Spring Quarter Checklist

Submitted by harrisol on Fri, 05/25/2007 - 9:58am.

VE Spring Quarter Program Checklist

 Complete Program Portfolio is due in the studio (Sem II D4107) no later than 9 am Friday of week 10.  Late portfolios will result in the loss of credit.

 For 8 Credits in Case Studies in Environmental Change:
A) Understanding of avenues people have used to change the environmental status quo, protect or restore habitats or create alternative communities or movements. Demonstration of ability to communicate information through clear persuasive writing.
• Seminar and Reading Notes on Small Wonder, Gaviotas, Ecovillage Living, Changing Minds, Collapse, Stolen Harvest and The Great Turning
• Mid term Quiz
• Final Quiz
• 7 First Drafts and 7 Revised Letters, plus any responses received
• Notes on Lectures (Community Based Studies; Environmental Art; Nature Conservancy; Horticulture Therapy; Conflict Resolution)
• Journal entry on what you learned from the Maryhill Museum
• Nature Journal entry on participation in the Procession of the Species
B) Ability to integrate knowledge from field observations, drawing, field guide and reading. Ability to communicate observations with text and images.
• Detailed field observations and images in InDesign format pamphlet from Mima Mounds and Glacial Heritage Park (must combine visual images, field observations and information from assigned readings)
• Vegetation Pattern Change: Olympia-Snoqualmie Pass-Ginko Forest (must combine visual images, field observations and information from the assigned readings, must include an explanation of observed changes)
• Exercise on Plant Adaptations to Desert Conditions (Answer the questions in your nature journal; show evidence of completing the readings and making field observations)
• Map of the Camp Delaney and surrounding area including clearly labeled vegetation zones and plant lists.
• Clear entry on the Grand Coolie Dam and Columbia Basin project. Here it would be ideal to include a visual image of the relationship between the dam, the Columbia River, Banks Lake and the irrigation canals.
• Clear journal entries on the 2 agricultural stops in Eastern Washington
• Clear nature journal entry on Garden Raised Urban Bounty (GRUB)
• Clear nature journal entry on Mt. Rainier Field Trip
• Landscape Exercises (2 paintings in watercolor)
• Botanical Illustration Exercise (watercolor painting)
• InDesign Practice Brochure
• Clear journal entries for each week we were in the organic garden; entries should document topics covered in the talks, what you did, and what you learned.

*For 4 Credits in Field Ecology: Demonstrate knowledge of how to generate a hypothesis, design a field study, carry out a field study, analyze results, and report findings.
• Write-ups for weekly or longer term projects
• Final formal write-up of study of choice
*For 4 Credits in Life Drawing: Demonstrate improvements in seeing shapes, facial features, proportion, foreshortening, shading, and communicating visual depth. Credit is awarded for class attendance and effort.
• Prepare a life-drawing portfolio with your name on it.
• All drawings must be flat, not rolled
• Each week’s drawings must be clipped together beginning with week 1 and ending with week 10.
• Put your best drawing of the week on top of each week’s stack of drawings.
• If you missed class or left early, include figure drawings you did to make up for missing class. Clearly label these drawings and place a note on the top of the week’s work.
* For 4 Credits of Independent Project Work
• Project Proposal
• For art: a 1-2 page journal entry for each week documenting time spent, what you did and what you learned (8 entries)
• For art: a study of 5 other artists and what you learned from them.
• For art: an artist’s statement
• For art: 6 square feet of work for 7 weeks for a total of 42 square feet of work.
• For Organic Gardening: 6 pages of journal entries per week
• For Microscopy: A one-page statement of what you did and what you learned
• A formal 15 minute final oral presentation
• A 1-page journal entry that documents your participation in the work discussions in class and how you helped other students in the program with their projects.
*To Receive Credit in Visualizing Ecology: A Final Self Evaluation
• Must include self-evaluation for all quarters enrolled in VE
• Must be printed in final form
Student Evaluation of Faculty: Bring to Evaluation Conference or turn in to Pam Udovich, Lab I Program Secretary. Write one letter for each faculty member.