2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Student Originated Studies: Projects in Literature, Philosophy, and Creative Writing

Fall quarter

Faculty: Marianne Bailey foreign languages and literature

Fields of Study: language studies, literature, philosophy and writing

Fall: CRN (Credit) Level 10374 (1-16) So - Sr  Signature Required Students must submit a one-page summary for their individual study project of goals, reading list, and intended final product. Interested students should contact Marianne Bailey via email to schedule an appointment.  

Credits: 16(F)

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

Class Standing: Sophomore - Senior

Offered During: Day

Prerequisites: Students need not have extensive experience in a chosen field of work, but they must have sound writing skills and the willingness to accept and apply critiques of their process and work.


This program supports students doing individual creative and research projects. Students will enroll for SOS, then design their quarter-long, contract-style work plans using input from the faculty member. In the first week of the program, each student will prepare a project proposal, and then complete that project during the quarter. The program will have weekly class sessions where students will report on their progress, share work-in-progress, conduct peer reviews, get advice and guidance. Students must attend and participate in these sessions. Students will maintain and submit a process portfolio and reading journal. We will have in-class student readings of their work at the end of the quarter.

The weekly meeting is intended to provide a sense of community and support to students. All other contract obligations will be worked out individually with the faculty member.

The faculty member has particular expertise in the following topics: French, Francophone Caribbean, African and Canadian literature, German philosophy and literature, studies in symbology, ritual, mythology and comparative religions.

Maximum Enrollment: 25

Preparatory for studies or careers in: writing, languages, literature, philosophy, and teaching.

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: No Required Online Learning

Books: www.tescbookstore.com

Program Revisions

Date Revision
May 14th, 2010 New program added.