Sydney Richetto

Sydney Richetto
Wausau, WI
English – Biomedical Writing

Honors Courses

General Education Program requirements for honors students can be found here.  

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Regularly Offered Honors Courses

General Education Program Foundation Level

Foundation Level

Ross Tangedal Professor Ross Tangedal
English 150
Honors Section

"The students in my Advanced Freshman English class push boundaries. They ask questions and challenge concepts. They know how to structure thoughts and interrogate complex ideas. Even though we are reading a little-known American author (Richard Yates), the students treat the material with tremendous respect. That shows maturity, thoughtfulness, and intelligence. Meeting with them every Monday evening is an absolute pleasure."

Written Communication

  • English 150 - Advanced Freshman English
    Research and writing using appropriate rhetorical strategies for students with potential for accelerated reading, writing, and research.

Oral Communication

  • Communication 101 - Fundamentals of Oral Communication
    Introduction to and application of those principles which lead to an understanding of and facility with practical discourse.

Quantitative Literacy

  • Math 105 - Mathematics Applications, Appreciation, and Skills
    Topics include probability, statistics, geometry, logic, history and appreciation of mathematics, mathematics of finance, and others. Not a substitute for MATH 095 OR MATH 107 as a prerequisite for any other MATH course.
  • Math 355 - Elementary Statistical Methods
    Fundamental concepts and techniques that underlie applications to various disciplines, including descriptive statistics; averages; dispersion; random sampling; binomial, normal, Student T, Chi-square, and F distributions; estimation and tests of hypothesis; linear regression and correlation; laboratory emphasis on sampling and applications.


  • Health Promotion and Wellness 102 - The Healthy American
    Learn how to explore and practice a balanced lifestyle. Become familiar with UW-Stevens Point's model of Wellness. Assess your personal lifestyle and current state of wellness in body, mind, and spirit. Design, implement, and sustain a personal plan to alter your behavior and enhance your wellness in a meaningful way.

General Education Program Investigation Level

Investigation Level


  • Education 135 - Thinking and Feeling in Modern Media
    Introductory investigation and application of new media, including video games and web videos. Applying interdisciplinary perspectives. Focus on adolescents' use of media and technology.

Historical Perspectives

  • History 292 - Native American History
    Earliest times to the present.

Chris Diehm Professor Chris Diehm
Philosophy 100
Honors Section

"My class is so talkative and quick to engage with topics. The best indicator of how well my honors class is going though, is that every student is in the class nearly 10 minutes early, and every student typically sticks around to continue the discussions for about five minutes after the class. A professor's dream!"


  • English 106 - Reading Fiction
    An opportunity to read, discuss, and evaluate outstanding works of fiction.

  • Philosophy 100 - Introduction to Philosophy
    Survey of important problems in philosophy such as the nature of reality, knowledge, and value.

  • Religious Studies 100 - Religions of Asia
    Survey religious traditions of Asia with special attention to Hinduism and Buddhism.

Jason Riddle Professor Jason Riddle
Natural Resources 150
Honors Section

"The honors program students have been incredible so far. I think we'd love to have more of them in the fall."

Social Sciences

  • Natural Resources 150 - People, Resources and the Biosphere
    Global resource and environmental problems from a historic, socioeconomic, and biological perspective.
  • Economics 110 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    Concepts of scarcity and cost; supply and demand; government in the economy; organization and functions of businesses and cooperatives; measurement and determination of national income; unemployment and inflation; money, banking, and financial markets; international trade and finance.
  • Psychology 110 - Introduction to Psychology
    Introduction to scientific study of behavior and mental processes, and methods used in psychological research.
  • Sociology 101 - Introduction to Sociology
    Sociology as special field of social science, social relations, and social systems; the organization of societies and other human groupings; fundamentals of sociological investigation, dealing with the underlying premises, concepts, logic, and methods of sociology.

Natural Science

  • Biology 100 - Biological Principles and the Human Environment
    Survey of biology emphasizing present and future relationships of humans to their environment.
  • Biology 160 - Introduction to Animal Biology
    Anatomy, physiology, adaptation, and classification of animals; morphology and anatomy of various types of animals.
  • Chemistry 105 - Fundamental Chemistry
    Fundamental principles and theories of chemistry, including stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure and bonding, nuclear chemistry, thermodynamics, descriptive chemistry of nonmetals and transition metals, chemical kinetics and equilibria, introduction to organic chemistry.
  • Chemistry 117 - General Chemistry Principles
    Laws and principles of chemistry including atomic and molecular structure, review of stoichiometry, descriptive inorganic chemistry of the representative and transition elements, chemical equilibria, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, and chemical kinetics.

Global Awareness

  • French 313 - Intermediate Conversation
  • German 314 - Intermediate Composition
  • Spanish 313 - Intermediate Spanish Conversation

Non-General Education Program Courses

  • Natural Resources 250 - Introduction to Fisheries, Forestry and Wildlife Resources
    Integrated introduction to principles/practices of fisheries, forestry and wildlife management, including production of goods and services while maintaining ecosystem integrity and functions; contemporary issues.
  • Biology 210 - Principles of Genetics
    General principles of heredity and variation of plants and animals, including humans.