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.
A true effort will be made on the part of the instructor to stay as far away from cliché's and the same old-same old and really bring a fresh perspective and agenda to each class. I like to keep things intersting, but the success of the class ultimately depends on the students. Be expected to come away from this quarter knowing more about yourself as well as others. The course includes a focus on the theme of identity in addition to allowing students to really get a sense of the University community from someone who can relate, rather than your professors.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Most of class time will try to be spent in discussion, straying away from the traditional classroom setting. There will also be tentative field trips, presentations and speakers.
Be prepared with an open mind and a willingness to share while still having fun.
Class assignments and grading
Homework that is "do-able", online catalyst portfolio assignments checked periodically with a cumulative portfolio due at the end of the quarter, and required out of class assignments. Nothing pointless or unreasonable.
Showing up is half the battle. All students who make an effort should do fine, but attendance is NOT optional so an effort must be made to actually go to class in the first place.