The Evergreen State College, Spring Quarter 2008
Faculty: Sarah Williams, Sem2, A2117 (faculty mailbox), Sem2, C2106 (faculty office), 867 6561 (campus phone and voicemail), firstname.lastname@example.org (email)
Office Hours: Wednesday 9:15-10 and 12-1; group session Tuesday 1-3 in Sem2 C2109
Program Secretary: Sheila Sawyer and Ruth Joynes, Sem2 A2117, ext. 6550
Program Aide: Diana Oliphant, email@example.com
Program Intern: Jeremy Kraft, firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Expenses: $80.00 for field trips and a yoga equipment fee. Extra costs may vary, depending on student projects.
Class Standing: Third quarter first-year students or above who are prepared to carry out independent study; transfer students welcome
Major Areas of Study and Credits:
themes in each student's individual course of study, which may include
research, internship, community service, field study, study abroad or
travel, as they relate to contemplative studies. 8 to 16 credits.
learning with the experience of awareness, insight and compassion for
oneself and others through the practice of meditation and contemplative
disciplines ...contemplative education experiments with another way
of knowing through joining of rigorous liberal arts training and the
disciplined training of the heart. --
The mind should be checked until
it meets with destruction in the heart. This is gnosis (jnana);
this is meditation (dhyana). The rest is diffuse speculation.
Contemplative Studies offers opportunities
for highly motivated students to create a learning community in support
of their own contemplatively oriented course of study and research.
Classroom components of Contemplative Studies include: 1) Tuesday
peer and faculty independent project sessions, 2) Tuesday guest artist
series, 3) Wednesday seminar, 4) Thursday yoga nidra/iRest studio workshop
and research group, 5) special events, including guest lectures, workshops,
and field trips. In addition to choosing from these program components,
all students also have the option to develop 6) an individual study
project. Independent work may include research, internships, community
service, field study, study abroad or travel options.
This program is especially appropriate
for students with interests related to the themes and activities developed
fall and winter quarters in the program Made for Contemplation
(see program web site for addition details http://academic.evergreen.edu
1) Do you have a question to be answered?
2) What is your method of inquiry?
3) How will your work connect with others who have asked (or are willing to ask) a similar or related question?
4) Is there an outcome that matters?
1-3 Sem 2, C2109 Peer and Faculty Individual Study Report Session
3:30-5 LH 1 Guest Artist Series and Sem2
C2109 Guest Lecture Series
10-12 Sem2, A2109 Seminar
9:30-12:30 CRC 316 Yoga Nidra/iRest
Special events as listed in Week by week