2008-09 Catalog

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Studies in Sustainability and Justice

Students get hands on with a douglas fir

At Evergreen, we take a "seven generations" approach to questions of how to sustain human life and community in harmony with the planet. This is a cross-generational, ecologic ethic that has descended to us from the Haudenoshaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy.  We offer students who embrace this ethic the opportunity to design a curricular pathway that focuses on issues of sustainability. 

In the catalog, you can find programs in environmental studies, social justice, the humanities and the arts, to help you build the background, skills and vision needed to make change in areas that count—climate change, food systems, cultural survival, environmental justice, media and communications, applied ecology, green business and beyond.

In addition, the College’s Center for Community-Based Learning and Action works with programs to involve students in community-based work with a wide range of service, study and governance organizations in our area. Students also have chances to apply their studies to Evergreen itself.  Our Sustainability Task Force works with food services, purchasing, facilities, heat and power—even parking—to reduce our environmental and social impacts and enhance the health of the college’s land and people, and its presence in the wider community.

BACKGROUND: The Haudenoshaunee, whose historical lands and continuous home is in what is now the Northeast US/Southeast Canada. consist of the Mohawk, Oneida, Tuscarora, Onondoga, Cayuga and Seneca Nations, and continue to provide leadership in educating people in how to conceive of planetary stewardship and ensuring the health of human and animal populations.

Programs

CANCELLED Climate Change Lower Division     Spring
NEW! Community Planning: The Future of the Organic Farm All level     Spring
Conceptualizing Native Place
Faculty Signature Required
Accepts Winter Enrollment
All level Fall Winter  
NEW! Ecology and the Built Environment Sophomore to Senior     Spring
NEW! Ecology of Language and Place
Revised: 02/23/2009
Accepts Spring Enrollment
Sophomore to Senior   Winter Spring
Environmental Health: Science, Policy and Social Justice
Faculty Signature Required
Junior/Senior Fall Winter Spring
Food, Health and Sustainability
Faculty Signature Required
Accepts Winter Enrollment
All level Fall Winter  
Food, Place and Culture
Revised: 01/14/2009
All level     Spring
Green Studio
Revised: 02/20/2009
Faculty Signature Required
Accepts Winter Enrollment
Accepts Spring Enrollment
All level Fall Winter Spring
Legacy of the American Dream: People, Power and Nature
Revised: 12/03/2008
Faculty Signature Required
Accepts Winter Enrollment
Core Fall Winter  
NEW! Living in the Sacred Garden
Faculty Signature Required
Accepts Winter Enrollment
Accepts Spring Enrollment
Core Fall Winter Spring
Mediaworks in Context: Sustainability and Justice
Revised: 05/02/2008
Faculty Signature Required
Sophomore to Senior Fall Winter Spring
The Olympic Peninsula
Accepts Winter Enrollment
All level Fall Winter  
Practice of Sustainable Agriculture
Faculty Signature Required
Junior/Senior Fall   Spring
NEW! Student Originated Studies: Community Development
Faculty Signature Required
Junior/Senior     Spring
The Pacific Northwest: History, Culture and Environment Core     Spring
Toward a Sustainable Puget Sound: Place, People and Policy
Accepts Winter Enrollment
All level Fall Winter Spring
Venezuela: Building Economic and Social Justice
Faculty Signature Required
Sophomore to Senior Fall Winter Spring
Why Businesses Succeed: Designing a Sustainable Company
Revised: 02/24/2009
Faculty Signature Required
Accepts Winter Enrollment
Accepts Spring Enrollment
Sophomore to Senior Fall Winter Spring
Writing for Change
Revised: 08/26/2008
Sophomore to Senior Fall