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Karlin R. Luedtke

Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Office location and address
264 Monroe Hall
248 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
B.A., Mount Holyoke College
M.A., University of Virginia
Ph.D., University of Virginia

As an Association Dean I advise and provide assistance to students as they progress through their academic careers. I also serve as the Director of Student Academic Support and the Transition Program and coordinate academic support programs and services for students in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Since 1996 I have been affiliated with the Women, Gender and Sexuality Program (WGS) and teach several of the required courses for the major and minor including Introduction to Gender Studies and Feminist Theory.

LASE 150: Special Topics in the Liberal Arts
Special Topics in the Liberal Arts.
COLA 1500: College Advising Seminars
Credits: 1
COLA courses are 1-credit seminars capped at 18 first-year students, all of whom are assigned to the instructor as advisees. They are topically focused on an area identified by the faculty member; they also include a significant advising component centered on undergraduate issues (e.g., choosing a major, study abroad opportunities, undergraduate research, etc.). For detailed descriptions see http://college.as.virginia.edu/COLA
ELA 2110: Academic Realities and Strategies for Success
Credits: 1
Academic Realities & Strategies for Success is a 1-credit, graded course that introduces students who have struggled academically in the previous semester to effective study strategies, University resources & life skills that support student success. Class covers a range of content relevant to academic performance, including time & stress management, critical thinking skills, & life strategies for achieving success in the college environment.
LASE 2510: Topics in the Liberal Arts
Credits: 1–6
These classes cover a range of topics related to the liberal arts and sciences. See https://college.as.virginia.edu/LASE_ELA for class descriptions.
LASE 2559: New Course in the Liberal Arts
Credits: 1–6
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in Liberal Arts Seminars.
ELA 2559: New Course in Engaging the Liberal Arts
Credits: 1–3
Courses on variable topics that will help students (1) identify and prepare for a major in the College and (2) learn about the many resources and opportunities available to them as they pursue their liberal arts degree.
WGS 2559: New Course in Women, Gender & Sexuality
Credits: 1–4
The course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of women, gender & sexuality
WGS 2894: Gender, Body Image and Social Activism
Credits: 3
What is the relationship between body image and identity? How does one affect, constrain, and inform the other? The development of body image is a complex process influenced by messages we receive from family, friends, peers, health care practitioners, teachers, and mass media to name a few. Messages are also constructed and interpreted differently depending on one's gender, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and ableism.
ELA 2910: Academic Adulting: Metacognitive Learning Strategies and Critical Thinking
Credits: 3
ELA 2910 provides students with a toolkit of methods that can help them attain their academic goals at the UVA. The class introduces metacognitive learning strategies that support student comprehension and knowledge retention across disciplines. The course covers approaches to managing lengthy and complex readings, the analytical and evaluative skills of scholarship, time and stress management techniques, and individually targeted strategies.