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Instructor Class Description

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Catherine M. Challender
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

By attending each week, you can expect to learn about various University resources. If you choose to invest in the class and take the time (which won't be much) to do what is required of you, I think you will find yourself happy that you chose to be in a FIG. The idea is to help you acclimate to the University, and to each other in an interactive manner. Hopefully you will leave class satisfied, with 23 other familiar faces on campus.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Since we meet only once a week, there will be weekly activities and assignments that will vary in nature over the course of the quarter. You can expect to interact with each other and me on a regular basis -- this will help you to get the most out of the class.

Recommended preparation

Come with an open mind and ready to learn about UW, Seattle, and each other in a way different from any other classes offered!

Class assignments and grading

Since this class is credit/no credit, you will only receive credit if you complete everything assigned to you and attend all class sessions. Meeting once a week will not take much time out of your week, and it is expected that you will participate in each class session accordingly.


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 Catherine M. Challender
Date: 08/18/2005