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Alana U. Thorbourne
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

As a part of a multicultural/ service learning Freshman Interest Group, students can expect to have a more centered exploration of the UW community that focuses on diversity, service and community. Students will learn about university resources and experiences that pertain to persons (both the UW and Seattle community) of diverse backgrounds.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Students should approach this course with an attitude for exploration and experience with open minds. It is also suggested that students read the 2006 Common Book for freshmen.

Class assignments and grading

Assignments are both experiential and reflective. Students will participate on excursions outside of the regular class time to experience different aspects of the UW community. These experiences as well as weekly reflections will be completed online or typed to hand in during class.

Credit or No Credit; see syllabus to be handed out in class.


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 Alana U. Thorbourne
Date: 09/13/2006