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Jentery F Sayers
GEN ST 391
Seattle Campus

Supervised Study in Selected Fields

Special supervised study in a field represented in the College of Arts and Sciences. Faculty supervisor required. Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

Research Exposed! offers the undergraduate an opportunity to learn about current, exciting research in a wide variety of disciplines, including the process of discovery: how faculty come up with an idea for research, how inquiry is structured in the different disciplines, and how students can become involved in the knowledge-making process. Some past presenters have been: Stephen Hanson, Political Science; Ellen Yi-Luen Do, Architecture & Computer Science; Elizabeth Cooper, Dance; Lee Hartwell, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Hazard Adams, Comparative Literature; David Silver, Communications; and, Herbert Blau, Comparative Literature, English and Drama.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Panel presentations will focus on specific issues such as ethics, etiquette, and the culture of research. Students attend weekly, fifty-minute discussions and have the opportunity to ask the speaker questions following each presentation. This course may be repeated for credit (1 credit/quarter-3 quarters max); speakers and topics will vary.

Recommended preparation

Public Welcome! Bring your lunch to Odegaard Undergraduate Library Room 220 and enjoy the presentations.

Class assignments and grading

The handouts each week will ask you to take notes during the lecture and to respond to questions related to that topic. We encourage you to attend all lectures and take notes during each lecture, in order to be best prepared for your final quiz. The final quiz will consist of 10 questions selected at random from the collection of questions given by each presenter. You will not know in advance of the quiz, which questions will appear on the final exam. To pass this course, you will need to answer correctly 7 of the 10 questions on the quiz.

To pass this course, you will need to answer correctly 7 of the 10 questions on the quiz.


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.
Additional Information
Last Update by Jentery F Sayers
Date: 01/03/2006