Explores the causes of and possible solutions to selected social problems, such as inequality, crime and deviance and poverty. Students will examine the interrelationship of social problems and their roots in fundamental societal institutions.
Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding enables students to improve their relationships with others at work, in the family and in society.
Introduces learners to the study of diversity from a local to a global environment using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Encourages self-exploration and prepares the learner to work in a diverse environment. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relationships in a multicultural context, the primary topics of race, ethnicity, age, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability and religion are explored.
Introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology: culture, socialization, social stratification, multiculturalism and the five institutions, including family, government, economics, religion and education. Other topics include demography, deviance, technology, environment, social issues, social change, social organization and workplace issues.
This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.
In this course, students will understand the concepts of rights versus responsibilities. Students will discuss the rights and responsibilities appropriate to their own situations, locate law enforcement facilities in their community, become familiar with procedures for dealing with fines and tickets, find and engage the services of low cost legal consultation, utilize consumer protection services, and drive legally and responsibly.
In this course, students will investigate health and safety issues related to prospective housing, understand energy and utility assistance programs, know their rights and responsibilities when renting, understand how to comparison-shop for the best rental units, know the financial support options and opportunities for first-time homeowners, and know the basics about leases, contracts and insurance.
In this course, learners will prepare a resume, cover letter, and post-interview thank you correspondence. They will also practice interview skills, such as greetings, introductions, questions for the interviewer, and appropriate attire and body language. learners will also distinguish between legal and illegal interview questions.
In this course, learners will prepare for the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles knowledge and sign tests for obtaining a driver's license. They will use vocabulary for parts of the interior and exterior of the motor vehicle, traffic signs, directions, and commands that may be used in the road test.
In this course, learners will prepare for the U.S. citizenship interview. They will prepare to answer all of the 100 history and government questions which may be asked as well as the written English portion of the interview.