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ESS Courses for Autumn: Still Open!!

Just wanted to let you all know, as you work with students who may not have yet registered for Autumn, that a few ESS courses/NW credits suitable for all majors are still open! Please share with your students as appropriate.
ESS 101: Introduction to Geological Sciences (NW)
Survey of the physical systems that give the earth its form. Emphasizes the dynamic nature of interior and surface processes and their relevance to mankind and stresses the value of rocks and earth forms in the understanding of past events. 

Seattle MESA Tutor Training Course Announcement

We are looking for engaging and motivated graduate and undergraduate students who want to make a difference to underrepresented youth in Seattle. Starting this fall, you can begin your training to become a Seattle MESA math and science tutor for high school students.
Seattle MESA provides opportunities and resources that inspire students traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields, to pursue education and careers in math, engineering and science (http://www.seattlemesa.org/). 

10 spots still left in PoE course: ENVIR 460: Power, Privilege and Preservation

Still looking for a great addition to your fall quarter schedule? There are 10 open spots left in this exciting new course. Open to all majors, this course has no pre-reqs and would be great for anyone with an interest in the intersection of culture, power, preservation, conservation and resource management. This course can count for either I&S, NW, and/or the new Diversity requirement (DIV). 

Autumn Course – Food & the Environment

Introduction to Food and the Environment
C ENV 110
Meets both Natural World and Individuals and Societies Requirements
SLN# 11809
No prerequisites. Great for Freshmen!
Everyone eats, and all food production has environmental consequences.
· Discover environmental science through food production.
· Explore the link between the decline of civilizations and current farmer efforts to cope with changing water supply, topsoil loss, and technology. 

ARCTIC 200 "Indigenous Diplomacies & International Relations in the Arctic"

ARCTIC 200: Indigenous Diplomacies & International Relations in the Arctic
3 credits | I&S Credit | 2014 Fall Quater | MWF 3:30-4:20pm | THO 135 | SNL: 22642 | Instructor: Nadine Fabbi (nfabbi) *Core Requirement for the UW Minor in Arctic Studies
The Arctic – home to 400,000 indigenous people – is emerging as one of the most dynamic regions in global geopolitics in no small part because of the role of Arctic indigenous peoples in international relations and sovereignty efforts. 

New Autumn 2014 Course: College Success for Veterans

This transition seminar is available to students in their first or second quarter at the UW that are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and has been developed to aid in both the transition to the University and life as a student.
College Success for Veterans
SLN: 22731
Instructor: Tim McCoy, a veteran of over six years in the U.S. Marine Corps and thirteen years as an academic adviser at the University of Washington. 

Fall NW Animal Behavior course open to non-psychology majors

We have just added PSYCH 200 to our fall quarter offerings. Comparative Animal Behavior is a great Natural World course that is open to all students. There are no prerequisites. This course is appropriate for all students, freshmen through seniors.
“Research methods and findings of comparative animal behavior, their importance to an understanding of human behavior; rationale for study of behavioral differences/similarities between animal species, behavior viewed as part of adaptation of each species to its natural habitat.” (NW)
Instructor: Michael Beecher, beecher
PSYCH 200C (SLN 22989), 5 credits
Meeting MTW ThF 1:30-2:20
(Note that PSYCH 200 is joint listed with our majors-only class, PSYCH 300. 

Environmental Health Classes for Non Majors

Environmental Health classes open to non-majors:

ENV H 440/545 Water, Wastewater and Health
Review of water supply, water quality, and water/wastewater treatment as they relate to human health. Includes water law and regulations, source water protection, basic treatment technologies for water and waste, chemical and microbial contaminants, and recreational water.
ENV H 451/541 Ecology of Transmission of Microbiological Hazards
Focuses on the transmission of infectious microorganisms by air, food, water, and other environmental media. 

Course Offering – Aut 14

Hi Everyone!
Just wanted to let you know that PoE is offering a great course for your students this coming Autumn 2014. Please pass the word along to anyone you know who is interested. Email me if you have questions and I hope that finals week is smooth sailing for all of you!

Experiential Learning Portfolio summer class – please share with students in all fields

Summer Course from the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity
GEN ST 348: Creating an Experiential Learning Portfolio
Full Term (June 23-Aug. 22): T/Th, 3:30-4:30pm, SLN 11610
2 credits, CR/NC
Instructors: Robin Chang, robinc, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Lauren Brohawn, brohal, Undergraduate Research Program
This course will guide you through the process of building an online e-portfolio. 

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