GEOGRPHY 1140 Global Landforms 4 credits
    GEOGRPHY 1240 Physical Geography: Weather and Climate 4 credits
    GEOGRPHY 1370 Global Vegetation 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 2250 Tropical Marine Ecosystems (IE) 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 3340 Biogeography 4 credits
    GEOLOGY 1140 Physical Geology 4 credits
    GEOLOGY 1240 Historical Geology 4 credits
    GEOLOGY 2330 History of Life 3 credits
    PHYSICS 1050 Principles of Physics 5 credits
    PHYSICS 1350 Introductory Physics I 5 credits
    PHYSICS 1450 Introductory Physics II 5 credits
    PHYSICS 2240 General Physics I 5 credits
    PHYSICS 2340 General Physics II 5 credits
    PHSC 1150 Physical Science 5 credits
    PHSC 1310 Introductory Astronomy Lab 1 credits
    PHSC 1340 Introductory Astronomy 4 credits
  5. International Education (IE), Ethnic Studies (E), Gender Studies (G), Ethnic and Gender Studies (EGS) (6-9 credits)

    International Education (IE) (3 credits)

    In addition to courses approved for international education, the international education requirement may be satisfied through documented coursework undertaken through participation in foreign exchange programs or study abroad programs. Short-term visits of less than six weeks duration and/or trips undertaken primarily for tourism or recreational purposes may not be used to fulfill this requirement.

    At least three credits must be taken to satisfy the international education requirement. The following courses are approved for the international education requirement.

    CourseTitleCredits
    AGINDUS 2330 World Population, Food and Resources (SS) 3 credits
    AGINDUS 4600 Faculty-Led Short-Term International Experience 3 credits
    AGSCI 4600 Faculty-Led Short-Term International Experience 3 credits
    ART 3530 Art History V: Far Eastern Art (FA) 3 credits
    BIOLOGY 2130 Plants and Society 3 credits
    BIOLOGY 2250 Tropical Marine Ecosystems (NS) 3 credits
    BUSADMIN 1300 Global Business 3 credits
    BUSADMIN 3750 International Short Study 1-3 credits
    ECONOMIC 3630 Comparative Economic Systems (SS) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 2150 Introduction to Gay Studies
    (G, HUM second course only)
    3 credits
    ENGLISH 2640 World Literature I (HUM) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 2650 World Literature II (HUM) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 2770 International Cinema (HUM) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3250 Sociolinguistics 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3260 Language and Culture (HUM) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3830 The World Novel (HUM) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3850 Postcolonial Literature (HUM) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 4500 Women & Myth: Goddess, Witch, Sibyl (HUM, G) 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 1050 Introduction to Human Geography (IE) 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 1230 Survey of Cultural Geography (SS) 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 1330 World Regional Geography (SS) 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 2250 Tropical Marine Ecosystems (NS) 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 3030 Economic Geography (SS) 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 3350 Geography and Development of Middle East Geography (SS) 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 3430 Geography of Africa (SS) 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 3530 Topics in Regional Geography (SS) 2 or 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 3630 Geography of Latin America (SS) 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 3730 Geography of Europe (SS) 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 3930 Geography of Asia (SS) 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 3960 Geography of Japan 6 credits
    GEOGRPHY 4230 Political Geography (SS) 3 credits
    GERMAN 3000 Travel Abroad Seminar (HUM) 3 credits
    HISTORY 1020 World Civilization II (HP) 3 credits
    HISTORY 3070 Latin American History (HP) 3 credits
    HISTORY 3640 Imperialism in Africa and Asia (HP) 3 credits
    HISTORY 3650 Women and Gender in Latin American History (HP) 3 credits
    HISTORY 3660 Colonial Latin American History (HP) 3 credits
    HISTORY 3670 Modern Latin American History (HP) 3 credits
    HISTORY 3920 Modern Middle East (HP) 3 credits
    HISTORY 3930 East Asia (HP) 3 credits
    HISTORY 3950 Modern Japan (HP) 3 credits
    HISTORY 3970 Modern China (HP) 3 credits
    HISTORY 4110 Russia to 1856 (HP) 3 credits
    HISTORY 4120 Modern Russia (HP) 3 credits
    PHLSPHY 2230 Contemporary World Views (HUM) 3 credits
    PHLSPHY 2930 Major Traditions in Eastern Religions (HUM) 3 credits
    POLISCI 1330 International Relations (SS) 3 credits
    POLISCI 2430 Comparative Politics (SS) 3 credits
    POLISCI 3340 Modern Japan (HP) 3 credits
    POLISCI 3350 Modern China (HP) 3 credits
    POLISCI 3720 Politics of the Global Economy (SS) 3 credits
    POLISCI 3750 International Human Rights (HP) 3 credits
    POLISCI 4120 Modern Russia (HP) 3 credits
    SOCIOLGY 1130 Introductory Anthropology (SS) 3 credits
    SOCIOLGY 2130 Cultural Anthropology (SS) 3 credits
    SPANISH 3000 Travel Abroad Seminar (HUM) 1-4 credits
    SPEECH 2300 Intro to Intercultural Comm 3 credits
    UWPSTUDY 3000 LAE Short Term International Experience 1-3 credits
    UWPSTUDY 3020 BILSA Short Term International Experience 1-3 credits
    UWPSTUDY 3030 EMS Short Term International Experience 1-3 credits
    WOMSTD 2150 Introduction to Gay Studies
    (G, HUM second course only)
    3 credits
    WOMSTD 3650 Women and Gender in Latin American History (HP) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 4500 Women & Myth: Goddess, Witch, Sibyl (HUM, G) 3 credits

    Ethnic and Gender Studies Courses (EGS) (3-6 credits)

    Three credits must be taken in approved courses to satisfy the ethnic and gender studies requirement. Students can take one three-credit course counting for both ethnic and gender studies or take six credits, one three credit course counting for ethnic studies and one three credit course counting for gender studies. Students may select from the following:

    (If the course carries other liberal arts credit, that area is also listed.)

    (Topic courses may or may not count for ethnic, gender or both, depending on course content.)

    Courses that count for BOTH Ethnic and Gender Studies credit (EGS):
    CourseTitleCredits
    BUSADMIN 3340 Management, Gender, and Race 3 credits
    ECONOMIC 2940 Political Economy, Race, Gender, and Ethnicity (SS) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 2780 Race and Gender in American Film (HUM) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 2930 Minority Women Writers of the U.S. (HUM) 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 1030 Race, Gender, and Class in the United States 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 2930 Minority Women Writers of the US (HUM) 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 2940 Political Economy of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity (SS) 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 3230 Human Relations (SS) 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 3340 Management, Gender and Race 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 3630 Ethnic and Gender Equity in Education 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 3830 Black Women and Feminism in the U.S. 3 credits
    POLISCI 2940 Political Economy, Race, Gender, and Ethnicity (SS) 3 credits
    SOCIOLGY 3230 Human Relations (SS) 3 credits
    TEACHING 3630 Ethnic and Gender Equity in Education 3 credits
    WOMSTD 2930 Minority Women Writers of the U.S. (HUM) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 3340 Management, Gender, and Race 3 credits
    WOMSTD 3630 Ethnic and Gender Equity in Education 3 credits
    WOMSTD 3830 Black Women and Feminism in the U.S. 3 credits
    Courses that count for Ethnic Studies (E) credit:
    CourseTitleCredits
    ART 2730 Art History IV: Ethnic Art in the U.S. (FA) 3 credits
    ART 2750 Native American Art (FA) 3 credits
    CRIMLJUS 2830 Ethnicity, Race, and Crime 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3410 Chicano Literature (HUM) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3730 Black Literature in America (HUM) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3740 Asian American Literature (HUM) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3750 American Lit of Ethnicity and Immigration (HUM) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3760 Wisconsin Indian Literature (HUM) 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 2130 The Native American Experience (HUM) 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 2200 Introduction to Ethnic Studies 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 2230 Black Experience in the U.S. 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 2730 Art History IV: Ethnic Art in the U.S. (FA) 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 2750 Native American Art (FA) 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 2830 Ethnicity, Race, and Crime 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 3010 Race, Gender, & US Labor History (HP) 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 3240 African-American History: 1619 to present (HP) 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 3410 Chicano Literature (HUM) 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 3720 Ethnic Rights and Politics (SS) 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 3730 Black Literature in America (HUM) 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 3740 Asian American Literature (HUM) 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 3750 American Lit of Ethnicity and Immigration (HUM) 3 credits
    ETHNSTDY 3760 Wisconsin Indian Literature (HUM) 3 credits
    HISTORY 3010 Race, Gender, & US Labor History (HP) 3 credits
    HISTORY 3240 African-American History: 1619 to present (HP) 3 credits
    POLISCI 3730 Ethnic Rights and Politics (SS) 3 credits
    Courses that count for Gender Studies (G) credit:
    CourseTitleCredits
    COMMNCTN 3200 Gender and Popular Culture (SS) 3 credits
    CRIMLJUS 3730 Women and the Law (SS) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 2150 Introduction to Gay Studies
    (IE, HUM second course only)
    3 credits
    ENGLISH 2830 Survey of Women Writers (HUM) 3 credits
    ENGLISH 3110 Gay and Lesbian Literature for Young Adults
    (HUM second course only)
    3 credits
    ENGLISH 4500 Women & Myth: Goddess, Witch, Sibyl (HUM, IE) 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 3170 Space, Place and Gender (SS) 3 credits
    GEOGRPHY 4350 Gender Relations in Cross Cultural Perspectives (SS) 3 credits
    HISTORY 3520 American Women's History (HP) 3 credits
    HISTORY 3700 Women in European Civilization (HP) 3 credits
    PHLSPHY 3530 Philosophy's Feminist Future (HUM) 3 credits
    PSYCHLGY 2530 Psychology of Women (SS) 3 credits
    SOCIOLGY 2230 Women, Sex Roles and Sociology (SS) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 1130 Introduction to Women's Studies (SS) or (HUM) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 2150 Introduction to Gay Studies
    (IE, HUM second course only)
    3 credits
    WOMSTD 2230 Women, Sex Roles and Sociology (SS) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 2430 Women and Health (PE-WELLNESS) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 2530 Psychology of Women (SS) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 2730 Women in Science and Engineering (SS) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 2830 Survey of Women Writers (HUM) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 3110 Gay and Lesbian Literature for Young Adults
    (HUM second course only)
    3 credits
    WOMSTD 3200 Gender and Popular Culture (SS) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 3280 Gay and Lesbian Literature (HUM) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 3330 Topics in Women's Studies 2-3 credits
    WOMSTD 3430 Women and the Arts (FA) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 3520 American Women's History (HP) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 3530 Philosophy's Feminist Future (HUM) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 3700 Women in European Civilization (HP) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 3730 Women and the Law (SS) 3 credits
    WOMSTD 4500 Women & Myth: Goddess, Witch, Sibyl (HUM, IE) 3 credits