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Title   Offering Standing Credits Credits When F W S Su Description Preparatory Faculty Days of Week Multiple Standings Start Quarters
Applied Research: Biomass, Energy, and Environmental Justice

Ted Whitesell

Native American studies environmental studies health sustainability studies 

  Program SO - SRSophomore - Senior 8 08 Day WWinter SSpring Through this program, students will make important contributions to current decision-making on issues of critical importance for sustainability and social justice.  In the winter quarter, students will gather and analyze information on current and proposed biomass energy production in western Washington, focusing primarily on the biomass gasification now being considered (fall 2010 - winter 2011) for The Evergreen State College.  Since this form of energy production has generated a great deal of controversy, student research at this time can make a critical contribution to informing these debates and helping the college come to the best decision about whether or not to proceed with such a project.  In the spring quarter, students will work closely with AP high school science students on the Spokane Indian Reservation, to study the contamination of the Spokane River system from a decommissioned uranium mine.  Evergreen student researchers will serve in a mentoring capacity with the high school students. Students must already have good research and writing skills.  They will improve those skills through practice, using research to help answer questions such as the following:  What are practical alternatives to fossil fuels for Evergreen and Centralia?  Can biomass be a carbon-neutral energy source?  What forest practices would be compatible with Evergreen's stated sustainability goals and values?  What is known about the human health impacts of bioenergy and coal energy production in our region?  How may Evergreen's decision-making process be improved as it works to attain its sustainability goals and commitments?  How have ecosystems and human health been affected by uranium mining near Native American communities, specifically on the Spokane Indian Reservation?  What can be done to address such contamination?  Students will employ a variety of research methods, based on their educational background and skills.  Research results will be widely shared through the Internet, in public presentations, and through publications, including periodicals and books. renewable energy and environmental remediation. Ted Whitesell Mon Fri Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter
Approaches to Healing

Cindy Beck

consciousness studies health physiology 

  Course FR - SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Evening SSpring Approaches to Healing is a guest lecture series designed to help students explore the theory and practice of the many types of healing arts that our regional wealth of outstanding practitioners provide. Throughout the quarter, students will be asked to look at broad health care questions and policy, as well as personal healing practices, stress management, and the importance of thoughtful critical analysis at all levels of approaches and outcomes. Guest speakers representing body work , complementary medicine, Chinese medicine, bacteriophages as antibiotics, and plant medicine will be featured. Students will also spend time each week outside of class exploring new activities that could contribute to their own health, as well as reading current literature to help expand their understanding of health and wellness. Cindy Beck Mon Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring
Art for Art Therapists

Gail Tremblay

health visual arts 

  Course FR - SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Day SuSummer This course is designed to explore art projects that can be used in therapeutic settings with patients and clients. It will include readings and films about art used as therapy along with hands-on art projects that explore a variety of media. Students will be required to create at least five works of art using various media and to write a summary at the end of the summer session that explores what they have learned. art therapy Gail Tremblay Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer
Bodies: Medical and Literary

Sara Huntington and Bill Arney

health history philosophy of science sociology writing 

  Program FR - SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day FFall WWinter Jean-Jacques Rousseau, , 1762 Sapphire, Push We ground our studies in representations of the body, medical and literary. Our aim is the recovery of common sense. Fall quarter will be devoted to the medicalized body, which is represented through statistics, specialized imaging technologies, and myriad tests. We will study the effects of people being taught to think of living in terms of "risk factors," and the effects of mapping ourselves onto grids of probabilities instead of, for example, paying attention to one's body. As a group, we will pursue the medicalized body through case studies: the recent revision of recommendations on screening for breast cancer; and Huntington's Chorea, a neurodegenerative disease that can be diagnosed with a definitive genetic test and that, as such, presents a human dilemma, extending beyond medical ways of knowing and being. We will read critiques of "gene talk," the way "genes" have "reshaped not only political, social, or medical concepts, but the very perception of the self," as the German historians of medicine, Barbara Duden and Silja Samerski, put it. Throughout the quarter, we will pursue Rob Crawford's argument that "health" has become the modern locus for one's understanding of the moral self. (Just think about the commonplace, "I've been pretty good. I'm eating better, exercising; I've kept my cholesterol down..."). This quarter will introduce students to library research, compositional rhetoric, scientific logic, basic topics in the philosophy of science, the history of medicine, and socio-historical critiques of modern scientific medicine. Each student will complete an independent project on a medical/biological topic of personal concern, resisting the urge to write a fair and balanced research paper and, instead, producing a legitimate piece of writing. Winter quarter will be devoted to satire as a literary form that focuses relentlessly on the messy reality and moral presence of the body. While students are immersed in the rhetorical strategies employed by canonical masters such as Jonathan Swift, we will investigate the methods of more contemporary works- and Sacha Baron Cohen's -asking: how is the satiric attack embodied? As we examine the ways in which satire interrupts human folly, we share the possibility of making room for common sense. By producing satires of our own, we will locate the body-our own more or less lively lumps of flesh-not in a professional scientific or pedagogic discourse but in a common lot. Authors like Ivan Illich, Martin Buber, Martha Nussbaum, Michel Foucault, H.H. the Dalai Lama, Wendell Berry will complement our explorations in satire and will assist in our search for the story that binds us in a moral order that makes us human. Again, students will pursue a significant independent project, a satire, and should be prepared to push the boundaries of their own depravity, all for the sake of becoming more moral and more whole, more human. The program will involve contemplative practices- , walking meditations-and students may decide to enroll in an extracurricular weekly yoga class offered only to members of this program. The yoga class is not required, but if you choose to enroll a fee will be payable to the instructor. compositional rhetoric, philosophy of science, history of medicine, independent research, satire, humanities and social sciences, writing, education, and medicine. Sara Huntington Bill Arney Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall
Cell Biology cancelled

Maria Bastaki

biology health 

  Course FR - SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Day SuSummer This course will provide a survey of the structure and function of cells and the foundations of cell biology. You will learn about the cell compartments and their organization, formation, and functions. You will also learn about some of the large and small molecules that make up the amazing orchestra that is responsible for making a cell a living unit and one that responds to signals from its environment. The materials will discuss macromolecules such as DNA, the genetic code that preserves vital information from one cell to the next; proteins, the machines that perform the cell functions; and lipids, the gatekeepers of cell integrity and organization. You will also learn about the small molecules that shuttle across cell compartments carrying messages to coordinate cell function, or between cells to coordinate cell communication in a tissue and throughout an organism.  The course includes a laboratory component covering basic techniques and skills.  This is a lower-division, introductory biology course. It is preparatory for advanced programs related to cell and molecular biology, such as Molecule to Organism, Environmental Health, or related upper-division programs. Biology; health studies; Maria Bastaki Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer
Developmental Movement Therapy

Jehrin Alexandria

health psychology 

  Course FR - SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening and Weekend SSpring This class is an in-depth study of movement and its role in the reorganization of the human brain.  Students will learn to recognize normal neurological organization by studying specific developmental milestones as well as recognize gaps and abnormalities in brain development and how they impact growth, learning, and psychological well-being.  This class will be deeply experiential as well as theoretical.  Come prepared to move. Jehrin Alexandria Fri Sat Sun Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring
Foundations of Health Science

Kevin Francis, Michael Paros and Paula Schofield

biochemistry biology chemistry health history philosophy of science 

Signature Required: Winter Spring 

  Program FR - SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day FFall WWinter SSpring This program takes an integrated and thematic approach to the health sciences, exploring introductory concepts in biology and chemistry with a focus on health, medicine and disease. It is designed for students contemplating work in a healthcare field who want to learn about how the body functions on a macroscopic, microscopic and molecular level, as well as students interested in public health or public policy who want a solid foundation in biology and chemistry. It is also suitable for students who seek an opportunity to study rigorous science as part of a liberal arts education. Our organizational framework is a systematic examination of diseases that have a large impact on global health, based on the World Health Organization's list of the top ten causes of death. We will study cancer, maternal health and perinatal conditions in fall quarter; infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and influenza in winter quarter; and cardiovascular diseases, obesity, diabetes and depression in spring quarter. Within this framework, students will explore basic chemical and biological concepts, as well as the role of the pharmaceutical industry in society and the role of the FDA in clinical drug testing. Students will also explore ethical, historical and public policy questions raised by each disease. Class activities will include significant laboratory and instrumentation work, lectures, workshops, seminars, group projects, textbook assignments and case studies. This program will develop critical scientific reasoning and quantitative skills. Communication skills, both written and oral, will also be emphasized. Students will work on their techniques of argumentative and scientific writing through essays, lab notebooks and reports, and participation in a writing workshop. Students will gain the hands-on skills that are essential for working in the health sciences. There will also be opportunities to carry out lab-based projects in spring quarter. This program will link students with clinics, hospitals, government public health departments or other health-related organizations for volunteer service. During fall quarter, students will select and research the work of a local agency. They will then design a part-time internship that allows them to contribute to the work of this organization throughout winter quarter. Completion of this program will give students many of the prerequisites they need for careers in the allied health fields and public health, as well as preparation for further upper division study in biology and chemistry. biology, bioethics, chemistry, education, epidemiology, genetics, health sciences, history of medicine, immunology, medicine, nutrition, physiology and anatomy, and public health. Kevin Francis Michael Paros Paula Schofield Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall
Healing the Mind-Body: Biology and Beyond

Carolyn Prouty

biology consciousness studies health physiology psychology 

Signature Required: Winter 

  Program FR - SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day FFall WWinter Western science has traditionally considered the mind and body as separate entities. Recent research indicates that the relationship and interactions between the mind and the body are much more complex and intimate than previously imagined. Considered as a single holistic entity, the human mind-body has an innate capacity for healing that involves complex interactions between the nervous system, immune system, endocrine system, and other physiologic systems. We all know of seemingly miraculous cures that appear inexplicable. How do mental activities and practices transform our experiences of the body? How do they manifest on a physiological level? Research from the last 30 years has revealed abundant details about the remarkable nature of the mind-body, the biological underpinnings of its connections to our past, our social circumstances and our environment, and its capacity for miraculous, seemingly unfathomable change. In this program, we will explore mind-body medicine from several disciplines and viewpoints. We will begin with a biological approach, investigating the components of the network comprised of the nervous, endocrine and immune systems. We will then explore healing as an underlying intelligence of the body, and as a pathway to wholeness. Students will examine how alternative medicine modalities practiced in the US, including acupuncture, naturopathy, vibrational medicine, and others, as well as other determinants of mind-body health affect our well being. Throughout fall quarter, we’ll study the strengths and shortcomings of approaches such as the scientific method and evidence-based medicine that allow us to assess the foundation for what we believe. During winter quarter, students will work independently and in small groups to investigate a particular aspect of mind-body healing, which may involve interviews, observations, and practice, as well as research. We’ll also continue our journey by investigating mind-body medicine of non-Western cultures, such as African/Caribbean medicine, Chinese medicine, and Amerindian medicine. The program will be conducted so as to allow students to study, assimilate, and synthesize their learning though their minds and their bodies. The format will include lectures, seminars, workshops, films, guest lectures, writing exercises, as well as opportunities for practicing mind-body connections through physical experiences including meditation and singing. Students will be expected to incorporate personal observations of their mind-body health as a vehicle for integrating their learning. alternative and complementary medicine, health sciences, holistic health practices, psychology, physiology, nurobiology, and consciousness studies. Carolyn Prouty Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall
Health and Human Development

Nancy Anderson and George Freeman

biology community studies cultural studies gender and women's studies health physiology psychology queer studies somatic studies 

  Program JR - SRJunior - Senior 8, 16 08 16 Day, Evening and Weekend FFall WWinter SSpring This thematically-based program explores the intersection of human development, health and society. Each quarter examines this relationship through content-related themes and experiences to better understand the fundamentals of health and human development. This program is designed between Evening and Weekend Studies and full-time offerings. The core of the program meets as a whole community using an evening/weekend format. Twelve credit students may register (with faculty signature) to complete an in-program internship.  Full time students will meet additional hours during the week. Our learning community will grapple with the age-old questions regarding the nature/nurture controversy. We will use the themes of our program to engage questions like: “How do we navigate our way through the world to build a healthy sense of self? What myths and beliefs guide our decision-making regarding health? What barriers prevent us from achieving a more wholesome lifestyle? How can we acquire the skills necessary to successfully be and create a health-based community? Along with these questions we will study the particulars of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class, the ability/disability spectrum and religious affiliation/identity as predictors of achieving health and well-being. We'll also examine these characteristics in terms of their social construction and the creation of a multicultural, democratic society. Each quarter focuses on human development and the psychological, biological and social constructs that guide the stages of development. Fall quarter begins with adolescent and young adult development, the social and genetic construction of identity, the question of what makes for a healthy stage of development and the barriers to achieving optimal states of health and well being. Winter quarter deepens our study of developmental theory through the study of birth, early and late childhood developmental themes, and community-based health and social services. During spring quarter we’ll turn our attention to later adulthood and aging and the health-based concerns that arise. The program will progress from a faculty-directed course of study toward a more student-originated design. Students completing this program will come to a stronger understanding of their personal lives as situated in a variety of contexts. They will develop strategies for engaging in a range of settings to promote social change, in-depth personal development, increased self-awareness, critical commentary and analyses, and practices that promote health and well-being. They will learn basic tools and strategies for analysis of community health needs. They will come to understand themselves as a member of multiple communities and as having a responsibility to these communities. education, abnormal psychology and personality theory, community psychology, human development, diversity and multicultural studies, community health, anti-oppression studies, quantitative research theory and design, systems theory and group process/change, writing, and health-related fields. Nancy Anderson George Freeman Tue Thu Sat Junior JR Senior SR Fall
Health vs. Wealth

Mary Dean

health sustainability studies 

  Course FR - SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening SSpring We will explore the intersection where valued health care meets paid health care. In the health care arena, good intent is plagued by paradox and can yield under-funding and a mismatch with initial intent. Paradoxes and costs haunting prevention, access and treatment will be reviewed. Reports from the Institute of Medicine will aid our journey as will the video series, "Remaking American Medicine" and "Sick Around the World". We will consider the path of unintended consequences where piles of dollars are not the full answer to identified need. Mary Dean Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring
Human Anatomy and Physiology

Cindy Beck

biology health 

  Program FR - SRFreshmen - Senior 6, 12 06 12 Evening SuSummer Students will study the anatomy and physiology of the human body using a systems approach while exploring the interrelationship of health and disease in the human body. Each body system will be covered utilizing a traditional lecture and laboratory format.  This course meets prerequisites for nursing and graduate programs in health sciences. health and medicine Cindy Beck Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer
Individual Study: Legislative Processes, Regulatory Agencies and Environment

Cheri Lucas-Jennings

American studies communications community studies computer science cultural studies economics environmental studies gender and women's studies government health law and government policy law and public policy leadership studies media studies political science sustainability studies 

Signature Required: Spring 

  Contract JR - SRJunior - Senior 16 16 Day and Weekend SSpring Individual studies offers important opportunities for advanced students to create their own course of study and research. Prior to the beginning of the quarter, interested individuals or small groups of students must consult with the faculty sponsor to develop an outline of proposed projects to be described in an Individual Learning Contract. If students wish to gain internship experience they must secure the agreement and signature of a field supervisor prior to the initiation of the internship contract. This faculty wecomes internships and contracts in the areas of environmental health; health policy; public law; cultural studies; ethnic studies; the arts (including acrylic and oil painting, sculpture, or textiles); water policy and hydrolic systems; permaculture, economics of agriculture; toxins and brownfields; community planning, intranational relations. This opportunity is open to those who wish to continue with applied projects that seek to create social change in our community (as a result of work begun in fall 2010 and winter 2011 "Problems to Issues to Policies;" to those begining internship work at the State capitol who seek to expand their experience to public agencies and non-profit institutions; and to those interested in the study of low income populations and legal aid.  American studies, art, communications, community studies, cultural studies, environmental field studies, gender and women's health, history, law and government and public policy leadership Cheri Lucas-Jennings Junior JR Senior SR Spring
Individual Study: Psychology

Mukti Khanna

community studies cultural studies health psychology 

Signature Required: Spring 

  Contract FR - SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day SSpring This opportunities allows students to create their own course of study in the form of an Individual Learning Contract or Internship. Working with the faculty sponsor, individual students or small groups of students design projects or internships and meet regularly with faculty to reflect on their work. Students pursuing individual study or internships in psychology, counseling and health are invited to join this program. Mukti Khanna will sponsor contracts and internships in psychology, counseling, service-learning, expressive arts therapy, cultural studies, ecopsychology and health. While this opportunity is oriented towards sophomores through seniors, freshmen may be admitted if they are applying for an internship or are part of a group project. counseling, education, the health professions, human services, and psychology. Mukti Khanna Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring
Introduction to Public Health

Nancy Anderson

health sociology 

  Program FR - SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Weekend SuSummer The program will provide an introduction to the scope and tools of public health.  Students will work individually and in groups to understand milestones in the history of public health, the basic tools of public health research, and the challenges to successful health promotion projects. The learning community will work in small groups to identify a significant public health problem, develop a health promotion/ intervention, and consider methodology for evaluation of impact.  The program will focus on public health issues in the United States but will also draw on international examples of successful interventions. health professions including public health, social services, and education. Nancy Anderson Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer
Medicinal Botany in Fall: Leaves

Marja Eloheimo

botany environmental studies health 

  Course FR - SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Day FFall In this course, students gain an introduction to botanical, artistic, seasonal, and medicinal dimensions of leaves through exploring their functions and forms; drawing, pressing, and incorporating them into art; maintaining a nature journal of fall plant observations; cultivating plant identification skills in the field; considering harvest and processing of medicinal plants in fall; and discovering medicinal plants for the respiratory system. Activities include lectures, workshops, reading, seminar, and an individual project. This course is appropriate for students with interests in botany, environmental studies, health, and botanical medicine. Marja Eloheimo Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall
Medicinal Botany in Spring: Flowers and Fruit

Marja Eloheimo

botany environmental studies health 

  Course FR - SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Day SSpring In this course, students gain an introduction to botanical, artistic, seasonal, and medicinal dimensions of flowers and fruits through exploring their functions and forms; drawing, pressing, and incorporating them into art; maintaining a nature journal of spring plant observations; cultivating plant identification skills in the field and laboratory; considering harvest and processing of medicinal plants in spring; and discovering medicinal plants for the first aid and the digestive system.  Activities include lectures, workshops, reading, seminar, and an individual project.  This course is appropriate for students with interests in botany, environmental studies, health, and botanical medicine. Marja Eloheimo Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring
Medicinal Botany in Winter: Stems and Roots

Marja Eloheimo

botany environmental studies health 

  Course FR - SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Day WWinter In this course, students gain an introduction to botanical, artistic, seasonal, and medicinal dimensions of stems and roots through exploring their functions and forms; drawing, and incorporating them into art (specifically basketweaving); maintaining a nature journal of winter plant observations; cultivating winter plant identification skills; considering a place for botanical medicine in home and kitchen; and discovering medicinal plants for the urinary and nervous systems.  Activities include lectures, workshops, reading, seminar, and an individual project.  This course is appropriate for students with interests in botany, environmental studies, health, and botanical medicine. Marja Eloheimo Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter
Mind-Body Medicine

Mukti Khanna and Joanna Cashman

consciousness studies cultural studies health psychology 

Signature Required: Winter 

  Program FR - SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day FFall WWinter Mind-body medicine is an interdisciplinary field focusing on the applications of sociocultural, psychosocial, somatic and behavioral knowledge relevant to health and wellness. Fall quarter will explore historical foundations of mind-body medicine from diverse cultural perspectives. We will look at how mind-body medicine is being integrated into health care in disease prevention, health promotion, treatment and rehabilitation settings. Applied skills training will focus on energy psychology, qigong, expressive arts therapy, somatic practices, communication skills and mindfulness in psychotherapy. Questions to be explored include "What practices are emerging at the creative edge of health care?" and "How are healthcare providers preparing themselves to work in an integrated healthcare system?" The program will include a variety of approaches to learning including seminar, theoretical assessments, open space learning formats, guest speakers, dialogue and extended workshops. Students will be supported in developing practices based on the principles of mind-body medicine. Students will work with faculty to develop a Cocreative Learning Plan for winter quarter and write a proposal for either a project study or internship to be implemented in winter quarter. Winter quarter will allow students to implement their own Cocreative Learning Plans with program modules and individual project or internship studies. Students can take up to 4-16 credits of project or internship studies through the program in winter quarter. Modules in seminar readings and continuing skills training will be offered for 4 credits each within the program for students who choose to integrate this focus in their winter program work. Student project and internship work will be presented in a symposium at the end of the program. counseling, health, health care practice, psychology, and social and human services. Mukti Khanna Joanna Cashman Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall
Mind-Body Medicine

Mukti Khanna

health psychology 

  Course FR - SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Weekend SuSummer Mind-Body Medicine focuses on the applications of sociocultural, psychosocial, and behavioral knowledge relevant to health and wellness.  The course will explore historical foundations of mind-body medicine in addition to clinical practices including energy psychology, qigong, expressive arts therapy, somatic practices and mindfulness.  Questions to be explored include "What practices are emerging at the creative edge of healthcare?" and "How are healthcare providers preparing themselves to work in an integrative healthcare system?" health, psychology, alternative and complementary medicine Mukti Khanna Fri Sat Sun Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer
Movement and Mindfulness

Rebecca Chamberlain and Cindy Beck

consciousness studies health literature outdoor leadership and education writing 

  Program FR - SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Evening FFall WWinter What can we do to achieve healthy bodies, minds, and spirits, sometimes referred to as being in the “flow”? In this intensive two-quarter program, students will broaden their ability to recognize healthy behaviors that integrate body, mind, and spirit as we develop our connection to the natural world. During fall quarter we will study kinesiology, exercise physiology, and Pilates while developing a regular practice of yoga and meditation. We will study a variety of topics that give us clues about how our bodies’ healing processes work, from science and medicine to meditation, consciousness-studies, and wisdom literature. Through physical activity, writing, journaling, and critical reflection, we will learn how the body moves, how to maximize various physiological processes, and how to integrate our interior lives and imaginative processes with outer experience, healthy practices, and our relationships to the natural world. During winter quarter we will develop our understanding of our body’s health, fitness, and nutrition as we begin to train ourselves as athletes, develop basic wilderness skills, and study sustainability, environmental literature, and practices of meditation, pilgrimage, and engagement with the natural world. We will add strength training to our practice of yoga, meditation, pilates, and outdoor education. As we continue to develop an understanding of sports nutrition and to appreciate the delicate balance of our body’s internal environment, we will explore food as fuel, as well as its historic and symbolic roles. We'll investigate where food comes from, ethno-botany, various practices and rituals around food gathering and preparation, and food for backpacking. We will accommodate different fitness levels as we test and track our progress. Field-work will include day trips to the Olympics or Mt. Rainier for winter hiking or snowshoeing. health and wellness, literature, writing, consciousness studies, and environmental and outdoor education. Rebecca Chamberlain Cindy Beck Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall
Multicultural Counseling: An Innovative Model

Heesoon Jun

communications consciousness studies cultural studies gender and women's studies health psychology 

Signature Required: Fall 

  Program SR ONLYSenior Only 16 16 Day FFall WWinter SSpring This program will allow students to examine the efficacy of existing psychological counseling paradigms and techniques for a diverse population. One of the program goals will be to increase the students' multicultural counseling competency through transformative, non-hierarchical and non-dichotomous approaches to learning. We will use a wide range of instructional strategies, such as lectures, workshops, films, seminars, role-playing, group discussions, videotaping, field trips, guest lectures and internship case studies. During fall quarter, students will learn at least seven personality theories and counseling skills based on these theories. In winter quarter, students will learn to incorporate scientific inquiry into clinical inquiry and will learn abnormal psychology and its effectiveness with multicultural populations. In spring quarter, students will learn ethics in helping professions. Consciousness studies, psychological research interpretation, studies in internalized oppression/privilege and systematic oppression/privilege, multicultural counseling theories and practice, and social justice and equity will be emphasized throughout the year. In both winter and spring quarters, students will be required to complete internships of 10 hours per week in local counseling/mental health settings, providing opportunities to apply their classroom learning in a practical setting. allopathic and complementary medince, ethics in the helping professions,multicultural counseling theory and skill building,  personality theories, psychological counseling, psychological research interpretation, psychology (abnormal, clinical, developmental), studies of oppression and power, social work, and school counselling. Heesoon Jun Senior SR Fall

Cindy Beck


  Course FR - SRFreshmen - Senior 6 06 Evening SSpring Americans daily face conflicting information related to health and nutrition. Students will analyze the many issues consumers face when purchasing food while investigating how diet and lifestyle impact health and learning about the role of major nutrients and phytonutrients. Different dietary philosophies will be discussed as well as the political and financial influence of food. Students will maintain and learn to analyze personal diet diaries as a tool to understand class material. Cindy Beck Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring
Personality Theories and Counseling Techniques

Kelly Brown

health psychology 

  Program FR - SRFreshmen - Senior 4, 8 04 08 Day SuSummer Students will develop an understanding of the major theories of personality and the counseling techniques that are used in treatment. During the first half of the program, students will explore ideas which look at what accounts for individual differences among people, why people might act in the ways in which they do, and why they might change. In the second half, students will learn counseling skills and techniques. Students will be able to apply their knowledge of various theories and techniques to case examples and other real-life scenarios. Students may attend either the first half, the second half, or both. psychology, social work Kelly Brown Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer
Social Work in Action

Leslie Johnson

business and management health psychology 

  Program FR - SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening SuSummer This program is designed to help you explore the broad scope of social work as a profession in medical settings; mental health and non-profits; and local, state, and federal governments.  You will gain a clear understanding of the origins of social work in social change and the unique strengths perspective of social work practice.  Students will complete readings exploring the history and impact of social work in action as well as the spirit that drives it. Students will also learn how to develop an idea for social change into a working proposal. social work and the many areas of concentration in which social work is practiced such as medical settings, schools, businesses, non-profits, and government. Leslie Johnson Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer
Student Originated Studies: Community Based Learning, Practice and Theory

Peter Bohmer

African American studies American studies anthropology community studies cultural studies economics education gender and women's studies government health history international studies law and government policy law and public policy leadership studies media studies political science sociology 

Signature Required: Fall 

  SOS SO - SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day FFall This is an opportunity for serious, responsible and self-motivated students to create their own courses of study and research which should include working with the broader community. Prior to the beginning of the quarter, interested students or student groups need to consult with the faculty about their proposed projects. The faculty sponsor will support student research, learning and practice in a cluster of areas linking economic justice and global justice with local, national and global social movements. There will be especially strong support for students developing projects that are connected to local communities, groups and organizations. Although students will register for this program, you will be primarily doing independent study and/or an internship. I will host this Student Originated Studies (SOS) through Evergreen's Center for Community Base Learning and Action (CCBLA). The CCBLA will serve as the center and support for this study-for learning about, engaging with and contributing to community life in the region. Students, through individual or group projects, will be able to link with social movements, non-profits, community groups, and economic and social justice organizations that focus on the issues listed above. I have substantial knowledge of and experience with local organizations, and experience working with students across the curriculum who are interested in learning through community based research, learning and activism. So does the CCBLA! We will meet weekly, either as the entire group or as subgroups interning at similar organizations or studying similar issues. At these meetings, there will be relevant presentations and workshops as well as time for problem-solving and sharing learning and experiences. During week 10, each student will make a presentation to the entire group on what he or she havs learned. anarchism, anti-poverty, anti-racism, anti-war, building social movements, community or youth organizing, community development, economic justice, education, healthcare, homelessness and affordable housing, immigrant rights, international solidarity, labor, Latin American studies and solidarity, law, Marxism, political economy, popular economics, popular education, public policy, sociology, and unemployment. Peter Bohmer Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall
Undergraduate Research: Endocrine Disrupters

Maria Bastaki

biology environmental studies health 

Signature Required: Summer

  Research JR - SRJunior - Senior V V Day SuSummer This learning opportunity allows advanced students to participate in laboratory-based research on the activity of chemicals suspected to alter the synthesis or action of endogenous estrogen. The position requires laboratory aptitude and skills with cell biology and biochemistry assays. The work involves cell culture and requires strict asceptic conditions and excellent asceptic technique. Familiarity with handling plasmid DNA and molecular biology techniques is strongly desired. May involve supervised use of low concentrations of radiolabeled reagents. Spectrophotometer use, TLC, and other basic lab techniques are also included. There are also options for non-laboratory research. These require both strong research skills using literature and online resources and the ability to analyze data using Excel spreadsheets. biology, health science Maria Bastaki Junior JR Senior SR Summer
Undergraduate Research in Environmental Studies with L. Nelson

Lin Nelson

community studies environmental studies health 

Signature Required: Fall Winter Spring 

  Research JR - SRJunior - Senior V V Day FFall WWinter SSpring Lin Nelson Junior JR Senior SR Fall
Undergraduate Research in Scientific Inquiry with M. Bastaki

Maria Bastaki

environmental studies health physiology 

Signature Required: Fall Winter Spring 

  Research JR - SRJunior - Senior V V Day FFall WWinter SSpring Maria Bastaki Junior JR Senior SR Fall
With Liberty and Justice for Whom?

Barbara Laners, Arlen Speights, Erin Ceragioli, Anthony Zaragoza, Dorothy Anderson, Mingxia Li, Artee Young, Paul McCreary, Tyrus Smith, Gilda Sheppard and Peter Bacho

biology community studies ecology education environmental studies health history law and public policy leadership studies mathematics media studies political science sociology sustainability studies writing 

  Program JR - SRJunior - Senior 16 16 Day FFall WWinter SSpring The faculty and students will embark upon a thorough study of the origins and current status of justice in American society. From an interdisciplinary perspective, we will consider various definitions and theories of justice, review the way justice is carried out in different settings and historical periods and examine the possibility of achieving truly just social institutions. Topics to be considered include: social and environmental justice, just political and economic systems, criminal justice, just healthcare and educational access, representations of justice in media, as well as concepts of equity, fairness and equality. By the end of the academic year we will be able to offer concrete recommendations as to the steps necessary to achieve justice for all in our society. The theme for quarter is . We will lay the foundation for the rest of the year, both substantively and in terms of the tools necessary to operate effectively in the learning community. We will explore the concept of justice as it is explicated in theory, history and practice. The concept will be analyzed from both the perspectives of the legal system and moral teachings. In seminars, we will read and analyze texts dealing with issues that have historically raised questions of whether justice was achieved. Students will examine their personal experiences with justice issues by constructing an autobiographical memoir. Our work will be supplemented with a series of courses designed to assure literacy with words, numbers and images. Students will have the opportunity to hone their skills in critical reasoning, research and the use of multimedia and computers. quarter's theme is . We will look at specific contemporary societal issues in justice viewed from a variety of institutional perspectives, most notably justice in education, health care, law, science, government and politics. Students will investigate specific justice issues of interest with the purpose of identifying a particular problem, defining its dimensions, determining its causes and establishing action plans for its remedy. In the , the theme will progress to This final quarter will be devoted to the design and implementation of projects aimed at addressing the issues of injustice identified in the winter quarter. Seminar groups will combine their efforts to undertake actual programs aimed at assisting the community in righting a current injustice or providing greater justice for the community. The projects may take the form of educational events, publications, multimedia presentations or art installations, to help the community find higher levels of justice. Courses will assist in the successful implementation and evaluation of the student group activities. advocacy, art and art history, bioethics, biology, community development, counseling, critical thinking, composition, education, environmental science, history, law and public policy, literature, mathematics and statistics, multimedia and arts production, organizational leadership, political economy, public administration, public health, research methodology, quantitative reasoning, social sciences, social work, and sustainability. Barbara Laners Arlen Speights Erin Ceragioli Anthony Zaragoza Dorothy Anderson Mingxia Li Artee Young Paul McCreary Tyrus Smith Gilda Sheppard Peter Bacho Junior JR Senior SR Fall