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The application/information page for Croatia Autumn Quarter 2018 Design/Build is now open for use. The link is:

Students from all departments are welcome to apply.

Any questions, please contact:

Professor Daniel Winterbottom, RLA, FASLA
Department of Landscape Architecture
University of Washington
302 Gould, Box 355734, Seattle WA 98195-5734
Office 206 616 1876

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A fun course in history- open to all students as a W course- so best for sophomore and juniors. It does include significant reading, writing and a bit of drawing.

LARCH 353H HONORS/ 5 credit course / VLPA/I&S/Writing

Designing Landscapes in a Modern World: History of Modern Landscape Architecture
Lectures: T/Th/ 4-5:50, Smith Hall 221
Quiz/ Graduate Section: Fridays 11-12:00 or 12:00-
Instructor: Thaisa Way (

The course investigate modernism, modernist theory, and the modern landscape architecture as
process, product, and theory.

What makes a good urban landscape? A great publicpark? An inspiring work of landscape art? This coursewill explore the history of designing and creating gardens and landscapes in diverse cultures and places as the profession and practice of landscape architecture has become a leading field in the design and creation of newly imagined city spaces and...

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ENGL 283, beginning verse writing MW 130-250 LOW 219

Course description

Whether you have read and written lots of poetry before or whether poetry is a new adventure for you, this class will introduce you to many new poems and will give you ways to learn and practice skills of craft. It’s O.K. if you don’t have much previous experience with poetry, but if
you’re going to be in this class, you will need to be a serious student. Please be prepared to read and write a lot!

Throughout the quarter, you will gain familiarity with a variety of poetic techniques, practice using your associative imagination, learn about traditional and contemporary poetic forms, and develop your voice through observation, self-reflection, imitation, and experimentation.

You will receive feedback from your instructor on your poems throughout the quarter. In the second half of the course, you will have the opportunity to participate in a poetry workshop and practice giving...

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NEAR E 311 The Archaeology of Biblical Israel (5) I&S
Archaeology of ancient Israel (southern Levant). Covers the know archaeological material and Biblical and other contemporaneous textual sources to explore this topic, covering the archaeological cultures from the Middle Bronze Age to the end of the Babylonian Exile (2000-300 BCE)

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 NEAR E 396: Muhammad's Mothers,
 Daughters and Wives in Muslim Historiography

Hi Advisers,

Please share this course with any interested students. Undergraduate and Graduate sections are available.

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DXARTS has a few more enrollment slots available DXARTS 471: Mecatronic Art, Design & Fabrication (Winter quarter/SLN: 13590), taught by Afroditi Psarra <>.  The course meets Monday & Wednesday 9:30am-12:20pm at the DXARTS Fablab in Ballard (4365 6th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107; accessible to the UW by bus 44, 30 & 31 TO 28 & 40 or by biking the Burke Gilman Trail).   This class is open to non-DXARTS students who have a basic understanding of prototyping and computer programming.  It does count as a VLPA credit.  For an add code please contact the instructor directly at <>.

Here is the description of the class:...

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The Guangzhou Healing Garden Design Program, held from March 14th  March 25th, 2018,  is now available and registration is available on line

The cost is $1,000, including room and board but not including airfare or personal spending money.  You will receive LArch 495 (3 credits) for the program.  The program is administered through the College of the Built Environmen (CBE), but you purchase insurance through the
International Programs and Exchange (IPE) for a minimal price.  Registration is now open until January 19th, 2018, when it will close at 5pm.  The program is a collaboration between the South China Agricultural University...

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Winter quarter 2018 schedule BE 210 A Global history of the Built Environment I taken by Dr. Vikramāditya Prakāsh. It may be of interest to students of varied interests and backgrounds.   Using a global perspective, this course critically examines built environments over time beginning with First Societies through the 1st millennium CE. The global perspective encourages thinking about history in a transnational and transgeographical manner. The course is broadly structured around the concept of “time cuts,” that allow for comparison and connections across regions and cultural formations. No prerequisites.
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We still have space available in NUTR 406 Sports Nutrition this winter. Please share with your students as appropriate.


NUTR 406 Sports Nutrition (3) NW

Instructor: Liz Kirk, PhD, RDN

SLN: 18491

MWF 8:30-9:20

Covers the essentials of human nutrition that improve and sustain optimal performance for sport and exercise. Discusses the effect of disordered eating (in both male and female athletes), weight management, and sport nutrition resources.

Prerequisite: NUTR 200

* Also will accept relevant coursework in physiology (such as BIOL 118, 200, 220); students with relevant coursework can email me at for an add code  


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SOC W 576: Contexts of Disability and Anti-Ableist Practice (3 credits)

Instructor: Clara Berridge MSW, PhD 

SLN: 20175

Grad students along with juniors and seniors can self-register

This course is designed to deepen your understanding of disability and its relevance to social work. We will discuss disability’s recent socio-political history, models of disability, and current policy issues at the national, state, and local level. Emphasis will be placed on how
those policies and their implications for practice affect peoples’ daily lives. This course will engage a broad range of topics that are foundational to social work practice with disabled people, including activism for policy change, person-centered practice, employment, housing and
home and community based services, institutional and sexual violence, education and transition to adulthood. We will discuss the disability rights framework as well as a disability justice framework and...

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