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  EDUC 221 - EDUCATION & THE PLAYFIELD  Offered Fall 2017 Dr. Sara Lopez  Examine the intersection of education and sport from early childhood to adult experiences.   EDUC 231 - DEVELOPING YOUTH THROUGH SPORT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Offered Winter 2018 Dr. Hannah Olson  Explore the influence of sport and physical activity to positively impact the lives of young people.    EDUC 451 - THE ROLE OF SPORT IN SOCIAL JUSTICE & CHANGE Offered Spring 2018 Dr. Sara Lopez   Examine diversity themes together with historical sport events through a social justice framework.   
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Undergraduate Research Program Autumn Quarter Courses   GEN ST 391 I (1 cred) | SLN: 15698 Research Exposed!: Approaches to Inquiry Enroll in Research Exposed! for Autumn Quarter (Wednesdays, 12:30-1:20 PM)   Research Exposed! (GEN ST 391 I) is an opportunity to learn about current, exciting research in a wide variety of disciplines, including the process of discovery, how faculty come up with an idea for research, how inquiry is structured in the different disciplines, and how students can become involved in research at UW.   This course may be repeated for credit (1 credit/quarter-3 quarters max); speakers and topics will vary.   Visit the UW Time Schedule entry to register for the course.      GEN ST 391 K (2 cred) |  SLN: 15700 Undergraduate Research Intensive for Community College... Read more
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Jason Rittereiser is a congressional candidate running in Washington’s 8th Congressional District. The seat will be open for the 2018 election following Congressman Dave Reichert’s retirement. Interns will work in a fast-paced campaign environment, 2-3 days per week, with a flexible schedule.

We are looking for a driven, tech-savvy undergraduate to join as a Finance and Digital Intern. Responsibilities of the position include:

  1. Using campaign software to track fundraising efforts

  2. Keeping daily fundraising data up to date in our systems

  3. Track social media interactions and provide regular reports to the campaign staff

  4. Develop social media engagement, followers, and post suggestions

  5. Research project related to active campaign social media strategies

  6. ...
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In partnership with First Year Programs, our office is pleased to offer our autumn quarter undergraduate seminar in our Exploring Sustainability Seminar Series. The autumn quarter seminar will be particularly valuable for incoming freshmen and transfer students as it is an introduction to all things sustainability here at UW. 

GEN ST 297-V | Autumn Quarter 2017 | Exploring Sustainability at UW

Here are the details on the seminar:

  • GEN ST 297-V | Undergraduate Seminar: Exploring Sustainability at UW (SLN 15678)
  • Friday 2:30-3:20pm
  • 1 credit, C/NC only
  • Open to all majors
  • Instructor: Sean G. Schmidt,
  • In this course, students will explore opportunities to make more sustainable...
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There’s still room in our introductory course (no pre-reqs) for your students who might be looking additional courses exploring social justice and social change:

SOC WF 200 Introduction to Social Welfare Practice (5) I&S
MWF  9:30 – 11:20 AM
SLN  21320
Introduction to the field of social work, including the theoretical concepts and institutional framework that guide practice. Overview of social work profession and social welfare system within which it operates. Lectures supplemented by exercises, films, guest lectures, and class discussions.


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Interested in learning a new language? All of our first year French language sections had filled so we added a new section of FRENCH 101 (no prerequisite!) at 10:30-11:20 and FRENCH 103 at 9:30-10:20! With French 103 you can fulfill your foreign language requirement, earn VLPA if you have already fulfilled the FL requirement, or get ready for a Study Abroad program in France or the Francophone world! 

Details on our New Sections are Below:

23883 FRENCH 101 K LC 5   ELEMENTARY FRENCH   MTWThF 10:30-11:20 THO 334                                                  


23872 FRENCH 103 C LC 5 ELEMENTARY FRENCH MTWThF 09:30-10:20... Read more
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There is still space left in this great Autumn Quarter class, Art History 214. Students can select VLPA or I&S credit, and all enrolled students receive "W" credit.

ART H 214: Art of India from Mohenjo-Daro to the Mughals
Professor Sonal Khullar
MTW 3:30 - 4:20 + quiz section
Thomson 101
SLN: 10538

The course surveys the material culture and artistic production of South Asia, which includes the present-day nation states of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka, from antiquity until the...

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GWSS 455: Contemporary Feminist Theory-- The course examines concepts in contemporary feminist theory, focusing particularly closely on the theme of coalition politics.  Together, we will examine the possibilities and challenges of feminist coalition politics that work to link racial, class, sexual, gender, and disability justice movements.  In exploring this themes, we will ask a variety of theoretical and political questions related to solidarity and alliance, subjectivity, and group identity as well as examine ways in which feminist commitments to coalitional activism have shaped approaches to feminist scholarship.

GWSS 391:Collaborations in Feminism and Technology-- This is a hybrid course, partly online and partly in class.  Using a hybrid format, this course will explore the relationship between technology, social media, and movements for gender, racial and sexual justice.  In particular, we will examine feminist theories of technology and social change, ways that...

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Apply to be an Undergraduate Research Leader!
Application Deadline:  Friday, Sept. 8, 2017

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers from all disciplines to be Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) for the 2017-18 academic year. Students conducting research in all fields including the arts, humanities, and social sciences are encouraged to apply.

URLs serve a central role to increase awareness and participation of undergraduates doing research in a range of disciplines. As a URL, you can motivate future undergraduate researchers! Anticipated URL time commitment is approximately 10 hours/month and dependent on quarterly events and student availability.
More information and application available here.

Questions? Contact the URP Staff at

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Center for American Politics and Public Policy
Call for Applications

We invite applications to the 2017-18 CAPPP Undergraduate Research Fellows program. This is a 3 quarter (15 credit hour) program for a small number of undergraduates interested in designing and executing their own quantitative social science research project. Through the program you will develop subject matter expertise, improve your written and verbal communication skills, and acquire marketable quantitative research abilities.  Students who have completed the program have been admitted to top graduate programs and recruited by leading public policy research firms.

Applicants should be self-motivated and eager to learn.  Prior coursework in research methods or statistics is a plus but not a requirement.

For more information, see:

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