Spring 2022 Course Offerings

Exploring Research in STEM  – INTEGSCI 150

Offers an overview of the research process and opportunities to build skills in reading scientific literature. Understand different approaches to science and to be flexible in thinking about gathering evidence or solving problems. Supports articulation of research interests, identifying potential research mentors, and writing professional emails to secure research opportunities. Explore STEM careers and pathways that can come from engaging in research.

Schedule Spring 2022:

  • Tues. 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
| undergrad, credits 1 |

Exploring Discipline-Based Leadership and Mentoring – INTEGSCI 230

Students will build practical peer leadership and mentoring skills, while evaluating and reflecting on personal experiences among a group of peers who challenge and learn from each other as they explore leadership. Class activities are designed to develop critical thinking around student development issues and provide strategies for integrating discussions of diversity, ethics, social justice, community, and civic responsibility into leadership experiences.

Schedule Spring 2022:

Lecture

  • Tues. 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

+ Discussion (pick 1)

  • Tues. 2:25 – 3:15 p.m.
  • –OR–
  • Thurs. 1:00 – 1:50 p.m.
| undergrad, credits 2 |

Service with Youth in STEM – INTEGSCI 240

Teaches students about community engagement experiences, focusing on building community partnerships, understanding organizational missions and community needs, assessment of informal science outreach experiences, and issues related to scientific literacy and access to science.

Schedule Spring 2022:

Lecture

  • Tues. 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

+ Lab (pick 1)

  • Thurs. 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
  • –OR–
  • Thurs. 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
| undergrad, credits 2 |

Service with Youth in STEM Practicum – INTEGSCI 341

Apply communication, cultural competency, and leadership skills to work with community partners in a service learning practicum. Work with underrepresented students in the Madison metropolitan area in elementary after-school science clubs, and critically reflect on the ties between their academic and community partnerships, and differences between campus and community culture. Work with different community partners than they did in previous Service with Youth in STEM courses. This practicum combines the service experience with an in-class component to prepare to provide opportunities to critically reflect upon the ties between academic preparation and community partnerships, and on their experiences in varied community settings.

Schedule Spring 2022:

Lecture

  • Thurs. 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • –OR–
  • Thurs. 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
| undergrad, credits 1 |

BioHouse Seminar: Biology for the 21st Century – INTEGSCI 375

Every student in BioHouse has the opportunity to enroll in a one-credit seminar course in the fall called “New Biology for the 21st century”. The course introduces students to the myriad of majors in biological sciences on the UW-Madison campus, core concepts of modern biology, and the global challenges around human and biosphere health, food security, and natural resource availability. Explore majors, learn about beyond-the-classroom opportunities, and begin to understand how you can become part of the thriving scientific community at UW-Madison by interacting with undergraduate and graduate student mentors, postdocs and faculty.

Schedule Spring 2022:

Seminar 

  • Tues. 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
| undergrad, credits 1, must be a BioHouse Residential Learning Community student |

Public Service in STEM – INTEGSCI 640

Discusses the fundamentals of public service and civic engagement in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines grounded in evidence-based knowledge and research. Provides an overview of the core pathways of public service, the knowledge required to effectively initiate and cultivate community partnerships, and the skills necessary to reflect upon personal experiences with community engagement activities. Fosters understanding of the broader impacts in STEM fields and prepares students to begin specializing in a specific pathway and develop relationships with a community partner. This course is required for Public Service Fellows participants.

Schedule Spring 2022:

  • Wed. 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
| grad, credits 1 |

College Science Teaching – INTEGSCI 650

Covers the fundamentals of learning theory and practical strategies for teaching science courses, while also developing community around this shared experience. The cohort will work together to learn the core themes of scientific teaching (active learning, assessment, and diversity) in theory so that they can make informed decisions about their teaching in the future. This course is required for Teaching Fellows Program participants.

Schedule Spring 2022:

  • Wed. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
| grad, credits 1 |