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Peter J Kobylarz
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

One of the cool things about FIGs is that in addition to signing up for our General Studies 199 class, you also get signed up for a series of classes that are related to each other. Our FIG class selection is centered around Geography 270, Globalization and Nature. Many people misperceive geography as merely the study of maps and locations, while actually it is a much more complex field that considers the relationships between people and space. This encompasses a wide variety of important topics ranging from social issues, to the environment, to arrangements of political power throughout the world. Geography 270 is an introductory class that will allow young geogpraphers and curious citizens alike to gain a number of powerful mental tools to help understand the world around them.

If this sounds at all interesting to you, we would love it if you would join our FIG!

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

A positive mental attitude and an open mind.

Class assignments and grading


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 Peter J Kobylarz
Date: 07/26/2005