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Title   Offering Standing Credits Credits When F W S Su Description Preparatory Faculty Days Multiple Standings Start Quarters Open Quarters
Marianne Bailey, Olivier Soustelle, Judith Gabriele, Steven Hendricks and Stacey Davis
Signature Required: Spring 
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter S 12Spring ...man is struck dumb...or he will speak only in forbidden metaphors... Friedrich Nietzsche, "On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense" Nietzsche's critique of traditional Western values--dismantling absolutes of God, Truth, Self and Language--opened up an abyss. "Only as an aesthetic phenomenon," Nietzsche argued, would "human life and existence be eternally justified." Meaning and Self would be individually crafted, as the artist crafts a work, in the space of a human existence. Life, as Rimbaud wrote, must be remade.Inspired by this notion of remaking life along aesthetic lines, we will study literature and creative writing, critical theory and philosophy, art history and music as well as French language. Students will participate in lectures, films and workshops, and choose between seminar groups in literature and critical theory or history. Each will develop a substantive individual (or group) project, and will be able to study French language at the Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced level.To better understand Modernist and Postmodernist avant-garde, we will focus on outsider works of art and ideas in 20th century France and the post-colonial world. Like the Decadents and Symbolists, modernist artists go in quest of a pure artistic language "in which mute things speak to me," as Hofmannsthal wrote, beyond concepts and representation, privileging passion over reason. This quest is influenced by worldviews and works from the broader French-speaking world, which refocuses art on its ritual origins, and on its magical potential. "Art", in the words of Martinican poet and playwright Césaire, "is a miraculous weapon."In fall and winter, we will study aesthetic theories and works from Primitivism and Surrealism to Absurdist Drama, Haitian Marvelous and Oulipo; and writers such as Mallarmé, Jabès, Artaud, Beckett, Blanchot, Derrida, Sartre, Irigaray and Foucault. We will look at historical and cultural change from WWI through the student riots of 1968 and the multi-cultural French-speaking world of today.Key themes will include: memory and the way in which it shapes, and is shaped by, identity; concepts of time and place; and the challenges and opportunities for French identity brought by immigration. We will focus on French social, cultural and intellectual history from the 1930's to the present, exploring the myths and realities of French Resistance and the Vichy Regime during World War II; the legacy of revolutionary concepts of "universal" liberty, equality and fraternity as France re-envisioned its role in Europe and the world from the 1950s to the present, including uprisings from 1968 through today; and the impact of the Franco-Algerian war on contemporary France and the post-colonial Francophone world.In spring, students have two options. They can travel to France, where they will participate in intensive language study, perform cultural and art historical fieldwork, and pursue personal research on a "quest" of their own. Alternatively, students may remain on campus to undertake a major personal project, springing from ideas, writers and artists in prior quarters. This is an excellent opportunity to complete a substantive body of creative or research oriented work, with guidance from faculty and peer critique. Marianne Bailey Olivier Soustelle Judith Gabriele Steven Hendricks Stacey Davis Mon Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Ariel Goldberger
Signature Required: Winter 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day and Weekend W 12Winter Individual study offers 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. Students interested in a self-directed project, research or internship in the humanities, consciousness studies, or projects that include arts, travel or interdisciplinary pursuits are invited to present a proposal to Ariel Goldberger. Students with a lively sense of self-direction, discipline, and intellectual curiosity are strongly encouraged to apply. humanities, arts, social sciences, interdisciplinary fields, and consciousness studies. Ariel Goldberger Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Jeanne Hahn
Signature Required: Winter 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter Individual Studies offers opportunities for advanced students to create their own course of study and research. Prior to the beginning of the quarter, interested individual students must consult with Jeanne about their proposed projects. The project is then described in an Independent Learning Contract. She will sponsor student research and reading in political economy, U.S. history (especially the "Founding Period"), various topics in globalization, historical capitalism and contemporary India. political economy, U.S. history (esp. the "Founding Period"), topics on globalization, historical capitalism and contemporary India. Jeanne Hahn 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
Ariel Goldberger
Signature Required: Spring 
  Contract FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring Individual study offers 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. Students interested in a self-directed project, research or internship in the humanities, consciousness studies, or projects that include arts, travel or interdisciplinary pursuits are invited to present a proposal to Ariel Goldberger.Students with a lively sense of self-direction, discipline, and intellectual curiosity are strongly encouraged to apply. Ariel Goldberger Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Andrew Buchman, Wenhong Wang, Rose Jang and Mingxia Li
Signature Required: Winter 
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter S 12Spring We'll study Chinese history, poetry, visual art, theatre and music in fall and winter, then spend an optional month at the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts in Beijing in the spring. Extra financial aid is available for this study abroad program for qualified students. We'll study Chinese civilization from ancient to contemporary times, comparing it with Western cultural models. As Ai Weiwei's case demonstrates, artists continue to be agents of social change in Chinese society today. We'll look at artists' lives as well as their work throughout China's history. To appreciate the central Chinese artistic tradition of depictions of and meditations on nature, we'll study the natural history of China, a country the size of the U.S. with remaining wilderness, despite its large population and burgeoning economy.Workshops on mythology, poetry, folk songs, martial arts, theatrical movement, ritual and secular music, and calligraphy will bring cultural legacies alive for us. In lively, interactive Chinese language lessons, students will create new works of poetry, music, and theatre inspired by Chinese model. We will study Chinese language in order to approach the Chinese world, since, as Heidegger put it, it is from language that "we receive the soundness of our roots" – that is, become intimate with the linguistic idioms, shapes, and sounds that color Chinese culture. Students will study language at their own levels and their own pace, as part of a holistic, supportive, inspiring curriculum.Although there are no prerequisites in performance, arts, Chinese language or aesthetics, interests or previous study in any of these fields will be useful. Expect plenty of reading and writing, creative workshops featuring small group work, and independent research and creative projects that will increase in size as the year progresses. Students will have ample opportunities to develop their individual artistic and academic interests.During fall quarter, we will survey the poetry and art of pre-modern China, from ancient texts and excavated musical instruments to recurrent images in Chinese folklore. We'll address the mythological and philosophical subtexts of these works as well, such as aspect of gender and class. We'll focus on works that continue to be enacted and reinterpreted by contemporary poets, performers and artists. We'll examine vital controversies around competing approaches to the tradition.Winter quarter will take us into the modern era. We will study important writers, poets, musicians, performers, visual artists and filmmakers from the late 19th and 20th centuries, including some from the Chinese global diaspora who helped to create and shape a new vision of China as a republic. We will analyze how processes of cultural transformation and modernization within the last century are reflected in departures, in content and form, from classical models and traditions. Students will finish a research paper and teach the rest of the program what they've learned through individual or group presentations.In spring quarter, we'll get to know some prominent contemporary Chinese artists and literary figures, and explore the blossoming artistic scenes in many Chinese cities. During the second half of the quarter, interested students will have the opportunity to go to Beijing to study Chinese language and culture first-hand. These students will also study and practice the beauty of Chinese theatre arts with professional teachers in small, intimate workshops. Students who elect not to study abroad will pursue a major research project, and/or ethnographic fieldwork in an Asian community in the United States, and/or pursue internship opportunities. Update on Scholarships for Study in China: Students who receive the Federal Pell Grant should apply for a Gilman Scholarship by the October 4, 2011 deadline. For more information, go to "http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program", or contact Michael Clifthorne on campus at 360-867-6421. Chinese-American joint ventures, arts-related fields, English teaching in Asia, travel and tourism, and cultural studies. Andrew Buchman Wenhong Wang Rose Jang Mingxia Li Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Michael Clifthorne
Signature Required: Fall  Winter  Spring 
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior V V Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter S 12Spring Consortium is a formal relationship with other institutions to increase travel abroad opportunities for Evergreen students. More than 300 destination programs are offered through consortium, and financial aid can be used to pay for approved program costs. Evergreen students pay the consortium's tuition and fees; they do not pay Evergreen tuition or fees when enrolled in consortium. Enrollment is recorded at both the consortium and at Evergreen; Evergreen students register at Evergreen with a special Course Record Number created specifically for the designated consortium and retain their student status. The Alliance for Global Education offers interdisciplinary study programs in India and China. In India students can focus on issues of public health, Indian studies, development or the environment, in programs located in Manipal, Pune, and Varanasi. In China students can focus on issues of globalization, development, business, politics, social change and Chinese language, in programs located in Xi'an, Beijing, or Shanghai. Internship opportunities are available in both countries. Full semester and summer options. Students earn 15 semester credits (22 quarter credits). The American University in Cairo is a premier, full-service, English-language university founded in Cairo, Egypt in 1919. Students can focus on a wide range of disciplinary studies through the semester or summer options as study abroad, non-degree students, or they can focus on intensive Arabic language through the Intensive Arabic Program. Credits will vary by individual enrollment, but typically range from 15 to 18 semester credits (22 to 27 quarter credits). The Center for Ecological Living and Learning offers programs in Iceland, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras, and Kenya that focus on sustainability, environmental issues, experiential learning and close connection to local communities. Students earn 15 semester credits (22 quarter credits) The Center for Global Exchange provides a set of interdisciplinary study abroad programs sponsored by Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN. Students can focus on issues of gender and social change, international business, migration, globalization, or social work in Mexico; sustainable development and social change in Central America; or nation building, globalization, and decolonization in Namibia. Language study and internships, as part of or in addition to the programs, are available. Students earn 16 semester credits (24 quarter credits). CIMAS Ecuador is a collaboration between several Washington state universities and colleges and the CIMAS Foundation in Quito, Ecuador. Students can focus on Spanish language and Andean cultural studies (all quarters), ecology and conservation (fall quarter), public health (winter quarter), or community development issues (spring quarter). Follow-up internships are also available. Students earn 16 quarter credits.   The Council for International Educational Exchange provides study abroad programs in conjunction with multiple university sites in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Australia. Students can choose from a wide variety of disciplines, with programs taught either in English or the local language or both. Students earn 15-18 semester credits (22-27 quarter credits) The Danish Institute for Study Abroad offers 14 coordinated programs in Architecture and Design, Biomedicine, Child Diversity and Development, Communication & Mass Media, European Culture & History, European Politics and Society, Global Economics, International Business, Justice & Human Rights, Medical Practice & Policy, Migration & Identity/Conflict, Pre-Architecture, Psychology, Public Health, and Sustainability in Europe. All programs and courses are taught in English, with the exception of Danish language and culture studies. Students earn 15-18 semester credits (22-27 quarter credits). Education Programs Abroad arranges internship placements in several European countries: England, Scotland, Germany, Belgium, and Spain. Students typically intern 30-35 hours per week, with one or two supplemental classes. Adequate fluency in the language is often, but not always, required. Students earn 16 quarter credits, with options to earn more through special coursework with the University of Rochester and at additional cost. The Institute for Study Abroad, operated through Butler University in Indiana, connects students with multiple university sites in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Peru. Students enroll in regular university course offerings, with opportunities for internships as well. Fluency in Spanish is required for most Latin American studies programs, with some options for students with lower level Spanish skills. Students earn 15-18 semester credits (22-27 quarter credits). Summer programs also available. The Jackson School for International Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle, offers Evergreen juniors and seniors a chance to spend one year in the program, focusing on one of 14 regional study areas: Africa, Canada, China, Comparative Religion, European, International, Japan, Jewish Studies, Korea, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East, Russia-Eastern Europe-Central Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia studies. Students earn 12-18 quarter credits each quarter, depending on class selection. Evergreen can only recommend a small number of students to this program, so it is competitive, with applications due each March for the following year. Lexia International provides area studies programs in Berlin, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Paris, and Rome. These programs combine language study, area studies seminars, and independent project work at each location, with students earning 14-16 semester credits (21-24 quarter credits). Programs take place at host institutions and universities, and several have strong emphasis on film (Paris), architecture and visual arts (Berlin), and classics (Rome). Living Routes Ecovillages provide interdisciplinary instruction in the areas of sustainability, environmental issues, green design and technology, permaculture studies, organic agriculture, fair trade, women's empowerment, bioregional studies, and other issues. Semester programs are offered in Costa Rica, India, Israel, and Scotland with January and summer programs in India, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, and Peru. Living Routes US-based programs are not available for consortium credit. Students earn 15-18 semester credits (22-27 quarter credits) through the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. International Partnership for Service Learning offers programs that combine language, area studies, and community service placements in a number of countries: Australia, Ecuador, France, Ghana, India, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Scotland, Spain, and Thailand. Students gain valuable experience serving in a variety of community organizations. Semester and summer programs available. 15-17 semester credits (22-25 quarter credits). The School for International Training offers a wide variety of interdisciplinary programs in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East that focus on the arts, cultural expression, global health, identity and globalization, environmental issues, post-conflict transformation, social movements, human rights, and sustainable development. Programs entail language, thematic studies, and independent study projects and close connection to local communities. Students earn 16 semester credits (24 quarter credits). Summer programs are also available. The School for Russian and Asian Studies offers programs throughout the European, Central Asian, and Siberian regions of the former Soviet Union on a wide variety of topics: Central Asian Studies, Acting in Russia, Russian Studies Abroad, Translation Abroad, Art in Russia, The Russian Far East, The Russian Psyche, Museums and Art Restoration, Kyrgyz Adventure, Politics and International Relations, Internships and more. Students earn 15-18 semester credits (22-27 quarter credits). SEA Education Association offers programs that focus on ocean exploration, documenting change in the Caribbean, oceans and climate, sustainability in Polynesian island cultures and ecosystems, and energy and the ocean environment. Student spend the first part of the semester in Woods Hole, MA preparing for the second part of the semester when they embark on tall-masted sailing ships to continue studies at sea and among island communities. The program offers both Atlantic and Pacific routes. Students earn 16 semester credits (24 quarter credits). Options for upper level credits are available. Summer programs offered as well. Studio Arts Centers International in Florence, Italy offers undergraduate options for study in over 20 studio art and design programs, art history, art conservation, and Italian language and culture. Graduate level studies are also available. Students earn 15-18 semester credits (22-27 quarter credits). The University of Arizona - Russia program offers the opportunity to study Russian language and culture in Moscow during the academic year, with summer options in St. Petersburg. Students receive between 20-30 hours of instruction per week depending on their level placement. The program takes place at the GRINT Language Center at the Moscow Humanities University. Options for internship placement in Moscow also exist. Students earn 15 semester credits (22 quarter credits). Wildlands Studies offers programs through a number of environmental field projects in several countries: Australia, Belize, Chile, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Fiji, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, and Zambia. Wildlands' domestic US programs are not eligible for consortium status. Students are engaged in field studies for seven-week periods typically, and many include cultural studies since communities are part of local environmental systems. Student earn 12 semester credits of upper level science (300 level), (or 18 quarter credits), issued through California State University at Monterrey Bay. Michael Clifthorne Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Dina Roberts and David Phillips
Signature Required: Winter 
  Program JR–SRJunior - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter The tropics are the cradle of the world's biodiversity. This program will focus on Costa Rica, emphasizing biological richness, field ecology, the physical environment, statistical analysis of field data, conservation biology and Latin American culture. The first seven weeks of the program will be held on the Evergreen campus, followed by a three-week field trip to Costa Rica. The on-campus portion will include lectures and labs on global patterns of biological diversity, quantification and analysis of ecological diversity, an overview of major taxa of Neotropical plants, insects and vertebrates, and discussions of the physical environment of tropical regions. This material will be integrated with classes in introductory statistics and conversational Spanish.During the Costa Rica field trip, we will visit four major field sites, including coastal habitats, tropical dry forest, cloud forest and lowland rain forest. Students will learn about common plants and animals in each area, dominant landforms and ecological processes, conservation issues and current biological research activities. Students will also learn techniques of field research by participating in quantitative field labs, both faculty and student led. In the evenings there will be a series of guest lectures by research scientists. The field trip will require rigorous hiking and backpacking in remote locations. environmental studies, ecology, conservation biology, evolutionary biology and Latin American studies. Dina Roberts David Phillips Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Anne Fischel, Yul Gamboa, David Phillips and Peter Bohmer
Signature Required: Fall 
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter S 12Spring Venezuela is spearheading a movement to create alternatives to the neo-liberal model of development and representative democracy championed by the U.S. Venezuela's president, Hugo Chávez, has called for "socialism for the 21st century." This process affects every aspect of Venezuelan life, including health care, media, education, housing, governance, land ownership and agriculture. Venezuela is exploring alternative economic structures, including worker-owned factories, cooperatives, nationalized industries, and regional economic planning and trade. Calling for a "multi-polar world" Venezuela is also creating new alliances to redistribute global power and influence.Our program will learn from and about Venezuela's political and economic transformation. Working with perspectives from political economy, community studies and popular education, we will study and document both national policies and the experiences of ordinary people participating in a popular movement to redistribute power and wealth. We will develop in-depth understanding of efforts to construct a system that meets peoples' needs for food, health, shelter, education, employment and political participation. We will learn about struggles for indigenous rights and racial and gender equality, and consider advantages and contradictions of Venezuela's reliance on oil. Finally, we will study the colonization and neo-colonization of Latin America, and anti-colonial struggles, historically and today. Possible texts include: Galeano's Wilpert's , Harnecker's Martinez, Fox and Farrell's and Freire and Horton's We Questions we will address are: What are the political, economic and environmental implications of Venezuela's model of development? What are its strengths and weaknesses? Is it creating popular participation, power and prosperity? Is this model applicable to other nations? In fall we will study Advanced Beginning or Intermediate Spanish, political economy of Latin America (international political economy, comparative social systems), and Venezuelan history and politics. We will learn about popular education and collaborative approaches to community work. We will study Venezuela's struggle for political and economic independence, culminating in the election of Hugo Chávez. We will also develop documentation skills using writing, video and audio recording.Students will choose a research focus--Venezuelan agriculture, education, the economy, culture, cooperatives, media, gender, youth and health are possible areas. Students will practice video and audio skills by documenting a local organization; this work will be shared with our Venezuelan partners.In winter most of us will go to Venezuela for 8-9 weeks. We'll travel to the states of Lara or Merida to visit organizations and communities, work with cooperatives, community centers and schools, and live with families. There may be opportunities for language exchange or Spanish instruction. Students who don't travel to Venezuela can rejoin the program in spring.In spring we will return to Evergreen to continue our studies of Venezuela and Spanish and develop educational presentations for the community.One project we hope to produce is a documentary video about our experiences.Admission to the winter travel component requires successful completion of all fall quarter work. Students who travel to Venezuela are expected to remain in the program in spring and participate in our collective project of educating our local community. Latin American studies, community education or organizing, non-governmental or non-profit organization, journalism and media. Anne Fischel Yul Gamboa David Phillips Peter Bohmer Tue Wed Fri Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall