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Winter Break Classes: Take for college credit or audit for self-enrichment

Times are changing and returning to school has never been more important than it is now. Whether it’s to finish a degree, start a new one or earn another one, UW-Waukesha’s Continuing Education Department has a program to help.

“Winterim,” is for-credit, accelerated college classes that are held during winter break, will help save you time and money as you work toward that degree. The UW-Waukesha Continuing Education Department’s Winterim program offers more than 16 transferable 3-credit courses. This program saves time and money; its three weeks, three credits, or six credits if you choose to take more than one class. Classes run Jan. 5-22, (no class Jan. 18.)

These courses are open to auditors, too! Please visit the Web site at www.waukesha.uwc.edu/ce  or call 262-521-5460 for more information.

The following Winterim college courses are offered at UW-Waukesha during winter break. Audit one for self-improvement!

COM 349, Children’s Theater Production: This course teaches the methods of directing, designing and producing plays for the child audience. Examine scripts and study the techniques to adapt children’s literature for the stage. 3cr., AP, Jan. 5 – 22, 2010, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm. (This class meets Tuesday-Friday during this time.) Open to auditors upon space availability.

Math Blast: This class is perfect for students who struggled this past semester in college or high school and want to build their math skills. Start the spring semester with confidence. This course is designed to cover and reinforce those basic math skills and concepts including Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry. The class size is kept small so that you will receive the instruction you need! Week 1: January 5 – January 8, Week 2: January 11 – 14, Week 3 January 19 – 22, 5:30-7:30p, $199, this is a non-credit class specifically created to help students in need.

ENG 242, The American Indian in Literature and Film: This course will provide a cross-disciplinary exploration of the images of American Indians and their relevance to American society in film, literary, and historical texts. This is an accelerated/blended course that incorporates face-to-face, D2L, and homework. 3cr., HU/ES, Jan. 5 – 22, 2010, 5:30 – 9:00 pm. This class meets only Tuesday and Fridays during this time. Open to auditors upon space availability. HIS 102, History of the United States From the Era of the Civil War to the Present: A survey of American political, economic, social, and intellectual history from the era of the Civil War to the present. As an Ethnic Studies (ES) course, this course thoroughly integrates the experiences of African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, and /or Asian Americans into US history in a manner that fosters understanding and appreciation of the perspectives and experiences of at least two of these groups as well as their contributions to, and interactions within, American society. 3 cr., SS/ES, Jan. 5 – 22, 2010, 8:30am–12:00pm, open to auditors upon space availability.

COM 298, Humor in Communication: Humor is effective! In this course, the field of humor as a human communicative device will be explored beginning with a discussion of humor theories, forms and techniques. Understand, appreciate and "use" 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. 3 cr., EL, Jan. 5 – 22, 2010, 8:30am–12:00pm, Jan. 5 – 22, 2010, 5:00pm – 8:30pm, open to auditors upon space availability.

PHI 242, Social and Political Philosophy: Studies of differing philosophical views about humankind and its political and social life. Utilize concepts, principles and arguments central to this topic. Review current research to provoke questions and issues related to social and political philosophy. 3 cr., HU, Jan. 5 – 22, 2010, 8:30am–12:00pm, open to auditors upon space availability.

PHI 226, Philosophical Ideas in Literature: This course focuses on the ancient-wisdom tradition in literature—great works that provide sound guidance for living with troubles and challenges in an uncertain world. 3 cr., HU, Jan. 5-22, 2010, 5:00pm—8:30pm, open to auditors upon space availability.

MEC 201, Statics: 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. Prereq: MAT 221 or consent of instructor. 3cr., NS, Jan. 5—22, 2010, 8:30am—12pm, open to auditors upon space availability.

GEO 130, Human Impact on the Environment: 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 meets DPI requirements for environmental education at some UW baccalaureate institutions. 3cr., NS, 5—22, 2010, 12:30pm—4pm, open to auditors upon space availability.


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