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  • Japanese and Chinese languages lead language learning trends in WA state

    From high school to college, interest in learning a language can come from cultural obsessions, to hopes for a career in business, to fascination in personal ancestry. Kaoru Ohta, teaching professor of Asian languages and literature at the UW, is quoted.
    05/30/2024 | Northwest Asian Weekly
  • Cool Courses for Autumn Quarter

    It's still spring, but it's already time to think about autumn quarter course registration! Check out these cool Arts & Sciences courses to be offered this fall.

    05/03/2024 | College of Arts & Sciences
  • All the World's a Stage — and a Game

    Students in DRAMA 480 learn how techniques used in game design can be adapted for interactive theater productions. 

    May 2024 Perspectives
  • What the Sky Teaches Us

    Brittany Kamai, an astrophysicist with knowledge of Pacific Islanders' Indigenous navigation using the sky, is teaching a new UW course, Pacific Indigenous Astrophysics.

    April 2024 Perspectives
  • Exploring Connections Through Global Literary Studies

    The UW's new Global Literary Studies major encourages students to explore literary traditions from around the globe and all eras of human history.

    April 2024 Perspectives
  • Cool Courses for Summer 2024

    It's time to plan for the summer! Check out these cool Arts & Sciences courses to be offered this summer, both on campus and online.

    03/28/2024 | College of Arts & Sciences
  • The Truth About Public Speaking

    Becoming an effective public speaker requires planning and practice. Professor Matt McGarrity and consultants at the UW Center for Speech & Debate are available to help.

    March 2024 Perspectives
  • April 20: Arts and Sciences Events at Admitted Student Day

    Admitted students and families can engage with the College of Arts and Sciences through several department and program specific events over the next few weeks.

    02/26/2024 | College of Arts & Sciences
  • Cool Courses for Spring 2024

    It's time to think about spring quarter course registration! Check out these cool Arts & Sciences courses to be offered this spring.

    02/02/2024 | College of Arts & Sciences
  • A Closer Look at Teens & Digital Technology

    The impact of digital technology on teens' mental health is the focus of a new course developed by Lucia Magis-Weinberg in the UW Department of Psychology.

    February 2024 Perspectives
  • A Concert Course Reimagined

    Professor Mark Rodgers has reimagined "The Concert Season," a course to familiarize students with jazz and classical music performances. Students can now personalize the course to fit their interests. 

    December 2023 Perspectives
  • Cool Courses for Winter 2024

    It's time to think about winter quarter course registration! Check out these cool Arts & Sciences courses to be offered this winter.

    10/30/2023 | College of Arts & Sciences
  • How's Your BS Detector?

    Frustrated to see misleading information published as fact, professors Carl Bergstrom (Biology) and Jevin West (Information School) created a wildly popular UW course and book, "Calling Bullshit." 

    September 2023 Perspectives
  • High School Teachers Get Schooled in Physics

    High school teachers spent four weeks at the UW Summer Institute in Physics and Physical Science to improve their understanding and teaching of physics. 

    September 2023 Perspectives
  • Spanish Heritage Language Program brings comfort and community to bilingual speakers

    Many Spanish speakers have been discouraged from using Spanglish — a dialect of Spanish influenced by English — at some point in their lives. Because of these experiences, the Spanish Language Heritage Program was formed in 2000 by María Gillman, who saw the program as a necessity for students with different linguistic abilities. Writer McKenna Sweet highlights the program and its impact on student. 

    The Daily