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Raven Alexander
CSE 190
Seattle Campus

Current Topics in Computer Science and Engineering

Class description

CSE 190, section A, is a one-credit seminar designed to help pre-major women explore technical majors and careers. Course content includes panels, discussions, research demos, and a field trip. Required work includes reading articles, gathering information, and participating in class discussions and informal presentations. This class is not designed to be a heavy workload (it's only one credit), but it requires consistent participation.

Student learning goals

Learn about majors related to computing & technology.

Learn about careers related to computing & technology.

Meet pre-major students, declared CSE majors, and women working in the tech industry.

Understand some of the factors influencing students' choice of major.

Understand factors that lead fewer women than men to pursue technical careers.

General method of instruction

Discussion and presentation.

Recommended preparation

None. However, this class is most appropriate to women still exploring majors.

Class assignments and grading

Four short written assignments, based on a few short readings.

Credit / No Credit. Students who participate regularly and complete all assignments will receive credit.


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 Raven Alexander
Date: 03/27/2014