General Studies Courses

General Studies Courses

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Find out if your previous General Studies credits from other Wisconsin technical colleges will transfer to WITC. Acceptable transfer courses will receive credit toward your degree requirements. 

Acceptable Transfer Courses

 


Mathematics

10804113
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Topics include: solving linear equations, graphing, percent, proportions, measurement systems, computational geometry, and right triangle trigonometry. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. Successful completion of College Technical Mathematics 1A and College Technical Mathematics 1B is the equivalent of College Technical Mathematics 1.
10804114
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course is a continuation of College Technical Mathematics 1A. Topics include: performing operations on polynomials, solving quadratic and rational equations, formula rearrangement, solving systems of equations, and oblique triangle trigonometry. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. Successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in College Technical Mathematics 1A is required for course enrollment. Successful completion of College Technical Mathematics 1A and College Technical Mathematics 1B is the equivalent of College Technical Mathematics 1. COREQUISITE: 10804113 College Technical Mathematics 1A.
10804123
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course integrates algebraic concepts, proportions, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, and basic statistics with business/consumer scenarios. It also applies math concepts to the purchasing/buying and selling processes.
10804133
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Students will apply mathematical problem solving techniques. Topics will include symbolic logic, sets, algebra, Boolean algebra, and number bases.
10804134
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course provides an alternative pathway to earning credit for a college level liberal arts mathematics course. All college students, regardless of their college major, need to be able to make reasonable decisions about fiscal, environmental, and health issues that require quantitative reasoning skills. An activity based approach is used to explore numerical relationships, graphs, proportional relationships, algebraic reasoning, and problem solving using linear, exponential and other mathematical models. Students will develop conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. This course is not designed for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) students and/or others who require calculus. This course may be used as the first of a two part sequence that ends with Quantitative Reasoning as the capstone general education math requirement.
10804138
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UGRD
| 2 CR
Following an arithmetic review, this course emphasizes those mathematical skills necessary for success in the nursing field and related health occupations. Emphasis will be placed on computational skills and applications of rational numbers; problem solving skills with ratios, proportions, and percents; basic principles and application of algebra, graphing, and statistics; measurement skills in U.S. Customary and Metric systems as well as apothecary and household systems; and the use of calculators as a tool.
10804189
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Students taking Introductory Statistics display data with graphs, describe distributions with numbers, perform correlation and regression analyses, and design experiments. They use probability and distributions to make predictions, estimate parameters, and test hypotheses. They draw inferences about relationships including ANOVA. Recommended Prerequisite: Introductory computer skills to include spreadsheets.
10804118
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UGRD
| 4 CR
This course offers algebra content with applications. Topics include properties of real numbers, order of operations, algebraic solution for linear equations and inequalities, operations with polynomial and rational expressions, operations with rational exponents and radicals, algebra of inverse, logarithmic and exponential functions. PREREQUISITE: 10804109 Pre-Algebra or any associate degree or college parallel level WTCS mathematics course.
10804196
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Topics include circular functions, graphing of trigonometry functions, identities, equations, trigonometric functions of angles, inverse functions, solutions of triangles complex numbers, DeMoivre's Theorem, polar coordinates, and vectors. PREREQUISITE: 10804118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications.
32804303
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course covers practical applications of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percent, proportion, and formula evaluation. The course also includes measurement, U.S. and metric systems of measurement, and basic geometry. PREREQUISITE: Established score on placement assessment or COREQUISITE:
76854750 Math Foundations for Trades.
32804313
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course is a continuation of Applied Math. A more thorough coverage of solving equations and rearranging formulas with special applications to formulas used in the mechanical technician programs. Other topics include a study of solid geometry and direct and inverse proportions for work with hydraulics and transmission studies. The course is team-taught with the core instructor and direct application of math skills taught will be assessed in the math class and during time spent with the core instructor. PREREQUISITE: 32804303 Applied Math.
32804325
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This technical diploma course begins with a short review of basic arithmetic skills and continues with the application of these skills. Problem solving involving fractional and decimal dimensions is emphasized. The course also includes introductory algebra with emphasis on utilization of formulas including work with signed numbers. First-degree equation solution is also emphasized.
32804334
|
UGRD
| 2 CR
This technical diploma course is a continuation of Applied Technical Math 1 . Topics covered include the basic geometry of plane and solid figures, right-triangle trigonometry, oblique-triangle trigonometry, and applications of these topics to trade and industry programs. PREREQUISITE: 32804325 Applied Technical Math 1.
32804335
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This technical diploma course is a continuation of Applied Technical Math 1. Topics covered include the basic geometry of plane and solid figures, right-triangle trigonometry, oblique-triangle trigonometry, and applications of these topics to trade and technical programs. Additional topics covered in this course are program specific. These topics include applications to machine shop formulas, Cartesian coordinates, point-to-point programming, land-surveying mathematics, and framing-square calculations. PREREQUISITE: 32804325 Applied Technical Math 1.

Science

10806112
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Prepares the student to develop sustainable literacy, analyze the interconnections among the physical and biological sciences and environmental systems, summarize the effects of sustainability on health and well-being, analyze connections among social, economic, and environmental systems, employ energy conservation strategies to reduce the use of fossil fuels, investigate alternative energy options, evaluate options to current waste disposal and recycling in the U.S., and analyze approaches used by your community to promote and implement sustainability.
10806114
|
UGRD
| 4 CR
Introduces general biological concepts and principles. Emphasis is on cell structure and function, genetics, evolution, and taxonomical relationships. Consideration is also given to diversity among the various kingdoms.
10806122
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Focuses on the history, philosophy, common concepts and current issues of natural science which has impacted the United States and global society. Explores processes required to analyze natural science issues. Learners correlate science issues to personal and professional experiences.
10806140
|
UGRD
| 1 CR
This is a combined lecture/laboratory course for those entering health occupations programs. You will study chemical bonds and the solution process; chemical reactions and chemical equilibria; and acids and bases. You will participate in labs where appropriate. No previous background in chemistry is required. Good math skills are helpful.
10806175
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This introductory course in pathophysiology covers topics related to alterations of homeostasis and the associated pathophysiological processes. Course studies include the processes involved that generate illness; signs and symptoms of commonly occurring illness states; and effects of disease processes on the cell. Review of normal homeostatic mechanisms is included. Study of these fundamental processes in relation to the pathophysiological processes can enable the students to apply this knowledge to clinical situations. PREREQUISITES: 10806179 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology and 10806197 Microbiology.
10806177
|
UGRD
| 4 CR
Examines basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology as they relate to health sciences. Using a body systems approach, the course emphasizes the interrelationships between structure and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization of the entire human body. It is intended to prepare health care professionals who need to apply basic concepts of whole body anatomy and physiology to informed decision-making and professional communication with colleagues and patients. This course includes a one-credit lab component that supports the course objectives. (This course also provides the foundation, and is prerequisite to, Advanced Anatomy and Physiology.) NOTE: Successful completion of a chemistry course within the last five years is highly recommended.
10806197
|
UGRD
| 4 CR
Examines microbial structure, metabolism, genetics, growth and the relationship between humans and microorganisms. Addresses disease production, epidemiology, host defense mechanisms and the medical impact of microbes. Examines the role of microbes in the environment, industry, and biotechnology. This course includes a one-credit lab component that supports the course objectives. PREREQUISITE: 10806177 General Anatomy and Physiology, preferably within the last five years.
10806198
|
UGRD
| 4 CR
This is an introductory course that emphasizes the structure of the human body and the functional interrelationships of the body's systems. Consideration is given to the human body and disease, human genetics, human ecology, and the role that humans play in the environment. The course consists of 3 hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab per week. Note: This course does not meet requirements for or substitute for General Anatomy and Physiology or Anatomy & Physiology I and II.
10806134
|
UGRD
| 4 CR
Covers the fundamentals of chemistry. Topics include the metric system, problem solving, periodic relationships, chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, properties of water; acids, bases, and salts; and gas laws.
10806179
|
UGRD
| 4 CR
Advanced Anatomy and Physiology is the second semester in a two-semester sequence in which normal human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. Instructional delivery within a classroom and laboratory setting. Experimentation within a science lab will include analysis of cellular metabolism, the individual components of body systems such as the nervous, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, and urinary. Continued examination of homeostatic mechanisms and their relationship to fluid, electrolyte, acid-base balance and blood. Integration of genetics to human reproduction and development are also included in this course. PREREQUISITE: 10806177 General Anatomy and Physiology, preferably within the last five years.

Behavioral Science

10809159
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
The course in Abnormal Psychology surveys the essential features, possible causes, and assessment and treatment of the various types of abnormal behavior from the viewpoint of the major theoretical perspectives in the field of abnormal psychology. Students will be introduced to the diagnosis system of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). In addition, the history of the psychology of abnormality will be traced. Cultural and social perspectives in understanding and responding to abnormal behavior will be explored as well as current topics and issues within abnormal psychology. PREREQUISITE: 10809198 Introduction to Psychology.
10809188
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Developmental Psychology is the study of human development throughout the lifespan. This course explores developmental theory and research with an emphasis on the interactive nature of the biological, cognitive, and psychosocial changes that affect the individual from conception to death. Application activities and critical thinking skills will enable students to gain an increased knowledge and understanding of themselves and others.
10809198
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors, and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social, and vocational settings.
32809380
|
UGRD
| 2 CR
Improve intrapersonal and interpersonal skills in high demand by employers to enhance life-long learning both professionally and personally. Areas that are highlighted include providing excellent customer service in a diverse workplace, working ethically, improving motivation, applying critical thinking skills, and managing difficult situations.

Communications

10801196
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication, and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities, and other projects.
10801198
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process, form the basis of the course.
10801197
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
The student will prepare and present oral and written technical reports. Types of reports may include lab and field reports, proposals, technical letters and memos, technical research reports, and case studies. Designed as an advanced communication course for students who have completed at least the prerequisite introductory writing course.
32801361
|
UGRD
| 2 CR
This basic communication course focuses on effective listening, speaking, reading, and writing in life and at work. Students demonstrate their skills both individually and in groups. Students also produce such employment documents as a cover letter, a resume, and a preliminary job portfolio.
10801136
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research, and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.
32801362
|
UGRD
| 2 CR
This course focuses on building effective professional and personal communication skills. Students will practice, prepare, and deliver program-specific written documents, presentations, and interpersonal communication scenarios for diverse audiences. The course also examines the importance of community and engagement, and includes best practices in Computer-Mediated Communication. PREREQUISITE: 32801361 Applied Communications

Social Science

10809122
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Introduces American political processes and Institutions. Focuses on rights and responsibilities of citizens and the process of participatory democracy. Learners examine the complexity of the separation of powers and checks and balances. Explores the role of the media, interest groups, political parties, and public opinion in the political process. Also explores the role of state and national government in our federal system.
10809166
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought. Diverse ethical perspectives will be used to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior, and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.
10809172
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Introduces learners to the study of diversity from a local to a global environment using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Encourages self-exploration and prepares the learner to work in a diverse environment. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relations in a multicultural context, the primary topics of race, ethnicity, age, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability, religion are explored.
10809174
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Explores the causes of and possible solutions to selected social problems, such as inequality, crime and deviance, and poverty. Students will examine the interrelationship of social problems and their roots in fundamental societal institutions.
10809195
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is designed to give an overview of how a market-oriented economic system operates, and it surveys the factors which influence national economic policy. Basic concepts and analyses are illustrated by reference to a variety of contemporary problems and public policy issues. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.
10809196
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology: culture, socialization, social stratification, multi-culturalism, and the five institutions, including family, government, economics, religion, and education. Other topics include demography, deviance, technology, environment, social issues, social change, social organization, and workplace issues.

Interdisciplinary

10890100
|
UGRD
| 1 CR
This course is designed to facilitate greater learner success affecting the academic, professional, and personal lives of students.
32890305
|
UGRD
| 2 CR
This course will allow the student to develop skills in research, evaluation, selection, and preparation of information resources useful to their career area. Students will use various information resources, including computer software applications to develop sound information research strategies. Students will be exposed to ethical use of information, information provided by various methods and stored in various management formats, communicating by e-mail, developing search and selection of information resources, analysis, and use of results. This discussion- and lab-based course will use individual and group work to search and share information resources. Competencies learned in this course will be able to be applied in other courses within your program and will continue to be valuable in lifelong learning.
10890116
|
UGRD
| 1 CR
Develop documents and skills to seek, obtain, and retain employment. Strengthen your professional image by developing self-awareness of elements affecting interpersonal and work relationships. Guidelines for determining appropriate grooming, dress, and poise will be covered. Personal life management along with career/life goal setting will be reinforced. This class should be taken in the last semester of the program.

Prepared Learner

10831103
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This transitional course prepares the student for enrollment in Written Communication and introduces basic principles of composition, including organization, development, unity, and coherence in paragraphs and multi-paragraph documents. This course cannot be used to meet any General Studies course requirements for graduation in a program.
10834109
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Provides an introduction to algebra. Includes operations on real numbers, solving linear equations, percent and proportion, and an introduction to polynomials and statistics. Prepares students for elementary algebra and subsequent algebra related courses. This course cannot be used to meet any General Studies course requirements for graduation in a program.
10838104
|
UGRD
| 2 CR
Provides learners with opportunities to develop and expand reading skills including comprehension and vocabulary. Learners apply reading skills to academic tasks and read to acquire information from a variety of sources.This course cannot be used to meet any General Studies course requirements for graduation in a program.
99831900
|
UGRD
| 2 CR
This transitional course prepares students for success in English Composition. Topics include basic principles of composition, including organization, development, unity, and coherence in paragraphs and multi-paragraph documents. This course cannot be used to meet any General Studies course requirements for graduation in a program. COREQUISITE: 10801136 English Composition 1

Basic Education Courses

Various levels of coursework are offered in the following areas:

  • English
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • English Language Learning (ELL)
  • Civics
  • Health
  • Employability Skills
  • GED/HSED Orientation

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