Students may take a variety of courses based on their English proficiency and course availability.
This course focuses on different themes and introduces students to the types of assignments, projects and activities they will encounter in higher education. Students use critical thinking to comprehend, evaluate and apply information from readings and class lectures. UW professors serve as guest lecturers and co-teach this course along with an English instructor. This course is open both to Global Connections students and Intensive English Program students.
In this course, students actively read and respond to college-level readings. At the same time, they improve their reading fluency and critical thinking skills. Students communicate their ideas about readings in paragraph and multi-paragraph academic compositions. They also develop their knowledge of academic vocabulary. This course is open both to Global Connections students and Intensive English Program students.
These courses are UW credit courses taken primarily by undergraduate and graduate UW students, including international students and resident immigrants, who come from an array of countries and have different first language backgrounds. Through the AEP 103 and 104 courses, students improve their academic literacy (reading, writing and thinking) so they can more fully participate in lectures and class discussions in other UW courses.
Students in the Intensive English level (TOEFL 69-75) during autumn quarter may choose one of the following Intensive English course electives:
For descriptions of these courses, please visit the IEP Courses page.
Each quarter, students who are eligible to take UW academic credit courses will choose one course from a selection of customized Jackson School of International Studies course offerings. These credit courses are open both to Global Connections students and UW students.
The following is a list of courses that have previously been offered by the Jackson School. Course offerings are subject to change, and not all of these courses will be available in a particular quarter.
In UW undergraduate credit courses, Global Connections students should expect to be academically challenged by the professors and by their American and international peers. Most courses meet for about five hours each week. Some courses include a quiz section, which allows students to meet with the professor or teaching assistant in smaller groups.
Registration for electives is on a space-available basis. Prior to the start of each quarter, students will be placed on standby for their selected courses. During the first week of the quarter, students will be required to get permission from the professor to finalize their enrollment in a course. Global Connections program staff will help students with the registration process each quarter.
Note: The selection of available classes changes each quarter and student options may be limited by conflicts with other required courses.
The following are examples of elective courses that have previously been offered. Course offerings are subject to change, and not all of these courses will be available in a particular quarter.