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Special Courses (AS)

1000 Level | 2000 Level | 3000 Level | 4000 Level

USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 1991 USP code followed by the 2003 USP code (i.e. [M2<>QB]).

1000. Intellectual Community of Undeclared Students, Building Connections and Community. 2. [(none)<>I, L] Introduction to the intellectual community of the University of Wyoming, information literacy, and higher education in general, and is specifically intended for students who have not yet made a decision about their college major.  Students will begin to develop the critical thinking skills that are necessary in higher education and to explore the primary intellectual activities of various disciplines.  Prerequisites: none. (Offered fall semester)

1100. Academic and Career Orientation. 1. Provides students with opportunity to explore areas of study available within the colleges of the university and to evaluate their own abilities, interests, and skills relative to career choice. Emphasis is placed upon study skills, self-awareness, exploration of the work world and preparation for entry into a given career. (Normally offered both semesters)

1110. Introduction to Academic Writing Skills. 3. Designed to introduce non-native speakers of English, who do not demonstrate the required competency in writing to enter AS 1210, to academic writing skills. Includes instruction in grammar and sentence structure, paragraph and essay writing. Prerequisites: TOEFL of 18 and lower; IELTS of 5 and lower.

1210 [ENGL 1210]. English Composition for International Students. 3.  [(none)<>WA] Accommodates students of different cultures and different levels of English proficiency. The objective is to equip students with procedural knowledge - a set of routines that can be applied in various academic writing patterns, such as description, process analysis, argumentation and the research essay. Prerequisite: AS 1000.

2000. Study Abroad. 1-18 (Max. 18). Students may register through the University of Wyoming for up to two semesters of academic work abroad with the approval of the academic adviser, head of the major department and coordinator of the Study Abroad Program.

2110 [ENGL 2110]. English Oral Skills. 3. Instruction for Novice to advanced Low speakers in refining English pronunciation, stress and intonation, listening comprehension, oral grammar practice and building vocabulary. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

2200. British Life and Culture 3. [(none)<>G] A study of contemporary British institutions and significant aspects of the culture, with a focus on London. Offered as S/U only. Prerequisite: participation in London semester.

2400. Lower-Division Internship in _____. 1-12 (Max. 12). Allows students to gain hands-on experience that will help to bridge the gap between the theory of academia and the practicality of the work world. Specific arrangements must be made in advance to identify the academic component of the internship and the grading criteria. Planning will involve the internship agency, the student's academic adviser and the associate dean of the college. Prerequisites: sophomore standing and the approval of the adviser, head of the major department and an associate dean of A&S. (Offered both semesters)

2490. Special Topics in____. 1-3 (Max. 6). Courses of broad general appeal and an interdepartmental flavor will be offered from time to time under this title. Permits utilization of unusual faculty expertise and provides highly-specialized and particularly pertinent, timely subject matter. See current class schedule for topics. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.

3100. Career Preparation and Transition. 1. Designed to help students in the College of Arts & Sciences better prepare for and achieve success in career planning and job searching.  Primary purpose is to help identify possible careers and to prepare for the transition from college to career.  Prerequisites:  Junior class standing and completion of WA.

3105. From Gilgamesh to the Bomb: Rules, Reasons, and Changing Communities. 3. [(none)<>I] Explores the rules by which cultures govern themselves.  Examining texts and speeches, it shows approaches taken at different moment sin history and the role rational thought has played in the creation of modern societies.  It highlights voices for and against change in the contemporary world and how technology helps disseminate them. Prerequisites: WA or equivalent, or concurrent enrollment, and permission of instructor.

4280. Chaos, Fractals and Complexity. 3. [M3<>(none)] Designed especially for non-science majors. Explores how new sciences of fractals, chaos and complexity are changing ways in which we describe, predict and understand nature and art. Topics include population models, world economy, weather, biological systems, evolution and aesthetic appreciation of art and music. Prerequisites: math categories M1<>QA and M2<>QB of University Studies Program.

4400. Upper-Division Internship in ___. 1-12 (Max. 12). Permits students to contribute in the areas of their expertise and gain hands-on experience that will help to bridge the gap between academia and the real world of work. Specific arrangements must be made in advance to identify the academic component of the internship and the grading criteria. Such planning will involve the internship agency, the student's academic adviser and the associate dean of the college. Prerequisite: approval of adviser, head of the major department and an associate dean of A&S. (Offered both semesters)

4500. Washington Center Internship. 1-12 (Max.12). Affiliated with the Washington Center, a private, nonprofit, educational organization which provides comprehensive learning opportunities in the nation's capitol for both undergraduate and graduate students. Includes placement (in congressional offices, executive agencies, judicial institutions, public and special interest groups and community programs), supervision, evaluation, orientation, housing, seminars, counseling, a lecture and debate series, special events and other support services. See associate dean, College of Arts and Sciences, for details, but plan on a six-month lead time. Prerequisite: junior standing. (Offered both semesters)

4510. Washington Center Seminar. 3-6 (Max. 6). Taken in conjunction with the Washington Center internship program (A&S 4500). Extension of internship experience via discussion-sized groups, led by faculty who are practitioners functioning in the same contexts of action as the internship. Prerequisite: junior standing. (Offered both semesters)

4900. Special Topics in _____. 1-3 (Max. 6). Courses of broad general appeal and an interdepartmental flavor will be offered from time to time under this title. Permits utilization of unusual faculty expertise and provides highly-specialized and particularly pertinent, timely subject matter. See current class schedule for topics. Prerequisites: junior standing. (Offered based on sufficient demand and resources)

4975. Independent Study. 1-3 (Max. 6). Offers the advanced student the opportunity to pursue an individualized topic of interest with the assistance and direction of an instructor. Prerequisites: junior/senior standing and consent of instructor.

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