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Veneta I Tashev
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

Students should expect to learn more about the University of Washington and about themselves as a first year college students. We will explore not just the opportunities that lie on campus, but also the ones of the greater Seattle area.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Very little lecture. Most of the learning is through discussion by the students and short homework assignments. There are also complimentary field trips. All the learning during the quarter is presented at the end in a portfolio presented to the class.

Recommended preparation

Non necessary.

Class assignments and grading

Short homework question designed to provoke thought. Short research projects. The portfolio containing all your work and turned in at the end.

Completion of the hw, attendance and of course the portfolio, which has to be completed in order that the student receives 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 Veneta I Tashev
Date: 09/23/2004