MAILED: Oct. 15, 1997|
EAU CLAIRE -- More than 20 courses will be offered during Winterim session, Jan. 5-24, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The courses will include regular courses as well as special offerings such as the Winter Ecology course, which will take place Jan. 17-23 at Northwind Lodge on the edge of the Boundary Waters wilderness.
Winterim is a good way for currently enrolled students to catch up, stay on track or get a step ahead on completing their degree, according to Jan Morse, special assistant to the vice chancellor. Winterim also offers an opportunity for people not enrolled at the university to take a course.
"The Winterim is an excellent way for students to use a large block of time to study, earn credits and expediate their time to graduation," Morse said. "It's also a great way for community members to beat the January blahs by taking advantage of some of the special course offerings."
For example, physics professor Paul Thomas is offering a course called "Mysterious Universe." During the three-week course Thomas will discuss spacecraft exploration of the solar system, new discoveries of planets and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, and the Big Bang model for the origin of the universe.
Janice Bogstad is teaching a women's studies course on 20th century immigrant women, which will look at the immigrant experience for women who have come to the U.S. from East- and Southeast Asia, including Hmong women.
Several kinesiology courses are aimed at providing the knowledge and experience for individuals to get started on a regular exercise program. These include a 1-credit class on weight training and a course on wellness concepts and health related fitness, offered by the department's new exercise scientist Don Bredle.
Materials about these and other Winterim courses are available in the Registration Office, 128 Schofield Hall. Registration for enrolled students is Oct. 20-31. Special students may register Oct. 30-31.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Oct. 15, 1997