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Title   Offering Standing Credits Credits When F W S Su Description Preparatory Faculty Days Multiple Standings Start Quarters Open Quarters
Lester Krupp and Lori Blewett
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 12 12 Evening and Weekend S 12Spring This program will explore the role of power and authority in learning both inside and outside the classroom. We will look closely at the enactment of authority with particular attention to how communication and conflict patterns affect the experiences of children, teachers, parents, and administrators. How do individual persona and institutionalized identity intersect with systems of discipline and authority? How do communication practices shape power dynamics and influence learning? How can educators create collaborative learning environments in competitive contexts? How are classroom interactions linked to social relationships and expectations of society as a whole?Drawing upon published sources, students’ past educational experiences, and an examination of ongoing interactions and systemic challenges, students will investigate classroom practices that deepen interpersonal connections, define authority in developmentally healthy ways, and contribute to the formation of community.For a portion of the program, students will choose between three curricular options. One option will allow students to earn credits that may meet requirements for certain Washington State teaching endorsements. Students who choose this option will earn credits in one of the following areas: children’s literature, adolescent literature, multicultural literature, language skills/structure, civics, or Pacific Northwest History. (Please note that only those subjects with a minimum level of student interest will be offered.) As an alternative option, students can participate in a supervised group research project related to core themes of the program. The third option will be a field placement working in a local school.  Each option will constitute a four-credit portion of the work for the program.This program will serve the needs of any student who is preparing for a career in education, as well as any student interested in thinking about communication and power in relation to learning. Lester Krupp Lori Blewett Wed Sat Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Lori Blewett and Trevor Griffey
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter Persuasive efforts have shaped American history. The past is full of moments when individual women and men have been persuaded by others to act for a common cause, sometimes at great personal sacrifice. In this program, the ideological mechanism of persuasion, in both public and private discourse, will be the primary lens through which we analyze American history. What persuasive strategies were employed by historic social change advocates? Why were some strategies more successful than others? To help answer these questions, we will read texts that draw upon communication studies, American history, cultural studies, political economy, and social change theory. Students will also conduct their own investigations using a variety of analytical tools to examine primary historical documents including speeches, letters, news articles, advertisements, and other artifacts of persuasion. In order to foster students' capacity to engage in public debate and enhance their rhetorical skills, we will experiment with communicating in a variety of public media. In addition to writing traditional papers, students will report on their research in the form of group radio and television programs, oral presentations, and electronic news articles. Training in essential skills associated with these forms of communication will be spread throughout both quarters. In the winter, students will have the opportunity to conduct oral history interviews with contemporary social activists. Since rhetoric alone is rarely the impetus for social change, we will ground our investigations in the material history of competing social, economic, and political forces. We will study a wide range of social change efforts from across the political spectrum in order to better understand the evolution of U.S. history and its influence on current ideological conflicts and relations of power. We will give special attention to the role of the media in shaping public debate: from social movement broadsheets such as William Lloyd Garrison's to the work of muckraking journalists like Ida Tarbell, up through the present influence of corporate media and do-it-yourself blogs. Because of the media's ability to amplify, minimize, redirect, and even spark social activism, and because of the media's essential role in democratic decision-making, media history and political economy will be key elements in our investigations. communication, history, politics, rhetoric, social movement studies, journalism, and social advocacy. Lori Blewett Trevor Griffey Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
John Filmer and Neil Delisanti
  Program FR–SOFreshmen - Sophomore 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter Organizations, fail or succeed according to their ability to adapt to fluid legal, cultural, political and economic realities. Strong, competent management leads to strong successful organizations. This program will explore the essentials of for-profit and non-profit business development through the study of classical economics, economic development and basic business principles. Critical reasoning will be taught to facilitate an understanding of economics and its application to the business environment. You will be introduced to the tools, skills and concepts you need to develop strategies for navigating your organization in an ever-changing environment.Management is a highly interdisciplinary profession where generalized, connected knowledge plays a critical role. Knowledge of the liberal arts/humanities or of technological advances may be as vital as skill development in finance, law, organizational dynamics or the latest management theory. As an effective leader/manager you must develop the ability to read, comprehend, contextualize and interpret the flow of events impacting your organization. Communication skills, critical reasoning, quantitative analysis and the ability to research, sort out, comprehend and digest voluminous amounts of material separate the far-thinking and effective organizational leader/manager from the pedestrian administrator. Fall quarter will focus on these basic skills in preparation for projects and research during the winter. During winter quarter, you will engage in discussions with practitioners in businesses and various other private sector and government organizations. You will be actively involved in research and project work with some of these organizations and it will provide an opportunity to investigate and design exciting  internships for the spring quarter. Class work both quarters will include lectures, book seminars, projects, case studies and field trips. Texts will include by Thomas Zimmerer by Thomas Sowell, by M. Neil Browne and Stuart Keeley, and by John A. Tracy. Evergreen's management graduates enjoy a reputation for integrity and for being bold and creative in their approaches to problem solving, mindful of the public interest and attentive to their responsibilities toward the environment and their employees, volunteers, customers, stockholders, stakeholders, and neighbors. Expect to read a lot, study hard and be challenged to think clearly, logically and often. Your competence as a manager is in the balance. business, non-profit management, and economics. John Filmer Neil Delisanti Mon Wed Fri Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Fall Fall
Tom Maddox
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter Storytelling has changed in extraordinary ways during the thousands of years separating preliterate tellers and singers of tales from contemporary novelists, graphic artists, or filmmakers. However, in all their work we can recognize the elements and structures of . This program is for students who want to understand these elements in order to make better stories, and who want to develop a deep, practical understanding of the structures that govern forms such as film, television, and the short story. Primarily, they will learn the grammar and practice of storywriting by examining the works of masters and attempt to apply this knowledge in their own work. Students who want to tell stories are welcome, whatever their chosen expressive mode--prose, poetry, graphics, film, television, videogame script, or any other genre or mix of media. Movies and television are media that pose unique challenges and opportunities regarding story and dramatization; they are also the dominant media of our time. They are inherently collaborative and demand specialized talents and skills from a writer, who must work within limits imposed by time, space, money, and the myriad complexities of production, as well as the formulaic expectations that have come to govern the 50-minute television drama or 22-minute comedy and the 120-minute film. Thus we will spend considerable time examining how screenplays work and discovering the conventions governing them.We will also pay attention to short stories, perhaps the most demanding story form, in order to learn from its masters how to combine economy of expression with great power. Authors will most likely include Anton Chekhov, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Flannery O'Connor, Alice Munro, and Raymond Carver.Students will begin the quarter by describing a storytelling project they want to complete; then, in consultation with the faculty, they will write a project proposal detailing their goals. The projects will be the core and driving force of student work. As the quarter progresses, students also submit work in progress for ongoing critique and guidance. At the end of the quarter, they will present their finished project for group review and response.Every week students will read stories and view films or television episodes. They will also participate in weekly film and story seminars, where they will respond to the week's viewing and reading. In weekly story workshops, they will submit their work for group critique and do a series of workshop exercises. Finally, every week will end with meetings of the SIGs (special interest groups). These small groups will be defined, organized, and run by the students. This is the part of the program where students are free to define their own topic and pursue it according to their own needs. As examples, these might include short fiction, situation comedies, hard-boiled detective fiction, or graphic novels. writing, screenplay writing, American film, theory of fiction, and literary studies. Tom Maddox Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Walter Grodzik
Signature Required: Winter 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter Individual study offers individual and groups of students the opportunity to develop self-direction, to learn how to manage a personal project, to focus on unique combinations of subjects, and to pursue original interdisciplinary projects without the constraints of an external structure. Individual and groups of students interested in a self-directed project, research or internships in Queer Studies or the Performing and Visual Arts should contact the faculty by email at Walter Grodzik Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Diego de Acosta
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter This two-quarter program explores the fascinating world of languages.  What do you know when you know a language?  How do you get that knowledge?  Are there properties that all languages share?  How do languages change over time?  Why are half of the world's languages now under threat of extinction?  How are communities held together or torn apart by the languages they speak?  How does the way we classify the world through words circumscribe our relationships with others? We will consider these questions and others through the lens of linguistics.  Topics to be examined include:  phonetics and phonology, language change, the history of English and English dialects, language and gender, orality and literacy, wordplay, and swearing.  We will look at well-known languages and lesser-known languages and discover why they matter in our lives today.  Through the course of the program students will learn a variety of conceptual and empirical techniques, from analyzing speech sounds to interpreting the rationale behind current language policy. This program will be an intensive examination of topics requiring a significant amount of reading as well as regular problem sets and essays.  You will be expected to spend at least 40 hours per week on the program. linguistics, communication, and education. Diego de Acosta Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Diego de Acosta
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring What do you know when you know a language, and how do you get that knowledge? Are there properties that all languages share? How do languages change over time? Why are half of the world’s languages now under threat of extinction? How are communities held together or torn apart by the languages they speak?This one-quarter program explores the fascinating world of languages through the lens of linguistics. Topics for the quarter include: the structure of languages (phonology, morphology, and syntax); the history of English and English dialects; language attitudes and language policy in monolingual and multilingual communities; and methods for documenting languages. We will look at well-known languages and lesser-known languages and discover why they matter in our lives today. Through the course of the program, we will develop a variety of conceptual and empirical techniques, from analyzing speech sounds to interpreting the rationale behind current language legislation. This program will be an intensive examination of topics requiring a significant amount of reading as well as regular problem sets and essays. Students who took in fall-winter may not enroll in this program. Diego de Acosta Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Yvonne Peterson and Gary Peterson
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter S 12Spring This program will prepare learners to work effectively in institutions that have historically viewed Indians and their cultures as deficient and tried to force them into the mainstream. Learners will research the laws and policies of Indian Education and Indian Child Welfare from treaty time to present and select a topic for in depth coverage. Learners will learn techniques of "River of Culture Moments" to apply to documentary and interactive timelines. The learner-centered environment will provide an opportunity for students to be exposed to research methods, ethnographic research and interviewing techniques, writing workshops, computer literacy, library workshops, educational technology, and to learn how to develop inquiry-based curriculum. Individual research projects will pay special attention to "storymaking" by looking at Indian individuals attempting to make a difference in times of political encounters with laws meant to destroy Indian culture. Ethnographic studies will include historical and political implications of encounters, and cross-cultural communication. Learners will explore Native American perspectives and look at issues that are particularly relevant to Indigenous people of the United States. Learners will meet and learn from Indian educators and social workers, attend thematic conferences on the topic, and may travel to several Indian reservations. They will explore personal culture and identity through writing and recording their own cultural framework. Spring quarter will include an option for an in-program internship. Transferable cross-cultural and identity skills will be emphasized. Students will examine their own identity, values and life histories as a basis for understanding what they bring to a cross-cultural encounter and how it affects their practice as social workers and educators. social work, K-12 education, tribal administration, social sicences, multicultural studies and human services. Yvonne Peterson Gary Peterson Mon Thu Fri Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Andrea Gullickson
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring Martha Graham What role do performances play for the performer? For the audience?Performances are often structured as culminating events to an intensive period of study with a primary purpose of offering an opportunity for individuals or groups to publicly demonstrate skills developed and knowledge attained. This program is designed to provide students an opportunity to challenge the notion of performance being solely a public display of skill and knowledge. We will explore the role of performance as part of the learning process. We will consider the many opportunities for personal growth as well as the possibilities for significant social impact that performance opportunities provide.Performances types to be explored will include speeches, presentations and stage productions of all kinds but our main focus will be on music recitals and concerts. We will examine the process of performance from its preparatory stages to its aftermath, and will address the psychological and physiological components that are present. We will consider the paradoxical role of ego throughout the process, the importance of mastery of craft, the physical and mental stamina demands, and the critical role of intentionality. We will also examine performance as a powerful tool for social change as well as personal growth. As a central component to our work, students will be asked to regularly consider and deconstruct the social pressures and human tendencies to seek qualities and find measures for the purpose of identifying ourselves or our group as superior to others. We will contrast this perspective with an examination of powerful performances that emphasize connections across perceived boundaries. We will explore how these performances communicated ideas that significantly impacted the direction of social and political movements throughout the 20 and into the 21 century. Our work throughout the quarter will include exploration of a variety of learning theories, skill building workshops, academic/reflective/reflexive writing activities, examination of approaches to physical and mental conditioning, ensemble coaching and performance workshops. Regular performance opportunities throughout the program will give students the opportunity to experience all of this from the inside as we continue to emphasize the value of considering each performance as an important step in the learning process rather than as the end game. Through each of the course activities as well as course readings, students will be offered the opportunity to (further) develop their awareness of the possibilities for personal growth through regular and thoughtful consideration of what connects us as humans. Andrea Gullickson Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Steve Davis
Signature Required: Spring 
  SOS JR–SRJunior - Senior 16 16 Day and Evening S 12Spring This is an intentionally small, full time program intended for advanced and motivated photography students.  Class sessions are expected to include workshops, lectures, field trips, and above all, rigorous critiques.  Students will be expected to write and present at least one indepth research paper, present in-process work regularly, and finally, create a finished body of work, publicly exhibited. photography, art Steve Davis Tue Thu Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Lori Blewett
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening and Weekend Su 12Summer Session I This weekend-intensive course focuses on the fundamentals of public speaking. It is aimed at enhancing students' confidence and ability regardless of their current level of experience. Students will learn to control speech anxiety, compose persuasive and informative speeches, use visual aids appropriately, and develop performance skills for effective public presentations. All students will receive individualized feedback and coaching. Lori Blewett Mon Sat Sun Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Sally Cloninger
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring This program is designed primarily for students interested in exploring visual literacy, television production, performance and media criticism. Students will be introduced to both media deconstruction and media production skills through a series of lecture/screenings, workshops and design problems that focus primarily on collaborative multi-camera studio production. No prior media production experience is required. We will take a critical, performative and historical approach as we examine and even emulate the production style and lessons from the early history of 20th century live television. Students will be expected to perform in front of as well as behind the camera and will explore the logistics and aesthetics of multi-camera direction and design. We will investigate the aesthetics and implications of live performance and multi-camera production for new media as well. This program will also examine the politics of representation, i.e., who gets the camera, who appears on the screen, and who has the power. Therefore, students who choose to enroll should be vitally and sincerely interested in the issues and ideas concerning the representation of gender, race, ethnicity, class and sexual orientation in the media. Activities will include training in the CCAM, a multi-camera TV studio facility, instruction in basic performance and writing for television, and a survey of visual design principles. In addition to a series of studio exercises, students will complete a collaborative final project that combines media analysis, research, performance and production about broadcast content and ideology. media arts, humanities, social sciences and mass communications. Sally Cloninger Wed Thu Fri Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Artee Young, Frances Solomon, Arlen Speights, Barbara Laners, Erin Ceragioli, Dorothy Anderson, Peter Bacho, Lin Nelson, Tyrus Smith, Gilda Sheppard and Paul McCreary
  Program JR–SRJunior - Senior 16 16 Day and Evening F 11 Fall W 12Winter S 12Spring This year's program is designed to help students discover new understandings of leadership and the various issues associated with effective leadership. We will focus on individual and community capacity building and the role that humanities, social sciences, mathematics, science, media and technological illiteracies play in informing our understandings of the world around us. A major emphasis of this program will be the examination of internal and external factors that influence one's ability to access, overcome and excel in spite of personal and institutional barriers. The expectation is that students will be able to demonstrate understanding, action and leadership in their areas of interest. This program takes a holistic approach to systemic change at the community level. For example, one area we will address is that of math, science and writing phobia. Communities need citizens who can advocate for their children, parents who can navigate and understand the law and caregivers and teachers who can assist our youth in understanding subject matter presented to them in the classrooms. Evergreen students who anticipate careers in education will be provided with a solid grounding in the humanities, science and math. This grounding will allow them to obtain endorsements for further studies in education and prerequisites for graduate school. Students will also have an opportunity to work with an award winning and nationally recognized after school youth program. During quarter, students will study historical notions of leadership, leadership theories, leadership styles and contemporary views of leaders and followers. Students will also focus on their personal experiences and the world around them in order to understand those inner and external factors that have limited or encouraged them to achieve, take on leadership roles and civic engagement. During quarter, based upon work done in the fall, students will identify, develop and explore models of educational leadership that have led to capacity building and systemic change. Students will enhance their knowledge of contemporary leadership theory and work actively toward the application of leadership principles through collaborative research projects. In quarter, students will bridge the gap between theory and practice. To that end, they will utilize a variety of expansive methods, from writing to media, in order to demonstrate and communicate their perceptions and findings to a wider audience. Students will present their collaborative research projects publicly. The information presented will be directed toward benefiting individual and community capacity as well as communicating a wider understanding of their findings to enhance their own lives, the lives of those in their community, and the world that we all share. community development, organizational development, law and public policy, education, social and human services, public administration, communication and media arts, environmental studies and public health. Artee Young Frances Solomon Arlen Speights Barbara Laners Erin Ceragioli Dorothy Anderson Peter Bacho Lin Nelson Tyrus Smith Gilda Sheppard Paul McCreary Mon Tue Wed Thu Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Thuy Vu
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Weekend F 11 Fall W 12Winter S 12Spring Social enterprises, commonly known as non-profit organizations, are growth engines for social transformation and community building. This program aims to develop business competencies to operate social enterprises in a manner that is economically, financially, and socially sustainable. Specifically, the program will focus on organizational and financial development in fall quarter, moving to human resource management and quantitative business analysis in winter, and covering communications, marketing, and international business competencies in spring.  This program is for students with strong interest in business economics, organization development, human resource management, leadership, and community-building. business management, community development, organization development Thuy Vu Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Cheri Lucas-Jennings
Signature Required: Spring 
  SOS JR–SRJunior - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring This program is designed to support students interested in internships with public agencies or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved in public policy issues. Internship possibilities include but are not limited to: Department of Natural Resources, Department of Transportation, Department of Ecology,  City of Olympia, a Water Resources agency or a Growth Management Board. There are also numerous local NGOs (e.g. Capital Land Trust, various fisheries commissions) that are focused on a variety of public policy.In addition to internship work, students will complete an extensive independent research project focused on a public issue that is related to the internship work. Research topics could include public policy, environmental, land-use, health, education, welfare or other similar issues issues. Program work will include weekly meetings, peer-review groups, research, writing and presentation of the final paper. Final research papers will also be distributed to the relevant organizations or agencies. Cheri Lucas-Jennings Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Daryl Morgan
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Day F 11 Fall The Veterans Education Transition Strategies (VETS) course is designed for active duty military, veterans, and dependents who are beginning their college lives at Evergreen.  Course goals include an academic exploration of the historical and current experiences of veterans as well as an orientation to Evergreen and a focus on the transition from deployment to post-deployment life.  We will explore skills for success in academics and other settings while reflecting on theories and skills related to community-building and interpersonal relations.  Course activities will include discussions of readings and films, workshops, and both analytical and reflective writing. Daryl Morgan Fri Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Cheri Lucas-Jennings
Signature Required: Winter 
  SOS JR–SRJunior - Senior 16 16 Day and Evening W 12Winter This program will explore the broad conditions that shape legislation; it will examine models, evidence and debates about the sources, causal connections and impacts of evolving systems of law, regulation, governance and a broad array of community and political responses to wicked social dilemmas facing our state. Students apply to become interns for the 2012 Washington State Legislative session in the fall. Those who are selected work a regular, full week with the legislative office they are assigned to in the winter. Evergreen students also participate in a bi-weekly Seminar with focus on select readings and themes. Journal writings in response to these readings, discussion and experience in the 2012 session are a critically important feature.   This is an upper division internship with a possible 16 credits to be earned, when combined with academic reflection and analysis on your work in the legislature. To receive full credit, each student intern will write about the challenges, learning and implications of this work. Students will also be making public presentations about their learning at the end of the session and participate in workshops with larger intern groups from throughout the state. Focused writings submitted to the faculty sponsor on a regular basis will be reflective, analytic and make use of appropriate legislative data bases and all relevant references. Students will develop and submit a portfolio of all materials related to their work as legislative interns and receive evaluation both from their campus sponsor and a legislative supervisor at the capitol.  Cheri Lucas-Jennings Wed Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Peter Bacho
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4, 8 04 08 Day Su 12Summer Full This class will focus on enhancing writing skills needed for communicating with academic and popular audiences. During the first session, students will study the art of composition, with an emphasis on improving writing projects typically associated with the effective dissemination of community resource materials, manuals, position papers, etc. Students will study the art of effective and accurate editing. Regarding the latter, students will edit an unedited version of a journal entry that is part of a novel – written by the Instructor – and published by the University of Hawai’i Press.During the second session, students will shift their focus to creative writing. They will create a credible protagonist, do a variety of effective creative writing exercises, and hold weekly readings of their work. Peter Bacho Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Thomas Foote
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter Writers have come to realize that the genre of nonfiction writing can be as colorful and gripping as any piece of fiction. The difference is that nonfiction writers are not burdened with inventing characters, dialogue, plot and description because everything they write about actually happened. Creative Nonfiction writers assemble the facts and events and array them artistically and stylistically, using the descriptive techniques of the fiction writer. They immerse themselves in a venue, set about gathering their facts while demonstrating scrupulous accuracy, and then write an account of what happened in their own voice. The Greyhound Bus Company advertised “getting there is half the fun.” In the genre of Creative Nonfiction, because the reader already knows how the piece ends before it begins. Students will become proficient with the form through intensive fieldwork, research and writing. We will begin by studying field research methodology in preparation for observational studies in the field designed to teach the difference between truly seeing and simply looking. Students can’t write and describe something they can’t see clearly.Students will conduct field research to learn to pay attention to detail, read and discuss representative examples of the form, and meet weekly in regularly scheduled writing workshop. Following a period of redrafting and corrections, students will present their final piece to the group in the last week of the quarter. We will read and discuss the following Creative Nonfiction books: by Jon Franklin, ed. by Sims & Kramer, by Jon Krakauer, by Barbara Myerhoff, by John Berendt, by Mitch Albom, by Robert Kurson, and by Truman Capote. Thomas Foote Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter