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Anjelina B. Hill
GEN ST 199
Seattle Campus

The University Community

Introduces students to various aspects of the University of Washington community. Includes exploration of university resources and opportunities, and academically related skill development. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.

Class description

Throughout the course we will cover ways to be successful at the university by understanding our roles as individuals, within a community, and identifying some general strategies for academic success. We will discover the many resources and opportunities that the university offers, specific disciplines within majors, and much more!

Student learning goals

Increased awareness that the university is organized into academic disciplines, and that these disciplines will impact student learning. Also learning about the students dependable strengths and setting relative goals.

Completing college-level work in two or more academic courses and reflecting on that experience. How to transition successfully between a high school to a college setting.

Engaging with campus resources, services, and opportunities that enhance classroom learning to inform their educational and professional decision-making. How to succeed as a University of Washington student.

Interacting with a group of students who are also entering college while exploring each other's differences in terms of identity, ideas, background, or experience.

Knowing the importance of meeting and working with students who share their academic interests and objectives. Networking and getting involved on campus.

Forming social groups that provide the peer academic support necessary for a successful college experience. Learning about the opportunities outside of campus which includes exploring what the city of Seattle has to offer.

General method of instruction

Classes will be completely interactive with each student having a major role in the direction of the class and the way that the class is taught. There will be a combination of both lecture-type classes as well as interactive activity based classes.

Recommended preparation

Be excited and be open to share and learn!

Class assignments and grading

There will be an even mixture of small assignments and others will be bigger projects that will include working together outside the classroom setting. Participation is very important.

Grades will be assigned on a credit/no credit system, effort, and your level of participation. The grade breakdown is as follows: Participation-35%, Go-Post Responses-15%, Seattle Communities Project-15%, Research and Discovery Project-15%, Mapping Project Components-20%


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.
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Last Update by Anjelina B. Hill
Date: 06/30/2012