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Andrew J Omahen
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

You can expect to hopefully gain knowledge about the University of Washington and be able to get a good footwork for the rest of your academic career at UW. Hopefully it will be enjoyable but that will depend on the class. The class should also be a learning experience as well as a great way to get to know the university and other students.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

The method will vary from class to class but expect to have guest speakers and hopefully fun topics to work on and discuss. The class interaction and involvment is a big part of it and most of the instruction will depend on the students. The more lively you are, the more enjoyable the class will be.

Recommended preparation

Just relax and do the work and it won't be painful and should hopefully be fun and you should be able to get something out of the class.

Class assignments and grading

The assignments aren't anything that will be too difficult or take too much time as long as they are kept up. The assignments will consist of simple homework assignments for each class, excursions and the online portfolio.

The credit will be determined by the work that the student puts into the class. If all the assignments, excursions, and portfolio are completed and done well then that will determine the credit.


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 Andrew J Omahen
Date: 08/31/2006