POLITICS OF PRIVATE LIFE
FALL AND WINTER QUARTERS
was designed for people who were:
planning to work in social or health services, orİ education.
interested in law and public policy.
concerned with protecting your own particular rights.
We looked at
ways the community, through its legislatures, its courts, and its professional
practices, controls what we imagiune to be private choices. Our focus was
highly topical. We were examiningWashington State and Federal legislative
debates, recent state and federal court cases, and the community regulation,
the police, the schools, the clinics and the hospitals.
Fall quarter. we explored family and household
İİİ Can I control the way my child is educated?
İİİ Can I decide how many people live in my
house, and what they do there?
İİİ Do I have true freedom of religious practice?
İİİ What are the limits that states can impose
on marriage and divorce?
İİİ How do we as a community deal with domestic
quarter, we worked on how we treat our bodies:
İİ Do I, the insurance company or the government
İİİİİİİİİİİİ decide what health care I get?
İİ Who decides what foods and beverages I
can eat or drink?
İİ What/who decides when and how humans can
İİ Can a child drink alcohol in a church service?
İİ Can I participate in the athletic activity
of my choice?
through series of skills workshops in which students learned the basic
video, audio and computer graphics tools available at this college.
two evenings on field trips. The first entailed a walk along Olympia's
4th Avenue looking its many examples of citizen "action projects." The
second took us on an extended tour of the Thurston County Jail and the
Lacey Police Department. We ended the year doing the ropes "challenge"
course at the college.
also undertook an individual or group research project in which the task
was to determine the best route to carry out a community action project
of their own chosing which related in some way to program themes.
RELEVANT INTERNET LINKS
We spent a good deal of time using the internet
as a research source. You will find project-specific links on the project
pages. On this page we have listed a few key links which apply to program
themes as a whole.
İUnited States Constitution
İFood and Drug Administration
American Civil Liberties Union
Findlaw: A Multifaceted Legal
FERPA: a federal
law which protects the privacy of student records