Interdisciplinary Majors and Minors - L&S

The College of Letters and Sciences offers a wide range of interdisciplinary majors, minors and certificates.  More information on any of these programs can be obtained from the L&S Advising Office, 4900 Laurentide Hall (lsadvise@uww.edu, 262-472-1550). 

L&S Interdepartmental Courses

LSINDP 100   FOREIGN FILM APPRECIATION (GH)   Repeatable   1 Units

This course seeks to expand the cinematic horizon of course participants and to expose them to historical, social, economic, and political issue of foreign cultures through film.

LSINDP 291   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.

LSINDP 399   CAREER INFORMATION IN LETTERS & SCIENCES   1 Units

Offered on a satisfactory/no credit basis only. Career information specifically for Letters & Sciences majors, focuses on self-analysis in preparation for the job search, resume-writing and interviewing. Particular attention will be given to career opportunities, the value of the degree program and possibilities for graduate study.
PREREQ: SOPHOMORE STATUS

LSINDP 490   WORKSHOP   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques. Repeatable

LSINDP 491   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad. Repeatable

LSINDP 494   SEMINAR   Repeatable   1-3 Units

An advanced level undergraduate seminar that offers broad opportunities for study of university-wide issues with small group discussion. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 units.

LSINDP 496   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

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. Repeatable

LSINDP 497   EXCHANGE STUDY   Repeatable   0.5-12 Units

Variable topics.

LSINDP 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

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

Peace and Justice Studies Courses

PAX 200   INTRODUCTION TO PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE   3 Units

Introduction to Peace and Social Justice teaches an interdisciplinary approach to understanding peace -- as more than the absence of war. It explores mulitple ways to create the conditions where social justice can flourish from global to local levels. Themes: non-violence, conflict resolution, human rights, environmental sustainability, and social inequallity
PREREQ: COMPLETION OF GENED 120, GENED 130 OR GENED 140
CROSS-LISTED: PAX 200, POLISCI 200, SOCIOLGY

PAX 375   RESTORATIVE JUSTICE   3 Units

This course offers an overview of Restorative Justice including a consideration of definitions, cultural roots, theoretical orgins, key principles, models and practices, global conflicts and peaceful resolutions, controversial issues, and future directions. The course also provides a critical assessment of the potential of Restorative Justice as well as its limitations.
PREREQ: SOCIOLGY 276 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR
CROSS-LISTED: PAX 375 AND SOCIOLGY 375

PAX 488   SPECIAL TOPICS IN PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE   3 Units

The Capstone Special Topics teaches interdisciplinary analytical approaches to peace and social justice. Based on the sponsoring department, the topics under investigation will vary. Students will learn peace-building skills through theoretical and practical exercises and active participation in the face of fundamental environmental, economic and human crises.
PREREQ: SOPHOMORE STATUS OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

PAX 490   WORKSHOP   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques. Repeatable

PAX 491   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad. Repeatable

PAX 496   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

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. Repeatable

PAX 497   EXCHANGE STUDY   Repeatable   1-12 Units

Variable topics.

PAX 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

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

Public Health Courses

PUBHLTH 101   INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH (GI)   3 Units

The course introduces students to teh study of public health and teaches core concepts, practices, and issues in public health. Within an interdisciplinary population perspective, students will critically examine the connections between patterns of health adn disease, social conditions, public policies, and helathcare institutions, from the local to global levels.

PUBHLTH 220   INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY (GM)   3 Units

Introduction to basic principles of tracking changes in health indicators and problems in modern society. We will cover both current and historical cases to learn techniques of gathering information, analysis, and application. Problems will include infectious diseases, environmental problems, and other areas of concern in population health.
PREREQ: MATH 141 OR WAIVER OF MATH 141
CROSS-LISTED: BIOLOGY 220/PUBHLTH 220

PUBHLTH 350   TOPICS IN GLOBAL HEALTH (GI)   Repeatable   3 Units

This revolving topics course examines selected issues in global health from varying disciplinary perspectives. Students will become familiar with core global health concepts, methods, and debates, with a particular focus on low resource countries and vulnerable populations. Repeatable with a change of topic.
PREREQ: SOPHOMORE STATUS

PUBHLTH 493   INTERNSHIP   Repeatable   1-3 Units

PUBHLTH 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY   1-3 Units

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