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Nathaniel R. Block
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

This course will cover how to succeed here at UW, the differences between high school and college, and how to get involved in whatever it is that you want to be involved with, either in clubs, leadership, academics, sports, etc.

Student learning goals

How to succeed as a University of Washington student.

How to transition successfully between high school and college.

How to get involved on campus.

What living in Seattle is truly about and the unique opportunities the city has to offer.

General method of instruction

Classes will be completely interactive with each student having a major role in the direction of the class and the way that the class is taught. There will be a combination of both lecture-type classes and interactive activity based classes.

Recommended preparation

Excitement to be a Husky!

Class assignments and grading

Assignments will be both homework based and participation based. There will be assignments that cover class discussions, exploring Seattle, and learning about college-level research to name a few.

Grades will be assigned on a credit/no credit system, effort, and your level of participation. The grade breakdown is as follows: Participation-35%, Go-Post Responses-15%, Seattle Communities Project-15%, Research and Discovery Project-15%, Mapping Project Components-20%


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 Nathaniel R. Block
Date: 06/18/2012