SOE Online Courses for Summer 2019

Even if you can’t stay on campus, you can continue your education over the summer. Check out our selection of online courses. 

DEPARTMENTCOURSE NUMBERCOURSE TITLEINSTRUCTORSDATESCREDITSDESCRIPTIONONLINEBreadth
ArtArt 108 Foundations in Contemporary Art Felice AmatoJune 24 - Aug 183Artists' formal, technical and expressive concerns; the principal ideas of movements which have significantly influenced the major tendencies in contemporary art. XHumanities
ArtArt 176 Digital Photography for Non-Art Majors Angela JohnsonMay 28 - july 214Introduction to tools, techniques and concepts of digital photography, with an emphasis on the workflow beginning with composition and image capture, to digital manipulation and enhancement, to the end goal of print or online publication. Students will develop a robust fundamental skill set in digital photography through lectures, readings, discussions, practical instruction, instructor review and group critiques. X
ArtArt 208 Current Directions in Art Felice AmatoJune 24 - Aug 183Examination of current artists' motivations, intentions, and processes and their relationship to general developments in contemporary artXHumanities
ArtArt 236 Bascom Course Rachel CarrollJune 17 - Aug 113A low-enrollment course developing skills in critical reading, logical thinking, use of evidence, and use of library resources. Emphasis on writing in the conventions of specific fields.XCommunications Gen Ed
ArtArt 236 Writing for and about the Arts Rachel CarrollJune 17 - Aug 113A low-enrollment course developing skills in critical reading, logical thinking, use of evidence, and use of library resources. Emphasis on writing in the conventions of specific fields. XCommunications Gen Ed
ArtArt 438 History of Graphic Design and Topography Dennis MillerMay 28 - July 213Examines the major developments and changes in graphic design and typography as the fields emerged and defined themselves during the last one hundred years.X
ArtArt 448 Continued Digital Photography for Non-Majors Angela JohnsonMay 28 - July 213-4X
ArtArt 448 Digital Animation Stephen HilyardMay 20 - June 163X
ArtArt 448 Digital Storytelling James MatthewsJune 24 - July 214X
C&ICURRIC 240 Critical Aspects of Teaching, Schooling, and Education Beth GilesJune 17 - Aug 113This course investigates aspects of social justice and equity as they relate to teaching, schooling and education. X
C&ICURRIC 277 Videogames and Learning Krista-Lee MaloneJune 17 - Aug 113Explores current research on videogames and learning. Students critically reflect on the intellectual and educational merits and drawbacks of videogames and how videogame culture shapes how individuals think and learn.XSocial Science
C&ICURRIC 537 Teaching Diverse Learners June 17 - Aug 113This course is designed to foster cultural awareness at the individual and institutional levels, and to promote equitable and anti-racist behaviors as well as social justice in educational practices. Enroll Info: Admission to Masters of Science in Professional Education (MSPE) programX
C&ICURRIC 620 Field Project in Library and Information Agencies: cross listed with Library and Information Services Debra ShapiroJune 17 - Aug 113Analysis of field experience through seminars, individual conferences, required reading and consultations with cooperating librarians and information specialists. Enrollment limited.X
C&ICURRIC 713 Technology Integration for Teaching and Learning June 17 - Aug 111-3This course provides a broad introduction to the field of Educational Communications and Technology (ECT) and attempts to balance theoretical inquiry with "hands on" design work. During the course, we will cover the theoretical foundations of ECT and explore new developments in technology, theory and practice. The goal is to open up new horizons for practicing and pre-service teachers to leverage technology for their own professional and personal empowerment through thinking systematically about technology and the classroom. X
C&ICURRIC 731 Collaborative Teamwork for Inclusive School Reform June 17 - Aug 113The process of collaboration and its multiple forms among professionals in the creation of inclusive school communities are critically examined. Various methods and tools for collaboration are explored that promote effective team relationships, problem solving, and co-planning of differentiated curriculum and instruction. Activities and projects are problem-based and focus on generating solutions to programmatic, student-specific, or school-wide issues related to inclusive education. Class participants acquire skills to engage in collaborative teamwork and act as change facilitators within a school system. Enroll Info: Admission to the Masters of Science for Professional Educators program, graduate standing, or consent of instructorX
C&ICURRIC 743 Educational Technology for Deep Language Learning Francois TochonJune 17 - Aug 111-3Critical understanding of recent developments in research related to educational technology and its implications for World Language Education and Second Language Acquisition. The course addresses the limits of instrumental reason and the need for reflective practice and theoretical wisdom for appropriate technology integration into teaching, global learning of other cultures, computer-assisted language learning (CALL), Computer-Mediated-Communication (CMC), learning languages in Multi-User Virtual Environments (MUVE), multimedia and emerging technologies in teaching languages and culture. X
Counseling PsychologyCoun Psy 125 A Wisconsin Experience Seminar Claire BarrettJune 17 - Aug 111Examine transition to UW Madison through exploration of the research university and the Wisconsin Experience. A variety of texts, including a novel and textbook will provide a context for discussion, writing, and experiential assignments. Twelve students per section, supportive environment. Enroll Info: Open to Fr or transfers onlyX
Counseling PsychologyCoun Psy 225 Coming to Terms with Cultural Diversity June 3 - July 283This course is designed as an introduction to social issues raised by global and national trends toward heightened contact among persons from diverse social and cultural groups. It will fulfill the ethnic studies requirement for University of Wisconsin undergraduates.XSocial Science, Ethnic Studies
Counseling PsychologyCoun Psy 737 Seminar in History and Systems of Psychology: Cross-listed with Ed Psych and RPSE Stephanie GrahamMay 20 - June 163Graduate-level seminar in the history of psychology, providing broad and general coverage of the development of psychology as a scientific discipline. Includes coverage of philosophy of science and systems of psychological inquiry, with applications to current research in psychology.X
Counseling PsychologyCoun Psy 908 Pre-Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology Preparation Seminar Mindi ThompsonMay 20 - June 162X
DanceDance 100 Understanding Dance Karen McShane HellenbrandMay 20 - June 161Understanding Dance is an introductory course that builds understanding and appreciation for the field of Dance. This course delves into dance and its' many facets, integrating, theoretical, historical, and embodied learning through viewing, reading, reflecting, discussing and finally, creating. The course will develop students as informed audience members and encourage relevance to other disciplines.XHumanities
DanceDance 168 Dancing Gender Embodiment, Politics, and Feminist Theory Liz SexeJuly 8 - Aug 183Gender theories and feminist theories focus on the body as the main site where gender distinctions are understood. As the body holds a central position in the art of dance and the academic discipline of dance studies, this course explores gender and feminist theories through the lens of dance. Drawing on a wide array of examples and dance genres ranging from across the globe (such as Ballroom, Bollywood, Folk Dance, Ballet and more) This course introduces students to the cultural specificity of gender norms and the ways that dance has the potential to challenge heteronormativity through performance. The course is introductory, no prior experience in dance, gender studies, or women's studies is required.XSocial Science, Humanities
DanceDance 268 Political and Cultural Perspectives in Dance Studies Natalie ZervouJuly 8 - Aug 183Examines the role of dance as a cultural form of expression within the political sphere. It draws on a variety of case studies ranging from popular dance TV shows, to European modern dance and from hip-hop to dancing at public protests and asks the question of what constitutes dance and what is its social and political function. Intermediate level, no prior dance experience required. Enroll Info: NoneXSocial Science, Humanities
ELPAELPA 703 Evaluating and Supporting Quality Classroom Teaching - Online June 10 - Aug 113Enables school leaders to evaluate teaching practice and to recognize and support quality classroom teaching in K-12 classrooms. Students will apply established evaluation frameworks to video cases of classroom practice. Topics will include a review of supervision and evaluation theories, basics of video production, and the link between evaluation practices and professional development.X
Ed PsychEd Psych 320 Human Development in Infancy and Childhood June 17 - Aug 112-3Normative processes and individual differences in physical, mental, social and emotional development and behavior from infancy through late childhood.X
Ed PsychEd Psych 321 Human Development in Adolescence June 17 - Aug 112-3Physiological, social, and cognitive changes which characterize the transition from childhood to adult life. XSocial Science
Ed PsychEd Psych 711 Current Issues in Education June 17 - Aug 111-3X
Ed PsychEd Psych 711 Current Topics in Educational Psychology June 17 - Aug 111-3X
Ed PsychEd Psych 737 Seminar in History and Systems of Psychology: cross-listed with Coun Psych and RPSE Stephanie GrahamMay 20 - June 163Graduate-level seminar in the history of psychology, providing broad and general coverage of the development of psychology as a scientific discipline. Includes coverage of philosophy of science and systems of psychological inquiry, with applications to current research in psychology.X
Ed PsychEd Psych 745 Designing and Managing the Learning Environment Heather TillerJune 17 - Aug 113This course provides students with knowledge and skills necessary to effectively and efficiently engage with students and manage the classroom environment. Students' ability to support the academic and social-emotional growth of children will be enhanced through knowledge gained regarding children's self-regulation, motivation, school climate, multi-tiered behavioral interventions, and schoolwide positive behavior support. Enroll Info: Students must be enrolled in the Master of Science for Professional Educators program or have consent of instructorX
Ed PsychEd Psych 752 Engaging with Education Research Collette FischerJune 17 - Aug 111This course introduces students to issues in consuming and conducting education research. The focus of the course is on research paradigms and methods frequently used in education research. Enroll Info: Enrollment in the Master of Science for Professional Educators program or consent of instructorX
Ed PsychEd Psych 840 Clinical Practicum in School Psychology Kristy Kelly, Andy GarbaczJune 3 - July 281-6Applied experience in comprehensive psychological and educational evaluation procedures with children, parent interviewing, school consultation; remedial therapeutic, and counseling techniques with children and parents; practicum experience individually determined by student's prior training and course work. Enroll Info: Ed Psych 740, 741 & cons instX
EPSEd Pol 140 Introduction to Education May 28 - June 233An introduction to fundamental educational questions, concepts, perspectives and ideas, designed to enable students to more thoughtfully examine and assess proposed and existing educational policies and practices.X
EPSEd Pol 150 Education and Public Policy-Democracy and Education May 28 - June 7, June 3 - June 30, June 17 - July 143Educational controversies in social contexts. An examination of fundamental dilemmas concerning the nature and purpose of educational systems in the U.S.XSocial Science
EPSEd Pol 150Education and Public Policy - Sex Education PolicyMay 28 - June 7, June 3 - June 30, June 17 - July 143Educational controversies in social contexts. An examination of fundamental dilemmas concerning the nature and purpose of educational systems in the U.S.XSocial Science
EPSEd Pol 150 Education and Public Policy - Education in the World: A Film Based Introduction May 28 - June 7, June 3 - June 30, June 17 - July 143Educational controversies in social contexts. An examination of fundamental dilemmas concerning the nature and purpose of educational systems in the U.S.XSocial Science
EPSEd Pol 340 Comparative Education June 10 - July 73Examines the socio-cultural, political and economic forces that shape education around the world, including in the U.S. Throughout the semester, we explore a series of essential questions about the means and ends of education. Topics include: the purposes of schooling in different locations; the role of schooling in producing inequality or supporting social change, particularly in relation to class, race, gender, migration, language, and abilities; global educational reform; global educational assessments; curriculum and pedagogy; and teacher education.XSocial Science
KinesiologyKINES 100 Exercise, Nutrition, and Health Kelli Koltyn, Ronnie CardaJune 17 - July 282Guidelines and assessment methods for fitness and nutrition. Motivation, adherence and stress-reduction techniques discussed. Lecture-demonstration concerning effects of exercise and nutrition on health and well-being. XBiological Science
KinesiologyKINES 119 Introduction to Kinesiology Cindy Kuhrasch, Andrew WintersteinJune 17 - Aug 112Introduces students to the field of kinesiology and the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Introductory material about physical activity and health will be provided, and career opportunities in kinesiology will be discussed.X
KinesiologyKINES 200 Introductory Neuroscience Peter Van KanJune 17 - Aug 114Entry-level course provides a systematic introduction to the mammalian nervous system, with emphasis on the structure and function of the human brain. Topics include the function of nerve cells, sensory systems, control of movement, learning and memory, and diseases of the nervous system. The foundational knowledge covered in this course serves students interested in health sciences majors, as well as non-science students interested in neuroscience and its relation to human health, wellness, and disease. XBiological Science
KinesiologyKINES 312 Technology for Physical Activity and Health Professionals Cindy KuhraschMay 28 - July 212Designed to provide students with creative technology strategies in the fields of school wellness education, physical activity, and fitness management. Students will build skills for using widely available technology resources to enhance instruction, assessment, motivation, communication, and advocacy in health and fitness settings. Skill-specific units present experiential assignments that increase learner confidence. Each unit produces print or digital materials for practical professional use with an emphasis on innovation.X
KinesiologyKINES 350 Introduction to Exercise Psychology Morgan ShieldsJune 17 - Aug 113Emphasis on the psychological foundations of exercise with motivational techniques, perception of effort, personality dynamics, and mental health serving as the focal points.X
KinesiologyKINES 360 Lifespan Motor Development Jonanne Haynes-ManogueJune 3 - July 283(For majors) Motor development in individuals at various points in the life span; use of such information as a framework for assessing levels of motor development. How to observe movement, interpreting and using such information as one important basis for planning what and how to teach. XBiological Science
KinesiologyKINES 361 Motor Learning and Performance Andrea MasonJune 10 - Aug 43A basic and up-to-date view of the major processes and mechanisms underlying the performance and learning of motor skills. Principles in motor learning and control are systematically introduced to produce a meaningful conceptual framework.XBiological Science
KinesiologyKINES 508 Communicating OT to Inter-Professional Audiences June 17 - Aug 111-3Designed to explore topics in kinesiology and/or occupational therapy. Topics may change each semester.X
KinesiologyKINES 508 Workshop in Kinesiology June 17 - Aug 111-3Designed to explore topics in kinesiology and/or occupational therapy. Topics may change each semester.X
KinesiologyOCC THER 813June 17 - Aug 113Differentiate and define the role of occupational therapy, other professions, and the client in inter-professional practice (IP). Describe models of IP collaborative practice, evaluate evidence supporting effective IP interventions, generate and implement strategies for an IP team to improve quality of services.X
KinesiologyOCC THER 890 Inter-professional Development for Leadership Sharon Gartland, Ruth Benedict1-3Course content designed specific to student's curriculum plan to enhance knowledge of occupational therapy in global arenas, across service delivery systems and in inter-professional contextsX
RPSERPSE 100 Disability and Society: push to L&S, nursing May 28 - Aug 113Introductory, interdisciplinary course provides life-span perspectives on disability, relevant for both education and non-education majors. Introduces students to theoretical, cultural, and political models of disability and explores the lived experiences of persons with disabilities (or people who are perceived to have disabilities) in society.XSocial Science
RPSERPSE 125 Health and Rehabilitation Professions June 17 - Aug 113An exploration of various health and rehabilitation professions within the United States health care system, including educational requirements, professional expectations, and practice sites. Consideration is given to career planning in health and rehabilitation professions with review of current employment opportunities and workforce trends. XSocial Science
RPSERPSE 300 Individuals with Disabilities Taucia GonzalezJune 17 - Aug 113An overview of the characteristics and problems of exceptional children and youth. Definition and classification systems, etiology of handicapping conditions, educational services, and adult adjustment. Current controversies and future trends.X
RPSERPSE 310 Positive Psychology and Well Being May 28 - Aug 113Introduction to positive psychology, or the science of human strengths, mental health, and well-being. Covers theory and current research on positive psychology including concepts of optimism, flow, gratitude, and purpose in life. Positive psychology concepts are discussed within the context of health promotion, with an emphasis on minimizing the impact of illness and disability. Students learn to apply positive psychology concepts in personal and professional contexts to cultivate fulfilling, healthy, and meaningful lives for themselves and individuals around them.X
RPSERPSE 316 Health Promotion for Individuals with Disability and Chronic Illness June 17 - July 143Addresses theories and research related to health psychology, health behavior and quality of life. Focus on understanding models of healthy lifestyle interventions, assessment/intervention strategies for health promotion, factors affecting health behavior, public health initiatives. Attention is given to application of practical tools for promoting health and preventing secondary conditions for individuals with disabilities and chronic illness.X
RPSERPSE 330 Behavior Analysis - Applications to Persons with Disabilities Zhe AnJune 17 - Aug 113Children with exceptional learning and behavior characteristics (contrasting views and practices); a humanistic behavioral approach; development and evaluation of behavior change programs, classification and foundations of exceptional learning and behavior characteristics, and facilitating behavior change in different settings. Enroll Info: RP & SE 300 & SPE or RPS or PSRX
RPSERPSE 402 Methods in Teaching Functional Skills June 17 - Aug 111Applies knowledge and skills for functional assessment and applied behavior analysis in the design and implementation of an individualized, functional curriculum for students with moderate to profound intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. Enroll Info: RP&SE 300 & admission to certification program or consent of instructorX
RPSERPSE 466 Diversity in Special Education Aydin BalMay 20 - June 163Introductory overview of special education for culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners with disabilities.X
RPSERPSE 500 Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology: Foundations June 17 - July 143History, philosophy, principles, legislation, and development of vocational rehabilitation; organizational structure and objectives of the principal community agencies.X
RPSERPSE 501 Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology: Applications June 17 - Aug 113Introduction to rehabilitation and human service programs for people with disabilities and other special needs. Emphasis on communication relevant to professional service, particularly writing. Enroll Info: Con reg in RP&SE 630 for 3 crXCommunications Gen Ed
RPSERPSE 505 Biological, Psychosocial, and Vocational Aspects of Disabilities July 15 - Aug 113This course will provide students with an overview of disabilities with an emphasis on biological, psychosocial, and vocational aspects. Enroll Info: RP&SE 300 & SPE or RPS or PSRX
RPSERPSE 630 Internship in Rehabilitation or Special Education June 17 - Aug 11, May 28 - Aug 112-6Practicum experience in state or community agencies or in public school programs serving individuals with physical, cognitive, emotional, learning, social or behavioral problems.X
RPSERPSE 660 Substance Abuse July 15 - Aug 113An individualized approach in a variety of settings to learning problems encountered by those working with the atypical.X
RPSERPSE 737 Seminar in History and Systems of Psychology: Cross-listed with Coun Psych and Ed Psych Stephanie GrahamMay 20 - June 163Graduate-level seminar in the history of psychology, providing broad and general coverage of the development of psychology as a scientific discipline. Includes coverage of philosophy of science and systems of psychological inquiry, with applications to current research in psychology.X
Theatre & DramaTheatre 219Drama In EducationJuly 29 - Aug 41-3Undergraduate study in subjects of current interest in design, performance, technology, history, dramatic theory, literature criticism, or theatre/drama educationX
Theatre & DramaTheatre 219 Hamilton: Online Study Sarah MartyJune 17 - July 211-3Undergraduate study in subjects of current interest in design, performance, technology, history, dramatic theory, literature criticism, or theatre/drama education. X
Theatre & DramaTheatre 431 History of Theatres and Staging Dan LisowskiJune 17 - Aug 113Theatre architecture, scenery, costume, acting, directing, and modes of staging in Europe from 500 B.C. Enroll Info: Jr stXHumanities
Theatre & DramaTheatre 501 The Business of Acting Jim StaufferJuly 15 - Aug 113Teaches actors the vital, non-performance skills and knowledge needed to launch professional acting careers. Knowledge of self- promoting, marketing, unions, networking, headshot/resumes, agents, casting directors, trade publications, and more will empower the actor and ease their transition into the professional world.X
Theatre & DramaTheatre 219 Hamilton: Online Study Sarah MartyJune 17 - July 14Undergraduate study in subjects of current interest in design, performance, technology, history, dramatic theory, literature criticism, or theatre/drama education.X

Key Summer Dates

February 15

Application   period opens for Undergraduate   Scholarship for Summer Study

May 20

Early 4-week session begins (ends June 14)

April 1

Summer Term enrollment begins

June 17

4-week session begins
(ends July 14)
8-week session begins
(ends August 9)

April 2

Application deadline for the Undergraduate Scholarship for Summer Study

July 15

4-week session begins
(ends August 11)