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Julie E Schrader-Villegas
H A&S 100
Seattle Campus

Honors at the UW -- Knowledge Across the Disciplines

Showcases a wide range of interdisciplinary disciplines, research, faculty, and experimental opportunities at the UW. Topics and approaches vary.

Class description

This lecture series is designed specifically for incoming Honors Freshmen. During the course of ten weeks, students will meet Honors faculty from across campus and hear about the range of courses offered through the Honors Program.

This course will serve to bring honors freshmen together for a "common experience" and encourage students to explore the variety of different courses and engaging faculty that they may encounter during their UW Honors education. Freshman in the Honors program will come together once a week throughout their first quarter at UW, get to know each other, and share in this preview of our Honors curriculum.

The unique role of the Honors Program at the UW brings students and faculty together from across campus to integrate knowledge and broaden perspectives. Whether you are interested in science, arts, humanities, or interdisciplinary studies, this series will inspire you to create your own unique UW journey through the Honors Program curriculum.

Student learning goals

Explore the role of Honors at the UW

Introduce the range of disciplines at the UW

Introduce students to faculty who will discuss their research and teaching focus (both on-site and "virtually")

Encourage students to engage in networking and choose appropriate opportunities at the UW that match their interests and goals (research; study abroad; multiple majors and interdisciplinary opportunities; service learning, and other opportunities available through the UW)

General method of instruction

Requirements: No required texts Your attendance is critical to your success in this program and to the success of your colleagues. Any absences should be excused beforehand. You are expected to complete a short Catalyst reflective assignment. Weekly due dates are on Mondays at midnight. Method of Evaluation:

Recommended preparation

College Honors students. Course is recommended for freshmen, but other students in Honors are encouraged to participate.

Class assignments and grading

A course website linked to the Honors program's site with the syllabus, schedule of speakers, and a link to the Catalyst surveys is available at:

Credit/No Credit. This course has no final exam and reflective assignments will be submitted online. Students are graded based on the following components:

Class participation in-class discussion (1/2) Catalyst assignment (1/2)

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 Julie E Schrader-Villegas
Date: 10/05/2007