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B CUSP 100 General Learning Strategies (2, max. 6)
Provides students with active learning strategies and exploration of university curricular and co-curricular resources and services to help them transition into a university setting and become effective learners. Includes interactive work on building collaborative skills, ands well as reflection on personal and academic goals. Offered: AWSp.
Instructor Course Description: Deborah A. Jacoby Krista L Brown John Godek Peter Freeman Sabrina Moss

B CUSP 103 Intercultural Literacy for Multilingual Students (3) Y. MIN
Develops the intercultural abilities of students whose native language is not English. Students learn close reading skills and practical guidelines and strategies that can help them develop writing abilities for various genres of assignments.

B CUSP 104 Discovery Core I: The Arts (5) VLPA
Examines an important social issue such as ecology, art, political change, the power of media, educational reform, or the role of science in contemporary culture through interdisciplinary investigation, and the lens of the visual, literary, and performing arts. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Alka Kurian Andrea H. Kovalesky Amoshaun Phynn Toft Rebecca M Price Carolyn J. Bodle Georgia M. Roberts Gray M Kochhar-Lindgren Kristin Louise Gustafson Howard Hsu Jeanette M. Sanchez Jennifer W Atkinson Julie Shayne Kristine E. Kellejian Kristy A. Leissle Laura B. Schildkraut Alan Leong Kari A Lerum Michael F. Berry David M. Nixon Nicole Calian Kory Perigo John Peter Richardson Patrick G. Blaine Randi Marie Courtmanch Robin R Oppenheimer Travis J Sands Sharon E. Crowley Veronica Barrera Wei Zhi Gao Wanda V Gregory

B CUSP 107 Discovery Core I: Individuals and Society (5) I&S
Through collaborative and interdisciplinary learning, students develop a knowledge base, skills, habits of inquiry, and imaginative vision. Focuses on individuals, society. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Arnold S Berger Alka Kurian Amoshaun Phynn Toft Robin Elizabeth Spayde Rebecca M Price Christian Anderson Georgia M. Roberts Kristin Louise Gustafson Jeanette M. Sanchez Jennifer W Atkinson John Godek James Reinnoldt Julie Shayne Keith Hall Kristine E. Kellejian Kristy A. Leissle Laura B. Schildkraut Alan Leong Kari A Lerum Laurie Joy Anderson Loren K. Redwood Michael L. Goldberg Nancy L Kool Peter Freeman John Peter Richardson Randi Marie Courtmanch Rebeca F Rivera Rucha Ambikar Sharon E. Crowley Sharleen Mondal Veronica Barrera Carol Zander

B CUSP 110 Discovery Core I: The Natural World (5) NW
Examines an important social issue such as ecology, the role of technology in society, bioethics, or global and local health concerns through interdisciplinary investigation, and the disciplined scientific study of the natural world. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Arnold S Berger Robin Elizabeth Spayde Rebecca M Price Brandon Dearmond Finley Chad B Wilsey David A. Conners Kelvin H. Sung Laurie Joy Anderson Kory Perigo Rebeca F Rivera Susan L Mcnabb

B CUSP 115 Discovery Core II: Individuals and Society (5) I&S
Addresses an important social issue through an interdisciplinary perspective, continues to build creative and critical skills, and focuses on the relationship between the individual and society. Offered: W.
Instructor Course Description: Alka Kurian David G. Allen Robert Francis Kristin Louise Gustafson Heyang Julie Kae Jerelyn A. Resnick Julie Shayne Kenneth A Rufo Kristy A. Leissle Loren K. Redwood Nives Dolsak Nancy L Kool John Peter Richardson Rucha Ambikar Ruth Gregory Travis J Sands William R Seaburg Wanda V Gregory

B CUSP 116 Discovery Core II: The Natural World (5) NW, QSR
Addresses an important social issue through an interdisciplinary perspective; builds creative and critical skills of writing, analysis, and quantitative reasoning; and explores, through scientific methods, one aspect of the natural world. Offered: W.
Instructor Course Description: Arnold S Berger Avery Shinneman Robin Elizabeth Spayde Brandon Dearmond Finley Caren Crandell Charles F Jackels Mark Kochanski Susan M. Kraemer Steven W. Collins

B CUSP 117 Discovery Core II: Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (5, max. 10) VLPA
Examines an important social issue such as ecology, art, political change, the power of media, educational reform, or the role of science in contemporary culture through interdisciplinary investigation and the lens of the visual, literary, and performing arts. Offered: W.
Instructor Course Description: Alka Kurian Andrea H. Kovalesky Deborah Caplow Georgia M. Roberts Gray M Kochhar-Lindgren Howard Hsu Michael F. Berry David M. Nixon Patrick G. Blaine Randi Marie Courtmanch Robin R Oppenheimer Sharon E. Crowley Louise Spiegler Crispin Thurlow Faber Wei Zhi Gao Wanda V Gregory

B CUSP 118 Discovery Core III: The Portfolio and Experiential Learning in Individuals and Society (5) I&S
Evaluates progress at the conclusion of the first year through the construction of a portfolio and offers an experiential learning opportunity, either on- or off-campus. Prerequisite: either B CUSP 115, B CUSP 116, or B CUSP 117; may not be repeated. Offered: Sp.
Instructor Course Description: Andreas J. Brockhaus Rebecca Reed Rosenberg Gary L. Carpenter Kristin Louise Gustafson Heyang Julie Kae Jennifer W Atkinson Jerelyn A. Resnick Kristy A. Leissle Laura B. Schildkraut Alan Leong Loren K. Redwood David M. Nixon Nicole Calian Nancy L Kool Peter Freeman John Peter Richardson Robin R Oppenheimer Rucha Ambikar Travis J Sands Sharleen Mondal Wanda V Gregory

B CUSP 119 Discovery Core III: The Portfolio and Experiential Learning (5) NW
Evaluates progress at the conclusion of the first year through the construction of a portfolio and offers an experiential learning opportunity, either on- or off-campus. Prerequisite: either B CUSP 115, B CUSP 116, or B CUSP 117; may not be repeated. Offered: Sp.
Instructor Course Description: Avery Shinneman Robin Elizabeth Spayde Brandon Dearmond Finley Douglas Mercer Laurie Joy Anderson Nancy L Kool

B CUSP 120 Discovery Core III: The Portfolio and Experiential Learning in Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (5) VLPA
Evaluates progress at the conclusion of the first year through the construction of a portfolio and offers an experiential learning opportunity, either on- or off-campus. Prerequisite: either B CUSP 115, B CUSP 116, or B CUSP 117; may not be repeated. Offered: Sp.
Instructor Course Description: Alka Kurian Candace M. Barlow Carolyn J. Bodle Erin E Gayton Gavin Doyle Gary L. Carpenter Georgia M. Roberts Howard Hsu Ian Joseph Porter Jennifer W Atkinson Patrick G. Blaine Randi Marie Courtmanch Robin R Oppenheimer Rucha Ambikar Ruth Gregory Sharon E. Crowley Sharleen Mondal Tasha M Buttler Veronica Barrera Wei Zhi Gao

B CUSP 131 Special Topics in First-Year Learning (1-5, max. 15)
Various topics designed to respond to curricular interests and needs for first-year students. Offered: AWSp.
Instructor Course Description: Anthony L. Kelley Avery Shinneman Alka Kurian Carolyn J. Bodle David A. Conners Deborah A. Jacoby Elizabeth A. Madison Gary L. Carpenter Georgia M. Roberts Greg Tuke Jamie Lynn Shirley Jeanne D. Heuving Kanta A Kochhar Karrin Klotz Kenneth A Rufo Christina M Kleisath Loren K. Redwood Michael Dimeo David M. Nixon Maureen P. West Nicole Elizabeth Wilson Nancy L Kool Abigail Nubla-Kung Peter L Nye John Peter Richardson Patrick G. Blaine Charlotte Rasmussen Rahul Krishna Gairola Leonard N. Rifas Robin R Oppenheimer Ruth Gregory Susan Kraemer Sabrina Moss David G Socha Stuart Alan Streichler Wayne Au Wanda V Gregory Young-Kyung Min

B CUSP 133 Freshman Interest Group (3)
Provides a range of educational experiences that are able to move both within and beyond the traditional classroom. Experiences include options such as participation in undergraduate research, community engagement, and on-campus groups organized around themes of common interest.
Instructor Course Description: Gray M Kochhar-Lindgren Alan Leong Robert Joseph Turner Warren G. Gold

B CUSP 134 Interdisciplinary Writing (5) C
Offers an interdisciplinary approach to composition, including generating a compelling topic; the articulation of a thesis; the development of supporting evidence; the ability to draw conclusions from the evidence, clear organization of the essay, correct mechanics; awareness of audience, and knowledge of resources for research. Prerequisite: may not be taken for credit if previously earned a minimum grade of 2.0 B CUSP 101, B CUSP 114, or ENGL 131. Offered: AWSp.
Instructor Course Description: Alice L Pedersen Calla E. Chancellor Erin E Gayton Heyang Julie Kae Justin A Young Jennifer W Atkinson Kristine E. Kellejian Katrina M. Harack Katherine Hardman Voyles Laurie Joy Anderson Nancy L Kool Peter Freeman Rahul Krishna Gairola Travis J Sands Sharon E. Crowley Tasha M Buttler Wei Zhi Gao Young-Kyung Min

B CUSP 135 Research Writing (5) C
Strengthens performance of college-level argumentative writing and scholarly research, critical reading and thinking, and the critique and the creation of print and new media texts. Prerequisite: either B CUSP 101, B CUSP 114, or B CUSP 134. Offered: AWSp.
Instructor Course Description: Alice L Pedersen Candace M. Barlow Heyang Julie Kae Jennifer W Atkinson Kristine E. Kellejian Katrina M. Harack Katherine Hardman Voyles Nancy L Kool Peter Freeman Rahul Krishna Gairola Travis J Sands Sharon E. Crowley Sharleen Mondal Louise Spiegler Tasha M Buttler Wei Zhi Gao Young-Kyung Min

B CUSP 137 Writing Studio (2, max. 6)
Develops strategies for improving academic writing. Focuses on interpreting assignments, developing rhetorical awareness, applying self-assessment, and improving revision. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
Instructor Course Description: Kristine E. Kellejian

B CUSP 140 Scientific Journeys (5, max. 15) NW, QSR
Offers introductory practice in laboratory and quantitative techniques, a history of one or more of the sciences, and reflection on the relationship between science and its function in the larger society. Topics vary. Offered: AWSp.
Instructor Course Description: Robin Elizabeth Spayde Rebecca M Price Brandon Dearmond Finley William R. Orr Douglas Mercer Narayani Choudhury Eric P. Salathe Jason Scullion Susan L Mcnabb Maria Ursula Valdez

B CUSP 141 Natural History and Environmental Science (5) NW W. GOLD, M. GROOM, A. LAMBERT, D. STOKES
Introduces the study of the natural world through the approaches and tools of both traditional natural historians and modern scientific inquiry. Emphasizes the application of these approaches to studying nearby natural areas and using education principles to communication and interpret nature.

B CUSP 153 Introduction to Geology (5) NW
Survey of the physical systems that give the earth its form. Emphasizes the dynamic nature of interior and surface processes on the earth and stressing the value of geological forms in understanding of the past and predicting future events.

B CUSP 154 Introduction to Oceanography (5) NW
Case studies of research on the oceans, deep-sea exploration, climate change, and human impacts on marine life. Considers societal factors affecting progress in marine science, changing popular attitudes toward the oceans, and key current policy implications of marine science.

B CUSP 161 Digital Thinking (5) QSR
Introduces the fundamental concepts behind computing and computational thinking including logical reasoning; problem solving, data representation; abstraction; complexity management; computers and network operations; effective web searches; ethics; and legal and social aspects of information technology through the creation of popular digital artifacts such as web pages, animations, and video games. Offered: ASp.
Instructor Course Description: Peter E Gruenbaum Michael D Stiber

B CUSP 170 Introduction to Psychology (5) I&S
Surveys major areas of psychological science. Core topics include human social behavior, personality, psychological disorders and treatment, learning, memory, human development, biological influences, and research methods. Related topics may include sensation, perception, states of consciousness, thinking, intelligence, language, motivation, emotion, stress and health, cross-cultural psychology, and applied psychology. Offered: AWSp.
Instructor Course Description: Janelle M Silva John Eric Stewart Mary V. Mc Guire Panagiotis Hatziandreas Renee L. Ha

B CUSP 171 World History I (5) I&S
Situates human history within broadest possible context - from beginning of the universe, through early earth history and the origin and evolution of earth's biomass and the human species to the development of the great classical societies of China, India, Persia, and the Mediterranean. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Alan T Wood

B CUSP 172 World History II (5) I&S
Explores world history from the time of the ancient classical empires to the global Enlightenment periods of the Eighteenth century. Investigate the interaction of different peoples with their social and natural environments. Offered: W.
Instructor Course Description: Alan T Wood

B CUSP 173 World History III (5) I&S
Explores world history from the Enlightenment periods of the Eighteenth century to the present. Investigates the interaction of different peoples with their social and natural environments. Offered: Sp.
Instructor Course Description: Alan T Wood

B CUSP 174 American Lives (5) VLPA/I&S
Studies the biographies of Americans who made significant contributions during a particular era in American history. These biographies provide a platform for examining social, political and economic developments, as well as how those developments shaped American attitudes, identities, and institutions.
Instructor Course Description: Alka Kurian Peter L Nye

B CUSP 175 Introduction to American Government (5) I&S
Examines the major institutions and processes of American government, including civil liberties and rights, federalism, Congress, the presidency, the judiciary, executive branch, political parties and elections, interest groups, and civic engagement. Offered: AWSp.
Instructor Course Description: Robert Farkasch

B CUSP 176 Introduction to Global Economy (5) I&S, QSR
Provides intellectual frameworks for common concerns about globalization, competition, trade, transnational corporations, migration, and other contemporary questions. Emphasizes mastery of relevant data and the ability to connect data to analysis and argument. Offered: AWSp.
Instructor Course Description: Colin Danby Daniel F. Jacoby Lisa Nicole Citron Robert Farkasch

B CUSP 177 Personal Finance and Consumer Psychology (5) I&S, QSR
Introductory examination of personal consumption decisions and financial management tools. Addresses decision-making models, societal norms, and institutions that mediate the working of global and local capital.

B CUSP 178 Introduction to Communication (5) I&S
Introduces topics in the study of human communication. Focuses on key goals such as identities, relationships, and communities; modes of interaction such as linguistic, kinesthetic, visual, and mediated; and settings such as one-to-one, small group, organizations, virtual, and mass media. Offered: ASp.
Instructor Course Description: Kenneth A Rufo Crispin Thurlow Faber

B CUSP 186 Comic Books and Graphic Novels (5) VLPA
Analyzes comic books and graphic novels as cultural artifacts within a long tradition of visual storytelling and social critique. Traces the history of its development, focusing on social influences, and emerging social trends that shaped the powerful creative industry it has become today. Offered: Sp.

B CUSP 187 Introduction to Literary Analysis (5) VLPA Goldberg, Goldstein, Kochhar-Lindgren, Watts
Examines how literary texts create meaning and emotion. Identifies literary elements and explains their use within formal structures in order to appreciate the pleasures and complexities of literary expression, and their usefulness in other arenas. Instructors may focus on specific genres or topics. Offered: W.
Instructor Course Description: Jennifer W Atkinson Katherine Hardman Voyles Michael L. Goldberg Nancy L Kool Patrick D Zambianchi Louise Spiegler

B CUSP 188 Topics in Asian Cultures (5, max. 10) VLPA/I&S Goldberg, Goldstein, Kochhar-Lindren, Watts
Introduces the traditional arts, cultures, and history of countries of Asia. Emphasizes the interaction between culture and geography, politics, economies, and social structures that shape, and are shaped by cultural processes and products. Specific countries varies with the instructor and quarter offered. Offered: WSp.
Instructor Course Description: Alka Kurian James Reinnoldt Rahul Krishna Gairola Sharleen Mondal Steven W. Collins Wei Zhi Gao

B CUSP 189 Myth, Ritual, and Culture (5) VLPA/I&S
Introduces the concepts of ritual, myth, symbols, and the construction of meaning in fields such as psychology, anthropology, performance studies, theater, and religions studies, focusing on the formation of rituals and their functions in different social contexts. Offered: WSp.
Instructor Course Description: Mark V Calogero John Peter Richardson

B CUSP 190 Contemporary Literature (5) VLPA
Critically engages with contemporary fiction, poetry, drama, cross-genre writing, or new media texts to investigate questions such as methods of interpretation, cultural identity, historiography, gender formations, or political analysis. Offered: ASp.
Instructor Course Description: Heyang Julie Kae Katherine Hardman Voyles Linda S Watts Nancy L Kool Sharon E. Crowley Tasha M Buttler

B CUSP 192 Cross-Cultural Philosophies and Religions (5) I&S
A cross cultural examination of philosophical and religious perspectives on basic questions of human life such as meaning, reality, knowledge, and action, with the aim of developing a sense of the rich complexity of varying cultural and interpretive traditions. Offered: Sp.
Instructor Course Description: David M. Nixon Nicole Calian

B CUSP 193 Introduction to Philosophy (5) I&S
Major philosophical questions relating to such matters as the existence of God, the foundations of knowledge, the nature of reality, and the nature of morality. Approach may be either historical or topical. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: David M. Nixon Nicole Calian

B CUSP 194 Introduction to Film (5) VLPA
Provides an introduction to cinema as an artistic medium, as a source of entertainment, as a platform for cultural critique, and as a cluster of social institutions with significant political and economic power. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Alka Kurian

B CUSP 199 Field-Based Learning (3, max. 9)
Designed for pre-majors interested in gaining hands-on work experience to access potential educational and career paths. Credit/no-credit only.
Instructor Course Description: Paul B Mahon

B CUSP 200 Introduction to Microeconomics (5) I&S, QSR
Analysis of markets: consumer demand, production, exchange, the price system, resource allocation, government intervention. Recommended: B CUSP 123. Offered: AWSp.
Instructor Course Description: Aditi Mitra David A. Conners Daniel F. Jacoby Keith Hall Javier M Pereira Philip J Palm

B CUSP 201 Introduction to Macroeconomics (5) I&S, QSR
Analysis of the aggregate economy: national income, inflation, business fluctuations, unemployment, monetary system, federal budget, international trade and finance. Prerequisite: B CUSP 200; recommended: B CUSP 123. Offered: AWSp.
Instructor Course Description: Aditi Mitra David A. Conners Robert Francis Jakob Funkenstein

B CUSP 202 Introduction to Law (5) I&S
Introduction to the structure of the legal system. Covers how the United States legal system reflects and forms social values; resolves disputes; deals with criminal procedures; addresses torts and contracts; and examines the functioning of the Constitution. Offered: AWSp.
Instructor Course Description: Alexandra A Filutowski Camille L Walsh Karrin Klotz Susan J Helf Stuart Alan Streichler

B CUSP 203 Undergraduate Peer Instructor Practicum (1-3, max. 12)
Provides instruction in group leadership and promotion of values and methods of learning within a university setting. For Peer Instructors. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: Sp.
Instructor Course Description: Daniel B Scheuler

B CUSP 205 Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurs (2-5) I&S
Offers an exploratory workshop on generating and refining new ideas, both individually and collaboratively, in areas such as business, the arts, and community projects. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Laura B. Schildkraut

B CUSP 206 Learning to Lead: Collaboration in Diverse Contexts (2)
Explores methods of collaboration, mentoring, and shared leadership practices for social justice. Participants work together to identify relevant issues and necessary skills for both campus and community-based projects. Required for M.A.T.C.H. program. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
Instructor Course Description: Georgia M. Roberts

B CUSP 270 Negotiation and Persuasion: Theory and Practice (5) I&S
Examines effective negotiation techniques and prominent theories of persuasion, applying these techniques and insights in simulated negotiation. Students practice bargaining strategies, negotiate business contracts, job offers, interpersonal conflicts, consumer dispute, and ethical dilemmas. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Peter L Nye

B CUSP 290 Research in Action (2, max. 6) Rasmussen
Introduces research practices, methods, and processes in the different (inter)disciplines represented on the UW Bothell campus. Students develop skills necessary to be successful scholars and researchers and learn about research that is being conducted by the UW Bothell faculty. Offered: AWSp.
Instructor Course Description: Charlotte Rasmussen

B CUSP 295 Study Abroad Pre-Departure Seminar (2) I&S
Prepares students for the experience of studying abroad by offering a complex look at the industry of global travel. Students also consider various approaches to "responsible travel" and reflect on ways that their own study abroad experience may both mirror and challenge the well-worn image of the "American tourist". Offered: A.

B CUSP 296 Study Abroad: CUSP (1-5, max. 15) VLPA/I&S
CUSP related courses for which there are no direct University of Washington Bothell equivalents, taken through a University of Washington study abroad program.
Instructor Course Description: James Reinnoldt