Kevin K. Mihata
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.
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.
Any freshman can succeed in this course.
Class assignments and grading
Brief reflective and group assignments designed to help you explore the social sciences.