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Instructor Class Description

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Peter Gilbreath
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

Basically, this course is going to be a break from all the other classes you are going to take this fall. Most likely, the whole college experience is going to be at least a little overwhelming. Thus, this course should hopefully help you adapt to this new lifestyle while perhaps even aiding you in developing new and valuable friendships. Everyone gets something different out of a FIG section, and with any luck, I will make the class not only helpful but enjoyable, as well.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

We will have about nine meetings throughout the fall quarter in which we talk about different aspects of being at the University. Within the class, we will have discussions as well as play games and do different activities. A few presentations will be done as well (but nothing to stress about).

Recommended preparation

Being able to follow (very simple and easy) instructions... If you can do that, you are set.

Class assignments and grading

I will assign a task for you to do each week that will hopefully aid in our discussions within the classroom. Compared to what you will have to do in Chem, these will be a treat.

To pass, all you need to do is complete the assignments I ask you to do.


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 Gilbreath
Date: 08/03/2005