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Peter Freeman
B CUSP 118
Bothell Campus

Discovery Core III: The Portfolio and Experiential Learning in Individuals and Society

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.

Class description

This course offers students the opportunity to reflect on how discourse and culture have influenced their learning over the past year. Questions explored will include, but are not limited to: What is the relationship between discourse and culture? How does culture influence how we view the world? How are discourse and culture expressed?

To help investigate these questions, students will spend the first half of the course developing an understanding of discourse and culture, and examine how both can be used as analytical tools. During the second half, students will apply what they've learned in the course to analyze and reflect on how the projects and papers they've completed during their first year fit into the academic culture and discourse of UW Bothell.

At the end of the course, students will compile a collection of projects they have completed over the past year. Students will then use their projects to make evidence-based arguments for how their learning has fit into the campus' culture and discourse of interdisciplinary scholarship.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Methods include group-work, class discussions and activities, and occasional lecture.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Peter Freeman
Date: 02/02/2013