Introducing the English Minor

Introducing….. The English Minor

Who is this minor for? Pre-med, pre-law, and other pre-professional students, students applying to competitive majors where writing is an important part of the admission process, students planning for graduate study who want to enhance their writing ability, students planning for careers — and for anyone who enjoys writing and literature.

What will the minor do for me?
Employers across nearly all fields rate writing and communication at the top of their lists of the skills they seek when hiring new college graduates. Some of the UW’s most competitive majors have writing requirements or writing examinations as part of their admission process. Medical/dental schools ask applicants to complete at least a year of English before they apply. Pre-law students must have strong writing skills to survive law school. And, someday, you might just write the great American novel!

What are the requirements?
30 credits in English courses at the 200 level or above (20 of which must be taken at the 300 or 400 level). More details can be found here:

How do I declare the minor?
Check with your adviser in your major department closer to the end of autumn quarter to file a Change of Major/Minor form.

What is covered in the courses? We post detailed quarterly course descriptions on our website at For example, we offer many sections of ENGL 200-W, but each has its own theme — from “Vampire Romance” to “Freedom, Race, and Slavery in the 19th c.” to “Kitchen Poets” (see fall course descriptions for more details).

Where can I get more information?
Please come by the engladv.

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On campus service-learning opportunity for Econ majors

Attention Econ Majors!

Gain Experience and Make a Difference

Be A Tutor-Mentor: EDUC 401 L & M

UW’s Academic Support Program is offering a service-learning seminar titled “EDUC 401: Tutoring and Mentorship in Higher Education” inFall Quarter 2014. This weekly seminar introduces juniors and seniors to tutoring, mentoring, and teaching methodologies. Students apply what they learn in class through tutoring and mentoring new transfer, freshman, and sophomore students who are transitioning socially, culturally, and academically to the UW. This is a great opportunity for seasoned students to give back to UW by sharing their knowledge and experience.

· Seminar begins 2nd week of Fall Quarter, September 29th, 2014

· Seminar meets on Mondays from 3:30-4:50 PM or from 6:00-7:20 PM

· Tutoring takes place on campus

· Receive 2 credits for working with one student, or receive 3 credits for working with two students

· A letter of recommendation will be available upon request after completion of the seminar

For more information, visit our website at:

For registration information, please contact Leslie Ikeda at:


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Important Dates & Deadlines for Fall 2014

Updates from Economics Advising Office on Adds & Drops, Graduation and Graduating Senior Priority (GSP), Drop-In Advising

Students Graduating in December or March

If you plan to complete your degree in December 2014, you must have your senior appointment completed by Thursday, October 9. Your senior appointment is when you sign up for Graduating Senior Priority registration and fill out your graduation paperwork. (Note: we are NOT able to make an appointment to meet during the first week of the quarter.)

If you are planning to complete your degree in March 2015, you must have your senior appointment completed by Friday, January 23, 2015.

To make a senior/graduation appointment, send an email to econadv with your name, student number, and several times that you are available.

Winter Registration and Graduating Senior Priority

Winter registration begins Friday, November 7. (GSP) For those of you who have not yet filed for GSP or had your senior appointment: Students who want graduating senior priority (GSP) for winter quarter must have their senior/graduation appointment completed by Tuesday, November 4.

To make a senior/graduation appointment, send an email to econadv with your name, student number, and several times that you are available. (Note: we are NOT able to make an appointment to meet during the first week of the quarter.)


Last day to add or drop classes on MyUW without a late fee being charged: Tuesday,

September 30.

Dropping Classes:

No late fee for drops Sept. 24-30. From Oct. 1-7 a late fee of $20 is charged for drops. From Oct. 8 – Nov. 11, you can drop one course, however a $20 fee is assessed and it will require the use of your annual drop.

Adding Classes:

No late fee for adds Sept. 24-30. From Oct. 1-7, a late fee of $20 (and entry code) is needed for adds.

Time Schedules

The winter quarter time schedule will be online at: in late January.

Drop in Advising – Savery 305

Come meet with an adviser! You may drop by Monday -Friday 8am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-5pm from Sept. 22-26. Keep in mind that you may have to wait.) From Sept. 29 through the end of the quarter, you may drop by

Monday – Friday 11:00am – 12:00pm and 3:00-4:00pm,

We want to be sure to answer your questions. We will make every effort to be in the office during drop-in times. If we are not available during drop-in, please email econadv to make an appointment

Updates from Economics Advising.doc

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Preparing for Graduate School – GRDSCH 200,Autumn 2014 (SLN# 15355)

As you may know, the Graduate School offers an excellent class for students interested in exploring graduate study in more detail: GRDSCH 200, Preparing for Graduate Education. The class has plenty of room for fall, especially graduating seniors/seniors.

This course is perfect for graduating seniors who know they are applying to graduate school this fall/winter. It will set them up to fully understand the application process, work on their statements well before deadlines hit, consider funding issues, and ultimately make decisions. It is also great for the graduating senior who is unsure of what graduate school entails and whether they should consider it in their future. Especially if they are not sure of what they might end up doing when they graduate! Juniors thinking ahead will also benefit from the class. Included is discussion and work on preparing an effective application.

This is a 2-cr, CR/NC class, perfect to balance out an autumn quarter schedule! Send students our way!

Best regards,


Helene Obradovich

Director, Fellowships and Awards

The Graduate School

Box 353770

University of Washington

Seattle, WA 98195

206-543-1070 (vm)

206-685-3234 (fax)

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ESRM 320 is an introductory business course designed for non-business majors and has NO prerequisites. We’ll cover the basics of marketing and management with sustainability * (environmental and corporate social responsibility) woven throughout the course. ESRM 320 gives NW and I&S credit.

ESRM 320
SLN 14453
TU/TH 4:30-6:50 PM

ABOUT 320…
For-profit companies and non-profit organizations use marketing and human resources to create and deliver products, services, and ideas. This course explores: 1) business practices that are aligned with environmental stewardship and social responsibility standards; 2) the concepts and models of a market orientation; 3) how markets are researched and targeted, and products positioned, to meet consumer needs; 4) creating and pricing products, developing distribution channels, and implementing promotion campaigns; 5) managerial and leadership skills and styles; 6) how companies motivate employees and develop human capital; and 7) methods for recruiting, selecting, training, and evaluating employees.

* What does sustainability mean, and how is it manifested in business?
Various definitions of sustainability have been used, but all share a common understanding that sustainability refers to integrating environmental, social responsibility, and financial/economic elements in order to meet the needs of people today without compromising Earth’s capacity to provide for future generations. Said another way, practicing sustainability involves balancing the three Ps: planet, people, and profits.

Thank you.

Dorothy Paun, PhD, MBA
University of Washington
396 Bloedel Hall, Box 352100
Seattle, WA 98195 USA

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Free Chinese Traditional Music Orchestra–ConfuciusInstitute Day

Free Chinese Traditional Music Orchestra Performance on September 26 –Confucius Institute Day

The Confucius Institute of the State of Washington (CIWA) will hold a series of activities (Confucius Institute Day) to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Confucius Institute around the world. On September 26 from 19:00-20:30, a grand performance will be held at UW in Ethnic Culture Theatre by Nanjing University Traditional Instrument Orchestra (China). The Orchestra features traditional Chinese instruments in ensemble, unision, small ensemble and solo performances, using bowed and plucked strings, wind and percussion instruments. Since its foundation in 1996, the orchestra has given over 300 performances and has presented nearly 100 pieces of traditional Chinese music. It also has been invited to give performances at Harvard University, MIT, UC Berkeley, Stanford University, University of Cambridge (UK) and many other regions where they have won international awards.

Dr. Jeffrey Riedinger, Director of CIWA & Vice Provost of UW, is going to make an opening mark at the festive event.

The Orchestra is going to perform as well on September 27 at Washington State University city cultural center and on October 5 at Shortline Community College.

To attend these free events, please visit and register online.

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Limited Drop-In Advising on Thurs, 9/11

Hello ECON Majors,

For Thursday, September 11th, there will be no morning drop-in hour & a limited afternoon drop-in hour. The advisers will be attending a UW Advisers conference almost all day.

Thanks for your understanding & cooperation.


Patrick Hermosisima Pineda
Academic Counselor, Senior
University of Washington
Department of Economics
UW Box 353330 – 305 Savery Hall
Seattle, Washington 98195-3330
Phone: 206.543.5794 Fax: 206.685.7477

Drop-In Advising: 11a-12p & 3p-4p, Monday-Friday
Scheduled Appointments: Email

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