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Instructor Class Description

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Wayne Au
B CUSP 131
Bothell Campus

Special Topics in First-Year Learning

Various topics designed to respond to curricular interests and needs for first-year students. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

This class (for ATP students specifically) will focus issues of educational inequality and some of the factors that contribute to such inequality, including stereotypes, testing, and tracking.

Student learning goals

Develop an intellectual community that also provides a basic introduction to UW Bothell campus resources.

Help ATP students better understand college course expectations in preparation for their success at UW Bothell.

Develop some fundamental understanding about the role that stereotypes, high-stakes testing, and tracking play in educational inequality - both in students own lives and in the population more generally.

Produce a mini-autoethnography, and to develop other reading and writing strategies.

General method of instruction

Interactive activities, only brief lectures, class discussions/seminar, small group work, writing, and reflection.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Completion relative to the instructor's expectations.


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 Wayne Au
Date: 08/14/2012