2008-09 Catalog

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Program Description

Individual Study: Economics, Political Science, Third World, US Foreign Policy

NEW! Last Updated: 05/13/2008

Spring quarter

Faculty: Zahid Shariff political science

Academic web site: www.evergreen.edu/individualstudy

Faculty Signature Required: To enroll, students must develop an Individual Learning Contract in consultation with Zahid Shariff. Interested students who have a project in mind should (1) e-mail their proposal to him, (2) send along with it evaluations from three Evergreen programs , and (3) arrange an appointment with Zahid. For further information, contact him at shariffz@evergreen.edu.

Major areas of study include areas of student interest in political science including politics, Third World issues, imperialism, ideologies and development.

Class Standing: Sophomores or above; transfer students welcome.

Students are expected to work closely with faculty to first, plan precisely what the learning contract expects to achieve, and second, how it will be accomplished. The first will become part of the written learning contract. The second will be an agreement concerning how often the student and faculty will meet or exchange messages that review the progress being made and make specific suggestions that might help meet the needs of each student. Independent study yields the most fruitful results when the objectives as well as the ways to achieve them are clear. Zahid Shariff will sponsor contract on topics in political science and economics, including topics such as politics, Third World issues, imperialism, ideologies and development.

Credits: 8 or 16 per quarter

Enrollment: 25

Books: www.tescbookstore.com

Special Expenses: May vary depending on student projects.

Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in government, politics and non-governmental organizations.

Planning Units: Society, Politics, Behavior and Change

Program Revisions

Date Revision
May 13th, 2008 Zahid Shariff has joined the contract pool for spring 2009.