Intrauniversity courses are designed to prepare students, regardless of the college in which their major belongs, to develop oral and written communication skills, experience community service in a meaningful way, and expand overall career and academic development.
New Student Seminar
The New Student Seminar is designed to help freshmen and transfers students make a successful transition to UW-Whitewater. First year students who take this course are more likely to return for their sophomore year and have a higher graduation rate than those who don't take the course.
The goals of this seminar are:
CONNECT with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
- Become familiar with student services that support your transition to the university.
- Explore personal, academic and career goals.
- Reflect on personal values and identity and recognize the diversity of our campus community.
ACHIEVE academic success
- Develop critical and creative thinking skills.
- Practice effective and appropriate communication skills.
- Examine the purposes of higher education and the value of a liberal education.
SUCCEED in a changing world
- Learn and apply strategies for personal success, academic success and lifelong learning.
- Understand your rights and responsibilities as a student and community member.
- Recognize the personal, social and environmental impact of your choices.
INTRAUNV 104 NEW STUDENT SEMINAR (GI) 1 Units
This course is designed to help facilitate a positive adjustment to the first year of college through the development of both written and oral communication skills, critical thinking skills, and group presentation skills. Students will: explore the purposes of higher education and its potential outcomes; develop skills of social interaction, self-awareness, and personal development through team projects and class presentations, attendance at university events, and programs promoting an appreciation of diversity; review the university's resources, policies, and procedures; investigate personal interests and strengths while setting academic and personal goals; and learn effective skills to help them cope with the world around them.
PREREQ: OPEN TO FRESHMEN ONLY
INTRAUNV 124 SERVICE LEARNING & LEADERSHIP 1 Units
This course is designed for learning community students, as an opportunity to maintain contact with instructors from linked fall/spring courses, engage in service in the surrounding community and receive training in leadership. This course will directly focus on the Liberal Education America's Promise (LEAP) Essential Learning Outcome (ELO) of Personal and Social Responsibility. Prereq: Consent of Instructor.
INTRAUNV 144 CAREER AND ACADEMIC PLANNING 1 Units
This class is designed to provide students with an approach to career and academic development that includes career assessment, educational/career research, clarification of majors and career interests. Students will also learn about school and work related decision-making and goal setting processes.
INTRAUNV 244 CONSUMERS AND CULTURE (GI) 3 Units
The history of consumption and its associated values, the study of subcultures and their buying behaviors, and the effect of consumer activism on the ways that business operates will comprise the major topics of the course. Discussion, writing, and research will help students make the material relevant to their own lives.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 AND GENED 140 PREREQ
INTRAUNV 246 BUSINESS ETHICS (GI) 3 Units
A critical examination and discussion of ethical issues and problems which arise within all areas of business. Topics such as the morality of capitalism, ethics in the marketplace, business and the environment, and the ethics of job discrimination will be considered.
INTRAUNV 300 CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING PORTFOLIO COURSE Repeatable 1.5-4.5 Units
The Credit for Prior Learning Portfolio Course offers adult students and veterans the opportunity to demonstrate, through portfolio, college-level learning they have already done but not earned credit for. Students who build successful portfolios can earn credit for up to three courses offered at UW-W. Prereq: Must be adult student (above 25) or military vet; approval of instructor.
INTRAUNV 490 WORKSHOP Repeatable 1-3 Units
Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques.
INTRAUNV 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.
PREREQ: JUNIOR/SENIOR STATUS OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR
INTRAUNV 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.
INTRAUNV 497 INDEPENDENT STUDIES Repeatable 1-12 Units
INTRAUNV 498R INDEPENDENT STUDIES Repeatable 1 Units
Study of a selected topic or topics in undergraduate research under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.