Our Academic Achievement courses are great for freshmen, sophomore, and transfer students who are interested in improving their academic performance. Students are presented with interesting course material and 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 (another UW student who volunteers to support the GENST students) three hours per week to work on class assignments and learn about University resources.
This opportunity will not be offered during spring quarter 2019. Please check the website for updates and course offerings for fall quarter 2019. To request an add code, email your ID number and requested section to Adiam Tesfay at firstname.lastname@example.org. These courses are not designed for first-quarter new admits to the University.
This course will be an interesting investigation of rap music, artists, identity, and authenticity. From Brooklyn to Compton and everywhere in-between, rap has and continues to have a lasting imprint on the United States. The course will begin with a historical background; from there we will progress onwards uncovering the relationship geography, race & ethnicity, and sexuality & gender have with rap music. How has rap been used to bring people together? Tear them apart? Comment on race relations in America? Spark movements? We will be analyzing lyrics and making connections to culture throughout the course using a combination of scholarly articles and first-person narratives.This course will focus on completing weekly writing assignments, setting agendas for weekly mentorship meetings, and introducing you to academic or personal resources that are available across campus.View in Time Schedule keyboard_arrow_right
With the rise of social media and smart phone use, technology is a big part of everyone’s lives, and it impacts how we relate to each other. In this course, we will explore the way that technology has impacted the communities we form as well as our economy and political movements. This course will focus on completing weekly writing assignments, setting agendas for weekly mentorship meetings, and introducing you to academic or personal resources that are available across campus.View in Time Schedule keyboard_arrow_right
This course will look at the field of STEM and discover the complexity of learning science. We will learn interventions for learning science well. We will also discuss our own identities and how studying STEM can impact our identity development.View in Time Schedule keyboard_arrow_right