2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Community Connections: Living and Learning At Evergreen

Fall quarter

Faculty: Elizabeth Williamson English literature, theater studies

Fall: CRN (Credit) Level 10242 (2) Fr; 10288 (2) So - Sr  Students may register for this course after their time ticket opens during regular registration.

Credits: 2(F)

Class Standing: Freshmen ONLYFreshmen Only; 100% of the seats are reserved for freshmenFreshmen - Freshmen

Offered During: Day


This two-credit course is designed to be taken in addition to another program; it will provide you with extra academic support, but should not interfere with the schedule of your 16-credit program.

One of the most important things Evergreen can teach you is how to take responsibility for your own education. Community Connections is designed to facilitate the transition to college, and to Evergreen in particular, by helping first year students identify pathways for self-directed learning. This set of goals will be framed by the idea that every Evergreen student participates in multiple circles of community, both at the College and in the broader Olympia area, and that these circles of community are what sustain adventurous educational endeavors. 

Each student will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a peer mentor on a regular basis; these sessions, along with weekly group meetings, will help the student begin to address his or her particular learning needs. Students will also be invited to participate in various community-based learning activities. The primary focus, however, will be on identifying the student’s individual strengths and interests. This work will culminate in a detailed educational map, outlining the student’s academic aspirations. For some students, this will mean finding out how to pursue a career path at a non-traditional college; for others, it will mean articulating a broad set of principles. All students must turn in an educational map in order to earn full credit in this course.

This course includes required sessions during Orientation Week. Class meetings during fall quarter will consist of a 2-hour block on Wednesday afternoons. Check the class schedules website for full details or contact Elizabeth Williamson at williame@evergreen.edu.

Transfer students are welcome to enroll; please contact Elizabeth Williamson at williame@evergreen.edu for details.

Maximum Enrollment: 75

Preparatory for studies or careers in: the liberal arts.

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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