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Aut 2017 Course ARCH 498: Planning and Designing in Response to Changing Climates 3cr

This course is interdisciplinary in content, while focusing on how environmental changes wrought by changing climates will affect the built environment and its inhabitants.



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Inner Pipeline Seminars : Recruitment

Tutor at an elementary, middle or high school in Seattle during Winter Quarter with the UW Pipeline Project!

The UW Pipeline Project recruits, trains and places UW students as volunteer tutors in Seattle schools and community organizations. We are recruiting tutors for Spring quarter to work with about 40 different schools, and would love to have you!

Volunteer during Fall Quarter 2017:

We’ll help you get set up tutoring in a K-12 classroom or community organization. Tutors make a minimum commitment of 2-3 hours per week for at least one quarter.

The schedule is flexible: schools need tutors Mon-Fri between 7:30 and 5pm. And we offer transportation to some of our partner schools that have the highest need for tutors.

Take an EDUC 401 Inner Pipeline Seminar Class for Credit:

Participate in a weekly Pipeline seminar and tutor for at least 2.5 hours a week at a Seattle school or community organization! All of our courses are Credit/No Credit, are I & S credits, and are listed under EDUC 401. The number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. 2 credits: weekly seminar and tutor 2-3 hours per week. Seminars are a fantastic opportunity to learn about issues in public education and tutoring strategies, while reflecting and learning from your tutoring site.

Take a look at the Pipeline Fall Seminars that we are offering:

Inner Pipeline Seminar Spotlight:

EDUC 401A Teaching English Language Learners

Teaching English Language Learners

  • EDUC 401 A
  • Date: Wednesdays
  • Time: 1:30-2:50pm
  • Location: MGH 082A
  • Facilitator: Rachel Snyder

The number of English Language Learners (ELLs) has increased by over 50% in the last decade, with some states, like South Carolina and Indiana, experiencing extremely rapid growth of English Learner populations. Some demographers predict that in 20 years the ratio of ELL students to English-only students could be one in four (Feriazzo & Sypnieski, 2012). With a growing number of English language learners in the US, it is important for educators to be more linguistically and culturally responsive.

In this seminar, we will:

1. Gain familiarity with some of the pressing issues and challenges of ELLs in public, K-12 education.

2. Review some instructional strategies and techniques to work with ELLs.

3. Engage in self-reflection as a backdrop to a tutoring practicum experience.

4. Develop a critical consciousness about the relationship between the policies and practices of public schooling, and how these reflect and/or challenge mainstream American ideology.

Education in the Criminal Justice System (EDUC 401 G)

SLN: 14219

Facilitator: Liz Wurster, lizw

  • Date/Time: Class meets every other Tuesday, 3:30-5:50pm
  • Location: King County Chinook building Room 118.
  • Mandatory Safety & Security Orientation: Contact Liz (lizw)
  • Tutoring hours are available M-Th, 11a-8p.

Do inequalities in the education system lead to criminal behavior? Can adult education in the criminal justice system mitigate the effects of these inequalities? Find out for yourself with this unique opportunity to work with one of society’s most under-served populations. The Education department at the King County Correctional Facility encourages you to stretch your boundaries and join us in a quarter of educational enrichment. With the opportunity to tutor inmates in a GED (General Educational Development), ABE (Adult Basic Education), and/or ESL (English as a Second Language) curriculum, you have the freedom to challenge your own creativity, gain teaching skills, and help the community by being your student’s first positive educational experience. Our seminar series will focus on personal tutoring strategies and techniques, broader questions and issues surrounding the criminal justice system, and the positive outcomes of adult education in our community. We will hear from speakers who work in adult education as well as adult learners who are the product of adult education. Be prepared for a dynamic experience as you “engage in such incredibly rewarding partnerships with people who really just want the chance to learn that maybe no one else has given them before.” (Quote from current tutor)

EDUC 401E Intro to U.S. K-12 Education

Intro to U.S. K-12 Education

  • EDUC 401E
  • Date: Thursdays
  • Time: 2:30-3:50pm in MGH 295
  • Start date: 9/28
  • Facilitator: Weijia Wang

Catered to meet the needs of international students, this 2 quarter course explores the ins and outs of the US public education system and how undergraduates can find their place in bettering it through tutoring. This course benefits those who want to give back or get involved in the community through education, but are unsure of what tutoring entails. Both international and domestic students are invited to take the course, as it’ll lead to a deeper reflection through all students experiences in K-12 education.Students will spend the first quarter learning about the US education system and tutoring techniques. During the second quarter students will tutor at one of Pipeline’s partner K-12 schools and attend lecture to reflect on their experiences and deepen their learning.For this seminar, the number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance.

For more information please email pipeline.

Thank you

Pipeline Project Staff

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Spots remaining in INFO 386: Professionalism

We still have spots in one of our electives, INFO 386 “Professionalism in Informatics” SLN: 16626.

While this class was developed for those seeking to successfully start a career in technology, much of the material covered can be used to help undergraduates transition from students to working professionals. This course examines professionalism, communication, productivity, career management and networking to strengthen students as they seek to excel professionally. By focusing on hard skills & soft skills, and individual & team deliverables, the course ensures a well-rounded approach to attaining excellence as an organizational professional.

Please forward this on to interested students.


Dowell Eugenio

Academic Adviser, Informatics

Mary Gates Hall, Suite 420


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B E 200 Introduction to the Built Environment: Seattle on Foot

B E 200 Introduction to the Built Environment: Seattle on Foot

SLN 10990 – 3 credits – VLPA and I&S

GWN 301 TTh 3:30 – 4:50 (students should also register for break-out sessions that meet during class time)

Instructor: Vikram Prakash

** Please note that students should register through MyUW or the registration link in the poster rather than MyPlan. **

Thank you!



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Education and the Playfield open to all undergrads!!!


Offered Fall 2017 Dr. Sara Lopez

Examine the intersection of education and sport from early childhood to adult experiences.


Explore the influence of sport and physical activity to positively impact the lives of young people.


Offered Spring 2018 Dr. Sara Lopez

Examine diversity themes together with historical sport events through a social justice framework.

Lisa Murakami

Academic Adviser, UW Early Childhood and Family Studies Major

206 Miller Hall | Box 353600 | Seattle, WA 98195-3600 | 206-616-6211 | College of Education




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Seats Open in ENTRE 370: Intro to Entrepreneurship

Have you ever wondered why some startups become unicorns, while others are flops? How about why some entrepreneurs are able to consistently introduce innovative new products? These are the kinds of questions that are explored in ENTRE 370: Introduction to Entrepreneurship. We are offering three sections of the course this fall and opening up slots in each section for non-business majors. In the course you will learn the fundamentals about starting a technology-based business, create a term project, and connect with the entrepreneurship community at UW and in Seattle.

Section A: T/Th 10:30-12:20
Section B: T/Th 1:30-3:20
Section C: M/W 3:30-5:20



Sarah Allex │ Academic Advisor
Undergraduate Programs Office
Michael G. Foster School of Business
University of Washington
202 Dempsey Hall │ Box 353223
Seattle, WA 98195
Ph: 206.543.4352 │ Fax: 206.616.8225

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AUT2017 New Class ATMS 493 ECO CLIMA – you could potentially use this towards ESRM via petition 3credit class

ESRM students you could potentially petition this class to count towards the major.

If your students have questions about the course they are welcome to contact the Professor, Abigail Swann at aswann

Thank you for letting your students know about this great course!


Erica M. Coleman

Academic Advisor

Atmospheric Sciences

What role do plants play in the climate system? 
 How is Earth different than it would be without continents with life 
 on them?
 How and why does the atmosphere care about land?

This course will investigate the connection between ecosystems and climate including physical, chemical and biological interactions. We will be investigating global scale implications and the expected response of a coupled earth system under past and future climate change.

ATMS 493 Ecological Climatology AU17 flyer.docx

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Aut 2017 Honors courses open to all UW students

Hi advisers,

Did you know non-Honors students can register for Honors courses once Period II registration begins? If this is something the students you work with are interested in doing, please direct them to email us at uwhonors and we would be happy to issue them an add code.

We currently have two, 2-credit seminars with spaces open for fall.

HONORS 398A:The Brain, and the Healing Power of Poetry
This honors seminar seeks to explore the interface between poetry and the healing arts and science. We will review brain anatomy and physiology, and correlate brain domains thought to be essential to the creative process and the use of functional MRI scans to investigate these brain structures. Students will start by acquiring basic poetic craft and techniques to bring music and emotion into language. The history of poetry in medicine will be examined: its value in retrospective reflection, as a tool for teaching compassion to medical students, and as a vehicle for expression in mentally and physically afflicted patients. Renowned physician-poets will be discussed and each student will participate in vocalization of a selection of their poems.

The format of the class will be in a round table, workshop tradition with constructive, collegial critique. Each student will be required to generate "in-class" writing as well as weekly writing assignments, and to create 3-4 poems relevant to illness, death and healing. A broad spectrum of environmental, socio-political and personal grief can be the subjects for powerful poems that move us.
An editor, co-editor and graphic design artist and publicity agent will be chosen by the class to produce a 30-40 page book of poetry for publication by the University by the end of the seminar. A group reading at the University Bookstore or Seattle venue, in which all students must participate, will be graded as the final examination. Instructor’s role will be as a facilitator and guide to provoke thought, to generate innovative poems, and to open minds and hearts to the possibilities of poetry for self exploration in the realm of illness, death and healing.

HONORS 398B: Discovering European Cultures through Seattle Film Festivals
This class will explore cultural identities of contemporary Europe through films. We will watch 6 films in total. Every other week we will participate in a film festival at SIFF Uptown (students must pay and additional $25 to view the films) and get engaged with their prominent guests. We will learn about Ireland, France, Italy, Poland, and Romania through their most representative works and thus connect ourselves to contemporary Europe and its stories. After each screening we will share our understanding of the cultural profile of each nation in a creative way – designing a poster, creating a Facebook event, writing a blurb for a pamphlet, or a short imagist poem a la Ezra Pound.

You can see complete course descriptions of all our courses at If you or your students have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out!

Thank you,



Front Desk Counseling Services Coordinator, UW Honors Program
Mary Gates Hall 211 | Box 352800 | Seattle, WA 98195-2800

ams723 | 206.543.7444 |

Pronouns: She/Her


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Space open in Community Literacy Program: 5 credit “C” or “W” seminar + 3 credit Internship

English 298A + English 491B = the Community Literacy Program, an opportunity for students at any stage of your UW career and from any major to combine on-campus learning (for "C" or "W" credit) with an internship putting your learning into practice in a high needs public elementary, middle or high school setting.

In English 298A (5 credits) you will meet twice weekly on campus (in Autumn 2017 this will beTuTh 10:30-12:20) in a writing-intensive course focused on understanding and engaging difference and inequality, learning effective inclusive methods of working with each other and with K-12 students, exploring some central challenges and opportunities for transformative public education, and examining the role of mindfulness, compassion and emotional intelligence in learning. You will have opportunities to develop your skill and confidence in discussion, writing, and presentation as we engage with these issues in relation to your academic, personal, civic and career goals We will work with faculty from the College of Education and UW Pipeline, and the final assignment sequence will be career-related writing — including identifying and creating application materials for a job or internship — taught in collaboration with the UW Career Center.

In English 491B Internship (C/NC; 3 credits) you will put what you learn on campus into action, volunteering (@4 hours a week, on a schedule you arrange) at one of our partner public schools. English 491B will appear on your transcript as an internship and may be used toward the field work requirement or as an elective in the Education, Learning and Society (ELS) Minor, and as an elective in both the Early Childhood and Family Studies (ECFS) and the Education, Communities and Organizations (ECO) Major. English 491B also provides documentation of "high needs" school-based experience required for application to Teacher Education programs.

Community Literacy Program is entering its 27th year, and there is substantial evidence of the program’s positive impact.

Contact CLP Director/Instructor Elizabeth Simmons-O’Neill with questions and to request add codes: esoneill

Community Literacy Program flyer.pdf

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Art History 214, “W” course, Seats still available!

There is still space left in this great Autumn Quarter class, Art History 214. Students can select VLPA or I&S credit, and all enrolled students receive "W" credit. Thanks for helping us spread the word with any interested students:

ART H 214: Art of India from Mohenjo-Daro to the Mughals

Professor Sonal Khullar

MTW 3:30 – 4:20 + quiz section

Thomson 101

SLN: 10538

The course surveys the material culture and artistic production of South Asia, which includes the present-day nation states of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka, from antiquity until the early modern period.

We attend to traditional art historical concerns such as the role of the artist, treatment of materials, systems of patronage, development of style, theories of aesthetics, and iconographic analysis.

We relate South Asian art to its social contexts, emphasizing exchange and interaction between cultures and groups, including but not limited to artists, pilgrims, merchants, warriors, and kings; Buddhists, Hindus, Jains, Muslims, Sikhs, and Christians; Indians, Persians, Europeans, Central Asians, and Southeast Asians.

ART H 214 Poster Autumn 2017 (1).pdf

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Business Course Open in Fall 2017!

We have a new course offering in fall that we would like to open up to non-business students. Students can register now! If they have issues, they may contact Foster at bizinfo. See course details below.

MGMT 490: Managing a Global Workforce

Provides a working knowledge of international management as well as theoretical and analytical tools needed to make sound human resource and general management decisions in an international setting. Includes 3 modules:

1. Economic, political, and cultural context of global business along with the employee relations, labor standards, and ethics in the global marketplace

2. Major human resource functions (e.g. staffing, performance, compensation, training and development, knowledge management) in multinational corporations

3. Topics relating to international management (e.g. communication, team, leadership, diversity, and expatriation)

Sarah Allex │ Academic Advisor
Undergraduate Programs Office
Michael G. Foster School of Business
University of Washington
202 Dempsey Hall │ Box 353223
Seattle, WA 98195
Ph: 206.543.4352 │ Fax: 206.616.8225

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Interdisciplinary Study Abroad Program in Nepal deadline extended until Sept. 15th

International Design Activism | Nepal Winter | Spring | 2018

International Design Activism | Nepal is an immersive 1-2 quarter (1 semester+) study abroad program focused on innovative, interdisciplinary problem solving, community-based design and project implementation in the marginalized urban communities of Kathmandu, Nepal. During the program, students will gain an in depth knowledge of the social, political, cultural and environmental context of Nepal, explore Kathmandu’s urban form, architecture, public spaces and technology and learn to speak basic Nepali. They will work in close collaboration with local students and stakeholders to design, build and assess the impacts of a community-driven intervention and learn about design practice in developing cities from representatives of local universities, NGOs and government agencies.

Graduate and advanced undergraduate students from multiple disciplines are encouraged to apply to the program for both the winter and spring quarters (spring semester+) of 2018. Students may also elect to apply to the winter or spring quarter alone.


he program is sponsored by the University of Washington, Department of Landscape Architecture, Informal Urban Communities Initiative in collaboration with the Jackson School of International Studies, Nepal Studies Initiative. Nepali collaborators include the Tribhuvan University Department of Architecture, Kathmandu University School of Arts.

Applications for Winter Quarter are due September 15th

Applications for Spring Quarter are also due September 15th (with possible extension)

(two quarter (semester+) students must apply to both quarters but may reuse the same application materials)

Please contact Ben Spencer at bspen or visit the UW IPE program webpage for more information.

2018_Winter_Spring_Nepal Study Abroad Program_Brief.pdf

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Autumn 2017 Undergraduate Research Program Courses, please read!

Please note, ESRM Wildlife professor Aaron Wirsing will be speaking on October 4th. If you are thinking about research please consider signing up or attending the session of your interest.

CC Transfer students see special section below.


Undergraduate Research Program Autumn Quarter Courses

GEN ST 391 I (1 cred) | SLN: 15698

Research Exposed!: Approaches to Inquiry
Enroll in Research Exposed! for Autumn Quarter (Wednesdays, 12:30-1:20 PM)

Research Exposed! (GEN ST 391 I) is 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 research at UW.

This course may be repeated for credit (1 credit/quarter-3 quarters max); speakers and topics will vary.

Visit the UW Time Schedule entry to register for the course.

GENERAL STUDIES 391 K (2 cred) | SLN: 15700
Undergraduate Research Intensive for Community College Transfer Students
1-Day Workshop (September 21) + weekly class sessions (Fridays, 12:30-1:50 PM)

The Undergraduate Research Intensive is designed for incoming transfer students and includes an initial 1-day pre-autumn quarter workshop, held September 21 on the UW Seattle campus, followed by weekly sessions during the quarter designed to help transfer students plan and prepare for undergraduate research positions.The course will demystify the research process at UW and provide instruction in research-related skills and resources. All students receive one-on-one advising with Undergraduate Research Program staff and interact with peer researchers.

To request an add code to register for the course, email urp and include the following:

Your full name:
Transfer institution:
UW student number:
Major, intended major, or area(s) of interest

For question, please contact urp.

Research Exposed Aut17.pdf

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L ARCH 352 Landscapes & People: Designing Landscapes from Anchient Cities to Public Parks – Autumn 2017

Please let your students know about a great course that can count as either VLPA or I&S and is a Writing course.
L ARCH 352 Landscapes and People: Designing Landscapes From Ancient Cities to Public Parks, 5 credits, taught by
Professor Thaisa Way. It will meet ThF 8:30-10:20 and the Quiz/Discussion Section will be on W 9:30-10:20, all in
Gould Hall, Room 322. Please see the attached flyer.

JoAnne Edwards
UofW Landscape Architecture Dept.


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FISH 450 Salmonid Behavior – Autumn Quarter 2017

FISH 450 Salmonid Behavior
Everything you ever wanted to know about salmon but were afraid to ask!

FISH 450A (5cr), MWF 1030-1120; T 930-1120 – primarily for undergrads; no pre-reqs but some knowledge of biology and ecology is helpful

FISH 450B (3cr), MWF 1030-1120 – primarily for grads (and undergrads who have completed FISH 312A); to request add code for 450B,

Instructor: Thomas Quinn, tquinn

Samantha Scherer, Student Services Manager and Undergrad Advising
Pronouns: she, her
UW School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences | Fishery Sciences Bldg, Suite116 | 206-543-7457
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00-4:00
Website | Student Services Blog | Facebook

The University of Washington acknowledges the Coast Salish peoples of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations.

FISH 450 AUTUMN 2017.pdf

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L ARCH 498K/598K Perceptions of Nature in the Dense City

Affiliate professor, Laure Heland, from the School of Architecture (Paris), is offering a unique seminar this Autumn Quarter 2017,
called Perceptions of Nature in the Dense City, 3 credits, L ARCH 498K (SLN# 23447) or L ARCH 598K (SLN# 23446), W 5:30-8:20 pm, GLD 110.
Please register ASAP if you are interested and have room in your schedule. It could count as VLPA or I&S. Please see attached poster.

JoAnne Edwards
UofW Landscape Architecture Dept.


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Cool DIV class AUTUMN 2017 STEM/KIDS

There are still some open spaces for students to register to ESS307: Diversity Outreach.

This course examines issues of diversity in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), while also providing students with the opportunity to build on the knowledge by directly engaging in community efforts to promote and increase access to STEM for underserved students in the Pacific Northwest. The core of the course relies on the critical analysis of the relationship between science, diversity, and social justice. Students will also receive hands-on training in STEM lesson planning, interactive workshop design, and how to design culturally appropriate outreach activities.

This class will provide the opportunity for undergraduates to lead Earth and Space Sciences outreach in rural and underserved areas. Undergraduates will gain critical skills for increasing the interest and expertise of Earth and Space Sciences content for middle and high school students. Undergraduates will be exposed to and experience firsthand the barriers that underserved and underrepresented populations in the Northwest face prior to pursuing careers in STEM.

ESS307 is open to all students with an academic background in STEM. Prerequisites can be discussed in a case by case basis by contacting Isabel Carrera at micz.

AUT17 flier.pdf

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Ethical Theory course AUT 2017 space available 5 credits I/S

402 Ethical Theory (5) I&S (SLN 11124)
Studies the major normative ethical theories, including both teleological and deontological approaches. Emphasizes moral philosophy during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as well as contemporary commentary. Recommended: one basic course in ethics. Offered: jointly with PHIL 412. Jecker T TH 12:30-2:20 pm HSB BB1602

Graduate section is B H 502, SLN 11127

Please email for an add code.

Advising — Bioethics & Humanities

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***DXARTS 490A***Autumn 2017***Unique Course that might appeal to Arts, Music, Computer Science, HCDE, Informatics Majors

DXARTS 490A (Data-Driven Art) will be offered Autumn quarter 2017 and is open to non-DXARTS students. DXARTS 490A does not count as VLPA credit, but can be used as Elective credit (3 credits). The class is offered on Wednesdays from 11:30am-2:20pm, in 221 Raitt Hall.

Students will be introduced to making art using databases, audio-video corpses, remote cloud-based data and metadata. Students will consider the implications and possibilities of artists using such systems, looking at dynamic, algorithmic based approaches to composing with highly distributed collections of data. The course includes weekly discussions, lectures, and labs.


Billie Grace, Administrator
DXARTS, University of Washington

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Autumn 2017, Comparative Literature 360, The Bible As Literature 5 credits VLPA

Please see attached for a description of an Autumn VLPA course on “The Bible as Literature.”
bible as lit.pdf

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