The Criminal Justice Minor is an interdisciplinary program which can enhance students' intellectual understanding of the criminal justice system. It seeks to go beyond specific skill-oriented training to develop analytical and critical insight. The minor can help prepare students to pursue career objectives in the following areas: law enforcement (local, state, or federal), adult probation/parole, juvenile probation or counseling, private security, and criminal justice research.
There are five emphases within this major. Refer to the department of the
emphasis for requirements.
The broadfield science program for teacher education can follow one of two plans:
The 58 credit broadfield major consists of 24 semester credits in one of the science areas; 14 semester credits in one of the three remaining sciences; and 10 semester credits in each of the two remaining sciences. The areas required are chemistry, biology, physics, geography and geology. Mathematics through one year of calculus shall be considered as a prerequisite for those who choose 24 credits in physics. For others, Math 760-152, Elementary Functions, shall be considered a prerequisite to the major field. In addition to the 58 credits, the broadfield science program requires an additional course: Geography 722-252 or Biology 630-214. Consult the department in each science area for the specific courses required.
A Social Studies Broadfield major consists of at least 54 hours in a program approved by the College of Education. This program must follow either of two basic guidelines:
If courses in the major are used to satisfy General Studies requirements and Human Relations course requirement, the program can be completed within 120 credits. Transfer students must complete at least five courses at UW-W for this major.
Note: Only those courses in geography which relate to the cultural environment will apply toward the major. Courses in other social science areas which are primarily techniques courses will not apply to the major.
Wisconsin law requires that persons seeking licensure to teach history or other social studies have instruction in cooperatives and conservation. The requirement in respect to cooperatives may be met by completion of Economics 230-213, Economic Principles for Secondary Teachers, or Economics 230-324, Cooperatives. The requirement for instruction in conservation may be met by the completion of Geography 722-252, Human Environmental Problems, or Biology 630-214, Ecology and Society.
History certification for holders of Social Studies (701) license: 15 credits of upper level (300 or 400) or graduate (500, 600, or 700) history courses distributed as follows: 6 credits of U.S. History, 6 credits of European History, and 3 credits of African, Asian, Latin American or Middle-Eastern History. All 15 credits must have been completed within 5 calendar years. Some of the courses listed above may have prerequisites which must be taken beyond the specified 15 credits.
There are twelve emphases within this major. Refer to the department of the emphasis for the major requirements.
Elementary Education majors that have a minor in English, Foreign Language, Mathematics or Social Studies (Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology) may be certified to grade 9 with the addition of the appropriate Secondary Education methods course and Secondary Education Observation and Participation.
This is a broadfield, general science minor for students majoring in elementary education. It is intended to insure breadth of science preparation, with training from each of the four areas: biology, chemistry, physical geography/geology, and physics/astronomy. This general, introductory background from the specified courses would be appropriate for conducting science classes in the elementary schools.
The Department of Public Instruction has created a license to permit holders of an elementary license who teach through grade 8 to be issued a regular license to teach Social Studies through grade 9 if they complete the Social Studies minor.
This is a broadfield, social studies minor for students majoring in elementary education. It is intended to insure breadth of social studies preparation, with training from each of several areas: history, psychology, sociology, political science, economics, geography, and anthropology. This general, introductory background from the specified courses would be appropriate for teaching social studies classes in the elementary schools.
Either 840-355 or 880-355 may be counted in fulfilling the requirements, not both.
This major is designed to permit you to focus your study on a topic or problem area which falls outside the limits of a conventional major. Each major is individualized. What is deemed appropriate for you may be deemed inappropriate for another student. The purpose of the major is to accommodate an integration of the courses and programs now offered by the University; it is not a means of forming special majors or degrees which the University is not authorized to offer. The Individually Designed Major, leading to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, must consist of an approved and coherent pattern of courses taken in more than one department.
Writing Proficiency Requirement: See the Individually Designed Major program chairperson for course(s) that satisfy this requirement.
In either Option I or II of the Individually Designed Major you will choose as an adviser a faculty member whose competence is in the area of your interest. Together with the adviser you will plan the major and submit in writing to the College Committee on Individually Designed Majors for its approval a detailed outline of the major and a statement of its rationale and goals. The major must be approved, with the possibility of subsequent amendment, no later than the beginning of your junior year. Your program of study must be planned and approved in advance of admission to the major. Any changes in your major at a later date will require written permission of the Committee.
Under either Option I or II you may count at most 40 credits from any one department for fulfillment of total degree requirements. It is a requirement that over half the credits in either option must be in courses numbered 300 or above. At least 50 percent of the credits counting toward your major requirements must be earned subsequent to your admission to the major. You may take work outside the College of Letters and Sciences but more than one-half the credits in your major must be earned in the College. Primary supervision of the major rests with the Committee on Individually Designed Majors. Inquiries should be directed to: Chairperson, Committee on Individually Designed Majors, College of Letters and Sciences.
A statement of the content, nature and rationale of your proposed individualized minor must be approved by your major department. The minor should consist primarily of courses above the general survey level. Further, the proposed minor shall be sent to the Office of the Dean of the College of Letters and Sciences for the Dean's approval or referral to the College Curriculum Committee for its approval.
The minor should be prepared early in your college career, preferably before the second semester of your junior year. Any substantial subsequent changes in your minor should be approved by your major department and the Dean.
The responsibility for certifying that you have met the requirements of your minor rests with the department of your major, if you are a Letters and Sciences major. For students not Letters and Sciences majors, the responsibility of certifying the completion of the minor on the application for diploma rests with the College of Letters and Sciences. The signature sheet for the Individualized Minor is available in the Letters and Sciences Office, Salisbury 124.