2017-18 Catalog

Publication date June 2017

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+ART 251 Cr.3

A survey of selected art and design from diverse cultures - prehistory to the present. Students explore basic art history methods of formal, stylistic, and iconographic analysis and practice skills needed to develop critical looking and thinking. Emphasis placed on the relationships between artifacts and cultures, and how the production of art and design is a form of human world knowledge. Themes include the role of the artist and designer over time, techniques and materials as technological advancements, the social and religious context of art, how art history influences contemporary images and photography, and how to apply art history analysis skills to interpreting contemporary media images. Offered Fall.

College of Liberal Studies - School of Arts and Communication

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/arts/

Dean, interim - Kimberly Vogt Associate Dean - Charles Martin-Stanley Assistant Dean - Marie Moeller 235 Morris Hall; 608.785.8113

Degree Requirements - Undergraduate

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...Humanistic studies and the arts Integrated studies minority...3 INS 250 , INS 251 and INS 252...

General Education Program

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/generaleducation/

...majors. Offered Annually. +ART 251 Cr.3 Art History I: History of Art & Visual Culture...

College of Liberal Studies (CLS)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/liberalstudies/

...in art, communication studies, music, theatre arts, and...from ESL 250 , ESL 251 , ESL 252 , ESL...

Modern Languages Department (MLG)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/modernlanguages/

...for the bachelor of arts degree Modern Languages...Study Abroad and INS 251 Study Abroad Practicum...

Archaeological Studies Major - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/archaeology/major-archaeological-studies-ba/

The Archaeological Studies Program at UWL is among the top comprehensive undergraduate programs in archaeology in the United States and the only one in the Midwest. Lewis Binford, one of the most influential archaeologists in the discipline's history, conducted a comprehensive review of our program and concluded: "I can say without hesitation that this is the best undergraduate program in archaeology that I have seen anywhere in this country." The uniqueness of our program lies in the fact that it is an interdisciplinary major that integrates a holistic anthropological approach, regional course offerings and study abroad experiences spanning the Old and New Worlds, a broad exposure to multiple methodological specialties, cutting edge technologies applied to archaeological research, and practical training in the applied field of cultural resource management (CRM) industry.

Archaeological Studies Major: Cultural Anthropology Emphasis - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/archaeology/arc-major-cultural-anthropology-emphasis-ba/

The Cultural Anthropology Emphasis Major at UWL is designed for for students interested in learning more about cross-cultural international issues and gaining employment in international settings and diverse settings in the US. This major program of study combines the holistic, cross-cultural, and comparative perspective of Anthropology to the study of human diversity and focuses on concepts, theories, and methods students use to understand contemporary peoples and cultures based upon others’ rationales. This major program will also provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to work in diverse environments in the US, and to recognize the ways that our own beliefs and practices here in the US are just as cultural as others’ beliefs and practices around the world.  The practical application of this Emphasis for students is exhibited in the fact that  US News & World Report  ranked “Anthropologist” 4 th  on their Top Ten Best Jobs in Science listing for 2016 and 7 th  on the same list in 2017 ( http://money.usnews.com/careers/best- jobs /rankings/best- science - jobs ). This ranking is based on expected job growth by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a competitive average salary, and the growing need for broader cross-cultural understanding in our globalized society.

Art Major - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/art/art-ba/

All students must complete the general education, college core, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR. 

Communication Studies Major: Advocacy and Communication Criticism Emphasis - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/communicationstudies/communicationstudiesmajoradvocacyandcommunicationcriticismemphasis-ba/

All students must complete the general education, college core, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR. 

Communication Studies Major: Broadcast and Digital Media Emphasis - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/communicationstudies/communicationstudiesmajorbroadcastanddigitalmediaemphasis-ba/

All students must complete the general education, college core, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR. 

Communication Studies Major: Interpersonal Communication Emphasis - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/communicationstudies/communicationstudiesmajorinterpersonalcommunicationemphasis-ba/

All students must complete the general education, college core, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR. 

Economics Major - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/economicscla/economics-cla-ba/

1 At least 12 credits of these electives must be taken in economics courses numbered 300 or above. Up to six credits of electives may be taken from MTH 207 , MTH 208 , MTH 309 ; POL 330 , POL 353 ; PUB 210 , PUB 330 ; STAT 245 ,and any course numbered 200 or greater offered by a department in the College of Business Administration.

English Major: Literature Emphasis - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/english/english-literature/

The English major with a literature emphasis provides an excellent education in the discipline with a credit load that allows for great flexibility in selecting compatible minors or a double major, as well as in exploring various other fields of knowledge through elective coursework. With proper planning, the Bachelor of Arts degree with an English major can be earned in four years.

English Major: Writing and Rhetoric Emphasis - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/english/english-rhetoric/

The English major with a writing and rhetoric emphasis provides an excellent education in the discipline with a credit load that allows for great flexibility in selecting compatible minors or a double major, as well as in exploring various other fields of knowledge through elective coursework. With proper planning, the Bachelor of Arts degree with an English major can be earned in four years.

History Major with World History Emphasis - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/history/history-ba/

The history major with a world history emphasis is the most comprehensive of the history majors, with requirements that diversify the degree to cover as much of the world as can be done in a 40-credit undergraduate degree.  Like all majors, this one requires the completion of two courses unique to history students ( HIS 200 and HIS 490 ), and then three courses from the 200-level surveys of regional history. Along with that foundation, the world history major requires the completion of the following: one course from a list which covers the history of women, gender and sexuality; two courses on U.S. history; one course on global/transregional history; one course each on Asia, Latin America, Europe, and Africa/Middle East; and one course on ancient, classical, or religious history.  

History Major with Regional Emphasis - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/history/history-regional-ba/

The  regional emphasis   history major allows students to specialize in one region or time period from history, while still accumulating a broad foundation in the survey-level and professionalizing courses that make up the core history experience. In this regional emphasis, students can take 12 credits in a single focus area: European, Asian, U.S., Latin American, Ancient and Medieval World, or African and African Diaspora.

History Major with Topical Emphasis - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/history/history-topical-ba/

What is a topical emphasis in cultural and social history? Students in UW-La Crosse History Department's history major with topical emphasis in cultural and social history will study the history of cultural and social forces embodied in movements and organizations; art, literature, and film; areas of human experience including apparel, architecture, and culinary practices; and the various commercial media inundating our daily lives. Our students will learn how social and cultural phenomena have historically affected and structured our material and intellectual environment in connection with ethical concerns involving political and economic questions. In general, the History Department's cultural and social history emphasis will help students develop and make tangible the kinds of relatively intangible skills prospective employers and professional and graduate school admissions committees will value: problem solving, analytical and creative thinking, research skills, the ability to express oneself and one's thoughts clearly and persuasively both verbally and in writing, intercultural communication skills, and the capacity to address immediate concerns with the kind of "big picture" perspective that a historically grounded education provides. The History Department will particularly encourage students in topical emphases to apply for and undertake internships with organizations and businesses related to individual students' interests, concerns, and plans. Our faculty will work with students, helping to place them in intern positions that will be of genuine value with respect to their intellectual and professional development. Internships along these lines will help students get their "foot in the door" in areas of prospective post-graduation employment and professional development. What really sets apart the three new topical emphases including cultural and social history is that faculty will work with students to produce portfolios packaging and showcasing the aptitudes and skills they develop over the courses of their undergraduate education. To some, abilities obtained and developed through a traditional liberal education, such as analytical and creative thinking, may seem abstract and without specific content, being notoriously difficult to measure and assess through means such as standardized testing. However, cultural and social history students' portfolios are where their skills, aptitudes, and abilities will become manifestly palpable and concrete. What is a topical emphasis in public and policy history? A topical emphasis in public and policy history refers to scholarly work that seeks out audiences beyond the classroom and the academic journal. While professional historians may study a vast array of time periods, peoples, and topics, public and policy history is distinct in that it seeks to spread that research to broader audiences, and also to take as its subject of study those attempts to connect history to the people. Public history might include museums and memorials, oral history and landmarks, interpretive signage and educational outreach, heritage and cultural institutions. Policy history could be described as the study of past decision making or government institutions, with an intended audience of present-day representatives from those same groups, and might include topics or audiences in state legislatures or county government, prisons and courts, government social or environmental agencies, or the like. What is a topical emphasis in religious studies? Students in the UWL History Department’s history major with topical emphasis in religious studies will have an opportunity to study the fascinating phenomenon of religion from a variety of disciplinary perspectives with course offerings in the Departments of History, Philosophy, Sociology, Anthropology, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The religious studies emphasis challenges students to question common stereotypes about religion and religious people, to become aware of the multiple roles and functions religion plays in human cultural life, and to both critically scrutinize and emphatically understand the rationales that have shaped the wide variety of religious world views, behaviors, and experiences that humans have used in the course of constructing, maintaining, and inhabiting their cultural worlds. In these ways, the religious studies emphasis sharpens students’ awareness of and understanding of human cultural diversity and prepares them for responsible global citizenship in a religiously pluralistic world.

French Major with Business Concentration - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/modernlanguages/french-business/

All students must complete the general education, college core, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR. 

French Major - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/modernlanguages/french/

Students may take up to 9 credits abroad as electives for their French major after studying abroad for a period of 12-16 weeks. 

German Studies Major with Business Concentration - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/modernlanguages/german-business/

1  excluding GER 398 and GER 399 . A maximum of 6 units from GER 326 , GER 327 , GER 328 , and/or GER 329 .

German Studies Major - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/modernlanguages/german/

1  excluding GER 398 and GER 399 . A maximum of 6 units from GER 326 , GER 327 , GER 328 , and/or GER 329 .

Spanish Major with Business Concentration - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/modernlanguages/spanish-business/

Students should consult with an advisor in the Department of Modern Languages regarding their individual plan of study. Students planning to pursue graduate studies in Spanish need to be aware of special requirements.

Spanish Major - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/modernlanguages/spanish/

Students should consult with an advisor in the Department of Modern Languages regarding their individual plan of study. Students planning to pursue graduate studies in Spanish need to be aware of special requirements.

Music Major: Jazz Performance Emphasis - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/music/jazz-performance-emphasis-ba/

All students must complete the general education, college core, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR. 

Music Major: Music History Emphasis - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/music/music-history-emphasis-ba/

All students must complete the general education, college core, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR. 

Music Major: Music Theatre Emphasis - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/music/music-theatre-emphasis-ba/

Students must be accepted into the music major: music theatre emphasis (by audition) before declaring it as a major. Students enrolling in this major must also declare and complete the theatre minor: music theatre emphasis requirements . 

Music Major: Music Theory Emphasis - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/music/music-theory-emphasis-ba/

All students must complete the general education, college core, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR. 

Music Major: Performance Emphasis - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/music/performance-emphasis-ba/

All students must complete the general education, college core, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR. 

Music Major: Piano Pedagogy - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/music/piano-pedagogy-ba/

All students must complete the general education, college core, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR. 

Philosophy Major - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/philosophy/major-ba/

Majors must take four philosophy courses at the 300/400 level including PHL 496 . No more than six credits of PHL 494 , PHL 495 , and PHL 497 shall count toward the major.

Political Science Major - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/politicalscience/major-ba/

Political science is the study of governments, policies, institutions, and the behavior of participants in the political world. Using humanistic and scientific approaches, as well as qualitative and quantitative methods, the field of political science examines political structures both inside and outside government with the goal of better understanding how they function, and the ways in which they change the world over time. The study of political science includes four subfields of specialization: American government and politics, international relations, comparative politics, and political theory. Online option All courses required in the political science major are available to be taken online. Students interested in completing the major requirements online should contact the department for more information.

Public Administration Major - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/politicalscience/major-public-administration-ba/

Public administration helps prepare students for careers in nonprofit and governmental agencies by studying how these entities operate on a day-to-day basis. A course of study in public administration encompasses what government does, and how it does it. Careers in public administration focus on the development and implementation of policies at the governmental and non-profit areas. The study of public administration includes a variety of specialized subfields, including: public policy; public budgeting & finance; personnel management & ethics; nonprofit administration; urban planning; and program assessment & evaluation.

Psychology Major - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/psychology/major-ba/

42 credits - Select courses as listed in the following twelve categories. Additional credits completed within a category, after the required credits, can be used as elective credits in categories XI (if 200 or 300 level) or XII (if 400 level). STAT 145 is required as part of the 42 credits.

Sociology Major - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/sociology/sociology-ba/

Sociology is the study of human groups and how the group influences social behavior. The field is both a science and a philosophy, seeking to answer questions about human behavior through the use of scientific methods. Sociology gives us new and important knowledge about the social world. The focus of the sociology major is to prepare students with the methodological background and analytical skills necessary for working in today’s world, while allowing students to gain a basic understanding of a variety of areas within sociology such as social stratification, criminology, social psychology and comparative sociology.

Theatre Arts Major: Arts Administration Emphasis - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/theatrearts/arts-administration-emphasis-ba/

Students enrolling in a theatre major must complete the theatre arts major core requirements and one area of emphasis.

Theatre Arts Major: Design/Technical Emphasis - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/theatrearts/design-technical-emphasis-ba/

Students enrolling in a theatre major must complete the theatre arts major core requirements and one area of emphasis.

Theatre Arts Major: General Emphasis - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/theatrearts/general-emphasis-ba/

Students enrolling in a theatre major must complete the theatre arts major core requirements and one area of emphasis.

Theatre Arts Major: Music Theatre Emphasis - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/theatrearts/music-theatre-emphasis-ba/

Students enrolling in a theatre major must complete the theatre arts major core requirements and one area of emphasis.

Theatre Arts Major: Performance Emphasis - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/theatrearts/performance-emphasis-ba/

Students enrolling in a theatre major must complete the theatre arts major core requirements and one area of emphasis.

Theatre Arts Major: Stage Management Emphasis - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/theatrearts/stage-management-emphasis-ba/

Students enrolling in a theatre major must complete the theatre arts major core requirements and one area of emphasis.

Women's Studies Major - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/womensgenderandsexualitystudies/major-ba/

Women’s, gender, and sexuality studies is rooted in the women’s, anti-racist, LGBT, and labor rights movements of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It seeks to understand how various societies construct ideas of maleness/masculinity and femaleness/femininity in relation to other social categories and to systems of inequality and privilege. As a field, WGSS has always generated action and organized movements, seeking equality worldwide.

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