Wisconsin Experience FIG (Option 1)

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Colin Rohm

open to transfer students

A Wisconsin Experience Seminar
Seminar 10, 2:30–3:45 W
Introduction to Mass Communication
Lecture 1, 9:55–10:45 MWF; Discussion 316, 2:30–3:45 R
Problems of American Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Lecture 2, 1:20–2:10 MWF; Discussion 324, 1:20–2:10 R

The main FIG seminar will be a section of Counseling Psychology 125: “A Wisconsin Experience Seminar.” This course will provide a supportive environment for you as you explore the challenges and opportunities that will accompany your transition to UW–Madison. We will examine the research university and the Wisconsin Experience using a variety of texts, discussions, and brief writing and experiential assignments. We will also consider the content from the other courses in this FIG.

Journalism 201: “Introduction to Mass Communication” — Examines how the mass media are organized and how they function in modern society; their technological basis, economic and political foundations, and social implications.

Sociology 134: “Problems of American Racial and Ethnic Minorities” —  The nature of intergroup relations; emphasis on various forms of racism, discrimination, and white privilege; historical background and characteristics of American Indians, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and other racial and ethnic minorities; a consideration of economic, housing, political, legal, educational, familial, and health challenges faced by minority groups in U.S. society.