2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Individual Study/Internships: Business, Management, Non-Profits, Seaport & Maritime Studies, International Trade

Fall quarter

Faculty: John Filmer organizational and business management

Fields of Study: business and management, economics and maritime studies

Fall: Signature Required Students should provide a short paragraph of professional goals and how this will build on their basic preparation. Call (360) 867-6159 for an appointment.  

Credits: 16(F)

Variable Credit Options: 8-, 12-, or 16-credit options available.

Class Standing: Sophomore - Senior

Offered During: Day

Prerequisites: basic course work in preparation for this course of study.


This is not a course!  There is no classroom!

Individual Learning Contracts require students to take full responsibility for their learning, including a bibliography, the design of the syllabus, and learning schedule. The faculty sponsor merely acts as an educational manager and not as a tutor.Individual Learning Contracts traditionally offer students an opportunity to do advanced study in areas that are not usually possible through regular programs or courses at Evergreen and in which they already have established skills and/or background. Internships provide a different opportunity to apply prior learning but in this case, with the intent of developing applicational skills and people skills rather than focusing solely on advanced study or research.

John welcomes the opportunity to work with students interested in maritime studies including history, geography, sociology, literature and navigation and the technology of sailing vessels. He also can prove of great value to students interested in business and non-profit development, organizational management, project management, international business, financial analysis, international trade, maritime commerce, economics, intermodal transportation and seaport management. John also sponsors business and non-profit internships, legislative internships and internships with state and federal government agencies, port authorities, maritime and merchant marine firms, freight forwarders and other private sector organizations, including banks and financial houses.

Maximum Enrollment: 20

Internship Possibilities: With faculty approval.

Preparatory for studies or careers in: agency administration, business, economics, leadership,  management, maritime and seaport studies, and U.S. history.

Campus Location: Olympia

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