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Anna Hon
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 course is meant to help students make a smooth transition into university, and to become well acquainted with its people, resources, and surroundings. This will be achieved through discussions, excursions, and reflections of experiences. Topics covered include registration, advising, life in Seattle, choosing majors, UW clubs/organizations, study abroad, time management, and planning for the future.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

As a discussion based class, it is expected students come to class prepared, alert, and ready to participate. Students will be asked to prepare for each week’s discussion prior to our meeting. Be sure to have an open mind and positive attitude!

Class assignments and grading

Small assignments will be given the week before to prepare students for discussion at the next session. During the course of the quarter, there will be four excursions (two as a class and two individually). A portfolio will also need to be completed individually by the end of the quarter.

This is a credit/no credit class. The course will be graded based upon attendance, participation, and assignments. All assignments MUST be completed and students MUST attend all class sessions (no unexcused absences) in order to receive credit.


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 Anna Hon
Date: 09/01/2005