High School Goes To College

OPEN HOUSE AT UW-PARKSIDE

 

October 24-25, 2018*  |  College of Arts and Humanities

Do you love chatting about cultural trends, stories, and films? Do you have a passion for learning how to communicate with others as they express themselves creatively?

If so, try on college for a day as High School Goes to College at UW-Parkside.

*Oct 24 is full. We are no longer able to accommodate requests for Oct 24.

On these special visit days, experience what it’s like to be a college student at Parkside. Instructors in English, French, Spanish, Communication, and Liberal Studies welcome you with over 20 open classes in a variety of subjects, two interactive lunch sessions, and an evening session for transfer and adult students.

Experience college firsthand at this unique open house event spanning two full days.

SAVE YOUR SPACE

We know you are busy this time of year. If you save the date, we'll save your space. Fill out this quick response form, and we'll follow up with you later to discuss more details to prepare for your arrival. Click here to save your space for Oct 25.

Whether you choose to experience classes all day or part of a day, you can count on an engaging experience with our Literatures and Languages, Communication, and Liberal Studies departments.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 - THIS DATE IS FULL

9:00-9:53 am

GRAMMAR FOR TEACHERS & WRITERS  |  ENGLISH 287
Examine the structure of English to enhance your ability to use language effectively.

INTRODUCTORY SPANISH  |  SPANISH 103
If you think that it is impossible to understand and speak basic Spanish after only one semester only, come to Parkside to experience it for yourself!
 

10:00-10:53 am

INTRO TO CREATIVE WRITING  |  ENGLISH 106
Students are exposed to the craft of fiction and poetry writing, and students create the course content by crafting their own original poetry and fiction to be “workshopped” in class by their fellow students.  

INTRODUCTORY SPANISH  |  SPANISH 103
If you think that it is impossible to understand and speak basic Spanish after only one semester, come to Parkside to experience it for yourself!

INTRO TO THE HUMANITIES AND ARTS DISCIPLINES  |  LIBERAL STUDIES 100
A sampler of English, Modern Languages, Communication as well as Art, Theatre, and Music. We will have a guest presenter.

19th CENTURY AMERICAN LIT  |  ENGLISH 328
Love, death, and the ethics of capitalism: Nineteenth-Century American Literature tackles the emerging cultural attitudes of a new United States.
 

11:00-11:53 am

INTRO TO THE HUMANITIES AND ARTS DISCIPLINES  |  LIBERAL STUDIES 100
A sampler of English, Modern Languages, Communication as well as Art, Theatre, and Music. We will have a guest presenter.

INTRODUCTORY FRENCH  |  FRENCH 103
Parlez-vous français? French for beginners: it’s challenging and fun. It’s more than just learning a new language. You will also discover how much English is infused with French words, open your mind to a new culture, and participate in cool activities in the classroom while learning.

INTRODUCTORY SPANISH  |  SPANISH 103
If you think that it is impossible to understand and speak basic Spanish after only one semester only, come to Parkside to experience it for yourself!

ADVANCED FICTION WRITING  |  ENGLISH 307
For many students, Advanced Fiction Writing is the capstone course for the Creative Writing Certificate. In this course, students create their own original fiction that becomes the course content for the entire semester. For the most part, class time is devoted to “workshopping” these stories in real-time critiques offered by the entire class to the individual writer.

MEDICAL SPANISH I  |  SPANISH 423
This is one of the two classes offered in the Spanish language to help interpret or translate for doctors and nurses in clinical settings. The class is part of the medical Spanish minor and gives the students the possibility to help Spanish speaking patients so their health complains can be understood and eventually diagnosed by their health care providers.
 

12:00-12:53 pm

Lunch and Shot-by-Shot with Professor Jay McRoy

RITA 131  |  How do films combine image and sound to evoke emotion and keep us on the edge of our seats? Enjoy lunch with Professor McRoy as he explores these and other film-related questions.

1:00-1:53 pm

INTRODUCTORY SPANISH II  |  SPANISH 104
This is Introductory Spanish part II, so join in to see how students are already speaking the basics of the language with some confidence.

TEACHING/ASSESSING COMPOSITION  |  ENGLISH 489
Learn about best practices for strengthening the writing abilities of students in elementary and secondary schools
 

2:00-3:22 pm

INTRO TO LITERATURE  |  ENGLISH 167
Provides a survey of major works of fiction, poetry, and drama, with a view toward the appreciation, understanding, and analysis of those works.

INTRO TO CONFLICT ANALYSIS AND RESOLUTION  |  COMMUNICATION 285
Examines approaches to understanding, transforming, and resolving conflicts through skillful communication.
 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25

9:30-10:52 am

INTRO TO US HISPANIC LITERATURE  |  ENGLISH 267
Come and explore literature by Hispanic writers of the U.S.!

SPANISH GRAMMAR/COMPOSITION  |  SPANISH 303
This class focuses on the essential points of grammar with an emphasis on syntax and development of writing skills.

ASIAN AMERICANS IN THE MEDIA  |  COMMUNICATION 363
Asian Americans in the Media explores representations of Asian Americans from early Hollywood film to contemporary digital media. This class meeting focuses on stereotyping and hiring discrimination of Asian Americans in the television industry. 
 

11 am-2 pm

Stop in any time!

Lunch & Straylight Open House

Rita 233  |  Pizza and cookies will be available. Please stop by to eat and socialize with the Straylight staff! Straylight is our student-run, student-edited literary journal, which accepts submissions from all over the world.
 

11 am-12:22 pm

INTRO TO LITERATURE  |  ENGLISH 167
Introduction to Literature provides a survey of major works of fiction, poetry, and drama, with a view toward the appreciation, understanding, and analysis of those works.

INTRODUCTORY FRENCH  |  FRENCH 103
Parlez-vous français?  French for beginners: it’s challenging & fun. It’s more than just learning a new language.  You also discover how much English is infused with French words, open your mind to a new culture, and participate in cool activities in the classroom while learning.

SEX AND VIOLENCE IN MEDIEVAL LITERATURE  |  ENGLISH 417
See King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table like you've never seen them before. There's a  giant with a skirt made out of the beards of defeated kings, and he just can't wait to get ahold of Arthur's. He's a monster of extreme appetites--for violence, for sex, and for power. But Arthur's biggest challenge comes his own wife, as she is seduced by his illegitimate son while he's off fighting.
 

12:30-1:52 pm

BRITISH LITERATURE: 1700-1900  |  ENGLISH 318
British fiction, poetry, and drama from the manicured green lawns and graceful stately homes of Jane Austen's love stories, to the "dark, Satanic mills" of the Industrial Revolution.

SPANISH AMERICAN LIT SINCE 1700  |  SPANISH 335
From Sor Juana to Gabriel García Márquez, come learn about the rich literary history of Latin America! (taught in Spanish)

INTRO TO CREATIVE WRITING  |  ENGLISH 106
Centers on the craft of writing fiction and poetry, using models in both genres that help inform and shape each student’s writing. The class is divided between technical analysis of published work, student writing workshops, and the preparation of manuscripts for publication.   

INTRO TO CONFLICT ANALYSIS AND RESOLUTION  |  COMMUNICATION 285
Examines approaches to understanding, transforming, and resolving conflicts through skillful communication.
 

2:00-3:22 pm

EPIC & MYTHOLOGY  |  ENGLISH 364
This class thinks about the ways we understand and recycle the myths and epics of ancient cultures. What happens when an epic is told from the perspective of a wife, not a hero? Come hear what "patient Penelope" has to say about Odysseus and his "Odyssey"  (spoiler alert: she is MAD).

ADVANCED COMPOSITION  |  ENGLISH 201
Learn to write clearly, concisely and correctly.

5:00 pm

Transfer and Adult Student Information Session

Learn how you can earn a bachelor’s degree in communication through alternative schedule options such as online, evening, and hybrid courses and what you can do with a degree from Parkside. 

Learn more about the Transfer and Adult Student Information Session.

We hope to welcome you to Parkside!

REQUEST MORE INFO

Betty Petersen | 262-595-2524 |  peterseb@uwp.edu