UWP-University-Wide Courses

University-wide courses are interdisciplinary courses designed to address a variety of topics. These courses are generally open to all students, however, students should consult with their academic advisor.

Courses University-Wide (UWP)

UWP 101  |  First Year Seminar: Natural and Health Sciences  |  1 cr

Prepares first-year students in their academic and personal transition to UW-Parkside and the College of Natural and Health Sciences, the course will engage and prepare first-year students for academic success by orienting them to the scholarly communities within the College and introducing them to available academic resources within the University and the College. The course is designed to help first year students adjust to the university, develop a better understanding of the learning process, and acquire essential academic survival skills while providing an introduction into specific disciplines within the College of Natural and Health Sciences. The seminar will also focus on student reflection of their own learning and career goals and the value and meaning of their education.

Prerequisites: None.

Offered: Fall.

UWP 111  |  Freshman Seminar  |  1 cr

Provides undecided/undeclared students an overview of many topics related to successful academic careers at UW-Parkside. Includes instruction on study skills, test taking strategies, an overview of student services provides on campus and how to effectively use them, and specific information on majors, colleges, and career/educational planning.

Prerequisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

UWP 200  |  Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio Development  |  1 cr

Provides an overview of prior learning portfolio development by guiding students through the process of assessing prior learning experience and creating a written reflection on how that learning supports a claim for credit for a specific course. Credit/No Credit grading basis.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

UWP 293  |  Career Exploration and Professional Development  |  2 cr

Provide opportunity to explore, connect, and apply key aspects of career exploration and professional development. Emphasizes assessments, exploring careers, investigating academic options, and setting career goals.

Prerequisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

UWP 294  |  Work-Based Learning  |  3 cr

Provides opportunity for analyzing and applying essential learning knowledge and skills to current work experience.

Prerequisites: None.

Offered: Yearly.

UWP 494  |  Cross-Disciplinary Internship  |  1-3 cr

Provides opportunity to explore a career field outside their discipline through internship. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits.

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.