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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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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 underlying these conflicts.

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

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We are excited to announce the launch of on-line tutoring at the Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment (CLUE) Writing Center for Spring 2020! This is part of our larger mission in Academic Support Programs to expand and increase access to our services. 

For our pilot Spring Quarter the sessions will take place during normal CLUE hours (Sunday through Thursday from 7-11pm) and will be by appointment. Students can book appointments through our website beginning on March 30th.

We look forward to serving your students!

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CEE will be offering CEE 298: A History of Civic Infrastructure in SPR20.

This course will have a “W by arrangement” option available for those who are interested. We are also looking into having it count for diversity credits. Please distribute as appropriate.


Please see the attached flyer for more information!

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The Bridges Center is excited to share these new featured courses happening this coming Spring Quarter 2020! These are incredible classes that dive into a variety of Labor topics from migrant worker activism [HSTAA 290], to the ins and outs of how society reconstructs itself on a systematic and daily basis (and at the expense of whom) [GWSS 390 B / CHID 480 B]. And of course, all these classes count towards the Labor Studies Minor! We would like to especially highlight "Feminist Social Reproduction Theory and Radical Politics of Care", which will be taught by ... Read more
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