GEN ST 105
Designed to increase the academic proficiencies of new freshmen entering the University. Includes coursework in the liberal arts and sciences and related work in writing, speaking, and mathematics. Introduces students to computing and campus culture. Credit/no-credit only.
University Perspectives is an unique version of General Studies 105. This course introduces strategies and skills to effectively navigate and evaluate university-level, argumentative research. Participants investigate films, academic articles, music, and speeches in a collaborative, discussion-based classroom. Class size is limited to 25 students. You can also learn more at our program website (http://courses.washington.edu/up/).
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
University Perspectives is a discussion-based course. We'll approach every topic as a group solving or exploring a problem. Unversity Perspectives' instructors are experienced facilitators who enjoy and emphasize small group collaboration and active learning.
In order to take the University Perspectives course, students must be in their first year at the UW. All majors are welcomed and encouraged to take this course.
Class assignments and grading
Assignments will be both collaborative and individual - culminating with a small quarter project. Students will also regularly participate in online discussions and complete other weekly assignments.
University Perspectives is a non-graded (Credit/No Credit) course worth two elective credits. Although, the course is not graded, students will turn in several assignments and receive substantive feedback from instructors and classmates.