Humanities & Social Sciences

C LIT 240: Writing in Comparative Literature

UW credits: 5

This course takes a comparative approach to literature and serves as a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. The emphasis is on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages.

ENGL 111: English Composition: Literature*

UW credits: 5

This course focuses on the study and practice of good writing. Topics are derived from reading and discussing stories, poems, essays and plays.

ENGL 131: English Composition: Exposition*

UW credits: 5

This course focuses on the study and practice of good writing. Topics are derived from a variety of personal, academic and public subjects.

G H 101: Introduction to Global Health: Disparities, Determinants, Policies and Outcomes

UW credits: 5

This course provides an introduction to global health, including the burden and distribution of disease and mortality, the determinants of global health disparities, the making of global health policies and the outcomes of global health interventions.

PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology

UW credits: 5

As a survey of major areas of psychological science, this course focuses on topics such as human social behavior, personality, psychological disorders and treatment, learning, memory, human development, biological influences and research methods. Related topics may include sensation, perception, states of consciousness, thinking, intelligence, language, motivation, emotion, stress and health, cross-cultural psychology and applied psychology.

Sponsoring Departments

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Additional support for the global health course provided by the Center for Global Studies in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.

*Although the UW course catalog states that students can't take both English 111 and English 131, this restriction doesn't apply to students who take these courses through UW in the High School. UWHS students can earn credit for both English 111 and English 131.