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Liberal Arts - Associate of Arts

2017-18

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2018-19

University Transfer Degree - Associate of Arts Curriculum Checklist

2019-20

University Transfer Degree - Associate of Arts Curriculum

English - 6 Credits

WITC Courses

10801136
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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.

Nicolet College Courses

20801219
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Develops expository writing and critical thinking skills, including clarity, concision, concreteness, and completeness of expression, supported by reasoning, organization, and language conventions.
20801223
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Advances composition skills, emphasizing well-reasoned argumentative research papers. Prerequisite: 20-801-219 or 10-801-195 with a grade of "C" or better.

Speech - 3 Credits

WITC Courses

10801198
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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.

Nicolet College Courses

20810201
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Examines theory and process of communication, the role of speech in self-development, the art of persuasion, topic selection, the use of research-based evidence, and audience analysis. Includes organizing speech content, speech delivery and critique via presentation of informative and persuasive speeches and development of effective extemporaneous speaking style. Students gain self confidence, proficiency, and poise.

Humanities - 12 Credits

Must include courses in at least two disciplines: art, history, journalism/writing, music, philosophy, theatre/film or world language. 

WITC Courses

10809122
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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
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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.

Nicolet College Courses

20815201
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Explores the purpose of art as it relates to history, our society, and the issues of visual perception.
20815230
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UGRD
| 3 CR
A survey of Native American visual arts from historical to contemporary. Includes historical, cultural, and aesthetic overviews, a survey of traditional arts produced by tribes in each major geographic region, and a survey of contemporary Native American fine art.
20803215
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Surveys U.S. political, social, and economic development from the pre-colonial era to the post-Civil War period. Emphasizes reading, writing, and discussion.
20803219
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Surveys U.S. political, social, and economic development from the post-Civil War era to the present. Emphasizes reading, writing, and discussion.
20809217
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Introduces fields of philosophy, philosophical reasoning, and the history of philosophy. Developed the ability to think, speak, argue, and write critically about complex and general issues. Topics vary and may include cross-cultural philosophies, epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, logic and critical reasoning, as well as clarification about the roles and philosophy, religion, and science. Lecture.
20809220
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course surveys several problems of Western theology and examines them from a variety of philosophical perspectives. Major topics include arguments pertaining to God's existence and nature, the relationship between faith and reason, and problem of evil. Class readings will focus on classical formulations and solutions to these traditional problems. Because philosophy is not merely an intellectual exercise, students will be encouraged to contribute their own voices and experiences to these ongoing matters of faith, reason, and religion.
20809225
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Explores contemporary moral problems including animal rights, capital punishment, environmental ethics, euthanasia, job discrimination, sexual harassment, affirmative action, reproductive choices, race and ethnicity, world hunger, and poverty.
20801255
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Presents the major literacy genres-poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and drama-and their distinct characteristics. Students will be introduced to principal literary themes, relevant critical approaches, and various literary traditions and cultures. This course enhances appreciation of literature and prepares students for further literary study.
20803258
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Surveys the diversity of the human experience by examining the development and contributions of various civilizations. Emphasizes reading, writing, and discussion.
20803259
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Surveys the development of the human community by examining the development, contributions, and interactions of various civilizations. Emphasizes reading, writing, and discussion.

Social Science - 12 Credits

Must include courses in at least two disciplines: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology or sociology.

WITC Courses

10809122
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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.
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
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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.
10809188
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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.
10809195
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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
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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.
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.

Nicolet College Courses

20809212
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Examines physical and cultural patterns based on the development of physiographic regions. Emphasizes resources, agriculture, climate, economic, and urban development.
20809215
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Introduces to regional geography of the world. Emphasizes relationships with, and uses of, the physical and economic world.
20809251
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Surveys the methods, principles, and theories of psychology as they are applied to understanding, predicting, and modifying human behavior. Essential theoretical perspectives, including cognitive, humanistic, socio-cultural, psychodynamic, learning, and biological/evolutionary inform an understanding of key topics in psychology, among which may include the brain and behavior, development, emotion, memory, motivation, personality, psychological disorders, sensation and perception, thinking, and intelligence. Upon completion, students will be well prepared for more advanced study in the field of contemporary psychology.
20809252
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Study of human development throughout the lifespan. 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.
20809254
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Explores the psychological theories of development and learning related to education and teaching. Covers the unique diversity of students that we teach as well as exceptionalities. Students examine learning theory and instructional practice as well as issues of motivation and classroom management. Classroom planning and assessment methods and techniques are evaluated.
20809271
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Studies of human society, including the individual, culture, society, social inequality, social institutions, and social change in the modern world.
20809275
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Examines marriage and family relationships in current American society: preparation for marriage, potential problem areas, family planning, divorce, and reconstituted family roles.
20809287
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This beginning course focuses on the economy as a whole and how it affects individuals and businesses. With an emphasis on contemporary issues, the course covers the essentials of the market system, alternative economic systems, macroeconomic indicators including GDP, employment, and inflation, business cycles, the money and banking system, fiscal and monetary policy, international trade, and the economic issues of developing nations. The goal of the course is to help students understand current national and international economic issues and the impacts of government economic policies both within our own nation and abroad.
20809291
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This beginning course analyzes individual and business decision making as well as government policy effects on businesses and individuals. The course covers supply, demand, elasticity, consumer behavior, business costs of production, market structures, labor and other resource markets, and international trade effects on businesses and individuals. The goal of the course is to help students improve individual decision-making, understand the behavior of consumers, the basics of business decision-making, and the impact of government intervention in the market.

Mathematics - 3–4 credits 

Natural Science - 7–8 credits

Requires a total of 10 or more credits in these two fields.

WITC Math Courses

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.
10804189
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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.

WITC Science Courses

10806112
|
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.
10806134
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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.
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.
10806179
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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.
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.

Nicolet College Math Courses

20804220
|
UGRD
| 4 CR
Studies the construction and resulting properties of the real number system. Students simplify and factor algebraic expressions using fundamental laws and order of operations; solve first and second degree equations and inequalities in one variable, systems of equations, and exponential and logarithmic equations; graph first degree and second degree equations and inequalities in two variables; and solve equations involving rational expressions, fractional exponents and radicals. Prerequisite: 10-834-110 with a grade of "C" or better, one year of high school algebra with a grade of "C" or better, or suitable UW Math Placement Test score.
20804227
|
UGRD
| 4 CR
Covers mathematics content necessary for prospective early childhood and elementary teachers. Topics include foundational and historical concepts from arithmetic and algebra. Prerequisite: 20-804-220 with a grade of "C" or better, two years of high school algebra with a grade of "C" or better, or suitable score on the UW Math Placement Test.
20804230
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Studies statistical techniques for the systematic collection, presentation, analysis and interpretation of data. Studies statistical inference, including confidence intervals, Types I and II errors, hypothesis testing. Also includes descriptive statistics, basic probability theory, the Central Limit Theorem, distributions, linear regression, and correlation. May require use of a graphing calculator or computer software. Prerequisite: 10-834-110 with a grade of "C" or better, one year of high school algebra with a grade of "C" or better, or suitable UW Math Placement Test score.
20804237
|
UGRD
| 4 CR
Includes concepts of proportionality, statistics and probability, plane geometry, the geometry of solids, and measurement. Prerequisite: 20-804-220 with a grade of "C" or better, two years of high school algebra with a grade of "C" or better, or suitable score on the UW Math Placement Test.
20804250
|
UGRD
| 4 CR
Intended to develop analytic reasoning and the ability to solve quantitative problems. Topics to be covered include construction and interpretation of graphs, functional relationships and mathematical modeling, descriptive statistics, basic probability, geometry, and spatial visualizations. This is a suitable final mathematics course for students who do not intend to take Calculus. Prerequisite: 20-804-220 with a grade of "C" or better, two years of high school algebra with a grade of "C" or better, or suitable score on the UW Math Placement Test or instructor consent.

Nicolet College Science Courses

20806240
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Introduces aspects of chemistry that are important for the life sciences, including the study of biochemical processes using atomic theories, structure-reactivity relationships, and thermodynamics.

Health/Wellness/PE - 1 Credit

Nicolet College Recommended Courses

20807201
|
UGRD
| 2 CR
Examines the relationship of physical fitness and activity to healthy lifestyles and wellness. Students plan and implement a personal fitness and nutrition program.

Diversity & Ethnic Studies

Credits can be satisfied by appropriate Humanities/Social Science course; courses that meet this requirement may also count toward degree requirements in Science, Humanities, or Social Science; these credits are not in addition to the 60 credits required for the degree.

World Language

May be met with one year H.S. or one college semester.

Nicolet College Recommended Course

20802217
|
UGRD
| 4 CR
Designed for students with no previous training in the language. Emphasizes development of basic communicative skills through practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Stresses vocabulary and grammar to enhance students' ability to speak and write in Spanish. Study of customs and values provides an increased awareness of the Spanish-speaking cultures. On completion, students are able to participate in uncomplicated conversations on everyday topics.

Electives - 12–16 Credits

WITC Option

Any University Transfer course beyond minimum requirements; maximum 12 credits from 2-year occupational/applied associate degree programs may be used.

Nicolet College Option

Any University Transfer Liberal Arts course beyond the minimum requirements. One credit of health and PE beyond the health/wellness/PE credit may be selected.

Program Requirements - 60 Credits

Only select Nicolet College courses are listed above. To see all possible Nicolet course options and course descriptions for this program, visit their website. 

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