Dec 10, 2018  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Course Descriptions

Undergraduate Bulletin Course Description Introduction

Course descriptions are listed (in this section) in alphabetical order by curricular subject abbreviations. Undergraduate courses are those numbered from 100 through 499. All numbers above that are for graduate credit.

General Education, Racial and Ethnic Studies and Global Perspective Requirements

This section describes the purpose of and outlines the requirements of each of these course categories.

Each degree program has a general education component designed to provide you with knowledge and skills in communication, analytic reasoning, natural sciences, arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, contemporary issues, social responsibility and ethical reasoning. The university also requires students to take courses to learn about the diverse cultures that make up the United States. With careful planning, some of the general education courses and racial and ethnic studies courses may overlap. That is, you may take a course that meets both general education and racial and ethnic studies requirements. While the credits you earn count once toward graduation, they may be used to satisfy requirements in these two areas. The global perspective requirement for undergraduates stems from the goals of UW-Stout’s distinctive mission and array of programs that combine theory, practice and experimentation.


Racial and Ethnic Studies Requirements

The Racial and Ethnic Studies requirement is six credits with a minimum of three credits from RES-A. Each student must satisfy the racial and ethnic studies requirement as preparation for being an engaged citizen in a highly diverse society. Racial and ethnic studies courses prepare students for being engaged citizens in a highly diverse society and to come to appreciate, understand, value and respond respectfully to cultural diversity. Through the study of U.S. cultures other than those from a European origin, we hope to discourage racism and thus reduce its effects. An important emphasis is critical reflection and application of acquired learning to professional and personal contexts. Lists of the racial and ethnic studies courses in each category are available online. Transfer students who have fulfilled the racial and ethnic studies requirement at another UW System university are exempt from meeting UW-Stout’s criteria.

Global Perspective Requirement

Both the globalization of work and the career education that is part of UW-Stout’s mission make it desirable that students appreciate cultural, economic, political, environmental and social differences. Learning a second language at the college level and developing an understanding of another culture provides students with skills they will use in international situations. To earn a bachelor’s degree, students who started Fall 2010 or later must fulfill a global perspective requirement by:

  • Completing a program of university-approved work or study abroad, or
  • Completing six credits of courses approved as fulfilling the global perspective requirement.

Interpreting Course Descriptions

This document will help you understand the various codes used in the course descriptions that follow.

A typical course description in the Undergraduate Bulletin appears like this:

LIT 273 American Multicultural Literature  

The three digits of the course codes refer to the course level. The 100 series is primarily for freshmen; 200 – sophomores; 300 – juniors; and 400 – seniors.


UW-Stout defines a credit hour as an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that reasonably approximates: [1] At least one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work each week for approximately 15 weeks for one semester hour of credit, or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time; or [2] At least an equivalent amount of work as required in part one [1] of this definition for other academic activities as established by UW-Stout, including distance education, online, hybrid, or other indirect faculty instruction, laboratory work, internships, co-op experiences, studio work, and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours.

Course Planning Information

Information included with the course description helps you as you plan your course schedules. General Education, Racial and Ethnic Studies, Global Perspective, repeatability, and terms offered (if known) are indicated.

The terms indicated serve only as a general guide and do not guarantee that a course will be offered during a particular semester. Verify availability of a course in any given term by checking the online Open Courses listing or through Access Stout when planning your schedule.


Architecture, Engineering and Construction

   •  AEC-120 Construction Industry Orientation and Documents
   •  AEC-131 Architectural Graphics
   •  AEC-149 Cooperative Education Experience
   •  AEC-171 Light Construction Methods and Materials
   •  AEC-172 Construction Technology
   •  AEC-190 Orientation to Construction Industry
   •  AEC-191 The Built Environment
   •  AEC-198 Field Experience
   •  AEC-199 Independent Study
   •  AEC-233 Architectural Design I
   •  AEC-237 Architectural Technology
   •  AEC-249 Cooperative Education Experience
   •  AEC-270 Heavy Construction Methods and Equipment
   •  AEC-273 Concrete And Masonry Technology
   •  AEC-298 Field Experience
   •  AEC-299 Independent Study
   •  AEC-335 Architectural Design II
   •  AEC-349 Cooperative Education Experience
   •  AEC-352 Building Mechanical Systems
   •  AEC-353 Building Electrical and Control Systems
   •  AEC-357 Site Engineering
   •  AEC-370 Construction Estimating I
   •  AEC-375 Construction Practicum
   •  AEC-395 Seminar: Lumber and Wood Products Industry
   •  AEC-398 Field Experience
   •  AEC-399 Independent Study
   •  AEC-438 Contract Requirements and Specifications
   •  AEC-449 Cooperative Education Experience
   •  AEC-455 Advanced Mechanical Construction Systems
   •  AEC-456 Advanced Electrical Construction Systems
   •  AEC-458 Structural Systems–Wood and Steel
   •  AEC-459 Structural Systems-Concrete And Masonry
   •  AEC-460 Sustainable Construction
   •  AEC-461 Building Codes and Regulations
   •  AEC-470 Construction Estimating II
   •  AEC-471 Project Scheduling and Cost Control
   •  AEC-472 Management of Construction
   •  AEC-473 Mechanical and Electrical Construction Management
   •  AEC-495 Seminar
   •  AEC-499 Independent Study


   •  ANTH-199 Independent Study
   •  ANTH-220 Cultural Anthropology
   •  ANTH-230 Anthropology of the Contemporary United States
   •  ANTH-249 Cooperative Education Experience
   •  ANTH-250 The Human Past
   •  ANTH-290 Global Political Ecology
   •  ANTH-293 Environmental Justice
   •  ANTH-299 Independent Study
   •  ANTH-300 Native Americans
   •  ANTH-310 Latinos in the United States
   •  ANTH-320 Social Movements in Global Perspective
   •  ANTH-330 Social Theory
   •  ANTH-349 Cooperative Education Experience
   •  ANTH-356 Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective
   •  ANTH-400 Applied Anthropology
   •  ANTH-420 The Anthropological Study of Family Systems
   •  ANTH-449 Cooperative Education Experience

Apparel Design/Manufacturing

   •  APRL-134 Global Fashion Industry
   •  APRL-145 Interior Decorating/Design Textiles
   •  APRL-166 Apparel Construction I
   •  APRL-167 Textiles I: Theory, Fibers and Structures
   •  APRL-180 Pattern Development
   •  APRL-211 History of Fashion-19th Century to Present
   •  APRL-225 Target Market Research and Line Development
   •  APRL-250 Textiles II: Evaluation
   •  APRL-272 Quality Analysis of Sewn Products
   •  APRL-274 Fashion Industry
   •  APRL-286 Apparel Construction II: Cut and Sewn Knits
   •  APRL-290 Specifications and Fit Development
   •  APRL-299 Independent Study
   •  APRL-355 Special Topics in Apparel Design/ Manufacturing
   •  APRL-373 Advanced Pattern Development
   •  APRL-390 CAD for Apparel Images
   •  APRL-390 Practicum in Textile Design
   •  APRL-393 Garment Engineering/Production
   •  APRL-394 Knit Design and Technology
   •  APRL-398 Field Experience
   •  APRL-399 Independent Study
   •  APRL-405 International Study Tour to the Fashion Industry
   •  APRL-419 National Study Tour to Fashion Industry
   •  APRL-449 Cooperative Education Experience
   •  APRL-464 Functional Design and Development
   •  APRL-470 Portfolio Development for Apparel Design and Development
   •  APRL-485 Apparel Design Studio
   •  APRL-498 Field Experience
   •  APRL-499 Independent Study

Applied Science

   •  APSC-101 Applied Science Profession I
   •  APSC-149 Cooperative Education Experience
   •  APSC-249 Cooperative Education Experience
   •  APSC-311 Issues For Science Professionals
   •  APSC-349 Cooperative Education Experience
   •  APSC-398 Field Experience in Applied Science
   •  APSC-401 Applied Science Profession II
   •  APSC-449 Cooperative Education Experience
   •  APSC-499 Independent Study

Applied Social Science

   •  APSS-100 Introduction to Applied Social Science
   •  APSS-200 Applied Social Analysis I
   •  APSS-300 Applied Social Analysis II
   •  APSS-349 Cooperative Education Experience
   •  APSS-399 Independent Study

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