University Studies Course Descriptions

Art (B ART)

B ART 121 Introduction to Drawing (5) VLPA
Builds basic drawing skills, develops understanding of primary concepts which relate to drawing and develops an understanding of the grammar or syntax of two-dimensional language. Students move beyond their current knowledge and abilities and link new skills, concepts, and understandings to creative expressing.

Chinese (B CHIN)

B CHIN 101 First-Year Chinese (5)
Introduction to the standard language. Emphasis on learning correct pronunciation and basic structure. Drill in oral use of the language. Open only to students who do not have any previous training in Chinese.

B CHIN 102 First-Year Chinese (5)
Introduction to the standard language. Emphasis on learning correct pronunciation and basic structure. Drill in oral use of the language. Open only to students who do not have any previous training in Chinese. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in B CHIN 101.

B CHIN 103 First-Year Chinese (5)
Introduction to the standard language. Emphasis on learning correct pronunciation and basic structure. Drill in oral use of the language. Open only to students who do not have any previous training in Chinese. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in B CHIN 102.

French (BFRNCH)

BFRNCH 101 Elementary (5)
Methods and objectives are primarily oral-aural. Oral practice in the language laboratory is required. Prerequisite: score of 0-14 on FR TL placement test if French is language of admission.

BFRNCH 102 Elementary (5)
Methods and objectives are primarily oral-aural. Oral practice in the language laboratory is required. Prerequisite: either BFRNCH 101 or score of 15-30 on FR TL placement test.

BFRNCH 103 Elementary (5)
Methods and objectives are primarily oral-aural. Oral practice in the language laboratory is required. Prerequisite: either B FRNCH 102, FRENCH 110, or score of 31-56 on FR TL placement test.

Japanese (BJAPAN)

BJAPAN 111 First-Year Japanese (0/5, max. 5)
Elementary speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in modern Japanese. Recommended: score of 0-5 on JP 100A placement test if Japanese is language of admission.

BJAPAN 112 First-Year Japanese (0/5, max. 5)
Elementary speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in modern Japanese. Prerequisite: either BJAPAN 111 or score of 6-20 on JP 100A placement test.

BJAPAN 113 First-Year Japanese (0/5, max. 5)
Elementary speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in modern Japanese. Prerequisite: either BJAPAN 112 or score of 21-40 on JP 100A placement test.

BJAPAN 211 Second-Year Japanese (0/5) VLPA
Development of further skills in the spoken and written languages. Students must enroll in both a lecture and quiz section to receive credit. Prerequisite: BJAPAN 113.

BJAPAN 212 Second-Year Japanese (0/5) VLPA
Development of further skills in the spoken and written languages. Students must enroll in both a lecture and quiz section to receive credit. Prerequisite: BJAPAN 211.

BJAPAN 213 Second-Year Japanese (0/5) VLPA
Development of further skills in the spoken and written languages. Students must enroll in both a lecture and quiz section to receive credit. Prerequisite: BJAPAN 212.

Spanish (B SPAN)

B SPAN 101 Elementary (5)
Methods and objectives are primarily oral-aural. Language laboratory is required. Prerequisite: score of 0-15 on SP100A placement test if Spanish is language of admission.

B SPAN 102 Elementary (5)
Methods and objectives are primarily oral-aural. Language laboratory is required. Prerequisite: either B CUSP 164, or score of 16-44 on SP100A placement test.

B SPAN 103 Elementary (5)
Methods and objectives are primarily oral-aural. Language laboratory is required. Prerequisite: either B CUSP 165, SPAN 110 or score of 45-69 on SP100A placement test.

B SPAN 201 Intermediate (5) VLPA
Intensive practice in speaking, reading, and writing. Review of Spanish grammar. Oral practice based on literary and cultural readings. Prerequisite: either B SPAN 103, score of 70-100 on SP100A placement test, minimum score of 51 on SP TL placement test, or score of 0-75 on SP200A placement test.

B SPAN 202 Intermediate (5) VLPA
Intensive practice in speaking, reading, and writing. Review of Spanish grammar. Oral practice based on literary and cultural readings. Prerequisite: either BSPAN 201 or score of 76-145 on SP200A placement test.

B SPAN 203 Intermediate (5) VLPA
Intensive practice in speaking, reading, and writing. Review of Spanish grammar. Oral practice based on literary and cultural readings. Prerequisite: either B SPAN 202, or score of 146-165 on SP200A placement test

Center for University Studies and Programs (B CUSP)

B CUSP 098 Intermediate Algebra (0)
Intermediate algebra equivalent to third semester of high school algebra. Instruction provided by community colleges on UWB campus. Extra fee required.

B CUSP 101 Discovery Core I: Composition (5) C
Offers an interdisciplinary approach to composition, including generating a compelling topic; the articulation of a thesis; the development of supporting evidence; the ability to draw conclusions from the evidence, clear organization of the essay, correct mechanics; awareness of audience, and knowledge of resources for research. Co-requisite: either B CUSP 104, B CUSP 107, or B CUSP 110.
Instructor Course Description: Michael L. Goldberg

B CUSP 104 Discovery Core I: The Arts (5) VLPA
Examines an important social issue such as ecology, art, political change, the power of media, educational reform, or the role of science in contemporary culture through interdisciplinary investigation, and the lens of the visual, literary, and performing arts. Co-requisite: either B CUSP 101, B CUSP 107, or B CUSP 110.
Instructor Course Description: Gray M Kochhar-Lindgren

B CUSP 107 Discovery Core I: Individuals and Society (5) I&S
Through collaborative and interdisciplinary learning, students develop a knowledge base, skills, habits of inquiry, and imaginative vision. Focuses on individuals, society. Co-requisite: either B CUSP 101, B CUSP 104, or B CUSP 110.
Instructor Course Description: Rebecca M Price

B CUSP 110 Discovery Core I: The Natural World (5) NW,QSR
Examines an important social issue such as ecology, the role of technology in society, bioethics, or global and local health concerns through interdisciplinary investigation, and the disciplined scientific study of the natural world.

B CUSP 115 Discovery Core II: Individuals and Society (5) I&S
Addresses an important social issue through an interdisciplinary perspective, continues to build creative and critical skills, and focuses on the relationship between the individual and society.
Instructor Course Description: Nives Dolsak

B CUSP 116 Discovery Core II: The Natural World (5) NW,QSR
Addresses an important social issue through an interdisciplinary perspective; builds creative and critical skills of writing, analysis, and quantitative reasoning; and explores, through scientific methods, one aspect of the natural world.
Instructor Course Description: Charles F Jackels

B CUSP 117 Discovery Core II: Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (5, max. 10) VLPA
Examines an important social issue such as ecology, art, political change, the power of media, educational reform, or the role of science in contemporary culture through interdisciplinary investigation and the lens of the visual, literary, and performing arts.
Instructor Course Description: Andrea H. Kovalesky Gray M Kochhar-Lindgren

B CUSP 123 Functions, Models, and Quantitative Reasoning (5) NW,QSR
Explores the concept of a mathematical function and its applications. Explores real world examples and problems to enable students to create mathematical models that help them understand the world in which they live. Each idea will be represented symbolically, numerically, graphically, and verbally. Prerequisite: sufficient score on UWB Math Assessment.
Instructor Course Description: Nicole A Hoover

B CUSP 124 Calculus I: Origins and Early Developments (5) NW,QSR
Develops modern calculus by investigating the questions, problems, and ideas that motivated its discovery and practice. Studies the real number system and functions defined on it, focusing on limits, area and tangent calculations, properties and applications of the derivative, and the notion of continuity. Emphasizes problem-solving and mathematical thinking. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in B CUSP 123 or equivalent, or sufficient score on UWB Math Assessment.
Instructor Course Description: Peter J. Littig Michael D Stiber

B CUSP 125 Calculus II: Foundations and the Emergence of Modern Analysis (5) NW,QSR
Focuses on the historical emergence of modern calculus, the Fundamental Theorem, area, volume, and area length calculations, properties and applications of the integral, infinite series, Taylor and Fourier expansions, and the Weierstrass definition of limit. Emphasizes problem-solving and mathematical thinking. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in B CUSP 124, score of 3 on AP MAB or AP MBC exams.

B CUSP 131 Special Topics in First-Year Learning (1-5, max. 10)
Text Offered: .Various topics designed to respond to curricular interests and needs for first-year students.

B CUSP 132 Portfolio Assessment (2)
Evaluates the progress of students toward the lower division learning goals at the completion the Freshman year through self-reflection, peer-review, and faculty assessment.
Instructor Course Description: Alan Leong

B CUSP 133 Freshman Interest Group (3)
Provides a range of educational experiences that are able to move both within and beyond the traditional classroom. Experiences include options such as participation in undergraduate research, community engagement, and on-campus groups organized around themes of common interest.
Instructor Course Description: Gray M Kochhar-Lindgren Alan Leong Robert Joseph Turner Warren G. Gold

B CUSP 134 Interdisciplinary Writing (5) C
Offers an interdisciplinary approach to composition, including generating a compelling topic; the articulation of a thesis; the development of supporting evidence; the ability to draw conclusions from the evidence, clear organization of the essay, correct mechanics; awareness of audience, and knowledge of resources for research.

B CUSP 140 Scientific Journeys (5) NW,QSR
Offers introductory practice in laboratory and quantitative techniques, a history of one or more of the sciences and reflection on the relationship between science and its function in the larger society.
Instructor Course Description: Rebecca M Price

B CUSP 142 General Chemistry (5) NW,QSR
For science and engineering majors. Atomic nature of matter, stoichiometry, periodic table, quantum concepts, and gas laws. Includes laboratory. Recommended: high school chemistry and placement into B CUSP 123 or higher.

B CUSP 143 General Physics (4) NW, QSR
Basic principles of physics presented without use of calculus. Suitable for students majoring in technically oriented fields other than engineering or the physical sciences. Mechanics.. Recommended: working knowledge of algebra and trigonometry; one year high school physics; concurrent registration in B CUSP 146.

B CUSP 144 General Physics (4) NW, QSR
Basic principles of physics presented without use of calculus. Suitable for students majoring in technically oriented fields other than engineering or the physical sciences. Heat and electromagnetism. Prerequisite: B CUSP 143; recommended: concurrent registration in B CUSP 118.

B CUSP 145 General Physics (4) NW, QSR
Basic principles of physics presented without use of calculus. Suitable for students majoring in technically oriented fields other than engineering or the physical sciences. Sound, light, and modern physics. Prerequisite: B CUSP 145; recommended: concurrent registration in B CUSP 119. Offered: AWSpS.

B CUSP 146 General Physics Laboratory (1) NW
Mechanics laboratory. Credit/no credit only.. Prerequisite: B CUSP 143 which may be taken concurrently. Offered: AWSpS.

B CUSP 147 General Physics Laboratory (1) NW
Heat and electromagnetism laboratory. Credit/no credit only. Prerequisite: B CUSP 144 which may be taken concurrently. Offered: AWSpS.

B CUSP 148 General Physics Laboratory (1) NW
Sound, light, and modern physics laboratory. Credit/no credit only. Prerequisite: B CUSP 145 which may be taken concurrently. Offered: AWSpS.

B CUSP 152 General Chemistry (5) NW
Energy, enthalpy and thermochemistry, spontaneity, entropy and free energy, electrochemistry, quantum mechanics and atomic theory, general concepts of bonding. Includes laboratory. Prerequisite: 1.7 in B CUSP 142.
Instructor Course Description: Daniel A Jaffe

B CUSP 162 General Chemistry (5) NW
Covalent bonding, chemical kinetics, liquids and solids, properties of solutions, the elements in groups 1A-4A, the elements in groups 5A-8A, transition metals and coordination chemistry, and organic chemistry. Includes laboratory. Prerequisite: 1.7 in B CUSP 152.

B CUSP 170 Introduction to Psychology (5) I&S
Surveys major areas of psychological science. Core topics include human social behavior, personality, psychological disorders and treatment, learning, memory, human development, biological influences, and research methods. Related topics may include sensation, perception, states of consciousness, thinking, intelligence, language, motivation, emotion, stress and health, cross-cultural psychology, and applied psychology.

B CUSP 175 Introduction to American Government (5) I&S
Examines the major institutions and processes of American government, including civil liberties and rights, federalism, Congress, the presidency, the judiciary, executive branch, political parties and elections, interest groups, and civic engagement.

B CUSP 176 Introduction to Global Economy (5) I&S,QSR
Provides intellectual frameworks for common concerns about globalization, competition, trade, transnational corporations, migration, and other contemporary questions. Emphasizes mastery of relevant data and the ability to connect data to analysis and argument.
Instructor Course Description: Colin Danby

B CUSP 187 Introduction to Literary Analysis (5) VLPA Goldberg, Goldstein, Kochhar-Lindgren, Watts
Examines how literary texts create meaning and emotion. Identifies literary elements and explain their use within formal structures in order to appreciate the pleasures and complexities of literary expression, and their usefulness in other arenas. Instructors may focus on specific genres or topics.

B CUSP 188 Topics in Asian Cultures (5) VLPA/I&S Goldberg, Goldstein, Kochhar-Lindren, Watts
Introduces the traditional arts, cultures, and history of countries of Asia. Emphasizes the interaction between culture and geography, politics, economies, and social structures that shape, and are shaped by cultural processes and products. Specific countries varies with the instructor and quarter offered.

B CUSP 189 Myth, Ritual, and Culture (5) VLPA/I&S
Introduces the concepts of ritual, myth, symbols, and the construction of meaning in fields such as psychology, anthropology, performance studies, theater, and religions studies, focusing on the formation of rituals and their functions in different social contexts.
Instructor Course Description: Mark V Calogero

B CUSP 190 Contemporary Literature (5) VLPA
Critically engages with contemporary fiction, poetry, drama, cross-genre writing, or new media texts to investigate questions such as methods of interpretation, cultural identity, historiography, gender formations, or political analysis.
Instructor Course Description: Linda S Watts

B CUSP 191 Art and Public Spaces (5) VLPA
Examines works from across the arts: painting, writing, film, architecture, theater, new media. Explores their relationship to public spaces such as museums, site-specific structures, galleries, and exhibitions, as well as the history of their public reception. Includes site visits.
Instructor Course Description: Linda S Watts

B CUSP 192 Cross-Cultural Philosophies and Religions (5) I&S
A cross cultural examination of philosophical and religious perspectives on basic questions of human life such as meaning, reality, knowledge, and action, with the aim of developing a sense of the rich complexity of varying cultural and interpretive traditions.

B CUSP 193 Introduction to Philosophy (5) I&S
Major philosophical questions relating to such matters as the existence of God, the foundations of knowledge, the nature of reality, and the nature of morality. Approach may be either historical or topical.

B CUSP 197 Studio Arts: Dance, Theater, Music, and InterArts Performance (2, max. 6) VLPA
Develops skills in a variety of studio arts in order to enhance student ability as a performer, arts creator, educator, or in applied areas of creativity.
Instructor Course Description: Joseph L Lavy Kory Perigo

B CUSP 200 Introduction to Microeconomics (5) I&S, QSR
Analysis of markets: consumer demand, production, exchange, the price system, resource allocation, government intervention. Recommended: B CUSP 123.

B CUSP 201 Introduction to Macroeconomics (5) I&S, QSR
Analysis of the aggregate economy: national income, inflation, business fluctuations, unemployment, monetary system, federal budget, international trade and finance. Prerequisite: B CUSP 200; recommended: B CUSP 123.

B CUSP 202 Introduction to Law (5) I&S
Introduction to the structure of the legal system. Covers how the United States legal system reflects and forms social values; resolves disputes; deals with criminal procedures; addresses torts and contracts; and examines the functioning of the Constitution.

B CUSP 237 Organic Chemistry (4) NW
First course for students planning to take three quarters of organic chemistry. Structure, nomenclature, reactions, and synthesis of the main types of organic compounds. No organic laboratory accompanies this course. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.7 in B CUSP 162.

B CUSP 238 Organic Chemistry (4) NW
Second course for students planning to take three quarters of organic chemistry. Further discussion of physical properties and transformations of organic molecules, especially aromatic and carbonyl compounds. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.7 in B CUSP 237.

B CUSP 239 Organic Chemistry (3) NW
Third course for students planning to take three quarters of organic chemistry. Polyfunctional compounds and natural products, lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Includes introduction to membranes, enzyme mechanisms, prosthetic groups, macromolecular conformations and supramolecular architecture. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.7 in B CUSP 238.

B CUSP 241 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (3) NW
Introduction to organic laboratory techniques. Preparation of representative compounds. Designed to be taken with B CUSP 238. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.7 in B CUSP 162; minimum grade of 1.7 in B CUSP 238, which may be taken concurrently.

B CUSP 242 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (3) NW
Preparations and qualitative organic analysis. Designed to be taken with B CUSP 239. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.7 in B CUSP 238; minimum grade of 1.7 in B CUSP 239, which may be taken concurrently.