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Advanced Nursing Practice Interventions
Instructor: Lori Settersten, Ph.D.
College of Nursing, UW-Milwaukee
Level of Course: Graduate

The purpose of this course is to enhance the knowledge and skills related to the design and implementation of nursing interventions at advanced levels. Relevant concepts, theories, and research to support the development and implementation of nursing interventions for advanced practice are explored. Students evaluate the relationship between diagnoses, interventions, and outcomes based on conceptual and theoretical perspectives. Students design a protocol for the implementation of an advanced practice nursing intervention, identify outcomes for which the intervention is planned to affect, analyze and critique current practice guidelines, and evaluate interventions and outcomes relevant to health promotion and disease prevention goals for individuals and aggregates across the continuum of care. Each student is responsible to facilitate an online critical discussion of a particular intervention protocol identified in the research literature, and to report the outcome of that discussion to the class. Two-thirds of class meetings are face-to-face, while one-third occur online.

Buy Me! Ads and Shopping in American Culture
Instructor: Alan Aycock, Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology, UW-Milwaukee
Level of Course: Undergraduate (Freshman Seminar Series)

This course is designed to give students a sense of how anthropology approaches advertising and shopping in American culture. The course takes a look at how ads are created, what they mean, and what they do in American culture and people's lives. The course also looks at the role that shopping plays, and how the public learns to consume products and services as part of daily routines. Trends are examined, such as: the explosion of body culture, the emergence of a global entertainment economy, the implications of WalMarting, McDonaldization and Disneyfication, and the promise of "trading up," the democratization of luxury. Finally, students look at ads and shopping gone wild focusing on spectacle, scandal, and moral panic in science, politics, religion, and education. Through a series of face-to-face and online learning activities, students hone their analytical skills and draw on their personal experience of ads and shopping to learn to examine their own place in American commercial culture. Field activities in which students explore shopping malls from an ethnographic perspective are then integrated into face-to-face and online discussions and presentations. Approximately two-thirds of the course is online, while one third occurs face-to-face.

Cross-Cultural Study of Religion
Instructor: Alan Aycock, Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology, UW-Milwaukee
Level of Course: Undergraduate/Graduate

The Cross-Cultural Study of Religion is a course in which students work during their face-to-face meetings to understand theoretical perspectives on the anthropology of religion, and to attain a breadth of understanding of different religious cultures around the world. The students' online work emphasizes the analysis of a selected case study of religion according to the theories examined in the face-to-face component of the course. Students are also required to bring their own religious experience to bear during online discussions. The students' task is to integrate the face-to-face and online components by demonstrating their ability to apply theories to real-world religious cultures, and by comparing the practices and ideas described in the case study to the broader range of examples of religion around the world. Approximately two-thirds of the course takes place face-to-face, while the remaining third of the course is online.

Survey American Literature, 1865-1940
Instructor: Peter Sands, Ph.D.
Department of English, UW-Milwaukee
Level of Course: Undergraduate

This course surveys the literature of the United States between the Civil War and World War II. This particular course walks the line between the "canonical" and "other" literatures of the period. The course discusses and contrasts New England authors and newer scholarship that have incorporated other writers and stories about non-whites, women, and people from every walk of life and region of the country. The course examines regions moving from the Northeast to the West and the South; looks at race and gender while exploring the contributions and receptions in culture of women and non-whites; and experiments with form, genre, and content in poetry and prose. Equal portions of the course are online and face-to-face. Dialog, collaboration, and reflection occur both during online discussion forums and during face-to-face class meetings. During a given week, some students post their reflections online while others respond to them. Conversations begun online are brought back into the classroom for further exploration and analysis. Public peer review is posted online to supplement the instructor's assessment of student work.

Management Analysis
Instructor: Jay Caulfield, Ph.D.
College of Business Administration, UW-Milwaukee
Level of Course: Senior Undergraduates: Capstone Course

This course studies administrative processes under conditions of uncertainty including integrating analysis of policy determination at the overall management level. Students analyze companies' and learn to: (1) identify and apply major strategic management concepts, theories and models; (2) apply management decision-making techniques and support tools; (4) devise recommendations and arguments supporting proposed alternative strategic actions; (5) demonstrate understanding of the relationship between strategy formulation and strategy implementation; (6) analyze an organization based on its internal strengths and weaknesses and its external opportunities and challenges; (7) formulate effectives strategies at all levels of an organization based on the organization's mission, vision, values and culture; and (8) identify the role that managers and leaders at all levels of an organization play in achieving sustained organizational effectiveness. Online work includes routine quizzes to ensure that students have completed and understood the readings. Because group work is critical to this course, groups move through the stages of their main project — analysis of an organization — through online postings that present their work to date to the rest of the class. Peer evaluation, as well as instructor assessment of work, is a significant portion of a student's grade. Approximately a quarter of the class was conducted online.

Site and the Public Space
Instructor: Amy Mangrich, MFA
Department of Visual Arts, Peck School of the Arts, UW-Milwaukee
Level of Course: Undergraduate

"Site and the Public Space" was an advanced course in which students address the social and cultural issues relating to the urban environment. The culminating mission of the semester was the production of a collaborative, site-specific public art piece installed in a civic space on a temporary basis. Analysis of critical texts, guest presentations, and production of the final public art project was completed during the face-to-face portion of the course. Off-campus, students attended lectures by professional artists on the contemporary critique surrounding public art. Discussion of topics relevant to the lectures took place online. Students also worked off-campus in small groups conducting interviews with citizens living in Milwaukee. Online discussion facilitated the planning of these interviews. In addition to the Discussion area, the Dropbox and Locker areas of D2L were used extensively for individual assignments and group assignment document exchange. The Content area delivered course information and assignment descriptions as well as streaming video and audio files which contextualized and illustrated course concepts. Approximately two-thirds of the course was face-to-face, while the remaining third of the course was conducted online or off-campus.

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