2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Removing Barriers, Bridging Gaps

Fall 2011, Winter 2012 and Spring 2012 quarters

Artee Young law, literature, theatre , Frances Solomon , Arlen Speights computer studies , Barbara Laners law, political science , Erin Ceragioli English literature and performing arts , Dorothy Anderson psychology , Peter Bacho law, creative writing, literature , Lin Nelson sociology , Tyrus Smith environmental studies, public policy , Gilda Sheppard sociology, cultural and media studies , Paul McCreary mathematics, 3-D modeling
Fields of Study
communications, community studies, cultural studies, education, law and government policy, law and public policy, leadership studies and media arts
Preparatory for studies or careers in
community development, organizational development, law and public policy, education, social and human services, public administration, communication and media arts, environmental studies and public health.

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 fall 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 winter 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 spring 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.

Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Greener Store
Schedule Details
All students attend Tuesdays and two additional days. A standard schedule consists of the core Lyceum course offered on Tuesdays (6 credits) and two 5-credit classes offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Special Expenses
Approximately $50-$100 for media, lab and/or storage supplies.
Internship Possibilities
In spring quarter, with program coordinator and faculty advisor approval.
May be offered again in
Offered During
Day and Evening