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Michael Vavrus and Artee Young
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 13Spring Despite claims that the U.S. is "post-racial," why does "race," nevertheless, continue to retain significance in our contemporary era? And more specifically, just what is "race"?To address these question and others, this program explores the origins and manifestations of the contested concept of race, including the role of teh U.S. judicial system and law enforcement. We further investigate the ways in which one's racial identification can result in differential social, economic and political treatment and how social movements emerged to challenge racial inequality. To understand this phenomena, we analyze the racialized history of the United States in relation to dominant discourses of popular culture, science, psychology, health care, law, citizenship, education and personal/public identity.Central to this program is a study of historical connections between European colonialism prior to U.S. independence as a nation and the expansion of U.S. political and military dominance globally since independence and into the 21st century. In this context students are provided opportunities to investigate how the bodies of various populations have been racialized. Students will examine related contemporary concepts such as racism, prejudice, discrimination, gender, class, affirmative action, white privilege and color blindness. Students will consider current research and racialized commentaries that surround debates on genetics vs. culture (i.e., nature vs. nurture).Students will engage the concept of race through readings, dialogue in seminars, films, and academic writing that integrate program materials. A goal of the program is for students to recognize contemporary expressions of race by what we hear, see and read as well as absences and silences that we find. These expressions include contemporary news accounts and popular culture artifacts (e.g., music, television, cinema, on-line media). As part of this inquiry, we will examine the presidency of Barack Obama in relation to discourses on race. As a learning community we will work together to make sense of these expressions and link them to their historical origins.Students will also have an opportunity to examine the social formation of their own racial identities through their own personal narratives. Current approaches from social psychology will be foundational in this aspect of the program. Related to this is consideration as to what it can mean to be an anti-racist in a 21st century racialized society.A visits to a local cultural museum is tentatively planned as part of this program. medicine/health, education, government, law, history, political science, cultural studies, sociology and media studies. Michael Vavrus Artee Young Tue Wed Fri Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Carrie Margolin and Michael Buse
  Program FR–SOFreshmen - Sophomore 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter From Frankenstein to Freddy. From Groucho to Leno. For over 100 years, audiences have screamed in terror or roared with laughter at what Hollywood has presented.This program will look at the changes in what scares us, and what makes us laugh, over the course of American cultural history from the inception of filmmaking to present day. We will examine the psychology of fear, the psychology of humor, and the language and craft of filmmaking and other media used to convey these human emotions. We will focus on fear during fall quarter. Audiences in 1910 were terrified by . was a heart-pounder in 1925. Mass panic ensued in 1938 from the radio production of . What were the cultural and historical factors that made these so fear-inducing? Today, we need much more than monsters or aliens to give us goosebumps. It takes twisted psychological demons and graphic violence to startle and thrill. How has society changed in its response to what is considered scary? In winter quarter, we will switch to humor studies. As early as 1914, comedians such as Charlie Chaplin and the Keystone Kops provided merriment. Slapstick reigned supreme from the 1920s through the 1960s with the antics of The Three Stooges. Comedy branched out with the "Borscht Belt" stand-up comedians during that same era. Comedy continues into present day, from sit-coms to , with the acceptance of increasingly "off-color" and "dark" humor. The program format may include lectures, workshops, films, seminars, guest presentations and group and individual projects. We will focus on clarity in oral and written communication, critical thinking skills, and the ability to work across significant differences. psychology, education and media studies. Carrie Margolin Michael Buse Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Fall Fall Winter
Michael Paros and Steven Scheuerell
Signature Required: Winter 
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter "The question of all questions for humanity, the problem which lies behind all others and is more interesting than any of them, is that of the determination of man's place in nature and his relation to the cosmos." - T.H. HuxleyCrop agriculture and animal production dominate human-managed ecosystems. Both provide forms of human sustenance yet simultaneously disrupt natural ecological functions. Tensions often exist between nature conservationists and agricultural communities. How do we balance biodiversity conservation and modern agricultural production? Is it possible to have both? Should public policy emphasize agricultural intensification to spare land for wildlife areas and keep conservation areas separate from human production activities? Can our planet afford to preserve culturally and biologically diverse agricultural systems? Are traditional agricultural practices vital to our sustainable future?Faculty and students will challenge and develop their own personal ethical framework in an attempt to address the many questions that arise when we alter natural systems through agriculture. This will be accomplished through experiential field trips, reading, writing, scientific analysis and open discussion. Students will visit a variety of Washington and Oregon farming operations and conservation areas that illustrate the agricultural and environmental ethical dilemmas that society currently faces. Multiple perspectives from land stakeholders will be presented. Fall quarter will focus on the fundamental principles of conservation biology and ethical theory, while familiarizing students with basic agronomic practices. In winter quarter, students will develop a personal land ethic while analyzing tensions between agriculture and conservation specific to a particular locale.This program will interest students who are open-minded and want to think critically about the agricultural sciences, conservation biology, and ethics. Michael Paros Steven Scheuerell Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Brian Walter and Sara Sunshine Campbell
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 13Spring Western science relies on mathematics as a powerful language for expressing the character of the observed world.  Mathematical models allow predictions, more or less, of complex natural systems, and modern computing has both magnified the power of those models and helped shape new models that increasingly influence 21st-century decisions.  Computer science, the constructive branch of mathematics, relies on mathematics for its culture and language of problem solving, and it also facilitates the construction of mathematical models.In this program, we will explore connections between mathematics, computer science, and the natural sciences, and develop mathematical abstractions and the skills needed to express, analyze, and solve problems arising in the sciences.  The regular work of the program will include seminars, lectures, problem solving workshops, programming labs, problem sets, and seminar papers.  The emphasis will be on fluency in mathematical thinking and expression along with reflections on mathematics and society. Topics will include concepts of algebra, functions, algorithms, computer programming, and problem solving, with seminar readings about the role of mathematics in modern education and in society.This program is intended for students who want to gain a fundamental understanding of mathematics and computing before leaving college or before pursuing further work in the sciences. Brian Walter Sara Sunshine Campbell Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Peter Dorman
Signature Required: Spring 
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 13Spring There is widespread discontent with the way capitalism is working in the U.S. and globally, but is there an alternative?  Can capitalism be replaced by a fundamentally different economic system, or is it only possible to make reforms within it?  This program examines this question in light of economic theory, historical experience and the results of noncapitalist experiments taking place today.  Its approach is open-minded, and students with a range of backgrounds and perspectives are welcome.  Although this is an all-level program, it is essential that students have prior exposure to economics, since much of the debate draws on economic concepts.  The program will also consider the politics and culture of noncapitalist alternatives.  Major activities will include extensive reading covering the historical roots of utopian thought, theories of noncapitalist economic arrangements, experiences with attempts to create them, proposals for ideas that have not yet been tried, and fiction in which alternatives to capitalism play an important part; we will explore these ideas in seminars, workshops, films, a research project, student governance and field trips to see local economic alternatives first-hand. Peter Dorman Mon Mon Wed Thu Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Ulrike Krotscheck and Nancy Bishop
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter The origins of humanism and the humanities are deeply rooted in the history and culture of the ancient Mediterranean. Contemporary society, for better and for worse, draws significantly from many aspects of this common history. This program introduces students to the foundations of humanistic investigation through the study of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. Our main goal will be to study art, architecture, literature, and other known aspects of the ancient world with the goal of understanding what it meant to be human in that place and time.  Although the peoples of the ancient world lived in dramatically different circumstances than we do, the social, political, and philosophical questions they faced—as well as the answers they developed—resonate with the challenges of contemporary life.  Our work will help us to understand and appreciate why this is so.We will study the texts and monuments of Greco-Roman antiquity, seeking to understand the works of its foremost thinkers and artists, from the Bronze Age to the height of the Roman Empire. Our inquiry will help us establish a strong foundation in the literary and artistic artifacts that have long shaped our own cultural legacy, and broaden our historical perspective on this vibrant, ever-changing, often violent part of the world. Through the disciplines of archaeology, art history, literary analysis, and history, we will survey ancient Greece and Italy in a comprehensive manner. We will encounter the accomplishments of Homer, Sophocles, Thucydides, Virgil, Tacitus, Praxiteles, the architects of the Parthenon and the Pantheon, and others, not merely as relics to be appreciated but as vital, continually compelling invitations to think and feel our way into new points of view on both the modern and the ancient world. We will also investigate the less visible aspects of ancient life: religion, myth, death ritual, recreation, and the role of women and slaves.  Our aim is to gain a more comprehensive picture of this part of our history.Students will interpret textual and visual material in discussion and writing. As interpretive composition is crucial to our approach, we will provide many opportunities for writing and revising, with frequent faculty and peer review. Writing and writing workshops will be an integral part of the learning experience and students should expect to spend a large amount of time improving their writing.This program is intended for the lower-division/new student who is looking not only for a solid foundation in art history, classical literature, and the history of the ancient Mediterranean, but also to those seeking an intensive reading- and writing based experience that will prepare them for upper-level work in the humanities and social sciences.  Ulrike Krotscheck Nancy Bishop Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Julia Zay, Shaw Osha (Flores) and Kathleen Eamon
  Program FR–SOFreshmen - Sophomore 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter - In this program, we want to think about art, and we want to think about work, but we want to think about them in a historically-specific sense.  We will be talking about art and work as practices and discourses specific to “modernity,” and we will talk about modernity as marked by the emergence of art and work as distinct from the rest of social life.  And we will ask what it means to live, work, and make art right now. Two broad disciplines, visual studies and philosophy, will orient us, and we will also look to the spirit of the (1919-1933) and its struggle to define a modernist art school curriculum as a way of making these questions concrete.  We will work our own intellectual and theoretical capacities right alongside our skills and techniques in visual and time-based art.  We will come to understand what it takes to have both intellectual and artistic , as well as how to produce our own intellectual and artistic .  In terms of coverage, the program will offer foundational work in visual and cultural studies, art and media practice, as well as 18 -20 century European philosophy.  We will study history in order to understand our own moment better.  We will begin our study with important texts that respond to the gradual rise of industry as the dominant mode of production, and we will continue our examination into the eras that follow.  We will trace the emergence of two tendencies that stand in some tension with one another: the idea of “work” undergoes some disenchantment with the rise of large-scale industry, but it also takes on a romantic aspect with the possibility of greater egalitarianism.  “Art,” and its work, is also simultaneously both debased and exalted, thought of as both epitome and critic of commodity culture, a space apart from and the ironic fulfillment of the market economy. Following our study of the we will look to the rise of conceptualism in art in the 1960s and 70s and contemporary forms and institutions of art that are grappling with the question of art as labor and artists as workers under current economic pressures. All of these case studies will support our study of how the meaning and value of art has become invested in the everyday and uses labor as an organizing principle of the aesthetic. We will pursue our themes by thinking, looking, and making.  In fall we will set our foundation by studying major philosophical and artistic movements and texts, basic skills in visual and time-based art, but also by developing our skills in reading, discussing, and writing about challenging texts in philosophy, cultural theory, and art history.  In winter quarter, we will build on our foundation. One of our central aims will be to reconcile our own utopian aspirations, inspired by the struggles of the , by developing “schools” of our own.  Each of our schools will be responsible for designing a curriculum around a specific discipline and for making collaborative “work” across those disciplines. We will study a range of theorists, artists, objects and practices. Authors include: G. W. F. Hegel, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Michel Foucault, Pierre Bourdieu, Michel de Certeau, Judith Butler, Linda Nochlin, Julia Bryan-Wilson, and Miwon Kwon. Artists include: Joseph Albers, Walter Gropius and others affiliated with the Fluxus-affiliated artists, Robert Morris, Yvonne Rainer, Mika Rottenberg, Chantal Akerman, Charles Burnett, the Maysles Brothers, Fritz Lang and John Sayles. We will also read from a variety of sources in art and media history and theory, and social theory. Program work will include research, writing (both formal academic writing as well as writing experiments), and the making of visual and media art. humanities, visual studies, gender studies, cultural studies, education and communications. Julia Zay Shaw Osha (Flores) Kathleen Eamon Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Fall Fall Winter
Julia Zay, Miranda Mellis and Shaw Osha (Flores)
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 13Spring The private, individual artist’s studio emerges out of an historically constructed ideal of art as an expression of the artist’s inner life. In the last fifty years, with the advent of institutional critique; relational aesthetics; dematerialization; installation art; earthworks; conceptualism; and performance art, there has been an increasing turn outward, away from the interiority of the artist and the studio and towards outdoor, social, public, and collaborative aesthetic engagements. This program will investigate the artist’s specific sites, including work spaces and exhibition spaces, and interrogate art’s relationship to site. By what powers and strategies do site specific artworks illuminate, localize, and focalize the politics of time and the poetics of space? The boundaries of studio walls shift and dissolve as artists move their practice into everyday life, turning commons into public studios, making visible the artist's process, and turning ordinary places into conspicuous locations that confront us with the tensions and mutabilities of public properties and local materialities, histories, temporalities, edifices, and processes.In our research-based art practice, we will work inside and outside traditional exhibition sites, as we repurpose place and engage in study, critique, historical research, commemoration, and ritualization. We’ll explore how location shapes our projects and experiment with breaking conventions; for instance, if convention demands that form follow content, what are the results of letting content follow form? If the material attributes of our projects normally dictate the kinds of spaces we work in, what kinds of works might result if we let the spaces we find and activate with our attention determine our materials and inform our forms? We will engage the above and other questions through readings in art history and theory to analyze a variety of artworks, both individual and collaborative, in terms of their relation to site. The program is structured to include critical and creative writing; critique; seminar; and lecture. Students should be prepared to read, write and make art in equal proportions. There will be a field trip May 17-19 to Portland to attend , an international conference on art and social practice whose theme this year is on publics, contexts, and institutions in relation to contemporary socially engaged art, education, and institutional practice. Julia Zay Miranda Mellis Shaw Osha (Flores) Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Sarah Williams and Donald Foran
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter S 13Spring "Poetry is good for neural development." You can buy a T-shirt that says so. This program will engage you experientially in understanding how and why the recycling of neurons informs poetry's transformative power. We'll explore how reading can be understood from an evolutionary perspective as an exaptation in which the ability to interpret animal tracks and bird flight was co-opted for the ciphering of lines and circles as letters and words. This exploration will include the scientific writing of Stanislas Dehaene as well as the poetry of Susan Howe, who in "Pythagorian Silence" writes: "age of earth and us all chattering/a sentence or character/ suddenly/steps out to seek for truth fails/falls into a stream of ink Sequence/trails off/ ... flocks of words flying together tense/as an order/cast off to crows." We'll recite, analyze, discuss, perform, and write poems about the mind's reflexivity.Our goal is a mindful recycling of neurons, one in which the neuroscience of poetry reveals a continuity with the neurology of our ancestors. Thus, we'll reflect on our experiences of flocks of words and tracks of letters as binding mechanisms for neural integration and ecological adaptation. Indeed, Frederick Turner refers to poetry as a "neural lyre." Urban spoken-word poets and indigenous healers produce what Eliot describes as "music heard so deeply it is not heard at all/ And you are the music while the music lasts." We're equally interested in how poetry can have the opposite effect on consciousness. We'll engage in contemplative practices to learn more about experiences of neural disintegration, such as the thumps and jolts of modern life. As Seamus Heaney put it, poetry is "a thump to the TV set to restore the picture" and "a jolt to the fibrillating heart." Throughout the year we'll be exploring the emergence of a new meta-field of scholarship in which poetry and neuroscience interact, remaking and renewing the meaning and impact of the poetic as words become flesh ... and vice-versa. Emily Dickinson's poetic rendering of this polarity provides one model of the neuro-phenomenological: "I felt a cleaving in my mind/As if my brain had split/I tried to match it, seam by seam/But could not make it fit. The thought behind, I strove to join/Unto the thought before/But Sequence ravelled out of sound/Like balls upon a floor." We'll experiment with this process of "sequence ravelling out of sound" as a transformation of a new archaic.Fall quarter's immersion in the scholarship of this meta-field will include group research projects: ethnographic studies of poetic jolts. When, where and from whom or from what do we hear poetry? Can we sense it in our own reading and writing? Our fall quarter nature retreat to the Hoh Rain Forest and the beaches of the Olympic Peninsula will introduce practices we'll use throughout the year for experiencing the reciprocity between specific forms of poetry and states of consciousness. During winter quarter we’ll experience and articulate specific forms of consciousness and language in relation to a particular passion. One of us might want to explore Gerard Manley Hopkins’ love of bluebells and windhovers in relationship to his poetry, or create a poetic world around a passion for sport or to experience how fantasy sports are a poetic world. One of us might immerse herself in the biodynamic rhythms of chocolate sustainably farmed, or listen for the resonance between silence and sound in YoYo Ma’s performance of Bach’s Cello Suite #1 in G. The methodology of our field study will aspire to that of 18 C poet and civil engineer, Novalis for whom "knowledge and creation were united in a wondrous mutual tie.” Writing in response to our field studies will take the form of reciprocal creations such as in Melissa Kwasny’s . Spring quarter work will combine theory and practice. Students will engage in peer group community-based service projects that use poetry to "jolt fibrillating hearts.” Writing projects will accompany this work in order to illuminate the relationship between the growth of dendrites and the flourishing of both neurons and community. There will be a weekly film and poetry series that inspires "poetic jolts" and demonstrates their meaning for communal life. Throughout the year students will keep a creative journal, a field notebook, participate in poetry writing and recitation, and compile an anthology of program work. Sarah Williams Donald Foran Mon Tue Tue Tue Wed Wed Thu Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Rebecca Chamberlain and Richard Miles
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day and Evening S 13Spring This interdisciplinary program will combine science and humanities, as we learn beginning to intermediate astronomy through lectures, discussions, interactive workshops, and observation. We will use naked eyes, binoculars, and telescopes. We will learn about the evolution and structure of our universe and celestial bodies. How are stars born and why do they shine? How do stars die, and how can they contribute to new life? How do we know there is dark matter? How do we know that the universe is expanding - and even accelerating? What evidence is there for the Big Bang? We will study roles of science and of storytelling in human searches for understanding and meaning.How have people across cultures and throughout history understood, modeled, and ordered the universe they perceive? From sacred stories to physics-based astronomy, we will explore a variety of cosmological concepts in science, literature, mythology, philosophy, history and/or archaeoastronomy. We will use scientific methods and other inquiry-based learning strategies that engage the imagination. Through readings, lectures, films, workshops, and discussions, participants will deepen their understanding of astronomy, and they will refine their understanding of the role that cosmology plays in our lives through the stories we tell, the observations we make, and the questions we ask. We will develop skills and appreciation for the ways we find our place in the universe through stories and science, imagination and intellect, qualitative and quantitative processes. Finally we will ask, how does our understanding of astronomy and cosmologies influence our understanding of sustainability and the quality of life on Earth?We will work together as a learning community, in large and small groups. We will read and discuss science texts and do quantitative workshops and homework. Students will build and take home astronomical tools such as spectrometers and position finders. Students will analyze literary works related to astronomy and cosmology, and will develop an original piece of writing, either fiction or non-fiction. We will also share star stories from different cultures. Student teams will meet for pre-seminar discussions and assignments and will write short essays and responses to peers' essays. Research teams will explore questions of personal interest through observations, readings and calculations; and students will share their findings through presentations to classmates and the community. Students are invited to help organize observation field trips to eastern Washington or other regions with clearer skies. Rebecca Chamberlain Richard Miles Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Terry Setter and Cynthia Kennedy
Signature Required: Spring 
  Program FR ONLYFreshmen Only 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter S 13Spring -Joseph Campbell Joseph Campbell points out that our greatest challenge is how to live a humane existence in inhuman times. Awakening the Dreamer, Pursuing the Dream will focus on the individual's relationship to personal and cultural values, society, leadership and the creative process. This program is intended for students who seek to explore and refine their core values in a context where they can act upon them with increasing awareness and integrity.The program faculty recognize that the social, ecological and psychological challenges of every era have required people to live their lives in the face of significant challenges and it is now widely recognized that crisis often precedes positive transformation. Therefore, this program will begin by focusing on how people in the past have worked to create a meaningful relationship between themselves and the world around them. We will explore movement, stories, and images of various creative practices and spiritual traditions from ancient to modern times to discover their relevance in our own lives. As students gain knowledge and skills, they will develop their own multifaceted approaches to clarifying their identity, then prioritizing and pursuing their dreams.Throughout the year, the program will work with multiple forms of intelligence, somatic practices and integrative expressive arts approaches to learning. Students will explore the practices of music, movement (such as dance or yoga), writing, drawing and theater in order to cultivate the senses as well as the imagination and powers of expression. These practices will help us understand the deeper aspects of the human experience, which are the source of self-leadership, intentional living and positive change. Students will also investigate the relationship between inner transformation and social change through engagement in community service. Students will read mythology, literature and poetry while exploring ideas that continue to shape contemporary culture. We will also look to indigenous cultures to deepen our appreciation of often-overlooked wisdom and values. We will seek to develop a broader understanding of contemporary culture as a stepping stone to thinking critically about how today's dreams can become tomorrow's reality. the liberal arts, expressive arts, psychology, sociology, and cultural studies. Terry Setter Cynthia Kennedy Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Carolyn Prouty and Wenhong Wang
Signature Required: Winter 
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter Carolyn Prouty Wenhong Wang Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Amy Cook and Gerardo Chin-Leo
  Program FR–SOFreshmen - Sophomore 16 16 Day F 12 Fall Boundaries between habitats (ecotones) and extreme environments (temperature, pressure and salinity) often contain diverse and productive ecosystems. This program will explore the physics and chemistry of these environments and examine the organism adaptations and ecological interactions that determine their unique biodiversity and productivity. In addition, we will examine the ecotones and extreme environments created by the expansion of human development into natural ecosystems. An understanding of the structure and function of ecotones and extreme environments can contribute to conservation biology efforts such as the design of parks and reserves and allow us to better understand how human-dominated landscapes influence natural landscapes.Through lectures, workshops and field activities, students will learn how to identify local plants and animals and will learn about the composition and ecology of several common habitats in the Pacific Northwest including coniferous forest, freshwater stream and nearshore marine. Students will examine the ecotones between these communities by identifying the resident organisms, and describing the physical characteristics of the ecotones and the dynamics of biogeochemical cycles that cross community boundaries. Taking advantage of the Evergreen campus and nearby areas as natural laboratories, we will focus on the following ecotones: intertidal zones, the boundary between freshwater aquatic systems and terrestrial systems, the transition zone between marine and freshwater (estuaries) and the ecotones associated with human-dominated landscapes. In addition, we will examine the ecology of extreme environments such as hydrothermal vents and hypersaline lagoons and the physiological adaptations that organisms have made to live in these environments.The program will provide students with the opportunity to broaden their understanding of biology and ecology, develop skills in several of the major techniques used in field ecology and improve their writing, quantitative and communication skills. Amy Cook Gerardo Chin-Leo Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Fall Fall
Walter Grodzik, Ariel Goldberger and Robert Esposito
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 13Spring In this program students will study the voice, the body, and objects as sources of expression through the use of vocal and movement exercises, the recitation of poetry and other forms of literature, and performance. The class will explore creativity and imagination as expressed by the human voice, the body, and animated objects.  How does the human voice respond to the emotional self, the physiology of the body, and the imagination?  What are the contributing factors in how we use our voices, bodies, and objects to express ourselves in our daily lives and during performance?  How can voices, bodies, and animated objects become more expressive and responsive to our inner selves?  How do they contribute to the creation of artistic images and performances?This program will consist of multiple voice, object, and movement workshops. We will begin with exercises that increase focus, and enhance vocal color and strength.  Movement workshops will focus on developing physical awareness and creativity.  Animated Object labs will introduce students to experiments with body, voice, and objects in performance.  We will learn the fundamentals of expressing sensory, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral experience by attending to space, time, body, breath, voice, artistic discipline and effort. In all these workshops, students will present group and individually created original compositions based on poetic and non-traditional texts.  Integration and critique seminars will offer opportunities for exchange of ideas.Regular attendance, timeliness, and enthusiastic participation in workshops will be fundamental and extremely important in this program.  This program is suitable for students at all levels with a sincere interest in developing greater vocal range, physical variety and strength, as well as a more flexible, and emotionally rich, range of expression. These interdisciplinary public presentation skills are useful in fields such as law, management, performing arts, and teaching. Walter Grodzik Ariel Goldberger Robert Esposito Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Andrew Buchman, Qi Chen, Paul McMillin and David Shaw
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall During the 1930s, the capitalist world economy experienced a prolonged and severe economic depression. International trade fell by more than 50%. Unemployment in the U.S. rose to 25%. In this program, we'll explore the economic circumstances of the Great Depression, the social movements engendered and empowered in the U.S. during those years, and the music and theatre that those tough times inspired. These studies will shed light on our own era of economic crisis and increasingly radicalized political culture.We intend to look at competing theories of booms and busts, crises and crashes. We’ll review basic concepts of classical economics that proved inadequate to the situation, and look at some new economic ideas (Berle and Means, Keynes, Coase) that the Great Depression helped spawn. We'll look at ecological disasters like the Dust Bowl, and grand technological experiments with vast environmental consequences like the Grand Coulee Dam. These stories offer cautionary lessons to our own times around issues of sustainability.We'll examine political responses of the 1930s, including national initiatives, workers’ movements, Marxist critiques, and the rise of fascist and anti-fascist movements. Readings will include works by contemporary journalists, activists, revolutionaries, and documentarians who produced creative and insightful analyses of their age. We plan to trace the increasing influence of mass media and propaganda , and will investigate songs, films, shows, and photographs. Students will do close listening to pieces of music, analyzing them as one might a poem or painting. The music of Woody Guthrie and the photography of Dorothea Lange will be in the mix. Students should expect to become well-informed about the economic and political developments of the 1930s. They should be prepared to draw conclusions about the causes of economic crisis and the political, social, and aesthetic responses to crisis, and defend those conclusions in vigorous discussions with their classmates. This program will also prepare students for the winter quarter program, . Andrew Buchman Qi Chen Paul McMillin David Shaw Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Frederica Bowcutt
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day W 13Winter This program investigates people's relationships with plants for food, fiber, medicine and aesthetics. We will examine economic botany including agriculture, forestry, herbology and horticulture. We will also work through a botany textbook learning about plant anatomy, morphology and systematics. Lectures based on the textbook readings will be supplemented with laboratory work. Students will explore how present form and function informs us about the evolution of major groups of plants such as mosses, ferns, conifers and flowering plants. Students will get hands-on experience studying plants under microscopes and in the field. To support their work in the field and lab, students will learn how to maintain a detailed and illustrated nature journal. Students will write a major research paper on a plant of their choosing. Through a series of workshops, they will learn to search the scientific literature, manage bibliographic data, and interpret and synthesize information, including primary sources. Frederica Bowcutt Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Glenn Landram
  Program FR–SOFreshmen - Sophomore 16 16 Day S 13Spring Would you like to better understand the business world’s set of numbers? This program will provide the quantitative reasoning for the conduct and understanding of business and finance in today’s world. We will focus on contemporary business issues, as well as offer an introduction to personal finance and investing. This program also includes four credits of basic undergraduate statistics, which will serve as a foundation for further work in advanced social sciences including graduate programs (e.g., an MBA or MPA) requiring statistics. But fear not: this material is useful, practical and very doable. We will examine the financial challenges faced by smaller businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals, and what it takes to be effective in our current economic environment. There will be workshops, lectures, films, guest speakers and student-led sessions. Readings from daily newspapers such as the , magazines such as the and , and texts such as by Thomas Friedman will increase student familiarity with current business topics and help students develop the skills to organize and analyze business, economic and financial information. Strategies for effectively presenting quantitative information will also be covered. Glenn Landram Mon Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Spring Spring
Sheryl Shulman, Aaron Skomra and Neal Nelson
Signature Required: Winter 
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter The goal of this program is to learn the intellectual concepts and skills that are essential for advanced work in computer science. Students will have the opportunity to achieve a deeper understanding of increasingly complex computing systems by acquiring knowledge and skills in mathematical abstraction, problem solving, and the organization and analysis of hardware and software systems. The program covers material such as algorithms, data structures, computer organization and architecture, logic, discrete mathematics and programming in a liberal arts computer science curriculum. In both quarters the program content will be organized around four interwoven themes. The theme covers concepts and structures of computing systems from digital logic to operating systems. The theme concentrates on learning how to design and code programs to solve problems. The theme helps develop mathematical reasoning, theoretical abstractions and problem solving skills needed for computer scientists. The theme explores social, historical or philosophical topics related to science and technology. computer science and mathematics, including computer programming, discrete mathematics, algorithms, data structures, computer architecture, and topics in technology and society. Sheryl Shulman Aaron Skomra Neal Nelson Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Grace Huerta
  Program FR ONLYFreshmen Only 16 16 Day S 13Spring As K-12 classrooms continue to reflect the country's increasingly diverse population, what daily actions can we do to collectively challenge racism in our communities, schools and colleges? Can we generate an antiracist theoretical framework that rejects inaccurate notions of human difference, values diverse forms of knowledge, and questions institutional inequalities? In this program, we will pursue answers to these questions by examining, through an understanding of history, antiracist theory and educational research, how we can improve our efforts to support a more equitable school system.We will begin by analyzing a working definition of racism that frames intentional, as well as unintentional, normalized acts of inequality over time. We will challenge depictions in the literature and the media that promote the essentialization of diverse groups. Through an analysis of case study research, we will also explore the lived experiences of diverse learners whose identities are often impacted by assumptions and disparities found in communities and school settings. In order to deconstruct such assumptions, students will engage in reflective writing, research and media analysis over the course of the program.In addition, we will investigate specific everyday actions local activists and educators generate to confront inequalities. By using qualitative research methods, such as field experience, participant observation, interviews and document analysis, we will collect and report our findings that document how specific antiracist strategies can be created to both affirm and help students achieve academically within their respective institutional structures.Lastly, we will demonstrate our understanding of everyday antiracist practices by conducting multimedia presentations that merge theory, field work and practice. Possible themes that may emerge through our own antiracist study may include examining students' funds of knowledge and designing teaching and learning strategies to support intra-group interactions. multicultural education, cultural studies, language and literature. Grace Huerta Mon Tue Thu Freshmen FR Spring Spring
Robert Esposito
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall This focused, one-quarter, movement-based program, involves progressive study in modern dance composition, theory, and technique. Prior dance experience at the beginner/intermediate level is advised.Activities will include regular classes in Laban-based Nikolais/Louis dance technique, theory, improvisation, composition, and seminar. Students will engage in vigorous physical activity based in basic anatomy and dance kinesiology, using a Pilates-based floor barre. Mind-body (somatic) work will be based on Feldenkrais’ “Awareness Through Movement” and theories of Gestalt psychology. Regular work in dance improvisation and composition will emphasize the personal and group dynamics of power-freedom-belonging-fun. Students will learn basic craft principles of composition: the formal design of space, time, shape and motion, drawing content from their own life experience and past interdisciplinary study to create original dance theatre work. Compositions will be performed weekly in performance forums that include faculty and student-centered critique and analysis.Theory, texts, and seminar will review the history, development, and methodology of dance and movement as somatic therapy, draw distinctions between art and psychology; and explore the creative process in therapy and the therapeutic efficacy of dance and other art forms. Seminar will draw on texts in psychology, art history, linguistics, poetics, and neurophysiology to develop skills in critical analysis and discourse, as well as situating texts, art and performance in their historical and sociocultural contexts. Writing will balance creative and analytical forms and research styles. The program culminates with a Week 10 showing of selected student work. dance and theatre. Robert Esposito Mon Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Amy Cook and Kabby Mitchell
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day W 13Winter S 13Spring Dance is a complex mix of human physiology, emotion and culture. The term "dance" has also been used by animal behaviorists to describe movements animals do as part of courtship and other social interactions. In this program we will explore dance from these various perspectives. Students will develop the skills necessary to dance and will gain a better understanding of what is behind the movements--both in terms of anatomy and physiology and in terms of what dance means to us as humans. We will examine and perform dance, not simply within categories like ballet or modern, but from a broader perspective of movement and culture.In winter we will examine the anatomical and physiological basis of dance and other demanding activities. Through labs, lectures and workshops we will look at the structure of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and how these function both independently and together to allow us to do anything from walking across the street to performing the complex movements of dance. These ideas will be reinforced in dance workshops and students will be encouraged to learn through paying attention to what is happening in their own bodies. Students will begin to develop an understanding of the dance community and how it fits into a larger social and community context.In spring we will continue our examination of the physiology of dance and integrate energy, metabolism, balance and coordination with cultural studies. Students will continue to develop and hone their movement and dance skills in workshops and work towards a final performance in which they will be asked to show what they have learned in the program and bring together the major program themes. We will also look at the activities that animal behaviorists call dance and compare them to dance in humans. What are animals trying to communicate in their dances? Is there any evidence of individuality or creativity in animal dance? Students will be encouraged to think deeply about what dance is and whether it is unique to humans.This program is for anyone who has an interest in dance, human biology and culture and students do not need to have a background in either dance or science to succeed in the program. In taking an interdisciplinary approach to dance we hope to attract both students who have a long-term interest in dance as a career and students who have never before thought about learning to dance but are interested in human physiology and culture and would like to be involved in a creative approach to learning the major concepts of these fields. Amy Cook Kabby Mitchell Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter Spring
Rebecca Sunderman and Kabby Mitchell
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall In this program we will investigate the basic languages of dance and chemistry. We will explore properties in chemistry connected to movement (conductivity, molecular vibrations, energy, reactivity, and solubility) and study how chemicals both construct and move within the human body. Students will become in tune with their bodies through movement workshops and scientific studies of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and body chemistry. In teams students will construct choreography of chemical processes. Some time will also be spent unpacking issues of privilege, stereotypes, and accessibility in both the fields of dance and chemistry.We will explore these topics through seminar assignments, exams/quizzes, reflection writing, laboratory experiments, movement workshops, and a group choreography assignment. No previous experience in dance or chemistry is required. This program will be participating in the new academic statement initiative. Rebecca Sunderman Kabby Mitchell Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Ulrike Krotscheck
  Program FR–SOFreshmen - Sophomore 16 16 Day S 13Spring This program examines the material remains of past civilizations, including architecture, art, mortuary remains, and written sources. Our investigation takes us, virtually, to every corner of the globe and to many different periods in history, from the Mediterranean to Easter Island, and from the Neolithic Middle East to Colonial America. Primarily, we explore how the remains of past civilizations provide archaeologists and historians with clues that unlock the secrets of ancient societies. Students will gain a broad understanding of global prehistory and history, the rise and fall of civilizations, and human impact on the environment throughout history. We will examine how humans lived (the development of urbanism), how they organized their societies (experiments in politics), what they ate (hunter-gatherer to agriculture), how they worshiped (religion and myth), how they treated others (warfare and sacrifice), and how they explained the inexplicables of human existence (such as the afterlife).In addition, we will learn about the history of archaeological investigation and discuss archaeological methods and fieldwork techniques. These include different types of site formation processes (wet sites, dry sites, cold sites) as well as different excavation techniques, such as the differences between terrestrial and underwater archaeology. We will discuss how archaeologists and historians "date" the remains that they find using both "relative" and "absolute" dating techniques. Students will learn about the scientific methods used to find out detailed information about ancient peoples, such as what their diet was or how they dealt with injury and disease. Finally, we'll discuss the meaning of archaeology and the presentation of the past to different modern populations around the world. Students will have the opportunity to participate weekly in the work of a local archaeological lab and survey project.  We may also take an overnight field trip to the Makah Cultural Museum on the Olympic Peninsula, is schedule allows.  In addition, we will research archaeological sites around the globe using digital resources and we will learn to write site reports and draft archaeological artifacts and site plans. A research paper tailored to each student's specific interest will be the capstone of this program at the end of the quarter. This program assumes no prior knowledge of archaeology, and will be of interest to any student wishing to learn more about the ancient world, history, or who is interested in pursuing archaeological fieldwork in the future. humanities, social science, history, archaeology, and sociology. Ulrike Krotscheck Mon Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Spring Spring
Eddy Brown
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day W 13Winter In what situations, milieux, and other kinds of settings do characters find or put themselves? How and why did they get there? How do they then behave? What habits, values, self-identity paradigms, world views, conscious and unconscious needs, goals and fears drive them and affect or determine their actions and decisions? The answers to these key questions help authors to create compelling, rounded characters in realistic settings, dramatized through vivid, engaging scenes with meaningful subtexts, in stories that are surprising yet convincing. With that in mind, this class will explore these and other narrative design elements in service of students constructing their own short fiction prose narratives.Students will also be given the guidance and tools for analyzing existing literary texts. Along with reading, discussing and writing about selected published materials, students will consider and practice spontaneous and experimental modes of story development, as well as apply some established cinematic and classical dramatic paradigms for story structure and development.Typical program activities will include writing exercises, story drafting, self-editing, small- and large-group peer activities including writing critiques, and weekly seminars on assigned readings. The major project will be a short story that has undergone revision through several drafts.In general, students will explore and practice story crafting, writing as a process, fiction genres, and literary analysis, and are expected to be active, consistently engaged members of a learning community.Interested students should enter the program with sound, college-level writing skills, and ideally, having successfully completed a college-level creative writing class. Eddy Brown Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Gerardo Chin-Leo and Lucia Harrison
Signature Required: Spring 
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day W 13Winter S 13Spring This program will examine marine environments and life (The Sea) from the perspectives of science and visual arts. This program is designed for beginning students in either discipline. The Sea accounts for a major portion of the biomass and diversity of life and plays a major role in global cycles. The Sea also is a source of inspiration for artists, and artwork provides insights into the relationships of humans to this environment. Currently, The Sea faces major crises caused by human activities such as habitat degradation and natural resource over-exploitation. Science and art can contribute to effective solutions to these major environmental problems by providing an understanding of natural phenomena and insights into how nature is perceived and valued by humans. We will examine how both visual artists and marine scientists use close observation to study The Sea and produce images to communicate the results of their work. We will also study how scientific findings can provide a foundation for expressive art and how art can effectively convey the implications of scientific findings to how humans relate with nature.Activities will develop concepts and skills of marine science and visual art and examine how each discipline informs the other. Lectures will teach concepts in marine science and aesthetics and develop a basic scientific and visual arts vocabulary. Labs and field trips to local Puget Sound beaches, the San Juan Islands and Olympic Peninsula will provide opportunities to experience The Sea and to apply the concepts/skills learned in class. Weekly workshops on drawing and watercolor painting will provide technical skills for keeping illustrated field journals and strategies for developing observations into polished expressive thematic drawings. Seminars will explore how scientific and artistic activities contribute to solving environmental issues. For example, we will study how the understanding of human relationships with The Sea can be combined with knowledge of the science underlying marine phenomena to promote effective political change (artists and scientists as activists). Other themes that explore the interaction of science and art will include the Sea as: a source of food, a metaphor for human experience, a place of work or medium of transportation, and a subject of inquiry. Most assignments will integrate science and art.In winter quarter, we will focus on marine habitats including estuaries such as the Nisqually River estuary, the inter-tidal zone and the deep sea. Spring quarter will focus on the diversity and adaptations of marine life. Both quarters will include week-long overnight field trips. This program will include an outreach component where students will contribute to environmental education by developing and presenting science and art curriculum to local schoolchildren. visual arts, education, marine science, biology and ecology. Gerardo Chin-Leo Lucia Harrison Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter Spring
Clarissa Dirks and Abir Biswas
  Program FR–SOFreshmen - Sophomore 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter S 13Spring Geologic changes throughout Earth's history have strongly influenced the evolution and development of all life on earth. This year-long interdisciplinary program in biology and geology will examine the development of our planet and the cycles and transformations of matter and energy in living and nonliving systems. Students will gain an understanding of biological and physical Earth processes on a variety of scales. We will study basic concepts in earth science such as geologic time, plate tectonics, earth materials, nutrient cycling, and climate change. Living systems will be studied on the molecular, cellular, organismal and ecosystem levels, emphasizing the strong connections between biological and geological processes.Fall quarter will introduce students to fundamental principles in geology and biology by studying early Earth history and evolution. In winter quarter, we will investigate systems that highlight how earth processes support life. In spring quarter, students will use this background to engage in projects. Field trips will be an integral part of this program, allowing students to experience the natural world using skills they learned. Each quarter, program activities will include: lectures, small group problem-solving workshops, laboratories, field trips and seminars. There will be opportunities for small groups of students to conduct hands-on scientific investigations, particularly in the field. Students will learn to describe their work through scientific writing and presentations.This program is designed for students who want to take their first year of college science using an interdisciplinary framework. It will be a rigorous program, requiring a serious commitment of time and effort. Overall, we expect students to end the program in the spring with a solid working knowledge of scientific and mathematical concepts, and with the ability to reason critically and solve problems. Students will also gain a strong appreciation of the interconnectedness of biological and physical systems, and an ability to apply this knowledge to complex problems.Boating down the Colorado River though the Grand Canyon while conducting field work is a great way to learn about geological and ecological processes. All students in the program will participate in field work though only a select few (approximately 14 students) will be able to participate in the Grand Canyon river trip. For the river trip, students will be selected through an application and interview process. The expense of this trip is often prohibitive ($1,700 plus airfare to and from Las Vegas); however, alternative less expensive options for independent projects will be available so that all students gain hands-on research experience in the field.   Clarissa Dirks Abir Biswas Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Fall Fall Winter Spring
Michael Paros
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 13Spring This academically rigorous field-based course will provide students with the fundamental tools to manage livestock and grasslands by exploring the ecological relationships between ruminants and the land. We will begin the quarter learning about the physiology of grasses and their response to grazing and fire. Practical forage identification, morphology and production will be taught. Ruminant nutrition, foraging behavior, and digestive physiology will be covered as a precursor to learning about the practical aspects of establishing, assessing and managing livestock rotational grazing operations. We will divide our time equally between intensive grazing and extensive rangeland systems. Classroom lectures, workshops and guest speakers will be paired with weekly field trips to dairy, beef, sheep and goat grazing farms. There will be an overnight trip to Eastern Washington where students can practice their skills in rangeland monitoring. Other special topics that will be covered in the program include: co-evolutionary relationships between ruminants and grasses, targeted and multi-species grazing, prairie ecology and restoration, controversies in public land grazing, and perennial grain development. animal agriculture, ecology, conservation, rangeland management, animal physiology and behavior. Michael Paros Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Brian Walter, Susan Fiksdal and Sara Sunshine Campbell
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter What can a poll tell us about the outcome of an election? Do test scores really indicate whether a public school is "good"? What do gas prices have to do with social equity? Why are food labels a social justice issue?Quantitative literacy is a powerful tool that allows one not only to understand complex real-world phenomena but also to effect change. Educator and social justice advocate Eric Gutstein says that reading the world with mathematics means "to use mathematics to understand relations of power, resource inequities, and disparate opportunities between different social groups and to understand explicit discrimination based on race, class, gender, language, and other differences."In this program, we will "read the world with mathematics" as we consider issues of social justice, focusing particularly on how quantitative as well as qualitative approaches can deepen our understanding. The program work will develop students' knowledge of mathematics and examine issues of inequity using quantitative tools. In addition, students will work on persuasive writing and develop a historical understanding of current social structures. Our goal for our students is to expand their sense of social agency, their capacity to understand issues related to equity, and their ability to take action and work toward social change.In fall, we will study presidential and congressional national elections in the United States. We'll look at quantitative approaches to polling and the electoral process, including study of the electoral college system, and qualitative approaches to campaign advertising and political speeches. We'll examine the changing role of media, such as radio, television, the Internet and social media, by studying past presidential campaigns and how they've impacted today's campaigns. This work will include workshops in statistics and other quantitative approaches; workshops in discourse analysis of ads, blogs and social media websites; writing workshops; lectures; films and other media; book seminars; synthesis seminars; and a final project including quantitative and qualitative analysis of some aspect of the 2012 national elections.In winter quarter, we will investigate common experiences students have with mathematical work by studying the U.S. education system and mathematics education in particular. Civil rights activist Bob Moses has said that mathematics education in our public schools is a civil rights issue. Economic access depends on mathematical literacy, yet many students are marginalized by the middle-class curriculum and teaching practices of our public schools. Our exploration of this issue will inform our learning as we develop our own mathematical literacy.There are no mathematics requirements for this program. It is designed specifically to accommodate students who are uncertain of their mathematical skills, or who have had negative experiences with mathematics in the past. It is an introduction to college-level mathematics in the areas of statistics, probability, discrete mathematics, geometry and algebra. The program will also provide opportunities for students who wish to advance their mathematical understanding beyond the introductory level in these areas. Brian Walter Susan Fiksdal Sara Sunshine Campbell Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
John Filmer
Signature Required: Spring 
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day W 13Winter S 13Spring 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. Winter quarter will focus on these basic skills in preparation for advanced work including projects and research. Students will engage in discussions with practitioners in businesses and various other private sector and government organizations. Students will be actively involved in research and project work which may provide an opportunity to investigate and design exciting internships for the spring quarter. Class work will include lectures, book seminars, projects and case studies. Texts will include by Thomas Zimmerer by Thomas Sowell, by M. Neil Browne and Stuart Keeley, and by John A. Tracy. Spring quarter will be a continuation of winter quarter enriched with possible topics in leadership, business planning, communication, case studies, financial analysis, marketing, global business, the national economy and spread sheet techniques.  Topics will largely be tailored to the needs of the classs and students may also take some of their credits in internships or special projects.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 Mon Wed Fri Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter Spring
Zoe Van Schyndel and Brenda Hood
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter Why do some organizations succeed while others fail? One answer to this question lies in the decisions and strategies organizations select. Others may be found by examining an organization's ability to adapt to fluid legal, cultural, political, environmental, and economic realities. Strong, competent leadership results in strong, successful organizations. This program will explore the essentials of for-profit and non-profit entrepreneurial business development through the study of basic business principles, sources of innovation, systems analysis, leadership decision-making, social responsibility, and ethics.We will explore the multidimensional aspects of “Power” in business entrepreneurship: to create innovative organizations that address the needs of today and tomorrow; to be the drivers of social, economic, and political change; and to utilize resources of the natural world essential to the development and exponential growth of society. We will engage in a critical analysis of historic and contemporary cases to examine the synergies of energy technology and entrepreneurship (whale oil, coal, oil, and alternative energy sources), as well as mini-cases to examine other examples of natural resource utilization and entrepreneurship (such as fisheries and forestry).You will be introduced to the tools, skills and concepts you need to develop strategies for navigating organizations in an ever-changing environment. Business management is a highly interdisciplinary profession, in which  knowledge of the liberal arts and 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 define far-thinking and effective organizational leaders. Fall quarter will focus on basic business principles, understanding the business lifecycle and entrepreneurship within the larger context of systems dynamics, and on case studies in energy and natural resources. In early October, we begin with a team-building adventure—sailing in the San Juan Islands on the Zodiac. Zodiac trip dates will be October 2-4, 2012 and include one night camping and one night aboard ship.  Winter quarter will continue building on these concepts and incorporate critical discussions around ethics and “good business.” Cases will explore concepts of dependence and change, power and politics through such topics as coal, oil, and other natural resource utilization and exploitation. Outside speakers representing a spectrum of organizations from the for-profit and non-profit arenas will be included throughout both quarters to provide a diversity of perspective and experiences.Class work throughout the academic year will include lectures, book seminars, projects, films, workshops, case studies, guest presentations, group and individual assignments, and field trips. By the end of the program, students will be expected to demonstrate competence in current business practices and concepts in innovation and entrepreneurship, environmental impact, sustainability, and distributive justice as ethical and social concerns.  Expect to read a lot, study hard and be challenged to think clearly, logically and often. business, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Zoe Van Schyndel Brenda Hood Tue Thu Fri Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Brenda Hood
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day W 13Winter What does it mean to be a successful entrepreneur? What does authentic success look like to the individual, to the organization, to the larger community, and to the economy? These logical questions arise after realizing traditional small business approaches which attempt to achieve excessive profits often fail socially, ethically and economically. Today's creative entrepreneurs may realize, far too late, they are doing something they really don't want with their lives, and to the world, in pursuit of some idealized vision of independence and wealth. How might we reconsider entrepreneurial success and economic progress in terms of having a purpose and quality of life: meaningful work within an empowering organizational culture that sustains us financially, community well-being, a healthy environment, and supportive, collaborative relationships?This program will build on the skills learned in fall quarter’s Entrepreneurship and Power program. The fall program focused on basic business principles, the process of how to start a business, understanding the business lifecycle, business finances, organizational behavior, marketing, and entrepreneurship within the larger context of systems dynamics. The winter program builds on this foundation to incorporate critical discussions around entrepreneurship with a purpose: social responsibility, economic development, principled leadership, and “good business.” Case analyses will investigate business ethics and strategic management. We will apply these concepts and skills toward building a dream business that identifies and explores key aspects of feasibility analysis, business planning, and strategic planning.The program will be foundational for forming business pathways to move toward greater cultural, economic, and environmental sustainability. Throughout the program we will ask: how might entrepreneurs innovate, challenge and transform their cultures and their environments as well as themselves? One of the goals of this program is to develop a set of competencies that will address this need, in an increasingly challenging economic and business climate, as we also engage in developing a well-rounded liberal arts education. You will be introduced to the tools, skills, and concepts you need to develop strategies for navigating organizations in an ever-changing environment. You will develop critical reading, writing, and thinking skills in the liberal arts, as we promote and implement concepts of social change, life-long learning, and personal and community enrichment. Class work will includes lectures, book seminars, projects, films, workshops, field trips, case studies, guest presentations, and group and individual assignments. By the end of the program, students will be expected to demonstrate competence in current business practices and concepts in innovation and entrepreneurship, economic development, environmental impact, sustainability, leadership decision-making, and distributive justice as ethical and social concerns. Expect to read a lot, study hard, and be challenged to think and communicate clearly, logically, and often. Brenda Hood Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Frances V. Rains
  Program FR–SOFreshmen - Sophomore 16 16 Day F 12 Fall Native American women have been erased from history.  It is not that they did not exist; it is that they were , omitted from history lessons.  At the same time, stereotypes such as "squaw" and "princess" have plagued Native women since 1492.  Ironically, the history of Native women has reflected a different reality with a long tradition of standing strong for justice.  Native women have stood to protect: the lands and the natural world, their cultures, languages, the health of their families, and Tribal Sovereignty.  But few learn about these Native women, who consistently defied the stereotypes, to work for the betterment of their peoples and nations. Drawing upon the experiences and writings of such women, we will explore the ways in which leadership is articulated in many Native American communities. We will critique how feminist theory has both served and ignored Native women. Through case studies, autobiography, literature and films, we will analyze how Native women have argued for sovereignty and developed agendas that privilege community over individuality. We will explore the activism of 20th century Native women leaders, particularly in the areas of the environment, the family system and the law. This program will implement decolonizing methodologies to give voice to some of these women, while deconstructing the stereotypes, in order to honor and provide a different way of knowing about these courageous Native American women, past and present.  As well, as a lower division program, campus services will be introduced and emphasized across the quarter. Students will develop skills as writers, researchers and potential advocates by studying scholarly and imaginative works and conducting research. Through extensive reading and writing, dialogue, art, films and possible guest speakers, we will investigate important aspects of the life and times of some of these Native American women across the centuries.   Frances V. Rains Mon Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Fall Fall
Rachel Hastings and Bret Weinstein
  Program FR ONLYFreshmen Only 16 16 Day S 13Spring Human language is amongst the most complex phenomena ever to arise through Darwinian selection. The human body and brain have been heavily modified at a genetic level to allow language acquisition, processing and speech, yet the evidence is overwhelming that languages evolve and are passed on through a process that is entirely cultural. This has allowed individual languages to change rapidly as populations have spread, diverged and fused over space and time.The evolution of human language has made our species unique. Once we as individuals acquire language in childhood, massive stores of cultural content can be efficiently transmitted into our developing brains—information that ranges from the factual to the emotional, from the narrative to the instructive. We download our human programming from the living members of our tribes.Controversies abound about the origins of this language capacity in humans, the relationship between human language and the communication systems of other animals, and the relationship between language and culture. In this program we will study a variety of possible responses to these and other issues relating to the evolution of language. A major focus of our work will be to develop and use critical and analytical thinking in order to propose our own hypotheses in response to linguistic and biological data.Our study will encompass the two principal meanings of "language evolution": the evolutionary origins of language in humans, and the cultural change in language(s) over time leading to families of languages which are descended from common ancestor languages. These two lines of inquiry will require us to study evolutionary processes more generally. We will discuss ways in which genetic evolution and cultural evolution interact and we will consider theories of linguistic change. We will focus on the multiple evolutionary emergence points of written language, and investigate the cultural diffusion of this trait between populations.We will read, have lecture, and have detailed seminar and workshop discussions. Students will be expected to generate and defend hypotheses and predictions in a supportive and rigorous environment. We will spend time looking at nature and listening to spoken language to obtain primary data. The program work and assignments will be geared towards generating deep predictive insight. It is best suited to self-motivated students with a deep commitment to comprehending that which is knowable, but unknown. Rachel Hastings Bret Weinstein Freshmen FR Spring Spring
Donald Morisato and Martha Rosemeyer
Signature Required: Winter  Spring 
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter S 13Spring What should we eat? What is the link between diet and health? How do we define "organic" and "local" food? How are our agricultural practices linked to issues of sustainability?This program will take a primarily scientific approach to food and cooking. The topics will span a broad range of scale, from ecological agriculture to molecular structure, including sustainable production, the coevolution of humans and food, the connection between food and medicine, as well as the transformation of food through the processes of cooking and fermentation. Throughout history, food and cooking have not only been essential for human sustenance, but have played a central role in the economic and cultural life of civilizations. This interdisciplinary exploration of food will take a broad ecological systems approach as it examines the biology and chemistry of food, while also incorporating political, historical and anthropological perspectives.Students will directly apply major concepts learned in lectures to experiments in the laboratory and kitchen. Field trips will provide opportunities for observing food production and processing in the local community. Program themes will be reinforced in problem-solving workshop sessions and seminar discussions focused on topics addressed by such authors as Michael Pollan, Harold McGee, Gary Paul Nabhan, Sidney Mintz and Sandor Katz.In fall quarter, we will introduce the concept of food systems, and analyze conventional and sustainable agricultural practices. We will examine the botany of vegetables, fruits, seed grains and legumes that constitute most of the global food supply. In parallel, we will study the genetic principles of plant and animal breeding, and the role of evolution in the selection of plant and animal species used as food by different human populations. We will consider concepts in molecular biology that will allow us to understand and assess genetically modified crops.In winter quarter, we shift our attention to cooking and nutrition. We will explore the biochemistry of food, beginning with basic chemical concepts, before moving on to the structure of proteins, carbohydrates and fats. We will study meat, milk, eggs, vegetables and cereal doughs, and examine what happens at a biochemical level during the process of cooking and baking. We will explore how our bodies digest and recover nutrients, and consider the physiological roles of vitamins and antioxidants, as well as the complex relationship between diet, disease and genetics. Finally, we will study the physiology of taste and smell, critical for the appreciation of food.In spring quarter, we will examine the relationship between food and microbes, from several different perspectives. We will produce specific fermented foods, while studying the underlying biochemical reactions. We will also consider topics in microbiology as they relate to food safety and food preservation, and focus on specific interactions between particular microbes and the human immune system. Donald Morisato Martha Rosemeyer Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Bill Arney
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall Simone Weil Curtis White Sherry Turkle, one of the most astute analysts of the effects of digital culture on everyday life, wrote recently that our reliance on our gadgets leads to this sense of self: “...in order to feel more, and to feel more like ourselves, we connect.  But in our rush to connect, we flee from solitude, our ability to be separate and gather ourselves.  Lacking the capacity for solitude, we turn to other people but don't experience them as they are.  It is as though we use them, need them as spare parts to support our increasingly fragile selves" (Turkle, "The Flight from Conversation," , April 21, 2012).  Fragile selves?  Fleeing solitude?  Using others as props for our impoverished lives?  Is this the new form of freedom to which we are confined? Together we will ask, if we are free, how do we live good lives?  Among other things, how should we treat others?  Our springboard is the work of Martin Buber (1878-1965).  Because we are free, Buber said, we simply have to what to do in our relationships with others.  But one has to decide with one’s whole being: passionately, intentionally, forcefully decide how to respond to the present situation in its existential uniqueness.  And one has to decide without relying on rules, historical precedence, laws, ethics, moral codes or principles.  Buber went further: not to decide on one’s responsibility in this moment—to live in a state of decisionlessness—leaves one open to being managed, conditioned, controlled; in decisionlessness, one is not free and cannot act or live well. Buber’s early studies of mysticism taught him that one must focus on one's own inner life to be able to respond well to others.  But the aim of a person beginning with his own self is “the intention of establishing a living mutual relation between himself and them.”  The aim is “genuine dialogue,” living life in and through what Buber called “I-You” (or “I-Thou”) relationships instead of more conventional “I-It” relationship where other people become only characters and props in the script of my life.  We will learn what Buber meant by “the life of dialogue” and trace his influences on education, psychotherapy, ethics, and international relations.  We supplement Buber's work with other material on mysticism and on relationships with other humans and the natural world.In addition to our common work and contemplative practices, including dream workshops, students will pursue, individually or in groups, an independent study that matters. Bill Arney Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Greg Mullins and Trevor Griffey
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter Where is home, and what would it be like to be free?According to cultural critic Robin DG Kelley, these burning questions about love and belonging, and not mere experiences of oppression, lay at the heart of the radical imagination. “Once we strip radical social movements down to their bare essence and understand the collective desires of people in motion,” he says, “freedom and love lay at the very heart of the matter.”Taking Kelley’s insight as our starting point, this program will use the study of history and literature to explore the intersections between three revolutionary social movements of the 1960s: the black freedom movement, the women’s liberation movement, and the sexual liberation movement.Our focus in fall will be themes of home and exile, freedom and slavery, and the role of love in imagining the kind of world we want to live in. We will revisit the history of the black freedom movement to imagine what civil rights movement history might look like if told as the struggle for a new world instead of the struggle for political rights. We will visit Washington DC on a field trip during the first week of November to study the politics of remembering the civil rights movement, including the iconic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in August, 1963.Our inquiry into the black freedom movement will serve as a model for how we then move on to explore the literature and histories of the women’s liberation and gay and lesbian sexual liberation movements during winter quarter. Instead of studying them as mere demands for political rights, we will study ways in which their demands for liberation opened up a space for revolutionary politics, and how activists’ radical imagination for what liberation would mean inspired the cultural revolutions of the 1960s. history, literature, and fields related to social and cultural analysis such as education, human services, government, policy, etc. Greg Mullins Trevor Griffey Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Bill Arney
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day W 13Winter What is the aim of education? Self-awareness? Self expression? The good life? An above-average job in a congenial community? Culture? Collaborative and responsible participation in our diverse society? Creative disobedience? To become a life-long student? "The creation of possessions for all time, the creation of beauty and the discovery of significant truths, as well as the performance of good acts"? Before you answer, remember: You're college students, so (Friedrich Nietzsche) We'll not hurry. We will take our time with good responses to our question. The answer you decide on could change your life.The program will include an independent study of considerable significance, undertaken individually or in a group, and contemplative practices. Bill Arney Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Bill Arney
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 13Spring What is power and how should one live in it? Early in his career, Michel Foucault (1926-1984) described power's various practices of division: the separation of the sane from the insane, the pathological from the normal, the law-abiding citizen from the criminal. Later he described modern structures of power, a micro-physics of power, that induce people to become self managers: "He who is subjected to a field of visibility, and who knows it, assumes responsibility for the constraints of power; he makes them play spontaneously upon himself; he inscribes in himself the power relation in which he simultaneously plays both roles; he becomes the principle of his own subjection." Foucault even argued that the self and the soul are creations of power. Near the end of his life, he articulated a new project: "seeking to give new impetus, as far and wide as possible, to the undefined work of freedom." He re-imagined the possibility of self-fashioning, of the care of the self, of an art of living.We'll follow Foucault's course and see where it leads us. Readings by Foucault will include , the three volumes of , , , and . Students, alone or in groups, will complete independent work that will be more admirable than convincing. Contemplative practices, of course. None specified. Bill Arney Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Toska Olson
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 13Spring Around the world, people's sex, gender and bodies have been socially constructed in ways that have had profound impacts on power and interpersonal dynamics. This program is a sociological and anthropological exploration of gender, masculinity, femininity and power. We will examine questions such as: How do expectations of masculine and feminine behavior manifest themselves worldwide in social institutions like work, families, schools and the media? How do social theorists explain the current state of gender stratification? How does gender intersect with issues of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and social class identity? One major component of our inquiry will be an investigation of how people move, adorn and utilize their bodies to shape and reflect gender and sexuality. We will examine topics such as prostitution, body modification, standards of beauty and reproduction.We will study cross-cultural variation in gendered experiences and opportunities within several different social institutions. Lectures, sociological fieldwork exercises, and seminar readings will provide students with common knowledge about gender theory and gendered experiences in the United States and elsewhere. Students' collaborative research presentations will provide the class with information about gender in cultures other than their own.This program involves extensive student-initiated research and puts a heavy emphasis on public speaking and advanced group work. Students will learn how to conduct cross-cultural library research on gender, and will produce a research paper that represents a culmination of their best college writing and thinking abilities. Students are invited to register for this program if they are excited about working closely in a small group and conducting a large-scale independent research project. Students should be prepared to spend at least 20 hours per week in the library conducting research for these projects.Credit may be awarded in areas such as sociology of sex, gender, and bodies; cultural studies; anthropology of sex, gender, and bodies; student-originated studies; and collaborative research and presentation. Toska Olson Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Toska Olson and Susan Fiksdal
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day W 13Winter What are the signals we learn and display to perform our gender? How do different cultures create and maintain gender differences? This program will explore these questions and others through the lenses of sociolinguistics and sociology. We will examine the ways that masculinities and femininities are socially constructed through language and other symbolic interactions within the context of a variety of social situations. We will investigate the privileges displayed through gendered performances and examine how people reproduce, contest, or redefine the categories that come to define their identities.A major component of our studies will involve weekly fieldwork exercises that scrutinize the social construction process occurring around us. Using a variety of concepts and methodologies from sociolinguistics and sociology, we will examine sources including informal conversations, advertisements, children's toys and books, and several forms of media. Students should be prepared to read a variety of texts including journal articles, academic texts, ethnographies and short fiction. In a final project, students will write a detailed research proposal based on the work we have done. Toska Olson Susan Fiksdal Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Lydia McKinstry and Paula Schofield
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 13Spring This one-quarter program will offer an intensive introduction to the concepts and methods of college-level general chemistry. We will use an organizing theme that is based on the cycles and transformations of matter and energy at a variety of scales in both living and nonliving systems. Use of quantitative methods will be emphasized in all areas of the program, gaining additional insights into these processes. Students will undertake assignments focused on interpreting and integrating all of the topics covered. Our work will emphasize critical thinking and quantitative reasoning, as well as the development of proficient writing and speaking skills.Program activities will include lectures, small-group problem-solving workshops, laboratories and field trips. Students can expect to spend at least a full day in lab each week, maintain laboratory notebooks, write formal laboratory reports and give formal presentations of their work. Group work will also include reading and discussion of topics of current or historical significance in chemistry. It will be a rigorous program, requiring a serious commitment of time and effort on the part of the student. Overall, we expect students to end the program with the ability to reason critically, solve problems, and have hands-on experience with general chemistry.This program provides the equivalent of of a year-long course in general chemistry and will give students the chemistry prerequisite needed to pursue upper division work in chemistry, biochemistry and environmental science. Lydia McKinstry Paula Schofield Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Laurance Geri and Peter Dorman
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter In this program we will explore the interconnections between global finance, energy systems, and climate change.  We will seek to understand the causes of the 2008 financial collapse, the complexity of energy systems and their relationship to changes in the climate, and the range of actions that would stabilize the national and global economies and reduce the risks associated with a warmer planet.The program will include an introduction to micro and macro economics, the study of energy systems, and the science of climate change.  We will consider how international organizations influence national and global policies in the financial, energy and environmental spheres. Using these frameworks we will study the linkages between these phenomena and the actions we can take to speed the global energy transition and create a more stable and just international system.Program activities will include lectures, workshops, guest speakers, seminars on books and papers, films and possibly field trips.   Credit may be awarded in micro and macro economics, international political economy, energy policy, and energy and climate change.  Laurance Geri Peter Dorman Mon Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Jennifer Gerend and Anthony Tindill
  Program FR–SOFreshmen - Sophomore 16 16 Day S 13Spring In this program we consider the beloved urban spaces where people come to stroll, browse shops and restaurants, push a child in a stroller or walk a dog. In these places we meet friends, hold community festivals and more solemn events. Some spaces are always bustling, while others are largely avoided. Design plays a major part. What regulations guide the design of a space, and who is involved in the design process? How can communities participate? How are historically significant sites considered, and what is “worthy” of preservation? We will explore urban design principles and their application (or lack thereof) in communities throughout the Northwest and on our own campus.Students will gain an introduction to the fields of architecture, urban planning and historic preservation through the shared focus on urban design. We will read influential texts, examine images, and visit places with a critical eye on the individual components that comprise an urban setting.We will engage in careful readings of the texts, seminar discussion, case studies, writing assignments, and field trips. In studio workshop time, students will have an opportunity to explore design thinking and urban design principles in a theoretical design project. Jennifer Gerend Anthony Tindill Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Spring Spring
Lisa Sweet, Miranda Mellis and Elizabeth Williamson
  Program FR–SOFreshmen - Sophomore 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter Iconoclasm is about more than just destroying or defacing an existing image--it also creates its own symbolic content. This program addresses iconoclasm as both a contemporary and a historical phenomenon, asking questions such as: What perceptions and convictions inspire people to attack, deface or destroy images? What is achieved by burning a Quran or toppling a statue of a government leader?This program is designed for students with interest in aesthetic philosophy and printmaking. Over the course of 20 weeks, we will explore several case studies of the destruction of images--from religious objects to 'canonized' works of art in museums, from iconoclasm borne of religious conviction, to more familiar forms associated with political dissent. We will also cover image-breaking as an artistic strategy. Our collective project will be to gain clarity on the impulses, expressions and consequences of iconoclasms.Fall quarter will provide students with a framework for understanding the history and thinking embedded in instances of iconoclasm. Students will be introduced to texts and concepts through lecture and seminar, and will begin to process ideas addressing image destruction more intentionally through writing and revising critical essays. In order to heighten an understanding of concepts as well as developing new skills and habits of thought, students will learn basic intaglio printmaking techniques, providing a hands-on context in which to understand both the power of images and some consequences of iconoclasm. They will also practice storytelling with attention to the social and historical stakes of the fraught categories of truth and fiction, ethics and aesthetics. Exploratory, craft-oriented writing exercises will be assigned on a regular basis (with accompanying readings) in order to provide participants with a sense of the possibilities of form and content. Winter quarter will represent a deeper examination of events in which iconoclastic impulses go by other names: censorship, sacrilege, art history or art-making. During this second half of the program, students will also develop culminating projects synthesizing and advancing program concepts.Though we will be looking at works of art in a historical context, this is not a traditional art history class, nor does it offer a chronological survey of Western art. About 40% of students' time will be devoted to artistic practice and 60% to rigorous reading, writing and discussion. Students should be prepared to articulate the content of their artistic work, and to use creative modes of thinking to actively engage the theoretical materials presented in the program. Lisa Sweet Miranda Mellis Elizabeth Williamson Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Fall Fall Winter
Nancy Koppelman, Trevor Speller and Charles Pailthorp
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 13Spring What is character but the determination of incident? What is incident but the illustration of character? - How do we determine what to do when faced with hard choices? Is our own happiness uppermost in our minds, or is something else--loyalty to a friend, say, or religious principles? How can we live with integrity in the face of temptation or tragedy? These ethical questions demand that we think carefully about character. Character comprises not only our distinctive qualities, but also our disposition to act in certain ways, for good or ill. Indeed, our word "ethical" derives from the Greek word for character, , which, like our word, can refer to a literary figure (a character) or to an individual's qualities and dispositions. In this program, we study works of philosophy, history, drama and fiction that illuminate our understanding of character. We explore how character affects, and is affected by, desire, deliberation, action and suffering. We read literary and historical accounts that illustrate the character of people or a people. These accounts may portray profound moral dilemmas or day-to-day trials woven into the fabric of human experience. Texts in ethical philosophy will broaden our notions of character, particularly in relation to external goods, habit, happiness, friendship and duties. They provide powerful interpretive tools and a refined vocabulary for grappling with questions raised by our other texts. Authors will include Plato, Aristotle, Sophocles, Immanuel Kant, Soren Kierkegaard, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edith Wharton, among others.This program suits students who are prepared not only to think critically, but to investigate their own beliefs and submit them to rigorous scrutiny: that is, to practice ethical thinking as well as study it. Writing will be central to that practice, and students will write long and short essays submitted to peer and faculty review. Nancy Koppelman Trevor Speller Charles Pailthorp Mon Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Benjamin Simon, Rachel Hastings and Dharshi Bopegedera
Signature Required: Winter  Spring 
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter S 13Spring This program is a rigorous introduction to important knowledge and skills students need to continue in the natural sciences and environmental sciences. We will cover key concepts in general chemistry, general biology, and pre-calculus mathematics. Students who have completed pre-calculus will have the option of pursuing work in introductory calculus.The integration of biology, chemistry and mathematics will assist us in asking and answering questions that lie in the intersections of these fields. Such topics include the chemical structure of DNA, the mathematical modeling of biological population growth, and the equations governing chemical equilibria and kinetics. Our laboratory work in biology and chemistry will also allow us to observe phenomena, collect data, and gain first-hand insight into the complex relationship between mathematical models and experimental results.Program activities will include lectures, laboratories, workshops, scientific writing and student presentations. Disciplines will be integrated throughout the year so students can understand the natural world from multiple perspectives.During fall, we will focus on skill building in the laboratory and acquiring the basic tools in chemistry, biology and mathematics. By winter quarter, students will increase their ability to integrate disciplines, moving between established models and experimental data to ask and seek answers to their own questions.The student presentations will require students to actively participate in conversations on current topics in science. Students will engage library research, writing and oral presentations to communicate their knowledge of these topics to others. A spring quarter component will be a library or laboratory research project and presentation of their findings at the college's annual Science Carnival. This opportunity will allow students to use their knowledge of science to teach schoolchildren (in K-12) in order to improve their own understanding of science.This program is designed for students who want a foundation in science using an interdisciplinary framework. It will require a serious commitment of time and effort. Overall, we expect students to end the program in the spring with a solid working knowledge of scientific and mathematical concepts, and with the ability to reason critically and solve problems. Students will also gain a strong appreciation of the interconnectedness of biological, chemical and mathematical systems, and an ability to apply this knowledge to complex problems.Upon completion of the program, students will have completed one year of general chemistry with laboratory, general biology with laboratory and two quarters of mathematics (precalculus and possibly calculus for students who are prepared). Benjamin Simon Rachel Hastings Dharshi Bopegedera Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Sarah Ryan and Arleen Sandifer
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8, 12, 16 08 12 16 Weekend F 12 Fall W 13Winter S 13Spring Is justice a concept that is applicable to the workplace?  In approaching this question, we’ll look at the history and legacy of immigration laws, labor law as set forth in the National Labor Relations Act, and civil rights/anti-discrimination law as written in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  In addition to defining rights, these laws reflect the shape of power in society, and they can determine how workers and management interact.  Their texts were written by lawmakers; but in another sense, they were written in the streets and workplaces during turbulent times.  Class and racial biases exist in, and are reproduced by, the laws and their practices.  In this class we’ll study the social movements and conditions that led to the passage of important bodies of labor, civil rights, and immigration law.  We’ll ask how their history is important, how the struggles at their roots shaped the laws' forms, and how they affect the workplace today.Students will become acquainted with the critiques developed by scholars in Critical Race Theory and Critical Legal Studies, which help us think about power in the larger society and alternative possibilities for justice.  Be prepared for fun, active, problem-solving and hard work.  Students will learn to do basic legal and historical research.  You will get a sense of the real work of attorneys and courts, but also the work of community activists and union stewards.  Though there are no prerequisites, students should be prepared with some basic background in 20th century American history and should have the patience and persistence to read detailed histories, statutes, and legal cases.  Students who are particularly interested in either labor, civil rights, or immigration issues are strongly urged to participate in the year-long program, as the connections between these histories and legal regimes are essential to understand. law, labor organizing, history, social justice, public administration, management Sarah Ryan Arleen Sandifer Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Anne de Marcken (Forbes) and Peter Impara
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter How do our landscapes shape us and how do we shape them? How can the endeavors of science and art inform our understanding of the changing planet—what can they tell us about its past, and how can they shape its future? Both stories and maps are ways of finding patterns and organizing information: they locate us in time and space and in relation to one another. In this program, using geography and creative writing as methods of inquiry, students will encounter the environment today, discover its past, and imagine its future. Using historical and present-day climate change as a framework, we will investigate the ways cultural and personal identity emerge from the natural landscape and the ways that people, in turn, shape the environment. We will   the story of our physical environment in cultural, literary and geographic records and in the land itself. We will our own stories of place using maps and creative writing.  Experiential learning is an important aspect of this program; in addition to other day trips, we will go on an extended field trip to Washington's Long Beach Peninsula, a 28-mile spit separating the Pacific Ocean from the Willapa Bay. There we will experience firsthand the interconnectedness of climate, landscape and culture. We will use the tools of geography, creative writing, and digital media to envision and even affect the future of this landscape and how we inhabit it, and will consider and experiment with the ways information and imagination influence our sense of connection to and responsibility for the physical world.In addition to generating research and creative writing in response to the program's themes, students will collaborate to create interactive tools for public engagement and will play an active role in producing Evergreen's 2013 TEDx conference on Climate Change Innovations.Students will develop science skills through interpretation of maps and spatial data, by making their own maps, and through site and landscape analysis. They will cultivate creative writing skills through independent practice and workshop-based critique with an emphasis on creative non-fiction and hybrid literary forms such as image-based essays and interactive texts. Scientific, literary and artistic perspectives, practices, and theories will inform lectures, readings and seminars. Students will use critical and technical skills as they learn to research, analyze and interpret environments through readings and seminars, in writing and computer workshops, and by using the landscape itself as a classroom. ecology, environmental studies, geography, literature, natural history and writing. Anne de Marcken (Forbes) Peter Impara Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Lawrence Mosqueda
Signature Required: Spring 
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 13Spring What are the most effective ways to make a significant change that will be long lasting and sustainable? In this program, students will study methods of social change in the classroom and participate in local, regional, national or international groups that are making a difference, and have significant promise of continuing to do so in the future. Students will determine the area where they wish to work, and come together to study theories of social change and test those theories in their work throughout the quarter. Our seminars will examine the readings for the week and also the work each of us is engaged in for the quarter. Lawrence Mosqueda Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Mukti Khanna, Glenn Landram and Marja Eloheimo
Signature Required: Winter 
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter Mind-body medicine is an interdisciplinary field focusing on the applications of sociocultural, psychosocial, somatic and behavioral knowledge relevant to health and wellness. Fall quarter will explore historical foundations of mind-body medicine from diverse cultural and disciplinary perspectives. We will look at how mind-body medicine is being integrated into health care in disease prevention, health promotion, treatment and rehabilitation centers. During fall quarter, we will expand upon our exploration of mind-body medicine by examining some of the financial implications of our health care systems and what influence individuals have in the process.  We will also explore plants as a medicine to gain both botanical and cultural understandings as well as integrate concepts with practice.Winter quarter will allow students to implement their own Cocreative Learning Plans with program modules and individual project or internship studies. Optional program modules will include readings and seminar, health psychology, statistics for graduate school preparation, and medicinal botany.  Students who are in good academic standing may take 4-16 credits of project or internship studies within the program.  Student project and internship work will be presented in a program-wide fair at the end of the quarter. Mukti Khanna Glenn Landram Marja Eloheimo Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Jeff Antonelis-Lapp and Lucia Harrison
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall Mount Rainier, known locally as "the Mountain" or "Tahoma", dominates the landscape of the Puget Sound region and commands the attention, imagination and respect of its inhabitants. The relationship of people to the Mountain has varied widely: prized by Indigenous Peoples for a variety of activities; seen by European-American settlers as a potentially vast resource for timber and minerals; and visited as a wilderness and recreation destination for Puget Sound inhabitants and tourists from the world over.This 1-quarter program begins with a 3-day on-campus intensive that will provide instruction on keeping an illustrated field journal and thoroughly prepare students for a 9-day field trip to Mount Rainier National Park which immediately follows the orientation.  Students must be prepared for primitive campground conditions, sleeping in tents and preparing meals outdoors without electricity.  Students must also be fit for strenuous hikes and outdoor service learning work. Field trip activities will include studying the parks's natural history, hikes with and presentations by park service staff and conservation service learning.Once back on campus, we will place Mount Rainier in its historical context by studying the history of the National Park Service and Tahoma's precontact history that reaches back 8,000 years.  Each student will select a species of interest to create a thematic series of expressive drawings, conduct a scientific literature review, and write a creative nonfiction essay.  Drawing workshops will provide strategies for developing ideas visually and writing workshops will support all phases of the writing process.We will conclude the quarter with a week 10 4-day field trip returning to Mount Rainier (this time staying in cabins) during which students will share their species of interest portfolios. Jeff Antonelis-Lapp Lucia Harrison Tue Wed Thu Fri Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Karen Gaul and Therese Saliba
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter From Yoga to Facebook, transnational cultural and economic practices and new information technologies are creating an increasingly interconnected world. A central question for this program is, how do highly mobile transnational relationships such as these affect the integrity, identity, and sustainability of local communities?We will examine how particular resources (such as oil, textiles, and food) as well as technologies, labor, and ideas, have propelled migrations, cultural transformations, and movements for sustainability and justice. Tourism, for example, generates the production and consumption of cultural heritage, eco-tourism, and yoga vacations that draw millions of people to new destinations around the world, and are major economic forces, raising urgent questions about cultural sustainability in the face of globalization. At the same time, Facebook has played an instrumental role for Arab youth in organizing revolutions, highlighting the ways people may use foreign technologies to fuel movements for political and social justice.Migrations of peoples, materials, and ideas have been around for millenia, often producing vibrant cultural practices based on adaptation and innovation. Yet colonization, empire, and capitalist globalization have also contributed to the systematic destruction of indigenous and non-Western cultures, inciting various forms of resistance. Focusing on South Asia and the Middle East, we will explore the ways communities and cultures are disproportionately affected by conditions and by-products of resource extraction, unjust labor conditions, pollutants, waste disposal and broader climate change. We will consider lessons that can be learned from their movements to create sustainable and just futures in a transnational world.Through the lenses of cultural studies, cultural anthropology and sustainability studies, we will explore the tensions between movement and rootedness, the familiar and unfamiliar, and how movements for justice are conditioned by both individual and systemic change. We will draw on yoga, both as an example of cultural exchange that has fueled debates about authenticity and appropriation, and as a practice of sustainability from the inside out. Through the writings of Gandhi, Alice Walker, and Arundhati Roy, and a range of cultural, feminist, and postcolonial theories, we will explore the connections between individual and social transformation, as we seek to build communities rooted in the concepts of sustainability and justice.In fall quarter we will develop an intentional learning community, and explore program themes through lectures, films, shared readings, field trips, and workshops. We will build skills in cultural analysis through critical reading, creative writing, ethnographic methods, visual literacy, and seminar discussions. In winter quarter, students will begin to frame projects focusing on program themes in particular cultural areas, which they will develop and research. Karen Gaul Therese Saliba Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Terry Setter
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day Su 13Summer Full This program provides instruction in the use of digital recording studio equipment, microphone design and placement techniques, mixing console design, signal flow, monitoring techniques, room acoustics, and signal processing.  There will be written assignments based upon readings in Huber's , and students will present research on topics related to audio production.  Students will do at least 50 hours of recording and familiarization work in teams of two in addition to the in-class activities. We will record local musicians and produce finished mixes of the sessions. Terry Setter Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Arun Chandra and Richard Weiss
  Program FR–SOFreshmen - Sophomore 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter Systems are not only of things but the relations between them.Mathematics offers an elegant language for the creation and analysis of relations and patterns, in and out of time. In its essence it is about order, continuity and difference.Music (when not merely reproduction) comes into being when a composer desires, specifies and implements sounds in a system of relations. ("Style" being a short-hand for a particular system of sounds and their relations.)Thus, music realizes the offer of mathematics when an implementation of desire involves systems of thought: what you want is what you get---but you have to want something! and articulate it! in a language! of things! and relations!---which is cybernetics."Cybernetics is a way of thinking about ways of thinking, of which it is one." --Larry Richards.This program interleaves the composition of computer music with the mathematics and analysis of sound. We will explore how it relates to scientific methodology, creative insight and contemporary technology. We will address "things" such as music and sound, rhythms and pulses, harmonics and resonances, the physical, geometrical, and psycho-physical bases of sound, acoustics, and their differing sets of relations by which they become "systems".A composer/musician and a computer scientist/mathematician will collaborate to offer a creative and practical, accessible and deeply engaging introduction to these subjects for interested non-specialists. Our math will be at a pre-calculus level, though students may do research projects at a more advanced level if they choose. Interdisciplinary projects could include creating music algorithmically with computers, or analyzing sound mathematically.Cybernetics offers both a philosophy underlying systems of thought, as well as frameworks with which one can both analyze and create. This program is designed for those who find their art in numbers, their science in notes, their thoughts on the ground, and their feet in the stars. By combining music, mathematics and computer science, this program contributes to a liberal arts education, and appeals to the creativity of both buttocks of the brain. Arun Chandra Richard Weiss Mon Mon Tue Tue Thu Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Fall Fall Winter
Rose Jang and Marla Elliott
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  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter Vocal performance and instrumental music have existed as primary vehicles of human emotion and communication since the dawn of history and across cultural boundaries. Whether it was the choral ode recited to the accompaniment of the lyre in the classical Greek age during 5th century BCE, or the ritualistic hymns sung to the solemn tune of Zheng around the same antiquity in China, music has since accompanied literary ingenuity and punctuated everyday life via melody and rhythm in different parts of the world. Musical theatre brings under its artistic umbrella the individual forms and aesthetics of music, dance, acting, poetry, dramatic literature and architectural environment. Many parallels can be drawn between the musical theatres of the East and West.  For example, Chinese opera evolved from classical roots, through the politically frenzied revolutionary opera of the Cultural Revolution of 1966-76, and then to the current revival and reinterpretation of traditional repertory beginning in the nineteen-eighties. European musical theatre followed its own torturous path; the Renaissance Italians imitated ancient Greek theatre by creating European opera, which was then parodied by English Ballad Operas in early 18th century, and then later adapted into satiric cabaret musicals such as Brecht & Weill's two hundred years later. In this two-quarter program, we intend to study various forms of musical theatre in specific cultural context, from both Western and Eastern tradition, and aim to bring them alive by actively and seriously practicing voice, singing, acting, movement and music performance. In fall quarter, we will trace the evolution of musical theatre cross-culturally. Chinese, Japanese and other Asian musical theatre styles will be set in distinct contrast to the long trail of Western musical ventures from the classical Greek theatre, Renaissance theatre, and European opera to 20th and 21st century musical plays. We will try to understand the artistic merit and intention behind each work of musical theatre and comprehend the social, political or philosophical themes embodied by the unique combinations of music and stylized performance that each theatre adopts.At the same time we are studying history and culture in lecture, seminar, reading and writing, we will also learn to sing, to act, to play music instruments, and to set poetic texts, which may have been preserved without extant music scores, to creative new compositions in workshop and projects. Students will write songs based on Chinese texts in translation and stage fresh versions of classical Chinese musical drama using cultural knowledge and creative imagination. Winter quarter will be devoted mainly to rehearsals and production work for a major production.  Students will learn to gear all their creative and performative efforts to one complicated, full-length musical theatre piece, possibly Jeremy Barlow's setting of , and stage it in a public performance at the end of the quarter.  theater, music composition and performance, cultural studies and other studies and careers demanding good written and oral communication skills. Rose Jang Marla Elliott Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Matthew Smith
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 13Spring Today as we move into the second decade of the 21 century, environmental issues are in the mainstream. Everything from the food we eat to climate change, from the philosophy of the nature to the nature of our communities, from economic policy to our understanding of earth and human history is being rethought. This program provides an opportunity for students to read and respond to some of the best new environmental writing and ideas in the context of classic texts in the field. We will trace the origins of nature writing, the twin traditions of exploration and romanticism as they emerge and develop in the early 19 and early 20 century. Authors including Thoreau, Emerson,; and Aldo Leopold, A will form the background for our reading of contemporary nature writing and environmental thinking. We will read contemporary writers including Gary Snyder, ; Freeman House, ; Terry Tempest Williams, ; John Vaillent, : Timothy Morton,  and Barbara Kingsolver, . We will supplement our work with poetry, articles and essays. We will read and discuss each text carefully. We will maintain a reader’s journal in which we reflect upon the text and themes that have emerged in our reading. Students will be expected to write short formal essays, an extended piece of nature writing, and a research essay dealing with a particular topic, writer, or theme that has emerged from our work. Each student should anticipate becoming the resident expert in the work of at least one of our authors or one major issue.The program is designed to give students an opportunity to read a variety of important pieces of environmental literature and to work on their own writing. We will share our writing with peer and faculty support and will expect all students to participate regularly in all phases of the program. Our work will offer opportunities for serious conversation, focused research, and reflection on personal and collective understandings of environmental ethics and action. Matthew Smith Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Jeff Antonelis-Lapp
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day W 13Winter The Nisqually River originates high on the southern slopes of Mount Rainier and courses its way to the lowlands, entering Puget Sound just east of Olympia. The only U.S. river that begins in a national park and ends in a national wildlife refuge, it flows through a military base, an Indian reservation, public and private lands en route to its estuary at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.We will study the Nisqually River watershed in multiple contexts, including: the river's natural history, with a focus on learning 50 birds common to the watershed; the river's human history from precontact times to the present; the contemporary partnerships and projects that make the Nisqually River Council an international model of collaboration in watershed restoration and stewardship; and issues the river and local inhabitants face that relate to climate change. We will also partner with local schools, learning how students are engaged in watershed stewardship and assist them in conducting water quality monitoring tests throughout the watershed.A four-day field trip that includes a one-day float trip will introduce students to the upper reaches of the river and ongoing restoration projects on the middle sections of the river. Additional one-day field trips will allow students to study the watershed's birds in the field and learn about restoration efforts at the river's estuary. Students will also create and lead lessons that teach about some of the watershed's bird life. All students in the program will be required to participate in the Green Congress on Friday March, 22 (the final day of evaluation week) during which Evergreen will host 400 elementary school students for a day of Nisqually River watershed presentations and workshops. Jeff Antonelis-Lapp Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Andrew Buchman and Ratna Roy
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day W 13Winter In this program we will focus on the dance and music culture of central eastern India, specifically the art-rich state of Orissa. While some music or dance background would be useful, it is not necessary. This is a culture and history offering, along with some practical hands-on experience in dance and music. We will immerse ourselves in this ancient culture of dance and music. Our readings will include themes such as gender, colonial history and post-colonial theory, and the current economic ferment that is transforming many aspects of Indian society today.  A research option is available for students who opt not focus on performance, in consultation with the faculty.The first iconographical evidence of Orissa's dance and music culture comes from 2nd-1st century BCE, and the culture thrived for centuries before it declined under colonial rule to be partially revived in the 1950s and 60s. This effort still continues, and we will be part of that effort. Andrew Buchman Ratna Roy Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Alison Styring and Dina Roberts
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall Birds are the most diverse vertebrates found on the earth. We will explore the causes of this incredible diversity through a well-rounded investigation of general bird biology, the evolution of flight (and its implications), and the complex ecological interactions of birds with their environments. This program has considerable field and lab components and students will be expected to develop strong bird identification skills, including Latin names, and extensive knowledge of avian anatomy and physiology. We will learn a variety of field and analytical techniques currently used in bird monitoring and research. We will take several day trips to field sites in the Puget Sound region throughout the quarter to hone our bird-watching skills and practice field-monitoring techniques. Students will keep field journals documenting their skill development in species identification and proficiency in a variety of field methodologies. Learning will also be assessed through exams, quizzes, field assignments, group work and participation. Alison Styring Dina Roberts Tue Wed Thu Fri Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Stephanie Kozick, Amjad Faur and Susan Aurand
  Program FR–SOFreshmen - Sophomore 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter S 13Spring How do the places where we live form the essence of our conception of space? Do human actions shape rooms, or do rooms shape human actions?Domestic space is another way of saying “the rooms in a house;” those rooms, where we spend so much of our daily lives, offer occasions for thinking about a number of intriguing questions. One philosopher (Gaston Bachelard) argues that our perceptions of houses and other shelters shape our thoughts, memories, and dreams. Others have proposed that, “Domestic space is one of the most difficult terms to define.” What an invitation to inquiry!And what are the psychological implications of domestic space? Some sociologists have stated that “The history of the house is the history of the dialectic that emerges between these two impulses: shelter and identity.” What are the relationships between one's "shelter" and one's "identity"?The kitchen is a particularly fascinating room for sociocultural considerations; food preparation is common to homes in all cultures. We will consider the ethnographic work of Roderick Lawrence on kitchens, conduct ethnographic work of our own, and read delicious memoirs inspired by kitchens.Overall, this program’s curriculum will include perspectives of history, fiction and non-fiction literature, social science studies, and cinematic representations of rooms in homes, which in turn will inspire “picturing” domestic space through photography, story writing, and fine art expression. A variety of readings will provide “food” for discussions and other learning activities that concern the design, meaning, organization, and use of all the rooms in a home.In fall quarter students can expect to study the overall concept of space as it applies to domestic dwellings, and to engage photography as a form of visual anthropology. Readings, such as, Bill Bryson’s "At Home" provides a “comfy” examination of spaces as Bryson sets out “to wander from room to room and consider how each has featured in the evolution of private life.” In the same way, students will wander through rooms with a camera to act on the dynamics of space and objects. Bryson’s wanderings will join books, such as, "At Home: An Anthropology of Domestic Space," Bachelard’s "The Poetics of Space," and Busch’s "Geography of Home."Winter quarter examines a specific room in the house: the kitchen.  Its purpose, history, design, tools, and tastes support interdisciplinary study.  As both a solitary and social space, the kitchen offers a wide platform of sociocultural concerns.  Readings, drawing workshops, a film series, photography, and project work consider the variety of meanings associated with the kitchen.  Writing workshops will facilitate students’ own meaning making in memoir writing or “meditations” on the kitchen.  The kitchen is inevitably connected to food with all its physical, aesthetic, and social aspects; the Organic Farm Sustainable Agriculture Lab (SAL) affords a kitchen workspace for program food tastings and other discoveries.   Photography work will involve shooting, developing, and peer critiquing color photography concerned with kitchen culture. Instruction on lighting and creating color prints in the darkroom presented by Hugh Lentz.During spring quarter, the study of domestic space continues with students identifying and pursuing individual research plans or projects.  Students might prepare a formal research project that deals with ethnography, theater, writing, health and sustainability, poetry,or other literary approaches.  Students might also choose to engage the practices of design, drawing, painting, collage, and various forms of media to create visual representation works concerning domestic space. Each room of the structures we call “house” has special meaning, entertains special activities, and implies that there is human intent or deliberateness, a human tendency that Ellen Dissanayake ("What is Art For") connects to the very nature of what we refer to as “art.” Spring quarter will also include modes of sharing the development of individual projects through individual WordPress sites and weekly progress meetings that take up concepts of domesticity. Stephanie Kozick Amjad Faur Susan Aurand Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Fall Fall Winter Spring
Ruth Hayes and Frederica Bowcutt
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 13Spring This program offers students opportunities to learn scientific and creative approaches to representing plants including field plant taxonomy, botanical illustration, observational and expressive drawing, and animation. Through lectures, lab exercises, design problems and field trips, students will learn to recognize the diagnostic characters of common plant families, and use dichotomous keys and field guides for plant identification.In lectures, readings and critiques, participants will study the history of botanical illustration and explore aspects of how plants have been represented by artists and in popular culture. In workshops, students will practice skills in drawing, black and white illustration (pen and ink and scratchboard) and color illustration (watercolor) techniques. As living things, plants grow and change through time, and we experience them in time, so students will also learn a variety of analog and digital animation techniques to represent the temporal dimensions of plants. Students will practice these skills in the execution of a portfolio of illustrations and short animated sequences.Several one-day field trips and one multi-day field trip are the core of this program. Participation in the field trips is required and will provide students access to a variety of habitats including prairie, coniferous forest, oak woodland, riparian woodland, saltwater marsh and freshwater marsh. During and after field trips, students will apply their taxonomy, drawing, illustration and animation skills in exercises and entries in field journals and sketchbooks. Ruth Hayes Frederica Bowcutt Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Peter Bohmer and Elizabeth Williamson
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 13Spring 1968 and 2011 were world historic years. In both cases, uprisings spread within and between countries. In 1968, major resistance to the existing order produced movements for liberation in Vietnam (Tet offensive); France (May, 1968); Czechoslovakia (Soviet invasion, August, 1968); Mexico, (Tlatelolco and Olympics) and the United States--including the rebellions after Martin Luther King's assassination, the Columbia University occupation, the protests against the Democratic Party Convention in Chicago, and the major growth of the women's and Black liberation movements. There were major uprisings in many other countries. New left theory and practice were integral to those movements. 1968 was perhaps the central year of the 1960s--a decade where the status quo was challenged culturally, socially and politically; a period of experimentation where countercultures emerged and revolution was in the air.2011 was another major year of uprisings. Social movements against repressive governments and against social inequality spread from Tunisia to Egypt to Yemen, Syria, Libya, Bahrain--among many others. The nature and goals of the uprisings vary from country to county, but all are connected by an egalitarian and democratic spirit where youth play a major role. Inspired partially by the events in the Middle East, Wisconsin residents and especially public sector workers occupied the State Capital in the spring of 2011, and there were massive demonstrations against the frontal attack on public sector unions, and on education and social programs. These so-called "austerity measures" and the growing resistance to them are occurring all over the United States. There is also occupation of public spaces led by the young and independent of political parties, demanding the end of unemployment and the maintenance of social program in Greece, France, Spain and other countries in Europe.In this program we will examine the political, economic, and cultural contexts of the uprisings in both of these periods--paying attention to local, national and global connections. We will study these uprisings, and the socio-political forces that helped shape them, through cultural and political economic analysis, fiction and non-fiction literature, movies, music, and participant experiences. Particular attention will be paid to developing research skills and writing for a broader audience.In addition to developing a greater awareness of the historical impact of these uprisings, we hope to better understand the philosophy, goals, strategy and tactics of the organizers of these movements. We will conclude by comparing and contrasting 1968 to 2011 in order to develop lessons for the present and future. teaching social studies; organizing; working for an economic or social justice organziation--locally, nationally or globally; graduate school in social sciences or cultural studies. Peter Bohmer Elizabeth Williamson Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Lawrence Mosqueda and Lori Blewett
  Program FR ONLYFreshmen Only 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter This program focuses on the issue of Power in American society. In the analysis we will investigate the nature of economic, political, social, military, ideological and interpersonal power. The interrelationship of these dimensions will be a primary area of study. We will explore these themes through lectures, workshops, films, seminars, journal writing, oral presentations, short papers, and group media projects.The analysis will be guided by the following questions, as well as others that may emerge from the discussions: What is meant by the term "power"? Are there different kinds of power and how are they interrelated? Who has power in American society? Who is relatively powerless? Why? How is power accumulated? What resources are involved? How is power utilized and with what impact on various sectors of the population? How are personal and collective identities shaped by systems of power and privilege? What characterizes the struggle for power? How does communication (including political language, art, and media) frame our perceptions of power? How do social movement structures and persuasive strategies influence citizen resistance to power? How does domestic power relate to international power? How is international power used? How are people affected by the current power structure?  What responsibilities do citizens have to alter the structure of power?  What alternative structures are possible, probable, necessary or desirable?In this time of war and economic, social and political crisis, a good deal of the program will focus on international relations in a systematic and intellectual manner. This is a serious class for serious people. Please be prepared to work hard and to challenge your and others' previous thinking. Lawrence Mosqueda Lori Blewett Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Fall Fall Winter
Scott Coleman
  Program FR–SOFreshmen - Sophomore 16 16 Day S 13Spring This program introduces a broad spectrum of contemporary and classical psychological theories about learning and personality. It has the complementary intent of applying these theories to our understanding of ourselves as a unique learners and human beings. Our guiding questions will be both theoretical and personal, including: How can we make sense of human personality differences? How do people learn? Do I have a unique life calling? What is my learning style?Topics of study will include developmental and educational psychology, depth psychology and personality theory. Our work will be informed by such thinkers as Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Roberto Assagioli, Daniel Siegel, Nancy Chodorow, James Hillman, Carl Rogers, Howard Gardner, Jacob Moreno, John Welwood, Helen Palmer, Ken Wilber, Erik Erikson, Lawrence Kohlberg, Richard Schwartz, John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth.In addition to reading, writing, and engaging in weekly seminars, our activities will include experiential workshops and individual and group projects, as well as regular assessments to support our growing understanding of the foundational concepts we will be learning. Learning about and from each other will be an essential feature of learning about the human psyche and its often surprising similarities and differences, so an emphasis will be placed on building a supportive learning community.This program may be particularly useful for those with an interest in bringing a more focused and self-informed perspective to their future learning opportunities. psychology and education. Scott Coleman Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Spring Spring
Tom Womeldorff and Nancy Anderson
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter For generations, individuals from "richer countries" have travelled to "poorer countries" to help improve local living conditions, not always with positive or even measurable results. How do well-intentioned outsiders know if they are helping or hindering the progress of a community? We will critically assess the effectiveness of outsiders--individuals, organizations and governments--with particular focus on issues of public health and economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Is there a constructive role for "richer countries" in promoting and facilitating equitable development in the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa or does the history of colonialism doom any possibility of constructive interaction?We will begin by examining the systematic underdevelopment of Africa by European colonial powers, and analyze the continent's historical and current place in the capitalist world-system. We will develop an understanding of the complexities, paradoxes and contradictions shaping the possibilities for equitable development in post-colonial Sub-Saharan Africa. We will consider the evolution of theories of economic development and public health perspectives on human development. We will explore the forces that have shaped the health and human development of Sub Saharan Africa since World War II. How do we know that models designed to improve human development actually forward the stated goals? Does economic growth now followed by later income redistribution work or must equity be incorporated into economic goals from the outset? How do we measure success? Can governmental aid organizations, acting in the name of the "richer countries", serve the best interests of the "poorer countries"? How can we best work with governments that do not promote equity or the well-being of their populations? We will consider the role of governmental aid, multilateral agencies, and non-governmental organizations. We will consider a range of economic development initiatives from the World Bank to Kiva.org. The role of the World Health Organization, the relevance of the primary health care model, and the potential of the campaigns will be considered in the context of ongoing inequality and continuing indicators of poor health in several parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. We will use a case study format to analyze the variation in equitable economic development and public health among several Sub-Saharan African countries, examining the influence of foreign aid in the achievement of these objectives. Students completing this program will have a foundation in economic development and public health that will help them critically assess community needs, strengths, and deficits. They will have the skills necessary to answer the question "Am I making a difference?" both at home and abroad. Tom Womeldorff Nancy Anderson Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Frances V. Rains
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 13Spring The 20th century has not been the exclusive domain of Euro-American men and women in the U.S. yet it often requires to realize that women of color have also existed at the same time. Repeatedly, women of color [e.g., African American, Native American, Asian American, Latina/Chicana] have been stereotyped and have endured multiple oppressions, leaving them seemingly voiceless and invisible. Such circumstances have hidden from view how these same women were active agents in the context of their times, who worked to protect their cultures, languages and families. These women of color often resisted the passive victimization associated with them. Gaining an introduction to such women of color can broaden and enrich our understanding of what it has meant to be a woman and a citizen in 20th century North America. Drawing upon autobiographies, poetry, short stories, essays and films, we will explore the ways in which women of color defied the stereotypes and contributed to the economic, social, political and cultural life of the contemporary United States. We will critique how feminist theory has both served and ignored these women. We will analyze how 20th century U.S. women of color survived, struggled, challenged barriers, and forged their own paths to make life a little easier and better for the next generation of women and men. Students will develop skills as writers and researchers by studying scholarly and imaginative works and conducting research. Through extensive reading and writing, dialogue, films and guest speakers, we will investigate important aspects of the life and times of women of color in the 20th century. Frances V. Rains Mon Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Frances V. Rains
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day W 13Winter This program will address historic and contemporary images and misrepresentations of Indians in a variety of media. Indian images from films, photographs, language, mascots, popular culture and commercial interests will be deconstructed and analyzed for meaning, significance, power, representation and issues of authenticity. Colonialism, U.S./Indian history, geo-politics, and economics will be decolonized through the lenses of Native resistance, Native sovereignty and Native political and economic issues. Essential to this exploration will be an investigation of the dynamics of "self" and "other."Learning will take place through readings, seminars, lectures, films and workshops. Students will improve their research skills through document review, observations and critical analysis. Students will also have opportunities to improve their writing skills through weekly written assignments. Verbal skills will be improved through small group and whole class seminar discussions, and through individual final project presentations. Options for the final project will be discussed in the syllabus and in class. art, cultural studies, education, geography, history, media studies, Native studies and political science. Frances V. Rains Mon Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Patricia Krafcik and Robert Smurr
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter S 13Spring Join us on an extraordinary virtual journey as we explore the diverse peoples, cultures and histories of the region that was once demarcated by the borders of the Russian and Soviet empires. We will take a multicultural approach in our examination of Russians and numerous other indigenous peoples who from ancient times have populated the vast expanses of Eurasian and Siberian steppe and forests.In fall quarter we investigate Slavic, Scandinavian, Persian, Mongol and Turkic contributions to early Russian society and examine both the region's pre-Christian pagan animistic cultures and the rich Byzantine cultural legacy of Orthodox Christianity with its associated art and architectural forms, literature and music. Our fall journey takes us from the vibrant culture of Kievan Rus', through the development of the Muscovite state, imperial expansion and westernization during the reigns of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, and on to the start of the 19th century with Russia's emergence as a major world power. Medieval epics and chronicles as well as diverse films and readings enhance our study of this early turbulent history. Special geography workshops in both fall and winter terms help students identify fluently the location of cities and landmarks throughout the Russian and Soviet empires, as well as understand more profoundly the relationship between the various peoples of the empire and their environment.Winter quarter concentrates on some of the world's greatest literature from Russia's 19th-century Golden Age, all read in tandem with vibrant historical accounts of the era. Works by Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov and others enable us to explore Russia's provocative social, religious and revolutionary ideologies. We examine the rise of the Russian Empire's radical intelligentsia who rebelled against autocratic tsarist policies and the institution of serfdom, and also emphasize the diverse ways in which these activities led to the world-changing revolutions of the early 20th century.Spring quarter focuses on the tumultuous events of the 20th century, from the revolutions of 1905 and 1917 through the post-Soviet period. We investigate the legacy of Lenin and the Bolsheviks, including the horrific Stalin era with its purges, Gulag prison camps, brutal industrialization policies and devastating environmental practices. We place special emphasis on how writers, artists and filmmakers interpreted, influenced and survived the Soviet regime. Included in this emphasis is a detailed examination of the enormous sacrifices that the Soviet people experienced at the hands of their own communist dictatorship, as well as under Nazi occupation during the Second World War. This term ends with a review of events resulting in the collapse of the U.S.S.R. and the emergence of the fifteen independent states that arose from its ashes.Students will write short papers in fall and winter quarters and have the opportunity to explore in depth a topic of their choice for a final research paper in spring. They will also create professionally produced posters based on their research and participate in a series of term-end exhibits of their posters as a way to share their research with their faculty and peers. Those who opt not to participate in the Beginning Russian Language portion within our program will have the option of completing additional research and writing projects within their respective seminars for full credit. education, diplomatic and security services, film, music, art, writing, international business, and graduate studies in international affairs and in Russian and Slavic literary, historical, political and area studies. Patricia Krafcik Robert Smurr Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
EJ Zita
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day W 13Winter We are interested in symmetries in nature and the universe, and in human understanding and interaction with nature. We will read books and articles on astrophysics, cosmology and/or the environment to explore topics such as these. Physicists have discovered new puzzles which your generation will solve. Why is the expansion of the universe accelerating? What are dark matter and dark energy? Why is there matter, space, and time? Why do these take the forms that we observe?We will read about and discuss the beauty and importance of quantitative study of nature and our place in the natural world. Students will gain a deeper physical understanding of the universe, with little or no math.We will share our insights, ideas, and questions about the readings and our wonder about the universe. Students will write weekly short essays and many responses to peers' essays. Students will meet with their team (of 3 peers) at least one day before each class to complete pre-seminar assignments.Learning goals include deeper qualitative understanding of physics, related sciences and the scientific method; more sophisticated capabilities as science-literate citizens; and improved skills in writing, critical thinking, teamwork and communication.Program webpage: EJ Zita Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Harumi Moruzzi
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day W 13Winter This program is designed for students interested in cross-cultural exploration of the concept of self. Modernity in the West established the concept of a human being as a thinking subject through Descartes’ seminal discourse in . Since then, the concept of an autonomous, thinking and perceiving subject as the center of reality, as the source of truth, has been the dominant ideology in the West, particularly in the United States. With globalized communication and cultural exchanges, we have begun to question many ideas that have been taken for granted. The concept of self is one of these questioned ideas.    It is often said that American and Japanese culture represent mirror images of human values. For instance, while American culture emphasizes the importance of self-reliance and self-autonomy, Japanese culture dictates group cohesion and harmony. Certainly, the reality is not as simple as these stereotypes indicate; nevertheless, this dichotomized comparative cultural frame presents an interesting context in which we can explore the concept of self. Thus, in this program we explore the concept of self through the critical examination of American and Japanese literature, cinema and popular media.At the beginning of the quarter, students will be introduced to the rudiments of film technical terms in order to develop a more analytical and critical attitude toward film-viewing experience. Early in the quarter students will also be introduced to major literary theories in order to familiarize themselves with varied approaches to the interpretation of literature. Then, students will examine representations of individual selves and cultures in American and Japanese literature through seminars and critical writings. Weekly film viewing and film seminar will accompany the study of literature in order to facilitate a deeper exploration of the topics and issues presented in the literary works. Harumi Moruzzi Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Steve Blakeslee and Mark Hurst
  Program FR ONLYFreshmen Only 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter Who do you say you are, and why? How and why do people continually adjust and adapt their claims about themselves—their origins, preferences, values, and actions—to suit different audiences and occasions, at times even overhauling their identities completely? We will apply the practices and insights of psychology and the literary arts to the topic of self-narratives, both formal and informal: how they function, the many and varied forms they take, and the highly influential role they play in shaping our understanding of human experience. In the process, we will explore how self-stories can both expand and limit people’s thinking as they interpret their past, narrate their present, and plan their future.Through a variety of small- and large-group seminars, lectures, and experiential workshops, we will use psychology as a lens to examine, investigate, and theorize about our own identities and experiences. Recent innovations and activities in the field—for example, James Pennebaker’s groundbreaking work on narrative therapy—will be explored via video conferences with leading social psychologists. At the same time, we will explore the world of literature with a focus on considerations of the self. Of particular importance will be autobiographical narratives and the rich and intricate issues of memory, authority, persona, and truth that face every self-portraying writer. These accounts—ranging from Frederick Douglass’s slave narrative to Thoreau’s to Marjane Satrapi’s contemporary graphic novel, —embody a particularly critical function of self-stories: to open windows onto times, places, and social and political settings that differ sharply from our own. We will create a supportive group environment in order to write freely and fearlessly about memories, thoughts, and emotions. Students will also learn to recognize and articulate elements of traditional story form, such as settings, premises, and plot progressions involving conflict and resolution. Writing assignments will include response papers, summaries, short narratives, reflective journals, and a substantial memoir-essay. While this program focuses on particular topics, questions, and materials, it is also designed to systematically help students acquire the skills and abilities in the areas necessary to effective college-level study: reading (and rereading), writing (and rewriting), thinking, listening, speaking, and working together. We will consistently keep in sight both the “what” of our subject matter and the “how” of our approach to learning about it. The program will include many activities for students to undertake as individuals, but the larger aim is always to pursue a inquiry about the nature of selves and stories, pursuing knowledge and understanding together. In winter quarter, we will deepen our consideration of such topics as self-determination, willpower, the nature of happiness, and the notion of the double in both psychology and literature.  Winter's literary texts will include works by Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, and Jean-Dominique Bauby. Steve Blakeslee Mark Hurst Freshmen FR Fall Fall Winter
Nancy Parkes
Signature Required: Winter 
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8, 12, 16 08 12 16 Evening and Weekend F 12 Fall W 13Winter Students will learn many foundational aspects of journalism over two quarters including interviewing techniques, news reporting, and investigative techniques. We will study the history, present, and future of journalism, including its role or failure as a watchdog of government and advocate for community. In addition to producing portfolios of written work using traditional journalistic techniques and story modes, we will engage in blogging, advocacy writing, literary journalism, and community-based journalism tied to independent media as well as techniques for electronic publishing. We will also examine the history of journalism and media, including questions such as who has controlled or owned various mediums. Finally, we will consider the political economy of new media and traditional media, and examine possibilities that will work for independent and underrepresented voices.Questions we will consider include the following: Why is journalism regarded as the "fourth estate?" Is this still true as readership of print diminishes? What level of training do today's electronic journalists have, and how does this affect the role of investigatory journalism? What are the differences between "straight" news/analysis and advocacy journalism, and where do each work best? As more journalists become unpaid reporters, does this set up a system where more privileged people become the purveyors of information because they can afford to donate time? How can the United States have both trained journalists and independent media? What role will the power of social media play in shaping the future of media? In the future, what will be the role of corporate sponsored media, and what will be the role of independent media?In winter, students may also apply for in-program media internships and seek faculty approval for an additional 4 or 8 credits. This will allow students to be enrolled for 8, 12, or 16 credits in winter. Fall quarter participation is a prerequisite for winter internships.  Nancy Parkes Wed Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Carrie Margolin
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 13Spring Students will investigate theories and practices of psychologists to enhance their understanding of counseling, social services and the science of psychology. We will cover history and systems of psychology. Students will read original source literature from the major divisions of the field, including both classic and contemporary journal articles and books by well-known psychologists. Students will explore careers in psychology and the academic preparations necessary for these career choices. We will cover the typical activities of psychologists who work in academia, schools, counseling and clinical settings, social work agencies and applied research settings. Among our studies will be ethical quandaries in psychology, including the ethics of human and animal experimentation. Library research skills, in particular the use of and , will be emphasized. Students will gain expertise in the technical writing style of the American Psychological Association (APA). The class format will include lectures, guest speakers, workshops, discussions, films and an optional field trip. There's no better way to explore the range of activities and topics that psychology offers, and to learn of cutting edge research in the field, than to attend and participate in a convention of psychology professionals and students. To that end, students have the option of attending the annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, which is the western regional arm of the APA. This year's convention will be held in Reno, Nevada on April 25-28, 2013. psychology, education and social work. Carrie Margolin Mon Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Jeff Antonelis-Lapp
  SOS FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 13Spring This program is intended for students wishing to dig deep as environmental educators, natural historians or in a related field. Students will work independently or in small teams, with faculty support, to develop a course of study or complete a prearranged internship. Students will propose, undertake and evaluate a quarter-long project that may draw widely from the fields of environmental education (in either formal or nonformal settings), natural history (including field work, journaling and writing), place-based education, sustainability studies, outdoor leadership or related fields. A few sample project ideas include internships with local environmental education organizations, Evergreen's (TOP), or Wildlife Department field work at Joint Base Lewis McChord. Although students are encouraged to design their own projects, a list of potential projects and internships will be posted on the program moodle site prior to week one. There are no special expenses associated with the program, but students should consider their transportation needs in planning internships.   During week one, students will use a process similar to Evergreen's independent learning contracts to propose and plan their projects. Thereafter, weekly seminars and workshops will support student project work. Students will be expected to participate in all program activities, give regular project updates, receive feedback from and give feedback to their peers and submit weekly progress reports. Students will present their work during a week ten symposium at the end of spring quarter that will aim to locate themes and trends to guide their future studies and/or work in the field.Students will be evaluated on their project proposal, weekly participation and progress reports, final presentation, symposium participation and self-evaluation of their own learning. Jeff Antonelis-Lapp Tue Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Marianne Bailey
  SOS FR ONLYFreshmen Only 16 16 Day S 13Spring In this SOS, first year students will learn how to conceive, plan, structure and successfully carry through a major independent learning project. More importantly, they will have the pleasure and fulfillment of realizing their first major college level independent body of work. Students have an exciting array of humanities and artistic areas to work in. For example, I can foresee projects as different from one another as a well edited collection of stories or free form poetry, perhaps illustrated and bound in a beautiful book, or a research project in religious symbolism and ritual in Celtic or Haitian worldviews, or in archetypal characters such as the Trickster, the Underworld mediators, or the artist/Orpheus and his quest. A student could write and compile an innovative collection of essays and images dealing with a philosopher such as Nietzsche or Foucault; or with a philosophical topic, such as the human/nature relationship, or the power and nature of artistic language. Students could also plan and research a transformational, pilgrimage journey, keep a rich travel journal, make art quality photographs and present the pilgrimage experiences at the quarter’s end to your colleagues in the class. Students could plan a multimedia spectacle or a short film based on artistic work as a small group in the style of the Surrealists.In other words, if it is a challenging academic or artistic body of work which you find deeply fascinating and which will keep you going enthusiastically for a quarter, we can shape this idea and make it possible for you to carry it through. We will do this step-by-step, in close collaboration between professor and individual student, and with the support of a small group of other program students working in similar veins of inquiry or creation, who will serve as a critique and support group. At Evergreen this mode of intellectual and creative work is a hallmark of our belief in fostering self-direction, intellectual discipline and stamina, and in pursuing academic projects about which we are passionate. It is no easy feat, however, to master the fine art of writing and proposing, let alone bringing to fruition, a top quality independent learning project. The purpose of this SOS is first, to coach you through the conception stage, then, to help you to choose your readings and activities and make your schedule, and finally, to guide and support you along the path to completion of the best work of which you are capable.During the first eight weeks of spring quarter, students will meet every week with their professor as an individual, and as a member of a small work and critique group. We will meet as a large group, as well. Students will report in writing and orally on their progress every week. In the final weeks of the quarter, all students will present their completed work to the group.Students enrolling should have a first proposal of a project which they want strongly to undertake, including, at least, the kind of work you plan to do, for example: writing poetry, studying the work of a given writer or philosopher, and/or studying a particular kind of religious or mythic symbolism. This should be carefully written, typed and ready on the first day of class. The rest we will do during the first two weeks of the program. You may enroll in this program for 12 or 16 credits. Marianne Bailey Mon Wed Freshmen FR Spring Spring
David Shaw
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 13Spring At its simplest, this program will serve as an introduction to innovation, entrepreneurship and strategic management. We will focus on the entrepreneurial lessons learned by technology entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley (and elsewhere) over the past two decades. What Horatio Alger’s “rags to riches” stories were to “the American dream” in the late 19 century, Silicon Valley was to engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs and the popular imagination during the late 20 century (and up to the present). Beyond the myths of successful startup businesses launched from humble origins in someone’s garage, however, lay the ideas that guided the tech entrepreneurs and their startup ventures. This program will examine the history of recent entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley (and other technology centers globally), not by focusing on the biographies of the most successful entrepreneurs in the tech industries, but by examining the contemporary books and ideas that inspired and guided their efforts. The questions we’ll examine are these: What should one do as an entrepreneur? How should one think and plan in starting up a new venture (for-profit, non-profit or social)? Where should one focus their attention, and when? Does staying faithful to the plan, or adapting to a fast-changing environment, matter more? And when should entrepreneurs stay with their budding ventures, sell off their venture, or shut it down to move on to “something else”? For seminar, we will read and discuss five seminal books published over the past 22 years that have guided entrepreneurial startups in the tech industries: Geoffrey A. Moore’s 1991; Clayton M. Christensen’s , 1997; W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne’s , 2005; Steve Blank’s , 2005; and Alex Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur’s , 2010. We’ll read them in chronological order, examine what they said, and try to unpack why they gained wide currency among the tech startups and entrepreneurs of their day. We’ll also discuss why the “next big thing” complemented, superseded, or supplemented the previous school of thought. Readings of additional articles on entrepreneurial theory and practice and viewings of a handful of films and documentaries will complement this learning approach. In addition, there will be a quarter-long, team-based online business simulation that will build skills in dynamic strategy making and financial statement analysis. An individual research project, including a draft marketing plan, business plan, feasibility study or critical book review on entrepreneurship (and/or business and technology) with an end-of quarter presentation will complete the program. David Shaw Mon Wed Fri Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Gilda Sheppard and Carl Waluconis
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8, 16 08 16 Day Su 13Summer Full This program will explore the role that movement, visual art, music, and media can play in problem solving and in the resolution of internalized fear, conflicts, or blocks.  Through a variety of hands-on activities, field trips, readings, films/video, and guest speakers, students will discover sources of imagery, sound, and movement as tools to awaken their creative problem solving from two perspectives—as creator and viewer.  Students interested in human services, social sciences, media, humanities and education will find this course engaging. This course does not require any prerequisite art classes or training.Students may attend either day or evening sessions. Gilda Sheppard Carl Waluconis Mon Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Gilda Sheppard and Carl Waluconis
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8, 16 08 16 Evening Su 13Summer Full This program will explore the role that movement, visual art, music, and media can play in problem solving and in the resolution of internalized fear, conflicts, or blocks.  Through a variety of hands-on activities, field trips, readings, films/video, and guest speakers, students will discover sources of imagery, sound, and movement as tools to awaken their creative problem solving from two perspectives—as creator and viewer.  Students interested in human services, social sciences, media, humanities and education will find this course engaging. This course does not require any prerequisite art classes or training.Students may attend either day or evening sessions. Gilda Sheppard Carl Waluconis Mon Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Harumi Moruzzi
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 13Spring This program is designed for students who are interested in the literary works of Soseki Natsume, Yukio Mishima and Haruki Murakami as well as modern Japanese history.Nobody lives in a vacuum. Every person is a product of that person's time and place, even when he/she rebels against such a background. Most people in society conform to the current ideology of society in order to succeed and perhaps merely to get by, even when their society is moving toward spiritual bankruptcy. It is often believed that the artists and the intellectuals are the seers and prophets of the society that can shed light on the social and cultural problems, thus inspiring new directions for regeneration. Such may be a romantic view of artists and intellectuals. However, this premise often yields an advantageous framework through which we can examine the society and culture that produced these artists and intellectuals.The highly esteemed Japanese writers, Soseki Natsume, Yukio Mishima and Haruki Murakami, are examples of such artists and intellectuals. They represent turbulent and paradigm-shifting periods in Japanese history: Meiji modernization, Post World War II devastation, and the advent of a rabid consumer society.In this program, we study the literary works of these three writers in the context of their times, with respective culture and socio-economic structure, through lectures, films, seminars and individual and/or group projects/research.At the beginning of the quarter, students will be introduced to the rudiments of film analytical terms in order to develop a more analytical and critical attitude toward film-viewing experience. Students will also be introduced to major literary theories in order to familiarize themselves with varied approaches to the interpretation of literature. Then, students will examine the selected works of Soseki Natsume, Yukio Mishima and Haruki Murakami through seminars and critical writings. Weekly film viewing and film seminar will accompany the study of literature and history in order to facilitate a deeper exploration of the topics and issues presented in their literary works. Harumi Moruzzi Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Ruth Hayes and Krishna Chowdary
Signature Required: Winter 
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter "Animation follows the rules of physics - unless it is funnier otherwise." - Art Babbitt, animatorWhat are the 'rules' of physics, and where do they come from? How do animators follow these rules? How do they know when to break them?This challenging program will introduce you to the mathematical models that help describe and explain motion in the natural world. You will learn how to combine observation, reason and imagination to produce such models, explore the creative uses that can be made of them, and consider the new meanings that result. We hope to highlight similarities and differences between how artists and scientists make sense of, and intervene in, the world.We do not expect prior experience in drawing, animation or physics; the program is designed to accommodate new learners in these areas. We do expect that you can read and write at the college level and have completed math through intermediate algebra. You will all engage in common work in drawing, animation, mathematics and physics, for 14 credits. You will also be asked to choose one of two more focused tracks for the remaining two credits, either in (1) drawing or (2) mathematics. Students who choose to focus on drawing will gain two quarters experience of college-level drawing. Students who choose to focus on mathematics will cover two quarters of calculus in this program. Which ever you choose, the work will be intensive in both art and science, and you should plan to spend on average up to 50 hours per week (including class time).Through workshops, labs, seminars and lectures, you will learn basic principles of drawing, animation, mathematics and physics, while improving reading and writing skills. You will integrate these areas to represent and interpret the natural and human-created worlds, and to solve scientific and design problems in those worlds. For example, in physics labs and animation workshops you might record high-speed video to analyze motion or construct animation toys that play with the boundaries between motion and illusions of motion.In fall we will introduce you to basic principles and practices of drawing, 2D analog animation and video production, as well as the fundamentals of physics, including kinematics, forces and conservation principles. To support this work, you will also study mathematics, including ratios and proportional reasoning, geometry, graphing, functions, and concepts of calculus. In winter, you will learn 2D digital animation techniques, focus in physics on special relativity (modern models of space, time and motion), and continue to learn concepts of calculus. The program will culminate in creative projects that integrate your new technical skills with your learning in art and science. Ruth Hayes Krishna Chowdary Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Joseph Tougas and Rebecca Sunderman
  Program FR–SOFreshmen - Sophomore 16 16 Day S 13Spring We have inherited a scientific worldview that provides explanations for many phenomena that were great mysteries to earlier generations. It's easy to overlook how amazing it is that we can explain visible effects in terms of invisible objects such as molecules, atoms and electrons. How did this scientific worldview come to be? This program will follow the historical development of scientific thought from the teachings and practices of alchemy to modern chemistry. We will pay special attention to the meaning of scientific beliefs about the basic structure of material reality in different historical periods, as this structure can be discovered by observing the changes and transformations of visible substances. We will work hands-on in the laboratory with some of the "magical" transformation that so intrigued early scientific researchers. We will explore how the modern scientific method evolved and how it can be applied to everyday problems and puzzles, as we learn about concepts of chemistry--the periodic table of elements, chemical properties, and energy. This will give us material for philosophical reflection on the nature of knowledge, and how ideas about knowledge have changed historically. This program does not require any previous science or philosophy experience. science and education. Joseph Tougas Rebecca Sunderman Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Spring Spring
Ryo Imamura
  Program FR–SOFreshmen - Sophomore 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter Western psychology has so far failed to provide us with a satisfactory understanding of the full range of human experience. It has largely overlooked the core of human understanding--our everyday mind, our immediate awareness of being with all of its felt complexity and sensitive attunement to the vast network of interconnectedness with the universe around us. Instead, Western psychology has chosen to analyze the mind as though it were an object independent of the analyzer, consisting of hypothetical structures and mechanisms that cannot be directly experienced. Western psychology's neglect of the living mind--both in its everyday dynamics and its larger possibilities--has led to a tremendous upsurge of interest in the ancient wisdom of the East, particularly Buddhism, which does not divorce the study of psychology from the concern with wisdom and human liberation.In direct contrast, Eastern psychology shuns any impersonal attempt to objectify human life from the viewpoint of an external observer, instead studying consciousness as a living reality which shapes individual and collective perception and action. The primary tool for directly exploring the mind is meditation or mindfulness, an experiential process in which one becomes an attentive participant-observer in the unfolding of moment-to-moment consciousness.Learning mainly from lectures, readings, videos, workshops, seminar discussions, individual and group research projects, and field trips, we will take a critical look at the basic assumptions and tenets of the major currents in traditional Western psychology, the concept of mental illness, and the distinctions drawn between normal and abnormal thought and behavior. We will then investigate the Eastern study of mind that has developed within spiritual traditions, particularly within the Buddhist tradition. In doing so, we will take special care to avoid the common pitfall of most Western interpretations of Eastern thought--the attempt to fit Eastern ideas and practices into unexamined Western assumptions and traditional intellectual categories. Lastly, we will address the encounter between Eastern and Western psychology as possibly having important ramifications for the human sciences in the future, potentially leading to new perspectives on the whole range of human experience and life concerns. Ryo Imamura Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Fall Fall Winter
Matthew Smith and Dylan Fischer
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter “There are two ways to die in the desert, too much water and not enough.” In this two-quarter program, we will focus an interdisciplinary lens on the myriad ways we survive when water is scarce and when water is overwhelmingly present.Life and growth in the west  has always been limited by availability of water. Human interactions with rivers, lakes, rainfall, snow pack, and ground water resources have been central themes of the western experience. Ownership of water and apportioning its use has been a constant dilemma and struggle among myriad users and claimants, human and natural. Climate change threatens different patterns of precipitation and more rapid evaporation. This will intensify these dilemmas and calls for new physical and policy responses, along with new adaptations and efficiencies in water use.Water has limited the spread of organisms in the American West for millions of years.  We will examine how organisms have adapted to water scarcity in diverse and interesting ways. Understanding biological adaptations to water abundance and scarcity requires an understanding of general ecology that may  provide analogies for solutions to the current water crises humans face in an era of climate change. Just as humans deal with what climate change means for the future of water availability, ecosystems have been adapting to changing water availability since the dawn of terrestrial life forms.This program will first explore what it’s like to live with water scarcity (in the fall), and then what it’s like to live in the presence of overabundance of water (in the winter). We will contrast wet and dry landscapes in the American west using water as a central theme. We will use a combination of modern environmental literature, classic environmental nonfiction, field trips, hands-on experiences, guest speakers and seminars to help us delve deep into the central theme of this program.  Matthew Smith Dylan Fischer Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Stephen Beck and Susan Preciso
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day and Evening F 12 Fall W 13Winter In this two-quarter program, we will examine the nature and place of work in human life and culture. Studying literature, philosophy, and history in the Western tradition, we will develop an understanding of work that goes well beyond the concept of work as a way to pay the bills. We will consider important questions: Why is work important in a complete human life? What roles can it play both for an individual and for the whole social system? What meaning does, or can, work have in a person's life and in a society? What ways of working should a person strive to practice? Who does what work? To better understand and critique challenging material, we will spend time improving skills in close reading, critical reasoning, writing clearly and well, and in research methods. We will examine the ways in which approaching an idea through different disciplinary lenses allows us to deepen our understanding of it—often complicating the picture in generative ways. During fall quarter, we begin our study of ideas about the place of work in the human condition. We will begin reading Hannah Arendt’s and central ancient texts, including passages from the Bible, Hesiod, Aristotle, and the Stoics. We will continue our study by considering medieval ideas about work, as seen in art, philosophy, and literature, through passages from as well as histories of feudal life and thought. The quarter will conclude with examination of the move into the modern world, focusing on the Protestant Reformation and the rise of capitalism.  We will analyze selections from John Locke and Adam Smith, and we will read , putting this work into its complicated historical and cultural context. Winter quarter’s work will begin with the 19th century and the great changes that came with the Industrial Revolution and take us into the 20th century. Our reading will include Karl Marx, Henry David Thoreau's , Elizabeth Gaskell’s , and Daniel Rodgers’ . We will examine the ways in which the new industrial economy changed where people lived, the work they did, and the ways in which some challenged the capitalist model. We will conclude the program by examining more recent ideas about the values and challenges of work and working. We will conclude our study of Arendt's , and students will learn directly from people about the work they do, by interviewing them and taking their oral histories, seeing the ways in which people answer the questions with which we began: Why is work important in a complete human life? What roles can it play both for an individual and for the whole social system? What ways of working should a person strive to practice? Who does what work? They will document work and working through writing and other media they find useful and effective. Stephen Beck Susan Preciso Mon Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Steven Hendricks and Nancy Parkes
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8, 16 08 16 Evening and Weekend Su 13Summer Full Fiction! Essays! Creative non-fiction! Academic writing! Journalism! Poetry! Dive into any of these genres in . This craft-intensive program has it all: weekly peer-critique groups; copious, ongoing feedback from faculty; seminars on fiction and creative non-fiction; workshops to sharpen skills and generate ideas; and guided, in-class, one-on-one, and online critique. Deepen your engagement with your own writing, build your close reading skills, and refine your editorial eyes and ears. Use your summer to draft a number of smaller projects; push yourself and produce a finished, publishable manuscript; get the time and support you need to make your writing project the capstone of your academic year.In addition to intensive writing and revision, you’ll get to engage in writing-related activities that celebrate the creative process and the written word: is designed for accomplished and beginning writers to engage deeply in creative processes and to build skills that they can use artistically, academically, and professionally. The program includes two weekend sessions (one per session) during which we’ll meet all day Saturday and Sunday for workshops, walks, sharing work, and discussion. Students may enroll for the full 10-week quarter or for either of the 5-week sessions. Steven Hendricks Nancy Parkes Mon Wed Sat Sun Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Chico Herbison
  Program FR ONLYFreshmen Only 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter "What then, is Earth to American people of color?" (Alison H. Deming and Lauret E. Savoy, ) This two quarter program explores nature writing by people of color in the United States. Deming and Savoy provide an eloquent and passionate starting point, as well as critical unifying themes and issues, for our exploration: "[if nature writing] examines human perceptions and experiences of nature, if an intimacy with and response to the larger-than-human world define who or what we are, if we as people are part of nature, then the experiences of all people on this land are necessary stories, even if some voices have been silent, silenced, or simply not recognized as nature writing."We will begin our quest by addressing the many meanings of "nature" and, by extension, "nature writing." Our journey's next phase will involve an introduction to, and brief overview of, the American nature writing tradition. Students will read selections from some of the country's best-known nature writers, including Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Muir, Mary Hunter Austin, Wendell Berry, Rachel Carson, Barry Lopez, Annie Dillard and Terry Tempest Williams. Fall quarter will conclude with introductory readings on the historical and cultural relationships between people of color and nature. Students will engage with program readings, not only to develop a stronger appreciation of, and respect for, nature writing, but also to strengthen their critical thinking, reading and academic writing skills. In winter quarter, our selection of texts will foreground major works of nature writing by people of color, including writings by Toni Morrison, Leslie Marmon Silko, Ruth Ozeki, Percival Everett, and by those anthologized in . Students will continue to hone their academic writing skills; however, they will have the opportunity to explore "the colors of nature" through a variety of other writing forms: fiction, poetry, music lyrics, and creative nonfiction, among others. By winter quarter's end, students will be equipped to respond, in a variety of ways, to that question posed above: "What then, is Earth to American people of color?" Only at that point can we begin to address the enduring question, "What then, is Earth to all people?" Program activities will include lectures, workshops, seminars, film screenings, guest presentations and field trips. Students should be prepared to devote at least twice as many hours outside of class, as those spent in class, to program readings, writing and other assignments. the humanities, writing, education, and environmental studies. Chico Herbison Tue Thu Fri Freshmen FR Fall Fall