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Jason S. Boyd
GEN ST 197
Seattle Campus

Freshman Seminar

Small-group discussion with faculty representing a wide spectrum of academic disciplines. Topics and approaches vary. Instructor may introduce research techniques or findings, concentrate on readings in his/her area of interest, or illustrate problems and alternatives related to the study of a particular academic discipline. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

This seminar will provide an intoduction to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Issues from a broad, affirming, and inclusive GLBT perspective. We will examine the personal, political, and legal questions, as well as look at GLBT experiences on college and university campuses.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

A variety of media will be used in instruction. These will include lecture, film, presentations, guest speakers, and interactive activities.

This course will have numerous Teaching Assistants (TAs) to supplement course materials with small group discussion.

Recommended preparation

As an introductory seminar, there is little in the way of "preparation" that would be required. Students should be ready to engage in active learning and discussion, as well as have fun!

Class assignments and grading

Grading for the class will be credit/no credit, with minimal assignments.

Attendance of all classes is required in order to earn credit, as are participation in class and completion of assignments.

Students are expected to come to class on time; arriving to class late will result in additional assignments.


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.
Additional Information
Last Update by Jason S. Boyd
Date: 09/15/2004