CUSP Presents Newsletter

Issue 48

48th Edition: December 6, 2013

First Year and Pre-Major Updates

It's that time, finals time. Good luck studying, we believe in you!

Discovery Core II Courses are online : Check out our website for a list of descriptions, instructors, dates and times for each course.

My First Year Guide : Keep an eye out for Winter's First Year Plan. We've gather a ton of new information just for you!

View the Complete Academic Calendar

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Check Out These Winter Courses

global change flyerBCUSP 131 B : Social Media and Global Change | SLN 10860
Mondays  & Wednesdays 8:45am - 10:45am
Instructor: Greg Tuke
5 Credits

Interact globally (India, Morocco) to solve problems, using live video conferences, student-produced videos and other social media.

Don’t just study it, Do it!

About the class: This unique course provides students with the opportunity to act locally and interact globally with university peers in another country (Egypt, Morocco or India) while learning social media and teamwork skills. We begin with an introduction to each others’ country cultures and the impact of social media on recent social movements in both countries. Students will introduce themselves to each other, and learn together using live video Skype, Facebook and other interactive media means. Through a combination of role-playing and live interactions, students across countries will have hands-on experiences in using these forms of social media to work as a team and produce one of three products: A cause-oriented video, a blog/published article on a current social issue, or an interactive site that sustains interaction between students/activists in both countries. Throughout the course, students will be engaging with their global peers to learn more about each other, developing skills in team work, and understanding how to communicate effectively across diverse cultures, using interactive media. The culminating project will be live team presentations directed at audiences in the participating countries.


Bcusp 131 flyerBCUSP 131 D : Academic Reading & Writing for Multilingual Students | SLN 10862
Fridays 1:15pm - 4:15pm
Instructor: Dr. Young Min
5 Credits

About the class: This course is designed to provide practical guidelines and strategies to develop academic reading and writing skills of students whose native language is not English. The course will guide students to develop a clear sense of the practices and conventions required for good writing in their majors and future careers. Students will learn effective strategies to enhance their vocabulary acquisition as well as reading strategies to facilitate writing various genres of assignments. Students will also develop oral communication skills to articulate their perspectives on various topics in academic contexts.

research in actionBCUSP 290 : Social Media and Global Change | SLN 10918
Fridays 11:00am - 1:00pm
Instructor: Charlotte Rasmussen

2 Credits

Learn how to get involved in research at UW Bothell. Develop the skills necessary to be a successful scholar and researcher while participating in informal and engaging conversations.

About the class: An introduction to research practices, methods and processes in the different disciplines represented on the UW Bothell campus. This 2 hr long class consists of 1 hr of activities, skill development and class discussion and a 1 hr research seminar given by UW Bothell faculty. Students will begin to develop skills necessary to be successful scholars and researchers while learning about research that is being conducted on the UW Bothell campus and surrounding area. Students will have plenty of opportunity to interact with researchers and faculty members in conversations about their research in an informal and engaging environment. After completing this course, students interested in pursuing undergraduate research opportunities on the UW Bothell campus will be more aware of the opportunities and resources available to support undergraduate research. This course is offered as an OPTIONAL W COURSE. Please talk to the instructor on the first day of class is you wish to take this class as a W-course. This course may be repeated for credit (2 credit/quarter for 3 quarters max,for 6 credits total).

Business Savvy: Personal Skills for Professional Success Etiquette Dinner

Wednesday, February 5th | 6:00 -8:00pm | North Creek Events Center

Statistics show that 85% of your workplace success is due to your personal skills. So get ready to impress employers with your social graces—start by learning to navigate dining, business, and networking opportunities with confidence and professionalism...Attend the Professional Etiquette Dinner! 

Purchase your ticket online at $10 for students, $25 for guests.

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2014 Distinguished Teaching Award Nominations

Nominations due December 13, 2013

Nominate a deserving faculty member for the Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA)! Each year the University of Washington Bothell recognizes a deserving instructor whose teaching represents the best qualities of UW Bothell faculty. The DTA is a once-in-a-lifetime award, presented each spring quarter.

To nominate an instructor who inspires excellence and supports active, continuous learning, submit your one page nomination at:

This year’s deadline for nominations is 5:00 PM Friday, December 13th.

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Trip to Stevens Pass

Friday, January 17 or February 7th
7:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Meet at UWB then go to Steven's Pass

Come join us for a Steven's Pass adventure! The lift ticket, transportation, and lunch are provided with the cost of the ticket. We will leave from uwb at 7:15 am and return at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $35 each at the cashier's office.

There will be two separate trips - first on Friday January 17 and second on Friday February 7, 2014.

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