2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Gateways: Writing Imprisonment, Writing Freedom

Summer quarter

Faculty: Chico Herbison African American studies, American studies

Fields of Study: cultural studies, education and writing

Summer: CRN (Credit) Level 40054 (12) So - Sr Full Session; 40055 (6) So - Sr Full Session; 40439 (12) Full Session; 40440 (6) Full Session  Signature Required In addition, students must pass a background check in order to work with incarcerated youth.  

Credits: 6, 12(Su)

Class Standing: Sophomore - Senior

Offered During: Day


Gateways offers Evergreen students the opportunity to be peer learners with incarcerated young men in a medium/maximum-security institution. Through co-facilitated workshops, discussion, faculty presentations, and film screenings, students will explore—primarily through reading and writing creative literature—issues of race/ethnicity, class, gender, power, and the many meanings of imprisonment and freedom in U.S. history and society. Guided by the theories and practices of popular education, Evergreen students and incarcerated youth will collaborate on a variety of projects as they sharpen their critical thinking, reading, and writing skills.

Students may register for either 6 or 12 credits, but must commit to the full 10 weeks of class. Program demands will be adjusted according to the number of credits for which students are registered: if 6, students will visit Green Hill on Wednesdays; if 12 credits, students will visit  Green Hill on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Maximum Enrollment: 20

Advertised Schedule: 10a-5p Tue/Wed/Thu

Off Campus Location: Green Hill (in Chehalis, WA) is a medium/maximum security fenced facility for male juvenile offenders.

Required Fees: $75 for weekly travel to Green Hill

Preparatory for studies or careers in: education, the humanities, writing, law, juvenile justice, social work,  community work

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: No Required Online Learning

Books: www.tescbookstore.com

Program Revisions

Date Revision
March 9th, 2011 Revised description following closure of Maple Lane facility.