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.
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.