2008-09 Catalog

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Program Description

Individual Study: Cultural Studies

Last Updated: 05/14/2008

Spring quarter

Faculty: Sarah Williams feminist theory, somatic studies

Academic web site: www.evergreen.edu/individualstudy

Faculty Signature Required: Students must develop an Individual Learning or Internship Contract and submit their proposals to Sarah Williams prior to the beginning of spring quarter. For more information, contact Sarah at williasa@evergreen.edu; Sem 2, A2117; 360-867-6561. Qualified students will be accepted until the program fills.

Major areas of study include the student's individual course of study, research, internship, community service, or study abroad related to cultural studies, feminist theory, somatic (e.g., yoga) and consciousness studies.

Class Standing: Sophomores or above; transfer students welcome.

Individual Study: Cultural Studies offers opportunities for intermediate and advanced students to create their own course of study and research, including internship, community service, and study abroad options. Prior to the beginning of spring quarter, interested individual students or small groups of students must describe in an Individual Learning or Internship Contract the work to be completed. The faculty sponsor will support students wishing to do work that has 1) a question to be answered, 2) a method for inquiry, 3) a connection with others who have asked a similar or related question, and 4) an outcome that matters. Areas of study other than those listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Credits: 12 or 16 per quarter

Enrollment: 25

Internship Possibilities: Students must submit an Internship Contract for faculty approval.

Books: www.tescbookstore.com

Special Expenses: Additional expenses will vary, depending the the nature of student work.

Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in cultural studies, anthropology, women's studies, somatic and consciousness studies.

Planning Units: Culture, Text and Language