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Title   Offering Standing Credits Credits When F W S Su Description Preparatory Faculty Days Multiple Standings Start Quarters Open Quarters
Walter Grodzik
Signature Required: Fall 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall Individual study offers individual and groups of students the opportunity to develop self-direction, to learn how to manage a personal project, to focus on unique combinations of subjects, and to pursue original interdisciplinary projects without the constraints of an external structure. Individual and groups of students interested in a self-directed project, research or internships in Queer Studies or the Performing and Visual Arts should contact the faculty by email at Walter Grodzik Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
George Freeman
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4, 8 04 08 Day Su 13Summer Session II This program will explore the central personality theories from a traditional perspective as well as a nontraditional perspective. We will examine the relationship of personality theories to abnormal behavior and develop an understanding of the DSM classification system and other diagnostic methods. We will use an on-line Moodle site to facilitate discussions of the texts and other pertinent issues. We will use segments of films to reinforce the theoretical and practical concepts we’re learning.Although the program is structured for a combined 8 credits, students wanting to complete only the abnormal psychology credits or the personality theory credits separately may register for only 4 credits. George Freeman Thu Fri Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Greg Mullins and Cael Keegan
  Program JR–SRJunior - Senior 16 16 Day S 13Spring Why is glitter queer? Why is drag glamorous? Why are Broadway musicals gay in both senses of that word? Why, for that matter, did a word that meant bright, showy, cheerful and carefree come to signal homosexuality?Entertainments, recreation, social gatherings and stage spectacles have a long and deep relationship to sexual and gender identities, communities, and the politics that emerge from them. In this program we will examine the history of queer gender and sexuality in relation to bars, parks, baths, burlesque halls, balls, theaters, musicals, music festivals, softball teams, films and parades. Our approach will be primarily historical, as we consider how modern genders and sexualities are playfully forged via social interaction in places of entertainment. Our focus will be the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries.Historical texts will be complemented with theoretical readings that explore the relation between pleasure and politics. We will be especially interested in style, costume, humor, bacchanalia, outrageousness, spectacle, camp, play and the carnivalesque.Students should emerge from the program with a sophisticated understanding not only of sexual and gender identity and community, but also of how sexual and gender politics have been advanced through visibility, spectacle and play. history, gender and sexuality studies, careers in any field of education, human services, entertainment, etc. in which it would be wise to understand human diversity. Greg Mullins Cael Keegan Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Naima Lowe
Signature Required: Winter 
  Program JR–SRJunior - Senior 16 16 Day F 12 Fall W 13Winter S 13Spring This is an opportunity for advanced students with a background in a variety of art forms to build on their skills in the history, theory and creation of visual, performance and media art with the support of a learning community. Our focus will be on the exploration of Video Art and Performance Art as forms that have histories and practices that simultaneously draw upon traditions of experimental film and avant-garde theater while staking unique allegiances to the worlds of sculpture, photography, painting, spoken word and experimental music. We will explore these practices as creative practitioners, curators, and theoreticians of Video and Performance Art. In we will study the intertwined histories of Video (including Video Installation Art) and Performance Art from the 1960s to the present. We will centrally ask: How do Performance and Video Artists uniquely explore issues of race, gender, interactivity, place and the body? We will read, screen and discuss the work of artists and art historians who will help us put Video and Performance Art into historical and theoretical context.  These explorations will be accentuated by creative exercises in performance and video, as well as short papers and collaborative research assignments. We will end Fall Quarter with a retreat during which students and faculty will work together to determine further areas of skill building and research to explore during Winter and Spring Quarters. will be made up of technique workshops, guest artists and longer form projects in which students will explore their own creative practices in depth. Lectures, seminar readings and a 10-15 page research paper will deepen our engagement of the material.  The content of the technique workshops will be developed during the fall retreat, and include Vocal Performance, Interactive Computing (Arduino/MaxMSP), Lighting for Film/Video, Costuming, Video Installation, etc. By the end of Winter Quarter each student will complete a proposal for a Spring Quarter project that will be exhibited for the Evergreen community. Students will also collectively curate and organize a screening and performance series that will take place during the Spring Quarter. Winter Quarter will also include a While in New York, we will also visit other museums, galleries and performance spaces such as The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Kitchen, The Coney Island Museum, and PS 122.  We will visit several locations as a group, as well as having opportunities for exploring the city independently. will be primarily dedicated to independent work and work-in-progress critiques of the final project, as well as the organization of the screening and performance series. For more information: Naima Lowe Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter