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Brian C. White
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

General Studies 199 will be an opportunity for new UW students to learn about the university and Seattle communities, in addition to mixing with fellow new UW students.

Student learning goals

-Be introduced to the university environment

-Understand the UW registration system

-Be introduced to campus clubs, activities, and sports

-Learn about campus resources

-A chance to reflect on time spent at UW

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites.

Class assignments and grading

There are various assignments throughout the quarter. These include, but are not limited to: -GoPosts: Forum posts and replies on the class GoPost website. -Mapping: Mapping assignments help introduce students to new experiences around campus and help plan for the future. -Seattle Communities: A paper and group presentation about an area in Seattle. -Research and Discovery (RAD) Project: A project introducing students to the library.

There will be several other smaller assignments throughout the quarter for participation credit.

Credit is given on a credit/no credit basis only. Grades are determined by the following weights:

Participation: 30% for weekly participation 5% for program evaluation (at the end of the quarter)

Projects: 15% for Seattle Communities project 15% for Research and Discovery (RAD) Project 20% for Mapping Projects

GoPosts: 15% for GoPost posts and replies


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.
Last Update by Brian C. White
Date: 06/21/2012