The Core program prepares students for success at the upper division level by focusing on campus-wide learning goals: communication and self-expression, civic engagement, critical inquiry, global perspectives, diverse cultural views and the ability to solve problems. The program is a coordinated series of courses representing the various disciplines in the university. Students take four courses that fulfill a portion of the university's general education requirements, one course in each of the three areas of knowledge plus Composition.
The courses are designed to challenge first-year students to develop critical thinking, writing, research and analytical skills while they engage socially relevant topics. Students participating in the Core program are part of a learning community that involves students, faculty and staff. Each Core class is capped at 25 students, and Composition courses are capped at 22. The small class sizes foster a sense of community and engaged learning. Students complete the Core requirements over the course of their first year (Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters).
Autumn 2014 Core Courses
Summer 2014 Advising and Registration Workshops for Core Students
Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Washington Tacoma! First Year Core students must attend a two hour advising and registration session OR meet individually with a First Year Core advisor in order to register for classes.
Workshop Schedule and Registration Information
- Thursday, June 19, 12:00 – 1:30 pm; math placement testing at 2:00 pm
- Wednesday, July 9, 1:00 – 2:30 pm; math placement testing at 9:00 am
- Thursday, July 17, 10:00 – 12:00 pm; math placement testing at 2:00 pm
- Wednesday, July 23, 1:00 – 2:30 pm; math placement testing at 9:00 am
- Thursday, August 7, 5:00 – 7:00 pm; math placement testing at 2:00 pm
- Thursday, August 21, 10:00 – 12:00pm; math placement testing at 2:00 pm
If you are unable to attend an advising and registration session, you may make an appointment to meet with a First Year Core advisor individually: http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/academic-advising-center/schedule-appointment-2.
We look forward to getting to know you and helping you navigate your journey through UW Tacoma and beyond!