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FISH 230 Economics of Fisheries and Oceans (5) I&S/NW, Prof. Chris Anderson (

MWF 10:30-11:50

This course explores how and why people interact with the oceans, and why these interactions often lead to environmental degradation. To develop this understanding, students will use the tools and methods of economics to examine current threats to ocean environments including why overfishing occurs, why coastal dead zones are increasing, why oil spills occur, and more.

Prerequisites: None – open to anyone at the UW
Meets Natural World and Individual & Societies Requirements

Did you know?

  • A 15-year-old girl in Sri Lanka has a better chance of living to age 60 than a 15-year-old girl living in the US.
  • The US, one of the wealthiest nations in the world, ranks just 51st in life expectancy and infant mortality?
  • That 47 babies die every day in the US that wouldn’t if we had Sweden’s infant mortality rate.

If you’re surprised– even incredulous –  HSERV 482 / G H 490 is the course for you.

Population Health HSERV 482/G H 490 explores what makes a country more or less healthy in comparison to others.  Why do Japanese women enjoy increasingly better health status in comparison to all other nations?  Why is length of life declining for US women? In almost a third of counties?  Why are there no pockets of exceptional health status in the US even though we spend about $2.8 trillion dollars a year for medical care, almost half of the world’s total?

The course gets rave student reviews:

  • “This is the best class I have ever taken”
  • “This is one of those amazing classes that can change not only your way of approaching life but how you can view our society and our world”
  • “I’ve never thought of health this way.  Stephen always presented complex ideas that I’m still thinking about….”
  • “Everyone should take this course.  In fact it should be a university requirement.  Totally revolutionary way to look at health.”

Utilizing the active learning classroom at Odegaard, we grapple with novel concepts through lecture and small group interactive exercises complemented by lively section meetings with outstanding TAs.  Students use their creativity to share the concepts learned with a community or communities of their choosing.

No prerequisites except an open mind. 

Class meets M/F 9 to 10:20 plus an hour’s section meeting.  4 credits, qualifies for I&S as well as well as GH Minor or PH Major.

MCAT’s revisions include material on social determinants of health covered here.

SLN  14726 (HSERV 482) or 14277 (G H 490)

If any questions contact instructor:  Stephen Bezruchka


FISH 260 Recreational Fisheries: Science, Management, and Policy (3/5) I&S/NW, Prof. Chris Grue (
FISH 260A (5cr, lecture and lab) TTh 10:30-12:20 and T 5:00-7:00
FISH 260B (3cr, lecture only) TTh 10:30-12:20

“Hook, Line and Sinker”
Learn about scientific, societal, and political contexts within which recreational fisheries are managed and opportunities and issues facing recreational anglers. Optional lab focuses on science and technology behind tactics, tackle and equipment; ways to minimize environmental impacts and enhance conservation of target and non-target species; challenges associated with regulation enforcement and more.

Open to anyone at the UW; appropriate for students without a strong science background
Meets Natural World and Individual & Societies Requirements
No pre-reqs but students should be of sophomore standing or higher

Samantha Scherer, Student Services Manager and Undergrad Advising
UW School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences  |  Fishery Sciences Bldg, Suite116  |  206-543-7457
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00-4:30
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General Studies 350B

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The UW OMA&D High School Tutor/Mentor program provides support to high school students who are strenuously preparing for post-secondary matriculation.  The tutoring program is comprised of University of Washington student tutors/mentors and high school students in the inner city school district.  UW students use their high school experience along with their UW education to assist or guide high school students to become independent learners.  This tutor/mentor program sends UW students to local Seattle high schools to work as tutors, mentors, and classroom assistants to support the schools in improving retention and ultimately college admissions rates.

University students are able to participate in the program as a volunteer or for UW credit in General Studies 350B.  General Studies 350B gives you the opportunity to work with and impact the lives of high school students.  This work is invaluable and is indeed appreciated by high school staff and students.

For more information please visit the website:

Are you interested in foreign language and business and planning to apply to the Foster School of Business?   If so, consider applying to the nationally-ranked undergraduate Certificate of International Studies in Business Program (CISB) and get the competitive edge you need to succeed in this interconnected business world!  CISB, an intensive supplement to the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, gives you the academic and real-world preparation you need for a global business career through immersion in a foreign culture, study/work abroad, language study, practical experience and leadership skill development.

Attend an upcoming info session to learn more:

Thursday, January 16, 3:30 p.m., Paccar 456

Wednesday, January 22, 12:30, Dempsey 333

Tuesday, February 4, 3:30, Dempsey 333

Wednesday, February 26, 12:30, Dempsey 233

For more information, please CISB for more information at or 206-543-5985

Navigating Career Options

General Studies 350D (SLN: 14514

Curious how to link college to careers? Do you need to choose a major? Not sure what academic and career options are out there? Interested in finding ‘what is right for you’? Looking for support in figuring things out? 

Course Topics: * Strengths & Self Exploration * Career & Academic Options/Exploration * Experiential Learning; Internships * Job and Internship Searching * Social Media * Professional Networking * Resumes, Cover Letters & Interviewing * Career Fairs * Informational Interviewing. 

This career and academic exploration course is offered primarily for 1st and 2nd year students and/or for new transfer students. This class is targeted to students who have earned roughly 0-105 credits. General Studies 350D, Navigating Career Options, is a 3 credit course (graded CR/NC) and includes a lecture and quiz sections. Students register for the lecture and one quiz section. We are team-teaching this class. Guest speakers from throughout our campus and city will interact with students in both the lecture and sections. There is no text book for this course. Course materials will be provided.  For questions about this class, please email or call Patrick Chidsey (206.616.5803,

For students exceeding 105 credits, yet interested in career support and information, they are encouraged to access Career Center offerings, including our awesome Career Success Certificate program (which offers students a structured yet flexible plan for optimizing career and job-search success), in-house and online workshops, big, medium and small career and employer events, career counseling appointments and much more.

Research Exposed! (GEN ST 391 D) offers undergraduates an opportunity to learn about current, exciting research in a wide variety of disciplines, including the process of discovery, how faculty come up with an idea for research, how inquiry is structured in the different disciplines, and how students can become involved in the knowledge-making process.

Presentations by UW faculty focus on specific issues such as ethics and the culture of research. Students attend weekly, fifty-minute discussions and have the opportunity to ask the speaker questions following each presentation. This course may be repeated for credit (1 credit/quarter-3 quarters max); speakers and topics will vary.

See the UW Time Schedule entry:

Looking for an engaging I&S course, Winter 2014-Race & Power in America HSTAA 230

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