FIG #19: Student Outreach Services (invitation only)

FIG Pre-registration Fall 2017 is now closed. Please contact Rebecca McLean with any questions at (360)650-6607 or

Cluster Description:
In this learning community, we will collaboratively reflect on and reimagine definitions and portrayals of writing, literature, and learning.


English 101
Justin Yau-Luu
10:00-11:20 am
Psychology 119
Lena Ericksen
1:00-2:50 pm
Seminar 101
Emmanuel Camarillo
1:00-1:50 pm

Total Credits:


Course Descriptions for Student Outreach Services

  • English 101, Writing Your Way Through WWU, (Justin Yau-Luu) 5cr, ACOM, CRN: 40059
    A writing course designed to prepare students for college-level creative, critical, and reflective writing. Because writing looks and works differently in different contexts, this course teaches the rhetorical competencies that students need to write across multiple disciplines. The course introduces students both to the processes of building and analyzing ideas, and to ways of communicating those ideas in context-specific genres for targeted audiences. This course has the immediate goal of preparing students to succeed in their writing at Western, but it will also serve them personally and professionally. Students needing to satisfy Block A of the communications section of the General University Requirements, which ENG 101 does, are required to do so prior to completion of 45 credits.
  • Psychology 119, Psychology of Gender, (Lena Ericksen) 5cr, BCGM, CRN: 44006
    Basic concepts, foundations for sex roles; similarities and differences between the sexes; historical customs, personality theories, cultural, subcultural and cross-cultural perspectives
  • Seminar 101, Seminar for First-Year Students, (Emmanuel Camarillo) 2cr, CRN: 41056
    An introductory seminar offering an exploration of academic content and essential questions within the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Includes embedded instruction in academic skills and use of campus resources pertinent to exploration of the FIG cluster theme. Concludes in a formal paper or academic presentation. Together, we will explore a holistic definition and understanding of learning—one that views education as the practice of freedom. This seminar pairs course content in literature, narrative, and writing with practical academic skill-building to further develop your knowledge and abilities as an emerging scholar in a university setting.

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