Academic Support Programs

Academic Achievement Courses (GEN ST 101)

​These courses are great for freshmen, sophomore, and transfer students who are interested in improving their academic performance. Through these courses, students will be presented with interesting course material and will learn strategies to improve their note-taking, essay writing, reading, time management and study skills. As a part of the course, students will meet with a tutor-mentor three hours per week to work on class assignments and learn about university resources. The class is not descigned for first quarter new admits to the university.  

We are offering two different courses for Autumn Quarter 2017 (see below). To request an add code, contact Adiam Tesfay at adiamt@uw.edu.

General Studies 101B: Smart-Phone, Small-Planet?: Identity and Community in the Digital Age

  • SLN 15419
  • 3 credits, numerically graded, W credit
  • meets on Wednesdays 2:30 p.m.–4:20 p.m.
  • Meet with a tutor-mentor for 3 hours/week 
  • Description: The course will consider how new technologies (like your smart-phone!) are changing how we relate as humans and how we understand the world. The course will consider how new technologies (like your smart-phone!) are changing how we relate as humans and how we understand the world.
Course Catalog

General Studies 101 A: The United States of Rap

  • SLN 15420
  • 3 credits, numerically graded, W credit
  • Section C meets on Wednesday 11:30 a.m.– 1:20 p.m.
  • Meet with a tutor-mentor for 3 hours/week 
  • Description: This course will consider the impact, importance, and relationship of geography, race & ethnicity, and sexuality & gender on the genre of rap in the United States. How has rap been used to bring people together? Tear them apart? Comment on race relations in America? Spark movements?
Course Catalog