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Summer Classes

Summer Class Offerings 2004

2004 Class Index

Culture, Text and Language

Environmental Studies

Expressive Arts

Extended Education

Graduate Studies

Native American Studies

Scientific Inquiry

Society, Politics, Behavior and Change

Tacoma Campus

Summer Information 2004

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Alaska on my Mind
8 credits full session
Pete Sinclair, 456-1564, sinclairpwa
Students will leave Olympia on June 22. Please contact instructor for travel details.
Special expenses: Approx. $340-$375 for vans and food
CRN: 40019

The environmental future of Alaska will be set in two years. We will see what is in Alaska now and record it to construct an article or chapter. We will travel by ferry from Bellingham up the Inside Passage to Haines and by van to Fairbanks and Prudhoe Bay. We will return to Anchorage, and then take the Alcan Highway through Canada to Bellingham and home.

Art of Wilderness Medicine
8 credits first session
Chuck McKinney, 866-6191, mckinnec
June 21, 28, July 6, M 6-10 p.m. July 7-16, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Special expenses: $250 for Wilderness First Respond (WFR) certification
CRN: 40030

Although never a simple task, the study of the human body and the management of physical emergencies are always fascinating. In this course, we will study the human body from microscopic to macroscopic levels and learn the special vocabulary of anatomy and physiology. We will study trauma from abnormal physiology to wound treatments and develop hands-on skills in treating patents. Students who successfully complete the class will receive nationally recognized WFR and CPR cards.

Chemistry, Organic Lab
See listing under Scientific Inquiry.

Chemistry, Organic Lecture
See listing under Scientific Inquiry.

Coastal Dune Ecology
See listing under Graduate Studies.

Ecology and Field Biology
8 credits first session
Kevin Hogan, 867-5078, hogank
June 21-July 2. MTWThF, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Prerequisites: One year of biology is recommended but not required
Special expenses: $50 for field supplies
CRN: 40686

Ecology is the scientific study of the relationships among organisms, and their interaction with their environment. This program features lectures on concepts and theories of ecology, including historical perspectives. We will design and carry out field research to address major questions and test hypotheses. Evaluation will be based on attendance and participation, the project report and presentation, and a final exam.

Finding the Voice in All Things
See listing under Culture, Text and Language.

Forest Ecology of the Pacific Northwest
4 credits second session
Anne Fiala, 867-6788, fialaa
TTh 9-11 a.m. Th 1-5 p.m. (lab)
Prerequisites: Introduction to Environmental Studies or equivalent
Special expenses: Up to $100 for field trips, depending on number of students and trip locations
CRN: 40058 (UG): 40685 (GR)

This course is designed for students interested in learning about Pacific Northwest (PNW) forests. Focuses of study will include basic taxonomy, stand structure, forest dynamics and succession, nutrient cycling, disturbance and ecological issues currently facing PNW forests (e.g., post-fire management). Class time will be divided between lecture and primarily field-based labs. Students will develop vegetation data collection skills during the weekly labs. There will also be one overnight field trip to visit multiple forest structure types in Washington and/or Oregon.

8 credits first session, 4 or 8 credits second session
Marja Eloheimo, 867-6448, eloheimo
First session: M (first week only), TWTh 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Second session to be arranged.
Prerequisites: Signature of instructor for second session
Special expenses: $35 for activity fee
CRN: 40671 (first session), 40067 (8 credits second session), 40672 (4 credits second session)

During the first session, we will meet a variety of medicinal and edible gardens and their gardeners, engage in on-going care of and participation in one garden located on the Skokomish Indian Reservation and get acquainted with and utilize some of the plants in the garden. We will read about and discuss topics such as garden design, herbalism, horticultural technique, definitions and purposes of gardening from various cultural and historical perspectives, and issues related to sustainability. Students will draw plants as well as garden designs. The program can be completed at the end of the first session or continued into the second session. During the second session, students will individually carry out a project that involves the design, installation and documentation of a garden.

See listing under Scientific Inquiry.

Geology and Plant Distribution
8 credits first session
James M. Stroh, 867-6762, strohj
Please see faculty for schedule
Prerequisites: Good health. Ability to hike and work in rough terrain.
Special expenses: $500+ (estimate) for food, most travel extras (more than 1,700 miles round trip)
CRN: 40079

In this class you will learn geology, rock identification, geomorphology, soil science, plant identification, field mapping techniques and much more. The goal is to connect plant distribution and variation to physical features of the landscape. You will be camping out and working in the beautiful and rugged Inyo Mountains of eastern California in ancient sedimentary and igneous rocks with a wide variety of interesting trees and shrubs adapted to harsh conditions.

Geology for Travelers
See listing under Graduate Studies.

GIS: Theory and Practice
See listing under Graduate Studies.

Identification and Ecology of Grasses
See listing under Graduate Studies.

Intentional Communities, Alternative Lifestyles
See listing under Society, Politics, Behavior and Change.

Marine Biology of the Pacific Northwest
8 credits second session
Gerardo Chin-Leo, 867-6514, chinleog
TWTh 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Special expenses: $100-$200 for field trips (plus food)
CRN: 40156

This program introduces principles of marine biology focusing on the marine life and marine habitats of the Pacific Northwest coast. We will study the environment, taxonomy, adaptations and ecology of marine organisms as well as the major oceanographic features of the Northwest coast. There will be various field trips including a camping trip to the Olympic Peninsula, and possibly an overnight sailboat trip.

Mount Rainier National Park Internships
16 undergraduate or 4 graduate (MES) credits full session
Carolyn Dobbs, 867-6860, dobbsc
Prerequisites: Signature of faculty required

This offering is designed to provide internships for qualified students at the undergraduate and graduate (MES only) levels of study. This work will be done in collaboration with the staff at Mt. Rainier National Park and will focus on topics of importance to the Park. A number of opportunities are available in the natural and social sciences; projects to date are lake and stream monitoring, recreational use impacts on aquatic ecosystems, recreational carrying capacity, aquatic species surveys, wildlife, and GIS work. A final list of internship projects will be available by early spring quarter. The internship typically includes a stipend and lodging at the Park. Write an application that presents your academic and other relevant experience, goals and what you would like to study this summer; this application should also include 2-3 references. Send it to dobbsc. If your interests and qualifications fit the project needs at the Park and space is available, an internship will be offered.

Practice of Sustainable Agriculture
12 to 16 credits full session
Faculty: Keith Underwood, 867-5513, underwok
M 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Prerequisites: Signature of faculty
Special expenses: $60-$80 for field trip expenses
CRN: 40670

This program provides students with direct experience in the practices of sustainable agriculture. There will be weekly lectures, occasional field trips and an emphasis on practical skill development in intensive food production at Evergreen's organic farm. Students can expect instruction in topics such as soils, plant propagation, greenhouse management, composting, green manures, the use of animal manures, equipment operation, small farm economics, pest control, livestock management, weed control strategies, irrigation system design and management, basic horticulture, machinery maintenance, vegetable and small fruit culture, marketing and orchard systems. Students will earn 4 credits in the classroom component of this program. They make take up to 12 additional credits doing internship work under the supervision of Melissa Barker.

Research Projects in Statistics
See listing under Graduate Studies.

Salmon Ecology: A Watershed Perspective
See listing under Graduate Studies.

Statistics and Research Design, Introduction
See listing under Graduate Studies.

Steens Mountain: Landscape and Policy
8 undergraduate or 4 graduate credits second session
Robert Steelquist, robert.steelquist
August 3, 5, 17, 19, TTh, 6-10 p.m. meet on campus. August 7-15 Field trip. Contact faculty for specifics.
Special expenses: Approximately $320 for honoraria, food, lodging, campground and transportation
CRN: 40100 (UG), 40101 (GR)

This is a field-based course set in Oregon's Great Basin landscape. Students will analyze the work of the Steens Mountain Advisory Committee, and the Steens Mountain Management Plan, a congressionally mandated planning process which will govern Bureau of Land Management policies for decades. In addition, students will analyze values, interests and positions of participants in the process and form their own recommendations on grazing, mining, wilderness, wildlife, fisheries management, Native American rights and other forces affecting the outcomes of this planning process.

Summer Ornithology: Birds in the Hand
8 credits second session
Steve Herman, 867-6063, hermans
First meeting: Mon. July 26, 9 a.m. Three intensive weeks will follow at Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge
Prerequisites: Signature of instructor required. A strong interest in birds is recommended.
Special expenses: $700 for room and board
CRN: 40103

This three-week bird course is taught entirely in the field. We will leave campus on the first day, travel through some of the best birding country in Oregon and meet the advance party two days later in a tented camp on Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge in south-central Oregon. We will spend the next two weeks netting, processing, banding and releasing 800 to 1,000 small birds of about 30 species. We will focus on aspects of banding protocol, including net placement, removing birds from nets, identification, sexing, aging and record-keeping. We will balance the in-hand work with field identification and behavioral observations, and during the last week we will tour Steens Mountain and the Malheur area. Our meals will be prepared for us and we will live in wall tents. Evergreen students and faculty have banded more than 13,000 birds in the 21 years this course has been taught.

Wetland Ecology and Monitoring Techniques Internships
4 graduate or 8 to 16 undergraduate credits
Paul Ray Butler, 867-6722, butlerp
MTWTh. Most weeks will include three field days, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and one lab day, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Fieldwork will be conducted on WSDOT wetland mitigation sites. Plant identification laboratory sessions will be conducted on The Evergreen State College campus.
Prerequisites: Signature of faculty

Students enrolled in this program gain hands-on field experience as they collect and analyze environmental data gathered from wetland mitigation sites. During the 11-week course, students use quantitative and qualitative monitoring methods while conducting surveys of vegetation, soils, hydrology, and wildlife. Approximately 80 percent of the field activities will focus on vegetation sampling and plant identification. Students will use statistical methods to evaluate data collected.

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