Online Course: Sustainable Business Course for NON-BUSINESS MAJORS

ONLINE COURSE – Fall quarter
ESRM 320, Marketing and Management from a Sustainability
SLN 11447
5 credits
TU/TH 4:30-6:50 PM

ESRM 320 is an introductory business courses designed for non-business majors, has NO prerequisites, and gives NW and I&S credit. Course info is at https://canvas.uw.edu/courses/989152/assignments/syllabus.

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.

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Foreign Language Requirement – SPAN 101 Alternative

Bad news:  Both SPAN 101 sections are already full for autumn quarter.

Great news:  There are two SPAN 121 sections with plenty of space available!  The SPAN 121/2/3 series uses the Destinos soap opera* as the central medium of presentation, and is equivalent to SPAN 101/2/3.

Completing SPAN 123 with a 2.0 fulfills the foreign language requirement. However, students need to get started in the autumn, as the Spanish department offers the series in sequence (121-autumn; 122-winter; 123-spring), and it is difficult for students who have not taken 121 and/or 122, to jump into the series later on.

*And yes, this soap opera is old; in fact it’s so old, that many students are now calling it vintage and trendy!

Here are some tweets from students about SPAN 121/2/3:

Have fun, do the work and by spring you can converse in Spanish on a wide variety of everyday topics. Take SPAN 121 in fall!

Watch soap opera, learn Spanish, do the work and after three quarters, you may even jump ahead a level or two on second-year placement test. Many have. Take SPAN 121 in fall!

SPAN 121, intensive and grammar-focused, is a great way for beginners to get basic Spanish proficiency fast.  Take 121 in the fall!

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Fall Course: Department of Bioethics & Humanities 460

B H 460: Reflections on Responsibility, Research & Society

ethical and policy issues emerging from conduct of research

Autumn quarter undergrad seminar course

Tues & Thurs
2:30-3:50
RR134 HSB
no add code required

This course explores ethical and policy issues that emerge from conduct of basic, applied, translational, community-based, and biomedical research. Topics include: research misconduct, welfare of laboratory animals, human subjects research, conflicts of interest, collaborative research, data collection and management, mentorship and training, publication, authorship, and peer review. Through a combination of lecture, small group discussion and activities, and assigned case studies this course provides historical perspectives and presents the current ethical, institutional issues, and debates that arise during all phases of the conduct of research: (1) design and planning, (2) implementation, and (3) dissemination.

Target audience: Students with a broad range of exposure to research environments would benefit from this course. The course will be of interest to students considering team science and interdisciplinary research approaches.

Student comments: The guest speakers were excellent. Greatly appreciated how an effort was made to bring in speakers relevant to our interests! Very good class! The various topics & categories the course was divided into was very helpful. Also, discussion after each topic helped with better understanding of the topic being discussed.

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Work Study Positions – School of Social Work

Position Title: Work-Study Student Assistant

Hiring 3 student workers at the Office of Student Services in the School of Social Work. Hiring for Fall Quarter and then to continue into the academic school year.

Before applying, please note this position requires Federal work-study funding for 2015-2016 academic year, which is awarded through FASFA based on need. Contact the Office of Financial Aid if you are unsure you received federal work study funding.

To Apply:

For priority consideration, please submit your resume and Fall Quarter visual schedule (Monday- Friday, 9AM -5pm) by Wednesday, August 12th by 5:00 PM. Applicants may still be considered after the priority deadline. For questions and to apply, please email ntran08@uw.edu

Duties:

  • Provide clerical support – front desk reception coverage, scanning documents, filing, photocopying, assembling packets, mail merge and other general office duties
  • Provide information about Admissions and Student Services to visitors, applicants, and students
  • Assist staff with event preparation and events
  • Other related tasks as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a UW Student with work study funding
  • Must be able to work independently, exercise a high degree of judgment, initiative and responsibility in working with visitors, students and applicants.
  • Strong communication skills, poise, leadership, attention to detail, and maturity.
  • Familiarity with Windows, Microsoft Office Suite and data entry.
  • Must be able to lift 20 lbs.
  • Commitment to staying in position for academic school year

Educational Benefits:

  • Increased familiarity with social services agencies and university resources
  • Development of interpersonal, communication, networking, leadership and computer skills.
  • Event preparation skills
  • Problem solving and office maintenance skills will be enhanced.

Work Authorization:

Authorized to work PERMANENTLY in the US (U.S. Citizen, National, Permanent Resident, Refugee, Asylee)

Level of Experience: No experience required, 1-2 years related work experience

Salary Level: DOE

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Considering Law School? $195-$295 LSAT Prep Course at UW

Interested in going to Law School, but can’t afford to pay $1200+ for LSAT prep classes? We’ve got you covered. There will be another low-cost, high quality, LSAT
prep course at UW (open to non-students as well). You can apply for the course (and see testimonials, etc.) at campusprep.org.

Campus Prep has built a reputation at UW by helping students get great point gains for
little cost. You can try the course for free, by requesting a full refund (via email) prior to the second class session.

$195-$295 LSAT Prep
The courses will start in July and prepare you for the October test date. The comprehensive, 30-hour, LIVE course on campus, with 3 practice exams, costs $295.
(Students who qualify for financial need-based aid from us pay $195-$215).

The instructor for the course has taught with Campus Prep for several years. He scored
in the top 3 percent on the test, and is one of our top-rated teachers nationally.

Schedule: (Please let us know if this schedule does not work for you – there is also a
LIVE online course):

Tuesdays 6-9pm
7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 9/22

Proctored practice exams (under real exam conditions): Sat. 7/11: 11-2pm, Sat. 8/15: 11-2pm, Sun. 9/13: 11-2pm

Apply ASAP at campusprep.org, as there will likely be more applications than there are
spaces available. Email questions to admin@campusprep.org.

Fast Facts:
*  92% of students who took another prep course before ours rated ours as superior.
*  In anonymous surveys, 98.7% of students say they would recommend our course to a
friend!
*  More than 30 years of test prep experience behind our core team!

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Summer Course: SOC 360: Intro to Social Stratification

SOC360a

What do Brussels sprouts have to do with your social status?

More than you think.


SOC360b

How much does having a police record matter for getting a job?

It depends.


SOCIAL STRATIFICATION not only shapes the kind of food you like or how much a police record matters for your job chances. Guess which are affected too?

☐         The money we make                                                  ☐       The car we drive

☐       The education we get                                                   ☐       The work we have

☐       Whether and when we marry                                    ☐         Where we live

ALL OF THEM! This summer we will take an in-depth journey through how social stratification works and how it relates to YOUR life! Register for the course and discover how your social world works.

SOC360: “Intro to Social Stratification”              T/TH 1:10pm-3:20pm                                    Instructor: Dr. Bettina Sonnenberg                      email: sonnenb@uw.edu

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2015 Sociology Undergraduate Community Service Award

Dear Graduating Sociology Major,

ARE YOU A COMMUNITY SERVICE ROCK STAR?

In that case, you may be an excellent candidate for the 2015 AL BLACK AWARD for COMMUNITY SERVICE (award amount $1,000).  This is an award for which graduating Sociology majors nominate themselves.

We know that many of you have a strong commitment to community service; please read through the information here and if you think you would be a good candidate for this award, assemble the requested materials and email them to susanna@uw.edu NO LATER THAN 4pm on Monday, June 1st.  If it’s easier for you, you may turn in hard copies to the Sociology Student Services Office instead, also by Monday June 1, 2015 at 4pm.

The candidates for the award will be presented and the winner announced at the department’s annual Graduation Celebration in Meany Hall on Wednesday evening June 10th (all candidates will know the outcome prior to the Graduation Celebration).  If you have any questions, please contact susanna@uw.edu.

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