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Title   Offering Standing Credits Credits When F W S Su Description Preparatory Faculty Days Multiple Standings Start Quarters Open Quarters
John Filmer
Signature Required: Spring 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring 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. agency administration, business, economics, leadership,  management, maritime and seaport studies, and U.S. history. John Filmer Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Joseph Tougas and Ulrike Krotscheck
  Program FR–SOFreshmen - Sophomore 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter In this full-time lower-division program, we will investigate how and why humans, throughout history, have taken to the sea to explore the limits of their known world.  What were the motives and the consequences of these, often dangerous, ventures? We will focus on some specific case studies (the ancient Mediterranean, the Pacific Northwest, the Chinese empire, the Polynesian islanders, and the Atlantic during the age of sail), and learn about some theories of economic and cultural exchange over long distances. Some of the questions we’ll be addressing include: How did humans figure out the navigational and boatbuilding technologies needed for overseas exploration? What were the prime motivators for overseas exploration? What new kinds of knowledge were gained through this travel, and what is the relationship between the material goods and the ideas and ideologies that were traded? How do modern archaeologists and historians go about piecing together answers to questions like these? We will read texts on archaeology, ancient history and philosophy, anthropology, and marine studies. In addition to historical and scientific accounts, we’ll read works of literature, seeking an understanding of the age-old connections between human cultures and the sea. We will consider the religious, philosophical, and scientific practices that grew out of those connections—practices that are the common heritage of coast-dwelling peoples around the globe. We will also work on reading, writing, and critical thinking skills which will facilitate students' transition into advanced college-level work.  In order to test our theories in practice, we will have  opportunities to become familiar with the local coastal environment and its rich cultural history.  This will take the form of a three-day field trip to the Makah Museum and other sites of historical and archaeological interest on the Washington coast. history, archaeology, philosophy, and the humanities. Joseph Tougas Ulrike Krotscheck Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Fall Fall Winter