Pursuing Electives

Pursuing Electives

Your Choice: Thinking about General Education Electives

You have probably looked at the requirements for your planned degree and major, but remember that you also have the opportunity to take electives - courses that you pick to explore areas that you are interested in. The choices you make can be exciting and might even lead to new areas of study that you had not considered, and they also can help fulfill your general education requirements.

We recommend that new freshmen take at least one "elective" course, but sometimes the choices are hard to make. To help you with your decisions, we have listed a selection of elective courses by topic. This list includes courses that are open to most freshmen and which will all count as General Education electives. This is not a complete list of courses, and some of these courses may not be available when you register, but it is a way to think about how you want to pursue your education and the many areas that you can explore at UW-Whitewater.

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT: Self Expression and Exploring the Arts
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Your Social Self
PERSUASION: Influencing Others
THE HUMAN SPARK: Understanding Who We Are
TIME TRAVEL: People and Places
MODERN LIFE: Politics, Economy and Society
GLOBALISM: Languages and Cultures
DISCOVERY: Going Green & Understanding the Physical and Natural World

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT: Self Expression and Exploring the Arts

Express Yourself

ARTSTDIO 102 2-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
ARTSTDIO 103 3-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
ARTSTDIO 201 DRAWING I
ARTSTDIO 213 INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
ARTSTDIO 251 CERAMICS I
ARTSTDIO 271 METAL AND JEWELRY I
DANCE 141 CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUE I
DANCE 145 BALLET I
DANCE 243 IMPROVISATIN/SOUND
MUSC 161 UNIV. BANDS
MUSC 162 UNIV. ORCHESTRA
MUSC 164 JAZZ BANDS
MUSC 171 CONCERT CHOIRS
MUSC 269 INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE
MUSC 279 VOCAL ENSEMBLE
THEATRE 110 INTRO TO THEATRE
THEATRE 200 THEATRE ACTIVITIES

Exploring the Arts

ARTHIST 201 SURVEY OF WESTERN ART
ARTHIST 202 INTRO TO MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
COM 236 INTRO TO CINEMA
COM/MUSC 346 SOUND AND IMAGE
MUSC 140 INTRO TO CLASSICAL MUSIC
MUSC 142 SURVEY OF AMERICAN JAZZ
MUSC 150 INTRO TO MUSIC THEORY
THEATRE 100 THEATRE APPRECIATION

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Your Social Self

POLISCI 240 POLITICS AND THE LAW
SOCIOLGY 250 SOCIAL PROBLEMS
SOCIOLGY 252 INTRO TO FAMILY STUDIES
SOCIOLOGY 276 INTRO TO CRIMINOLOGY

PERSUASION: Influencing Others

COMM 131 INTRO TO MASS COMMUNCATION
COMM 228 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
COMM 232 ELECTRONIC MEDIA
PHILSPHY 251 LOGIC

THE HUMAN SPARK: Understanding Who We Are

PHILSPHY 241 INTRO. TO PHILOSOPHY
PHILSPHY 261 ETHICS
PSYCH 104 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN ADJUSTMENT
PSYCH 211 INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY
RELIGST 201 CRITICAL ISSUES IN MODERN RELIGION
RELIGST 212 INTRO TO WESTERN RELIGIONS

TIME TRAVEL: People and Places

ANTHRO 218 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
HISTRY 124 AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1877
HISTRY 125 AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1877
HISTRY 154 WESTERN CIVILIZATION TO THE 18TH CENTURY
HISTRY 155 HISTRY OF MODERN EUROPE
HISTORY 255 CRITICAL ISSUES

MODERN LIFE: Politics, Economy and Society

ECON 201 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
POLISCI 141 AMERICAN GOVT. AND POLITICS
POLISCI 247 ISSUES AND CRISES
AFRIAMR 100 INTRO TO BLACK CULTURE
HISTRY 102 INTRO TO AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES
HISTRY 110 HISTORY THROUGH FILM: AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
HISTRY/AFRIAMR 141 MODERN BLACK AMERICAN HISTORY
POLISCI 217 ETHNIC POLITICS
SOCIOLGY 240 PRINCIPLES OF SOCIOLOGY
SOCIOLGY 265 ACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS
SOCIOLGY/AFRIAMR 270 THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY
WOMENST 100 INTRO TO WOMEN'S STUDIES

GLOBALISM: Languages and Cultures

ARABIC 141 BEGINNING ARABIC 1
CHINESE 141 BEGINNING CHINESE
FRENCH (see placement information)
GERMAN (see placement information)
JAPANESE 101
SPANISH (see placement information)
HISTRY 130 THE EAST ASIAN TRADITION T0 1800
HISTRY/RELIGSTD 135 INTRO TO ISLAMIC CIVILIZATIONS
RELIGSTD 211 INTRO TO EASTERN RELIGIONS

DISCOVERY: Going Green & Understanding the Physical and Natural World

Going Green

HISTRY 190 NORTH AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
CHEM 100 CHEMISTRY FOR THE CONSUMER (lab science)
GEOGRPY 252 HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS

The Physical and Natural World

ANTHRO 218 HUMAN EVOLUTION
BIOLOGY 120 BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (lab science)
PHILSPHY 291 PHILOSOPHY OF THE NATURAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
GEOGRPY 210 PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY (lab science)
GEOGRPY 230 HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
GEOGRPY 250 GEOGRAPHY OF WISCONSIN
GEOLGY 100 PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY (lab science)
ASTRONMY 112 INTRO TO ASTRONOMY (lab science)
PHYSCS 130 PHYSICS FOUNDATIONS (lab science)
PHYSCS 212 PHYSCS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS (lab science)

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