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Georgia M. Roberts
B CUSP 131
Bothell Campus

Special Topics in First-Year Learning

Various topics designed to respond to curricular interests and needs for first-year students. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

Learning to Lead: Collaboration in Diverse Contexts

This class aims at fostering student leadership on campus and in your communities. We will study the histories and methodologies of student leadership, focusing specifically on social movements in the U.S. The course is discussion-based, meaning there will be short readings and activities designed to facilitate in-depth class discussion. You will also be asked to collaboratively design and lead a class activity.

Student learning goals

1. To understand and practice shared leadership skills

2. To gain a basic understanding of U.S. discourses on race, ethnicity, multiculturalism and diversity

3. To develop student's awareness of the relationship between culture, power and the construction of knowledge

4. To develop each student's ability to engage in classroom discussion about race, class, gender and sexuality

5. To develop collaborative skills

6. To provide a gateway into leadership opportunities on campus, such as MATCH - Making Access To College Happen (formally known as the Dream Project).

General method of instruction

The methods of instruction for this course include student-led discussions, small group activities, documentary films and creative writing.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

The course grade will be given on a credit/no-credit basis. In order to receive full participation points, you must be present for all Friday classes.


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 Georgia M. Roberts
Date: 12/05/2012