2008-09 Catalog

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Program Description

Individual Study: Non-fiction media, Community Studies, Latin American Studies

NEW! Last Updated: 05/18/2009

Spring quarter

Faculty: Anne Fischel Non-Fiction Media, Community Studies

Academic web site: fischela@evergreen.edu

Faculty Signature Required: Please submit the following: (1) evidence of a foundation of coursework in the area you want to work on independently; (2) a good evaluation from your previous faculty; (3) a thoughtful, 1-2 page description of your proposed project, including how it contributes to your long-term goals and objectives; (4) a time-line for the work you plan to accomplish during the quarter; (5) evidence that you can work independently, meet deadlines and accept critical feedback; (6) a match between my areas of knowledge, or evolving knowledge, and the project you want to do.

Major areas of study include Non-fiction media, Community Studies, some Latin American studies

Class Standing: Juniors or seniors; transfer students welcome.

Prerequisites: One year of coursework in the area you want to work on independently (Mediaworks or equivalent for media students; a program incorporating community studies for students proposing community work).

This quarter I will sponsor a few independent contracts or internships in non-fiction media, community studies or, in some areas of Latin American studies (contemporary Venezuela, Bolivia or El Salvador). I prefer to work with students who are self-motivated, can work independently, and can accept critical feedback from their faculty. I am willing to meet once every other week, with occasional weekly meetings, to provide support and guidance. I recommend that students consider cluster contracts with others who have similar interests, and I strongly prefer to work with students who can demonstrate they have had successful experiences in coordinated studies programs.

Credits: 12 or 16 per quarter

Enrollment: 10

Internship Possibilities: I will support internships in media or community studies.

Books: www.tescbookstore.com

Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in Media, Community Studies, Latin American Studies

Planning Units: Expressive Arts