2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Therapy Through the Arts


Summer 2012 quarter

Gilda Sheppard sociology, cultural and media studies , Carl Waluconis
Fields of Study
psychology and visual arts
Preparatory for studies or careers in
education, social work, media studies, counseling, sociology, psychology, writing

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. 

Daytime CRNs: 40137 (16 credits, full session), 40138 (8 credits, first session), 40139 (8 credits, second session)

Evening CRNs: 40140 (16 credits, full session), 40141 (8 credits, first session), 40142 (8 credits, second session)

Advertised Schedule
Day students 9a-1p or Night students 5p-9p Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu at Tacoma
Online Learning
No Required Online Learning
Greener Store
Offered During
Day and Evening

Program Revisions

Date Revision
May 4th, 2012 Added clarification for daytime/evening CRNs.