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Shawn H Wong
GEN ST 197
Seattle Campus

Freshman Seminar

Small-group discussion with faculty representing a wide spectrum of academic disciplines. Topics and approaches vary. Instructor may introduce research techniques or findings, concentrate on readings in his/her area of interest, or illustrate problems and alternatives related to the study of a particular academic discipline. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

GEN ST 197 O: This course will focus on travel writing and the kind of writing a student might find themselves engaged in while enrolled in a study abroad class. In other words, writing as a "traveler" rather than a tourist. Writing underneath the canopy of the popular tourist sites and looking for the understory. Students will not only read examples of travel writing by professional travel writers, but also writing by UW students who have participated in study abroad classes and/or traveled independently. Forms of writing will include memoir, personal essay, and "fictionalized autobiography."

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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 Shawn H Wong
Date: 08/22/2013