University of Washington

Celebrate UW Homecoming! Be a Student for a Day Oct. 24-25


Classroom photoThe Jackson School of International Studies invites you to be a Student for a Day during University of Washington Homecoming Week. Choose from four classes offered on Oct. 24 and Oct. 25. These are regularly scheduled UW classes that we are opening up to a limited number of UW alumni and their guests for two days only. Attendance is free, but registration is required. Please RSVP by Oct. 18 by following the link below for the class(es) you would like to attend. Space is available on a first come, first served basis. If you have questions, please contact

Attendees will receive a confirmation email and location information after Oct. 18.

More Homecoming and W Day activities:

Thursday, October 24

Rise of Asia, Gary Hamilton, 10:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
The White House wants to put more focus on Asia. But what is “Asia”? Learn about the region’s cultures and religions as well as comparing colonial experiences under Western and Asian powers. Register.

Western Religions, James Wellman, 1:30-3:20 p.m.
Religion has influenced human civilizations for millennia. This course pays particular attention to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and to their ancient world background with emphasis on basic conceptual and symbolic structures. Register.

Friday, October 25 (W Day)

Europe Today, Sabine Lang, 9:30-10:20 a.m.
Europe has faced its share of challenges recently. Learn more about the history and future of this dynamic continent. Special guest on Oct. 25 is Michelle Turnovsky, UW Economics, giving a lecture on the European economic crisis. Register.

States and Capitalism, Anand Yang, 12:30-1:20 p.m.
Explore how our globally integrated economy has become fractured along ethnic, national, political and cultural lines. Register.