Lauren M. Ciszak
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.
In this class, we will be completing the required FIG assignments and materials with an African Studies focus. Students will be given a wide array of Africa-related assignments and as much room to explore topics of their choice as possible. We will also be attending various African events and venues around the city.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
I'd like to keep the class as student-based as possible. That is, within the boundaries of the FIG class, I want students to decide what is important to them, and incorporate it into class. Students will be encouraged to come to class ready to discuss a variety of topics of interest to them.
I recommend reading Mountains Beyond Mountains before class begins. If you are interested, I highly recommend Ngugi wa Thiong'o's book, Wizards of the Crow, as well, since we will be seeing him speak in November.
Class assignments and grading
Grades will be based on participation in class and completion of all assignments.