UW-Green Bay TRiO Programs
Summer 2014 Course Selection/Survey

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Graduation Year: 2015 2016 2017       My UWGB TRiO Program: RCMS UB

This Coming School Year (Classes)
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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.

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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. Students will be encouraged to contribute through conversation and classroom activities as they learn skills ranging from how to talk about themselves to how to ask for assistance and of course, there will be food!

Topic: Conversational Spanish
Pre-requisites: Spanish 1
Description:
Designed to improve students’ usage of spoken Spanish, book learning is great, but if you are not comfortable speaking the language then why take it. Communication is one of the most important skills in life and being able to interact with more people in their native or preferred language is key. Come immerse yourself in the Spanish language as we discuss current events and every day interactions such as order food, getting help, simple day to day conversations.

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 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: Introduction to the Stock Market
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? The UW-Green Bay Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), college students from the Nationally Recognized UWGB competitive business club will be your guides on the side as 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 by UWGB professor John Stoll. Invest your time and your money wisely.

Topic: Introduction to Physics
Pre-requisites: Algebra 1 & Geometry 1
Description:
The physics of roller coasters and projectile motion. This will be the major portion of our work together. We will be actually be making small-scale roller coasters where we will study many characteristics of motion. The roller coasters will be made of simple materials and will be limited to your imagination!!! Also, we’ll play around with a potato cannon, recording data and analyzing it to discover characteristics of flight. If you like building things, or just shooting them out of a cannon, this is the lab for you!!!

Topic: Introduction to Webpage Programming
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
We will work with Microsoft Expression Web 4 to create simple yet interactive webpages. Today’s world lives more and more on the internet as increasingly more services, from banking to license plate renewals, are available online. Get a leg up on other college-bound students and learn the basics of internet programming! Still a fast growing field, web and internet programming is a useful and powerful skill to have. Sign up and learn how to make a webpage say, “Hello World!”

Topic: ACT Science
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
Do you have what it takes to read 3 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: 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.

Topic: Intro to Chinese
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
Spoken by more people than any other language in the world, Chinese is becoming more and more popular. This course is designed to introduce students to authentic Chinese culture and daily conversation through interactive class activities. Students will learn Chinese phonetics (Pinyin), tones, daily phrases, calligraphy, character writing and typing, traditions and customs. China is becoming a major economic powerhouse. Individuals with experience in studying Chinese language and culture will be in high demand in the years to come.

Topic: Creative Writing
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
In this class, we will explore major categories of creative writing, creating your own original short works in each category. Through these projects and other class activities, we will develop writing techniques and tools that can be applied to any kind of writing. Most importantly, we will practice, develop, and celebrate our creativity!

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: Current Events
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
As students approach adulthood and the “real world” is right around the corner it becomes increasingly important to know about the world we live in. Being able to read, watch, and hear the news and decipher what is being talked about and its importance is a critical skill. In this class we will dive into news stories from students’ hometowns, states, our nation, and around the world. Being away at a program like RCMS and Upward Bound can make it difficult to stay connected to the daily goings-on of the outside world. Students will hopefully take home a new appreciation for what is going on in other parts of our world and also gain the skills to decide for themselves what news is “good” and what is skewed.

Topic: Grammar
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
Do you know how to use gerunds, superlatives and active voice in written and spoken English? Are you comfortable with your English ability to succeed in post high school studies? If not, sign up for this course to learn grammar skills that will help you succeed in reading, writing and speaking. Creative and interactive class activities will engage and help you gain tools for academic success.

Topic: The Culture of Music
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
We will explore the different types of music that have helped create the foundation of the American society and how music plays influences social, political, and economical platforms. We will explore styles such as pop, rock, jazz, reggae, EDM, as well as artist such as Led Zeppelin, Louis Armstrong, Bob Marley, Sara Bareilles, and much more!

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 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, 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.

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Graduate Mentor (2nd Choice):

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Topic: Comparative Anatomy
Pre-requisites: Biology
Description:
Have you ever wondered how different organisms digest their food, circulate their blood, and move their bodies? You will be able to answer these questions and more through comparative anatomy. During the four sessions we will examine the digestive system, the circulatory system, and the biomechanics of several different species. Students will dissect different species and make comparisons between these species and human anatomy!

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: Photojournalism
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. What will your pictures have to say? Photo techniques, editing, and expressing your message without the use of words.

Topic: Veterinary Medicine
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
The group will be taking tours of veterinary facilities to explore the many varied occupational opportunities a career in Veterinary Medicine might open up. Large and Small animal practices, Exotic Animals (NEW Zoo) and Raise/Rehabilitate and Release.

Topic: The Science of Sailing
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
This class is designed to educate students on the science behind sailing and involves taking students out for trips on sailboats. Students will ultimately learn how to safely and effectively navigate a sailboat. They will do this by analyzing how sailing works on a scientific and mathematical basis, identifying the pieces of a sailboat and how they work together and actually going sailing. Students who take this course will spend a majority of class time out on the water, applying the concepts learned to the actual sailing of boats.

Topic: Intro to Music Business and Recording
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
Students will learn the ins and outs of the music business, from arranging/writing music for the singer and recording to booking shows, promoting their artist, and arts management. We will work on a different aspect of the music business each week; by the end of the summer, each production team will “premiere” their artist with a full tour schedule, signed contracts, and a publicity lineup as well as a song to premiere.

Topic: Neuroscience
Pre-requisites: None
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: The Art of Self-Defense and TaeKwon Do
Prerequisites: None
Description:
You can learn a lot about a culture by looking at the sports they play. In this course you will examine four different cultures and sports from around the world. You will learn a little about the history of each culture as well as the history and rules of the sport. At the end of each session, you will put what you have learned to the test by actually participating in the sport.

Topic: Turning Your Passion Into a Paycheck
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
Confucius said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” What he fails to mention is the infinite stepping stones you must dance across to reach your intended goal. Focusing on “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” by the great Dr. Seuss, you will learn about the many of the obstacles great members of society will have to face in order to get where they want to go. You’ll discover your passion and develop a plan to make it your career. Students studying in STEM fields will focus on developing the interpersonal skills necessary to flourish and set yourself apart in hard-science driven fields.

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Thank you for completing this by June 27, 2014!