Pre-Health Advising

Exploratory Courses

Winter 2023 Course Offerings

Consider these courses when building your schedule to further explore health and healthcare as a field of study and vocation.

Consult with your Academic Advisor when registering for courses to ensure your progress toward the completion of degree requirements.

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BIS/BIO 285: Our Changing Oceans 

What is your relationship with the ocean? Billions of people worldwide live in coastal areas where the oceans provide the essentials for life. Marine ecosystems, home to millions of species, face extraordinary change due to coastal erosion, overfishing, ocean acidification, melting sea ice, warming sea surface temperatures, and more. Understanding our changing oceans and their impact on society is essential to make informed decisions to protect our communities. Join a biologist, engineer, and oceanographer to dive into the present changes to ocean ecosystems and discuss the impacts of research, technology, policy, and socioeconomics on ocean biodiversity. Students will learn to critically engage with science media, policy proposals, and emerging technology. We will work together to identify the challenges facing the world’s oceans and evaluate creative solutions that protect our personal and collective relationships with our oceans.

Thursdays | 3:30-5:30pm | 3 credits | no prerequisites

Email Michele Price for more information.


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BST 293: Social Justice in STEM

This course will examine the implications of longstanding systemic inequities on STEM fields such as scientific research, medicine/health technology, engineering, and education. Social Justice topics in STEM relevant to your own lives and studies will be discussed and you are invited to participate in student-driven activisim of your choosing.

Time Schedule Information


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B EDUC 391 Disability & Society: A Focus on Community & the Outdoors

This is a Community Engaged Learning course in partnership with the Outdoors for All Foundation with meetings at Stevens or Snoqualmie Pass Ski Resorts

Time Schedule Information

Faculty contact: Jason Naranjo, PhD | jnaranjo@uw.edu

INFO: Learn how scholarship and practice in the field of Disability Studies in Education is applied in community through accessible outdoor recreation. Through use of community-based learning, academic texts, and contemporary media we will explore the following areas of study: a) historical and philosophical foundations, b) the inclusion/exclusion of youth with disabilities and those labeled with disability in formal and informal learning contexts, and c) allyship and social change. This course will be taught through a partnership with the Outdoors for All Foundation.

Course Details:

  • In-person class meetings will be at either Stevens or Snoqualmie Passes on the weekend
  • Online class meetings will be: Fridays 1/6, 2/3. 3/3 from 10am-11:30am
  • On mountain trainings at Stevents or Snoqualmie are required: 12/3 and 12/4; 12/10 and 12/11. Contingency training 12/17 and 12/18. All trainings are 8:30am-3pm.
  • Students are required to be on location at either Stevens or Snoqualmie Passes 7 weekend days (Saturday or Sunday) between 1/7 - 3/17 from 8am-3pm
  • Students will choose from a range of instructional & support roles
  • Students must have their own ski/snowboard/snowshow/cross-country equipment for instructional roles
  • Deeply discounted season passes to Stevens or Snoqualmie Pass will be provided as part of the experience