SPR 2015 Academic Support Programs Course for International Students (GEN ST 391)

This quarter Academic Support Programs will again offer the 2 credit, “mid-quarter start” class “Understanding American Higher Education” for international students.

As a reminder the class is intended to help international students experiencing academic difficulty who may need to drop a class around (or before) mid-quarter but also need to stay in Visa status (12 credits). The class is open to all international students.

The course is now listed as General Studies 391.  Students will receive 2 credits for the course, which will begin Week Six (Tuesday May 5th) and run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6:20pm. The course will be credit/no credit.

The class is titled “Understanding American Higher Education,” and will combine historical and philosophical context for international students about the evolving role of the university in and beyond the United States.  As importantly, the class will connect this knowledge to practical strategies for the students to succeed at a large public university and to help them reflect on their own relationship to the university experience.

We will be enrolling students directly to the class. If you think a student is a good candidate (or if they would like more information) please have them e-mail me with their name and student ID number. My contact is: rburt@uw.edu.

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