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      Program offerings beginning summer quarter Schedule
Status Title Session DAY=days
EWS=evenings, weekends
  Alliums (The) Full DAY: F
  American Indians Imagining Themselves First DAY: T, Th
  American Sign Language III Full EWS: M
  American Sign Language IV Full EWS: Special schedule
  Ancient Greek Philosophy Second DAY: M, T, W, Th
Revised Arts of Transformation Full DAY: M, T, W, Th, F
  Backpacking in Siberia: The History, Culture and Environment of Russia’s Altai Mountains First EWS: Special Schedule
  Better Than Sex (or Chocolate) First EWS: M, Th
  Book Arts: Artists' Books Second DAY: M, F
  Book Arts: Craft Intensives First DAY: M, F
Revised Children's Literature: Special Topics Second EWS: Special schedule
  Chinese Language and Culture First EWS: W, Sat
  Civil Rights, Civil Liberties I (To 1900) First DAY: T, W, Th, F
  Civil Rights, Civil Liberties II (Since 1900) Second DAY: T, W, Th, F
  Communicating Body (The) First DAY: M, W
  Critical Thinking For Life and Work First EWS: T, Th
  Cross-Cultural Communication First EWS: Sat
Cancelled Cycling Washington's Railroads First EWS: Special schedule
  Dance Inquiry Full DAY: M, T
  Dance Movement Therapy Second DAY: M, T, W, Th
  Earth is Our First Teacher: Natural History Education and A Poetics of Place Full EWS: Special schedule
  English as a Second Language Methodology First EWS: T, Th
  Enjoying Children's Literature First DAY: W
  Ethics at Work Second EWS: T, Th
  Experience Japan First EWS: Special Schedule
  Experiencing the Middle East Full EWS: Special schedule
  French, Intensive I First DAY: M, T, W, Th
Cancelled French, Intensive II Second DAY: M, T, W, Th
Cancelled German, Intensive: Beginning and Intermediate First DAY: M, T, W, Th
  Good Girls, Tough Times Second EWS: T, Th
Revised Grammar for Teachers and Writers First EWS: M, W
  Human Rights and Islam First DAY: T, W, Th
  Identity, Power and Privilege First EWS: Special schedule
Cancelled Imaging and Imagination First DAY: W, Th
  Independent Study Online Full EWS: Special schedule
  Japanese Immersion I First DAY: M, T, W, Th
  Japanese Immersion II Second DAY: Special schedule
  Linguistics, Introduction Full EWS: Sat
  Literature and Film: the 1960s First DAY: T, W, Th
Cancelled Literature of War Second DAY: M, T, W, Th
Revised Love and War at Fort Flagler Second EWS: Special schedule
Revised Museum Studies, Introduction First DAY: T, Th
Cancelled Oral Eloquence: What Lincoln Can Teach Us Second EWS: T, Th
  Peopling the Pacific Northwest Second EWS: T, Th
Revised Place-Based Education First, Second or Full EWS: M, W
  Poets on Serendipity Farm First EWS: Special schedule
  Practice of Writing: The Making of Meaning Second EWS: T, Th
  Printed Word Full DAY: M, W
  Psychoactive Drugs Second DAY: T, Th
Cancelled Reinventing American Government First DAY: T, Th
  Sea Stories and Seamanship First EWS: Special schedule
  Sexuality and Gender in African and American Cultures Second DAY: M, T, W, Th
  Sociology of Self and Society: Personal Identity and the McDonaldization of Culture First EWS:M, W
  Studies in Therapy Through the Arts Full DAY: T, W, Th
  A Summer of Words, Walks and Waterfalls Second EWS: Special schedule
  To India: Dance, Music, Video First EWS: Special schedule
  Troy: Homer and His World Second DAY: M, T, W, Th
Revised Write For Your Life: Theory and Practice First DAY: M, T, Th
  Writing Matters Second DAY: T, Th
  Writing Well: Clarity, Persuasion & Style First DAY: T, Th
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American Indians Imagining Themselves

8 credits first session
Gail Tremblay, 867-6334
TuTh, 11a-12:30p and 1-5p
Prerequisites: Freshman composition
CRN: 40005

This program will examine issues of representation in creative works by American Indian writers, visual artists and filmmakers. We will study works by Leslie Marmon Silko, Joy Harjo, Sherman Alexie, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, C. Maxx Stevens, Sandra Johnson Osawa, Victor Masayesva, James Luna, Shelley Niro, Duane Niatum, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Chrystos, Diane Million, Lorne Simon, N. Scott Momaday and James Welch. We will examine the way writers, artists and filmmakers use images to explore issues of identity, culture and inter-cultural relationships. We will focus on the way in which coming from different indigenous nations with distinct histories, languages and lifeways affects the images writers, artists and filmmakers create.


American Sign Language III

4 credits full session
Anne Ellsworth, 867-5341
First meeting Monday, June 20, 5p. Students will decide class times for rest of session at that meeting.
Prerequisites: American Sign Language II
CRN: 40006

ASL III students will continue developing vocabulary and grammar. There will be an intense study of classifiers.


American Sign Language IV

4 credits full session
Anne Ellsworth, 867-5341
First meeting Monday, June 20, 5p. Students will decide class times for rest of session at that meeting.
Prerequisites: American Sign Language III
CRN: 40007

ASL IV students will study ASL literature, multiple meaning signs, ASL and English idioms and multiple meaning English and translations into ASL.


Ancient Greek Philosophy

4 credits second session
Andrew Reece, 867-6146
MTWTh, 10a-12p
CRN: 40009

In this course we study the thought of Greek philosophers from the Presocratics to the Hellenistic period, with a special emphasis on Plato and Aristotle. These thinkers raised vital questions about knowledge, ethics, politics and the cosmos that still occupy modern philosophers. Their answers to these questions founded the Western intellectual tradition. In reading, writing and discussion we will both interpret the ancient texts and develop our own arguments about the problems they pose.


Arts of Transformation

See listing under Expressive Arts.


Backpacking in Siberia: The History, Culture and Environment of Russia's Altai Mountains

8 credits first session
Robert Smurr, 867-5056
June 22-July 12 (tentative)
Prerequisites: Signature of instructor required
Required Fees: $1,250 for all domestic services: transportation, city tours, lodging, food and supplies
Special expenses: Airfare to Moscow (approx. $1,000), food in Moscow and Barnaul (two days)
CRN: 40016

This course is designed for particularly inquisitive and adventurous students. We will backpack in Russia's southern Altai Mountains near the border of Mongolia, raft on one of its most pristine rivers, explore its rich cultural and natural heritage, and experience firsthand the vastness of Siberia. Russian college students will join us on our trek. Readings from Siberian history and natural sciences will supplement your own personal journal observations. Students must be in top physical condition and prepared to endure unexpected physical hardships (rain, mud, wind, bushwhacking, etc.). Rob Smurr has several years of experience leading commercial trips to this region.


Better Than Sex (or Chocolate)

4 or 8 credits first session
Sarah Williams, 867-6561
M, 6-10p, Th, 9a-1p
Required Fees: $10 for supplies
CRN: 40019 (8 cr); 40020 (4 cr)

Meditation can take us beyond the desires of the senses. Meditation also is not what we think. What then is the basis for contemplative education? We'll explore answers to this question through the reading and writing of spiritual autobiographies. The practice of meditation itself, within the context of classical yoga, will be the focus of Monday evening class, which will meet concurrently with Neurophysiology of Meditation.


Book Arts: Artists' Books

See listing under Expressive Arts.


Book Arts: Craft Intensives

See listing under Expressive Arts.


Children's Literature: Special Topics

4 credits second session
Carolyn Dobbs, 867-6860
W-July 27: 9a-5p. Rest of class will be via the Internet.
Prerequisites: Students must have an active e-mail account and access to the Internet
CRN: 40031

This course focuses on multicultural literature and fantasy/science-fiction literature. We will read books by African American, Native American, Hispanic/Latino and Asian American writers for half of the class and then look at fantasy books about magic, time travel, animals, utopian or alternative worlds, myths and heroic tales for the other half. This class will draw from both picture and chapter books. This class is open to students new to the field of children's literature or may be taken as a sequence to Enjoying Children's Literature. It will be conducted primarily via the Internet using e-mail and other electronic group discussion venues. Attendance at the first class is mandatory for hands-on orientation. A final short class session to wrap up the class may be scheduled on the last Wednesday of second session.

Program Updates

Schedule updated.

Chinese Language and Culture

4 credits first session
W, 6-8p, Sat, 9a-1p
Special expenses: TBA
CRN: 40032

This course is designed to provide students a broad foundation in Chinese language and culture. Students will use the web for accelerated language learning, including pronunciation, listening comprehension, grammar, and conversational vocabulary usage. We will also explore Chinese culture through different media, such as films, broadcasting programs, and speaker presentations.


Civil Rights, Civil Liberties I (To 1900)

See listing under Society, Politics, Behavior and Change


Civil Rights, Civil Liberties II (Since 1900)

See listing under Society, Politics, Behavior and Change


The Communicating Body

4 credits first session
MW, 12-4p
CRN: 40037

In this course we will explore the resources for communication provided by the human body. We will examine the use of gesture, gaze, spatial positioning, manipulation of artifacts and rhythmic coordination in interaction, both within and across cultures. We will question the traditional distinction between verbal and nonverbal communication and reconsider language as an embodied practice. This involves investigating vocal aspects of speech as well as the integration of language with other modalities in interaction.


Critical Thinking For Life and Work

See listing under Society, Politics, Behavior and Change


Cross-Cultural Communication

4 credits first session
Lori Blewett, 705-2147
Sat, 9a-5p
Required Fees: $20 for reading material and special events
CRN: 40050

We live in a time of cross-cultural interdependence that requires a greater understanding of cultural complexity. This course will focus on communication skills, cultural knowledge, historical understanding, and self-awareness that aid intercultural communication within the U.S. and across national borders. The course satisfies communication credits for selected MIT endorsement areas.


Cycling Washington's Railroads


See listing under Environmental Studies.

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Dance Movement Therapy

See listing under Expressive Arts.


Earth is Our First Teacher: Natural History Education and A Poetics of Place

4 to 8 credits full session
Jean MacGregor, 867-6608 and Rebecca Chamberlain, 866-2141
Th, June 30; TWThF, July 5-8; 9a-5p + 3 additional days TBA
Special expenses: $20 for supplies and guest speaker
CRN: 40063 (8 cr UG); 40064 (4 cr UG); 40065 (4 cr GR)

This naturalists' and writers' "retreat" will develop a personal connection to place through nature-based learning. As we explore local habitats, we will refine and deepen our natural history skills through environmental education, methods of journaling, storytelling, poetry and natural history writing. As we deepen our awareness of flora and fauna, we will integrate Native American stories and teachings, contemporary thinkers in environmental education, eco-psychology and natural history literature. Our study will be the foundation for ongoing research and projects in which educators and emerging naturalists will develop a variety of tools for nature-based education, communication and advocacy. Independent study option available for additional credits. For details, visit our websites at: or


English as a Second Language Methodology

4 or 6 credits first session
Susan Fiksdal, 867-6329
TuTh, 6-9:30p
CRN: 40068 (4 cr); 40069 (6 cr)

Learn approaches to teaching English within the framework of language acquisition and sociolinguistics. You will present lesson plans to the class, observe an ESL class, and create your own portfolio of ideas for teaching speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar appropriate for the age level and type of classroom of your choosing. For the 6 credit component you will tutor two hours per week in addition to the class. This class is appropriate for those interested in teaching foreign languages. Enrolling in the Introduction to Linguistics class as well is highly recommended.


Enjoying Children's Literature

4 credits first session
Carolyn Dobbs, 867-6860
W, 9a-5p
CRN: 40070

This course provides an overview of children's literature using American and European writers since 1850 with an emphasis on reading classics and award-winning books as well as the use of picture books and chapter books. Issues of diversity will be highlighted. We will also use a text for the class: Children's Literature: An Invitation to the World by Diana Mitchell.

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Experience Japan

8 credits first session
Setsuko Tsutsumi, 867-6735
Prerequisites: Some experience with Japanese language and culture. Interested students must contact faculty by May 2, 2005.
Special expenses: $2,500 (subject to change) for three-week trip to Japan
CRN: 40072

This program offers first-hand experience of Japanese life through a three-week home stay in a local town in central Japan. Students will have Japanese language classes, various cultural workshops and field trips. They can also explore their own interests in various aspects of Japanese culture and society through individual research projects. After the program ends students can travel throughout Japan under their own responsibility. More information will be available at Interested students must contact faculty by May 2, 2005.


Experiencing the Middle East

8 credits first session, 4 or 8 credits second session
Char Simons, 867-6710
1st session: Wed. June 22, 6-10 p.m.; the rest of first summer session will be group travel in Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.
2nd session: class will meet 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. July 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27
Required Fees: Approx. $3,000 for three-week trip to Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. Includes airfare, lodging, in-country transportation and one meal per day. A non-refundable deposit of $400 is due April 1.
Special expenses: Additional student expenses for meals, souvenirs, passport fee and personal items.
CRN: 40073 (8 cr 1st session); 40086 (8 cr 2nd session); 40074 (4 cr 2nd session)

During the first summer session, students and community members will travel with faculty to Jordan, Syria and Lebanon where we will meet with educators, journalists, musicians, politicians, non-governmental organizations, environmentalists and Bedouin leaders. Students will do reflective writing during the trip. Non-student community members are welcome on the trip and will pay the trip fee plus an extended education fee, but not tuition. During the second summer session there are two options: staying in the Middle East for language/culture study at a pre-arranged educational institution or studying the contemporary Middle East through film, literature and poetry at Evergreen. Students may enroll in the first or second session or both.


French, Intensive I

8 credits first session
Marianne Bailey, 867-6438
MTWTh, 9a-1p
CRN: 40079

This course is appropriate for beginners and for low- and high-intermediate students who wish to improve oral proficiency. All instruction is in French. Be prepared to work hard both in class and outside class, and to learn more French than you might imagine possible in a short five weeks. Students can, if they wish, maximize learning by also enrolling in French II second session, but need not do so.


French, Intensive II


8 credits second session
Marianne Bailey, 867-6438
MTWTh, 9a-1p
CRN: 40080

This course is a continuation, not a repeat, of French, Intensive I. It is appropriate for anyone with the equivalent of one quarter college French, that is, advanced beginners and low- or high-intermediate students. Students need not have taken French, Intensive I to join this class. All instruction will be in French, and all skills will be taught, with emphasis on speaking and listening comprehension.


German, Intensive: Beginning and Intermediate


8 credits first session
Marianne Hoepli, 754-8362
MTWTh, 9a-1p
CRN: 40081

This course is designed for beginning and intermediate students. We will focus on the practical use of German for travel and daily life. Emphasis will be placed on conversation and fluency. Beginners will study basic essential grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. In addition, they will enjoy reading old children's stories. Intermediate students will review grammar, expand their vocabulary and read classic and modern German literature. We will also discuss films and cultural topics, and listen to German music. Classroom instruction will be held as much as possible in German. You will study hard and enjoy great progress in just five weeks of intensive German with a native speaker! Komm und lern deutsch!


Good Girls, Tough Times

4 credits second session
Mary Craven, 867-5222
TuTh, 6-10p
CRN: 40085

This course will examine the life and times of the new female - the post-suffrage, 20th Century American woman who was born on the threshold of American modernity. This modern girl, eager to embrace her new freedoms, boldly stepped out of her foremother's shadow and into a rapidly changing society that was still clinging to old patriarchal principles. We will explore the lifestyles of bachelor girls and so called old maids, women of 1920s and 1930s bohemian Greenwich Village and Harlem, challenges and opportunities of the patriotic women during World War II as they stepped into the gap to fill jobs previously held only by men, the post-war housewives and good girls of the 1950s, and the explosion of feminism in the 1960s.


Grammar for Teachers and Writers

4 credits first session
Emily Lardner, 867-6637
MW, 6-9:30p
CRN: 40087

This course is for anyone interested in the English language and in effective ways to introduce students to processes of composing written English. The aim of this course is to enrich students' understanding of English grammar and usage, as well as become a more effective writer or teacher of writers. Expect frequent informal writing, some formal writing. This course will help meet content prerequisites (language skills/language structures) for those interested in becoming secondary school English teachers.

Program Updates

Faculty change to Emily Lardner
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Imaging and Imagination


4 or 8 credits first session
Jules Unsel , 867-5496
WTh, 1-5p; Sat 9a-5p
CRN: 40098 (4 cr); 40099 (8 cr)

This program combines academic inquiry into epistemology and publishing practices on the web with skills instruction in digital imaging, online research and web design. The goal is to develop a holistic understanding of the web as both technological tool and ever-shifting terrain of knowledge. We explore and assess how the web is impacting publishing practices, news and journalism, understandings of authorship and authenticity, and evidentiary standards. Students of all scholarly interests and computer proficiencies are respected and welcome.


Independent Study Online

2 to 16 credits full session
On-line study
Prerequisites: Signature of instructor required
CRN: contracts

The instructor will sponsor individual contracts in the humanities, arts and writing. Students will be encouraged to post their work on the Internet, using Web-Crossing. Conferences can be conducted by way of chat-room sessions, also part of Web-Crossing. Email also will serve as a channel for regular contact. Regular postings and online contact will be required. Students will be able to carry out their work anywhere Internet access is available. Projects should be developed with the faculty, however, while the student is available for on-campus meetings. Students who remain in Olympia and wish to carry out their work face-to-face will be accommodated.


Japanese Immersion I

8 credits first session
MTWTh, 9a-1p
CRN: 40102

This beginning class in Japanese is instructed using dynamic, stress-free, accelerated learning and proficiency-oriented teaching and Total Physical Response methods. Through group participation in games, music and role-playing, students will become familiar with vocabulary, basic sentence structures, verb and adjective conjugations and useful daily expressions. There will be strong emphasis on writing and reading of hiragana, the Japanese syllabary, and proper pronunciation.


Japanese Immersion II

6 credits second session
August 1-25: MTWTh, 9a-1p
Prerequisites: Two quarters college-level beginning Japanese or two years high school Japanese or equivalent
CRN: 40103

This intensive, four-week class is for students who have a very basic knowledge of beginning Japanese and hiragana writing and reading. A dynamic, stress-free, accelerated learning methodology and proficiency-oriented teaching methods are used for instruction. Through group participation in games, music and role-playing, students become familiar with vocabulary, basic sentence structures, informal verb and adjective conjugations and useful daily expressions. Proper pronunciation and writing through a journal will be strongly emphasized. Japanese Immersion II may be taken by itself or in combination with Japanese Immersion I for a total-immersion program.


Linguistics, Introduction

4 credits full session
Sat, 10a-2p
CRN: 40113

This course will undertake an exploration of human language as it is described and theorized about by linguists, psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists and educators. Our work will entail gaining a familiarity with the vocabulary particular to linguistics, allowing students to approach language in a rigorous manner, and ultimately equipping them to evaluate and perform research in this exciting field. The initial focus will be on the various levels of linguistic description (sound, word, sentence, meaning, use). We will also focus on the debate concerning the contribution of innateness to our knowledge of language, the status of human language among communication systems of the animal world, and the implications of linguistic research for theories of education.


Literature and Film: the 1960s

8 credits first session
Stephanie Kozick, 867-6439
TWTh, 9a-1p
CRN: 40114

The 1960s have been romanticized, squawked at, mulled over, laughed at and held up to the magnifying glass of human understanding. Antonioni's 1966 film, Blow-up, reveals a mystery by developing and redeveloping photos at closer and closer range-a metaphor for the examination of this decade. During this summer session program we will examine the social scene of the 1960s through literature and cinema. In this way we can act on inquiring and defining the time through our collective discussion, writing, and analyses. Students will enhance this work by choosing and researching change agents of the time: art, architecture, theater, television, books, education, music, or political events. Credits will be awarded in literature, media analysis, and writing.


Literature of War


8 credits second session
Michael Radelich, 867-6557
MTWTh, 12-4p
CRN: 40115

This class will involve reading one large novel, Tolstoy's epic War and Peace, one non-fiction collection of essays on the novel, and one brief book on film studies. Using the novel as a springboard throughout the session, students will watch approximately twelve to fifteen films in class and write about them, write a few short essays about the materials, participate in small-and large-group discussions, possibly spend in the writing center with a program tutor, and attend all classes. We will attempt to understand the various ways in which Tolstoy relates the varied political, social, and personal concepts involved during wartime, and how modern directors have attempted to make sense (and nonsense) of war and its related outcomes. Attention will be paid to War and Peace as a vital work of literature, and to close reading of the texts, reader-response criticism, and to the writing of the short expository essay.

Program Updates

Changed course description.

Love and War at Fort Flagler

8 credits second session
Kate Crowe, 867-6415 and Michael Vavrus, 867-6638
First meeting Mon. July 25, 6 p.m. August 1-5 at Ft. Flagler.
Required Fees: $260 for room and board
CRN: 40116

This off-campus poetry and philosophy workshop located at Ft. Flagler on the beach of Puget Sound is open to all-level students and will promote discussions, introspection, and writing of both poetry and prose. Students will choose to write poetry and/or prose in response to poets and philosophers of their own choice in addition to those introduced through program presentations and readings. Students will leave this program with a collection of poems and/or essays that explore personal and social meanings of love and war. Students can expect to experience new levels of understanding about love and war in a beautiful setting that is both supportive and collaborative.


Museum Studies, Introduction

8 credits first session
TuTh, 9a-5p
Special expenses: $40 for museum admissions
CRN: 40127

Provides overview of the history, philosophy, structures, interpretive methods and goals of museums. Many types of museums will be studied, and each area of concentration includes a review of current practices in the museum field, interaction with professional museum staff and hands-on practical experience. Topics covered: origins, types and definitions of museums and their significance, forms of museum administrative structure and staffing, review of contemporary museums, basic principles of museum research and interpretation, challenges facing museums, how to establish goals and effectively measure success, process of program development, concepts of mission and related policies.

Program Updates

Changed to first session.

Oral Eloquence: What Lincoln Can Teach Us


4 credits second session
Howard Schwartz, 867-6723, Marla Elliott, 867-6096
TuTh, 6-10p
CRN: 40136

The course will teach the theory and practice of effective political speech making. Students will learn how to apply good vocal technique and write effective content. There will be extensive in-class workshops for students to rehearse their speeches as well as reading and discussion of classic and modern writings on how to write and deliver persuasive speeches. Students will also study great speeches of the past, focusing on Abraham Lincoln's greatest speeches.

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Place-Based Education

4 credits either session or 8 credits full session
MW, 5:30-9:30p; and Field trips TBA
Special expenses: $30 for field trips
CRN: 40142 (full session); 40514 (first session); 40515 (second session)

Place-based education grounds learning in a sense of place through investigation and interaction of surrounding natural and human communities. Students will read and seminar on theories of place-based education from Dewey's School in Society, to Theobold's Teaching the Commons. Through field trips, students will examine place-based educational models and then engage in a natural-building place-making project with a local youth group. This course is designed for students interested in teaching or community development.


Poets on Serendipity Farm

8 credits first session
Kate Crowe, 867-6415
June 20, 5:30 p.m., July 5-10 will be off-campus.
Required Fees: $260 for room and board
CRN: 40145

We will read and write poetry on Serendipity Farm, which is nestled at the foot of the Olympics within walking distance to the beach. This is a working sustainable farm where students can participate and observe real farm life in action as they find words to describe their adventures. We will work with Haiku, free verse, nature poems and other forms from literature we explore. Students can expect their writing and understanding of poetry and farm life to be enhanced significantly.


Practice of Writing: The Making of Meaning

4 or 8 credits second session
Steve Blakeslee, 867-5740
TuTh, 5:30-9:30p
Prerequisites: The Practice of Writing, or a command of standard written English
CRN: 40152 (4 cr); 40153 (8 cr)

One of our most important tasks as writers is to discover the topics and themes that hold the deepest meanings for us. Each week we will pursue intensive "writing marathons" that allow us to write fearlessly and share freely. Then we will develop discrete pieces that draw out the full significance of our most promising topics, focusing particularly on form, structure, voice, and tone. Our overall goal is to become more centered and self-directed writers.

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Reinventing American Government


See listing under Society, Politics, Behavior and Change


Sea Stories and Seamanship

4 credits First session
Sarah Pedersen, 867-6647
July 5, 6, 7, 9a-12p. Travel July 9-22
Required Fees: Approximately $536 for boat and skipper fees, moorage, fuel, etc.
Special expenses: $84 for food
CRN: 40172

In this field-based program, students will read and discuss classics of maritime fiction. We'll also spend two of our three weeks together exploring Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands while learning sailing, piloting and seamanship aboard a sailing vessel.


Sexuality and Gender in African and American Cultures

8 credits second session
Babacar M'Baye, 867-5055
MTWTh, 9a-1p
Special expenses: $30 for guest lectures or field trip to Seattle
CRN: 40174

Drawing from the findings of scholars of anthropology, film, cultural studies, women's studies and literature, this program will explore the history and conditions of women, homosexuals, and transgender people in Africa and compare them with those of their counterparts in the United States. We will read ethnographic works, autobiographies, and literary excerpts expressing the voices of African women, homosexuals, and transgender individuals and compare them with those of their American counterparts.


Sociology of Self and Society: Personal Identity and the McDonaldization of Culture

See listing under Society, Politics, Behavior and Change


Studies in Therapy Through the Arts

See listing under Tacoma Campus.


A Summer of Words, Walks and Waterfalls

8 credits second session
Nancy A. Parkes, 867-6737
Wed. 6 to 9:30pm Aug. 3-31; Sat. 7am Aug. 12 and 26 for day hike; Sun. 11am-5pm Aug. 13 and 27 on campus; Students will also spend considerable time working independently.
CRN: 40471

Welcome writers and hikers of all levels of ability. We will deeply examine our connection to place and its relationship to our own creativity. We will day-hike at Glacier View near Mount Rainier and in the Hoh rain forest on the Olympic Peninsula. As a group, we will also choose local places to explore. Students will write in the genre of their choice (essay, poetry, fiction, non-fiction), as well as create art and photographs.


To India: Dance, Music, Video

See listing under Expressive Arts.


Troy: Homer and His World

4 credits second session
Andrew Reece, 867-6146
MTWTh, 4-6p
CRN: 40193

We study the poetry, history and influence of Homer's Iliad, the first - and arguably greatest - masterpiece of European literature. Our reading of the poem will be informed by our study of the history and material culture of early Greece. We will learn theories about the composition and transmission of the Homeric epics. Finally, we will join in a dialogue with some philosophers, poets and scholars who have been inspired by Homer.


Write For Your Life: Theory and Practice

4 credits first session
Don Foran, 753-3433 ext. 276
MTTh, 9:30a-12p
CRN: 40203

A community of writers ages 16 to 60 will learn/teach skills in straight-forward effective communication: description, definition, observation, vision, revision, analogy, cause and contrast. Students will craft and share six two-to-three page papers.


Writing Matters

4 credits second session
Sara Huntington , 867-6643
TuTh, 9a-1p
CRN: 40204

This advanced seminar will focus on how writing works-on rhetoric and style. We will read a variety of texts, each of which exemplifies the conventions, practices, values and problems in a particular discourse, from fiction to science. Students will write regularly and learn to edit substantively. Whether students are planning to apply to law school or to write novels, this class will hone their writing craft.


Writing Well: Clarity, Persuasion & Style

4 credits first session
Sara Huntington, 867-6643
TuTh, 9a-1p
CRN: 40205

We all know what it's like to have a teacher or editor write "please clarify" in the margins of our papers. This class will demystify this frustrating request by focusing on clarity and the concrete practices that constitute well-written prose. To this end, students will master agent/action analysis, cohesion and coherence, concision, coordination, force and elegance. Intended for students from all disciplinary backgrounds. No prerequisites except a commitment to improve writing craft.

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