FIG #33: Making Change Happen

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

Cluster Description:
In this FIG we will study how change occurs within human culture and the natural world as we explore how we can make a difference and create positive change around some of the greatest challenges we face today. NOTE: Final registration for this FIG will not be complete until the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment (MPA) has been passed with a score of 45.


Anthropology 201
Paul James
10:00-11:20 am
Geology 101
with Lab
Doug Clark
9:00-9:50 am
10:00-11:50 am
Seminar 101
Molly Ware
1:00-2:50 pm

Total Credits:


Course Descriptions for Making Change Happen

  • Anthropology 201, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, (Paul James) 5cr, SSC, CRN: 44081
    Introduction to the concepts, methods and practical application of cultural anthropology. The focus is on explanations for social and cultural variation around the world and over time and the significance of holistic and comparative understanding.
  • Geology 101 with Lab, Introduction to Geology, (Doug Clark) 4cr, LSCI, CRN: 41182
    Major ideas of modern geoscience; the study of rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, geologic time, the hydrologic cycle; processes that have produced the Earth and its landforms. Some lecture sections will be focused on specific topics within the geological sciences, such as planetary geology, climate and climate change, or National Parks. Includes lab. Prospective geology majors, students who had high school geology, and those planning to take GEOL 212 should take GEOL 211 in lieu of GEOL 101.
  • Seminar 101, Seminar for First-Year Students, (Molly Ware) 2cr, CRN: 44082
    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. In this course we will actively explore practical and powerful tools and concepts needed for effective and empowering changemaking.

To see descriptions of other courses, see the University Catalog on which you may search for course information using the "binoculars" icon in the PDF viewer (Acrobat Reader).

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