Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

Gen St 350: Forms and Registration

What is General Studies 350?

General Studies 350 is a mechanism for earning credit for the learning associated with an internship experience. General Studies 350, regardless of section, is always graded credit/no credit. Students in General Studies 350 have three choices for how to reflect upon and demonstrate their learning:

Option # 1: General Studies A/B

Students engage in an internship experience in either the public sector (section A) or the private sector (section B) under the guidance of a UW Faculty or Instructor Sponsor to guide reflective practice and connections to academic learning. Students in these sections must find their own academic sponsor (faculty or instructor).

Option # 2: General Studies C/D

Students engage in an internship experience in either the public sector (section C) or the private sector (section D) while enrolled in a distance learning section to guide reflective learning, connections to academic content, and career competencies. Please note that students may only enroll in GEN ST 350 C/D for one academic quarter per internship experience, to the maximum number of credits allowed for GEN ST 350. 

Option # 3: Summer Internship with Autumn Enrollment (aka: Summer for Fall)

Students engaged in an internship experience during summer quarter, who wish to hold off on enrolling for academic credit until Autumn quarter, will need to check “Summer for Fall” on their internship application. These students will be administratively enrolled in either a faculty sponsor section in Autumn quarter or an add code for a Distance learning section in Autumn quarter. Please note: while enrollment and credit are earned in autumn quarter, it is expected that both the internship and academic work will be completed in summer quarter. General Studies 350 provides the opportunity to earn credit for the demonstrated learning derived from an internship experience. As a result, it is essential that the academic work occur concurrently with the internship experience. 

How do I register for GEN ST 350?

The application for General Studies 350 for Winter 2020 is now open: steps to register are outlined below: 

  • Independently secure an internship. Most internship positions will qualify for GEN ST 350 as course credit is granted for demonstrated learning from the internship experience, not the experience itself. 
  • ALL students should complete the steps outlined below in order to be registered for GEN ST 350: 
    • Visit the UW Career & Internship Center website
    • Log in to Handshake (in a box near top of page) using your UW NetID. 
    • Click on the Career Center drop down menu at the top of your page and select Experiences.
      1. Once on the Experiences page click on “Request an Experience” on the top right hand side of the page. 
      2. Once on the page, click the drop down menu for “Experience Type”
        1. For Faculty Sponsor select  “Carlson Center – Gen St 350 A/B (Faculty Sponsor) 
        2. For Distance Learning select “Carlson Center – Gen St 350 C/D (Distance Learning)”
    • Fill out the application and click the green button at the bottom that says “request experience”.
      1. Once you have submitted the application you will receive a confirmation email. 
      2. At this point your internship supervisor will receive an email asking them to approve your position. Please reach out to them and let them know to fill out that approval as when they receive it. 
      3. If you are in a Faculty Sponsor section (GEN ST 350 A/B), at this time your faculty will also get an email asking for their approval. Please reach out to them and let them know to fill out that approval as when they receive it. 
    • Once your internship has been verified,  you will receive an email asking you to review your experience one last time and ask you to fill out FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) protected information that WILL NOT be made available to your internship supervisor.
    • For students in sections A/B (Faculty Sponsor): When your internship is verified by your internship supervisor and faculty sponsor, and you have provided all requested information, we will register you for GEN ST 350. 
    • For students in sections C/D (Distance Learning): When your internship is verified by your internship supervisor, and you have provided all requested information, we will send you an add code for GEN ST 350 C (Public Sector) or GEN ST 350 D (Private Sector). 

Please note: all course registration deadlines for the UW apply to GEN ST 350.

In addition, no late add petitions will be approved for GEN ST 350 sections C/D (distance learning) due to the pacing of the syllabus. Deadline for Handshake verifications to be finalized in order to receive an add code for WIN 2020 GEN ST 350 sections C/D (distance learning) will Friday, January 24th at 12:00 p.m.