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Instructor Class Description

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Karli Casto
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

Students can expect to learn many academic, social, and physical resources that will be useful in the first quarter of undergraduate studies as well as throughout their entire career. This course is meant to help students adjust to college life and become more comfortable with their surroundings. Numerous topics will be covered.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

This is mainly a discussion based class. Weekly classes will include instruction, discussion, brainstorming, and application of new information. Also, students will give various presentations and go on numerous excursions.

Recommended preparation

Students are expected to read the UW's common book: Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert.

Class assignments and grading

Students are responsible for 5 excursions. They include Research and Discovery Project, Arts, Intellectual, Interest, and Common Book. In addition to excursions, students must complete an online portfolio. It is required for all FIG students at UW.

Grades are Credit/No Credit. In order to receive credit, students must attend every class and complete every assignment on time.


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 Karli Casto
Date: 09/10/2007