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Anneliese M. Cook
GEN ST 199
Seattle Campus

The University Community

Introduces students to various aspects of the University of Washington community. Includes exploration of university resources and opportunities, and academically related skill development. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.

Class description

This course is an introduction to UW for social science students. This may be one of the most valuable class you take at UW! It is not reading intensive, and there are no tests, but you will learn about your new UW community, the resources available to you, the opportunities you have, and you will begin to create your new circle of friends at school!

Student learning goals

1. Learn the necessities for your time at UW - how to register for classes, catalyst, etc.

2. Feel comfortable getting around campus and make new friends and/or UW community connections.

3. Learn how to most effectively utilize the library system (it is huge!)

4. Learn how to find and use various resources available to you as a student at UW.

General method of instruction

Show up to class each week expecting to learn about various aspects of UW and how you can engage in your new community. But also bring all of your questions to class!

Recommended preparation

No preparation needed, only being excited to be a new Husky!

Class assignments and grading

There are a few small assignments, but they are designed to help you learn about the resources and tools on campus and are not meant to overwhelm you or take up too much time outside of class.


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 Anneliese M. Cook
Date: 09/23/2011