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Autumn 2018 Course: GRDSCH 200: Preparing for Graduate Education

GRDSCH 200: Preparing for Graduate Education

Are you unsure if you want to attend graduate school?

Do you know for certain that you want to attend graduate school, but are not sure how to write a quality personal statement?

Not sure what program or school you want to attend?

We can help!

This 2 Credit, ten-week course is for juniors and seniors who know they want to pursue, or are considering the possibility of graduate education. During the quarter, students will learn first-hand from faculty and staff involved in graduate admissions how to find programs that fit their interests, and how to prepare application materials.

Course information:

GRDSCH 200: Preparing for Graduate Education

Autumn Quarter 2018: Fridays, 1:30-3:20pm

Paccar Hall (PCAR), Room 192

SLN 15679

Course Website: https://www.washington.edu/trends/grdsch-200-preparing-for-graduate-education/

Grad School Flier AUT18.pdf

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ARCH 498C: PLANNING AND DESIGNING FOR CHANGING CLIMATES

ARCH 498 SPECIAL PROJECTS
 10387 C 3 TTh 530-650P GLD 100 Heerwagen,Dean Reese Open 2/ 5 CR/NC J 
 PLANNING AND DESIGNING FOR CHANGING 
 CLIMATES 

ChangingClimatesAnnounceAut2018.pdf

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PLANETARY POLITICS: GOVERNANCE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

 POL S 527/ENVIR 495

PLANETARY POLITICS: GOVERNANCE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

 TU 1:30-4:20 pm in Parrington 206

Course description

With humanity operating as the primary driver of change in the Earth system, the local, national, and global no longer define our only spaces of action: we have become planetary. What kind of politics is commensurate to this new reality?

 

Within this larger inquiry, we will ask ourselves:

  • What would a genuinely planetary politics look like?
  • What role does science now play in planetary politics and how might this change?
  • How might planetary politics address the chasm between the global rich and poor?
  • What are some leverage points for transforming existing institutions and norms?

 

To enhance our capacity for integrative learning, we will engage in contemplative and experiential practices around “human beingness” at the dawn of the Anthropocene.

 

Open to undergraduates with instructor’s permission

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Giants Sloths and Sabertooth Cats: The Archaeology of Extinction

Autumn Quarter, 2018

Archaeology 369

Giants Sloths and Sabertooth Cats: The Archaeology of Extinction

In North America, our ancestors have been blamed for the extinction of Ice Age mammoths, beavers the size of bears, and sloths as big as elephants. In Australia, the list of victims is said to include marsupials the size of rhinos and 400-pound wombats; in New Zealand, giant flightless birds that weighed as much as 500 pounds; in Eurasia, woolly rhinos and cave bears. In this class, we will learn about these animals and use our knowledge of the human past to explore whether our species is really the cause of all these losses. We will learn about the kinds of settings that have been most vulnerable to past human activities, and to be cautious of many of the things that the popular media might wish you to believe.

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EDSPE 499 (2 Credits) l Fall 2018

This course provides a rich, experiential learning opportunity for people interested in working with young children with and without disabilities. Participants (for credit or volunteer) will serve in an inclusive summer camp program, facilitating social skills through field trips and science experiments. In addition to supporting campers in day-to-day activities, students will participate in a professional learning community (PLC) led by experts in the field. Students receive academic credit for the learning they demonstrate from their field experiences. This independent study is open to all UW undergraduate and graduate students, with priority granted to students in the College of Education.

TO ENROLL FOR CREDIT, COMPLETE THIS Google Form. TO PARTICIPATE AS A VOLUNTEER, EMAIL JUMPHC@UW.EDU.

CONTACT:

Questions?  Contact Tara Coffin – jumphc@uw.edu or 206.612.8697 

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International Climate Negotiations

Need 1 credit of I/S out of major or maybe just one credit to be a full time student? Try G H 406 International Climate Negotiations

G H 406 International Climate Negotiations within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1) I&S K. Ebi, T. Klinger
Explores the status of the negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, including key agreements reached; the role of science; and the diverse perspectives of countries and sectors. Offered: A.

    23408 A  1       M      300-450    THO  125      Ebi,Kristie L              Open      5/  35                %J

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Italian Studies Rome Study Abroad Program in Winter 2019 Still Has a Few Spaces!

The new Italian Studies Rome Study Abroad Program in Winter 2019 still has a few open spots. The new application deadline is October 10th. Please see the flyer below and attached. For any questions about the program please email Associate Professor of Italian Studies and Program Director Beatrice Arduini (barduini).

Thank you!

Click here for program details and to apply!

Italian Studies Rome Study Abroad WIN 2019 Flyer.pdf

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ENGL 200 A – Literature of the Pacific Northwest

If you are still looking for a class for B term, ENGL 200 A – Literature of the Pacific Northwest may be the perfect fit!

This interesting course offers region-specific reading, personal and creative assignments, and discussions and inquiries in class.

Please see flyer attached and let me know if you have questions.

Thanks!

Megan Callow

Lecturer & Associate Director
Interdisciplinary Writing Program (IWP)
Department of English
University of Washington, Seattle
ENGL200 Su18.pdf

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ENV H 406/506 Disasters and Public Health

ENV H 406/506 Disasters and Public Health

A comprehensive overview of public health and environmental health disasters, their consequences,

and the role of public health agencies and practitioners in preparedness, response, and recovery.

This course:

  • Employs an all-hazards, domestic perspective to explore different types of natural, biological, chemical,
    radiological, nuclear, and other human-caused disasters.
  • Uses a combination of course lectures, readings, case studies, discussion, and debate to examine the
    public and environmental health community’s role in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters.
  • Develops proficiency in analyzing and evaluating the public health response to disasters and identifying
    solutions and methods for improvement.

ENVH_406-506_AUT18_Flyer_Email.pdf

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UAA Advising – GEN 297 G & H Exploring Majors in the Social Sciences

UAA Advising will be teaching GEN 297 Exploring Majors in the Social Sciences again this Fall!

1 Credit Seminar – Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:20-2:20 PM

Goals:

· Hear from professors, staff, and industry professionals about research and pathways

· Develop strategies and mindsets that will help you think broadly about major and career exploration

· Discover in and out of the classroom learning activities

· Discern your goals, values, influences, and interests

Two Ways to Enroll!

  1. Standalone Seminar
Credits SLN
GEN ST 297 H Exploring Majors in the Social Sciences 1 15467
  1. FIGs – First Year Interest Group
Credits SLN
FIG 37 JSIS 200

ENGL 298

GEN ST 297

GEN ST 199

States and Capitalism

Linked Writing Course: JSIS 200

Exploring Majors in the Social Sciences

University Community

13 15290
FIG 55 ECON 200

SOC 271

GEN ST 297

GEN ST 199

Intro Microeconomics

Social Deviance

Exploring Majors in the Social Sciences

University Community

13 15308
FIG 74 COM 200

ENGL 131

GEN ST 297

GEN ST 199

Intro to Communication Topics

Composition: Exposition

Exploring Majors in the Social Sciences

University Community

13 15327
FIG 77 POL S 204

GEN ST 297

GEN ST 199

Intro to Comparative Politics

Exploring Majors in the Social Sciences

University Community

8 15330
FIG 120 GEOG 230

GEN ST 297

GEN ST 199

Global Inequality

Exploring Majors in the Social Sciences

University Community

8 15373

Feedback from students in 2017:

  • I did notice that i am more capable than i thought. I feel like i know how to navigate UW better than i did before which will increase my chances in doing better as a student.
  • This class introduced me a lot of social science majors provided in UW. Besides getting to know these incredible majors, I also realized that there are so many options for me to chose, I should do more research about each of them and also try to understand the area that I care about.
  • Before taking this course, I thought the social sciences seemed interesting but I did not know much about them, let alone what disciplines fell under that category. Now, I know that I want to have at least one major, possibly two, in the social sciences. It might be psychology, sociology, political science, or who knows! My plan right now is to explore as many classes as I can about these potential majors and get to know what feels right.
  • I have discovered that the social sciences are broken down into many more categories than I ever expected. One issue can be examined through the lenses of many areas of study within the social sciences that can offer completely different insight from one another. However, while the subjects may vary in their approaches to their solutions to big problems, they rely on one another to understand broad concepts.

 

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EDUC 200 : Resilience Skills Class for Undergraduates

In EDUC 200, students learn skills to enhance their wellbeing in college and in their life in general. Particular focus is paid to skills that help students withstand common difficulties in life, like a disagreement with a loved one, tolerating doing work you don’t want to do, and managing negative emotions in a healthy way. Skills will include but will not be limited to mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Students will also learn about research underlying stress, resilience, and related skill areas.

This 3 credit class meets for lectures on Wednesday late afternoons with a one hour lab section on Fridays for small group activities. The class also provides I&S credits.

EDUC 200 Resilience Skills for College and Beyond allows students to work towards their best life while earning credit!

EDUC 200 Poster.pdf

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AUTUMN 2018: AIS 375 Campus Ecology APPROVED for ESRM 3XX credit!

If you sign up, please let me know since this class will not automatically go into your dars audit.

Pre-approved to count for ESRM upper division credit—and there is space!!! J

From: Envirolink <envirolink-bounces On Behalf Of Kai Wise
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 2:35 PM
To: envirolink
Subject: [Envirolink] Campus Ecology – Autumn AIS course

Happy Summer everyone!

I know you may not be seeing many students for a little while, but wanted to share this class we are teaching in Autumn quarter since it’s environment related and fulfills I&S credit. Cynthia Updegrave will be teaching, for the third time, an indigenous environment class titled “Bringing Back the Wealth: Engaging with the Campus Ecology.” This is a hands-on course that includes walking tours of campus, local field trips, and stories from elders in the Native community.

Please share with your students as appropriate. Thank you!

All the best,

Kai Wise
Academic Adviser
Department of American Indian Studies

Padelford Hall C-514; Box 354305

Phone 206.543.9082 Fax 206.616.3122
kaiwise www.ais.washington.edu

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Croatia – Autumn Quarter Design/Build Need to Apply by this Week

From: Advisers <advisers-bounces@mailman11.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of JoAnne Edwards
Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2018 10:32 PM
To: advisers@uw.edu
Subject: [Advisers] Croatia – Autumn Quarter Design/Build Need to Apply by this Week

Subject: Croatia
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2018 16:54:13 +0200
From: Daniel Winterbottom <nina

There are a few spots left for Autumn Croatia Design/Build. If interested, please contact me this coming week. Please see attached brochures.

Thanks,

Daniel Winterbottom

CroatiaIPE_Brochure2018StudyAbroad.pdf
CroatiaCoursesAut2018.pdf
Croatia 2018Description.docx
Croatia 2018 Poster.pdf

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Final 2017-2018 ENTRE Digest: Welcome Alex Eli! (plus classes to take this fall)

CLASSES YOU MAY LIKE

Environmental Innovation Practicum

2 credits, Tuesdays 4:00 – 5:50PM | ENTRE 443/543, ENGR 498A, ENVIR 495 Be the change and learn how to create solutions to environmental problems. Gain inspiration from sector experts, form inter-disciplinary teams, and create project-based solutions while receiving coaching by environmental professionals or entrepreneurs. Excellent preparation for the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge. Questions? E-mail Lauren Brohawn at brohal.

Health Innovation Practicum

2 credits, Thursdays 5:00 – 6:50PM | ENTRE 490 A / 579 A/B

Do you want to learn how to bring innovative ideas to healthcare? Come hear from awesome leaders who have done just that and who can coach you through the process in this team-based interdisciplinary course. Excellent preparation for the Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge. Questions? E-mail Terri Butler at TLButler

FIND YOUR PEOPLE! Team Formation Opportunities

Have an idea? Great! Meet other students who want to join your team.

2018 Student Entrepreneur Team Formation website

Looking for a team member to enter a competition or work on a startup project? Do you have skills and want to join an existing team? Check out our Student Entrepreneurship Team Formation site. Create your profile, then check out the Showcase page to browse for a team to join or to find team members. Please note, this is for current students only!

JILL PIMENTEL
Assistant Director, Undergraduate and Graduate Programs | Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship
Michael G. Foster School of Business | University of Washington
Dempsey Hall Room 227 • Box 353223 • Seattle, WA 98195-3223
206.685.5669 | jpiment

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Interesting Class: Summer registration still open for Landscape Architecture 300

Summer registration is still open for Landscape Architecture 300. It’s a great opportunity for students interested in the built environment to get a feel for the design process, working in a studio, and the field of landscape architecture.

See the attached flyer for details and please email me if you have any questions about the course or registering.

Nick Dreher | BLA Academic Advisor
ndreher@uw.edu | 206.685.2635
M, Tu 8:30 – 12:30
W, Th 8:30 – 2:30

LA300_Summer2018.pdf

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SEFS 501 advertisement for Fall 2018

SEFS 501 is a great 5 credit class offered in the Fall of 2018. The class takes 2 field trips to explore forest ecosystems in Washington and collect data to be analyzed throughout the quarter.

SEFS 501 Forest Ecosystems – Community Ecology
Community ecology of forest ecosystems. Quantitative methods of community description. Role of limiting factors, competition, and disturbance in determining community composition, structure, and stability. Introduction to forest ecosystem productivity. History and application of successional theory. Prerequisite: basic ecology course or permission of instructor

See flyer for more information.

SEFS_501_Harvey_Fall2018_rev.pdf

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Pipeline Seminars FALL 2018

Tutor at an elementary, middle or high school in Seattle during Autumn Quarter!

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

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.

EDUC 401 Seminar Spotlights:

EDUC 401A Literacy in the Justice System
Class time determined by students

Info Session May 7th, 2018 5:30pm 7:00pm in MGH 224: RSVP here.

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).

PLEASE NOTE: You must be 21 years or older to work at the King County Correctional Facility and you may register for a maximum of 3 credits for this class. Also a criminal background check will be completed for all interested students (previous convictions DO NOT automatically bar your entrance into the jail). Please note that this is a 2 quarter commitment.

For more any question email Yazmin Aguilar at aguil53@uw.edu.

EDUC 401B: Immigrant & Refugee Education- Mondays 10:30-11:50

Newly arrived immigrant and refugee students are one of the most resilient learners in our education system. Despite fleeing their home country due to a plethora of reasons without the familiarity of language, support systems or societal norms they strive to be successful, both academically and holistically. This is the reality for nearly 17 million refugees around the world, including those in Seattle. Each year, America resettles more refugees than all other countries combined and receives one of the highest number of asylum applications in the industrialized world. This course will focus on and/or bring in:

* Knowledge and experiences from local community leaders of refugee and immigrant populations,
* Guest panels from Seattle Public School teachers and student panelist from Sri Lanka, Mexico, Guatemala, Vietnam, Philippines, East Africa and the Middle East.
* Teaching best practices and techniques utilized by school districts and nonprofits,
* Looking at foundational best practices, beyond the classroom, through policies and initiatives to strengthen immigrant and refugee voice, participation, equity, and other success pathways long term in the US.

Come join this immersive learning experience to support young newly arrived immigrants and refugees. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about issues of social justice, raise awareness, develop networks, and make an impact with this community

EDUC 401J: Undocumented Students in the K-12 U.S. Education System- Wednesdays 11:30-12:50 MGH 082A

The purpose of this seminar is to provide an extensive knowledge about the current most vulnerable student population in the U.S.; undocumented students. Whether it is within the K-12 system or at a higher education institution, it imperative to explore the many facets that undocumented students experience. The ultimate goal of this seminar is to not only raise awareness but for students to leave the classroom with an ACTION PLAN! Through this seminar you will explore the following:

1. Develop a solid background on undocumented students.
2. Identify and explore societal forces and structural barriers related to education for undocumented students in K-12 and higher education.
3. Explore issues of language, culture, socioeconomic status and other intersecting identities that relate to our own understanding of and work with undocumented students.
4. Review and evaluate key instructional strategies and techniques for working with undocumented students, including bilingual instruction.
5. Engage in self-reflection in relation to your tutoring practicum experience as well as personal identity, sociocultural and linguistic history in order to evaluate and improve your work with undocumented students and other students.
6. Explore and gain knowledge about resources on UW campus to better understand undocumented student’s barriers in education and being able to apply this knowledge on site.
7. Gain exposure to the “real deal” through undocumented student testimonies and an overview of the challenges encountered.
8. Gain awareness and create discussion about laws, policies, and educational practices necessary to support undocumented students (DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood
Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents)
9. Create and action plan towards advocating undocumented students and leave with a list of resources and best practices.

EDUC 401M: Tutoring Math and Science-Tuesdays 6:00-7:20pm GLD 436

In this seminar, students explore the world of math and science in K-12 schools by attending seminars that focus on current educational topics and tutoring at one of Pipeline’s partner schools. A key feature of the course is the opportunity to reflect on and share tutoring experiences in order to gain advice, suggestions, and pointers.
Several seminars are devoted to best practices for science and math tutoring. The seminar also includes brief readings and discussion of critical topics in K-12 science and math education. Through the lens of social justice, this course will include conversation and critique of the social, political and economic factors that affect “K-Gray” STEM education.

For questions or add codes email pipeline@uw.edu or come to MGH 171.

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Private Piano Lessons during Summer quarter!

The School of Music is offering private piano lessons to interested UW students enrolled during summer quarter. No audition is required, and enrollment in MUSAP 239 is still open.

Please contact Alice Liu (aliu2@uw.edu) or Dhayoung Yoon (Dhayoung.yoon@gmail.com) for more information and add codes.

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Summer 2018 course registration for ENVIR 240 NW out of major

An opportunity to learn about urban farms during summer quarter.

ENVIR 240 The Urban Farm over the summer, please see attached flyer.

ENVIR 240 Urban Farm SU18 flyer.pdf

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ENTRE DIGEST: Fall Courses – Health & Environmental Innovation Practicums!

CLASSES YOU MAY LIKE

Environmental Innovation Practicum

2 credits, Tuesdays 4:00 – 5:50PM | ENTRE 443/543, ENGR 498A, ENVIR 495 Be the change and learn how to create solutions to environmental problems. Gain inspiration from sector experts, form inter-disciplinary teams, and create project-based solutions while receiving coaching by environmental professionals or entrepreneurs. Excellent preparation for the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge. Questions? E-mail Lauren Brohawn at brohal.

Health Innovation Practicum

2 credits, Thursdays 5:00 – 6:50PM | ENTRE 490 A / 579 A/B

Do you want to learn how to bring innovative ideas to healthcare? Come hear from awesome leaders who have done just that and who can coach you through the process in this team-based interdisciplinary course. Excellent preparation for the Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge. Questions? E-mail Terri Butler at TLButler

FIND YOUR PEOPLE! Team Formation Opportunities

Have an idea? Great! Meet other students who want to join your team.

2018 Student Entrepreneur Team Formation website

Looking for a team member to enter a competition or work on a startup project? Do you have skills and want to join an existing team? Check out our Student Entrepreneurship Team Formation site. Create your profile, then check out the Showcase page to browse for a team to join or to find team members. Please note, this is for current students only!

JILL PIMENTEL
Assistant Director, Undergraduate and Graduate Programs | Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship
Michael G. Foster School of Business | University of Washington
Dempsey Hall Room 227 • Box 353223 • Seattle, WA 98195-3223
206.685.5669 | jpiment

Sign up for the Buerk Center’s Entrepreneurship Newsletter!

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