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Tutoring and Mentorship Service Learning Opportunity!

Attention Juniors and Seniors!
Gain Experience and Make a Difference
The University of Washington Academic Support Program is offering a service-learning seminar titled “EDUC 401: Tutoring and Mentorship in Higher Education” forWinter Quarter 2013. This weekly seminar will introduce junior and senior students to a diverse range of tutoring, mentoring, and teaching methodologies. Students will have an opportunity to apply what they learn in class through tutoring and mentoring new transfer, freshman, and sophomore students who are transitioning socially, culturally, and academically to the University of Washington. 

EDUC 401Z – COOL science education course

Anyone interested in teaching, outreach, communicating science or who just wants classroom experience should take a look at the COOL course below. This is the first of two quarters (the next will be in spring) – while students are encouraged to take both courses, it is possible to just take the Winter Quarter course.

New course offering: COOL Science Education, EDUC 401Z
Credits: 1-5. 

Communicating Science to the Public Effectively (CENV 500) – Winter 2013

This is a *fantastic* course created by and for graduate students, with strong leadership from CoEnv grad students (most recently Rachel Mitchell from SEFS and Jessica Rohde from SAFS). They have run this course successfully for two years and we’re now sponsoring it as a C ENV course. Participants in the seminar will have the opportunity to present a 30 minute public talk on their graduate research to be delivered during the 2013 Engage: The Science Speaker Series at Town Hall Seattle. 

SEFS 550E – 2-credit journal club on Coupled Human-Natural Systems, Winter 2013

SEFS 550E – 2-credit journal club on Coupled Human-Natural Systems, Winter 2013
Are you interested in:

The dynamics of human communities’ relationship with their environment?
Interactions between ecological and social systems and processes?
Interdisciplinary approaches to complex questions?

Then this weekly seminar on coupled human-natural systems is right for you!

Weekly discussion of 1-3 journal articles
Course content flexible based on participant interest


Winter Pol S Courses Open to Non-Majors

Pol S courses are now open to students in all majors, including the only Pol S course that counts for VLPA credit, Pol S 281/Engl 251, and Pol S 334 taught by Associate Vice Provost Luis Fraga. Scroll down to see descriptions about the following courses which have the most room. See the Time Schedule for SLNS and additional detail, including learning goals and grading, http://www.washington.edu/students/timeschd/WIN2013/polisci:
Pol S 249, Introduction to Labor Studies
Pol S 270, Introduction to Political Economy
Pol S 281/Engl 251, Literature and American Political Culture
Pol S 310, Modern Political Thought
Pol S 334, Topics in American Politics
Pol S/LSJ 361, US Courts & Civil Liberty
Pol S/LSJ 363, Law in Society
Pol S 448, Politics of the European Union
Pol S 249/Hist 249/Soc 266, Introduction to Labor Studies
Instructor: Professor Margaret Levi
Lecture: MW 12-120, Quizzes TTh
5 cr., I&S
This interdisciplinary course focuses on workers–employed and unemployed, legal and illegal–and their strategies to improve their employment and political conditions, especially through unions. 

Plenty of room in FISH 101 Water and Society (NW/I&S) – Winter 2013

Still plenty of space left in FISH 101 in Winter Quarter!
Melting Glaciers Mean Double Trouble for Water Supplies
Colorado Wildfires Threaten Water Supplies
Do you read articles like these and want to know more about how human population, climate change and more affect fresh water ecosystems and supplies? Then you should take FISH 101 in Winter Quarter 2013 – it counts for NW or I&S! 

ATM S 101: Weather!

Please pass on the following information to your students or post the flyer. This is a perfect introductory course for anyone interested in atmospheric sciences or looking to satisfy a NW requirement!
ATM S 101 Weather (5) NW (SLN 10662)
Jerome Patoux (jerome)
MTWTh 10:30-11:20 KNE 220
Quiz section Th/F
An overview of the atmospheric sciences with an emphasis on weather, from Seattle weather to tornadoes, and from wind, clouds, rain and snow, to thunderstorms and hurricanes. 

Space available in CHID courses – VLPA, I&S and 2cr classes!

CHID 250C: Utopias Gone Awry: Conflict & Paradise in the Black Sea Region- 10 spaces left!
SLN 12222 (I&S)
Many of the countries surrounding the Black Sea have seen themselves as utopias, but these seeming havens have all been caught in the turbulent geo-political history of the region. Beginning with a historical overview for background, we will then focus on literature and films from Bulgaria, Romania, the Crimea, the Republic of Georgia, and Turkey, to explore the dynamics of power and history that have affected the area. 

Two New C Lit Courses accessible to everyone, no prerequisites!

C LIT 357: Literature and Film VLPA
SLN 20828 5 Cr, T/F 3:30-5:20 SAV 155
Instructor: Yizhong Gu
This course focuses on the correlation between literature and film in reflecting and constructing the Chinese social ideologies during the 20th century. The narrative of sacrifice and martyrdom is one of the prominent ideologies to build up the new China as a nation-state. 

ENGL 285: Writers on Writing – Great VLPA Course for Non English Majors!

Writers on Writing
T 12:30-1:50 p.m., TH 12:30-1:20 p.m.
In this class the collective UW Creative Writing faculty, along with
other visiting artists, will remember in public why they do what
they do. On ten sequential Tuesdays, they will speak in depth about
what interests them most, including the ways and means of poetry,
fiction, nonfiction, and the joys and vagaries of inspiration,
education, artistic practice, and the writing life. 

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