UW-Green Bay TRiO Programs
Summer 2015 Course Selection/Survey

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

This Coming School Year (Classes)
Scheduled Math Fall 2015:
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Scheduled Language Arts Fall 2015:
Scheduled Foriegn Language Fall 2015:

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 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.

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Elective (4th Choice):

Topic: American Sign Language
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
An introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) including receptive skills (seeing and understanding) and expressive skills (signing) as well as vocabulary, grammar, history, fingerspelling, terminology and Deaf culture.

Topic: Intro to Chinese
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
This is the place you want to explore! Here we will talk about Chinese culture through histories, arts, Kong Fu movies, food, Chinese handicrafts and the truth you did not know about China. We will focus on how to speak Chinese in different occasions by listen to the pronunciation, songs, watch short videos and create our unique script to practice oral speaking. Also, we will learn the structure of Chinese characters, create characters and how to write Chinese characters. If you are interested in China and Chinese culture, I will be your guide and lead you to experience the sprit of China!

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 German
Pre-requisites: German 1
Description:
Conversational German is a course designed to encourage and improve students’ conversational abilities with the German language. Skill and Drill, Conjugation, and Sentence Structure can make learning the language a drudge. This class will focus on getting you more engaged with the language. Use it before you lose it.

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: 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 ordering food, getting help, simple day to day conversations.

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 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 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: Science of Nutrition
Pre-requisites:
Description:
Are you looking for an elective this summer that will have a lasting impact on you? Want to learn more about being healthy? This course will beyond your average health class in discussing what your body needs, how to get it, and how to stay healthy while doing so. We will also be making and enjoying healthy treats in class!

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: Cultural Literature
Pre-requisites:
Description:
We will begin this elective class with a reading of the poem written for the Second Inaugural of Barak Obama in 2013, “One Today” by Richard Blanco. After a discussion of the poem we will begin reading class copies of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie, a famous Native American writer and poet. We will write a book letter as a group discussing the book and relating it to our own experiences. Then we will choose materials from the class library that we plan to read and explore from a collection of poetry, memoirs, and fiction which reflect the thoughts and experiences of the variety of people who make up the United States of America. Each student is responsible for reading and sharing at least three poems and two books from the classroom library.
This is a class for students who love to read!

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: 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.

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

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: Sports in Society: Discussion Course
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
Explore various views and opinions on the history of sports and how it affects our society. Also get an in-depth look at how society has shaped sports over time.

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: The Art of Self-Defense and TaeKwon Do
Prerequisites: None
Description:
In this hands-on class, students will learn the basics of self-defense taken straight for the Korean style of Chang Hon TaeKwon Do. Students will learn many of the fundamentals of TaeKwon Do in a controlled environment. Students will learn how to block attackers, how to safely fall and land, and how to safely take control of a violent situation. Integrated into the course are lessons on the philosophy of Taekwon Do and self-defense, how to approach an encounter, and strategies for avoiding conflict. Students will also learn how apply the discipline and respect learned through martial arts and apply it to their everyday lives.

Topic: Cutting Edge of STEM
Pre-requisites: None
Description:
There are new discoveries being made every day, from previously unknown deep sea creatures to new ways to get humans into space. Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are a critical part of all of these discoveries. This class will explore the increasing role of STEM in our world, what the future may look like, and make students think deeply and critically about what is reported in the news. You do not need to be good at math and/or science to enjoy this class—you merely need a sense of curiosity and an interest in current events.

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Thank you for completing this by June 19, 2015!