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.
Expect to become familiar with the University of Washington and what it has to offer. Of course I won't be able to teach you every single resource and activity UW has to offer, but I hope to at least give you the main tools to guide you through the often confusing and intimidating times known as freshman year.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
This "class" will consist of lots of discussion and interaction so be prepared to come to class ready to contribute to whatever we are doing that day. As with anything in life, this class will be as fun as you want it to be.
Relax A LOT over the summer! I mean it! Go on vacation. Paint a picture. Light fireworks. Eat barbeque. Swim in a cool pool. Skateboard at the park. Walk your dog. Feed your hamster. When you come to school at the end of September, you're going to hit the ground running!
Class assignments and grading
Assignments will consist of four excursions (field trip like activities) and an online portfolio. It may seem like a lot of work, but it really is not that much. If I can do it, then you can do it!
Grades will be based on a few criteria: attendance, participation, excursions, and portfolios. This may just be "FIG class" but it is indeed a class that is worth 2 credits. Do not expect to pass just by enrolling in it!