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Kaitlyn M. Kessel
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

The course will cover the common book Respect, time management, introduction to the RAD Project, personal wellness, registration, choosing a major, resources on campus, class field trip, Seattle Communities Project Presentation, and Husky Pride.

Student learning goals

Students will be able to achieve a deeper understanding of respect.

Students will be able to develop time management skills and learn how to prioritize their time in an efficient manner so as to accomplish all of their goals in a university setting.

Students will be introduced to the concept of personal wellness as it relates to college life.

Students will be able to navigate an array of academic and personal resources.

Students will understand the importance of culture and how this relates to respect.

Students will learn helpful tips that I wish I had known as a freshmen.

General method of instruction

The general method of instruction will be discussion based. In this form of instruction it is expected that all students are actively participating in the discussion and activities.

Recommended preparation

Husky Kick-Off Read the common book Respect

Class assignments and grading

Online submissions answering question prompts. RAD Project which explores how to use the libraries on campus. Seattle Communities Project which is an exploration of places in Seattle.

Grades are assigned only to assignments completed 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 Kaitlyn M. Kessel
Date: 08/19/2012