2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Therapy Through the Arts

Summer quarter

Faculty: Gilda Sheppard sociology, cultural and media studies, Carl Waluconis

Fields of Study: psychology and visual arts

Summer: CRN (Credit) Level 40134 (16) Full Session; 40135 (8) First Session; 40136 (16) Full Session; 40137 (8) First Session; 40160 (8) Second Session; 40161 (8) Second Session  

Credits: 8, 16(Su)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Day and Evening


The course explores the role that movement, visual art, music, writing, and media play in problem-solving and the resolution of internalized fear, conflicts, or blocks.  Through hands-on activities, field trips, readings films/video, writing, and guest speakers, students discover sources of imagery as tools to awaken creative problem solving from two perspectives: creator and viewer.  Students interested in human services, media, and education will find this course engaging.  There are no prerequisite art classes or training required, and students can enroll in the course a second time. (Equivalencies and content will be enhanced for returning students.)

Students may attend either day or evening sessions. 

  • To register for daytime classes, use the following CRNs: 40134 (full session), 40135 (first session only), 40160 (second session only).
  • To register for evening classes, use the following CRNs: 40136 (full session), 40137 (first session only), 40161 (second session only).

Maximum Enrollment: 50

Advertised Schedule: Day students 9a-1p or Night students 5p-9p Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu at Tacoma

Campus Location: Tacoma

Online Learning: No Required Online Learning

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