Philosophy & Religious Studies

Contact Information

Crista Lebens
Professor, Department Chair
Phone: (262) 472-5269
Location: Laurentide 4221

Mary Alkons
Academic Dept Assoc
Phone: (262) 472-1042
Location: Laurentide 4233

Tracy Hawkins
Asst Prof, LIBST Coordinator, Master Advisor
Phone: (262) 472-1975
Location: Laurentide 4223

Liberal Studies Courses

  • INTRODUCTION TO LIBERAL STUDIES
    Liberal Studies 201, Credits: 2

    An introduction to the concept of a liberal education, the methodologies of the liberal arts disciplines, and the use of computer technology for basic research. Students will create an individual plan of study to guide them through their Liberal Studies major and prepare them to complete a senior capstone project.

  • TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (GH)
    Liberal Studies 350, Credits: 3

    This course is an examination of the impact of various types of technology on a user's view of and behaviors regarding social responsibility. The use of digital technologies (such as social media, blogs, wearable technologies, video games) will be examined with regard to issues of gender, race, class, and sexuality, public health, political dissidence, and capitalism.

  • SEX, GENDER, AND TELEVISION (GE)(GH)
    Liberal Studies 366, Credits: 3

    This course will focus on analysis of television production, content, and audience reception from the perspective of feminist and cultural theory, with consideration for historical and contemporary texts. Text and images will be examined for representations of sex, gender, women, and LGBT+ individuals with regard to how those representations impact meaning making, identity formation, politics, and social responsibility.

  • CAPSTONE IN LIBERAL STUDIES
    Liberal Studies 400, Credits: 1

    Capstone in Liberal Studies provides a culminating experience for Liberal Studies majors. Students will evaluate their progress toward meeting the program's student learning objectives by assembling a portfolio of artifacts and by writing a reflective essay in which they demonstrate mastery of the program's student learning objectives.

  • INTERNSHIP IN LIBERAL STUDIES
    Liberal Studies 493, Credits: 1-3

    Variable topics.

  • SPECIAL STUDIES
    Liberal Studies 496, Credits: 1-3

    Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings.

  • EXCHANGE STUDIES
    Liberal Studies 497, Credits: 1-12

    Variable topics.

  • INDEPENDENT STUDY
    Liberal Studies 498, Credits: 1-3

    Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable

  • SENIOR THESIS
    Liberal Studies 499, Credits: 3

    Individual research under the supervision of a member of the faculty.

Location

College of Letters & Sciences
Laurentide Hall 4100
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Resources For

Faculty/Staff Contact

Office of the Dean
Rebecca Reichert
Phone: (262) 472-1621
E-mail: reicherr@uww.edu

Student Contact

Advising Office
Phone: (262) 472-1550
E-mail: lsadvise@uww.edu

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