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Christine K. Ito
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 seminar will focus on acclimating incoming students to the UW campus and Seattle community. We will be reflecting on your classes, ENG 111 and ECFS 200, 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!

Recommended preparation

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. Prepare for some group outings, as well!


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 Christine K. Ito
Date: 08/06/2013