University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 2002-2004 Undergraduate Catalog

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Approximately twenty percent of the students at UW-Whitewater are 25 years of age or older. This group of adults is served by the Office of Continuing Education through the various programs and services described below.

CREDIT OUTREACH: Off-campus courses are offered in many communities in southeastern Wisconsin in response to requests received by the Credit Outreach Office and on the basis of survey results. Credit granted by UW-Whitewater for off-campus courses is fully accredited. Students enrolling in off-campus courses are responsible for making certain that such courses meet the requirements of the curriculum in which they are enrolled. If there is a question about a particular course, students should contact the academic adviser or the chairperson of their major department or emphasis area. For an off-campus timetable or additional information about the Credit Outreach Program call 262-472-1100.

CORRESPONDENCE COURSES (Independent Learning): UW-Whitewater does not offer correspondence courses but accepts correspondence course units offered by the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Students should contact the Admissions Office at 262-472-1440 to determine how correspondence courses will transfer into their programs. Correspondence Course/Independent Learning catalogs are available by calling the Credit Outreach Office at 262-472-1100.

TRAVEL STUDY PROGRAMS: These travel programs are usually short sessions (2-4 weeks in length) and are directed by members of the University faculty and staff. In most cases, credit may be earned. Academic requirements may include pre- and post seminars, preliminary study, class work during the tour, and/or subsequent assignments. For information on travel study programs call 262-472-1003. UW-Whitewater's Travel Study Programs web page is located at For more information on travel study programs designed for continuing education audiences (teachers, etc.), call 262/472-1003 (Roseman 2010). For programs designed primarily for currently enrolled undergraduate students, call 262/472-1603 (Roseman 2040).

SUMMER SESSION: A twelve-week Summer Session is offered each year with numerous courses and programs of shorter duration. Students may take up to 12 units during the twelve-week session. Coursework in excess of this maximum load must be approved by the dean of the college of the student's major. For a timetable or information about summer session call 262-472-1100.


CONFERENCES, SUMMER CAMPS, WORKSHOPS AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH: The University has an active non-credit program schedule. Campus facilities can house and feed up to 3,700 persons, depending upon the time of the year. Part of the outreach mission deals with meeting the interests of students and residents of Whitewater and the surrounding communities in southeastern Wisconsin. For information on upcoming programs call 262-472-3165 or website:


As an alternative to face-to-face instruction in the traditional classroom, students may be able to participate in courses at off-campus sites using one or more of the following technologies: 1) the Educational Teleconference Network (ETN), a dedicated interactive audio network with 90-100 sites statewide; 2) WisLine, an audio conference calling service using standard phone lines linking sites anywhere in the state or the world; 3) WisLine Web, a service combining audioconferencing (WisLine) with a browser-based Web/data conference application; and 4) Compressed digital video, a UW System interactive video network with sites at all four-year UW institutions.

UW-Whitewater offers a limited number of online courses, primarily at the graduate level. Students need Internet access and a web browser to participate. Hardware and software requirements may vary.

UW-Whitewater distance education courses are listed in our own Outreach Timetable and in the Catalog of Distance Learning, aa online UW-Extension publication listing all of the distance education courses offered by UW System institutions. The Outreach Timetable is available by calling the Office of Graduate Studies & Continuing Education, Roseman 2013, at 262/472-1100. The online Catalog of Distance Learning URL is available at /.

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