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Cynthia M. Anderson
CHID 496
Seattle Campus

Focus Groups

Credit/no-credit only.

Class description

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CHID Focus groups are usually run by an undergraduate student (advised by a UW faculty member or CHID instructor who will not attend the classes), or occasionally a graduate student or community member. They are a labor of love on the part of the person leading them and should also be a labor of love for the people participating in them. Focus Groups are worth 2-credits and are graded on a credit/no credit basis. Student-facilitators DO NOT give out grades! Grading is done through the CHID Program academic advisor and the faculty mentor.

Participation is key—these are discussion oriented classes and ALL students registered must be active members of the learning environment. This means that when you come to class you MUST be prepared to discuss the material presented. Please do not enroll in a focus group if you are looking for an easy 2-credit class. If you do, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise. The workload is heavy and active participation is a requirement!

For a description of current focus group offerings, please visit our website at

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

To register for Focus Groups, please send an e-mail to including 1) which focus group you want to register for, 2) your full name, 3) your student number.

Class assignments and grading

Focus Groups are graded CR/NC.

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 Amy R. Peloff
Date: 06/03/2013