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Grad Course on Communicating Science to the Public Effectively – Winter 2013

Communicating Science to the Public Effectively (CENV 500)
Winter 2013
3 credits (Credit/No Credit)
Meets Tuesdays 9:30-12:20 in Fish 203
This is a seminar, discussion-based course for graduate students in the sciences that focuses on effective techniques for sharing scientific research with non-specialists. At the end of the quarter, each student will 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. 

Pipeline Project–Winter Quarter Seminars

Are you interested in learning more about the world of K-12 education?
Thinking of teaching as a possible career?
Would you like to make a difference in the life of a young person?
If so, check out the Inner Pipeline seminars offered by the Pipeline Project during Winter Quarter. Students attend a seminar and tutor in Seattle schools or community organizations for 2.5 hours or more (per week) for academic credit. 

WIN 13 ENV H 442 Zoonotic Diseases

ENV H 442 Zoonotic Diseases is open to students from all majors who have completed BIOL 220 or equivalent. See below and attached for more information:
Winter Quarter
MWF 10:30 – 11:20
T-359 Health Sciences
3 Credits • SLN 13822
This course examines the transmission and control of zoonotic and vector-borne diseases of public health importance.
>From the dawn of human history until the present day, humans and animals have been sharing their pathogens and diseases. 

Winter 2013 courses for those interested in Asia –with VLPA, I&S, and possible W-(writing) credit

Please forward to undergraduates who may have an interest in Asia:
Are you interested in learning more about the literature and culture of China, India, Japan, Korea, or Taiwan, with topics including The Silk Road, Buddhism, Erotic Poetry, and Translation? Check out these winter quarter classes:
Asian Languages and Literature
Courses of General Interest (no prerequisites; open to all majors)
for I&S, VLPA, and (for JAPAN 360) optional W-prefix credit
Winter 2013
ASIAN 201 Mediaeval China and the Silk Road
Cultural history, religion, literature, foreign contacts & interactions, and the linguistic environment along China’s Silk Road. 

ESRM 321, Finance & Accounting from a Sustainability Perspective, SLN 13951

ESRM 321 is an introductory business course designed for non-business majors, has NO prerequisites, and gives NW and I & S credit. More info is below . . .
ESRM 321, Finance & Accounting From a Sustainability Perspective
SLN 13951, 5 credits, NW and I&S credit
TU/TH 5:30-8 PM
Student evaluations are at https://www.washington.edu/cec/e/ESRM321A1463.html.
Taught by a former stock broker, ESRM 321 explores finance and accounting fundamentals, stock markets and investing, and sustainable * business practices that respect best environmental science methods and ethical social responsibility standards. 

New WIN 2013 Course in Public Health Genetics

PHG 301 Introduction to Genetic Epidemiology (3) I&S/NW
SLN 18039
M W 3:30 – 4:50
This course explores the identification of genetic and environmental factors associated with disease. Because it touches on ethical, societal, political, and legal dimensions it should be of interest to a broad range of students from the health sciences to social sciences and everyone in between.

Community Literacy Program Winter 2013

Community Literacy Program (CLP) is an 8 credit program linking English 298 and Education 401. Nearly 1000 UW students have participated in CLP since it began in 1992. The program welcomes students at any stage of your educational career and from any major! . CLP students are often interested in careers in education, and CLP students have gone on to teach in K-12 and higher education across the United States and in several countries. 

WINTER 2013 Plant Microbiology Seminar and *NEW* Plant Microbiolgy lab/open to both undergrads and grads

Please consider sharing these Winter 2013 courses with your students…
One is a plant microbiology seminar. I have speakers lined up from all around the UW campus (including Erica Cline from UW
Tacoma) and a special speaker from Colorado who will speak on white pine blister rust that is wiping out these important forest trees.
The other class is the new plant microbiology lab to give our students hands-on skills in microbiology and some molecular biology as well. 

ENGL 285: Writers on Writing (VLPA)

ENGL 285: Writers on Writing
Professor Richard Kenney
Tues/Thurs 12:30 – 1:50 with a Wed discussion section
SLN 13655
Experiencing literature from the inside. Members of the creative writing faculty and other practicing writers discuss their poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction, literary inspiration, artistic practice, and the writer’s life.
Class description
In this class the collective UW Creative Writing faculty, along with other visiting artists, remember in public why they do what they do. 


Fridays from 11:30-1:20 in Paccar 492
Queer 101 is a 2 credit/no credit focus group offered through the Q Center. It is a discussion based class centered around sexuality and gender as it relates to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* issues. This class is for anyone at any level of exposure to these topics.
Queer 101 is listed under CHID 496 L (and will be listed as a CHID focus group on both your transcript and schedule, for anyone who has concerns about that). 

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