Academic Catalog

Natural Sciences

Mission Statement

Welcome to the Natural Sciences Department! We are a multidisciplinary group with programs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology and Geography. Our curriculum focuses on using scientific inquiry as a way of knowing and applying scientific knowledge to societal issues of local, regional, and global importance.

Faculty and Staff

Arnhold Davies, Michelle - Asst Professor, Physiology
Bajjali, William - Professor
Balcer, Mary - Professor, Aquatic Ecology
Breckenridge, Andrew - Associate Professor
Burkett, Edward - Professor, Biology
Cook, Peter - Assistant Professor, Physics
Danz, Nicholas - Assoc Professor, Plant Science
Gabrys-Alexson, Randy - Professor, Geography
Lane, James - Professor, Chemistry
Nelsen, Melissa - Associate Professor, Chemistry
Riker-Coleman, Kristin - Asst Professor, Geology
Rios Mendoza, Lorena - Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Schmude, Kurt - Associate Professor
Schuldt, Jeffrey - Professor, Biology
Teneyck, Matthew - Senior Lecturer
Waxman, Michael - Professor, Chemistry

Course Descriptions

Biology

BIOL 181  Special Topics  1.00-4.00  
In-depth study of specialized current topics in biology selected by the faculty on the basis of student/community interest. May include workshops, seminars, field trips, special problems, independent study, etc. Course may be repeated when topics are different. Instructor permission to enroll in this course.
BIOL 281  Special Topics  1.00-4.00  
In-depth study of specialized current topics in biology selected by the faculty on the basis of student/community interest. May include workshops, seminars, field trips, special problems, independent study, etc. Course may be repeated when topics are different. Instructor permission to enroll in this course.
BIOL 481  Special Topics  1.00-4.00  
In-depth study of specialized current topics in biology selected by the faculty on the basis of student/community interest. May include workshops, seminars, field trips, special problems, independent study, etc. Course may be repeated when topics are different. Instructor permission to enroll in this course.
Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite for taking this course is Junior standing or Instructor consent.
  
BIOL 681  Special Topics  1.00-4.00  
In-depth study of specialized current topics in biology selected by the faculty on the basis of student/community interest. May include workshops, seminars, field trips, special problems, independent study, etc. Course may be repeated when topics are different. Instructor permission to enroll in this course.

Geography

GEOG 481  Special Topics  1.00-6.00  
In-depth study of specialized topics in geography selected by the faculty on the basis of student interest/need. May include workshops, seminars, special issues, etc. Course may be repeated when topics are different. Offered on demand.
GEOG 681  Special Topics  1.00-6.00  
In-depth study of specialized topics in geography selected by the faculty on the basis of student interest/need. May include workshops, seminars, special issues, etc. Course may be repeated when topics are different. Offered on demand.

Physics

PHYS 481  Special Topics  1.00-6.00  
In-depth study of specialized current topics in physics selected by the faculty on the basis of community interest. May include workshops, seminars, field trips, special problems, independent study. May be repeated when topics are different.
PHYS 681  Special Topics  1.00-6.00  
In-depth study of specialized current topics in physics selected by the faculty on the basis of community interest. May include workshops, seminars, field trips, special problems, independent study. May be repeated when topics are different.

Contact Information

Natural Sciences Department
University of Wisconsin - Superior
Barstow Hall 202
Belknap and Catlin Ave.
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
Phone: 715-394-8322
Email: natsci@uwsuper.edu