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Courses

J-Term 2015
Course Descriptions
(REV. 5.15.14)

** These courses have a travel component.  Instructors strive to keep field trip fee at the advertised price.

 

AVIATION

AVI 435 / AVI 435 L – Ground School Multi-Engine & Lab (3)
Designed to provide the multi-engine pilot candidate with the skills and aeronautical knowledge necessary to operate multi-engine aircraft safely under normal and emergency conditions.  Emphasis placed on systems operations, limitations under normal and emergency conditions, use of flight instruments and instrument navigation systems.  Prerequisite:  AVI 131, FLI 231, or consent of instructor.
Enrollment: 12

**AVI 496 – Aviation Policy Seminar & Trip (3)
Provides opportunities for students to visit Washington, D.C. and interact with government agencies, industry associations, and other interest groups involved in establishing aviation policy. Students should budget approximately $1,500 for expenses that include: UAA registration and fees, travel to D.C., hotels and meals. Scholarship opportunities are available. Students will be required to do advanced reading, attend all programmed events, and prepare a course paper summarizing the Washington experience. Prerequisite: Junior standing
Enrollment: 12

 

BIOLOGY

 **BIO 368 01 – Field Studies in Sri Lanka (3)
Students will explore Sri Lankan ecology, environment, conservation conflicts and resolutions as well as art, culture, and current political climate.  Students will visit various climatic zones and cultural centers.  Students will interact with local communities in an effort to understand cultural differences and lifestyles. Qualifies for Global Awareness Area B 

Enrollment: 16
Contacts: Rasika Mudalige
Cost: $ TBD
Non-refundable $500 deposit due at registration

 

BUSINESS

BAC 262 01 – Personal Financial Stewardship (3)
This course is designed to make students better financial stewards in their personal and professional environments. The details of tax forms and exemptions, charitable donations, financial planning, and financial markets will be explored. Additional issues regarding compensation, tax deferred accounts and insurance options will be covered as well as credit options, how to finance major purchases and budgeting. Following completion of the course, students will understand the fundamentals of making informed choices regarding spending, saving, borrowing and investing for long-term financial security.
Enrollment: 16

BAC 340 01 – Effective Communication in Business (3)
This course provides direction in the fundamental forms and styles for common types of business reports and correspondence. Emphasis throughout the course is given to written, verbal, nonverbal, graphical, electronic, and perceptual differences within the global business structure. Students study cultural differences and practice how to communicate effectively by using these differences positively to achieve a pre-determined business/professional goal. Prerequisites: ENG 101 & COM 101.
Enrollment: 16

**BAC 368 01 / 368 L – Economic Policy of Modern China (3)
Students will travel to China.  English students will study major works of Chinese literature in translation and visit locations in China relevant to those works.  Students will read about and briefly inhabit the geographical, social, and political context that produced the texts. Business students will also focus on China’s modern economic policy which developed following the 1979 liberalization of economic policy.  Qualifies for Aesthetics A, Global Awareness B, WVS III 
Enrollment: 16
Contacts: Nathan Faries and Eric Munshower
Cost: $ TBD
Non-refundable deposit of $300 due at registration

BAC 381 01 – Income Tax Prep Project (3)
This course will provide the opportunity for students to learn the fundamentals of individual income tax preparation.  Students will practice preparing returns using IRS software and will test online to qualify as certified VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) preparers.  Course includes a three-day/two-night trip to downtown Chicago where students will visit the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Chicago Federal Reserve, and the tax division of a public accounting firm. This trip will include at least one meal with young professionals who currently live and work in Chicago.  At the conclusion of the course, students will host a VITA income tax preparation clinic where they will prepare tax returns for low income individuals.
Enrollment: 16

BAC 481 01 – Auditing Project (3)
By arrangement with instructor - A project which enables participants to apply auditing knowledge and skills under faculty guidance.  Audits are performed in a real world setting.  Prerequisite: BAC 446  
Enrollment: 12

 

CHEMISTRY

CHM 281 - Materials Engineering & Design (3)
This course will feature hands-on investigation and iterative design using (at least) composites, concretes, and liquid crystals.  Students will be completely immersed in the engineering perspectives of properties of materials, delineations of design constraints, iterations of solutions, and communication of results.  Students will expand their horizons in terms of thinking like a materials researcher and design engineer.  This immersion has benefits for anyone who is interested in science, engineering design, and science education fields; as well as those who appreciate learning with a hands-on, brains-on style.
Enrollment: 16

 

COMMUNICATION

COM 101 01 - Speech Communication (3)

This course exposes students to the fundamental concepts and skills needed for success in a variety of communication situations. Students demonstrate competence through oral presentations, quizzes and written tests. Students learn to make effective informative and persuasive presentations before groups.
Enrollment: 12

 

COMPUTER GRAPHICS & INTERACTIVE MEDIA

CGR 325 01 – Mixed Media (3)
This is a graphic art course furthering the application of art theory, skills and techniques including those specifically relevant to drawing, painting, composition and application of elements and principles of design. The course focuses on the experimental and creative use in integrating traditional and electronic media in image making. Students build concept development and production skills especially in digital photography, photo-image processing/masking techniques and the post-print production and presentation of imagery. Several assignments stress technical achievement and presentation, art/design/visual communication, and personal aesthetic. Students review selected readings pertaining to artistic approaches to electronic arts, graphic design and they will be asked analyze examples of professionally created computer mediated art and design works.
Enrollment: 20
 

CGR 332 01 - Web Design II (3)
In this course, students will learn how to use and create a website with Wordpress and Content Management System (CMS).  Through lectures, discussions, assignments, and exercises, students will gain hands-on experience and create a responsive Wordpress site.
Enrollment: 14

 

CROSS CULTURAL STUDIES

CCS 281 01 – Bullying / Waiting for the World to Change (3)
This course will provide students with an introduction to the universal problem of bullying, covering such topics as the following: cyber-intimidation and the pitfalls of social networking amongst pre-teens, teenagers, young and older adults; conduct of hazing on secondary and college campuses, as well as workplace settings on an international level; harassment in school, the community, and the workplace; and the phenomenon of the bystander effect.  The course offers students the opportunity to gain practical experience by facilitating and participating in school-based, anti-bullying service projects with tri-state community school districts.  Students will engage in listening sessions with local leaders who are implementing and promoting anti-bullying initiatives in the community and school settings. Qualifies for WVS III   
Enrollment: 9

**CCS 368 01 / 368 L – Fitness Adventure in Key West (3)
Students will engage in various fitness activities consisting of: stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling, parasailing, biking, hiking, and running. Students will participate in their choice of a 5K or half-marathon race. Additionally, a portion of the course will be an “Adventure Race” where students will use clues to take them on a scavenger-like hunt around Key West. Some of the clues will lead racers to historic sites. A heavy emphasis will be placed on skill development and safety measures of each activity through instruction and play. On the cultural side of the course, students will tour historic buildings (e.g., Truman’s White House, Hemmingway’s House, Light House, etc.) and visit museums (e.g., Shipwreck museum, Aquarium, etc.). Qualifies for 1 PE requirement, Global Area B, and WVS III

Enrollment: 18
Contact: Gail Hodge
Cost: $ 1900
Non-refundable deposit of $400 due at registration

**CCS 368 02 / 368 L – Leadership & Character Building / Costa Rica (3)
This course is an opportunity for members of the volleyball team to spend significant time exploring, in leadership, and character building, under the lens of an athletic team.  They will also have the opportunity to see another country and explore the culture, history and politics of Costa Rica.  Significant time will be spent on leadership principles, and servant leadership.  Pre-Requisite: Member of the UD Volleyball Team or special permission from Coach Elsbernd

Enrollment: 20
Contact: April Elsbernd
Cost: $ 2100
Non-refundable deposit of $400 DUE: at time of Registration

 

EARTH SCIENCE

ESC 281 01 – Air Photo Interpretation (3)
Students will use vertical stereographic photos to analyze and interpret physical and cultural patterns on the landscape.  Students will develops skills in determining linear and area scale and learn what makes three dimensional viewing possible, adding a new perspective to understanding the Earth’s surface and the observable patterns.
Enrollment: 16

 

EDUCATION

EDU 119 01 – Human Relation Skills (3)
Students will develop an awareness and understanding of the various values, culture, history, and contributions of ourselves and various identifiable subgroups in our society.  Students will examine the interaction of their own cultural background with racial, gender, legal and ethical issues, the educational setting, and wider social forces.  The course will emphasize how to learn behavior that helps bridge the gap between our cultural differences and interpersonal relationships. Teacher Education students will learn new intercultural instructional methods which will include learning how to supplement curriculum and materials to meet the needs of all students.  Qualifies for Social Development 
Enrollment: see instructor

EDU 281 01 - Journeys in Nature (3)
This course has an interdisciplinary approach focusing on conservation and environmental education with an emphasis on wildlife. The course will use the natural environment to increase students’ understanding of our complex environment, to stimulate critical and creative thinking, to develop the ability to make informed decisions on environmental issues, and to instill confidence to take responsible action on behalf of the environment. Qualifies for Stewardship
Enrollment: 20

EDU 281 02 – Violence in America/Crisis Intervention Tools (3)
Is violence part of the American way? Violence will be examined in diverse cultural practices ranging from interpersonal relationships, sports, schools, media, and family. The functions of violence will be examined and alternative practices & consequences will be evaluated. Speakers will include an FBI agent, juvenile probation officer, Dubuque County Sheriff, and domestic assault victims. Students will study various contexts of violence in our society, analyze the perception of tolerance of violence in sports and media and examine the effects and consequences of violence on individual spectators while developing rational tools to intervene in crisis situations.
Enrollment: 20

EDU 281 03 – ALC Practicum (3)
In this course students will have the opportunity to engage in specific content area curriculum, methods, content, media, and teaching strategies pertinent to specific subject areas of alternative secondary schools. Students will work in their subject specializations to develop the methods and materials best suited to their content area. Students will have a teaching experience at the Alternative Learning Center (ALC) in Dubuque, IA.
Enrollment: 20

EDU 311 – Reading Assessment & Diagnosis (3)
This course focuses on using reading and writing strategies, materials, and assessments based upon appropriate reading and writing research to tutor a child in reading. Includes working with licensed professionals who observe, evaluate, and provide feedback on the knowledge, dispositions, and performance of the teaching of reading and writing development. Fulfills the Iowa state requirement for a reading practicum for the K-8 reading endorsement. 20 hour tutoring experience required. Prerequisites: EDU 307, and Admission to Teacher Education.
Enrollment: 16

**EDU 368 / 368L – Literacy & Language in Diverse Communities - Texas (3)
Learn and serve in diverse communities in Texas, by working with a diverse group of English Language Learners (ELL).  This course will provide students with a great multicultural experience and extensive experience in teaching students whose first language is not English. A major part of this experience will involve serving alongside teachers and administration and helpers in a school or community setting. Knowledge of a second language is not necessary. Students will complete the requirements of the remaining parts of class through online readings, discussion boards and face-to-face meetings.
Enrollment: 20
Contacts: Kathleen Saleh ksaleh@dbq.edu & Debra Stork dstork@dbq.edu
Cost: TBD
Non-refundable deposit of $ 300 DUE at registration

 

ENGLISH

ENG 281-01 - Screenplay Writing Workshop (3)
For film lovers who do not want to just sit back and watch, but who want to create! You will write an original short screenplay, get feedback from and have it acted out by classmates, and create a final product ready to submit to contests or to film on your own. Aristotle will be our guide for aesthetic considerations that include structure, plot points, character development, and genre. We will also evaluate 1) films at Mindframe Theater and 2) a published screenplay and screenplay segments. This course will hone your writing abilities on many levels, and will take into consideration audience, perspective, and theme.
Enrollment: 10

ENG 281-02 – Poetry and Performance (3)
Field trip fee $500. The language of discussing poetry is rife with physical metaphors: we speak of the ‘voice’ of the poem, look for sensory detail (images we can ‘see’) and aim to discover the ‘heart’ of a poem. Performed poetry removes the layer of metaphor and focuses on the physicality of the body as key in the writing, presentation and interpretation of poems. In this course, students will engage in the work of transposing the poem from a written object to an embodied performance in addition to writing and critiquing poems. Through experimentation with a range of performance techniques students will experience the movement of poetry from ‘page’ to ‘stage.’  Qualifies for Aesthetics Area B
Enrollment: 12

ENG 281 03 – Sports Writing (3)
True sports journalists write about sports because they love sports, though it is key that they remember they are no longer fans. In this course, students will learn what it takes to be both a contentious observer and an active reporter and understand what it takes to bring sports alive once the game is over. From constructing game stories, features, columns, and social media posts to listening to professional advice given by those in the field, students will learn what it means to be a sports writer (of both local and national, big and small outlets) in the 21st century. 
Enrollment: 20

**ENG 368 01 / 368 L – Literature and Culture of New York (3)
Students will study four groups of New York writers and learn about famous libraries of New York City.  Travel to New York will enable the students to experience the environments that inspired the authors.  Qualifies for Aesthetics Area A and WVS III

Enrollment: 14
Contacts: Jonathan Barz and Mary Anne Knefel
Cost: $1200
Non-refundable deposit of $750 due October 15

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

**EVS 256 01 - Environmental Field Studies/Sustainable UD (3)
The survial and prosperity of the human race depends on our natural environment.  In this course, students will explore how they can positively impact the future of our plant as they investigate the environmental, economic, and societal implications of creating a sustainable college campus.  Through field studies, guest speakers, site visits, case studies, sustainability audits, and grant writing, students will be engaged in activities that will increase sustainability on the campus of the University of Dubuque and help global citizens.  Qualifies for Stewardship
Enrollment: 15

FLIGHT
(Flight Courses may be taken during J-Term but do not fulfill J-Term requirement)

FLI 131 01 – Flight Training I (3)

FLI 132 01 – Flight Training – Commercial Cross-Country (2)

FLI 231 01 – Flight Training – Instrument (3)

FLI 232 01 – Flight Training – Commercial Maneuvers (2)

FLI 235 01 – Fixed Wing – Private Pilot (2)

FLI 334 01 – Flight Training – Complex Aircraft (2)

FLI 337 01 – Fixed Wing TransComm/Instrument (3)

FLI 338 01 – Fixed Wing Transition (Instr) (1)

FLI 340 01 – Currency & Refresher (1)

FLI 431 01 – Flight Training – CFI Airplane (2)

FLI 432 01 – Flight Training – CFI Instrument (1)

FLI 433 01 – Flight Training – Multi-Engine CFI (1)

FLI 435 01 – Flight Training – Multi-Engine (2)

 

HEALTH, WELLNESS & SPORT

HWS 105 01 – Sociological & Historical Foundation of American Sport (3)
Students  will explore the different issues of sport in America, including: gender, race, class, the media, deviance in sport, and the economic impacts of sport. Students will learn about how sports influence society, and also delve into the inequalities that exist in our culture through the lens of athletics. 
Enrollment: 16

HWS 110 01 / HWS 210 01 – Methods of Coaching Volleyball (2) / Volleyball (1)
This dual course offering will provide students with a hands-on approach to the art and methods of coaching and playing volleyball.  Students will learn volleyball techniques, such as serving, passing, hitting, blocking, and defense and about various offense and defense strategies as well as player positions. Students will engage in designing drills, constructing, and running practices and will learn about scouting opponents and assessing prospective recruits.  Upon completion of this course, students will be able to design drills, run practices, critique performance, construct line-ups based on offense and defensive strategies, and perform fundamental to advance volleyball skills.  Qualifies for 1 PE requirement and partial fulfillment of a coaching endorsement
Enrollment: 16 

HWS 110 02/HWS 210 02 – Methods of Coaching Baseball & Softball (2) / Activity (1)
This dual course offering will provide students with a hands-on approach to the art and methods of coaching and playing baseball and softball.  Students will learn the many different coaching tactics, understand the means for delivery, examine the roles and responsibilities for each position player, and build a strength training program. Students will design practice drills, review game film to critique game strategy and engage in extensive game play.  Upon completion of this course, students will be able to analyze performance on the field & in the practice setting. Students will also learn through performance the rules, etiquette, strategies, techniques, and skills of the sport.   Qualifies for 1 PE requirement and partial fulfillment of a coaching endorsement
Enrollment:  16

HWS 202 01 –Sports Facility and Event Management (3)
Students will visit various athletic facilities to study the management and operational procedures of the facility.  Areas to be examined include stadiums, arenas, and fitness centers.  Students will visit facilities in the immediate Dubuque area as well as in the tri-state area.
Enrollment: 16

HWS 281 01 – Racquet Sports (3)
This course consists of three units of popular racquet sports: badminton, pickle ball, and tennis. Heavy emphasis will be placed on skill development and strategy of each of these activities through instruction and tournament play. Fitness and conditioning activities will also be addressed. Students will learn the history, rules, etiquette, and scoring as well as play each sport, focusing on fitness and proper skill execution. The course will culminate in a tournament-like competition in which students will be responsible for setting up equipment and managing tournament play. Qualifies for 1 PE requirement 
Enrollment: 16

HWS 281 02 – Quest for the Cup (3)
Learn about and experience how Dubuque brought USHL Hockey back to Dubuque.  In one short year, a rink was built and the Fighting Saints won the Championship Clark Cup!  From fundraising for the rink, to hoisting the Clark Cup, find out how it all happened.  Get an inside look at Hockey Operations, including marketing, fundraising, practices, off-ice workouts and even skate yourself and attend two Fighting Saints games.
Enrollment: 16

HWS 281 03 - Cooking with the Coach (3)
This course will help students learn how to create balanced meals, shop for the best ingredients at the grocery store, and cook healthy meals on a student budget.  This hands-on course is designed to increase awareness of food choices for students and health benefits of food items they purchase and prepare.
Enrollment: 12
Course Fee: $200

HWS 281 04 - History, Culture, and Practical Application of Skiing / Snowboarding (3)
Students will engage in learning fundamental skills, techniques, rules, safe practices, and etiquette of skiing and/or snowboarding. The course will take an in-depth look at the history and culture of skiing/snowboarding.  Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to ski/snowboard at least at a recreational level and demonstrate competencies in the history, culture, and maintenance of equipment. Qualifies for 1 PE requirement  (No Prerequisites)
Enrollment: 16

HWS 341 01 – Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries (3)
Students will learn to make educated and informed medical decisions in the field of athletics. Students will learn to recognize signs of medical emergency as well as how to handle these situations. Students will also learn the etiology, pathology, signs & symptoms, and treatment for the most common orthopedic injuries, as well as how to prevent injuries including taping, bracing, preventative exercises.  Pre-Req BIO 145
Enrollment: 16

HWS 342 01 – Management & Leadership in Sports Organizations (3)
This course provides an in-depth look at management and leadership theories and practices, both domestic and international, as they relate to sport organizations. This course provides students with a solid foundation in research and application of human resource management and leadership principles for success in the sport industry.  Prerequisite: BAC 201
Enrollment: 16

** HWS 368 01 – HIV/AIDS Outreach (3)
This course will address global issues and enable students to continue to be actors and agents of change in our relationship with nature as well as the relationships within and between communities and countries.   This course brings together social and biomedical points of view in order to identify theories of behavior change which may be applicable to HIV prevention and facilitate innovative approaches that target vulnerable communities in different epidemiological settings and offers students a service learning opportunity. The students and instructor will travel to a costal city (TBD) to assist a local agency (TBD) in their HIV/AIDs education outreach efforts. The service learning project is an integral part of this course. Students will engage in a group development project and or an organized HIV/AIDs outreach and educational opportunity in partnership with a local public health department. This project with be chosen by faculty and the public health department personnel, based on the needs of the community to which we travel. There will also be opportunities for cultural and adventure excursions available for group tours and group outings in the surrounding area.

Enrollment: 15
Contacts: Tabitha Bartelme
Cost: $ 1525
Non-refundable deposit of $ 500 DUE at registration

 

HISTORY

UDHS 260 01 – Archival Research (3)
This course promotes learning about the past through hands-on exploration of primary source material, such as photographs, correspondence, and journals.  Students will consider the various important functions that archives, like those in the UD Library, serve, while learning how to properly search and utilize archival materials.  By engaging several different archives in the Midwest, students will begin to develop an understanding of how historians piece together convincing and engaging interpretations of the past. This course will require one-day trips to archival holdings in Iowa (e.g. Center of Dubuque History, Iowa State Historical Society in Iowa City and/or Des Moines, and University of Iowa Archives in Iowa City).  To illustrate how archives contribute toward the creation of public history displays, students will also get hands-on experience by helping install an exhibit in the McCormick/Stolz Athletic Facility.  Qualifies for Global Awareness B
Enrollment: 14

UDHS 281 01 - History of Women in Film (3)
Students will learn about the roles of women in the history of film.  The differences and similarities in women’s roles in film from 1950 ~ present day will be highlighted. Students will also study how each decade dictated the films offered for viewing through the timeframes studied. Qualifies for WVS III 
Enrollment: 8

UDHS 281 02 - Cultural History of the 1980s (3)
The 1980s have had a significant impact on current policy, politics, and popular culture, as well as societal views and values.  In this course, students will explore how the culture and events of the 1980s have shaped and influenced the world in which we live.  Students will explore economics, politics, music, and movies of the decade and how they represented the values of that time.  The course will culminate with 80's Fest so dig out your leg warmers and acid-washed jeans today!  Qualifies for WVS III
Enrollment: 8

UDHS 281 03 – Military History to 1453 (3)  
Students will study important battles throughout history, by discussing participants and outcomes. After participation in some strategic and tactical wargames, students will be able to design a simple military simulation that will demonstrate some of the underlying principles from military history, eg. range, terrain, morale, etc.
Enrollment: 20


LIBERAL STUDIES

LST 455 01 – Service Learning / Liberal Studies (3)
By arrangement with instructor

LST 491 01 – Independent Research / Liberal Studies (cv)
By arrangement with instructor

 

MILITARY SCIENCE

MIL 281 01 – Introduction to Tactical Leadership Training (3)
A challenging course focused on introducing students to the fundamentals of Army leadership through small unit tactics at the team and squad level.  At the conclusion of this course, you will have observed and participated, be capable of planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating and leading a team or squad in the execution of a tactical mission during a Situational Training Exercises (STX) in a field environment. Additional learning opportunities not covered due to time constraints during the regular school year will be explored - such as rifle marksmanship and additional land navigation.  Successful completion of this course will help prepare MSIII cadets for success at the ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) which you will attend this summer at Fort Lewis, WA.  This course will be experiential and will include many hours of tactical instruction in a field environment. Cadets will receive continued systematic and specific feedback on your leader attributes, values, and core leader competencies from your instructor and other ROTC cadre and MS IV Cadets who will evaluate you using the ROTC Leader Development Program (LDP) model.
Enrollment: 50

MIL 381 01 – Tactical Leadership Training (3)
A challenging course focused on the practical application of the fundamentals of Army leadership through small unit tactics at the team and squad level.  At the conclusion of this course, you will be capable of planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating, and leading a team or squad in the execution of a tactical mission during a Situational Training Exercises (STX) in a field environment. Addition learning opportunities not covered due to time constraints during the regular school year will be explored - such as rifle marksmanship and additional land navigation.  Successful completion of this course will help prepare MSIII cadets for success at the ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) which you will attend this summer at Fort Lewis, WA.  This course will be experiential and will include many hours of tactical instruction in a field environment. Cadets will receive continued systematic and specific feedback on your leader attributes values and core leader competencies from your instructor and other ROTC cadre and MS IV Cadets who will evaluate you using the ROTC Leader Development Program (LDP) model.
Enrollment: 30

MIL 481 01 – Evaluating Leadership in Tactical Environment (3)
A challenging course focused on teaching, observing, measuring, evaluating, and developing the fundamentals of Army leadership through small unit tactics at the team and squad level.  At the conclusion of this course, you will be capable of teaching others to plan, coordinate, navigate, and motivate a team or squad in the art of leading troops in tactical scenarios.  Students will additionally have opportunities to learn to plan and lead training in opportunities not covered due to time constraints during the regular school year. Successful completion of this course will help prepare MSIV cadets to successfully plan training, lead troops, and professionally develop soldiers.  This course will be experiential and will include many hours of tactical instruction in a field environment. You will learn to give continued systematic and specific feedback on leader attributes values and core leader competencies to junior Cadets that you will evaluate you using the ROTC Leader Development Program (LDP) model.
Enrollment: 30

 

MUSIC

**UDMS 368-01 / 368L – Music & Culture of Italy / Concert Choir Tour (3)
This international, experiential trip will combine an art tour of the capitals of the Italian Renaissance, Florence and Rome, along with two joint performances by the Concert Choir and the Wind Ensemble. This trip is open only to those in the Choir and Ensemble. In addition to performances in Florence and Rome, the group will tour Renaissance Florence, Pisa (with its world-famous tour), the treasures of the Uffizi Art Gallery, the Academy (Michelangelo’s David), Santa Croce, Santa Maria Maggiore, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Sistine Chapel (Michelangelo’s paintings), the Vatican, and much more. Tours will be conducted by Professor Alan Garfield, who has led many trips to Italy in the past. The cost is inclusive, covering all breakfasts and most dinners. Includes all transportation, entrances, taxes, & hotel accommodation at 3* properties. Qualifies for Aesthetics B, Global Awareness B & WVS III. 
Enrollment: 
Contacts: Charles Barland, ext. 3564; Nick Bratcher ext. 3797; and Alan Garfield ext. 3717
Cost: $ 2650
Non-refundable deposit of $400 due September 1 or when the trip fills. 

 

NURSING

NRS 306 01 – Nursing Care / End of Life (3)
Nursing students will gain knowledge of particular end-of-life needs and the evidence-based assessment and interventions needed to improve the quality of the end-of-life experience for patients and their families.
Enrollment: 35

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

PED 281 01 - Beyond Dodge Ball (3)
The course will focus on traditional physical education skills. Students will be engaged in teambuilding skills, learn international games and how to incorporate them into the physical education curriculum, learn and create fitness games that keep all students moving for the duration of a physical education class, and introduce students to using technology in the physical education classroom, including heart rate monitors.
Enrolllment: 20

 

PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

PRF 281 01- Take This Career and Love It! (3)
This course will provide students the opportunity to develop their career plan, while networking and engaging with local employers within the Dubuque area.  The course will cover such topics as the following: finding the hidden job market thru networking; developing such documents as an eye catching resume and cover letter; strategies to prepare for the job search; interview techniques and career preparation; as well as, social media and you.  Students will apply these skills and techniques to enhance their career development and vocational calling.  Students will participate in employer site visits throughout the community of Dubuque and have an opportunity to engage in conversation with guest speakers.
Enrollment: 9

 

RELIGION

REL 281 01 - Gospel of Mark (3)
Students will engage Christian Scripture as a witness to the reality and presence of the Living God through a focused reading of one book of the Bible, the Gospel of Mark, the engagement of which will include both individual studies and communal discernment and conversation from the class as a whole. Through this course, students will be able to read and analyze difficult passages of the Bible and learn how to appropriately utilize available research tools.  Students will gain relevant knowledge of Mark’s Gospel, develop critical thinking skills of observing, comparing, summarizing, and interpreting texts and speak to their experience of studying Mark and/or the God to whom Mark bears witness. Qualifies for Judeo-Christian Tradition
Enrollment: 16


SOCIOLOGY

SOC 281 01 – Captain Picard Meets Dr. Who (3)
The Science fiction series Dr. Who and Star Trek have had a significant impact in shaping culture, technology, world view, ethics, philosophy, religion, civics etc.  This course will explore some of these impacts on modern society, including philosophical ideas, ethics, civics and entertainment media influences.  Throughout the course, the students will be able to articulate their own world view, ethics, and philosophy through the examination of these popular works of cinema and television. 
Enrollment: 20

SOC 281 02 - UD's Iron Chef: Food & Ethnicity (3)
How does food connect you to family and safety and love and home?  If you were to prepare one single meal to convince the man or the woman of your dreams to fall in love with you once and for all, what would that meal be and why? How can tasting the foods and stories of a diverse group of people offer us a window into new worlds and build community?  Students will engage in that most human of endeavors:  eating, talking, laughing, remembering, and maybe even weeping together over warm and happy bowls of food. Students in this course will participate in story-telling sessions centered around the questions above AND will participate in daily hands-on cooking lessons and demonstrations. The course will culminate in a real-life UD Iron Chef cooking competition complete with video televising, a panel of top culinary judges, and an eager audience waiting to meet YOU through the foods and the stories that make you who you are.  All that is required to enroll in this course is a joyful desire to share of yourself and to learn about others through…the belly! Cooks and eaters of all levels welcome.
Enrollment: 20


SOCIOLOGY / CRIMINAL JUSTICE


SCJ 281 01 – Mock Trial (3)
Students will learn the basic components of a criminal trial as well as fundamental criminal law principles.  The course culminates in a mock trial where students will deliver their case before a judge and jury, including opening statements, closing arguments, direct examination and cross examination of witnesses.  The course is ideal for students looking to hone their critical and oral communication skills.
Enrollment: 20

SPANISH

**UDLS 368-01 / 368L – Culture of Cuba: Our Forbidden Neighbor (3)
Students will travel to Havana, Cuba to learn about free universal healthcare and education. Students will examine Cuba’s education, architecture, arts, music, and culture through this immersion experience with authentic Spanish speaking Cubans.  Students will also learn from Cubans about the island’s rich history. Qualifies for WVS III & Global Awareness B
Enrollment: 20
Contacts: Ken Godwin
Cost: TBD
Non-refundable deposit of $200 due at time of registration

 

THEATRE 

UDTH 281 01 - So, You Want to Dance? (3)
Students will learn a variety of basic dance forms, including (but not limited to) the Fox Trot, Grand Waltz, Jive, Quick Step, and Tango.  They may then elect to "compete" or perform for a panel of informal judges who will rank the top 3 sets of dancers and award prizes!
Enrollment: 12

UDTH 281 02 - Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre (3)
Students will prepare a murder mystery improvisation production to be performed during the 2nd week of the spring semester in the cafeteria during the dinner hour.  Characters will be selected, costumed, and rehearsed, but the dinner guests will not know who the murderer is until the end of the dinner!  This is the only J-Term course where an Incomplete grade is allowed.
Enrollment: audition with instructor

UDTH 281 03 – Lives Unfold When Stories Are Told (3)

This unique, multi-faceted and spirited class will engage students in the art and humanity of storytelling through film and communication arts. Christopher Kulovitz, Creative Director, Producer, Filmmaker and the Co-Founder of the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival, will challenge students to look deeper into the stories of their lives, and the lives of others – to help us better understand and accept the world we live in. The class will include stimulating conversation, writing personal stories to share, guest speakers and off-campus activities.
Enrollment: 10

UDTH 281-04 – Screwball Comedy (3)
This course will introduce students to the emergence of screwball comedy films in the Hollywood studio system of the 1930s and 1940s.  Students will also learn how cinema works, exploring in particular mise-en-scène, cinematography, and editing. We will underline the connection between analyzing our experiences of film and a richer, more informed enjoyment of it.
Enrollment: 20 

UDTH 281-05 – Baseball Cinema (3)
This course will use the lens of baseball films to explore the American experience, including themes such as morality, faith, self-determination, and racial and gender equality.  Twelve films will be shown over the 13 class meetings.  They will range from the very dramatic and historical to the comedic and absurd.
Enrollment: 16