Class Times: Monday: Sem II, C2107, 10 am to 3 pm with a break for lunch
Tuesday: Sem II, A2107, 10 am to 3 pm, with a break for lunch
Friday: Sem II, A2107, 10 am to 1 pm
Description of the program:
Students taking the program for 12 units will attend all program activities on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, read all the material critically, summarize its main arguments in writing prior to seminar, participate in class discussions, and write periodic thesis driven papers that synthesize and utilize the full range of readings. Students taking the program for 16 units will also do one of the following three alternatives: 1) Take extensive taped interviews with a relative or acquaintance on the history of their marriage, transcribe those tapes, and develop an oral history of the subject that they will present to the class as a whole (for this project, you need to buy The Tape Recorded Interview, in the bookstore); 2) Choose from among selected controversial topics connected to contemporary marriage, sexuality, or gender roles, and (working with a partner) develop a paper and presentation on both sides of the debate (for this project, you need to get The Future of the Family, by Moynihan, Smeeding, and Rainwater, perhaps sharing the cost with your partner—go to www.campusi.com, as it’s out of stock); or 3) if I conclude that you are not yet writing at a college level, take a 4-unit expository writing class from Evergreen’s writing specialist. (The last is not optional, but will be my call based on my assessment of your writing.)
DO NOT REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM FOR ONLY 12 UNITS UNLESS YOU CAN WRITE GRAMATICAL SENTENCES AND UNDERSTAND PARAGRAPHING. IF YOU NEED ENGLISH COMPOSITION SKILLS YOU MUST TAKE THE 4-UNIT WRITING WORKSHOP.