Introduction to Sociology
The Ninth Edition has been reorganized to include only what students need to master the sociological concepts taught in the introductory course. The newly streamlined text highlights the links between macro and micro sociology and includes coverage of the best recent research.
Study Abroad Program
This program offers undergraduates a robust living-and-learning experience in a world-class city. You will advance your knowledge of France, practice cross-cultural communication, increase your tolerance for ambiguity, strengthen your resourcefulness, gain experience in adapting to differences, reflect on your own cultural backgrounds, and assess your learning.
You will accomplish these goals through a range of academic and nonacademic experiences. You will live with local families, conduct interviews and capture photographs and video in Paris, interview French colleagues, and draw upon local resources for group projects on French culture. You will go on field trips to other French towns and cities, read and write travel essays, create blog posts, and practice writing to learn.
Introduction to Sociology
This course explores fundamental sociological principles and seeks to describe individuals in both group and societal contexts. Students will learn to use the sociological imagination as a lens through which to view and experience the world.
Students will learn about sociological theory and research methods, and apply these to the basic subject matter of sociology: culture, social structure, socialization, deviance, class, race, and gender. The goals of this course are to stimulate your interest in sociology and to encourage you to recognize its practical value.
Introduction to Statistics
This course provides an algebra-based interdisciplinary introduction to the core concepts of statistics and probability. Primary focus will be on- but not limited to-business and social science applications.
Learners will be introduced to various forms of descriptive statistics. Learners will also gain understanding of the basic tools of statistical inference and analysis while examining data, experiments and readings in their field of study. Emphasis is on interpretation over calculation, and needed technology will be taught along with the subject matter.
Adobe Creative Cloud
Creative Cloud subscription gives you all the apps you need for any creative field you want to explore. You can seriously make almost anything. Create and share an animated video in two minutes. Or make a feature film with the same editing tools they’re using in Hollywood. Make a website for your band. Or your business. Discover what a creative genius you are.
With its engaging writing style and comprehensive coverage of key research, Psychology awakens students’ curiosity and energizes their desire to learn more. This brief version draws readers into an ongoing dialogue about psychology, allowing them to fully grasp the subject. The author establishes clear learning objectives tied to the most recent APA-recommended undergraduate learning outcomes.
Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies
Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies provides practical applications and accessible explanations to dispel common misconceptions about nutrition and empower readers to make lasting behavior changes. Do pregnant women really crave pickles and ice cream? Are carbohydrates good or bad? These and many more topics are explored in Nutrition: Concepts and .
The experiment I’d like to run is titled “Making Inexpensive Insulin Using Microalgae”. Study will investigate the feasibility of using plant cells as protein factories. My group would like to run a pilot study to produce insulin using microalgae. If our experiment is successful, we will then try to produce cheap edible vaccines for diseases in aquaculture, and eventually for human diseases such as cholera.
Evolution of Earth Systems
This course is a multidisciplinary exploration of Earth’s past, present, and future. Students will examine theories that explain the origin of the universe, solar system, the Earth, and the Earth’s interrelated systems. Students will discover how evolutionary changes in both physical and biological systems have resulted in the modern Earth.
Students will gain insight as to how systems of feedbacks maintain the planetary balance, and how human impacts to those systems have created global environmental change. Through this, students will gain insight on the process of generating and challenging scientific knowledge.
This course provides an introduction to human behavior and mental processes, so that students will become conversant with the history on psychology, as well as current issues and careers in psychology. Core topics include critical thinking and research methods in psychology; neuroscience; and learning. Additional topics may include social behavior, personality, psychological disorders and treatment, human development, cognitive psychology, emotions/stress/health, cross-cultural psychology, and community psychology. Students can expect to come out of this class with a basic knowledge and understand of psychological concepts, methods, and issues, and a solid foundation for further study in the field of psychology.
Where a student lives is critical to the quality of the college experience. Student Housing at UW offers all the conveniences of apartment style living coupled with residence life programming, a vibrant community of learners, and a safe environment to facilitate student success. It’s an opportunity for students to interact with diverse individuals, form study groups, and learn more about themselves. Our student residents thrive in our housing community and create lasting memories and friendships!
Political Science: An Introduction
Political Science: An Introduction shows readers how the fundamental tenets of political science have helped important leaders make critical decisions for centuries. The authors present a balance of theoretical abstractions and applied reasoning to help readers understand how to make calm, rational choices when it comes to political manipulation.
Textcerpts: Mastering College Textbook Reading
Textcerpts is a supplementary developmental reading text intended to facilitate the acquisition of textbook reading skills through the use of real textbook chapters. With twenty short excerpts and eight complete chapters representing eight different college disciplines, this unique text provides a solid orientation to the college disciplines, making it indispensable to instructors and students looking to bridge textbook reading skills to actual class content.
Fall Parking Permit
Covers on-campus parking expenses for the Fall quarter. Full-time single occupancy vehicle permits are valid seven days a week. This will allow me to meet for group projects during non-class hours without having to pay the hourly parking rates.
Introduction to Political Science
Course introduces students to classic principles of argument and advocacy-intellectual practices essential to academic success and effective democratic institutions. Students learn to analyze political arguments and engage in rational decision-making by rigorously evaluating types and use of evidence. Course emphasizes argument advocacy in written and oral assignments. Students in this introductory political science course will explore and analyze political philosophies, political ideologies, the historical development of political thought, and examine the reasons people choose an ideology over others.
Introduction to Philosophy
In this course, students will engage in the study and practice of philosophy. Students will learn to read and evaluate classic and contemporary philosophical texts and will develop the background and understanding to formulate their own answers to questions that have intrigued philosophers through the ages.
An introduction to modern philosophy, from the Renaissance to the present, with careful study of works by Descartes, Hume, Kant, and others. Emphasis is placed upon the complex relations of philosophy to the development of modern science, the social and political history of the West, and man's continuing attempt to achieve a satisfactory worldview.
Fall Transportation Stipend
Helps cover all gas and public transportation expenses for the Fall quarter. Sometimes students have to visit off-campus locations for class projects and social get togethers. Also helps cover travel expenses for visiting parents on the weekends 😉
Introduction to Philosophy
Tracing the exchange of ideas between history's key philosophers, The Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy, Seventh Edition, demonstrates that while constructing an argument or making a claim, one philosopher almost always has others in mind. It addresses the fundamental questions of human life: Who are we? What can we know? How should we live? and What sort of reality do we inhabit?