Erica Hail Marshall
GEN ST 199
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.
My goal in this class is for the students to become sufficiently integrated into the university community, and to have an eye on the future. This is a large university, and it is easy to fall through the cracks. My students are expected to form goals to guide them through their first year at UW, and to hopefully have a general idea for their major!
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lectures in the loosest sense of the word. Student participation is greatly appreciated!
Attendance is key. Without being in the class, how can you succeed in a participation-oriented class?
Class assignments and grading
The assignments in the class are basically designed for the students' success in the future. Taken separately, the assignments could be classified as "busy work," but as a whole, ideally, they help the students understand what it's like to be a college student. Some assignments will be fun, while others will be downright boring, just like college classes!
The grading system will be given the first day of the class, on Sept. 28.