UW-Green Bay TRiO Programs
Summer 2016 Course Selection/Survey

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Graduation Year: 2017 2018 2019       My UWGB SUMMER 2016 TRiO Program: RCMS UB

This Coming School Year (Classes)
Scheduled Math Fall 2016:
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Scheduled Language Arts Fall 2016:
Scheduled Foriegn Language Fall 2016:

This Past School Year (Classes and Grades)
Math AY 2015-16: Your Grade:
Science AY 2015-16: Your Grade:
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Foriegn Language AY 2015-16: Your Grade:

ELECTIVES
This summer you will have the opportunity to attend two (2) elective classes. These classes are from 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm and 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm. Listed on the right below are the eighteen (18) electives you have to choose from. Please select four (4) classes using the selection lists on the left below in order of preference (1 for your first choice—the class you’d most like to take, 2 for your second choice, etc.).

NOTE: if a course lists a Pre-requisite – DO NOT – sign up for that class if you have not taken the required course.

WHILE WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR FIRST CHOICE, WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO ACCOMMODATE EVERYONE.

UWGB Upward Bound Students are REQUIRED to take a foriegn language You MUST sign up for one of the following: French, Spanish, Hmong, Chinese, or Japanese.

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Topic: Conversational French
Pre-requisites: French 1
Description:
Conversational French is a course designed to encourage and improve students’ conversational abilities with the French language. The focus of the course will be learning vocabulary and grammar skills necessary to function in French conversation. Students will learn how to use the context of situations to improve comprehension. Students will be encouraged to contribute through conversation and classroom activities as they learn skills such as how to talk about themselves and asking for assistance.

Topic: Conversational Spanish
Pre-requisites: Spanish 1
Description:
Come learn how to speak Spanish with everyday people in various situations. You never know when speaking Spanish could come in handy, however Spanish from books can only help you so much. This elective is designed to allow you the opportunity to learn how to communicate with other Spanish speakers. Broaden your horizons and your abilities with this course.

Topic: Intro to Hmong
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
This class is designed to for anyone who wish to learn how to speak Hmong who does not have much exposure or experience with the Hmong language . It is also to promote the Hmong language and learn more about its cultural roots and heritage. We will focus on speaking basic Hmong, learning vocabulary, traditions and customs of the Hmong culture. **ONLY FOR NON-SPEAKING HMONG STUDENTS!

Topic: Intro to Japenese
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
This is an introductory course in Japanese language which will leave a foundation for further learning on the subject. We will cover basic vocabulary and grammar of Japanese and introduce the written forms of the language. In addition, this course will present a greater cultural prospective on life in Japan and provide advice for students looking to study abroad in their college careers. Fans of Anime, Manga, J-Pop, and all things Japanese need to apply.

Topic: Intro to Chinese: Learn to Read and Write Chinese Characters
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
Chinese character is the key to open the door of Chinese culture. Each character was created with its story. When you look at the character, do you want to know the meaning inside of them? Do you want to be able to write Chinese characters? Do you want to know how to use “Pinyin” to read Chinese characters? If you are ready to try some fun way to learn to read and write Chinese characters, please come join me.

Topic: Cursive Writing
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
If your third grade class wasn’t enough to make you proficient in cursive writing, and you have always wanted to write quickly while taking notes; if you have heard about recent studies which have found that students who write in cursive have better recall of class materials than those who print or type; or if you have always wanted to have beautiful handwriting, you may want to sign up for this class.

Topic: Greek Mythology
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
In ancient times, just as now, people looked for the causes of forces greater than themselves. In Ancient Greece, people created larger than life characters resembling themselves but in possession of powers far beyond the scope of human possibilities but representative of the personal, political, and environmental forces that dominated their lives. They called the greatest of them gods, and for centuries stories were told and passed down about their powers, exploits and all too human failings.

The Greeks gave us these stories. Poetry, novels and plays written over the 2000+ years have continued to carry these gods and goddesses into our lives and DVD players. This class will study the Greek gods and heroes through the writing of Edith Hamilton and examine the lessons they can teach us today.

Topic: Speech and Public Address
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
This course will prepare students for speaking on topics. In addition to knowing how to better speak in front of crowd students will learn how to shape the messages for different audiences. Students will also learn how to make various types of speeches such as informative, argumentative, inspirational, and press related. Visual aids can be an enhancement to any speech, but it can also be a detriment. Learn how to make right visual aesthetic choice through taking this course. Anyone looking to improve their public speaking skills needs to apply. (Course limited to eight students)

Topic: A Cultural Examination of a Graphic Novel: American Born Chinese
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
Harro Amellica! Let’s take a closer read at graphic novel, American Born Chinese (ABC) by Gene Luen Yang. In ABC, there are three short stories involving a Monkey King, Jin Wang, Danny, and Chin-Kee. Be prepared to learn and discuss about Asian racial intolerance, cultural boundaries and what it means to truly achieve acceptance and redemption.

Topic: Diversity! Diversity Means You Too!
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
What does Diversity mean to you? Would you like to explore the different aspects that contribute to diversity? You are also a part of diversity! In this course we will explore some of the aspects that contribute to diversity. Some of the topics may include: self-exploration, self-discovery, multi-cultural diversity, disability, LGBT, inclusivity and etc. Also, there will be a strong emphasis on multiculturalism. This will be an opportunity to learn more about yourself and others who are different from you. If you have an open mind and the willingness to appreciate others for who they are this course is for you.

Topic: Introduction to Calculus
Pre-requisites: Pre-Calculus
Description:
An overview of the first semester of Calc 1. If you like math but are a little intimidated by that big word CALCULUS then you should sign up for a little prep work. You are sure to derive great satisfaction from this class and reach new limits before unknown to you.

Topic: Introduction to Trigonometry
Pre-requisites: Algebra 1 & Geometry 1
Description:
if you think “what’s your sine” is a line to get a date or if you think “cosine” means to get someone to sign off on your car loan then you really need this class. You will have the chance to get it all right after this class as the Right Angle gets to take on a whole new meaning. Be better prepared to take on Trig next fall after completing this summer session.

Topic: Introduction to Physics
Pre-requisites: Algebra 1
Description:
Are you taking Physics in the fall? Or, are you simply interested in learning how the world around you works? This is the elective for you! Spend your summer studying projectile motion (think nerf guns and car jumps) while getting ready for the next school year.

Topic: ACT Science
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
Do you have what it takes to read 7 passages and answer 40 questions, all in 35 minutes? Nervous about how to prepare? Looking for hints and tips on how to attack the exam? We will help you form a battle plan. This course will help you get ready for the often challenging portion of the test. Preparing for the ACT Science course doesn’t have to be boring: we’ll make science fun!

Topic: Introduction to Environmental Sciences
Pre-requisites:
Description:
Science isn’t just for the classroom anymore. In this elective, we will be learning all about the science that makes up the world around us. Topics to be discussed will include ecosystems and habitats, energy and sustainability, and weather and climate change. If you want to learn more about how humans affect our world, and enjoy outdoor lectures and activities, this is the course for you!

Topic: Images of Gender
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
In this discussion-based class we will learn about gender and how gender is viewed by our society. How are men and women “supposed” to act, according to today’s media and art? What’s the difference between gender and gender identity? How do images of gender in social media, on TV, and in the books we read affect the way we behave in real life? We will explore the gender binary, sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender roles as we see them in books, movies, online and in the store.

Topic: Introduction to Psychology
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
Have you ever wanted to better understand human thinking and behavior? Do you consider yourself a “people watcher?” Are you interested in trying to figure people out? If so, then this course is for you! In this course, we will explore a number of topics related to the human mind and behavior such as: how experiments work, the brain, sleep and dreaming, stress, learning, personality, social influence and authority, psychological disorders and more! Students will gain a better understanding of the field of psychology and be better prepared to enter a high school introduction or AP psychology course.

Topic: The Stock Market and Economics
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
Ever wondered how the stock market worked? Ever wanted to learn how to invest? Want to learn how to have your money make money? What about learning how goods and services reach us in a modern economy and how technology impacts these processes? The UW-Green Bay Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), college students from the Nationally Recognized UWGB competitive business club designed a course to help you explore Wall Street and chase the big money. This class is taught online using the Desire2Learn website and some specially designed lessons and simulations created with the guidance of UWGB professor John Stoll. Invest your time and your money wisely.

Topic: Music History, Appreciation, and Theory
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
Do you love to music? Would you like to learn more about different types of music, hear what others love, and share some of your favorite music? In this course, you will be talking about, listening to, and learning about all types of music. From Pop to classical, jazz to soundtrack, you’ll be sure to hear something new. We will also be using music composition software to learn some basic concepts of music theory. So have no fear, a music class is here!

GRADUATE MENTOR CLASS
Graduate Mentor classes are held on Friday afternoons from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. These classes offer you the chance to work with graduate-level college students or faculty and staff on various topics. Listed on the right below are ten (10) classes you have to choose from. Please select Three (3) classes using the selection lists on the left below in order of preference (1 for your first choice—the class you’d most like to take, 2 for your second choice, and 3 for your third choice).Please note that you will be put into only one (1) class.

NOTE: if a course lists a Pre-requisite – DO NOT – sign up for that class if you have not taken the required course.

WHILE WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR FIRST CHOICE, WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO ACCOMMODATE EVERYONE.

UWGB Upward Bound Students who will not participate in Graduate Mentors due to early release, Please select the last Option on the list "I am a Rising UWGB UB Senior - No GM" - YOU MUST SELECTED this for all 3 choices or your form will not submit!

Graduate Mentor (1st Choice):

Graduate Mentor (2nd Choice):

Graduate Mentor (3rd Choice):

Topic: Comparative Anatomy
Pre-requisites: Biology
Description:
Dig in and explore the exciting world of science. Discover the world of anatomy and it varying shades of complexity across different organisms. Examine the similarities and difference between the worm, frog, cat, and humans. Build confidence in lab techniques and application of scientific study. Ideal for students wishing to explore the world of science or science majors.

Topic: Yearbook
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
My summer at UWGB was great! If only I had something to remember it by. That’s what Yearbook is all about; creating a way for all UWGB RCMS and UB students to remember this summer. We’ll learn photo editing techniques, how best to lay out a page, best practices for captioning pictures as well as how to collaborate with peers to make a finished product worth showing off to family and friends back home! Our yearbook course will also expose you to creating a yearbook using online web-based software.

Topic: Photography
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
Learn from a current UW-Green Bay Photography student the art and history of photography. During this class you will learn how to execute a well taken photograph as well as edit your photos with online apps and Photoshop.

Topic: Veterinary Medicine
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
Do you like being around animals? Do you want to go behind the scenes to see how professionals care for the animals they work with? The group will be taking tours of veterinary facilities to explore the many varied occupational opportunities a career in Veterinary Medicine might open up. We will be visiting a small animal practice, a large animal practice, the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary (where we will see how they rehabilitate the animals that are brought in), and take a behind the scenes tour at the NEW Zoo. This is a grad mentor that you do not want to miss!

Topic: Theory of Board Gaming
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to escape from a sinking island, defend a castle from trolls and dragons, or travel around the world curing diseases trying to prevent a pandemic? In the world of board gaming, all of these scenarios are possible, PLUS MORE! Over four weeks, we will be learning about (and playing) all styles of board games from strategy games, card games, cooperative and adventure games, and games that are just too much fun not to play! So bring a friend and your imagination and let’s play some BOARD GAMES!

Topic: Neuroscience
Pre-requisites: Biology
Description:
Ever wonder what’s going on in that brain of yours or how it all works? This class and lab will explore the power of the brain and everything it controls from the senses, perception, reflexes, memory, learning, sleep, and behavior. Students will even get the opportunity to learn the different parts of the brain through modeling and dissection. These topics will be examined through fun experiments which include animal observation, the tricks of optical illusions, memory tasks, and games to test movement and reaction-time.

Topic: ACT Reading and Language Arts
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
Are you ready for the ACT College Entrance Exam? This co-taught class offers you the chance to gain knowledge that will help you feel confident and prepared. Gain skills from this course to receive a higher ACT score that means better prospects for college admittance, grants and scholarships! So sign up today!

Topic: Public Address and Debate
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
This course will provide students with the tools to speak and debate in various public settings. In addition to public speaking students will learn how to shape their arguments. Does someone try to appeal towards their audience’s logic, emotions, or ethics? When is it appropriate to use one over the other? Students participating will gain the tools needed to answer these questions. Anyone looking to improve their argumentative skills needs to apply.

Topic: Wisconsin Renewable Energy Technologies
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
What does the sun, wind, water and cow poop have in common? They are all energy – energy that Wisconsin is using in Wisconsin farms, banks, warehouses and also breweries. Come and learn about Wisconsin’s renewable energy: solar, wind, hydropower and biogas.

Topic: Cultural Cooking
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
Would you like to try different cultural foods? Would you like to learn how to make a cultural dish/appetizer? Join me for this basic, fun, and hands-on cooking course. This is an opportunity for you to learn how to make an entrée and or appetizer from different cultures. And yes, you will get to taste and eat what you make!

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Thank you for completing this by June 3, 2016!