UW-Green Bay TRiO Programs
Summer 2017 Course Selection/Survey

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Graduation Year: 2018 2019 2020       My UWGB SUMMER 2017 TRiO Program: RCMS (UBMS) Green Bay UB

This Coming School Year (Classes)
Scheduled Math Fall 2017:
Scheduled Science Fall 2017:
Scheduled Language Arts Fall 2017:
Scheduled Foriegn Language Fall 2017:

This Past School Year (Classes and Grades)
Math AY 2016-17: Your Grade:
Science AY 2016-17: Your Grade:
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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: 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: Creative Writing
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
Creative Writing is a course designed for students who enjoy writing and want to take their craft to the next level. This course consists of various creative writing practice activities and the opportunity to create real stories. Since this summer’s theme involves mystery, there will be a focus on writing for the suspense and mystery genres (including a detective fiction story). If you love to write and you are ready to have some fun creating stories and finding your voice, this course is for you. • Prereqs Students must have a desire to write, must have an open mind, and must not be afraid to take chances

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: True Crime and Unsolved Mysteries
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
Do you love a good mystery? Do you find yourself falling into a Wikipedia wormhole researching the most fascinating true crime stories? If so, this course is for you! In True Crime and Unsolved Mysteries, we will discuss and investigate some of the most famous crimes and cold cases from both the past and present. In this course, we will look at known facts, relevant psychology, and the investigative process related to these crimes and mysteries. Prepare to be fascinated, intrigued, and even a little baffled by some of the most captivating true crime stories and unsolved mysteries. • Prereqs: Students should be willing to participate in collaborative discussions, open minded, and inquisitive.

Topic: Crooks, Capers, and Criminal Justice: A History of Crime in America
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
What do Ed Gein, mass incarceration, and bank robberies have in common? They're all a part of the criminal justice system, a massive institution that has affected millions of people in the United States. In Crooks, Capers and Criminal Justice, we'll go back to the start and learn about crime and the American criminal justice system, how it has evolved over the years, and what's in store for the future. Students will learn about controversial aspects of the criminal justice system such as the death penalty, the drug war, and police militarization, and will develop the ability to formulate important questions about the history of the criminal justice process. Final projects will take the form of group presentations on an aspect of the criminal justice system covered in class.

Topic: Celebrate Diversity
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
What does Diversity mean to you? Why is it important to know your neighbors? The world is ever changing and comprised of various and beautiful people. There are people of diverse ethnic backgrounds, culture, disability, LGBTQ community, and inclusivity. This course is an introduction to diversity and its implications, learning about various ethnic backgrounds, self-awareness, and current events that impact diversity. This will be an opportunity to learn more about yourself and others who are different from you. If you have an open mind, the willingness to learn and appreciate others who are different from you then this course is for you.

Topic: Latin American Literature and Culture
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
En este curso exploraremos los diferentes facetos de la cultura y la identidad Latina. Exploraremos estó a través de la literatura que vamos a leer de autores Latinos en como la cultura y identidad se representa en las lecturas. Through this course, we will be looking a Latin American literature, exploring different themes, and looking at different ways Latino culture is represented in these readings.

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 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 understand why people do what they do? 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, mindfulness meditation, willpower, 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.

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: 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: Cultural Cooking
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
Culture and food connect us in special ways. Would you like to try different cultural foods? Would you like to learn how to make a cultural dish, appetizer, or dessert? Join me for this basic, fun, and hands-on cooking course. This is an opportunity for you to cook different foods, open your taste buds, try different ingredients, and step outside your food comfort zone. NOTE: Please inform the instructor of any food allergies.

Topic: Foreign Films
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
American movies are some of the best in the world—but there’s also a lot of world out there. In this class we’ll attempt to start exploring the rest of the cinematic universe by watching movies from all over the globe, including (but not limited to) Italy, India, and Germany. We’ll view the films and discuss their themes, relevance to today’s world, and more during each class. Students are encouraged to come with open minds (and eyes—you will be quizzed on each movie we watch, so no sleeping!). If you’re a movie buff, interested in other cultures and languages, or just want to try something new, this class is for you.

Topic: Multicultural Literature Reading Circle
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
Literature is more diverse than it's ever been. Once an exclusive club, writers and artists now resemble people we see on the street and in our schools every day. The choices of what we read are limitless and rich. We'll see just how rich they can be when we meet on Friday afternoons to read and talk. Bring selections from your own library and I'll bring some from mine. Bring water. I am even inviting my favorite librarian and some of his collection of graphic novels. I hope he can make it! I hope you can make it too.

Topic: Photography
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
Learn from a recently graduated UW-Green Bay Studio Art student (and UWGB UB Alum) about the arts and dive into making your own art. During this class you will learn and do both 3D and 2D art such as drawing, sculpting, photography, canvas work, paint and much more!

Topic: Tricks of the Trade: Where will Technology Take You?
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
Have you ever stumbled through software, just guessing as to how it works or what else it can do? Ever wonder what secrets these programs hold, especially those icons that don’t seem to make any sense? It's time to make technology work for you! In this class, you will dive into the intricacies of popular Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Publisher) and their counterparts (Google Sheets, Slides, Docs, etc) while planning your fantasy vacation! You will learn the tricks of the trade in editing, exporting, sharing, and integrating these programs into your everyday life. Simultaneously, you will learn how to use these programs for more than just schoolwork as we plunge into a crash course on effective internet research, budget management, and professional formatting. Not only will you plan your fantasy vacation over the course of four weeks, we will have a fun-filled day when everyone proposes their trip to the class!

Topic: Riding the Korean Wave
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
What is the Korean Wave? The Korean wave refers to the phenomenon of Korean entertainment and popular culture spreading throughout the world with pop music, TV dramas, and movies. Through this course, we will examine all the aspects of the Korean Wave as well as discuss its affects and influences.

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.

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Thank you for completing this by June 30, 2017!