Do you volunteer? Are you committed to giving back? Do you want to make a difference?
The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center will be offering a Winter Quarter 2013 course entitled “Are Do-Gooders Doing Good?: Critical Perspectives on Civic Engagement” (General Studies 348; SLN 14377). They would like to invite you to join in a critical reflection on what it means to “do good.”
General Studies 348 will offer a hands-on opportunity to explore the concept of civic engagement. Students will critically reflect on their own service experiences through the lens of several leadership theories, engage with principles of community work, and learn from the experiences of community leaders. The course will draw heavily on students’ involvement in service and will weave these together with elements of other academic coursework and future academic/career goals.
- The course has a required service-learning component (20-40 hours working in the community during the quarter).
- Students are encouraged to utilize current service commitments toward this requirement, though individualized support will be offered to those looking for a service opportunity.
- This is a three-credit course that is offered as credit/no credit.
- Sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:20PM in Mary Gates Hall.
Those interested in the course should email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and/or to request an add code. Space is limited. Add codes will be distributed as requests are received.
Professor Gail Stygall is offering her course on legal discourse, writing, and rhetoric in winter quarter.
ENGL 473 “Legal Discourse, Writing, and Rhetoric”
Professor Gail Stygall
Tues/Thurs 9:30 – 11:20
This course provides an introduction to the study of law from linguistic and rhetorical perspectives, with a focus on writing and legal documents. We will explore legal language in civil and criminal contexts, read from trial transcripts, hear from an expert in legal writing, and, I hope, visit a court. We will also read about the lawyer’s role and becoming a lawyer. Assignments will include analyses of legal documents, presentation of legal cases, and a final paper analyzing an important legal decision from a linguistic or rhetorical perspective.
Recommended preparation: interest in the law.
Class assignments and grading: primarily written papers and one presentation.
This is a terrific opportunity for pre-law students and is open to seniors in any major!
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QUEER 101 is now offered Winter Quarter on Fridays from 11:30-1:20 in Paccar 492
Queer 101 is a 2 credit focus group offered through the Q Center. It is a discussion based class centered around sexuality and gender as it relates to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* issues. This class is for anyone at any level of exposure to these topics.
Queer 101 is listed under CHID 496 L and will be listed as a CHID focus group on both your transcript and schedule. The SLN number is 12248. If you have questions email email@example.com.
Everyone is encouraged to register.
Are you interested in scientific research, teaching, health sciences, environmental issues, or other related fields? Are you interested in:
- Succeeding in introductory biology (BIOL 180, 200, 220) and other bio-science courses?
- Learning, thinking, and writing like a scientist?
- Joining a diverse community of UW biology students and mentors?
- Identifying research, scholarship, and training opportunities?
Students who have not yet taken BIOL 180 are encouraged to apply. Biology Fellows will participate in BIOL 106 during Winter Quarter (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00-4:20 pm, 3 credits). This course helps Biology Fellows define and develop skills for success as science students and plan individualized academic and professional pathways.
“We got the sense that the best way was to study to understand it from our own interests as scientists. And that’s what I do now in my other classes–study as a scientist, to learn because of my interests and to put that information into the things I already know. It was a message that that’s important, and you can keep it in mind. It inspires you.” — BIOL 106 Student
Applications will be accepted until spaces are filled, and spaces are limited:
We hope that you will consider applying!
This Spring, the English Department will be offering two study abroad programs in London and in Rome. All majors are encouraged to apply. If you would like to meet the program faculty and learn more about these programs, please come to the upcoming information sessions:
The information session for the Spring Literary London program will be Thursday, October 25th from 3:30-4:30pm in Thompson Hall, room 134.
(application deadline: Nov 9)
The information session for the Spring Writers in Rome program will be Thursday, November 1st from 4:00-5:00 pm in Savery Hall, room 130.
(application deadline: Nov 16)
If you are unable to make one of these sessions, you are welcome to meet with English Department Study Abroad Coordinator, Bridget Norquist, or the program faculty.
We hope to see you there.
Calling all STEM and Pre-health majors!
- Are you looking to make an impact on someone’s life?
- Are you looking to stand out on your resume for graduate school such as medical, pharmacy, dental or nursing school?
- Are you looking for an easy writing credit class?
If you answer YES to any of these questions, the Dream Project may be for you.
The Dream Project is a UW course and a social outreach program where UW undergrads mentor first-generation to college and low-income students in King County high schools as they navigate the complex college admissions process.
Overview of the 2 credit lecture (EDUC 360) class:
- Writing Credit (optional)
- Weekly high school visit at one of 17 schools
- Visit times are spread out through the week
- Transportation time is included & transportation to the high school is provided
- Attend additional events throughout the quarter
Click here to learn more about the program and sign up.
Are you interested in learning more about the world of K-12 education? Thinking of teaching as a possible career? Would you like to make a difference in the life of a young person? If so, check out the Inner Pipeline seminars offered by The Pipeline Project during Winter Quarter. Students receive credit for attending a seminar once a week and tutoring in Seattle schools or community organizations for 2.5 hours or more per week. There are a wide range of seminar topics. Here is a comprehensive list of our upcoming offerings:
- Higher Education Tutoring and Mentorship (EDUC 401F&G)
- Refugee Communities (EDUC 401I)
- Youth Venture Leadership & Empowerment (EDUC 401O)
- Education, Law & Equity (EDUC 401Q)
- General Issues in K-12 Education (EDUC 401A)
- Literacy in the Criminal Justice System (EDUC 401E)
- Estudiantes Promotores: Academic and Cultural Empowerment for Bilingual Latino/a Youth (EDUC 401R)
- Alternative Middle School: Working to Close the Achievement Gap (course code TBD)
- General Issues in K-12 Education (EDUC 401B)
- Education for Sustainability (EDUC 401K)
- Math and Science (EDUC 401H)
- College Access Project (EDUC 401J)
- Philosophy for Children (EDUC 401M)
- Alternative Middle School: Working to Close the Achievement Gap (EDUC 401T)
- Classroom Action Research (EDUC 401V)
- Nonprofits and Youth Education (EDUC 401 S)
Click here for details and descriptions for each seminar. All students should attend a mandatory Pipeline orientation prior to the first class session. Click here to sign up! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions. We look forward to working with you.
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