The University of Washington has developed “2020: The Course,” a new online class for UW students that helps contextualize this year’s extraordinary events and societal upheaval. “2020: The Course” gives students an opportunity to hear from UW professors and special guests who will discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, race in the United States, the state of the environment, the economic recession, civic participation, citizenship and this election season and outcomes.
This course, much of which is now available to the public, probes what national thought leaders are doing to meet the imperatives of this particular moment through their research, scholarship and service.
Among the featured speakers are UW President Ana Mari Cauce; UW Provost Mark Richards; Hillary Godwin, dean of the UW School of Public Health; Bob Stacey, dean of the UW College of Arts & Sciences; UW sociology professor Alexes Harris; UW history professor Margaret O’Mara; and writer and UW English professor Shawn Wong. A complete list of the invited experts is here.