FIG #34: Active Learning for Undecided Students

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

Cluster Description:
Students in this FIG meet GUR requirements while exploring how active learning strategies can make you a better student and help you explore academic majors and career paths. 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.


English 101
11:30 am - 12:50 pm
Geology 101
with Lab
Doug Clark
Seminar 101
Molly Ware

Total Credits:


Course Descriptions for Active Learning for Undecided Students

  • English 101, Writing Your Way Through WWU, (Staff) 5cr, ACOM, CRN: 40066
    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.
  • Geology 101 with Lab, Introduction to Geology, (Doug Clark) 4cr, LSCI, CRN: 44083
    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.
  • Seminar 101, Seminar for First-Year Students, (Molly Ware) 2cr, CRN: 44084
    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.

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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