J-Term 2017
Course Descriptions
(REV. 05/19/16)

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


**ART 368 01: Italian Sketchbook (3)
The beauty of the region and open spaces, its history, unique venues and architecture, and the creative atmosphere that Italy embodies attracts all, especially artists and aspiring artists. Whether you doodle casually and enjoy Pictionary or enjoy drawing meticulous beautiful compositions this traveling Drawing workshop is for you. We’ll carry simple and well organized drawing tools across the Italian landscape to capture the scenery and the moments. You’ll be developing an artistic license to render what you see in the world around you. This course you will learn to quickly capture, sketch all sorts of things, utilize basic drawing theory, compose and balance the scene in front of you.  Qualifies for Global Area B and WVS 3 
Enrollment: 15

        Contact: Jean Holdener
        Cost: $ 2650
        Non-refundable deposit of $ 400 DUE by September 16, 2016 


AVI 281 01/02: Basic Flight Experience (3)
This course is designed for students as a review of pilot proficiency in support of the FAA Private Pilot Certificate.  The course will have a ground school and a flight training/observation component.  Students will review and articulate the policies, procedures and regulations required to successfully complete the FAA Private Pilot Certificate.  At the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate skills necessary to complete the FAA Private Pilot Certificate.  This course is intended for students working towards their Private Pilot certificate.Prerequisite: AVI and FLI majors
Enrollment: 16

AVI 435 01: 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: 15

**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: 10 


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 01/02: 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. Qualifies for WVS 3
Enrollment: 16

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: 10

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: see instructor


**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 and WVS 3 
Enrollment: 16

Contacts: Rasika Mudalige
Cost: $ tbd
Non-refundable deposit of $ 500 DUE at registration


CHM 281 01: Materials and 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


COM 101 01/02: 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

COM 357 01: Advanced Interpersonal Communication (3)
This course builds on the foundational theories of COM 210 Interpersonal Communication. Students will explore specific theories in greater depth and apply them to interpersonal areas of their choosing.
Enrollment: see instructor

**COM 368 01: Globalization in Italy (3)
In this course, students will explore the concept of globalization, the interaction and integration among people, companies and governments of different nations.  Globalization impacts all aspects of our lives including art, culture, religion, governments and business. Students will visit these topics during our exploration of Italy.  Additionally, students will look at the operations of international banking, non-governmental organizations, and global trade. Qualifies for Global Area B and WVS 3 
Enrollment: 15

Contact: Michelle Grace
Cost: $ 2650
Non-refundable deposit of $ 400 DUE by September 16, 2016 


CIS 357 01: Human-Computer Interaction (3)
This course is a multi-disciplinary field that draws from psychology, sociology, computer science, and computer technology.  Students will learn principles and guidelines for usability, quantitative and qualitative analysis methods, and apply them through critiquing and developing new interface design, developing task-centered systems, and structured analysis.  Topics include cognitive models, task analysis, psychology, experimental design, and prototyping methods.
Enrollment: 18

**CIS 368 01: Forensics in Italy (3)
This course will examine law enforcement philosophies and practices in European countries with a special emphasis on forensics and cyber-forensics as practiced by the five law enforcement agencies in Italy. Students will examine cyber-security changes that have been put in place recently to protect the Italian information infrastructure.  Students will be meeting with the carabinieri (provincial police) in Florence and possibly other law enforcement agencies in cities visited. Students will also examine law enforcement within the Vatican and the cooperation between the Vatican police and the Swiss Guard to determine whether it represents a viable model for cooperative agreements among law enforcement agencies within the United States.  At the conclusion of this course, students will understand the differences between the operation of law enforcement in the US and Italy, and will be able to compare and contrast cyber-security & cyber-forensic practices in Europe and the US. Qualifies for Global Area B & WVS 3
Enrollment: 15

        Contact: Mark Woodhouse
Cost: $ 2650
Non-refundable deposit of $ 400 DUE by September 16, 2016 


SCJ 281 01: Technology in Criminal Justice (3)
Have you wondered what types of technology are used by criminal justice agencies in the United
States?  This course explores the types of information systems and technology used by police, courts and corrections.  Categories of technology discussed will range from communications and records management to special weapons and defense tactics.  This course will also explore historical development and legal/ethical use and constitutionality of specific technologies. 
Enrollment: 16

SCJ 281 02: Special Populations & Crisis Management in Corrections (3)
Through newspapers, movies and stories, we hear about prison. Some things are true; some, false.  This course will explore crisis management and special populations in corrections. Situations such as riots, escapes, hostage-taking and long term solitary confinement will be explored.  Discussions related to the death penalty, suicide attempts (both successful and unsuccessful), hunger strikes, mental health inmates, sexual assault and other situations that occur in a prison setting will also be included. 
Enrollment: 12


CCS 281 01: Bullying/Waiting for World Changes (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 3
Enrollment: 14


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 210 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: 16

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.
Enrollment: see instructor

EDU 311 01: 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: see instructor

EDU 318 01: Literacy and Language Diversity (3) 
This course addresses the importance of language in culture, learning, and identity.  Students will explore how the brain learns and processes language; how to modify curriculum for ELL students in the classroom; and ways to respect and maintain the cultural identity of all students in the classroom. New theories and approaches to language and literacy instruction will be explored. This course offers opportunities for pre-service teachers to interact with ELL students in an educational setting.  Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education program
Enrollment: 14

**EDU 368 01: 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: see instructor

Contacts: Chad Biermeier or Debra Stork
Cost: TBD
Non-refundable deposit of $ 300 DUE at registration


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: 16

ENG 281 03: Sports Journalism (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: 16

**ENG 368 01: Literature & Culture of New York/ New York City Trip
Students spend two weeks on campus studying New York City through its literature, film, music, and history and then travel to NYC for six days. Students read authors such as Stephen Crane, who wrote about the life of the very poor on the Lower East Side; Edith Wharton, who chronicled the lives of the very wealthy on the Upper East Side; Langston Hughes, who wrote about the vibrant life of Harlem in the 1920s; and Alan Ginsberg, the voice of the Beat poets of post-WWII Greenwich Village. While in NY, students experience where they lived and wrote.  Qualifies for Aesthetics Area A & World View 3
Enrollment: 12

Contacts: Jonathan Barz and Mary Anne Knefel
Cost: $1,200-1,300 (depending on airfare)
Non-refundable deposit of $750 DUE: September 22. Remainder due: October 11


EVS 256 01 / 256L: Sustainable UD: Environmental Field Studies (3)
The survival and prosperity of the human race depends on our natural environment. In this course you will explore how you can positively impact the future of our planet as you 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 you will engage in activities that will increase sustainability on the campus of the University of Dubuque and help your global citizens.
Qualifies for Stewardship
Enrollment: 10


(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)


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: 20 

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:  20

HWS 110 03/HWS 210 03: Methods of Coaching Wrestling (2) / Activity (1)
This dual course offering will provide students with a hands-on approach to the art and methods of coaching wrestling.  More details to come!
Qualifies for 1 PE requirement and partial fulfillment of a coaching endorsement 
Enrollment: 20

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:

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: 32

HWS 281 06: I'm Batman: Pop Culture & Human Performance (3)
Human performance is portrayed in a variety of ways in movies, TV, video games, and other forms of entertainment. This course will look at those performances with an eye towards what is possible based on the capability of the human body and what it would require for superhuman performances to actually happen. Topics will cover biomechanics, exercise physiology, and assessing components of performance. Hands on activities will include using some of the equipment in the Human Performance Lab.
Enrollment: 18

HWS 281 07: Outdoor Winter Adventures (3)
Description coming soon!
Enrollment: 12

HWS 281 08: Women, Sports & Film (3)
Students will engage in the viewing of various sports films in which the main character(s) are female.  Students will evaluate how the women in these films are portrayed and engage in class discussion of different cultural issues and debate various components of how female athletes are depicted in the sport’s world. Students will reflect on these films and write brief essays after each film. 
Enrollment: 20

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: 20

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: see instructor

**HWS 368 01: HIV/AIDS Outreach/ Trip to California (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 coastal 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

Contact: Tabitha Bartelme
Cost: $ 1525
Non-refundable deposit of $ 500 DUE at registration

**HWS 368 02: Fitness Adventures in Italy (3)
Students will embark on an adventure in learning and experiencing the rich sport traditions of Italy. Various fitness activities are planned consisting of: rowing, cultural walking tours, biking, and trail running with the Renaissance and Ancient Rome in the background. Rise before dawn and run through Florence's empty streets past Ghiberti's Doors of Paradise, the soaring baptistery, the towering statue of Neptune, the colonnades of the Uffizi, and the Accademia. We'll run west along the Arno River, crossing back and forth over the bridges that span it -- Ponte San Niccolo, Ponte Alle Grazie, Ponte Vecchio, Ponte Santa Trinita. Additionally, a portion of the course will be devoted to “Adventure Racing” where students will unscramble clues that take them on scavenger-like hunts to locate historic artifacts in Venice, Florence and Rome. Qualifies for 1 PE requirement, Global Area B, and WVS III
Enrollment: 15

        Contact: Gail Hayes
Cost: $ 2650
Non-refundable deposit of $ 400 DUE by September 16, 2016 


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.
Enrollment: 20

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! 
Enrollment: 20

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 war games, 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



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: 25

**NRS 368 01: Nursing and Culture / Travel to London (3) 
Students will explore issues of health and culture from a global health perspective.  Particular attention will be given to health and culture, examining sources of influence such as the local, regional, and global interdependence.  Students will see a variety of settings including nursing education, a local hospital, clinics, and museums.
Enrollment: 18

        Contact: Neil MacNaughton
        Cost: $ 3630
        Non-refundable deposit due date TBD


PED 281 01: Beyond Dodge Ball (3)
The course will focus on traditional physical education skills. Students will be engaged in team building 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.
Enrollment: 20


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: 12


 **PSY 368 01: Professional Development for Graduate School / Hawaii (3)
Students will learn how to prepare for Graduate School in Psychology and other Social Science disciplines.  This will be accomplished both through traditional didactic classroom instruction and an experiential field component.  Students will study the origins and current state of American college and graduate education.  Following this instruction, students will be given skills to be successful in Graduate School and a future in Academia.  These will include the development of a curriculum vitae, professional writing, course development, effective teaching, networking, and professional presenting of papers and posters.  The experiential component of the course will be travel and participation in an International Conference in Hawaii.  These students will attend professional sessions in their discipline, observing both college professionals and graduate students present their professional work.  While in the field, students will visit Hawaiian universities and cultural sites on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.  Prerequisite: Instructor permission
Enrollment: 12

Contact: Henry Grubb
Cost: $ tbd
Non-refundable deposit of $DUE


REL 118 01: Religion at the Movies (3)
Students in this course will explore the topic of "Reconciliation" through film. Reconciliation with God, with self, with creation, and especially with others in the human family, addressing racial, religious and economic barriers, will be explored.  Students will view film and examine portions of the Gospels and Pauline Epistles that focus on the theme of reconciliation, as well as a few contemporary essays/book excerpts. Qualifies for Judeo-Christian Tradition
Enrollment: 20

REL 121 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

**REL 368 H1: The Rise of Christianity (3)
Description coming soon!     Qualifies for Global Area B and WVS 3 
Enrollment: 10

        Contact: Paul Jensen
        Cost: $ 2650
        Non-refundable deposit of $ 400 DUE by September 16, 2016


SOC 281 01: Excursion DBQ: Food & Ethnicity (3)
What foods and smells 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?  What are some specific ways that college students can make the most of limited resources to prepare foods that nurture life and growth in themselves and in those they care about? This course creates a space where students can meet and begin to know one another through the foods and the stories that are so much a part of making us who we are.  All that is required is a joyful desire to share of yourself and to learn about others through…the belly! Cooks and eaters of all levels welcome.
Enrollment: 16

SOC 281 02: Contemporary Issues in Human Rights (3)
This course will explore the intersection between the United States criminal justice system and human rights.  Principally, students will explore sources of human rights law and the human rights record of the US criminal justice system.  
Enrollment: 16

SOC 281 03: Trauma Centered Care (3)
A study for Criminal Justice/Sociology students to learn the organizational structure and framework that involves understanding, recognizing and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. Students will be taught how to emphasize physical, psychological and emotional safety for both consumers and providers, and to help trauma survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.
Enrollment: 16


**UDLS 368 01: Cuba: Our Forbidden Neighbor (3)
This course is an in-depth look at the Cuban culture and an immersion into the Spanish language.  Students will see first-hand the history and culture of Cuba and how the island came to be where it is today.  We’ll experience the city life of Havana, and the farm life in the tobacco fields of Viñales.  We will visit the farm of Ernest Hemingway and see where he spent time writing both at the farm and in his favorite hotel in the city. We will visit the city of Regla where the African culture and religions mixed with the Catholic community of the Cubans. We will also spend time with the “real” Cuban people in their homes as we bring donations of food, medicine, and clothing to the people of Guines, the hometown of Professor Godwin’s wife, Judy. We will visit her family and the Presbyterian Church in town before enjoying a dinner in a local Paladar. Students will experience Cuban history, music, architecture, food, and more!  It will be an exciting return to Cuba for U.D.! Qualifies for Global Awareness B & WVS 3
Enrollment: 16

Contacts: Ken Godwin & Kim Hilby
Cost: approx. $ 3,000 
Non-refundable deposit of $400 DUE: at time of registration

**UDLS 368 02: Hispanic Cultures of New York (3)
This course will introduce students to the richness of Latino/a culture in the USA through two weeks of academic study on campus followed by a week-long visit to the city of New York.  Open to both Spanish-speaking and non-Spanish-speaking students, this course would include visits to East Harlem, El Museo del Barrio (New York’s leading museum of Latino/a art), El Taller Latino (a nonprofit educational organization), the Nuyorican Poets’ Café, a salsa dance, and elsewhere. Spanish-speaking students will be encouraged to use Spanish on the trip in conversation with one another and the people they encounter in the city (and Spanish minors will be able to read course texts in Spanish). In this way, this trip can be counted as a travel experience for the Spanish minor. Qualifies for WVS 3
Enrollment: see instructor


UDTH 217 01: Movement for the Stage (3)
This course is a guided exploration of movement for the stage. Through intuitive exercises and improvisation work, students will learn to listen to their environment, their fellow actors, and their own internal impulses so that they may respond truthfully from a place of emotion rather than intellect. Students will discover the simplicity and specificity of their own movement, develop physicality, and learn to embrace external events. Students will explore a variety of movement styles, including elements of stage combat, clown, and commedia mask technique. Upon successful completion students will be able to perform improvisations and choreographed movements.  Qualifies for Aesthetics B
Enrollment: 10

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: 15

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 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: 20

UDTH 368 01: Theatre Seminar & Trip (3)
Description coming soon!
Enrollment: 18

Contact: Amy Ressler
Cost: tbd
Non-refundable deposit of $      DUE