2008-09 Catalog

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Program Description

Individual Study: Management, Business, Maritime Studies, Non-profit Development and International Trade.

Last Updated: 05/14/2008

Fall, Winter and Spring quarters

Faculty: John Filmer business management, maritime studies

Academic web site: www.evergreen.edu/individualstudy

Faculty Signature Required: Students should contact John at 360-867-6159 to arrange an appointment. Students should bring to this meeting a written description of their proposed course of study or project including a bibliography. At that meeting, faculty and student will determine the wording of the Individual Learning Contract. Please do not email faculty member until after the initial meeting when appropriate details have been established and we have arrived at a consensus for your contract. Qualified students will be accepted until the program fills.

Major areas of study include management, business, maritime studies, non-profit development, international trade, ocean and intermodal transportation.

Class Standing: Sophomores or above; transfer students welcome.

Individual Learning Contracts traditionally offer students an opportunity to do advanced study in areas that are not usually possible through regular programs or courses at Evergreen and in which they already have established skills and/or background. In certain instances, basic areas can be accommodated, again where no course work is provided by the college.

John welcomes the opportunity to work with students interested in maritime studies including history, geography, sociology, literature and navigation and the technology of sailing vessels. He also can prove of great value to students interested in business and non-profit development, organizational management, project management, international business, financial analysis, international trade, maritime commerce, economics, intermodal transportation and seaport management. John also sponsors legislative internships and internships with state and federal government agencies, ports, freight forwarders and other private sector organizations, including banks and financial houses.

Credits: 8 or 16 per quarter

Enrollment: 14

Internship Possibilities: Internships can be sponsored all quarters in the areas mentioned.

Books: www.tescbookstore.com

Special Expenses: Additional expenses will vary depending on student projects.

Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in business, agency administration, and maritime industries.

Planning Units: Society, Politics, Behavior and Change