Undergraduate UW Extended Campus Online
2023 Fall Term
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INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC DESIGN AND DIGITAL ART
Creating original designs, students will learn techniques applicable to a wide range of disciplines and practices, including but not limited to Graphic Design, Marketing, Advertising, and Video Game Design.
SURVEY OF ASTRONOMY
A descriptive survey of astronomy for students with minimal background in mathematics and science. Topics include the solar system, stars, galaxies, and cosmology, as well as the methods by which astronomers learn about the Universe and disseminate their discoveries. Although not math-intensive, this course uses some math at the level of high school algebra I; therefore, students who have been placed in remedial math should consult with the instructor before enrolling in this course. Students may not earn credit both for this course and for most other introductory astronomy courses; consult your home institution's course catalog or bulletin.
CONCEPTS OF BIOLOGY
An introduction to the fundamental principles of living organisms. Topics include cell structure and function, growth, basic physiological processes of living organisms, reproduction and inheritance, classification systems, evolution, and diversity of life.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
An examination of the structure and function of the human body at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, and system levels of organization. The integration of these levels of organization within the human organism is emphasized, focusing on body organization, support, movement, and neural control.
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
Introduction to Business provides a broad overview of the environment, principles, and functions of business. Students will gain an understanding of business terminology and practices essential for success in industry. Students will learn about functional areas of business such as economics, management, marketing, technology, accounting and finance.
CHEMISTRY IN THE KITCHEN
Explores the chemistry of food at a beginning level, including structure of molecules, interactions between molecules, and how foods change in the cooking process. Labs use kitchen materials, and include measurement, phase change, denaturation, extraction, and energy studies. Not a prerequisite for higher-level chemistry courses or pre-professional programs. NW, Lab Science.
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING
This course offers communication experiences intended to improve students' public speaking and listening skills across a broad spectrum of situations including intercultural communication, public communication, small group communication and interpersonal communication.
This course introduces students to the complex relationship between culture and communication. The role of communication and context (social, cultural, historical) in intercultural interactions is exampled through multiple perspectives. In addition, issues surrounding theory development, such as ethical considerations and dialogues on opposing perspectives are examined.
The emphasis of the course is on macroeconomics analysis and covers areas such as national income, commercial banking, business fluctuations, monetary and fiscal policies and international trade.
Study of child and adolescent development through the psychological principles of teaching and learning. This course will place an emphasis on understanding the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of children and adolescents. In particular, emphasis will be placed on the nature and conditions of learning, including the major types of learning, critical aspects of learning, and any problems that may be encountered when working as a professional educator in a school setting. Additionally, a focus will be placed on data-based decision making and intentional teaching, or the ability to provide purposeful instruction.
INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE WRITING
A composition course focusing on the conventions of academic writing, the composing process, critical thinking, and critical reading. Emphasis will be on reading and writing activities designed to prepare students for successful transition to college-level writing.
COLLEGE WRITING AND CRITICAL READING
A composition course focusing on academic writing, the writing process, and critical reading. Emphasis will be on essays that incorporate readings.
CRITICAL WRITING AND RESEARCH
A composition course focusing on researched academic writing that presents information, ideas, and arguments. Emphasis will be on the writing process, critical thinking, and critical reading.
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
An introduction to the discipline of literary studies through its fundamental approaches to reading, interpreting, and writing about a variety of texts, ranging from the classic to the contemporary with the goal of understanding, appreciating, and enjoying literature.
MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE IN THE UNITED STATES
A study of literature written by, and expressing the perspectives of, writers from minority groups in the United States. The course includes readings by contemporary writers focusing on the experiences of African, Asian, Hispanic, and Native Americans through their essays, poetry, fiction, and drama. As an interdisciplinary course, the literature is read in the context of American history and culture.
Topics covered include reflection on personal priorities and values, identifying the social and environmental impacts of our consumer culture, consumerism, identifying important life and financial goals, principles of personal money management and financial planning, use of credit, budgets, insurance, buying a home, creating an estate, and providing for retirement.
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Focus on concepts and processes that explain physical systems on Earth and the relationship between people and their natural environment.¿Themes in Physical Geography include Earth/Sun relationships, weather dynamics, the biosphere (ecology, biomes, conservation), and the lithosphere (mountain building, rocks, rivers, glaciers). Students complete assignments in CANVAS: assignments may be derived from textbook resources and instructor-created activities designed to better understand the natural world (such as weather patterns, rocks, soil properties or river dynamics) and how it applies to their daily life.
DISASTERS: LIVING ON THE EDGE
Study of various environmental hazards, their causes, impacts on humans, and mitigations. Core topics are natural hazards (earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes), and anthropogenic hazards (climate change, nuclear hazards, overpopulation). Additional topics may be covered: coastal hazards, pollution, other atmospheric hazards, impacts from space, extinctions, biohazards, chemical hazards, and terrorism.
INTRODUCTION TO GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND WOMEN'S STUDIES
This course focuses on both historical and current ways in which women's lives are shaped by structures of power, and on analyzing how gender works in society and in our everyday lives. Topics include feminist theory, intersectional identity, the social construction of gender, and reproductive justice.
LIFETIME WELLNESS AND SELF GROWTH
A contemporary examination of the effects of lifestyle, wellness, and health promotion on the individual. Instruction in procedures for self-evaluation as well as individualization of exercise prescription for the development of health fitness. A practical, application focused approach will be addressed in this course.
US HISTORY SINCE 1877
A survey of American political, economic, social, and intellectual history from the era of the Civil War to the present. This Ethnic Studies (ES) course thoroughly integrates the historical experiences and contributions of racial and ethnic minorities within US society, fostering an understanding and appreciation at least two groups.
Elementary Algebra is intended for students with little or no previous algebra experience. Topics include the real number system, operations with real numbers and algebraic expressions, linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, factoring, graphing linear equations, and an introduction to quadratic equations. A grade of C or better in Elementary Algebra is required before advancing to Intermediate Algebra.
Emphasizes algebraic techniques with polynomials, fractional expressions, exponents and radicals, linear and quadratic equations and inequalities. Introduction to functions, their graphs, and analytic geometry.
Trigonometric functions, their basic properties and graphs, identities, inverse trigonometric functions, solving trigonometric equations, solutions of triangles.
The study of the properties of elementary functions, such as polynomial, absolute value, piecewise, radical, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Topics include equations, inequalities, functions, and their graphs. Students will formulate, analyze, solve, and interpret mathematical and real-world problems. This course is intended to provide algebra skills required for calculus.
TECHNOLOGY, VALUES, AND SOCIETY
Technology, Values & Society will be a philosophical investigation of technology and its relation to society and the individual. An examination of ethical issues in technology, which may include freedom, censorship, privacy, equality, democratic participation, intellectual property, education, law enforcement, institutional change, and work.
This introductory behavioral science course emphasizes the history of the field of psychology, research methods, the biological basis of behavior, human cognition, human development, social behavior, and mental health.
INTRODUCTION TO RELIGION
This course introduces a number of the world's major religious traditions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam) as well as several ways of studying these religions (anthropology, psychology, sociology, phenomenology, and economic approaches).
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
Sociology as a special field of behavioral science, examines social relations, social organizations, and social systems through the study of process, structure, and function.
RACE AND ETHNICITY
Race and ethnicity as axes of stratification, identity, and experience are addressed in the multiple and intersecting ways they shape society, individual life-chances, and daily social interactions. Study meanings and values social actors have attached to the "socially-constructed" nature of the concepts of race and ethnicity and ways the social constructions help to rationalize and justify social inequality. Analyze the significance of race and ethnicity in a variety of institutional and interpersonal contexts, including labor force, the media, culture, and the criminal justice system. The future of race and ethnicity; evaluating solutions to social inequality and strategies for social change.
FIRST SEMESTER SPANISH
This course is designed for students who have had little or no previous training in the language. The fundamentals of pronunciation and grammar are presented through reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities created to introduce students to both the Spanish language and the cultures of Spanish-speakers in the US and abroad.
SOCIAL ADVOCACY AND THE SOCIAL WORK EXPERIENCE
Social work as a profession, and social institution, influenced by, and influencing American society. Presents an overview of the problems and issues addressed within social services environments, and how to advocate for social change. Students will develop an understanding of the historical progression of social welfare policies and programs and the evolution and contribution of the social work profession within this context. We explore three critical areas: Ethical citizenship and frameworks that guide social welfare states, the role ethical frameworks play in guiding practice, and the social problems and human groups that are the focus of generalist social work practice.