2008-09 Catalog

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Program Description

Individual Study: Fiber Arts, Installation, Non-Western Art History, Native American Studies, Creative Writing: Poetry, and Multicultural American Literature

Last Updated: 05/14/2008

Fall, Winter and Spring quarters

Faculty: Gail Tremblay visual arts, creative writing

Academic web site: www.evergreen.edu/individualstudy

Faculty Signature Required: Students must develop an Individual Learning or Internship Contract and submit their proposals to Gail Tremblay prior to the beginning of each quarter. For more information, contact Gail at tremblag@evergreen.edu, in Lab 2, Rm 3250, phone 360-687-6334, or at 360-943-8727. Qualified students will be accepted until the program fills.

Major areas of study include topics in the arts, art history, literature and writing, especially poetry.

Class Standing: Sophomores or above; transfer students welcome.

Prerequisites: Freshman Composition or Core Program and enough previous academic work to merit an independent contract in the area of student work.

In the fields listed, Gail Tremblay offers opportunities for intermediate and advanced students to create their own course of study, creative practice and research, including internships, community service, and study abroad options. Prior to the beginning of each quarter, interested individual students or small groups of students must describe the work to be completed in an Individual Learning or Internship Contract. The faculty sponsor will support students wishing to do work that has 1) skills that the student wishes to learn, 2) a question to be answered, 3) a connection with others who have mastered a particular skill or 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.

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Credits: 12 or 16 per quarter

Enrollment: 25

Internship Possibilities: With faculty approval.

Books: www.tescbookstore.com

Special Expenses: Additional costs will vary, depending on student projects.

Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in the arts, art history, literature and creative writing, especially poetry, and the humanities.

Planning Units: Culture, Text and Language, Expressive Arts