Topic: American Sign Language
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This is a class for students who love to read!
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
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
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
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.