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Cassandra L. Petz
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

This class is a fun and exciting way to be introduced to the University of Washington, we will cover many different aspects of UW, through projects, discussions and explorations!

Student learning goals

Identify general strategies for academic success, and understand the role of critical thinking and research in UW courses!

Engage with students who share academic interest and reflecting on their experience with academic coursework and build community within the program!

Learn about the vast campus and off campus resources UW and the City of Seattle has to offer in a fun and interesting way!

To aid in the discovery of your personal identity, and help to explore goals and majors one may pursue at the UW.

Form social groups that provide the peer academic and social support necessary for a successful college experience

General method of instruction

As a FIG leader, my job is to introduce you to the University in the best way possible. This is a class different from many others at the University of Washington because it is participation based. Classroom discussions, explorations, and projects will all play a crucial role in your success, but as long as you participate, it should not be difficult to succeed!

Recommended preparation

Be excited about the UW, and willing to learn about what makes the University of Washington excellent!

Class assignments and grading


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 Cassandra L. Petz
Date: 07/03/2013