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Summer 2009 New & Special Topics Courses
BIOL 489 A - Special Topics: Animal Behavior
The study of animal behavior provides, among other things, a means for scientists to understand the evolutionary, developmental, or physiological bases of behavior, to ensure animal welfare and conservation, or to generalize phenomena observed in animals to humans. The discipline is a broad one, with contributions from diverse fields like ecology, anthropology, comparative psychology, zoology, and physiology. This upper level course in animal behavior will be designed to examine, in and among countless species, the following: animal communication, antipredator behavior, learning, foraging behaviors, cultural transmission, mate choice and mating systems, cooperation, aggression and territoriality, migration, play, and the evolution of these behaviors. The laboratory portion of the course will consist almost entirely of observation and the presentation of techniques to assess behavior in the field and the lab. Open to BIOL majors only.

BUAD 489-A Special Topics: Compensation Management
The study of animal behavior provides, among other things, a means for scientists to understand the evolutionary, developmental, or physiological bases of behavior, to ensure animal welfare and conservation, or to generalize phenomena observed in animals to humans. The discipline is a broad one, with contributions from diverse fields like ecology, anthropology, comparative psychology, zoology, and physiology. This upper level course in animal behavior will be designed to examine, in and among countless species, the following: animal communication, antipredator behavior, learning, foraging behaviors, cultural transmission, mate choice and mating systems, cooperation, aggression and territoriality, migration, play, and the evolution of these behaviors. The laboratory portion of the course will consist almost entirely of observation and the presentation of techniques to assess behavior in the field and the lab.

EDUC 589-A Language and Literacy for All Children (3 credits)
Invites teachers to reflect on the effectiveness of the materials and methods they currently use to teach children language and literacy. Challenges teachers to bring new life to language and literacy programs and practices to ensure every child*s growth and success. Supports teachers in planning and implementing the best practices in language and literacy for their unique classroom environment and their students* interests and needs. Innovative 3-week schedule will provide opportunities for class meetings at each school of enrolled teachers as well as preservice teacher collaboration in language and literacy projects.

EDUC 589-B Instructional Technology (3 credits)
In this hands-on, project-centered exploration, the participants will develop a standards-based unit plan designed around an interdisciplinary topic that incorporates multiple technology-based learning objects. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their curricular and instructional knowledge as they develop skills with video cameras, digital cameras, audio and video editing software, GPS units, Palm handhelds and online discussion boards. Be prepared to bring a map, an open mind and a creative spirit as we traverse the Green Bay/De Pere area and probe the depths of emerging technologies as it pertains to your passion for teaching. No previous experience with these technologies is needed for this course.

EDUC 589-C Teaching Diverse Perspectives with Children’s Literature (3 credits)
This course is designed to provide classroom teachers with a background in children*s literature (pre-K to young adult) focusing on diverse perspectives. Teachers will learn how to evaluate children*s literature for authenticity in order to make appropriate choices. They will research a variety of diverse perspectives so they can teach from a standpoint of understanding. Teachers will also develop strategies for integrating multicultural literature in their curriculum.




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