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Kevin K. Mihata
SOCSCI 150
Seattle Campus

Learning Lab: Social Sciences

Introduces students to social sciences disciplines and practice at the University of Washington through reading, lectures, panel discussions, and projects with faculty, staff, and students in the social sciences and related fields. Credit/no credit only.

Class description

Introduces the social sciences through interaction with faculty, staff, and other students.

Student learning goals

You will learn about what faculty and graduate students in the social sciences do, how they do it, and why they do it.

You will learn how social sciences disciplines approach the same subject with different ideas about explanation and evidence and different ideas about good questions and good answers.

You will learn how differing ways of asking and answering questions translate into research in each discipline.

You will see and connect to learning communities of students, faculty, and advisers.

General method of instruction

Small seminar led by an advanced undergraduate student majoring in the social sciences.

Recommended preparation

Any freshman can succeed in this course.

Class assignments and grading

Brief reflective and group assignments designed to help you explore the social sciences.


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 Kevin K. Mihata
Date: 08/03/2009