General Studies 199 (GEN ST 199) is a two-credit hour course which serves to create learning communities for students new to the University of Washington and provides information about university, co-curricular, and academic resources. Through class interaction and activities, this course will help you navigate the UW, begin to identify your campus community, and engage in classroom discussions with a small group of peers; establishing skills that will help you to be successful at the UW. All course assignments and in class activities will focus on four themes:
First Year Programs fosters a successful undergraduate student experience through strategic programming that focuses on positive academic transitions and the development of learning communities. Through partnerships with faculty, staff, alumni, and student leaders our programs create the space for students to define how they will engage, learn, and thrive at the University of Washington.