UW-Green Bay TRiO Programs
Summer 2018 Course Selection/Survey

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Graduation Year: 2019 2020 2021       My UWGB SUMMER 2018 TRiO Program: RCMS (UBMS) Green Bay UB

This Coming School Year (Classes)
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Scheduled Foriegn Language Fall 2018:

This Past School Year (Classes and Grades)
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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 sixteen (16) 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, 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 for students with a beginning to low intermediate level of spoken Hmong. It will set as a stepping stone to the Hmong language, as well as any other tonal languages. Instruction is oriented towards using best practice methods to help students learn and retain information in order to use the language effectively. All aspects of linguistic performance: speaking, reading, and listening will be given --with a heavier emphasis on speaking (as well as tones). Students will be, systematically and incrementally, introduced to materials that will enable them to acquire cultural and linguistic literacy about Southeast Asia, the Hmong community specifically.

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: Get a Grasp on Grammar
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
Not sure when to use a comma? Wondering what the purpose of a semicolon is? Where do the quotation marks go, and when do you use them? And what’s with those three little dots in the middle or at the end of a sentence? This elective is for you! Get a Grasp on Grammar will help build your sentence-level confidence.

Topic: Speech
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: Diversity Matters
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
Why does diversity matter? Why is it important to know your neighbors? The world is ever changing and comprised of various and beautiful people. Just to name a few there are people of diverse ethnic backgrounds, culture, and of LGBTQ community. This course is an introduction to diversity, an appreciation of multiculturalism, and we will discuss issues that affect multicultural individuals. Some of those topics may include: learning about various ethnic backgrounds, self-awareness, assumptions, stereotypes, micro aggressions, and or 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: 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. This year the great Fantasy writer, Neil Gaiman has written a beautiful book of Norse mythology that we will also be including in our class.

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. We’ll be doing readings in Spanish and/or Spanglish.

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 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 and politics impacts these processes? This class includes a virtual stock market game which allows students to research and invest in companies; then follow those companies using real world stock information.

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 eight (8) 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!

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Graduate Mentor (3rd Choice):

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: 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: Movies…are they a lens into society?
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
We all love sitting down and watching a good movie but do we ever think beyond what we just watched and the meaning of it? In this course we will be watching and discussing films from various countries. Through our discussions we will discuss We will be watching films from Mexico, South Korea, India, U.S. and many other countries to discuss what they show us about that country’s society, what similarities or differences, stereotypes and do in depth analysis about these films.

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: 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: Biochemistry
Pre-requisites: Biology
Description:
Students interested in the fundamental techniques and approaches used to address today’s most pertinent biochemical questions will be excited to learn more on the following topics!

  • Lab Topic 1: Neurodegenerative Diseases: What Does Alzheimer’s Look Like?
  • Lab Topic 2: Biochemistry of Health and Fitness: Protein Signaling and Purification
  • Lab Topic 3: Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery: Synthesizing Pain Relievers
  • Lab Topic 4: DNA Extraction and Forensic Applications
Each 4-hour session will begin with an introductory presentation on the relevance of the day’s topic. A hands-on laboratory will follow for the majority of the session and we will end with an open discussion of the field’s latest questions and career opportunities relating to the day’s experiments.

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: 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!

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Thank you for completing this by June 22, 2018!