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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

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Summer Information 2004

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Coastal Dune Ecology
4 credits first session
Alfred Wiedemann, 867-6023, wiedemaa
TTh 6-10 p.m.
Special expenses: $80 for field trips
CRN: 40055 (UG), 40120 (GR)

Dunes are found along the entire west coast of North America. Valuable natural resources, they are being increasingly threatened by urban development, recreational pressures, exotic plants and industrial exploitation. In this course we will become familiar with the dune landscapes: location, climate, sand dune forms and vegetation as well as the forces, both natural and human induced, that act on these landscapes. Reading and discussion will be supplemented by three field trips to significant dune locations. Field trip dates: Saturday, June 26; Saturday, July 10; Saturday and Sunday July 17 and 18.

Conflict Resolution: Communications and Culture
2 UG or 2 or 4 GR credits full session
Helena Meyer-Knapp, 867-6549, meyerknh
June 21, 22, 23, MTW and Aug. 23, 24, MT, 1:30-7:30 p.m.
Prerequisites: Signature of instructor. Enrollment is limited to advanced students, with preference given to enrolled TESC graduate students and summer-only students who already have a BA.
CRN: 40060 (UG); 40122 (2 cr GR); 40720 (4 cr GR)

This narrowly focused, intensive course will explore communication breakdowns and individual negotiation styles as impediments to conflict resolution. We will both read and do practical, in-class activities to illuminate the psychological, social and cultural constraints that act on us as individuals, leading to our very varied conflict styles. The course meets both at the beginning and the end of summer quarter to allow students time to experiment with new conflict resolution strategies in the real world as well.

Enhancing Creativity and Literacy (Cancelled)
See listing under Expressive Arts.

Forest Ecology of the Pacific Northwest
See listing under Environmental Studies.

Geology for Travelers
2-16 credits full session
Paul Ray Butler, 867-6722, butlerp
See instructor for schedule
Prerequisites: Signature of instructor
CRN: contracts

Each summer, students travel to places with interesting/educational physical environments. If you would like to learn more about your destination, we can design a study that will increase your awareness of that region. The focus can be on any combination of the following: geology, physical geography, hydrology, weather and climate, and how these topics relate to human history. Credit is variable, and can be lower division, upper division or graduate level, depending upon previous training.

GIS: Theory and Practice
8 undergraduate credits or 4 or 8 graduate credits first session
Peter Impara, 867-6543, imparap
T 9-11 a.m. and 12-2 p.m. W 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Prerequisites: File management in Windows. Signature of graduate director for 8 graduate credits.
CRN: 40109 (UG), 40089 ( 4 cr GR), 40091 ( 8 cr GR)

This course will cover GIS theory, background, and practice. Lectures (4 hours/week) will address the theoretical aspects of GIS including such topics as map projections/map making, spatial analysis, applications of GIS, and issues in spatial data management. In the computer lab students will learn GIS techniques, primarily in the ARCGIS environment. Undergraduate students take the 8 credit option and spend 7-8 hours per week on individual or group research projects.

4 credits first session
Larry Geri, 867-6616, geril
MW 6-10 p.m.
CRN: 40121 (UG), 40123 (GR)

In this program we will work through the process of researching, developing and writing a grant proposal. Students will take their basic idea for an actual grant and work with the faculty and other students to complete the grant proposal. We will cover all the steps in the process, including defining the problem, researching funding sources, developing an appropriate program and budget, and writing a compelling and properly formatted grant application. We will discuss the particular needs and dilemmas of nonprofit organizations, and consider how to market the proposal to both potential grantors and others who may want to join in promoting your ideas.

Health Care Administration: The Politics of Health Policy
4 credits first session
William J. Hagens, gmahler
TTh 6-10 p.m.
Prerequisites: Jr/Sr standing
CRN: 40127 (UG), 40128 (GR)

The course provides an understanding of health policy development within the American political system at the national and state levels. Initially, it addresses system basics and "what one needs to know" about American politics in terms of various "isms," the legislature, the bureaucracy, federalism, political culture and interest groups. It then focuses on timely health care issues in a political framework. It concludes with a one-day clinic, "Approaching Public Policymakers-Lobbying 101."

Identification and Ecology of Grasses
4 credits second session
Alfred Wiedemann, 867-6023, wiedemaa
TTh 6-10 p.m.
Special expenses: $20 for field trip transportation
CRN: 40136 (UG), 40135 (GR)

The primary learning objective of this course is to develop skills in the identification of grasses and grass-like plants using a technical flora (Flora of the Pacific Northwest). Elements of taxonomy and ecology will also be covered. There will be at least one full-day, weekend field trip, date to be announced.

Natural and Cultural Resource Policy
4 credits first session
Linda Moon Stumpff, 867-6845, stumpffl
June 25 and July 9, Fri. 1-5 p.m.; June 27 and July 11, Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Field trip dates to Port Gamble and Squaxin Cultural Center TBA.
Prerequisites: Signature of instructor for undergraduates
Special expenses: $60 for field trips
CRN: 40168 (UG), 40169 (GR)

Through independent research, students will explore policy implementation in these areas with an emphasis on implementing restoration programs and land use planning initiatives. Special emphasis will be placed on tribal government initiatives. Two daytime field trips to tribal locations are included. The intricate relationship between traditional and modern scientific approaches will be approached through readings, seminars and research.

Nonprofit Organizations and the Shaping of Public Policy
4 graduate credits or 4 or 8 undergraduate credits full session
Linda Moon Stumpff, 867-6845, stumpffl
June 26, July 10, Sept. 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Prerequisites: Signature of instructor for undergraduate credit
CRN: 40173 (8 cr UG), 40174 (4 cr UG), 40711 (4 cr GR)

This class explores the legal, political and historical context of nonprofit organizations and their role in shaping public policy. As nonprofits expand their role in the policy process, they interact with a broad range of issues and with other nonprofits in advocating and influencing policy. Students will complete original research through case studies, literature reviews, or other research formats to learn how variables like fund-raising strategies, organizational structure, and collaborative capacity influence organizational effectiveness in the policy arena.

Practices Put to Work: Transforming People and Institutions?
4 credits full session
Cheryl Simrell King, 867-5541, kingcs
W 6-10 p.m.
Prerequisites: Signature of faculty for undergraduates
Special expenses: $50 for speaker fees; students must also supply own practice mat & pillow.
CRN: 40193 (UG); 40194 (GR)

While spiritual practices are important in our individual lives, can they help us in organizational and institutional change? This program addresses this question from several traditions of contemplative practice-Yogic, Buddhist and Christian. The program weaves management and leadership literature with the contemporary literature associated with these traditions. Exposure to various practices is part of the program - students will participate (within the limits of abilities) in beginning yoga, meditation and other contemplative practices.

Professional Seminar in Special Education
See listing under Extended Education.

Research Projects in Statistics
4-8 credits either session or 4-16 credits full session
Allen StandingBear Jenkins, 867-5501, jenkinsa
First meeting: Tues. June 22, 5-7 p.m. Schedule after first meeting to be arranged.
Prerequisites: Student must be able to demonstrate statistical competency

This is a "hands-on" course where students apply concepts and procedures learned in elementary and Intermediate statistics. Through Independent Learning Contracts students can elect to do research of their own choosing, or be assigned a project that is in line with their interest. Mentoring faculty are encouraged to recommend readings, lectures, and other materials. Instructor will advise, analyze, and critically review student deliverables, which will include a project outline, reading list, research notes and research paper.

Salmon Ecology: A Watershed Perspective
4 credits second session
Lawrence Dominguez, (360) 943-1582, eldominguez
W 6-10 p.m. Sat 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Special expenses: Approximately $150 for field trips, supplies
CRN: 40668 (MES), 40667 (UG)

There are seven Pacific salmon indigenous to the state of Washington: chinook, coho, chum, pink, sockeye, steelhead, and cutthroat. This class will cover the basic life history of each species, including adult spawning, egg and fry incubation, freshwater rearing, smoltification, ocean migration and feeding. Discussion will also focus on habitat requirements, degradation, rehabilitation, protection, as well as listing status under the Federal Endangered Species Act. Discussion will also be devoted to fishery management considerations such as hatchery vs. wild salmon production, the commercial and sport fishery, and other management considerations. Special discussion will be devoted to the role of Pacific salmon as a "keystone species", and their benefits to fish and wildlife ecosystems. The class will be taught in lectures and on field trips.

Statistics and Research Design, Introduction
4 credits first session
Ralph Murphy, 867-6430, murphyr
MW 6-10 p.m.
CRN: 40097 (UG), 40098 (GR) Cancelled)

This beginning class is designed to introduce students to research design and basic statistical analysis. We will emphasize the importance of developing clear research questions and the selection of statistical methods to evaluate data collected. We will cover selected descriptive and inferential statistical tests with an emphasis on understanding quantitative issues we often confront in the news, literature and research. The course is designed to help students develop a clear conceptual understanding of quantitative reasoning and to prepare them to be knowledgeable consumers of statistical analyses. It fills the prerequisite statistics requirement for the MPA program at Evergreen.

Steens Mountain: Landscape and Policy
See listing under Environmental Studies.

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