Christine K. Ito
GEN ST 199
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.
This seminar will focus on acclimating incoming students to the UW campus and Seattle community. We will be reflecting on your classes, BIO A 101 and CHEM 110, while also exploring the library system, academic disciplines, the "4-year plan," and plenty of other topics that will enhance your first-quarter at the UW! Be ready to discuss, ask questions, and have fun!
Student learning goals
Successfully conquer the transition from high school student to a confident college student
Communicate within a small-knit, diverse community of fellow freshmen
How to manage your time, seek academic advising, and find the "best fit" as you pursue your degree
Self-reflect on your first-quarter experience
Learn about on-campus resources (volunteering, clubs, involvement scholarships, employment) as well as explore the greater Seattle community
How to make the best out of your years at the UW!
General method of instruction
We will be engaging in plenty of small-group discussions, full-class seminars, reflection, and working closely with your peers. Be prepared to share your ideas and actively participate!
Husky pride, participation, and a love for learning!
Class assignments and grading
Guest speakers, discussions, small-group presentations, short papers, video clips, reflection, and interactive assignments. We will also focus our attention on the 2012-2013 Common Book, "Respect: An Exploration" by Sarah Lawrence-Lightfoot - please bring it to class!
Credit is given on a credit/no credit basis only. Grades are determined by the following weights:
Participation: 30% for weekly participation and 5% for program evaluation (at the end of the quarter)
Projects: 15% for Seattle Communities project, 15% for Research and Discovery (RAD) Project, and 20% for Mapping Projects
GoPosts: 15% for GoPost posts and replies