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Gregory J D Smith
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

The Transfer and Returning Interest Group (TRIG) is a program designed to facilitate your transition to the University of Washington. Together, individually and with guest speakers, you will become familiar with the psychology department's advisers, faculty, and curriculum, as you make UW your new scholastic home.

Student learning goals

- To make connections with other students, faculty, and staff that are essential to successful academic, social, and community outcomes.

- Explore the personal and academic transition processes.

- Learn how to participate in your psychology department so that at the end of class, you will have drawn out a map to follow to your degree with more than just the "basics". UW has so much to offer!

- Develop study groups or study buddies that will continue through your education at the University of Washington and beyond.

- Get to know yourself better so that you can get connected into those areas at the U that will foster your interests.

General method of instruction

Interaction, interaction, and more interaction.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


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 Gregory J D Smith
Date: 09/16/2009