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PHIL 115: Practical Reasoning

5 credits

Q/SR and I&S

Lecture: MWF 1:30-2:20 (sln: 18368)

T, TH quiz sections - the 2:30 (18371) and 3:30 (18375) ones have plenty of open seats.

In this course, students will learn a wide array of philosophical tools -- from informal logic to elementary decision theory -- that can be used to analyze the ethical and political arguments that we encounter everyday in the news and through social media. Students will also investigate the circumstances under which human behavior is predictably irrational and illogical. By learning when we are likely to behave irrationally, we can improve our own decision-making and avoid being manipulated by marketers, politicians, and other actors who might not always have our best interests in mind.

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This is just a reminder that there is still space in most of the online social science courses offered by the Integrated Social Sciences program this Spring.  Thanks for letting your students know when and how they can enroll in available spaces.

Spring 2020 Online Courses in the Social Sciences

On-campus students at the University of Washington (Seattle) are invited to enroll on space-available basis in online courses offered by the Integrated Social Sciences program this Spring Quarter.  If you would like to enroll, here are some important things to know:

  1. Enrollment is on a space-available basis during Period 3 (the first week of the quarter).  If the course is full, no overloads will be given.
  2. You may not register using MyUW/MyPlan, but must call PCE registration at (206)543-2310 in order to request enrollment.
  3. Because ISS...
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In light of the uncertain and swiftly changing situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak and the move to remote learning, the College has decided to move back the deadline for all the undergraduate and graduate scholarships that it oversees and which are listed on https://admin.artsci.washington.edu/advising/scholarship-information.

The new deadline is Wednesday, April 1st.  Please submit your applications/nominations via pdf to barbmack@uw.edu by 8 am on April 1, 2020.

 

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Unique Course for your students - please forward!

This spring students have the opportunity to take a 3-credit course on Inuit education with Visiting Fulbright Arctic Chair, Dr. Kathy Snow - ARCTIC 401.

Dr. Kathy Snow, UW’s 2019-2020 UW Canada Fulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies, will teach ARCTIC 401: Inuit Education: Past, Present and Future. Using education as a context for discussion, this course will explore relationships between Inuit and Qallunaat (non-Inuit) within Inuit Nunangat (the name given traditional territories of the Inuit within Canada). Topics will include the history of Inuit education, the relationship of education to land claims, Inuit models of education and current issues in Inuit education reform in Canada.

This 3-credit course will count towards the Arctic Studies minor, and is a wonderful chance to learn from a top scholar coming to us from the University of Prince Edward...

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Spring 2020 Online Courses in the Social Sciences

On-campus students at the University of Washington (Seattle) are invited to enroll on space-available basis in online courses offered by the Integrated Social Sciences program this Spring Quarter.  If you would like to enroll, here are some important things to know:

  1. Enrollment is on a space-available basis during Period 3 (the first week of the quarter).  If the course is full, no overloads will be given.
  2. You may not register using MyUW/MyPlan, but must call PCE registration at (206)543-2310 in order to request enrollment.
  3. Because ISS is a fee-based program, your regular tuition will NOT cover the cost of an ISS course.
  4. You may be able to apply your financial aid award to the cost of an ISS course, although the types and amounts of eligible aid may vary from one student to another.  Please check with...
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We have decided to postpone April’s Dress for Success event due to the current public health situation. We plan to reschedule for later in spring quarter, and will communicate out once plans have been made.

Thank you to all who have made donations of clothing or funds! We look forward to hosting this event in the coming months.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. Thank you!

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GRDSCH 200: Preparing for Graduate Education

 

Are you unsure if you want to attend graduate school?

Do you know for certain that you want to attend graduate school, but are not sure how to write a quality personal statement?

Not sure what program or school you want to attend?

We can help!

 

This 2 Credit, ten-week course is for juniors and seniors who know they want to pursue, or are considering the possibility of graduate education. During the quarter, students will learn first-hand from faculty and staff involved in graduate admissions how to find programs that fit their interests, and how to prepare application materials.

Course information:

GRDSCH 200: Preparing for Graduate Education

Spring Quarter 2020: Mondays, 12:30-2:20pm 

Thomson Hall (THO), Room 125

SLN 14800

Course Website: ...

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The ASUW Office of Government Relations and the U.S. Census Bureau will be hosting an information session about the 2020 Census to let the UW community know about what the Census is, why it is important, and how to make sure that students get counted! Over 10 billion dollars in federal funding is allocated based on Census results which is why it is critical to make an all-campus effort to ensure that the U-District is properly represented, as college students are historically undercounted in the Census. We are hoping for attendees to be able to walk away being knowledgeable about the 2020 Census and encourage their organizations and communities to participate. The info session will take place on Tuesday, March 10 in Gowen 301 from 7-8pm. We will have banh mi, spring rolls, and other snacks available for participants! For anyone who is interested in attending or getting more information, please fill out this RSVP form ... Read more
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Interested in learning more about the U.S.’s history of immigration, migrant workers, capitalism, and activism? Want to understand the racial, political, and religious components involved in the migration of groups from the Mediterranean to the U.S.? Curious about histories you may not have explored before – the lives of “ordinary” people (not royalty) during the Middle Ages? If so, check out the following courses offered through the Department of History this Spring 2020! (Course descriptions below, course flyers attached to this email)

 

HSTAA 290 Migrant Worker Histories: Racial Capitalism, U.S. Empire, and Migrant Labor Activism

SLN: 21209

M/T/W/Th 12:30 – 1:20

This course examines histories of migrant workers in the United States from the Civil War to the present to explore the...

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RESOLVING INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT THROUGH CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING

SPRING 2020

Paula Holmes-Eber

JSIS 478 B (SLN: 15567)

M/W 1:30-3:20pm

5 Credits

 

The past two decades of war in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Darfur, Yemen and the Congo have revealed that war in the twenty-first century looks nothing like the state-to-state conflicts of World Wars I and II.

Resolving today’s conflict requires far more than mere military strength and technology. It requires understanding and addressing the complex cultural factors advisers@uw.edu underlying these conflicts.

While every culture has its own unique peculiarities, all cultures are...

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