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Arlen Speights
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Day Su 12Summer Session II Explore the basics of 3D modeling with real physical results in plastic. We'll take part in the assembly of a RepRap 3D printer, learn to generate digital models in Sketchup, and produce plastic objects from them. We'll also devote time to study the ecological implications of plastics in daily life along with the economic implications of desktop manufacture. Arlen Speights Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Michael Vavrus
  Program FR–SOFreshmen - Sophomore 16 16 Day S 12Spring This program will explore the origins and manifestations of the contested concept "race." We will investigate the broad question as to how considerations of one's race result in differential social, economic, and political treatment. To do this, we will analyze a 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.By making historical connections between European colonialism and the expansion of U.S. political and military dominance in an era of globalization, students will have 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 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, magazines). As part of this inquiry, we will examine the presidential candidacy 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.  We may also visit local museums to understand how issues of racial identity have been experienced in the Pacific Northwest.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.  history, law, sociology, political economy, social work, education and psychology. Michael Vavrus Tue Wed Fri Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Spring Spring
Geoffrey Cunningham
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Day and Evening Su 12Summer Session I This course will explore the American Civil War as a struggle to create, as Lincoln said, "a new birth of freedom."  We will study the causes, consequences, course and legacy of secession, slavery, Emancipation, and Reconstruction.  Participants will evaluate the war as it is described, portrayed, interpreted, mythologized, and remembered in a variety of historical texts, personal accounts, and films.  The course will conclude by examining the promise and failure of Reconstruction, and its subsequent impact on race and the meaning of liberty in America. Geoffrey Cunningham Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Susan Cummings
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Evening S 12Spring This course is designed to help students examine abnormal and normal behavior and experience along several dimensions. These dimensions include the historical and cultural influences in Western psychology, current views on abnormality and psychological health, cultural differences in the approach and treatment of psychopathology, and the role of healthy habitat in healthy mind. Traditional classification of psychopathology will be studied, including theories around etiology and treatment strategies. Non-traditional approaches will be examined as well and the role of eco-psychology in abnormal psychology. Susan Cummings Mon Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Emily Lardner
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening and Weekend S 12Spring This course focuses on the ways writers make arguments in a variety of contexts. Our initial shared topic will be climate change, which we will explore from various disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Within that topic, we will examine and practice strategies for taking positions, considering objections, and using evidence. No science background is necessary. In addition to writing an argument related to our shared topic, each student will select a topic of their own for a second project. Emily Lardner Mon Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Emily Lardner
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening and Weekend S 12Spring This course focuses on the ways writers make arguments in a variety of contexts. Our initial shared topic will be climate change, which we will explore from various disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Within that topic, we will examine and practice strategies for taking positions, considering objections, and using evidence. No science background is necessary. In addition to writing an argument related to our shared topic, each student will select a topic of their own for a second project. Emily Lardner Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Bret Weinstein
  Program JR–SRJunior - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter Nearly all of the complexity in the observable universe is due to one process: Selection-natural, sexual and otherwise. And though the basics of evolutionary selection can be summarized in a single phrase ("survival of the fittest"), the details are surprising in the extreme, raising profound questions at every juncture. Why, for example, has a simple, shared drive to increase 'reproductive success' taken aardvarks and spruce trees in such different directions? And why would a peahen choose to burden her sons with a giant handicap to their movement by mating with a male carrying genes for massive tail? We will take a broad approach to selection, studying what is known, but focusing on that which remains mysterious. The adaptive interplay between genetic, epigenetic (regulatory) and cultural traits will be of particular interest. We will also place special emphasis on understanding the tension between selection exerted by mates, and that exerted by environmental factors. Fall quarter will be spent constructing a basic toolkit for evolutionary analysis: What is an adaptation and how can it be recognized? How can we infer function? What is the relationship between a trait's short and long-term adaptive value? We will scrutinize structures; behaviors and patterns found in the wild, and refine our ability to understand them through the language of game theory. During the winter quarter, we will focus on pushing our model of selection to its limits, and beyond, by applying it to the most complex and surprising adaptive patterns in nature, with a special emphasis on adaptive patterns manifest in We will read, have lecture, and detailed discussions. Discussions will be central to our work. Students will be expected to generate and defend hypotheses and predictions in a supportive and rigorous environment. We will go out and look at nature directly when conditions are right. Each quarter, we will take a multi-day field trip to observe thought-provoking patterns in unfamiliar environments. There will be assignments, but the program will be primarily about generating deep predictive insight, not about producing a large volume of work. It is best suited to self-motivated students with a deep commitment to comprehending that which is knowable, but unknown. biology, medicine, psychology, and public policy. This program will focus on how to think, not what to think. As such, it will be useful to in any career in which critical thinking is important. Bret Weinstein Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Terry Ford
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Day Su 12Summer Full Adolescent literature differs from children's literature to meet the developmental needs of middle and high school ages.  Participants will learn about adolescent literature in an historical perspective, young adult development in reading, and genres with representative authors and selection criteria.  Participants will read and critique a variety of genres, developing a knowledge base of a variety of current authors, themes, and classroom uses.  Course credits contribute to minimum coursework expectations for teaching endorsements in middle level humanities and secondary English/Language Arts. Terry Ford Mon Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Robert Schwenkler
Signature Required: Fall  Winter 
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Evening F 11 Fall W 12Winter This continuing course is designed to support students who are interested in recording music for various media and contexts.  Making use of the college's 16-track recording facility, students will be taken on a path through contemporary practice in studio recording.  Studio technology and artistry, song and mix composition, and fundamentals of audio electronics will all be covered.  There will be a focus on both magnetic tape and analog mixing as well as computer-based digital recording and mixing.  Processing fundamentals such as equalization, compression, and reverb will be treated alongside an overview of the many other signal processing options available in the modern recording studio.  Audio electronics will be covered as it relates to general studio signal flow, troubleshooting, and DIY equipment construction. Time will be spent in the studios creating recorded pieces including pieces for the annual Evergreen Student Album project.  Critical listening activities will accompany this process, using student work as well as work from outside sources.  Both the techniques and the artistry of recording, mixing, and song composition will be examined and developed via the process of creation, analysis, and discussion.  Work in the digital realm will focus on use of Pro Tools software and plugin effects while analog work will be based around the college’s 24-channel mixing console, 16-track tape machine, and a variety of outboard processing equipment. Robert Schwenkler Thu Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Amadou Ba
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening Su 12Summer Session II This class is an introduction to the Pulaar language spoken in northern Senegal. The class will focus on both language and the Fulbe tradition and culture. Students will learn greetings, introductions, family relationship, and the expressions for basic needs, as well as how to get by linguistically and culturally in cultural situations. Students will study standard Pulaar grammar, vocabulary, and spelling. Pulaar is a language of West Africa spoken by the Fulbe people of Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad. Pulaar is one of the most widely spread languages in Africa. This class is appropriate for students who are interested in studying linguistics, learning a new language, and traveling to West Africa. Amadou Ba Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Janelle Campoverde
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Weekend W 12Winter Accompanied by live drumming, we will learn dances originating in Africa and migrating to Brazil during slavery. We will dance to the driving, rapturous beat from Brazil known as samba. For the people of the villages surrounding Rio de Janeiro, samba is considered their most intense, unambivalent joy. In addition, we will dance and sing to contemporary cross-cultural beat from Bahia: Samba-Reggae and the Candomble religious dances of the Orixas. We will also learn dances from other regions of Brazil, such as Baiao, Frevo and Maracatu. Janelle Campoverde Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Janelle Campoverde
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Weekend F 11 Fall Accompanied by live drumming, we will learn dances originating in Africa and migrating to Brazil during slavery. We will dance to the driving, rapturous beat from Brazil known as samba. For the people of the villages surrounding Rio de Janeiro, samba is considered their most intense, unambivalent joy. In addition, we will dance and sing to contemporary cross-cultural beat from Bahia: Samba-Reggae and the Candomble religious dances of the Orixas. We will also learn dances from other regions of Brazil, such as Baiao, Frevo and Maracatu. Janelle Campoverde Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Janelle Campoverde
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Weekend S 12Spring Accompanied by live drumming, we will learn dances originating in Africa and migrating to Brazil during slavery. We will dance to the driving, rapturous beat from Brazil known as samba. For the people of the villages surrounding Rio de Janeiro, samba is considered their most intense, unambivalent joy. In addition, we will dance and sing to contemporary cross-cultural beat from Bahia: Samba-Reggae and the Candomble religious dances of the Orixas. We will also learn dances from other regions of Brazil, such as Baiao, Frevo and Maracatu. Janelle Campoverde Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Janelle Campoverde
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Weekend W 12Winter Accompanied by live drumming, we will learn dances originating in Africa and migrating to Brazil during slavery. We will dance to the driving, rapturous beat from Brazil known as samba. For the people of the villages surrounding Rio de Janeiro, samba is considered their most intense, unambivalent joy. In addition, we will dance and sing to contemporary cross-cultural beat from Bahia: Samba-Reggae and the Candomble religious dances of the Orixas. We will also learn dances from other regions of Brazil, such as Baiao, Frevo and Maracatu. Janelle Campoverde Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Janelle Campoverde
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Weekend F 11 Fall Accompanied by live drumming, we will learn dances originating in Africa and migrating to Brazil during slavery. We will dance to the driving, rapturous beat from Brazil known as samba. For the people of the villages surrounding Rio de Janeiro, samba is considered their most intense, unambivalent joy. In addition, we will dance and sing to contemporary cross-cultural beat from Bahia: Samba-Reggae and the Candomble religious dances of the Orixas. We will also learn dances from other regions of Brazil, such as Baiao, Frevo and Maracatu. Janelle Campoverde Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Janelle Campoverde
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Weekend S 12Spring Accompanied by live drumming, we will learn dances originating in Africa and migrating to Brazil during slavery. We will dance to the driving, rapturous beat from Brazil known as samba. For the people of the villages surrounding Rio de Janeiro, samba is considered their most intense, unambivalent joy. In addition, we will dance and sing to contemporary cross-cultural beat from Bahia: Samba-Reggae and the Candomble religious dances of the Orixas. We will also learn dances from other regions of Brazil, such as Baiao, Frevo and Maracatu. Janelle Campoverde Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Dennis Hibbert
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Weekend F 11 Fall There are so many people — and environmental problems — because we control our food supply. Population growth accelerated as the last ice age waned and agriculture emerged separately in the Middle East, East Asia, southern Mexico, and the Amazon basin. We will study the world at that time and the evidence for agriculture's beginnings, drawing on archaeology, geology, palaeobotany, geochemistry, and climatology. We will then watch the project we began come to be today's world. Dennis Hibbert Sat Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Kabby Mitchell and Joye Hardiman
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring How did Black women, of many different cultures and ages, succeed against all odds? How did they move from victim to victors? Where did they find the insurmountable courage to deconstruct and reconstruct their lives? In this program, students will participate in an inquiry-base exploration of the efficacy, resiliency and longevity of the lives and legacies of selected Black women from Ancient Egypt to contemporary Seattle. Our exploration will use the lenses of Ancient Egyptian studies, African, African-American and Afro-Disaporic history, dance history and popular culture to investigate these womens' lives and cultural contexts.The class will have a variety of learning environments, including lectures and films, workshops, seminars and research groups. All students will demonstrate their acquired knowledge, skill and insight by: creating an annotated bibliography; giving a final performance based on the life of a chosen black woman; and an end-of-the-quarter "lessons learned presentation" demonstrating how our collective studies applied to each individual student's life and legacy. Kabby Mitchell Joye Hardiman Tue Tue Tue Wed Wed Wed Thu Thu Thu Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Miranda Elliott Rader
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening and Weekend S 12Spring Algebraic Thinking develops problem-solving and critical-thinking skills by using algebra to solve context-based problems.  Problems are approached algebraically, graphically, numerically, and verbally.  Topics include linear, quadratic, and exponential functions, right-triangle trigonometry, and data analysis.  Collaborative learning is emphasized. Miranda Elliott Rader Wed Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Miranda Elliott Rader
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 11 Fall Algebraic Thinking develops problem-solving and critical-thinking skills by using algebra to solve context-based problems.  Problems are approached algebraically, graphically, numerically, and verbally.  Topics include linear, quadratic, and exponential functions, right-triangle trigonometry, and data analysis.  Collaborative learning is emphasized. Miranda Elliott Rader Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Stephanie Coontz
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall In the second half of the program we discuss the origins of 20th-century marriage and parenting norms and explore the dramatic shifts that have occurred in family formation and relationship norms over the past 50 years. Students will also do individual projects that will culminate in presentations at the end of the quarter. These will cover topics such as the causes and consequences of divorce, the changing dynamics of cohabitation, singlehood and marriage, the emergence of new sexual norms, legal issues connected with changing family structures and practices, the rise of biracial and multiracial families, and debates over same-sex marriage and parenting. Many of our topics will be controversial. We seek not simple answers but intelligent questions to inform our study. Students are expected to consider several different points of view, to fairly evaluate arguments with which they disagree, and to explore the possible contradictions or exceptions to their own positions. You should expect to back up your position with concrete examples and logical argumentation, and be prepared to be challenged to defend your positions. We are not simply sharing feelings or exchanging points of view but rigorously testing different interpretations and theories against each other. Because this is a demanding and intensive program, student should not attempt to work more than 15 hours a week. sociology, history, family studies, research, social work, teaching, family law and counseling. Stephanie Coontz Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Anne Ellsworth
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Day F 11 Fall In this course, students will learn finger-spelling, cardinal numbers, vocabulary, conversation sign, and ASL grammar.  Introduction to deaf culture includes a reader and invitations to participate in Deaf Coffee and to attend the Deaf Club.  Students from this section may continue in ASL II and ASL III in the 5:30-7:30 p.m. class in winter and spring quarters. Anne Ellsworth Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Anne Ellsworth
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Day W 12Winter S 12Spring In this two-quarter sequence of courses, students will learn finger-spelling, cardinal numbers, vocabulary, conversation sign, and ASL grammar.  Introduction to deaf culture includes a reader and invitations to participate in Deaf Coffee and to attend the Deaf Club.  In spring, students will focus on broadening their vocabularies and conversation skills and using appropriate and accurate ASL grammar with emphasis on the non-manual aspect of communication.  There will also be continued study of deaf culture and invitations to deaf events in this area.  Opportunities to study ASL III and IV are usually available in summer quarter. Entry into the  spring quarter requires proficiency equivalent to the successful completion of American Sign Language I.  Contact the instructor for an assessment of proficiency. Anne Ellsworth Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter Spring
Anne Ellsworth
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 11 Fall W 12Winter S 12Spring In this year-long sequence of courses, students will learn finger-spelling, cardinal numbers, vocabulary, conversation sign, and ASL grammar.  Introduction to deaf culture includes a reader and invitations to participate in Deaf Coffee and to attend the Deaf Club.  As the year progresses, students will focus on broadening their vocabularies and conversation skills and using appropriate and accurate ASL grammar with emphasis on the non-manual aspect of communication.  There will also be continued study of deaf culture and invitations to deaf events in this area. Entry into the winter and spring quarters requires proficiency equivalent to the successful completion of American Sign Language I (for winter) or American Sign Language II (for spring).  Contact the instructor for an assessment of proficiency. Anne Ellsworth Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Anne Ellsworth
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening Su 12Summer Full In ASL III, students will focus on broadening their vocabulary and conversation skills while using appropriate and accurate ASL grammar with emphases on the non-manual aspect of communication and classifier development. There is a continued study of deaf culture. Anne Ellsworth Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Anne Ellsworth
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening Su 12Summer Full In ASL IV, students will continue the study of the grammar of ASL, the functional application of ASL, classifiers, locatives, and vocabulary. The course will include an introduction to ASL idioms, multiple-meaning words in both ASL and English, and conceptual/contextual signing. Students will also work with ASL literature in an in-depth study. Anne Ellsworth Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Stephanie Kozick and Leslie Flemmer
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring This is an inquiry-based program structured as a collaborative effort to engage authentic questions about the process of learning. What is an educated society and what does it mean to become educated within a society? Whose ways of knowing count in such educational pursuits assumed to ultimately achieve happiness and personal fulfillment? Can one be considered “educated” if one lacks educational credentials, cultural knowledge of the arts, political awareness, or social and economic connections? And, to what end and in what means must we even consider these questions? In this program, we will inquire about the role that educators, artists, authors, and the environment play in guiding us toward a more vibrant and holistic outlook. This comprehensive inquiry requires an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to employ dialogue and the arts in an examination of what is meant by the term “education.” The program will include student-centered learning activities of readings, discussions, talks, film, and expressive projects.Students who are curious about paths to knowledge, the field of education, social justice, and cultural and historical considerations can join us in a wide-ranging examination of our diverse society. Students can expect to work collaboratively to think, learn, and interpret how individuals form, interact in, and become participants in an educated society while engaging topics that include critical pedagogy, arts and humanities, and the construction of knowledge through social networks and cultural practices. Motivated, open-minded students willing to work with others in critical discussions of readings, to experiment with the arts and writing projects, and to closely observe the contributions of others will gain new perspectives about what matters when contemplating an educated society. At quarter’s end, students will be able to identify their own and others efforts to understand what it means to be educated. Some of the authors who will have contributed to that understanding are: Virginia Woolf, Paolo Freire, William Ayers, James Baldwin, John Dewey, Terry Tempest Williams, Sherman Alexi, Gerald Durrell, and Maxine Green. Stephanie Kozick Leslie Flemmer Mon Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Ruth Hayes, Kevin Francis and Amy Cook
Signature Required: Winter 
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter Humans have a complex, intricate, and paradoxical relationship with other species. We are animals and we define ourselves against them. We celebrate our kinship with animals and use them as laboratory specimens. We create animal characters and infuse them with human qualities. We befriend animals and we eat them. In this program, we will integrate perspectives from the arts, sciences and humanities to explore such seeming contradictions in our understanding, representation and treatment of animals. In fall quarter, we will study animal form, function and evolution.  Students will practice observational approaches to learning about animals, including drawing, laboratory dissection and field study. They will also study animal morphology, comparative anatomy, and biomechanics as a foundation for animating the locomotion of different kinds of animals. Students will explore evolutionary biology as a framework for understanding the biological parallels between humans and animals. Finally, we will examine how artists and writers have represented animals in images, stories and films. In winter quarter, we will shift our focus to human and animal neurobiology, cognition, emotion, and behaviour. As we study these topics, we will investigate how scientists and artists anthropomorphize animals in their work and explore the implications of this practice. Consider the scientist who empathizes with a chimpanzee's elation or an elephant's sadness or a dog's pain. Does this empathy provide valuable insight into the experience of another species or simply reveal the ability to project one's own sentimental fancies onto another creature? And how do we test these intuitions? Or consider animators who create films populated with animal characters. Why do they select particular species to represent specific human qualities? And how do these fictional representations of animals affect how we treat real animals? In each of these cases, we risk putting ourselves in dialog with anthropomorphized versions of animals without recognizing the full extent of our own narcissism. During both quarters, students will participate in lectures, seminars, labs and writing workshops. They will learn how to analyze several types of media, including books and films, and will be expected to develop and improve their writing through a variety of assignments. This program will also encourage students to reflect on their own assumptions and attitudes about other species. During fall quarter, art workshops will emphasize the development of basic skills in drawing and animation. During winter quarter, students will continue developing these skills and will also explore their own scientific and/or creative approaches to representing animals. art, animation, science and education. Ruth Hayes Kevin Francis Amy Cook Mon Wed Thu Fri Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Ruth Hayes and Anne de Marcken (Forbes)
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring Images of animals are the oldest known artworks; they are also some of the first images that children in western culture see and learn to recognize.  From 35,000 year old cave paintings to Disney animations, from the fables of Aesop to the many thousands of animal videos uploaded to and viewed on YouTube, images and stories of the animals with whom we have evolved weave in and through western culture. The images proliferate as our experiences with actual animals become increasingly rare.Students will study how we see, understand and represent animals in an effort to learn about human relationships with animals as “other” and as mirrors of ourselves.  They will engage in analyzing and deconstructing a variety of visual and written representations of animals to discover what these images and texts communicate about humans and their cultures, about the relationships between human and animals, and about animals themselves.  Through a series of creative and technical assignments, students will interrogate their own consumption and creation of animal imagery and their own relationships with individual animals.  As they execute these assignments, students will build skills in observation, research, critical thinking, conceptual design, writing, drawing and animation. Ruth Hayes Anne de Marcken (Forbes) Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Paula Schofield and Andrew Brabban
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring The aim of this program is to apply fundamental knowledge and theories of biology and chemistry to practical, real world situations. The application of biology and chemistry has huge impacts on our society, particularly influencing our economy and quality of life. Cutting edge techniques and processes are continually being developed by biologists and chemists to produce the medicines, chemicals and materials we use daily. Products include pharmaceuticals - from synthetic drugs to gene therapies - used to prevent disease and cure illness; biocompatible materials for use in the medical field; fossil-fuel derived synthetic polymers (plastics, fibers, rubbers etc.); and modern "green" or "sustainable" materials that include biodegradable polymers. These products are widely used by the general public, as well as in a wide array of industries and professions: agriculture, sports, health-care, law enforcement, the military, automotive, food, etc. In this program we will focus on the practical applications of modern biology and chemistry, studying both small and large molecules, natural and synthetic. Based predominantly in the laboratory, students will learn the theoretical principles and relevant lab and instrumentation techniques needed to synthesize, isolate and analyze small molecules and macromolecules. We will examine small biological molecules as well as organic molecules, moving to important biological macromolecules (DNA, RNA, proteins) and synthetic polymers (plastics, fibers, biodegradable polymers, green materials). Theory and techniques of molecular cloning, protein biochemistry, biocatalysis, and transgenics will be emphasized, as well as synthesis and characterization of relevant organic molecules, polymers and green materials. Seminars on technical literature and student presentations will be significant components of the program.  We will also discuss the professional biologist's and chemist's relationship with industry, government and universities, and examine employment opportunities for biologists and chemists. Students will be evaluated based on their laboratory techniques, laboratory reports, class presentations, and homework assignments. biotechnology, biology, chemistry, polymer and material science, health science, education and medicine. Paula Schofield Andrew Brabban Mon Tue Wed Wed Thu Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Cindy Beck and Wenhong Wang
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Evening W 12Winter Approaches to Healing is a guest lecture series designed to help students explore the theory and practice of the many types of healing arts that our regional wealth of outstanding practitioners provide.  Throughout the quarter, students will be asked to look at broad health care questions and policy, as well as personal healing practices, stress management, and the importance of thoughtful critical analysis at all levels of approaches and outcomes.  Guest speakers representing body work, complementary medicine, Chinese medicine, bacteriophages as antibiotics, and plant medicine will be featured.  Students will also spend time each week outside of class exploring new activities that could contribute to their own health, as well as reading current literature to help expand their understanding of health and wellness.This course meets in conjunction with the program .  (You may enroll either in for 8 credits or for 2 credits, but you may not enroll in both.) Cindy Beck Wenhong Wang Mon Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Joe Fahoum
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 11 Fall W 12Winter S 12Spring In this year-long sequence, students will learn to read and write in both classical and modern Arabic, the language spoken in all of the 22 Arab states and all Islamic countries.  (All Muslims are instructed to pray in Arabic.)  By the end of the year, students will be able to speak at a novice level.  The objectives are to continually increase vocabulary; to learn suffixes, pronouns, and verbs for personalization; to learn to conjugate verbs; and to recognize proper and inverted sentences as well as those starting with infinitive verbs and indefinite nouns.  Students are required to master verbs tenses, superlatives, sentence analyzing, and subject-verb agreement as well as all other areas of grammar.  Students will also learn some songs, short poems, and stories while studying Arabic culture and learning some conversational Arabic.  Joe Fahoum Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Steven Niva
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Day Su 12Summer Session I This course will introduce students to both written Arabic and basic conversational Arabic in order to provide the foundations for further study in the Arabic language. Students will learn Arabic script and basic grammar rules, expand their vocabulary, and practice conversational Arabic used in everyday encounters. They will also watch films, listen to music, and discuss cultural topics related to language use. This course prepares students for language-based area programs, and for first year Arabic language requirements. Steven Niva Tue Wed Thu Fri Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Stephanie Kozick and Robert Esposito
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall This program is intended for students who are eager to pursue academic and personal explorations of human development.  This program will feature inquiry into the richness, density, and complexity of human awareness, development, and relationship by integrating a theoretical and practical study of human development with movement and dance Students will gain a vocabulary for specific ways of talking about human development and movement, which will involve a study of key influences: Kegan’s ideas about the problems and process of human development, Piaget’s developmental expressions of physical knowledge, Laban analysis, and Alwin Nikolais’ formal analysis of space, shape, time, and motion.  The concept of "motion" will be addressed as the refinement or qualification of “movement” into an infinity of potential aesthetic expressions. The ways in which we develop as human beings involves a set of areas that include cognitive development, social/emotional development, language development, and physical development.  The latter, physical development is an especially fascinating topic. The movement study in this program will be situated historically in the 20th-century.  Rudolph Laban, along with many European artists and intelligentsia were influenced by Eastern thought, as well as by advanced science and technology.  Historical events such as the World Wars spurred an aesthetic and intellectual diaspora leading to postmodern concepts of integrative thinking and holism in environmental and human affairs. These historical movements mark a pivotal transformational period toward the development of viable, holistic networks of integrative theory and technologies designed to inform and create a human community that respects uniqueness and diversity in service of sustainable living. Studio work will offer a practical mode of human movement study that will develop students’ personal somatic understanding.  It will also involve group work by engaging the practice of Laban’s “movement choirs,” an expressive way of exploring human development through motion.  Studio work will be placed in the context of living in a world of others that requires free exploration and creative play: fun with intent.  This program's curricular activities will take an interdisciplinary approach that includes reading and discussing scholarly material, critiquing films, group and individual movement explorations, writing, and academic workshops. human development, movement, and dance related fields. Stephanie Kozick Robert Esposito Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Evan Blackwell
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring This program will investigate the social impact of art and explore what it means to be a “successful” artist working in the 21st century. How does the artist respond to current events, politics, social structures, ecological issues and existing paradigms in order to create a healthier community? How can the artist conduct meaningful dialogue about our cultural model? How can artists create awareness, and how can art effect social change?Our focus will examine the development of post-1960’s visual, installation, video, performance and ecological art, and its effects on the art world and the broader culture. We will study a variety of artists intent on making a difference in the world. We will look beyond art galleries, museums and collectors' homes and investigate ways in which art and art practices are supported and integrated into public places. This program will research artist collaborations, collectives and communities in order to understand how artists accomplish projects beyond the fixed studio space. We will take a collaborative approach to many of the studio projects and workshops to create work that goes beyond what a single individual could normally accomplish.Constructing with readily available materials not limited to traditional "fine art" mediums, we will gain skills in 2-D and 3-D design and construction methods, and link art making processes and materials to our ideas. These projects might culminate in site-specific installations, actions, performances, or objects - or take a less material-based approach using digital means and the World Wide Web.Weekly writing assignments, lectures, seminars, studio visits, and studio workshops will build a broader understanding of what art is and what it can do for the world. Students must be as committed their reading, writing and research as they are to their own art-making. This program requires a strong work ethic and self-discipline, and students will be expected to work intensively in the studios on campus. Evan Blackwell Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Hirsh Diamant
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Weekend F 11 Fall W 12Winter Human societies and cultures express their values in education and art.  Art is the earliest and most enduring expression of humanity.  For community and the individual, art can be a practice of education and self-cultivation.  In today's global community it is important to understand art and values of other cultures and by so doing to awaken art within oneself while learning to understand the "other."All children naturally understand the importance of art and are creating art constantly in their play.  All children are artists and all can paint, play, sing, and dance.  Children also have an instinctive sense of right and wrong.  In the modern, industrial world these natural abilities often become suppressed and lost.  Modern educators need to be confident in their own artistic abilities and grounded in their own moral core; they need to be trained in communication across cultures and able to support children's healthy development.The students in this half-time, interdisciplinary program will immerse themselves in study and practice of art and in cultural experiences that are vastly different from the Western dominant culture by studying Native American, Muslim, Hebrew, and Chinese cultures.  Students will make art, study myths and world religions as they have been shaped by cultures and landscapes of the past, and examine cultural and ethical norms.  Students will also examine cultural influences and pressures of today's global society and will investigate the importance of preserving and developing cultural, artistic, and ethical traditions.  Students will engage in traditional academic study such as reading, writing, and seminars and will also engage in art making, meditation, community events, and the practice of Tai Ji.  Students will learn about child and human development, will learn about alternative education systems, and will cultivate their own spiritual, meditative, ethical, and artistic life.  In addition to classroom study, students will participate in retreats and will go on field trips to explore educational, art, and cultural resources in the community.In winter quarter students will be able to work on community service projects, in schools, and on Native American reservations. arts, education, cultural studies Hirsh Diamant Sun Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Gail Tremblay
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Day Su 12Summer Session II This course is designed to explore art projects that can be used in therapeutic settings with patients and clients. It will include readings and films about art used as therapy along with hands-on art projects that explore a variety of media. Students will be required to create at least five works of art using various media and to write a summary at the end of the summer session that explores what they have learned. art therapy Gail Tremblay Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Nancy Bishop
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Weekend W 12Winter Art History I is an exploration of the surviving art and artifacts of the most ancient Western civilizations: the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. The European middle ages will also be covered. In addition to a text, students will critically read primary source documents to facilitate their understanding of the cultures, religions, and the role of visual art. Students will be tested over material and, as part of a team, make a presentation to the class. Nancy Bishop Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Nancy Bishop
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Weekend S 12Spring The second half of this overview of Western art examines the major movements from the Renaissance on. Tension between strong oppositional forces drive a stylistic evolution from the calm order of the structured perfection of the Van Eycks and Leonardo to the diversity of our post modern and deconstructivist world in the 21st century. Nancy Bishop Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Mary Dean
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 11 Fall Doing well while doing good is a challenge. Whereas some kind of help is the kind of help that helps, some kind of help we can do without. Gaining wisdom to know the paths of skillful helping of self and others is the focus of this four-credit course. We will explore knowing who we are, identifying caring as a moral attitude, relating wisely to others, maintaining trust, and working together to make change possible. Mary Dean Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Dariush Khaleghi
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening and Weekend Su 12Summer Session II The Art of Leadership is a highly interactive course, encouraging personal reflection and deep learning to help students explore their own leadership qualities.  This course provides a multi-disciplinary approach to learning by blending behavior theory with business principles to provide practical applications to learn critical topics in leadership.  This course is centered on personalized learning opportunities where students are encouraged to develop their full potential and become the leader they always desired to be.  This course also introduces a set of comprehensive exercises and engaging self-assessment tools to allow students learn more about themselves and their capacity to lead.  The course teaches concepts, principles, and skills of leadership in a way that is appropriate for both new and experienced leaders, as well as anyone who must influence others to achieve common goals and objectives. Dariush Khaleghi Fri Sat Sun Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Ann Storey
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Evening F 11 Fall This interdisciplinary class will explore the art and art history of mosaics.  An ancient art that combines practicality with beauty, the mosaic medium is currently having a renaissance as contemporary artists explore its use in architectural design and outdoor sites.  In studying the history of mosaic, we will concentrate on three eras when the medium flourished: the Classical and Byzantine periods, the Arts and Crafts Movement and Art Nouveau era, and the contemporary art period.  Students will be guided in a process for making both two-dimensional and three-dimensional mosaic artworks.  They will also have writing projects, research assignments, and workshops to help them to write and talk about art more analytically.  Art project ideas will grow out of studying the history of mosaics.  Critique/analysis sessions will emphasize using design principles to make more compelling artworks. visual arts, art history, museum studies, education, design Ann Storey Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Gail Tremblay
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter Poets use language to create an experience for the reader by using images, metaphors, similes, rhythm and sound like musicians use notes, sound and rhythm to tempt audiences to feel deeply what can be known about the roots of the human condition.  In this program, students will read poetry by a wide variety of writers, study poetic form and explore a variety of strategies for writing poetry. They will read by John Frederick Nims and David Mason and will be required to write at least two poems each week and to present those poems for discussion in a writers' workshop.  Students will also be required to attend poetry readings, and to study poetry publications and strategies for publishing their work in a variety of magazines, journals and online sites. They will also have the opportunity to study chapbook and book length collections of poems and to discuss how poets choose and arrange poems to prepare them for submission to a press. creative writing, editing, and teaching English. Gail Tremblay Mon Mon Tue Tue Thu Thu Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Olivier Soustelle
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4, 6 04 06 Day Su 12Summer Session II This class surveys world art history since 1500 from the Renaissance to the 20th century.  We will focus on paintings, sculpture, architecture, and the decorative arts in Europe, North America, and Asia.  Credit possible in either art history or world cultures/civilizations. Students enrolled for 6 credits will complete a library research paper on an artist or art movement of their choice. This is a companion class to "Europe Since 1500." Olivier Soustelle Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Ariel Goldberger
Signature Required: Spring 
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day and Evening S 12Spring This program will immerse students in studying the intense and lively cultural life of New York City, the most active arts production center in the United States, and perhaps the world. Sessions will meet weekly in different cultural institutions to participate in art events as active audience members, to develop an educated and critical appreciation of the richness, complexity and current trends of artistic production in New York.We will spend two weeks on campus doing preparatory research in areas of each student's interest in order to create the structure for an individual project or practicum. Students may choose to create a project by engaging in artistic work, research, or both. Students will be responsible for making all necessary arrangements for room and board, as well as budgeting for individual event tickets. All students will be expected to present a final report of their experience and project.After the initial two weeks of research and preparation, participants in the program will fly to New York City for six or seven weeks, where they will engage in group and individual activities, depending on each student practicum or project. Students will attend some events as a group and some related to their own projects. We will attend events in a wide range of sites, from established world-renowned institutions to emergent art spaces.Depending on the season, performance events may include events in places such as PS 122, La MAMA, The Kitchen, HERE Art Center, off-off-Broadway small theaters, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Broadway productions and Lincoln Center. Regular dance events may include modern dance performances, experimental works, festivals at the Joyce Theater, and more traditional ballet events in venues such as the New York City Ballet. Specific visual arts events may consist of trips to the gallery "scene" in Chelsea, PS1, MOMA, DIA Arts Center, The Met, under the radar spaces and other sites. We may attend poetry readings at places such as The Bowery Poetry Club, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The St. Marks Poetry Project, The Academy of American Poets and The New York Public Library. The class will also endeavor to attend other culturally relevant institutions such as the Japan Society, the Asia Society, The Jewish Museum, The Schomburg Center, The Dwyer Cultural Center and El Museo del Barrio to experience a wide range of cultural diversity. Most weekly group activities will be followed by a discussion or seminar.We will spend the final week of the quarter back on campus in Olympia, completing final report presentations for the whole class. architecture, community studies, consciousness studies, cultural studies, dance, field studies, language studies, literature, media studies, moving image, music, queer studies, somatic studies, theater, visual arts, and writing. Ariel Goldberger Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Jon Davies
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Day Su 12Summer Session I To prepare for a reading endorsement or to understand more about literacy assessment and development, participants will engage in readings, discussions, written analyses, and workshops that address formal and informal literacy assessment. Topics include diagnostic reading tests, informal reading inventories, cueing systems, nonfiction text features and formats, qualitative and quantitative readability assessments, and content area reading assessment. This course meets teaching requirements for Washington reading endorsement. Jon Davies Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Rebecca Chamberlain
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Day and Evening Su 12Summer Session II This intensive course will explore a variety of cosmological concepts from mythology, literature, philosophy, and history, to an introduction to astronomy, archeo-astronomy, and theories about the origins of the universe. We will employ scientific methods of observation, investigation, hands-on activities, and strategies that foster inquiry based learning and engage the imagination. This class is focused on field work, and activities are designed for amateur astronomers and those interested in inquiry based science education as well as those interested in doing observation-based research or in exploring literary, philosophical, cultural, and historical Cosmological traditions.Students will participate in a variety of activities from telling star-stories under the night sky to working in a computer lab to create educational planetarium programs.  Through readings, lectures, films, workshops, and discussions, participants will deepen their understanding of the principles of astronomy and 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. Students will develop skills and appreciation for the ways we uncover our place in the universe through scientific theories and cultural stories, imagination and intellect, qualitative and quantitative processes, and "hands on" observation.We will visit Pine Mountain Observatory, and participate in field studies at the 25th Anniversary of the Oregon Star Party.  This year’s celebratory events include a presentation by a Space Shuttle Astronaut and workshops with mentors, scientists, storytellers, and astronomers. We will develop a variety of techniques to enhance our observation skills including use of star-maps and navigation guides to identify objects in the night sky, how to operate 8” and 10” Dobsonian telescopes to find deep space objects, and how to use binoculars and other tools.  We will be camping and doing field work in the high desert for a week. (first session): A few students will have the opportunity to attend an invitational research conference at Pine Mountain Observatory, July. 15-20 (first session).  They must 1) be enrolled in the class or have prior experience and 2) work with the instructor to complete an independent study contract prior to the first session of summer quarter.  Since a limited number of students will be able to participate this year, students will be selected based on their background, qualifications, and interests.  Research sessions are still to be determined but may include photometry, astrometry, spectroscopy, or Binary Star Research.  Students must have the ability and interest to camp and do fieldwork in the high dessert for a week.  A planning meeting will be held on campus July 11, 6-10 pm.  Contact the instructor ASAP if you are interested. Rebecca Chamberlain Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Dharshi Bopegedera
  Program JR–SRJunior - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter S 12Spring This upper division program offers advanced studies in chemistry to prepare students for graduate studies or a career in chemistry. Based on the theme "What do chemists do?", our classroom studies will be connected with the applications chemists encounter in their everyday work. In fall quarter we will study topics in quantum mechanics and descriptive inorganic chemistry. We will study simple quantum mechanical systems, apply them to solve simple chemical problems, and investigate how they can be adapted for more complex systems. In inorganic chemistry, we will explore atomic structure, simple bonding models, molecular symmetry, group theory and its applications, molecular orbital theory and acid-base chemistry. In winter quarter we will continue our studies in quantum mechanics to include more complex systems, and investigate the use of spectroscopy to validate the quantum mechanical theories. Inorganic chemistry topics will include the study of coordination compounds and the solid state. In addition, we will begin our study of thermodynamics by exploring the laws of thermodynamics that lay the foundation in this field of study. Spring quarter will find us doing in-depth investigations of the spectrometric methods, including a detailed analysis of the high resolution infrared spectrum of a diatomic molecule. We will continue our studies in thermodynamics with topics in chemical equilibria and kinetics. In the laboratory, students will work with a selection of analytical instrumentation. This will include an exploration of the physical principles as well as analysis of samples. Students are strongly encouraged to work with individual chemistry faculty on research projects during the course of the year. The results of these projects will be presented at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium of the Puget Sound Section of the American Chemical Society. chemistry, physics, physical science, health science, biological sciences, medicine, environmental sciences, and teaching. Dharshi Bopegedera Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Dharshi Bopegedera
  Program JR–SRJunior - Senior 4, 8 04 08 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter Students are welcome to study the advanced inorganic chemistry component that is offered as part of the program.  In fall quarter we will explore atomic structure, simple bonding models, molecular symmetry, group theory and its applications, molecular orbital theory, and acid-base chemistry. In winter quarter we will study the chemistry of coordination compounds and the solid state.This is being offered for 8 credits in fall quarter and 4 credits in winter quarter. mistry, physics, physical science, health science, biological sciences, medicine, environmental sciences, and teaching. Dharshi Bopegedera Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Dharshi Bopegedera
  Course JR–SRJunior - Senior 4 04 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter S 12Spring Students are welcome to study the quantum chemistry component that is offered in the program. In fall quarter we will study simple quantum mechanical systems, apply them to solve simple chemical problems, and investigate how they can be adapted for more complex systems. In winter quarter we will continue the study of complex systems and investigate the use of spectroscopy to validate the quantum mechanical theories. This will be followed by in-depth investigations of the spectrometric methods including a detailed analysis of the high resolution infrared spectrum of a diatomic molecule in spring quarter. chemistry, physics, physical science, medicine, engineering, environmental science and teaching. Dharshi Bopegedera Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Dharshi Bopegedera
  Program JR–SRJunior - Senior 4, 8 04 08 Day W 12Winter S 12Spring Students are welcome to study the thermodynamics component that is offered as part of the program. In winter quarter we will begin our study by exploring the gas laws and the laws of thermodynamics. In spring quarter, we will apply these laws to chemical systems and investigate heats of chemical reactions, equilibria and kinetics. This is being offered for 4 credits in  winter quarter and 8 credits in spring quarter. chemistry, physics, physical science, medicine, engineering, environmental science and teaching. Dharshi Bopegedera Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter Spring
Zenaida Vergara
Signature Required: Fall  Winter  Spring 
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Evening F 11 Fall W 12Winter S 12Spring This year-long sequence of courses introduces the subject of audio production and its relation to modern media.  Fall quarter will focus on analog mixers and magnetic recording with some work in digital editing. Main topics will include field recording, digital audio editing, microphone design and application, analog multi-track recording, and audio console signal flow.  Winter continues this work while starting to work with computer-based multitrack production. Additional topics will include acoustics, reverb, and digital effects processing.  In spring, additional topics will include sound design for film with sync sound production for dialogue, Foley, sound effects, and music composition. There will also be an interview-style production meant for radio broadcast.  In each quarter, students will have weekly reading assignments and weekly lab assignments outside of class time. Zenaida Vergara Wed Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Jehrin Alexandria
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Evening F 11 Fall In this course, students will learn fundamentals of ballet and gain greater physical flexibility and coordination. In addition, we will practice floor barre, developmental movement therapy, Pilates and visualization exercises, and learn to apply them to achieve heightened awareness of self through movement both in and outside class. Jehrin Alexandria Mon Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Jehrin Alexandria
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Day S 12Spring In this course, students will learn fundamentals of ballet and gain greater physical flexibility and coordination. In addition, we will practice floor barre, developmental movement therapy, Pilates and visualization exercises, and learn to apply them to achieve heightened awareness of self through movement both in and outside class. Jehrin Alexandria Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Jehrin Alexandria
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Day W 12Winter In this course, students will learn fundamentals of ballet and gain greater physical flexibility and coordination. In addition, we will practice floor barre, developmental movement therapy, Pilates and visualization exercises, and learn to apply them to achieve heightened awareness of self through movement both in and outside class. Jehrin Alexandria Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Jehrin Alexandria
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Day S 12Spring In this course, students will learn fundamentals of ballet and gain greater physical flexibility and coordination. In addition, we will practice floor barre, developmental movement therapy, Pilates and visualization exercises, and learn to apply them to achieve heightened awareness of self through movement both in and outside class. Jehrin Alexandria Fri Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Jehrin Alexandria
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Day W 12Winter In this course, students will learn fundamentals of ballet and gain greater physical flexibility and coordination. In addition, we will practice floor barre, developmental movement therapy, Pilates and visualization exercises, and learn to apply them to achieve heightened awareness of self through movement both in and outside class. Jehrin Alexandria Fri Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Jehrin Alexandria
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Day F 11 Fall In this course, students will learn fundamentals of ballet and gain greater physical flexibility and coordination. In addition, we will practice floor barre, developmental movement therapy, Pilates and visualization exercises, and learn to apply them to achieve heightened awareness of self through movement both in and outside class. Jehrin Alexandria Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Charles Pailthorp and Matthew Smith
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall Power can be as direct as a blow to the head or as subtle as the lyrics of a song. The dimensions of power, the way it operates in the world to constrain choices and provide opportunities gives shape to our daily lives. This program will examine different ways philosophers and theorists have understood power and assessed how it is deployed in politics and practice.We look forward to close study of works by: Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Christopher Hill, Karl Marx, Adam Smith, David Harvey, Michel Foucault, Steven Lukes and others.Each student will be expected to gain authority over a controversy currently found in the news. The choice of controversies will be limited to a selection made by the faculty or suggested by a group of students. Each person will conduct their own inquiry into the chosen controversy, but each must find a small group whose members will support one another’s work. A preliminary list of possible areas: homelessness, reproduction, social revolutions, global warming, global economy, diminishing middle-class expectations, immigration, initiative campaigns, campaign finance, land policies, intellectual property and technology, collective bargaining... For others, follow the news. This work will culminate in a 15 pp. essay and a formal presentation of all work that meets a high standard.This program is an excellent choice for students new to Evergreen and for those returning to undergraduate study after a period of work or travel.Faculty will take care to introduce students to collaborative, interdisciplinary work, and research topics will be designed to make sense from a practical, applied perspective. Our understanding of power and how it is deployed will be directed towards the consequences of power in our daily lives and how our choices can help shape these outcomes. history, philosophy, political science, law, journalism, politics and government, and public policy. Charles Pailthorp Matthew Smith Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Shaw Osha (Flores) and Trevor Speller
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring - Marlene Dumas (1984) In (1789; 1794), the English poet and painter William Blake famously presented his poems on pages surrounded by his own drawings. This kind of interrelationship of images and words is an artistic tradition that is still alive and well, in visual arts and book arts, from painting to graphic novels. This kind of work asks important questions of both literature and visual art, such as: This one-quarter, all-level program explores the relationships between visual art and the written word. Over the course of the program, we will be examining and producing singular works in which words and images each other - where one form does not privilege or illustrate the other. They both work in the service of art and aesthetics by framing and giving form to ideas. These hybrid works of language and art point to new and alternative ways of seeing, reading, and interpreting the world. We plan to take a look at the ways language has interacted with image: reading and seeing. The program work will be both creative and critical. In addition to reading and viewing artwork, criticism, and theory, students can expect to finish a small book of multi-, inter- or mixed medial writing and artwork by the end of the quarter that challenges and responds to the curriculum. The program includes lecture, seminar, and studio time.Of literary interest will be the traditions of concrete poetry, children's literature, graphic novels and book arts. Representative authors and artists may include William Blake, Lewis Carroll, Tom Phillips, John Cage, Alan Moore, Maurice Sendak, Barbara Lehman, Donald Crews, and others.Of artistic interest will be visual art that uses text and artists' books. Representative authors and artists may include Art Spiegelman, Cy Twombly, Philip Guston, Ed Ruscha, Ree Morton, Jenny Holzer, Raymond Pettibon, and others.In addition to primary works, students will be expected to read works of artistic and literary theory relating to issues germane to the program. Theorists such as Johanna Drucker, Roland Barthes, Edward R. Tufte, Roy Harris and Scott McCloud will help shape our understandings of the gaps between the image and the word. visual art, writing, literature, and critical studies. Shaw Osha (Flores) Trevor Speller Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Jennifer Calkins
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Evening and Weekend S 12Spring The theory of evolution provides the best framework through which we can understand the diversity of biological systems.  In this course, we will use evolutionary theory to help us explore biological patterns ranging from the structure of a cell to the organization of ecosystems as well as biological processes ranging from the replication of genetic information to the generation of energy.  In the context of our study we will investigate the diversity of biological systems, its origin, and its current threats.  More specifically, we will study the structure, information, and energetics of biological systems and will ask how the theory of evolution can explain the patterns and processes at these levels.  For example, we will ask the following questions: What are the structures of biological systems such as cells, organisms, and communities?  How do biological systems store, replicate, and share information using genetic material, neurobiological processes, and behavior?  How do systems capture, exchange, store, and utilize energy through photosynthesis, cellular respiration, and ecological exchange?This course will prepare students for further study in biology and will provide them with the biological literacy necessary to engage complex issues from cloning to conservation with knowledge and understanding.  The course will include lectures and small-group seminar discussions as well as lab, computational, and field-based projects.  Readings will include portions of a basic biology text, peer-reviewed research papers, and readings from popular science.  Students will be responsible for keeping a journal, doing the readings, participating in group discussions and projects, and completing weekly assignments.  Students will be evaluated on their participation, their assignments, and their performance on two exams. Jennifer Calkins Wed Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Bob Haft
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Day Su 12Summer Session I Summerwork is an intensive, hands-on program for students of all skill levels wishing to learn the basics of the 35mm camera (or larger format), darkroom techniques, aesthetics, and a short history of photography. A final project involves production of a book of photographs; each student will receive a copy at quarter’s end. Emphasis is placed on learning to see as an artist does, taking risks with one’s work, and being open to new ideas. Bob Haft Mon Tue Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Patricia Krafcik, Marta Botikova, Robert Smurr and Zoltan Grossman
Signature Required: Winter 
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter Come with us on a virtual journey from the Baltics to the Balkans. The cobblestone streets of medieval Estonia, misty Carpathian and Transylvanian mountains, and sunny shores of the Adriatic Sea await our arrival as we traverse a magnificent territory stretching from the gates of Scandinavia through the mountains, plains and forests of Slavic, Hungarian and Romanian central Europe to the portals of the once-great empires of Macedonia and the Ottoman Turks.Our theme of “Blood” examines the ethnic and cultural identities prevalent in the region and how ethno-religious and cultural nationalisms have shaped and been shaped by constructed identities as well as by regional conflicts and invading distant powers since 1848. Indeed, some of the world’s most reviled rulers and dictators, including Dracula, Hitler and Stalin, left bloody and permanent marks on this entire region.Our theme of “Borders” explores how international and regional boundaries have been drawn and redrawn and how central Europe has served as a “borderland” between Christianity and Islam, Western and Eastern Christianity, the German, Austrian, Russian and Ottoman empires, NATO and the Soviet Union, and present-day Russia and the European Union. The revolution of 1989 and the demise of Communism, initiating a new chapter in the region’s history, will be a significant focus of our study. We will examine why the numerous ethnic, national, religious and political identities often “resolved” their differences by force and violence rather than by tolerance and acceptance.Historical, cultural, geographical, economic, gender, and environmental modes of analysis will enable us to examine both previous and contemporary issues in each country in this region. Such analysis will also permit us to offer regional angles that transcend state boundaries, a particularly exciting aspect of investigation since so many of the current nation-state borders have been drawn recently and, in many cases, artificially. Abundant literary works and films from each of the region's relevant countries will offer additional valuable insights.In fall quarter, we will examine the historical background chronologically, enhanced with a study of the geography and demography of this varied region. Winter quarter will focus on a variety of fascinating themes connecting the present to the past and the future. In both quarters, students will write papers and conduct research projects that link our themes over time and on a local, national and global scale. We will use lectures, images, readings, film critique, art, maps and literature as tools in our exploration. international affairs, history, political science, geography, cultural anthropology and international business. Patricia Krafcik Marta Botikova Robert Smurr Zoltan Grossman Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Julianne Unsel
Signature Required: Fall 
  SOS SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day and Evening F 11 Fall W 12Winter What is the past and future of books in academic publishing and library collections today? How are human capacities altered by the use of books in comparison to other media and formats? What is the past and future of books as a medium for teaching and learning? How do print and electronic book formats compare in their utility and power for undergraduate scholarship and research?  How do they compare in their capacities for the formation, presentation, and preservation of knowledge?This program will partner students with Evergreen library faculty and staff to engage these and related questions through organized academic coursework (theory) and through an in-program internship within the Evergreen library (practice). The academic component will include seminar classes and research options in the history of print media, electronic media, and the book form. Students and faculty will experiment with and test a range of state-of-the-art e-book formats and e-readers. All e-texts and e-readers will be provided for student use by the college.Internship work will provide opportunities for students to contribute to a two-year project by library faculty and staff which will begin in Fall. The project is for the modernization and reinvention of the library and its policies, procedures, and collections in context of the capacity for scholarly work with and across various information and communication media. Students will choose and design specific work assignments within current and ongoing library operations, planning activities for the immediate and long-term future of the library, and intellectual discussion and exploration of possible futures for academic libraries and learning more generally.The academic and in-program internship components of this program will maintain thematic emphasis on the place of the library in its direct support of the college curriculum, its role in shaping the interdisciplinary pedagogy of the college, and its own character as a coordinated studies teaching institution within the college. education, history, library and information science, media studies Julianne Unsel Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Cindy Beck and Jamyang Tsultrim
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Weekend S 12Spring Interest in Eastern philosophy and the influence of contemplative practice on the body has been growing over the past few decades.  This class will explore Eastern models of the theory of knowledge, particularly traditional epistemological models of cognition based on Indo-Tibetan studies.  Class material will look at the effect these practices have on neurological function by studying neuroanatomy, brain plasticity, and the connections between sensory input and our emotions, thoughts, and actions.  Students will learn to analyze constructive emotions and thoughts and their influence on mental stability.  Students will also learn methodologies for influencing and improving mental development and function.  Hands-on workshops, readings, and discussions will emphasize class concepts and help students learn to integrate Western science and Eastern philosophy. Cindy Beck Jamyang Tsultrim Sat Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Lalita Calabria
  Program JR–SRJunior - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter The Pacific Northwest supports one of the greatest diversities of bryophytes- mosses, hornworts and liverworts - in the world. These terrestrial, epiphytic, and rock-dwelling taxa perform critical ecological roles in our forests, prairies, and urban areas. They intercept and retain nutrients and moisture from rainwater and mist, provide habitat and nesting material for invertebrates and vertebrates, and are important bioindicators of ecosystem health and global climate change.This program focuses on bryophyte taxonomy, ecology and biology. Field trips will emphasize the recognition of ecological life forms and morphological growth forms of bryophytes as well as proper collection methods. Lab activities will involve identifying collected specimens using dichotomous keys and developing proficiency in techniques for the identification of mosses such as dissection, slide-making techniques and use of compound and dissecting microscopes. Lectures will focus on readings from a bryophyte ecology textbook as well as current topics in bryophyte biology and taxonomy. Seminar readings will include a variety of essays, books and scientific papers on the economic, medicinal and aesthetic value of bryophytes. Students will conduct quarter-long group research, which may include herbaria-based taxonomic studies, moss propagation experiments, field-based floristic studies or installation of moss rooftop teaching garden on campus. Students will also contribute to the ongoing curation and databasing of the Evergreen Herbarium Bryophyte Collection. Lalita Calabria Mon Tue Thu Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Ryo Imamura
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8, 12 08 12 Evening and Weekend Su 12Summer Session II 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 Buddhism which does not divorce the study of psychology from the concern with wisdom and human liberation.  We will investigate the study of mind that has developed within the Buddhist tradition through lectures, readings, videos, workshops, and field trips.  Students registering for 12 credits will attend a meditation retreat and complete a research paper on meditation. Buddhist Studies, Asian psychology, consciousness studies, psychotherapy, social work Ryo Imamura Fri Sat Sun Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Bobbie McIntosh and Rebecca Chamberlain
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Weekend F 11 Fall W 12Winter S 12Spring Current business and leadership programs at Evergreen support the concept of sustainability, but there is still confusion in the debate about terminology as well as what constitutes “best practices.”  In this year-long, interdisciplinary program, we will ask, “What does it mean to live sustainably on a personal, local, and global level?”  What does it mean to claim that an organization is moving toward sustainability, or is “green?”  Paul Hawken suggests, in , that our economy is shifting from human-based productivity to radical increases in resource productivity.  How is this measured?  One of the goals of this program is to develop a set of competencies that will address this need, in an increasingly changing economy and job market, as we also engage in developing a well-rounded liberal arts education.  Each of the participants will develop an economic business plan and story that will support their evolving understanding of sustainable business, green branding, and how to use effective marketing and promotional skills to create a vision for economic and social happiness.  Each business plan will contain team writing projects.  We will also develop storytelling, writing, and other academic and professional skills and tools that will enable us to create a strong foundation and to form a vision for understanding the economics of "The Green Business Myth."  We will develop critical reading, writing, and thinking skills in the liberal arts, as we promote and implement concepts of social change, ethics, personal and community enrichment, and support our goals in forming pathways to move toward cultural and environmental sustainability. This program will have a thematic focus each quarter.  In the fall, we will explore the personal, heroic, and mythic journeys we go on, individually and collectively, as we pursue our outer and inner dreams.  In the winter, we will explore different historical and cultural perspectives of the American dream, and how it relates to community, family, place, and commodities of exchange, gift-giving, and reciprocity.  In the spring, we will explore home-coming, finding our deepest purpose, community service, leader as martial artist, and pathways for creating a new earth, through mindfulness practices of gratitude and appreciation.  We will explore each of these themes through the lens of literature, writing, mythology, psychology, cultural studies, and sustainable business practices. business, economics, social change and service, communications, humanities, education, leadership. Bobbie McIntosh Rebecca Chamberlain Sat Sun Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Glenn Landram and David Shaw
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring This program focuses on contemporary business issues, as well as introductions to personal finance and managerial finance. It also includes basic undergraduate statistics, which will serve as a foundation for further work in advanced social sciences in any graduate program (e.g., an MBA or MPA) requiring statistics. But fear not; this material is not only useful and practical but also learnable. The program will provide the quantitative basics for the conduct and understanding of business domestically and abroad, as well as examine the tension faced by smaller businesses caught between the forces of globalization on the one hand and a desire for greater localism on the other. There will be workshops, lectures, films, guest speakers and student led sessions. Readings such as the ; the ; ; ; and will focus on increasing student familiarity with current business topics, and developing the skills to organize and analyze business and economic data. Strategies for effectively presenting quantitative information will also be emphasized. Students will compete in an advanced business simulation in teams. The simulation will require substantial student research, including analysis of quantitative and qualitative data. Students will emerge from the simulation with improved teamwork skills, as well as a greater understanding of financial statement analysis, competitive strategy, marketing, operations, and business economics. social science, business, management, and public administration. Glenn Landram David Shaw Mon Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Allen Jenkins
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Evening F 11 Fall W 12Winter S 12Spring This program is an introduction to management, leadership, and the basic concepts of entrepreneurship (starting, financing, growing, and running a successful business). It provides theoretical and practical frameworks for the realities of starting and running a business in a global economy.  Topics include business structure, financial management, financing operations, growth and leadership, business practices and protocol, and cultural aspects of doing business in today's world.  The program will explore how organizations are defined, legally and financially, and advantages and disadvantages of each type.  Using seminar, case studies, simulations, guest speakers, discussions, and assigned tasks, we will focus on strategic planning, organizational development, forecasting, budgeting, startup funding, and financial management.  Students will build the foundations for a solid understanding of how businesses work and how to manage and lead.  These foundations are essential for developing the confidence, objectivity, and vision necessary to make effective decisions both as an individual and as a leader. In fall, the program covers basic concepts and practices of entrepreneurship small business management, and leadership.  Winter covers financial and managerial accounting, financial statement analysis, and internal control systems and the significant roles they have in making sound business decisions, and in the management of a business.  Students will learn how to use QuickBooks accounting software.   In spring, the program continues its quantitative focus covering financial statement and ratio analyses to access company performance and to find the real cost of raising money (cost of capital) in the debt equity (stock) markets. This program promotes financial intelligence and quantitative reasoning using case studies as a way to "look through" nicely ordered numbers for clues to potential problems and to interpret and convey financial data clearly, concisely, and accurately. Excel is used for assignments, so the complexities of calculation will not be an impediment to learning and will allow students to concentrate on analytical thinking. business, management, marketing, entrepreneurship Allen Jenkins Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Theresa Aragon
  Program JR–SRJunior - Senior 8 08 Weekend S 12Spring The world as we know it has changed immeasurably over the past ten years. Our horizon has been expanded through quantum advances in communication and computer technology. We are now members of a global society and as such have an intellectual responsibility to attempt an understanding of globalization. Globalization has created both opportunities and challenges for international business and will serve as the organizing framework for our study of international business. We will inform our understanding through the perspective of politics, economics, social science, culture and history. Learning in this class will be interdependent and dynamic. It will require everyone’s best effort and full commitment. Credits will be given in globalization and international business. Theresa Aragon Sat Sun Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Natividad Valdez
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Weekend Su 12Summer Session I The class will entail an overview of contracts, employer liability, intellectual property, antitrust, and benefits. The course will incorporate real-world business scenarios, and students will learn how to apply legal principles to those situations. Students will learn how to create a business and learn how to navigate prevalent legal issues. The class will include a guest speaker from the business community. Natividad Valdez Sat Sun Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Allen Mauney
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Day Su 12Summer Session II The first part of the curriculum will include approximating areas, the definite integral as a limit, anti-differentiation, the product/quotient/chain rules, integration by parts, trigonometric integrals, trigonometric substitutions, and a wide variety of applications of the integral. The program will end with various topics including Taylor polynomials, infinite series, power series, improper integrals, vectors, and multivariable calculus. Students will write exams, do homework, work collaboratively in class and present their results to their peers. Allen Mauney Mon Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Vauhn Foster-Grahler
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter S 12Spring This year-long sequence of courses will provide a rigorous treatment of the procedures, concepts, and applications of differential and integral calculus, multi-dimensional space, sequences, and series.  This year-long sequence is appropriate for students who are planning to teach secondary mathematics or engage in further study in mathematics, science, or economics.  In particular we will cover applications of differentiation including related rates and optimization and of integration including area, arc length, volume and distribution functions. We will gain a deep understanding of the analytical geometry of lines, surfaces and vectors in multi-dimensional space and engage in a rigorous treatment of sequences and series.  Throughout the year, we will approach the mathematics algebraically, graphically, numerically, and verbally. Student-centered pedagogies will be used and collaborative learning will be emphasized. If you have questions about your readiness to take this class, please contact the faculty. Vauhn Foster-Grahler Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Aisha Harrison
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening W 12Winter In this class students will explore the sculptural and design potential of functional ceramic forms. Topics discussed will include elements of design, historical and cultural significances of functional forms, and integration of surface and form. Techniques will include wheel throwing, alteration of thrown forms, piecing parts to make complex or larger forms, and creating hand-built accoutrements. Aisha Harrison Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Aisha Harrison
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Evening Su 12Summer Full In , students will study global ceramic traditions, look at artists whose work is in dialogue with tradition, and create a series of pieces drawing from traditional forms or ideas.  An intensive studio practice will incorporate traditional methods, hand-building, throwing, and surface decoration, and will also explore how these methods are affected by cultural ideas.  Students will discuss readings and complete a research paper focused on issues surrounding the use of traditional forms and ideas in contemporary art. Aisha Harrison Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Aisha Harrison
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 11 Fall This is an introductory studio course in forming processes in ceramics, starting with handbuilding techniques and progressing to wheel-throwing techniques for altered cylindrical forms.  Students will learn the handbuilding techniques of pinching, coil-building, slab-building, extruding, and an introduction to basic wheel-throwing.  Students will be introduced to the use of slips and low-fire glazes.  Emphasis will be on learning construction techniques, integrating the principles of three-dimensional design, and developing students’ individual sculptural concepts. Aisha Harrison Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Aisha Harrison
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 12Spring In this class students will sharpen their observation skills by rendering the human form using a live model. Topics discussed will include the ethics of using the human form in art, determining if a figure is needed in a work, and the implications of using a partial or whole body. Skills covered include construction of armatures, sculpting around an armature with solid clay, hollowing and reconstruction, and techniques for sculpting problematic areas like heads, hands, and feet. A variety of surface options will also be covered including fired and room temperature glaze. Aisha Harrison Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Peter Pessiki
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Evening W 12Winter Through a series of learning experiences, this course will relate general chemistry to everyday life in a manner suited for those with no science background.  Learning experiences will focus on inorganic molecules, acids and bases, and energy.  Each learning experience will consist of a mix of lectures, workshops, presentations, labs, and discussions.  All students will be given the opportunity to make physical measurements, handle chemicals and glassware, perform chemical reactions, and learn how to put a calculator to use.  Peter Pessiki Mon Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Rebecca Sunderman
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Day Su 12Summer Session II Your body is a chemical factory.  In this program we will explore several of these chemical systems including biochemical families, vitamin uptake and storage, blood chemistry, and immunochemistry.  No previous science courses are required, but do come ready to explore the amazing world of chemistry within the human body.  This program also serves as a great review for MCAT preparation. health-related fields, teaching, chemistry, nutrition Rebecca Sunderman Wed Fri Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Jon Davies
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Day Su 12Summer Session II To understand children’s literature, participants will engage in readings, discussions, written analyses, and workshops that address literary and informational texts for children from birth to age 12. Topics include an examination of picture and chapter books, multicultural literature, literature in a variety of genres, and non-fiction texts across a range of subjects. Jon Davies Tue Fri Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Frederica Bowcutt, Gaku Mitsumata and Jeff Antonelis-Lapp
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter As a learning community our central question will be: how can ordinary citizens assist in the important work of shifting society to more sustainable relations with the natural world? We will begin by examining what it means to be ecoliterate.In the fall we will focus on the natural history of the Puget Sound region and contrast that to eastern Washington’s high desert. In October the learning community will visit the sagebrush steppe of Sun Lakes State Park to gain field experience in linking plant and animal distribution patterns with environmental conditions. Through this work, students will learn how to read topographic and geologic maps, and basic mapmaking skills. Students will gain experience in conducting biodiversity assessments in the park and on campus, including vascular plants, birds, mammals and insects. The learning community will explore how ecoliterate citizens can serve as citizen scientists, for example, by helping to monitor plant and animal responses to climate change. To support their work in the field and lab, students will learn how to maintain a detailed and illustrated nature journal. In the winter we will examine the relationship between people and gardens through the disciplines of garden history, children’s literature, and environmental and place-based education. Special attention will be given to urban horticulture that fosters socially just communities and an ecoliterate citizenry. Students will learn how to link scientific knowledge about soils, plants and animals with the pragmatic realities of installing and maintaining educational gardens in public settings. Lectures and labs in soil science, botany, ecology and environmental/place-based education will support this learning. Students will learn to develop K-12 curriculum for the teaching gardens on campus, and pursue opportunities to lead activities in them and the surrounding woods with local school groups. During both quarters, a significant amount of time will be dedicated to honing our ability to write an expository paper. Credit may be awarded in natural history, environmental education, expository writing, children’s literature, horticulture, garden history and botany (with a lab). This program is appropriate not only for students with interest in the natural sciences, but also for students who would not normally select academic programs in the sciences. K-12 teaching, environmental education, horticulture, natural history and ecology. Frederica Bowcutt Gaku Mitsumata Jeff Antonelis-Lapp Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Douglas Schuler and John Baldridge
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 8, 12 08 12 Evening and Weekend W 12Winter S 12Spring We are increasingly confronted with problems that cannot be solved by individuals acting alone—from world financial crises to global warming, from peak oil to toxins in neighborhoods.  At the same time a host of cultural, political, material, and social barriers often stand in the way of working together.  How can we act collectively to address these massive challenges?  How can we develop and use the social capital we have to preserve and protect "the commons" and our shared future?  How can we develop and nurture the "civic intelligence" that will help ensure our collective actions produce the best outcomes? In this two-quarter program, we will consider and critique cases of collective action as diverse as the ongoing wave of factory takeovers in Argentina, the Spanish/Basque worker cooperative movement, the use of GIS and GPS technologies during the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and the movement to "Occupy Wall Street."  We will examine ongoing socio-environmental projects, problems, and current proposals for solutions—from the question of why an obese population still buys “French fries” to the demands for a greater public voice in shaping our economic systems, from the reintroduction of wolves in the American west to the massive proposed “geoengineering” of the earth itself (e.g. the dumping of millions of tons of iron into the ocean to recapture carbon dioxide). Through both quarters, we will use case studies to explore the nexus of the "natural" and the "human" and challenge the notion that these are separate concepts. We will gain a greater understanding of how environment and society interact.  We will investigate ways to analyze, address, and act to change both society and environment.  This approach to knowledge and action will require a re-examination of all-too-often oversimplified notions of "the commons," social capital, organized protest, and political discourse.  Both winter and spring quarters will include theoretical readings and workshops.  Spring quarter will also involve student projects with the goal of effecting real-world change. Students registering for 12 credits will work towards establishing and maintaining a Civic Intelligence Research Action Laboratory that supports ongoing community projects.  There will be opportunities for students to serve in various roles on different projects.  There will also be a student-led "think tank" group that produces white papers, case studies, and other resources for the projects. Douglas Schuler John Baldridge Wed Sat Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter Spring
Greg Mullins
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Day, Evening and Weekend Su 12Summer Session II From the silent films of the 1920s to the French New Wave, in this course you will study classics of world cinema. We will watch films by directors such as Wiene, Eisenstein, Welles, Hitchcock, De Sica, Godard, and Kurosawa. We will focus on styles, movements, influences, and historical contexts. Please visit for more information. Greg Mullins Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Lester Krupp and Lori Blewett
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 12 12 Evening and Weekend S 12Spring This program will explore the role of power and authority in learning both inside and outside the classroom. We will look closely at the enactment of authority with particular attention to how communication and conflict patterns affect the experiences of children, teachers, parents, and administrators. How do individual persona and institutionalized identity intersect with systems of discipline and authority? How do communication practices shape power dynamics and influence learning? How can educators create collaborative learning environments in competitive contexts? How are classroom interactions linked to social relationships and expectations of society as a whole?Drawing upon published sources, students’ past educational experiences, and an examination of ongoing interactions and systemic challenges, students will investigate classroom practices that deepen interpersonal connections, define authority in developmentally healthy ways, and contribute to the formation of community.For a portion of the program, students will choose between three curricular options. One option will allow students to earn credits that may meet requirements for certain Washington State teaching endorsements. Students who choose this option will earn credits in one of the following areas: children’s literature, adolescent literature, multicultural literature, language skills/structure, civics, or Pacific Northwest History. (Please note that only those subjects with a minimum level of student interest will be offered.) As an alternative option, students can participate in a supervised group research project related to core themes of the program. The third option will be a field placement working in a local school.  Each option will constitute a four-credit portion of the work for the program.This program will serve the needs of any student who is preparing for a career in education, as well as any student interested in thinking about communication and power in relation to learning. Lester Krupp Lori Blewett Wed Sat Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Lori Blewett and Trevor Griffey
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter Persuasive efforts have shaped American history. The past is full of moments when individual women and men have been persuaded by others to act for a common cause, sometimes at great personal sacrifice. In this program, the ideological mechanism of persuasion, in both public and private discourse, will be the primary lens through which we analyze American history. What persuasive strategies were employed by historic social change advocates? Why were some strategies more successful than others? To help answer these questions, we will read texts that draw upon communication studies, American history, cultural studies, political economy, and social change theory. Students will also conduct their own investigations using a variety of analytical tools to examine primary historical documents including speeches, letters, news articles, advertisements, and other artifacts of persuasion. In order to foster students' capacity to engage in public debate and enhance their rhetorical skills, we will experiment with communicating in a variety of public media. In addition to writing traditional papers, students will report on their research in the form of group radio and television programs, oral presentations, and electronic news articles. Training in essential skills associated with these forms of communication will be spread throughout both quarters. In the winter, students will have the opportunity to conduct oral history interviews with contemporary social activists. Since rhetoric alone is rarely the impetus for social change, we will ground our investigations in the material history of competing social, economic, and political forces. We will study a wide range of social change efforts from across the political spectrum in order to better understand the evolution of U.S. history and its influence on current ideological conflicts and relations of power. We will give special attention to the role of the media in shaping public debate: from social movement broadsheets such as William Lloyd Garrison's to the work of muckraking journalists like Ida Tarbell, up through the present influence of corporate media and do-it-yourself blogs. Because of the media's ability to amplify, minimize, redirect, and even spark social activism, and because of the media's essential role in democratic decision-making, media history and political economy will be key elements in our investigations. communication, history, politics, rhetoric, social movement studies, journalism, and social advocacy. Lori Blewett Trevor Griffey Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Elizabeth Williamson and Jeff Antonelis-Lapp
  Course FR ONLYFreshmen Only 2 02 Day F 11 Fall This two-credit course is meant to be taken . It is designed for students who want extra academic support during the fall quarter but will not interfere with your ability to enroll in other courses or programs. Class meetings will take place during all-campus governance time on Wednesday afternoons. One of the most important things Evergreen can teach you is how to take responsibility for your own education. Community Connections is designed to facilitate the transition to college, and to Evergreen in particular, by helping first year students identify pathways for self-directed learning. This set of goals will be framed by the idea that every Evergreen student participates in multiple circles of community, both at the College and in the broader Olympia area, and that these circles of community are what sustain adventurous educational endeavors.  Each student will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a peer mentor on a regular basis; these sessions, along with weekly group meetings, will help students begin to address their particular learning needs. Students will also be invited to participate in community-based learning activities. The primary focus, however, will be on identifying the student’s individual strengths and interests. This work will culminate in a detailed reflection essay outlining the student’s academic aspirations. For some students, this will mean finding out what it might look like to pursue a targeted career path at a non-traditional college; for others, it will mean articulating a broad set of principles and values. All students must complete this essay in order to earn full credit in the course. self-directed learning. Elizabeth Williamson Jeff Antonelis-Lapp Wed Freshmen FR Fall Fall
Elizabeth Williamson and Jeff Antonelis-Lapp
  Course FR ONLYFreshmen Only 2 02 Day F 11 Fall This two-credit course is meant to be taken . It is designed for students who want extra academic support during the fall quarter but will not interfere with your ability to enroll in other courses or programs. Class meetings will take place during all-campus governance time on Wednesday afternoons. One of the most important things Evergreen can teach you is how to take responsibility for your own education. Community Connections is designed to facilitate the transition to college, and to Evergreen in particular, by helping first year students identify pathways for self-directed learning. This set of goals will be framed by the idea that every Evergreen student participates in multiple circles of community, both at the College and in the broader Olympia area, and that these circles of community are what sustain adventurous educational endeavors.  Each student will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a peer mentor on a regular basis; these sessions, along with weekly group meetings, will help students begin to address their particular learning needs. Students will also be invited to participate in community-based learning activities. The primary focus, however, will be on identifying the student’s individual strengths and interests. This work will culminate in a detailed reflection essay outlining the student’s academic aspirations. For some students, this will mean finding out what it might look like to pursue a targeted career path at a non-traditional college; for others, it will mean articulating a broad set of principles and values. All students must complete this essay in order to earn full credit in the course. self-directed learning. Elizabeth Williamson Jeff Antonelis-Lapp Wed Freshmen FR Fall Fall
Neal Nelson, Sheryl Shulman and Richard Weiss
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  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter S 12Spring The goal of this program is for students 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 the context of the liberal arts and compatible with the model curriculum developed by the Liberal Arts Computer Science Consortium (LACS). In all 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. A theme explores social, historical or philosophical topics related to science and technology. computer science, education and mathematics. Neal Nelson Sheryl Shulman Richard Weiss Mon Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Ab Van Etten
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Evening S 12Spring What types of problems can be solved by computers? How do humans and computers differ in the types of problems they can solve? What is the future of computing, and will computers evolve an intelligence that includes what we would define as human thought? Can computers learn or create on their own? This program will explore the basics of computer science, how computers work, and their possibilities and limits. The program will include basic programming in Javascript, Web development, introductory computer electronics, and other computer science topics. We will contrast this with human cognition. We will then look at how computers will likely affect the way we live, work, and relate in the future.  In seminar we will explore the issues surrounding machine vs human consciousness and strong artificial intelligence. Ab Van Etten Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Donald Middendorf and Terry Setter
  Program JR–SRJunior - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter S 12Spring What is the relationship between our understanding of consciousness and our self understanding? This year-long, interdisciplinary program will provide an opportunity for students who are interested in doing intensive work in the nature of consciousness to cultivate self awareness through challenging readings, creative work in expressive arts, and self-reflection. We will examine our beliefs about the nature of reality as manifest in the expressive arts and physical reality from a variety of disciplinary viewpoints, including physics, music, psychology and philosophy. Prospective students should have a strong interest in the experiential study of the relationships between reality and consciousness as well as college-level skills in reading, writing and pursuing research topics. Effort and self-motivation will be essential for succeeding in this program.We will take an approach that welcomes the complexity of the many different views of consciousness that have been proposed by researchers, philosophers and spiritual leaders. We will use texts that cover many contemporary scientific models of consciousness and examine alternative areas of research, such as lucid dreaming and paranormal phenomena. Students will keep a structured journal of activities and practices that explores their developing understandings of the nature of consciousness. During winter and spring quarters, academic work and contemplative discipline will be integrated into our study as tools to help us understand our selves and the nature of consciousness through an in-depth study of dreams - including keeping a dream journal and a journal of experiences during contemplative practices. In spring, students will have the opportunity to pursue their interests in more individualized activities for a portion of their credits.This is an experiential and rigorous full-time program in which students will be expected to participate in all program activities, and to document 48 hours of work per week that are invested in program related activities. Students are strongly encouraged to commit to the year-long community learning process, to not work more than 15 hours per week outside of the program, and to take no more than 16 credits per quarter. Students are expected to take exams and to buy and bring the appropriate seminar books to each class. consciousness studies, philosophy of modern physics, and psychology. Donald Middendorf Terry Setter Tue Wed Thu Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Maribel Vilchez
  Course JR–SRJunior - Senior 4 04 Evening S 12Spring Participants will be introduced to teaching and assessment strategies to assist English Language Learners (ELLs) in the development of academic language and content area knowledge relevant to the Washington endorsement and Teachers of English Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) standards.  Through curriculum design, teaching demonstrations, and the use of technology, participants will practice teaching strategies relevant to specific content areas across target grade levels. Maribel Vilchez Wed Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Jehrin Alexandria
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Evening Su 12Summer Session I This class is for people new to ballet and movement for adept dancers.  We will strengthen and explore the core body muscular system with a one hour floor barre followed by a standing barre and center work.  This class is excellent for those with injuries and low back issues as the exercises are very theraputic in nature.  Great for people who want greater flexibilty, core strength and balance.  Ballet slippers are required; dress prepared to move. Jehrin Alexandria Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Hirsh Diamant
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 11 Fall For beginning, continuing, and returning students, this class will reawaken the joy, adventure, and wonder of learning. Students will learn about human development, identify their educational goals, and create an academic plan of study. Students will explore the five foci of the Evergreen curriculum: personal engagement in learning, interdisciplinary study, collaboration with faculty and peers, bridging theory and practice, and learning across significant differences. Hirsh Diamant Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Hirsh Diamant
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening W 12Winter For beginning, continuing, and returning students, this class will reawaken the joy, adventure, and wonder of learning. Students will learn about human development, identify their educational goals, and create an academic plan of study. Students will explore the five foci of the Evergreen curriculum: personal engagement in learning, interdisciplinary study, collaboration with faculty and peers, bridging theory and practice, and learning across significant differences. In winter quarter, students will participate in a 3-day Tai Ji workshop. Tai Ji is an ancient health, movement, meditation system of centering. Hirsh Diamant Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Marja Eloheimo
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Day Su 12Summer Session I In this 8-credit summer program, we will explore ways in which various types of gardens can contribute to community and health. Each week, as we visit a medicinal, edible, community, or ethnobotanical garden or urban farm, we will interview gardeners, consider themes related to sustainability, identify plants, learn herbal and horticultural techniques, and develop nature drawing and journaling skills. We will have the opportunity to expand upon these topics through reading, lecture/discussions, and workshops as well as through independent community, garden, and herbal projects and research. This program is suitable for students interested in environmental education, community development, health studies, plant studies, sustainability, ethnobotany, and horticulture. Marja Eloheimo Mon Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Robert Esposito
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter The central focus of this program is modern dance as a medium to explore the creative process. Students learn methods of conceiving and shaping original choreography. Studio workshops explore sensory, emotive, cognitive, and movement experience as motivations for kinetic design. The syllabus includes daily technique class, improvisation, weekly solo and group composition assignments, rehearsals and, text and media seminars. This program involves rigorous physical practice, intellectual engagement, reading, writing, and oral seminar. The syllabus integrates modern dance and several epistemological fields, including human development, somatic therapy, sociology, art history, and poetry.Progressively designed classes in the Nikolais/Louis technique support an active exploration of the theories of choreography. Each weekly premise builds upon preceding lessons. Full participation and consistent attendance is essential. Rigorous practice and kinesiological analysis become the theoretical ground for creative articulations of performance space, time, shape, and motion. In composition classes, students are encouraged to find and develop their own central movement patterns while exploring new creative pathways. Seminars are supported by multimedia work, including movement, drawing, poetry, and music. In seminar we engage each other in multifaceted analysis, situating texts, objects, and performance works in their historical and sociocultural contexts. The syllabus includes units on injury prevention, diet, conditioning, and somatic therapy. Robert Esposito Mon Mon Tue Tue Wed Wed Thu Thu Fri Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Anne de Marcken (Forbes) and Jennifer Calkins
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter Participants in this quarter-long creative writing and literary studies program will study and practice writing across genres and movements. We will use a variety of critical frameworks to analyze, interpret, and create a diverse selection of American literature, interrogating the boundaries of nation, identity and genre. Program participants will learn about and practice the elements of narrative and lyrical discourse, developing a portfolio of short fiction, poetry, and hybrid forms. There will be an emphasis on the relationship between critical and creative thought and practice, as well as on development of a sustaining, independent creative writing practice.The program will have five major components: presentation, workshop, peer critique, seminar, and practice. Students, faculty and guest writers will gather for presentations and lectures on creative and critical texts and on ideas related to our area of inquiry. In hands-on workshops, students will develop creative and critical skills. Working in small groups, students will develop critical skills in support of one another's creative objectives. Students will gather in seminar to discuss critical and creative texts at depth in light of overarching program concerns. And finally, each student will define, develop, and maintain an independent creative writing practice to support his or her program goals. Possible texts include: Maggie Nelson's  Elaine Scarry's Alice LaPlante’s , as well as works by American writers ranging from Emily Dickinson to Claudia Rankine, from Jean Toomer to Yi Yun Li. Anne de Marcken (Forbes) Jennifer Calkins Mon Mon Tue Tue Tue Thu Thu Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Jose Gomez
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 12 12 Day, Evening and Weekend Su 12Summer Full This program will take a critical look at controversial issues in the criminal justice system, including police misconduct and interrogation, mandatory minimum sentencing, decriminalization of medical marijuana and prostitution, needle exchange programs, the insanity defense, children tried as adults, privatization of prisons, and physician-assisted suicide.  It will be taught via the Internet through a virtual learning environment (Moodle), a chat room for live webinars, and e-mail. A one-time face-to-face orientation will take place 7:00 to 9:30 pm on Monday, June 25. Contact instructor for alternate arrangements for the orientation. Jose Gomez Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Rita Pougiales
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Day Su 12Summer Session I Anthropologists are interested in uncovering the complexity and meaning of our modern lives. They do so through ethnographic research, gathering data as both "participants" and "observers" of those they are studying. Doing ethnographic research is simultaneously analytical and deeply embodied. This program includes an examination of and application of ethnographic research methods and methodologies, a study of varied theoretical frameworks used by anthropologists today to interpret and find meaning in data, and an opportunity to conduct an ethnographic project of interest. Students will read and explore a range of ethnographic studies that demonstrate what an anthropologist, what Ruth Behar calls a "vulnerable observer," can uncover about the lives of people today. Rita Pougiales Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Stephen Beck
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 11 Fall In this intensive writing course, students will learn how to critically evaluate persuasive writing as well as how to write well-reasoned, persuasive writing of their own. Students will study both formal and informal reasoning, apply what they learn to selections of writing drawn from popular and academic sources, critique the arguments in those sources, read and critique each other's writing, and develop their own abilities to give good reasons in writing for their own views. Credit will be awarded in critical reasoning. Stephen Beck Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Anthony Zaragoza
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Day Su 12Summer Session II In , we will examine together how crime is defined, who defines it, who is labeled a criminal, and who receives what punishment. We'll discuss meanings of "justice," social justice, and criminal justice. We will address questions about how justice is carried out and how it could be served. We will ask questions like: Why is there a disparity in investigation and incarceration between white-collar and blue-collar criminals? Is economic inequality a crime against democracy? Are environmental catastrophes crimes? Who are the criminals? We will research specific cases. And finally, we will explore the tools needed to indict such "criminals." Anthony Zaragoza Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Sandra Yannone
Signature Required: Spring 
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Day S 12Spring This course combines a seminar with a practicum to prepare students to become peer tutors at Evergreen's Writing Center on the Olympia campus. In seminar, we will explore tutoring theories, examine the role of a peer tutor and develop effective tutoring practices. In the practicum, students will observe peer tutoring and graduate to supervised tutoring. The course also will address working with unique populations of learners. Students considering graduate school in related fields will benefit from this course. Sandra Yannone Mon Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Robert Esposito
Signature Required: Spring 
  SOS FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day and Evening S 12Spring This is a full-time, one-quarter program for students ready for intermediate to advanced work in the theory and practice of dance. Student cohorts investigate a variety of dance and theatre forms around themes of cultural empowerment, freedom, belonging, and wellness. Students research the practice, history, and sociocultural forms and functions of their chosen genre, including (but not limited to) modern dance, world dance, ballet, dance theatre, Middle Eastern, Butoh, etc., and create contemporary dance theatre rituals to be shared on a regular basis in studio forums. The content of scholarly research, scores, papers, readings, critiques, and seminars is determined in collaboration between faculty and students. Students design the syllabus for their research topics and choreographic projects in an open, but structured, learning community. Activities include classes in technique, improvisation, composition, learning new and extant modern choreography, field trips, lectures, and multimedia presentations.Expect to work on program assignments 20-30 hours per week outside of scheduled class meetings. Robert Esposito Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Barbara Laners
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Day Su 12Summer Full This class will examine the role of women of color in the development of America's social, economic, legal, and political history. It will focus on issues ranging from suffrage to the civil rights movement and beyond; all aspects of the gender/racial gap in those spheres will be explored. history, law, teaching, sociology, political science, social services Barbara Laners Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Sarah Ryan and Nancy Anderson
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 8, 12, 16 08 12 16 Evening and Weekend S 12Spring How have workers, employers, and policy makers dealt with dangerous work, historically and in the present?  Why do we have laws and institutions designed to control hazardous and dangerous work and compensate workers who are injured, or their families when they're killed?  This program will look at the history of occupational safety and health efforts in the U.S., focusing on the careers of two pathbreaking individuals: public heath doctor Alice Hamilton and labor leader Tony Mazzocchi.  We will review the development of laws regulating occupational health and safety and study landmark cases and events that promoted legal protections for working people.  We'll look into the systematic disparities and inequalities in exposure to dangerous work.  We will consider the Washington State context, including the most common workplace-related health and safety concerns in our state.  Students will learn basic techniques of data interpretation related to studies of occupational health and safety. Students registered for 12 credits will participate in the weekly symposium "The Occupy Movement: Uprisings at Home and Abroad".  Topics and readings will address the national and regional Occupy movements; popular economics, the global debt crisis and neoliberalism; ecological sustainability; public and social health; communities of color and migrant labor; global solidarity from Egypt to Venezuela; the security state; cooperatives and food sovereignty; art and the Occupy movement.  Students will complete some short related assignments.Students registered for 16 credits will devote at least 20 hours per week to an internship in the field of occupational safety and health. public health, health-related fields, history, labor relations, management, environmental studies Sarah Ryan Nancy Anderson Sat Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Ulrike Krotscheck
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Day Su 12Summer Session II This course examines the material culture remains of past civilizations, including architecture, art, mortuary remains, and written sources. Our investigation will take us 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 that archaeologists find give clues to help unlock the secrets of ancient societies. In addition, we will learn about the history of archaeological investigation and discuss archaeological methods and fieldwork techniques. This program has no prerequisites and assumes no prior knowledge of archaeology. It will be of interest to any student wishing to learn more about the ancient world, history, and/or who is interested in archaeological fieldwork. As part of this course, we will visit a local archaeological lab and excavation. Ulrike Krotscheck Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Frances V. Rains and Rebecca Sunderman
  Program FR–SOFreshmen - Sophomore 16 16 Day S 12Spring This program brings together a variety of climate and energy issues occurring on Native American homelands. Students will explore the science and ethics of energy production and consumption, the environmental impacts of energy, and topics in alternative energy. For example, we will investigate the impacts of hydro-power on Native communities and cultures, while learning the science associated with this energy source. Students will also examine contemporary Native American struggles to resist cultural and environmental devastation to their communities, and their efforts to affirm tribal sovereignty and Indigenous knowledge. A solid understanding of these issues requires background in both the science of energy and knowledge of Native American Tribal sovereignty. We will approach our learning through a variety of modes, including hands-on labs, lectures, workshops, field trips, group work, research papers, and weekly seminars on a variety of related topics. chemistry, physics, Native American studies, environmentally-related fields and science education. Frances V. Rains Rebecca Sunderman Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Spring Spring
Jose Gomez
  Program JR–SRJunior - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring May racists burn crosses to express their supremacist views? May protesters burn flags to express their opposition to government policy? The First Amendment is most vulnerable to erosion when we fail to protect expression that some or many find unpopular, offensive, repugnant, indecent, subversive, unpatriotic, heretical, blasphemous, etc. This program will be a comprehensive and critical examination of the wide range of issues implicated by the protection and censorship of expression.We will use the case method to study every major free speech opinion issued by the courts. This intensive study necessarily focuses on the last 90 years, since it was not until well into the 20th century that the United States Supreme Court began to protect speech from governmental suppression. Our study of controversies will include the new challenges presented by hate speech, government-subsidized art, political campaign spending, and new technologies such as the Internet. Students will be expected to examine critically the formalist free speech paradigms that have evolved and to question the continuing viability of the "free marketplace of ideas" metaphor.Working in legal teams, students will develop appellate briefs on real free speech cases decided recently by the U.S. Court of Appeals and will present oral arguments before the "Evergreen Supreme Court." Students will also rotate as justices to read their peers' appellate briefs, hear arguments and render decisions. Reading for the course will include court opinions, Internet resources, and various books and journal articles on our subject. Study will be rigorous; the principal text will be a law school casebook. social sciences, constitutional law, education, journalism, public policy, political theory, history and political science. Jose Gomez Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Cynthia Kennedy
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4, 8 04 08 Evening and Weekend Su 12Summer Full This weekend-intensive program is designed for students who either are, or plan to be, in the position of managing their own work groups, heading up large companies, starting businesses that change society, managing the world's most important non-profits, or serving in government. The program will introduce basic language, concepts, tools, and problem-framing methodologies that are needed to develop management skills. The first half of the program focuses on motivating others, team-building, developing self-awareness, and communicating supportively. The second half of the program focuses on leadership, decision-making, understanding power and influence, and solving problems creatively. Students may attend either the first half, the second half, or both. Cynthia Kennedy Fri Sat Sun Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Richard McKinnon
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 11 Fall Humans are born with a wealth of information about how the world is structured, ready to develop that knowledge through experience with the environment.  In this course, we'll investigate what babies know from birth and how that knowledge unfolds into mature systems such as vision, language, morality, and character.  We will compare theories that emphasize the contribution of innate knowledge with those that emphasize the role of the environment. Richard McKinnon Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Jehrin Alexandria
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Day Su 12Summer Session I This class is an in-depth study of movement and its role in the reorganization of the human brain as well as a look at contemporary works in the field of energy psychology.  We will explore the emotional issues that can occur when such organization is not complete and various techniques to address them including The Work of Byron Katie and EFT.  Students will learn to recognize normal neurological organization by studying specific developmental milestones as well as recognize gaps and abnormalities in brain development and how they impact growth, learning, and psychological well-being.  This class will be deeply experiential as well as theoretical.  Please wear comfortable clothing as there is basic movement in some classes. Jehrin Alexandria Mon Mon Tue Tue Wed Thu Thu Fri Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Arun Chandra
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Day Su 12Summer Session I This course will focus on using the computer to create and manipulate waveforms.  Students will learn how to use the "C" programming  language to synthesize waveforms, while learning about their mathematics.  Students will create short compositions using FM, AM, granular, and other synthesis techniques.  We will listen to contemporary and historical experiments in sound synthesis and composition, and students will be asked to write a  short paper on synthesis techniques.  Students will learn how to program in "C" under a Linux or OS X system. The overall emphasis of the class will be in learning how to address the computer in a spirit of play and experiment and find out what composition can become.  There will be weekly readings in aesthetics, along with readings in synthesis techniques and programming.  Students of all levels of experience are welcome. Arun Chandra Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Elena Smith
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening Su 12Summer Session I This is a fascinating course that attempts to inspire a better understanding of today's Russia and the people of Russia through a study of their history, art, and culture.  Everyone who has an interest in exploring Russia beyond the stereotypes of mainstream headlines or history textbooks is welcome.  The students will be introduced to certain dramatic events of Russian history through film, literature, and personal experiences of the Russian people. Besides the traditional academic activities, the students will have hands-on experience of Russian cuisine, song, and dance.  Armed with an open mind and lead by a passionate native Russian professor, you should find Russia irresistibly attractive and learn to appreciate the similarities of American and Russian cultures. Elena Smith Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Brian Walter
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Day Su 12Summer Session I In this course, we'll study standard topics in discrete mathematics including logic and proof; sets, relations, and functions; combinatorics; basic probability; and graph theory.  Along the way, we'll focus on skills and techniques for problem-solving.  This is an excellent course for teachers and future teachers, people wanting to broaden their mathematical experience beyond algebra, and students considering advanced study in mathematics and/or computer science.  Brian Walter Mon Tue Wed Thu Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Peter Impara
  Program JR–SRJunior - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring Most people think of a disturbance as disturbing--upsetting the natural balance, throwing into disorder, or interfering--yet disturbances are a common, regular characteristic of many eco systems. Disturbance is an important ecological process affecting ecosystems at multiple spatial and temporal scales. As disturbance plays such an important role in such processes as vegetation community patterns, successional trajectories, and other ecological patterns, understanding disturbance and its ecological influences is vital to developing a basic understanding of significant controls of ecosystem function and composition. In this program we will investigate the role of disturbance as it relates to existing, and historic, ecological conditions. We will examine how the principles of pattern – process interactions and scale are applied to the study and understanding of disturbance processes. We will also relate disturbance to historic and contemporary human resource and land use issues to study the interactions between humans and disturbance over time.Important questions for the study of disturbance include: what is the disturbance regime for a given disturbance? At what spatial and temporal scales do disturbances operate? How do disturbances affect ecological patterns and processes ? How do humans respond to, and try to control, disturbances? To address these questions we will explore disturbance by using field, class and lab approaches. We will visit several disturbance sites as well as learn methods to map and analyze disturbance patterns and the variables related to those processes. Lecture and seminars will address recent research and approaches to characterizing and studying disturbance. Students will be expected to carry out a project investigating a disturbance process and its influence on the local ecology as well as human responses to that disturbance type. Students interested in upper division science credit should be aware that upper division science credit will be awarded only for upper division work. Peter Impara Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Marilyn Frasca
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 8 08 Day Su 12Summer Session I Marilyn Frasca Tue Wed Thu Fri Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Shaw Osha (Flores)
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Day Su 12Summer Session I This intensive drawing program runs for two weeks.  Open to all levels, this immersive drawing class will address the importance of drawing as the basis of understanding one's experience in the world and as a language integral to all visual art. Primarily, we will study the figure as a structure in space and mark making as a process of investigation. There will be some reading and writing as well as critiques. The Drawing Marathon will push artists to a new level of working. Shaw Osha (Flores) Mon Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Lucia Harrison and Abir Biswas
  Program FR–SOFreshmen - Sophomore 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter This program offers an introductory study of the Earth, through geology and art. What makes the earth a habitable planet?  What forces have shaped the geology of the Pacific Northwest?  These questions have fascinated people for centuries.  Both scientists and artists rely heavily on skills of observation and description to understand the world, and to convey that understanding to others. Geologists use images, diagrams and figures to illustrate concepts and communicate research. Artists take scientific information to inform their work, and seek to communicate the implications of what science tells us about the world. They also draw on scientific concepts as metaphors for autobiographical artworks. In the fall, we will use science and art to study basic concepts in earth science such as geologic time, plate tectonics, earth materials and how they are formed, the hydrological cycle and stream ecology. Case studies in the Cascade Mountain Range and Nisqually Watershed will provide hands-on experience.  In the winter, we further this study to include soil formation, nutrient cycling, ocean basin sand currents, and climate change. Field studies will include a trip to the Olympic Peninsula where we will observe coastal processes. Geologic time and evidence of the Earth's dynamic past are recorded in rocks on the landscape. Students will learn basic techniques in observational drawing and watercolor painting.  They will learn the discipline of keeping illustrated field journals to inform their studies of geological processes.  They will also develop finished artworks ranging from scientific illustration to personal expression. geology, environmental studies, education and visual arts. Lucia Harrison Abir Biswas Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Fall Fall Winter
Judith Baumann
Signature Required: Spring 
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 12Spring Designed for intermediate to advanced drawing students, this course will focus on contemporary applications of traditional drawing practices.  Building upon observational drawing skills, students will work with invented compositions and alternative materials, investigating mark making, collage methods, and color theory.  Class time will be devoted to presentations, critiques, demonstrations, and in-class exercises.  Students will be expected to work outside of designated class time to complete their work. Judith Baumann Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Judith Baumann
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening W 12Winter This course focuses on the traditional life-drawing practices of observing and drawing the human figure from live models.  Students will use a variety of media ranging from graphite to pastels as they learn to correctly anatomically render the human form.  Homework assignments will supplement in-class instruction and visual presentations.  Several readings will also be given throughout the quarter.  While previous drawing experience is not required, it is recommended. Judith Baumann Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Judith Baumann
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 11 Fall This course is an introduction to principles and techniques in drawing.  Students will gain a working knowledge of line, shape, perspective, proportion, volume, and composition.  Using both wet and dry media, students will experiment with the traditions of hand-drawn imagery.  Students will work toward the development of an informed, personal style, aided by research of various artistic movements and influential artists.  Students will be required to keep a sketchbook throughout the quarter and complete drawing assignments outside of studio time.  Presentations on the history and contemporary application of drawing will contextualize studio work.  A final portfolio of completed assignments is due at the end of the quarter. Judith Baumann Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Bob Haft
  Program FR ONLYFreshmen Only 16 16 Day S 12Spring This is an entry-level arts program for freshmen who are interested in exploring what it means to make art and to be an artist. It is designed for those to whom art is entirely foreign--but who are, nonetheless, interested in learning what it's all about--as well as for those who have already taken art courses and feel a strong affinity for it. The program will have three components: studio art, art history and literature. The studio component of the program will cover basic drawing skills, both of still lives and the human figure. Art history will consist of an introduction to Western art, and will have connections with the literature that we read. Our books may include by Kurt Vonnegut, by Chaim Potok, by Wassily Kandinsky, by John Berger, by Margaret Atwood, and by Robert Irwin. visual arts and the humanities. Bob Haft Tue Tue Wed Thu Fri Freshmen FR Spring Spring
Jamyang Tsultrim
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Weekend W 12Winter Jamyang Tsultrim Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Martha Rosemeyer and Donald Morisato
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring How do seeds form? How do plants develop from seeds? How do plants adapt to particular environmental conditions? The modification of plant evolution by human selection has played a major role in the history of agriculture. Ecological agriculture is based on an understanding of plant biology, either through the grazing of livestock or the growing of food crops. This program focuses on the science of crop botany and genetics as a basis for propagation, seed-saving and plant breeding. In one strand, the basic life cycle, plant physiology and reproductive botany of crop members of the plant families most important for agriculture will be explored. This systematic survey will make connections to their center of diversity and origin. In a second strand, the principles of plant breeding will be presented through an introduction to Mendelian and quantitative genetics. Some of the agricultural methods of plant reproduction, by both sexual and vegetative propagation, will be considered. Readings may include Ashworth's , Deppe's , and Nabhan's . The adaptation of crop plants to specific environments, especially in this era of climate change, becomes increasingly critical for the future of sustainable agriculture. Laboratory and field experiments, as well as field trips to local farms and plant breeding centers, will provide an applied context for our inquiry. agriculture, biology and plant breeding. Martha Rosemeyer Donald Morisato Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Martha Rosemeyer, Thomas Johnson and David Muehleisen
Signature Required: Winter 
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter What is a food system? Why does it matter? A battle for the future of our food system is being waged between competing visions. On one side is the global, industrial-based system that provides large quantities of inexpensive food along with significant environmental and social impacts. The competing vision is a local, community-based system that produces higher quality, more expensive food while seeking to minimize environmental and social impacts. We will explore these competing visions from a critical perspective of social and ecological sustainability. Critical questions that will inform our inquiry include: Can a humane, socially just agricultural system that minimizes environmental degradation meet the food needs of the world? Can farmers be stewards of the soil, biodiversity and landscape? Can we grow high-quality food that is available to everyone? How did we get into this food system predicament anyway? Are local, sustainable food systems best?This program will provide a broad, interdisciplinary study of agriculture. We will emphasize developing "systems" thinking and skills associated with community work, expository writing, laboratory and library research, as well as quantitative reasoning skills. Lectures will focus on ecological principles applied to agroecosystems, soil science and fertility management, crop and livestock management, as well as local to global food system structure, socio-economic aspects of agriculture and agricultural history. Labs will provide a hands-on introduction to soil ecology and fertility. Students will identify needs, gather data and write a report of relevance to developing a sustainable local food system. Multi-day field trips will allow students to visit farms working toward sustainability, meet key players in food system change and attend meetings such as the Washington Tilth Producers conference and Eco-Farm conference in California. : The Agroecology portion of fall quarter will emphasize energy flow and biodiversity as applied to agricultural systems, using Steve Gliessman's textbook, second edition. A social science approach will focus on the role that ideas and institutions have played in shaping US agriculture. We will work toward assessing the needs of our local food system. Seminar books will support our inquiry. Field trips, as well as attending the Tilth Conference in Yakima are planned. : The agroecology portion will focus on soil science, soil ecology and nutrient cycling. We will work with civic engagement as a way to move us toward our vision. A policy workshop focusing both on local and national policy such as the 2012 Farm Bill is planned. Students will gather data and write a report on a particular aspect appropriate to developing a local food system in Thurston County. There will be an emphasis on lab exercises, critical analysis, library research and expository writing. Seminar books will again support our inquiry. A field trip to attend the Eco-Farm conference in California will be part of the curriculum. Students interested in continuing their studies of agriculture in spring quarter can continue with with Donald Morisato and Martha Rosemeyer or with Dave Muehleisen and Stephen Bramwell. Farm, nursery and garden management; agriculture, food system and environmental consulting firms; state and county agricultural and natural resource agencies; and agricultural and food justice non-profit organizations. Martha Rosemeyer Thomas Johnson David Muehleisen Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Alison Styring, Steven Scheuerell and George Freeman
  Program FR ONLYFreshmen Only 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter S 12Spring The word environment encompasses multiple meanings, from the natural to the built, from the interiors of our minds to the spiritual. In each case there is a constant interface of environments with one another and with other creatures, each defining and circumscribing our experience of the world. Some of our essential questions revolve around how we define the environment and how we are shaped by as well as how we shape the environment, both natural and built. For example, does the concept of wilderness include humans? Is the ecological niche of a human essentially different from that of other living things? We will explore the habitats we occupy along with other creatures in those environments. We will explore dichotomies that foster dynamic tensions, such as the dichotomy between concepts of "natural" versus "human".  We intend to investigate these tensions through our study of psychology, personal biography, biology, environmental studies, ornithology and cultural studies. In fall quarter we will develop the foundational skills in environmental studies and psychology needed to understand and critique the writings and current research in community ecology, animal behavior and conservation biology, and to examine the conscious and unconscious, and the theories of perception and cognition in psychology. We will examine parallels and linkages among disciplines in terms of methods, assumptions and prevailing theories. In winter we'll continue building on this foundation and move ourselves from theory to practice through an emphasis on methodologies, analyses, and their underlying assumptions. In spring quarter we'll implement the skills and knowledge we've developed through specific student-directed projects and our optional field trip. The faculty will foster creativity, experimentation and imaginative processes as means of discovering and bringing a new awareness to our extraordinary world. The students will respond to the themes of the program through individual and collaborative projects. To build our learning community we will use experiential collaboration activities such as Challenge and Experiential Education as a means to develop a sense of commitment and group citizenship. We will use multicultural discussion opportunities such as Critical Moments to explore the politics of identity and meaning. We will develop our observational skills via field workshops and field trips. We will have writing and quantitative reasoning workshops to further develop students' current skills and to develop advanced skills in these areas. Students completing this program will come to a stronger understanding of their personal lives as situated in a variety of contexts. They will develop strategies for engaging in a range of settings to promote social change, in-depth personal development, increased self-awareness, critical commentary and analyses, and practices that promote stewardship of our personal lives, our immediate environment and global communities. psychology, behavioral sciences and environmental science. Alison Styring Steven Scheuerell George Freeman Mon Tue Thu Fri Freshmen FR Fall Fall Winter
Steven Abercrombie and Alvin Josephy
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Evening and Weekend S 12Spring An increasing understanding of our relationship with the natural environment is changing our ideas about the design and development of our human-built environment.  More than 10,000 years ago we were creating living and working spaces that mimicked nature and our local environment.  Since the beginning of the Industrial Age, this process has followed a "hard" path as developers have used electrical energy and man-made materials to solve design challenges.  Over the past two hundred years the planning and execution of our built environment at all scales has had the effect of separating humans from their natural environment.  Partly because of the impacts of our buildings on nature, we face the specter of huge changes to our natural environment during the twenty-first century. This program will explore the relationship between the natural world and the built environment by using an approach that moves from the theoretical to the practical.  The first third of the program will focus on issues familiar in the study of ecology: systems, scale, interconnection and interdependencies, and energy and material flows.  Students will be asked to define the elusive topic of sustainability; this investigation will be a key recurring theme of the program.  The middle portion of the program will be focused on the practical side of seeking sustainability in the built environment, including discussions on codes and their impact/impediment on greener buildings, various assessment tools for buildings and how they are applied, and how these ideas are playing out in the development world.  Finally, the program will drill down to the level of systems and practices including student presentations that will deal with means and methods at a functional level, investigating what makes a building product "green" and other issues. The program will include several quantitative exercises, a theme paper meant to allow the student to explore "sustainability," and a group project focused on materials for the built environment.  Field trips to experience an array of projects are planned.  The program is designed to encourage students to think of this process as being about cultural change, change in the way we build our spaces, and change in the way we use them, but above all change in the way we use our built environment to connect ourselves to nature once again. architecture, construction management, infrastructure design, sustainability studies, building science Steven Abercrombie Alvin Josephy Tue Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Larry Dzieza
  Course GR ONLYGraduate Only 4 04 Evening Su 12Summer Session II The course will focus on understanding the role and management of technology in the public sector. Information technology is increasingly "how organizations get things done" but using IT effectively has special challenges in the public sector. These challenges include how organizations, built for stability not speed, are adapting to the rapid pace of technological change, succeeding within a risk-averse political climate, and satisfying stakeholder's and the public's high-expectations for low-cost, convenience, transparency, and protection of privacy. Finally, we will consider the contribution a new generation of workers may bring to increasing public participation and transforming service delivery. Larry Dzieza Tue Thu Graduate GR Summer Summer
Tomas Mosquera
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening W 12Winter Presented in a non-technical and logical manner, this introductory course will introduce you to the essentials of economic theory and policy. We will explore the fundamentals of economic theory and practice and extend these concepts to real-world applications. This course will help you acquire an understanding of micro- and macro-economic terminology, concepts, and principles. Furthermore, this course will help you realize the important role that economics plays in our lives and will help you gain a greater understanding of economic policy as well as how decisions influence the success or failure of a business. Tomas Mosquera Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Susan Cummings
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Evening Su 12Summer Session II Mind and nature are inseparable. The natural world is not outside of us or separate from us, but it us. Ecopsychology is an exciting emerging perspective that explores the connection between psychological and ecological health. Many of our psychological ills and our addictions are directly related to our lack of awareness and our perceived disconnection from our natural origins. The very destruction of our habitat is an expression of this lack of connection to the ground of our being. There are many emerging approaches to deal with this, such as the greening of playgrounds, nature-based therapy, architecture that aims to connect us with a healthy habitat, and the exploration of our assumptions. We will explore the historical and cultural influences underlying and leading up to this perceived separation from nature, cultural differences in perspectives, assumptions in psychology, the connections between pathology and this perceived separateness from nature, and the role of connectedness with nature in child development.Students will review the literature, engage in experiential activities and projects, and brainstorm solutions. Susan Cummings Mon Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Leslie Flemmer
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Day Su 12Summer Session II This course introduces students to the theory and the practice of critical pedagogy, an approach to teaching and learning that moves instruction beyond the transmission of content. Critical pedagogy promotes the practice of freedom, collaboration, justice, and community. In this course, students will investigate theoretical perspectives around alternative, critical, and radical education through the writings of Paulo Freire, bell hooks, Henry Giroux, and Joan Wink. We will connect theoretical explorations with practical teaching applications from grades K-12. The course will operate as a learning community with all members embracing the role of both the teacher and learner. This class will include workshops, in-class teaching practices, research, and small-group work as well as critiques and presentations of the readings. Leslie Flemmer Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Marla Elliott and Steve Blakeslee
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Evening F 11 Fall W 12Winter What could be better than reading a wonderful book?  Reading it aloud! In , students will cultivate their capacity to bring literature fully to life through the medium of voice.  In a safe and supportive environment, students will approach the human voice as an instrument of expression, exploring such topics as effective sound production, enunciation, pacing, tone, emphasis, and rhythm.  Then they will apply their new learning to a range of narrative, dramatic, and poetic texts, developing the nuanced intellectual and emotional understandings necessary to forging their own meaningful interpretations.  Our ultimate goal is to deepen our connections to literature, language, and ourselves. literature, teaching, performing, fields involving public speaking Marla Elliott Steve Blakeslee Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Mark Harrison and Theresa Aragon
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 8 08 Weekend F 11 Fall W 12Winter Conflict is a fundamental dynamic of human experience and interaction.  It is the necessary struggle to balance concern for self with connections to others.  Because pain, suffering, and stress are deeply associated with our perception of conflict, we tend to regard conflict as a destructive or destabilizing force.Seen from another perspective, however, conflict is one of the most life-affirming forces in nature.  Without conflict, children would not develop into normal human beings. Without conflict, literature and the performing arts would be dull and insignificant.  Without conflict (and conflict resolution), we would live in a rather uneventful and humorless world. The challenge for all of us and the purpose of this program is to understand and experience conflict as an important, unavoidable, and generally useful lifeforce.  In this two-quarter program, we will explore and analyze conflict from the perspective of the in the fall and in the winter.  We will draw on a variety of sources—among them the arts, current events and politics, work and the business environment, forms of play—to learn about the nature of conflict and its role in society.  The program format will include lectures, seminars (in class and online), as well as active learning in the form of workshops, exercises, group and individual presentations, and field trips to performances.  We will focus on clarity in oral and written communication, critical analysis, and the ability to work across disciplines and significant differences. Mark Harrison Theresa Aragon Tue Sat Sun Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Walter Grodzik and Cynthia Kennedy
Signature Required: Winter 
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter This program will explore the interior spaces where performances begin and the exterior spaces where performances are realized. Students will begin with movement and theatre exercises that center and focus the mind and body in order to open oneself to creative possibilities and performance. Students will also study movement/dance and theatre as a means of physical and psychological focus and flexibility that enables them to more fully utilize their bodies and emotional selves in creating theatrical performance.Through the understanding and embodiment of somatic concepts such as awareness, intention, centering, authenticity, and the interplay of mind and body, students will have the opportunity to explore creative imagination as it expresses itself from their own life processes, rather than from externally imposed images, standards and expectations. How does imagination respond to the emotional self, the physiology of the body, and the psychology of the mind? How can we become more expressive and responsive to our inner selves? Students will be invited to explore and enjoy the dance already going on inside their bodies, to learn to perceive, interpret and trust the natural intelligence of intrinsic bodily sensations. The class will use experiential techniques derived from several traditions of somatic philosophy.In seminar, students will read a broad variety of texts about creativity, movement and dance history, and performance, performance history, and Western theatre history and dramatic literature. In particular, students will read Greek tragedy and comedy, the playwrights of the Elizabethan theater, such as Marlowe and Shakespeare, and the feminist comedies of the Restoration. The realism of the Nineteenth century will be seen through the plays of Ibsen and Chekhov and other realists, and students will study, discuss and perform the multicultural theatre of the Twentieth and Twenty-First century, including theatre, drama and performance art as found in the work of Thornton Wilder, David Mamet, Tony Kushner, Caryl Churchill, Henry David Hwang and Anna Devere Smith. The discussion of dramatic literature will be framed from many viewpoints, including structuralist, feminist, Marxist, post colonial and queer.The program will include weekly seminars, workshops in movement/dance and theatre, and film screenings of various dance and theatre productions. This is an all-level program that welcomes students of all abilities that bring their excitement, commitment, discipline and creativity to the performing arts. Regular on-time attendance is fundamental to students' development and continuance in the program. teaching, theatre, expressive arts, dance and movement theory. Walter Grodzik Cynthia Kennedy Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Laurance Geri
  Course JR–GRJunior - Graduate 4 04 Weekend Su 12Summer Session I As we approach another Presidential election, US energy policy is more unsettled and more politicized than at any time since the oil shocks of the 1970s. This course will examine how public policy in the energy sector is crafted in the U.S. and other countries. We will also explore the many dimensions of energy including sources; technologies; the operation of energy markets; and the economic, social, national security, and environmental implications of energy use. Laurance Geri Sat Sun Summer Summer
EJ Zita
Signature Required: Winter 
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter How is energy created and harvested, stored and transformed, used or abused? This program is a two-quarter study of ways energy is produced and changed, by nature and humans. This is a good program for students interested in environmental science, physics and sustainability, both mathematical and applied. We start with skill building and background study, and finish with major research projects related to energy, climate and sustainability.We will study issues of energy generation and use in society and in the natural world. One goal is for students to gain a deeper understanding of issues involved in achieving a sustainable energy society. A primary goal is illustrate the power and beauty of physics and mathematics. We will examine climate change and global warming; energy science, technology, and policy; farming, environmental studies, and sustainability; and related topics.We will study alternative energy sources such as solar, wind, geothermal and biofuels, as well as conventional sources of energy such as hydro, nuclear, gas and coal. Fundamentals of energy generation will focus on the underlying physics. In seminar, we further explore social, political and/or economic aspects of energy production and use, such as environmental and food production concerns and policies, effects of the Sun on the Earth, energy needs of developing countries, etc. We will have a strong emphasis on sustainability studies.While calculus is a prerequisite, students who already know calculus can deepen their math skills by applying them to coursework or research projects. Students who do high quality calculus-based work may earn upper-division credit.Student research projects are a major part of this program. Students choose a research question that interests them, then design and carry out their research investigations, usually in small teams. Research projects involve quantitative analysis as well as hands-on investigations. For example, research might include field work, energy analysis of an existing system (natural or constructed), and/or design of a new small-scale energy system, possibly with community applications. Past projects have included solar systems, energy generation from waste products, water purification for boats or farm composters, efficiency of campus buildings, analysis of wind and water systems, and more. Students may apply for grants for practical projects on campus.Students interested in continuing good research projects into spring should discuss options with the faculty. energy, physics, environment, climate, sustainability, teaching, farming, engineering and natural science. EJ Zita Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
John Filmer and Neil Delisanti
  Program FR–SOFreshmen - Sophomore 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter 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. Fall quarter will focus on these basic skills in preparation for projects and research during the winter. During winter quarter, you will engage in discussions with practitioners in businesses and various other private sector and government organizations. You will be actively involved in research and project work with some of these organizations and it will provide an opportunity to investigate and design exciting  internships for the spring quarter. Class work both quarters will include lectures, book seminars, projects, case studies and field trips. Texts will include by Thomas Zimmerer by Thomas Sowell, by M. Neil Browne and Stuart Keeley, and by John A. Tracy. 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 Neil Delisanti Mon Wed Fri Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Fall Fall
Ted Whitesell
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 12 12 Day Su 12Summer Full  –  ecological restoration, sustainable agriculture, conservation, resource management, environmental health, climate impacts analysis, environmental justice, environmental advocacy, environmental education, and much more! Ted Whitesell Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Cheri Lucas-Jennings
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall This program will explore the broad conditions that shape environmental health, both for humans and within the ecosystem context. We will be moving across and between questions of science, public policy (from municipal to international) and social justice: examining the workings of non-governmental organizations.  With the use of regularly scheduled lecture, seminar, work shops and field trips, we will dedicate ourselves to bridging the understanding among scientific, policy and social perspectives. The program goals is to examine emerging strategies and solutions for ecological sustainability - from regional, community-based monitoring to UN negotiations. By means of a small group, quarter-long research project on a topical issue the chemical, biologic and physical risks of modern life will be considered, with an emphasis on industrial pollutants. We will examine models, evidence and debates about the sources, causal connections and impacts of environmental hazards. We will be learning about existing and emergent regulatory science in conjunction with evolving systems of law, regulation and a broad array of community response. This introductory, core program considers problems related to public and environmental health in a broader context of the key frameworks of population/consumption and sustainability. Throughout the program, students will learn from a range of learning approaches: computer-based analysis and collaboration with regional experts, officials and activists.     :  ? Website: public policy; communications; political science; planning; public health; law; social welfare; environmental and natural resources Cheri Lucas-Jennings Tue Wed Fri Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Sean Williams, Heather Heying and Eric Stein
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter In addition to the landscape of the map, there are also landscapes of the mind. How humans conceptualize where and how they (and others) live is an elemental process that has started wars, led to new forms of cross-cultural communication, and given rise to hybridization of both populations and ideas. Our focus in this two-quarter program is to take a particular area of the world -- the equator -- and explore how various groups of people (local and foreign) have come to understand it over time. Through our work in science, the performing arts and anthropology, we will collectively engage the ways in which people connect to the natural world, the arts, and each other.Each quarter divides into sections in which we highlight a particular lens through which to view our work, or focus on ways in which our lenses overlap. For example, we will examine how anthropology and medicine have grappled with "The Tropics" as a space believed to be essentially different from "The West," raising questions about the construction of race, the body, and the category of the "primitive." We will also work with sound: playing and creating musical instruments, singing and listening to music. In an attempt to understand the relationship between humans and the world around them, we will investigate evolutionary processes that apply to plants and animals near the equator. While our studies are contextualized in regions such as Brazil and Indonesia and other equatorial locations, we will also work briefly with a few regions outside the equator by way of comparison.Weekly activities feature lectures, films and seminars. Other planned activities include field trips, workshops, collaborative presentations and guest lectures. Students are expected to focus on enhancing their college-level writing skills throughout the program; each quarter's major writing assignments will require students to revise their work and understand the process of revision. In fall quarter students will be introduced to important concepts about how to approach this material: issues of race, class and gender in a colonial context are important factors in deepening our understanding. As we move into winter quarter, students will have more chances to develop individual projects focusing on a particular area of interest. anthropology, science and ethnomusicology. Sean Williams Heather Heying Eric Stein Mon Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Howard Schwartz
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 12Spring Our interest in Essentials of Energy is learning about what it means to make the "right" energy choices. The first part of the course will cover the energy resources that are currently available. These include oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, and many kinds of renewable energy. We will study the availability of each (How much is there? How is it obtained? What does it cost?), their advantages and disadvantages, and their environmental consequences. We will then be in position to study policy: what mix of energy resources should we have? While we will look at the policies of other countries and the international politics of energy, our focus will be on current US policies and how to evaluate options for change. Since policy is created and implemented through politics we will then spend much of the class looking at how political and governmental institutions (and the cultures they are embedded in) produce energy policies. For the United States, we will focus on climate change and proposed responses to it. Internationally, we will look at various examples of "petropolitics" and the "resource curse," why countries that are rich in oil find it hard to use that wealth to modernize their economies or raise their citizens out of poverty. Howard Schwartz Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Stephen Beck and Joli Sandoz
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Evening and Weekend F 11 Fall What's the right thing to do when as an employee you witness illegal actions?  Whose interests should take priority in pricing and hiring decisions? What choices can you make when your supervisor tells you to ignore company policy?  Employees sometimes face situations such as these that suggest a conflict between being a good employee and being a good person.  We will study several approaches to ethical decision making and, through intensive writing and seminar discussions, use these approaches to clarify issues faced at work.  The shared vocabulary and frameworks we develop will allow us to talk and think about ethical issues and write and share personal workplace ethical statements.  Program work will also include reading several Washington State laws related to ethics and exploring issues, choice points, and the roles of moral reasoning and moral leadership at work.The program will meet on Wednesdays in conjunction with the course .  (You may enroll either in for 8 credits or for 4 credits, but you may not enroll in both.)  will meet additionally as a program on five Saturdays to deepen our understanding of ethical issues through writing, role-playing, playing and analyzing board games as framing ethical strategies, and other hands-on activities.  In addition, we will focus part of each Saturday meeting on building and strengthening strong college-level writing skills to prepare students for more advanced work.Credit will be awarded in philosophy (ethics) and ethical decision making. business, ethics Stephen Beck Joli Sandoz Wed Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Stacey Davis
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4, 6, 8 04 06 08 Day Su 12Summer Session II This class surveys the social, cultural, political, intellectual, and religious history of Europe since 1500, including the Reformation, the Dutch Republic,18th-century Enlightenment and absolutism, the French Revolution, 19th-century imperialism and industrialization, the Russian Revolution, the two World Wars, and decolonization. Social, gender, and intellectual topics will be stressed. Credit possible in European history or world cultures/geography. Students enrolled for 6 credits will write several short essays; students taking 8 credits will complete a library research project. This is a companion class to "Art Since 1500." Stacey Davis Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Joseph Tougas
  Program JR–SRJunior - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring This upper-division program will focus on philosophy of language and phenomenology, covering the work of Wittgenstein, Husserl, Arendt, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, Derrida and other 20th century European thinkers. Students will be expected to have some familiarity with the European philosophical tradition, and some experience reading and analyzing dense philosophical texts. The activities of the program will include close reading and analysis of primary texts within the context of their composition and the writing of reflective, argumentative and synthetic essays in response to those texts. Students will be encouraged to explore connections between the theories developed in the program readings and their own social, political and personal concerns.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in an optional field trip to the American Philosophical Association conference in Seattle, April 5-7. philosophy, psychology, social sciences, culture studies, and literary theory. Joseph Tougas Mon Wed Thu Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Marla Elliott
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Evening S 12Spring The Evergreen Singers is a continuing choral ensemble of The Evergreen State College community. No auditions are required. We will learn the basics of good voice production, and rehearse and perform songs from a range of musical idioms. Members of the Evergreen Singers need to be able to carry a tune, learn their parts, and sing their parts with their section. This class requires excellent attendance and basic musicianship skills.  Marla Elliott Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Marla Elliott
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Evening F 11 Fall The Evergreen Singers is a continuing choral ensemble of The Evergreen State College community. No auditions are required. We will learn the basics of good voice production, and rehearse and perform songs from a range of musical idioms. Members of the Evergreen Singers need to be able to carry a tune, learn their parts, and sing their parts with their section. This class requires excellent attendance and basic musicianship skills.  Marla Elliott Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Marla Elliott
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Evening W 12Winter The Evergreen Singers is a continuing choral ensemble of The Evergreen State College community. No auditions are required. We will learn the basics of good voice production, and rehearse and perform songs from a range of musical idioms. Members of the Evergreen Singers need to be able to carry a tune, learn their parts, and sing their parts with their section. This class requires excellent attendance and basic musicianship skills.  In winter quarter, we will learn shape-note singing, an American folk choral tradition. Marla Elliott Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Leslie Flemmer
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter The current system of public education is under profound national debate. What is at the heart of those debates? What creates such political, social and cultural differences? What should the future of education look like? Should education continue to be a universal good (free and open to all), a personal commodity (private and exclusive), or a hybrid of reforms? What is the role of teachers and students in this dynamic tension? Finally, what role does identity formation among students and teachers have to do with any of this? One common denominator among U.S. citizens is our access to and experience with free and compulsory K-12 public education that serves the wealthiest citizens to the poorest among us. And yet, that very system that has served so many for so long is frequently attacked by politicians, business leaders, the media, and even individuals like you and me. At the heart of our nation’s debate about public education and “effective” teaching practices are the ideological differences about its purpose and intent.In winter quarter, we will continue to ask questions: Who are our students? Why should they care about school? How do teachers create a culturally responsive, democratic learning community? What approaches do teachers take to create and implement student-centered curriculum and assessments? To answer these questions, we will build upon educational frameworks such as funds of knowledge, critical pedagogy, and constructivist teaching and include an examination of practical, historical inquiry-based methodology and curriculum. The first part of winter program will be designed to prepare students to research, teach and assess social studies content around inquiry-based approaches. Students will explore the State of Washington’s social science standards, the NCSS standards, and texts included (Levstik & Barton; 2005) and (Takaki; 2008).School field experience will continue winter quarter with site visits to local public schools. These classroom experiences will serve to help inform students’ thinking as they engage in the culminating project that will involve reading, research and participation in Problem Based Learning (PBL). Ultimately, this approach will contrast teacher-centered, top/down, high stakes testing and content standards with learning and knowledge construction that comes from purposeful, active student inquiry.  Leslie Flemmer Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Liza Rognas
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter Democracy assumes individual inclusion as critical components of its success as a structure of government. This program examines the tension between social, political and economic exclusion in American history and the inclusive assumptions but exclusive realities of democratic processes. Students will investigate the historical origins of exclusion in contemporary society as part of individual and group research projects.The program offers opportunities for meaningful intellectual engagement in social and institutional histories explored through program texts, informed seminar discussions, films, lecture and field trips. Student research topics may include contemporary issues related to ethnicity and race; gender and sexuality; religion; immigration and citizenship; labor and work. By integrating program materials and information with independent research, students will learn to recognize current political and social processes of exclusion and their historical roots. A specific focus on issues of justice will engage students in learning about current groups and political processes that address exclusionary policies with progressive ideas and practices. Books will include ; and . Liza Rognas Mon Tue Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Tomoko Hirai Ulmer
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Day, Evening and Weekend Su 12Summer Session I The Experience Japan program is an intensive, in-country introduction to the language, culture, and society of contemporary Japan. During the three-week program, students will take Japanese language classes and will attend lectures on Japanese culture and society at the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at Tamagawa University in Tokyo. The coursework also includes field trips to sites selected for their historic, cultural, or contemporary importance. Participants live with Japanese families for the length of the program. Admission is open to all Evergreen students regardless of language ability.Interested students must contact faculty via email (ulmert[at]evergreen.edu) and pay a deposit by April 20, 2012. Explanatory meetings will be held on Monday, April 9 (1:00-3:00) and Thursday, April 12 (3:00-5:00) at SEMII B3123. Tomoko Hirai Ulmer Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Ben Kamen
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 8 08 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter The aesthetic and technological experiments of 20th century American composers and performers opened the door to new modes of thinking about music. Their explorations into silence, noise, extended techniques, and electronics contributed to a fertile area of research within the musical lexicon that continues among composers and performers to this day. In the fall quarter, students will examine the music and writing of experimental composers, perform their works, and respond through composition, performance, and writing. Students will explore the boundaries of musical materials through musicianship exercises and the investigation of notational systems. In the winter quarter, students will shift their attention to the history and application of electronics in experimental music. Students will explore sound collage, algorithmic composition, sound synthesis, and interactive music through the use of MaxMSP, a visual programming language. Composers considered will include John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, James Tenney, Alvin Lucier, Morton Feldman, Steve Reich, and David Tudor. Classes will feature in-house performances, listening, seminars, and workshops on electronic and experimental music practices. Students of all levels of musical experience are welcome. Students from fall and winter are encouraged to apply for the 16-credit interdisciplinary program "Projects in Experimental Media and Music" in the spring. Ben Kamen Thu Fri Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
David Wolach
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening and Weekend W 12Winter "The body wants to be art and fails at it."- Carla Harryman What has "the body" come to mean under neoliberal capitalism? Can art, specifically the poetic text, enact a kind of failure that is productive? Might poetry open up rather than shut down the possibility of re-imaginging bodies? In what ways is the text gendered? This class will take up "the body" as a site of radical cultural production as expansively as possible within the short time we have, considering some of the ways in which bodies are othered through language, including through discourses of disability, gender performance, and other zones of social dislocation. Each week we'll sample poetic and other work as well as build our own writing portfolios. Though this is primarily a creative writing class, our writing will push itself outside its usual modes of operation. Emphasis will be put on experiments in breaking genre and mixing media, collaborating on pieces as well as making individual works, and developing a poetics in relation to the social-political. We will discuss and critique the rich tradition of "somatic" practices in the world of performance and live art, including the work of artists such as Marina Abramovic; but we will also explore important recent experiments in poetry and prose by authors such as Hannah Weiner, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, and CAConrad. Our end goal will be to curate a show and live reading that allows us to test out some of our textual experiments. As part of the ongoing literary-politics series PRESS, visiting artists will occasionally workshop with us during the quarter.  For information on past visiting artists and collectives, visit David's public blog at . David Wolach Wed Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
David Wolach
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening and Weekend S 12Spring In this course, we will focus on creating--as Jules Boykoff and Kaia Sand put it--"landscapes of dissent." We will do so through creative writing while examining other art forms that are concerned with the reclamation of public, lived spaces in the wake of increasing privatization and corporatization. We'll ask whether language arts and poetics can, as poet and critic Thom Donovan writes, "provide experiments in the practical organization against anti-democratic social hierarchies and the expropriation of labor, land, and natural resources?" We'll respond to this and similar questions by building individual text arts portfolios and by collaborating in small groups on more sustained text arts projects, responding to specific readings in contemporary poetry, poetics, and text arts that seek to experiment with language made strange: on the page and off.  We will interrogate the 'artistic' and 'poetic' in relation to the 'political,' stretching our understanding of both activism and creative writing. We will do this both by making our own creative works and by surveying the work of contemporary writers, guest readers, visual artists, and scholars.  For more information on past versions of this and related courses, see: .  For more on the ongoing literary-politics series PRESS, including past visiting artists and collectives, visit David's public blog at: . David Wolach Wed Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
David Wolach
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening and Weekend F 11 Fall "What if every communication, every encounter, were intimate? Imagine that. You have imagined being a new collectivist. Why not consider yourself one."       --from New Collectivists: Poetics of Intent If we think that language arts and social change are somehow related, how might poetry and prose model new ways of forming social relationships?  How might artistic movements help re-imagine or apprehend social structures and in so doing, help to either undermine or recapitulate dominant forms of acculturation?  In what ways might we uniquely model or contribute to the language and action of protest?  By working on our own creative writing experiments, individually and collaboratively, we will be testing our understanding of what "creative writing" can come to mean in relation to radical pedagogy and social change.  In the second half of the quarter, we'll put our ideas into practice by forming different pedagogical-social formations, facilitated by students in small groups, as an active form of asking "what could a radical pedagogy based in text arts look like/do?" As part of the ongoing literary-politics series PRESS, visiting artists will occasionally workshop with us during the quarter.  For information on past visiting artists and collectives, visit David's public blog at . David Wolach Wed Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Dariush Khaleghi
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening and Weekend Su 12Summer Session I The primary goal of the Exploring Management course is to help build core management competencies for today's global and more complex workplace.  We will use hands-on approaches such as case studies, exercises, and application workshops to study issues related to planning, controlling, leading, and organizing the workplace.  The course has been designed to use conversational and interactive material to help students master fundamental management concepts.  The ultimate objective of this course is to promote critical thinking and the ability to make sound business decisions using key managerial concepts, theories, and best practices. supervision, management, leadership Dariush Khaleghi Fri Sat Sun Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Bob Woods
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening W 12Winter This studio course presents the opportunity for intermediate to advanced work in metal fabrication as applied to furniture, lighting, and sculptural design. Contemporary artists' work will be investigated. Students will do drawings, build models, and complete a final project of their own design. Bob Woods Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Dennis Hibbert
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Weekend S 12Spring We will consider in depth the question "To what degree do environmental factors and human responses to them determine the fates of human societies?" We will work toward answering this question by drawing on archaeology, palaeoecology, palaeoethnobotany, palaeoclimatology, and zoology as we examine the past 100,000 years of the human story. Dennis Hibbert Sat Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Dylan Fischer and Clarissa Dirks
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring The southwestern U.S. is unique in the diversity of habitats that can occur along with dramatic temperature and moisture gradients. Major advances in ecology have been made in these extreme environments, and important work in global change biology is currently being conducted in these systems. This program will use field sites in the Desert Southwest as living laboratories for investigating patterns in ecology, biology, microbiology and evolution. Students will learn about arid environments, plant ecology, field biology, and gain specialized training in microbiology or plant molecular genetics. Students will co-design field projects exploring ecological and co-evolutionary relationships at organism and molecular scales.We will use detailed studies of southwestern cottonwood trees and tardigrades (water-bears) as examples that will let us dive deeply into laboratory and field experiments.  We will pair those investigations with broader exploration of southwestern environments to learn about multiple ecosystems and organisms. Early in the program, students will learn to conduct DNS analyses on plants and microscope-based identification of microscopic animals called tardigrades (water-bears).  All students will participate in a mandatory two-week field ecology module where they will participate in a major research project examining the effects of desert-tree genetic diversity on ecosystems, learn to identify plant species of the Southwest, keep detailed field journals, conduct research projects, and survey isolated canyons for patterns related to evolutionary history.  Along the way, we will visit environmental and culturally significant sites in the Southwest, from cactus forests to canyons and mountain peaks. Finally, at the end of the quarter all students will reconvene for a program conference where students will present their research over the quarter.Our reading list will include major natural history texts related to the Southwest and evolutionary relationships for the organisms we find there. We will emphasize active participation in the scientific process and communication skills. Because of the field component of this program, students should be prepared for extensive time living and working in the field, and should be committed to working through conflicts in group dynamics. ecology, biology, botany, zoology, microbial ecology and environmental science. Dylan Fischer Clarissa Dirks Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Elizabeth Williamson
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Weekend Su 12Summer Session II This course examines film through the lens of gender studies. Both topics will be covered at an introductory level, with additional support provided to students with previous experience. We will focus primarily on female-identified performers, producers, and directors working within the American mainstream and talk about how their work responds to existing conventions and constraints. There will be one screening with lecture every week; students will watch additional films at home and post weekly screening reports. More advanced students may pursue a research or screenwriting project in lieu of weekly reports. Elizabeth Williamson Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Marianne Bailey, Olivier Soustelle, Judith Gabriele, Steven Hendricks and Stacey Davis
Signature Required: Spring 
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter S 12Spring ...man is struck dumb...or he will speak only in forbidden metaphors... Friedrich Nietzsche, "On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense" Nietzsche's critique of traditional Western values--dismantling absolutes of God, Truth, Self and Language--opened up an abyss. "Only as an aesthetic phenomenon," Nietzsche argued, would "human life and existence be eternally justified." Meaning and Self would be individually crafted, as the artist crafts a work, in the space of a human existence. Life, as Rimbaud wrote, must be remade.Inspired by this notion of remaking life along aesthetic lines, we will study literature and creative writing, critical theory and philosophy, art history and music as well as French language. Students will participate in lectures, films and workshops, and choose between seminar groups in literature and critical theory or history. Each will develop a substantive individual (or group) project, and will be able to study French language at the Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced level.To better understand Modernist and Postmodernist avant-garde, we will focus on outsider works of art and ideas in 20th century France and the post-colonial world. Like the Decadents and Symbolists, modernist artists go in quest of a pure artistic language "in which mute things speak to me," as Hofmannsthal wrote, beyond concepts and representation, privileging passion over reason. This quest is influenced by worldviews and works from the broader French-speaking world, which refocuses art on its ritual origins, and on its magical potential. "Art", in the words of Martinican poet and playwright Césaire, "is a miraculous weapon."In fall and winter, we will study aesthetic theories and works from Primitivism and Surrealism to Absurdist Drama, Haitian Marvelous and Oulipo; and writers such as Mallarmé, Jabès, Artaud, Beckett, Blanchot, Derrida, Sartre, Irigaray and Foucault. We will look at historical and cultural change from WWI through the student riots of 1968 and the multi-cultural French-speaking world of today.Key themes will include: memory and the way in which it shapes, and is shaped by, identity; concepts of time and place; and the challenges and opportunities for French identity brought by immigration. We will focus on French social, cultural and intellectual history from the 1930's to the present, exploring the myths and realities of French Resistance and the Vichy Regime during World War II; the legacy of revolutionary concepts of "universal" liberty, equality and fraternity as France re-envisioned its role in Europe and the world from the 1950s to the present, including uprisings from 1968 through today; and the impact of the Franco-Algerian war on contemporary France and the post-colonial Francophone world.In spring, students have two options. They can travel to France, where they will participate in intensive language study, perform cultural and art historical fieldwork, and pursue personal research on a "quest" of their own. Alternatively, students may remain on campus to undertake a major personal project, springing from ideas, writers and artists in prior quarters. This is an excellent opportunity to complete a substantive body of creative or research oriented work, with guidance from faculty and peer critique. Marianne Bailey Olivier Soustelle Judith Gabriele Steven Hendricks Stacey Davis Mon Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Jeanne Hahn
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring history, political economy, political science, secondary education, graduate school, and informed citizenship. Jeanne Hahn Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Benjamin Simon, Glenn Landram and Lydia McKinstry
Signature Required: Winter  Spring 
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter S 12Spring This year-long, laboratory-based program will offer students a conceptual and methodological introduction to biology and chemistry with a focus on health and medicine. We will use organizing themes that link the science of human health with the economic, financial, ethical and legal issues associated with the demand and cost of medical research and public health care. Over the course of three quarters, we will study portions of general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, general biology, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, statistics, economics and management, and human behavior. Students will use scientific processes, quantitative reasoning and hands-on experiences to develop problem-solving skills directed at understanding these subjects in the context of human health. This program is primarily designed for students contemplating work in medicine and allied health fields, including nursing, physical therapy, midwifery, athletic training, nutrition and others. This program is also appropriate for students interested in public health or public policy who want a solid foundation in biology and chemistry or students who wish to study rigorous science as part of a liberal arts education. Program activities will include lectures, laboratories, small-group problem-solving workshops, homework, field trips and seminars. Our readings and discussions will be concerned with the economic, ethical and scientific aspects of human health as they relate to the global community as well as individuals. Students will undertake assignments focused on interpreting and integrating the topics covered. During spring quarter, students will participate in small-group collaboration on a scientific investigation relevant to the program content. Project topics will be developed under the direction of the faculty and students will describe the results of this research through formal writing and public presentation. All program work will emphasize quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and development of proficiency in scientific writing and speaking skills. Upon completion of this program students will have gained some of the prerequisites necessary for careers in the allied health fields and public health administration. Students will also be prepared for further studies in upper division science. Students who master the biology and chemistry work in this program will be prepared to enroll in the Molecule to Organism program. Students preparing for medical school will likely need further coursework in inorganic or general chemistry to fulfill prerequisites for medical school. Overall, we expect students to end the program in the spring with a working knowledge of scientific, social and economic principles relating to human health and public health care. We also expect that they will have gained an ability to apply these principles to solving real world problems relating to natural science, disease and human health. medicine and allied health fields, and public health administration. Benjamin Simon Glenn Landram Lydia McKinstry Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Judith Gabriele
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 11 Fall W 12Winter S 12Spring This year-long sequence of courses in French emphasizes mastery of basic skills through a solid study of grammatical structures and interactive oral activities.  Students develop all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Students will develop accurate pronunciation, build a useful vocabulary, and work regularly in small groups to develop conversational skills.  The fall class is lively and fast-paced with a wide variety of fun and creative activities in music, poetry, videos, and work with Internet sites.  By winter, the classes are conducted primarily in French.  Work will focus on poetry and fables with additional themes including regional French traditions, cuisine, and contemporary issues in France and the Francophone world.  In spring, students will view several Francophone films and read a book of short legends and tales from Francophone countries with basic discussions of them.  Students will expand vocabulary proficiency and accurate pronunciation as they engage in oral reading, situational role-plays, and skits from the legends.  Throughout the year, students use additional activities in the Community Language Laboratory to accelerate their skills. There is also a Mon/Wed section of the spring course available.  See Judith Gabriele Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Judith Gabriele
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 12Spring This course covers the third quarter of first-year French and emphasizes mastery of basic skills through a solid study of grammatical structures and interactive oral activities.  Students develop all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Students will develop accurate pronunciation, build a useful vocabulary, and work regularly in small groups to develop conversational skills.  Students will view several Francophone films and read a book of short legends and tales from Francophone countries with basic discussions of them.  Students will expand vocabulary proficiency and accurate pronunciation as they engage in oral reading, situational role-plays, and skits from the legends.  Students use additional activities in the Community Language Laboratory to accelerate their skills. There is also a Tue/Thu section of this course available.  See . Judith Gabriele Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Marianne Bailey
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Day Su 12Summer Session II 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. Marianne Bailey Mon Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Judith Gabriele
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 11 Fall W 12Winter S 12Spring This year-long sequence of courses in French is designed to reinforce, practice, and build upon previous skills.  The class is fast paced, interactive, and focuses on continued review of grammatical structures, conversational skills with native speakers, discussion of video segments, music, poetry, Francophone themes, and Internet news clips.  Students are expected to interact in French in discussions.  Students will increase their reading and writing skills through study of selected literary excerpts or a short novel.  Winter quarter will focus on theater with performances of short scenes.  In spring, students will view a small selection of films and discuss questions of French identity, history, and culture while learning to analyse, compare, and appreciate certain aspects of film. Judith Gabriele Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Kathy Kelly
  Program JR–SRJunior - Senior 8 08 Weekend W 12Winter S 12Spring What is a system and how is it different from a pile of parts?  What is a whole system?  In what ways does understanding whole systems contribute to wisdom and well-being?  This two-quarter program will introduce students to general systems theory.  Students will learn basic characteristics of systems and explore systems across an array of disciplines—ecological, organizational, economic, and cosmological. Students will be introduced to tools and develop practices to help gain an understanding of complex systems and system dynamics.In winter quarter, students will work with cases from their professional or personal experience to observe and identify system dynamics and then imagine and anticipate possible interventions and consequent systemic effects.  In the spring quarter, our study will extend to understanding ourselves in relation to the systems in which we are living as we explore the nearby Nisqually River watershed to see how ecological, economic, and civic systems are interconnected.Students will be introduced to ecological economics, an analytic tool that advances a systems perspective in service of environmental conservation and development in public policy making.  Over both quarters, we will observe our class as a living system—a learning laboratory connecting theory to practice—as we develop ourselves as individuals, leaders, and participants in a learning community.  Through reading, participatory exercises, reflection, writing, stories, and expressive arts, students will cultivate a systems perspective as a way of understanding complex systems.  Students will be better able to design holistically and intervene wisely for greater well-being for themselves, their organizations, and communities.Learning Objectives:Class will meet five weekends per quarter, with online work between meetings. Kathy Kelly Sat Sun Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter Spring
Noelle Machnicki and Lalita Calabria
  Program JR–SRJunior - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall Fungi. What are they? Where are they and what are they doing there? How do they get their energy? What roles do they play in ecosystems? How do they grow? What do they taste like? How do they interact with other organisms? The central theme of this program is to answer these and other questions about fungi. Many people are familiar with green plants and their role in using solar energy to turn carbon dioxide, inorganic elements and water into sugars and other molecules. Fungi, which convert sugars and other organic molecules back into carbon dioxide, inorganic elements, water and energy, are less familiar. Nevertheless, fungi play pivotal roles in the various nutrient cycles within terrestrial ecosystems. They also form symbiotic relationships with plants to create mycorrhizae and have a different type of symbiotic relationship with algae to form lichens. In addition, fungi cause a wide variety of diseases that can be important in particular ecosystems as well as in agriculture and medicine. This program will focus on understanding these unique, ubiquitous and interesting organisms. We will cover fungal and lichen taxonomy, the ecology and biology of fungi and lichens, lab techniques for studying/identifying them, current research, as well as social and economic aspects. There will be an emphasis on work in the laboratory learning to classify fungi and lichens using chemical and microscopic techniques, along with a wide variety of taxonomic keys. These topics will be explored in the field, in the lab, and through lectures, workshops and student research project presentations. Students should expect to spend a minimum of 50 hours/week on program work. Students will be engaged in technical writing, library research, critical thinking and developing their oral presentation skills. ecology, biology, natural history, education, and environmental studies. Noelle Machnicki Lalita Calabria Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Arun Chandra
Signature Required: Fall  Winter 
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter This program offers Evergreen students the opportunity to be peer learners with incarcerated young men in a maximum-security institution. Each week the Evergreen students will visit one juvenile prison for a cultural diversity and equality workshop, and a workshop/seminar on experimental poetry and music.A fundamental principle of Gateways for Incarcerated Youth is that people have talents given to them at birth; our job is to encourage each other to search out and find our passions and gifts. Our work is guided by ideas of popular education that recognizes and values the knowledge and experience of each participant. The program works to strengthen notions of self and community through cultural awareness and empowerment. In connecting and building with people from other cultures and class backgrounds, each person becomes empowered to share knowledge, creativity, values and goals. The class will create responses to the texts, artworks, music and poetry that we discuss. We will approach the reading and creation of art with an eye towards arts' ability to project utopian possibilities and to name and resist current societal constraints. We will explore the history of both arts and prisons: how artists of the past and of today have portrayed social constraints and utopian ideals in art.The Evergreen students and the incarcerated youth will share readings, writings, music projects, and performance projects. In addition to the classes in the prison, Evergreen students will attend classes and workshops on campus.A central theme for our work will be the implementation of experimental ideas in art and in the social world: evaluating their consequences, and building on their failures. Our emphasis will be on the arts of the written word, music, and theater. Among the authors we will read will be George Jackson, Eugene Debs, Martin Luther King, M.K. Gandhi, Paulo Friere, Bertolt Brecht, Luis Valdez, Silvia Federici, Susan Parenti, and Michel Foucault. In the fall quarter, we will emphasize learning about social constraints in our society and others.  In the winter quarter, we will read and discuss utopias and envisioned societies.Since part of the class will take place in a state prison for juveniles, each student must submit an application and be interviewed by the faculty to ensure compliance with the Washington State Department of Corrections. music composition, poetry, education, and criminal justice. Arun Chandra Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Clarissa Dirks
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Day Su 12Summer Session II Living systems will be studied on the molecular, cellular, and organismal level. Topics that will be covered include, but are not limited to, the scientific method, biomolecules, cell structure and function, Mendelian genetics, evolutionary biology, introduction to ecology, and plant and animal physiology. The lab component will reinforce concepts and ideas explored in lectures, readings, and workshops. This biology course is excellent preparation for students interested in taking more advanced life science courses or for future work in the areas of environmental science. Clarissa Dirks Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Peter Pessiki
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Evening F 11 Fall W 12Winter S 12Spring This year-long program in general chemistry provides prerequisites for many studies in science, health, and medicine as well as basic laboratory science for students seeking a well-rounded liberal arts education. Emphasis in fall quarter will be placed on calculations involving conversions, molar quantities, and thermodynamics.  Understanding atoms in terms of subatomic particles, chemical reactivity of inorganic compounds, and the gas laws will also be covered. We will end with an in-depth investigation of atomic structure and periodicity.  In the laboratory, students will routinely utilize a variety of scientific glassware and equipment and be taught how to handle chemicals safely.  Students will also learn to be observant of chemical changes and to make precise physical measurements.  Relevant scientific literature is introduced and often used to retrieve needed physical data. Winter quarter will start with a thorough investigation of how atoms unite to form molecules with a focus on covalent bonding.  Next we will focus on the role of intermolecular forces in liquids and solids.  This will be followed by chemical kinetics and an in-depth investigation of equilibrium.  We will end the quarter with an introduction to acid-base chemistry.  Labs will include titrations, crystal growth, pH titrations, and absorption spectroscopy.  An introduction to chemical instrumentation will be incorporated into lab exercises, and students will be required to utilize chemical drawing programs. Spring quarter will continue with acid-base chemistry, pH, and polyprotic acids.  Next we will look at buffers and complex ion equilibria.  We then will cover entropy and free energy followed by an introduction to electrochemistry and electrochemical cells.  Our final few weeks will be spent investigating a wide range of topics including transition metals and the crystal field model, nuclear chemistry, and other selected topics.  The lab portion of the class will include buffer making, electrochemical measurements, and the use of ion exchange columns.  In addition, students will be expected to partake in the on-campus Science Carnival as well as attend a locally held science conference. science, medicine Peter Pessiki Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Dharshi Bopegedera
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Day Su 12Summer Session I We will begin the study of general chemistry by exploring the structure of the atom and the nature of the chemical bond and then proceed towards an understanding of molecular geometry. This will lead us to discussions of the periodic table, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, and properties of gases. Time permitting other topics such as thermochemistry and kinetics may be explored.In the laboratory we will work to develop the skills needed to be successful in a chemistry lab. In particular we will focus on measurements, preparing solutions, titrations, and spectroscopy. Dharshi Bopegedera Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Lydia McKinstry
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Day Su 12Summer Session II This course is designed to offer the equivalent of the second half of a year-long course in general chemistry. The topics to be presented will include thermochemistry, properties and physical changes of matter, solution chemistry, kinetics, thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, and aqueous equilibria. Additional topics in electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and coordination chemistry may be presented if time permits. Course activities will include lectures, small-group problem-solving workshops, and laboratories. Laboratory work will build upon the skills learned in General Chemistry I, and provide hands-on experience with additional methods relevant to the topics presented in lecture. Lydia McKinstry Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Dylan Fischer and Rip Heminway
Signature Required: Fall  Winter  Spring 
  Contract JR–SRJunior - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter S 12Spring The GIS internship, based in the Computer Applications Lab, is focused on developing advanced knowledge and skills in spatial data management and analysis through development of campus GIS data, database administration, and the support of research projects such as the Evergreen Ecological Observation Network (EEON) project. Through this internship students will gain advanced understanding of working with GIS software, and specifically in using GIS for natural resource applications. Specific opportunities include working in detail with LiDAR data, high quality aerial images, assessing forest canopy structure, and identifying forest canopy type using GIS software and data. This intern will also build instructional and support skills by assisting in the instruction of GIS workshops and curricular programs. GIS, environmental studies, and computer science. Dylan Fischer Rip Heminway Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Abir Biswas and Christopher Coughenour
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring What are the origins of the Earth? What processes have shaped the planet’s structure over the past 4.6 billion years? Through lab and lecture, students will become familiar with how fundamental Earth materials (minerals and rocks) form and are altered by the persistent physical, chemical, and biological processes at work on our planet's surface. In this program students will study the mechanisms of changes in terrestrial and marine Earth systems and interpret geologic evidence in order to understand Earth system processes. Our approach will integrate topics in chemistry, physics, and evolutionary biology with in-depth studies of physical and historical geology. Quantitative skill development will be fundamental to this approach.After a period of on-campus skill and content building, students will participate in approximately two weeks of rigorous field work. Some students will embark on a 16-day river trip through the Grand Canyon, giving those students the opportunity to visit one of the geologic wonders of the world, access to over 1 billion years of geologic history, and study the processes currently shaping the Canyon. Other students will participate in multiple hands-on field excursions across the Pacific Northwest, studying some of the incredibly diverse landscapes and applying their knowledge about Earth system process in the field.This field-based program requires significant commitment from students, given the cost, rigors, and time away from campus. All students in the program will participate in field work though only approximately 14 students will be able to participate in the Grand Canyon river trip. The program will integrate physical geology, historical geology, quantitative skills for the earth sciences, and a field project. Students who successfully complete this program will gain a solid scientific basis for future work in all aspects of earth sciences and environmental studies. Abir Biswas Christopher Coughenour Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Neal Nelson
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Day Su 12Summer Session I This class is an introduction to both Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry suitable for teachers or others interested in gaining a deeper understanding of mathematics, mathematical proof, and the historical and conceptual evolution of geometrical ideas. The course will concentrate on problem solving and the development of mathematical skills, particularly proofs, with the goal of understanding the major conceptual developments in the history of geometry. Class activities will be primarily reading, problem solving, and discussion with lectures as needed. Neal Nelson Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Allen Mauney
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 11 Fall Classical geometry is an organized attempt to describe, with certainty, the physical reality of our world. Students will make observations, formulate hypotheses, and compare their experience with formal geometrical statements.  After rigorously applying logic to solve concrete problems, students will consider the nature and limitations of purely rational methods to describe reality.  Theorems will be used to analyze architectural elements and the Declaration of Independence.  This class is designed for students with all levels of prior mathematical preparation. natural sciences, law, medicine, teaching mathematics at all levels Allen Mauney Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Marianne Hoepli
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 11 Fall W 12Winter S 12Spring Komm und lern Deutsch! This year-long sequence of courses for beginning German students will cover basic grammatical concepts, vocabulary, and conversation.  Students will develop basic skills in speaking, reading, translating, and writing standard high German.  Students will also learn about culture, traditions, and customs of the German people, new and old.  Through involvement in children’s stories, music, and activities in the language laboratory, students will also become familiar with idiomatic expressions.  By the end of the year, students will improve their oral skills to the point of discussing short films and modern short stories and learning how to write a formal letter, a resumé, or a job application. Classes will use a communicative method and will move quickly toward being conducted primarily in German. Marianne Hoepli Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Mark Hurst
Signature Required: Fall  Winter  Spring 
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 8 08 Evening and Weekend F 11 Fall W 12Winter S 12Spring Psychology is making a significant difference in peoples' lives, both in a broad manner as well as in specific application.  In this year-long program, students will: 1) examine basic empirical research, from psychology’s history to the present, that has led to creative application of the findings in individual, group, and community endeavors; 2) learn the general and specific methodology and strategies that influence individual lives as well as interpersonal interactions in public and private settings; 3) develop a personal theoretical orientation for influencing change; and 4) create a conceptual instructional module regarding a specific life domain (relationships, work, parenting, health, leisure, etc.) for implementation in a setting relevant to their future goals or careers (education, social services, business, government, criminal justice, medicine, economics, etc.).  This program is designed to foster advanced comprehension and analysis of the material, enhance critical thinking, and build a skill base that can be applied for the social good.  Each quarter builds on previous material, so the intention is for students to continue through the year, culminating in a final spring project. We will use a variety of instructional strategies such as small and large group seminars, lectures, workshops, films, role-playing, field trips, guest lectures, and videoconferences with prominent contemporary psychologists. The material covered in this program is relevant to daily living as well as preparatory for careers and future studies across all disciplines. psychology, education, health care, criminal justice, political science,  management Mark Hurst Fri Sat Sun Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
David Shaw and Zoe Van Schyndel
  Program JR–SRJunior - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter This program is designed for junior and senior students who want to build a strong foundation in sustainable business. Students in this program will explore what it means to go beyond the traditional profit-centered approach to business. We will look at the concept of systems thinking and sustainability within an entrepreneurial process, and investigate how this concept is applicable to any discipline of business such as management, marketing and finance. We will look at sustainable entrepreneurs around the world in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. We will learn from their experiences about opportunities and activities connected to social and environmental topics. This two-quarter program includes students designing, completing and reporting on a very substantial research project that will include conducting several weeks of research, either locally off-campus or anywhere in the U.S. During fall quarter students will build a strong foundation in research methods, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, sustainability, and management. The final assignment for the fall quarter will be a research proposal for conducting off-campus research about a sustainable business during winter quarter.For winter quarter, students will visit a sustainable business, organization or industry in the U.S. to conduct their research. Students should expect to work eight weeks of the quarter off-campus at the organization and to remain in close virtual communication with the faculty who will be providing weekly feedback. Week 1 will be used to make final preparations for the off campus research and week 10 for presenting preliminary research findings to the class. sustainability, globalization, international business and trade, entrepreneurship, economic development, competitive advantage of nations and regions, business history, political economy of natural resources, eco-tourism and sustainable agriculture. David Shaw Zoe Van Schyndel Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Carolyn Prouty
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 6 06 Day Su 12Summer Session I This course draws from public health, epidemiology, bioethics, and human rights philosophy to consider health and disease in a global context. What are the social, economic, and epidemiological forces that have led to vast inequalities in health outcomes globally? As we investigate how Western ideas apply in non-Western countries, we will explore ethical dilemmas that researchers, healthcare providers, and policy makers encounter in resource-poor environments. Finally, we will examine the epidemiology, physiology, and pathology of specific conditions including HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, maternal morbidity and mortality, nutritional deficiencies, and parasitic diseases, paying particular attention to connections between infections and inequalities, malnutrition, and human rights. Carolyn Prouty Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Emily Lardner
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening and Weekend Su 12Summer Session I Standard written English has enough irregularities to make any careful writer or teacher nervous.  Given that it's impossible to memorize everything, what's a writer or teacher to do?  Which strategies for working on conventions of written English are most productive for you as a writer?  Which ones will engage any writers you find yourself working with?  This course is based on the premise that learning grammar happens best in the context of meaningful writing.  Expect to write, and think about writing, and develop both your grammatical vocabulary and your grammatical skills, all with the aim of becoming a more effective writer.  Class time will spent in workshops, and the on-line learning component will be used for trying out new strategies.  All writers welcome. Emily Lardner Tue Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Don Chalmers
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Weekend F 11 Fall This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of grant writing and fund raising. After an orientation to contemporary philanthropy and trends, students will learn how to increase the capacity of an organization to be competitive for grants and other donations. We will share ways to plan realistic projects, identify promising funding sources and write clear and compelling components of a grant, based either on guidelines for an actual funder or a generic one. Working individually or in small groups, students will develop their project idea, outline the main components of a grant and prepare a brief common application. Non-profit grantwriting and fundraising; government resource development. Don Chalmers Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Don Chalmers
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Weekend W 12Winter This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of grant writing and fund raising. After an orientation to contemporary philanthropy and trends, students will learn how to increase the capacity of an organization to be competitive for grants and other donations. We will share ways to plan realistic projects, identify promising funding sources and write clear and compelling components of a grant, based either on guidelines for an actual funder or a generic one. Working individually or in small groups, students will develop their project idea, outline the main components of a grant and prepare a brief common application. Non-profit grantwriting and fundraising; government resource development. Don Chalmers Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Don Chalmers
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Weekend S 12Spring This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of grant writing and fund raising. After an orientation to contemporary philanthropy and trends, students will learn how to increase the capacity of an organization to be competitive for grants and other donations. We will share ways to plan realistic projects, identify promising funding sources and write clear and compelling components of a grant, based either on guidelines for an actual funder or a generic one. Working individually or in small groups, students will develop their project idea, outline the main components of a grant and prepare a brief common application. Non-profit grantwriting and fundraising; government resource development. Don Chalmers Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Sylvie McGee
  Course JR–GRJunior - Graduate 4 04 Evening and Weekend Su 12Summer Full Use hands-on practice to learn to write successful grants! We will start with an introduction to grants and their place in the development of nonprofit organizations and learn the sound planning skills needed for strong proposals. Students will write a grant for a nonprofit organization, getting feedback on each section as it is developed. A list of organizations seeking grant writing assistance will be provided**. Using interactive learning and assigned tasks, we will focus on planning, research, evaluation techniques, budgeting and how to effectively communicate issues and needs in a clear and concise manner. **NOTE: If you have a non-profit or government agency you wish to write for, you MUST contact me in advance of the first day of class, so that I can send a form to be filled out by the agency and review their readiness. Sylvie McGee Fri Sat Sun Summer Summer
Steve Blakeslee
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4, 8 04 08 Evening Su 12Summer Session I Over the past 30 years, the graphic novel has won numerous readers with its bold topics, innovative forms, and vivid artwork. We will explore the origins, development, and unique workings of these sequential narratives, from the socially conscious woodcut novels of the 1930s (e.g., Lynd Ward’s ) to the global adventures of Hergé’s to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' 1980s game-changer, . Other works will include Scott McCloud's and recent graphic memoirs. Our overall goal is to develop an informed and critical perspective on this powerful medium. Students registered for 8 credits will research a particular author-artist, genre, or theme, or develop graphic narratives of their own. Steve Blakeslee Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Steve Blakeslee and Tom Maddox
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring In the past decade, graphic novels have become recognized as an important new form of storytelling, shaping contemporary culture even as they are shaped by it. These book-length, comic-art narratives and compilations employ a complex and iconic visual  language. Combining and expanding on elements associated with literature, 2-D visual art, and cinema, the medium offers unique opportunities for reader immersion, emotional involvement, and even imaginative co-creation. We will study sequential narratives that represent diverse periods, perspectives, styles, and subject matter--from the “high art” woodcut novels of the 1930s (e.g., Lynd Ward’s ) to Art Spiegelman’s groundbreaking Holocaust memoir, , to the bizarre but entrancing alternate universe of Jim Woodring’s . While many of these works include humor, they frequently center on serious topics, including war, religious oppression, social and economic inequality, and dilemmas of ethnic and sexual identity. We will carefully examine each text at multiple levels of composition, from single frames to the work as a whole, and read selected theory, criticism, and commentary, including Scott McCloud’s and Matt Madden’s . More generally, we will work with a widely-employed model of storytelling—based on act structure, character arc, and protagonist-focused narrative—to explore the ways that stories can migrate across media and find new modes of expression. As writers, students will develop and articulate their new understandings by means of response papers, visual analyses, background research, fictional and nonfictional narratives, reflective journals, and other activities as assigned. Our studies will conclude with group projects focused on particular artists, works, and themes, or on the creation of original graphic narratives. Finally, while this is not a studio art course, we will  experiment with drawing throughout the quarter as a way to develop an artist’s-eye view of comic art. Our goal is to develop an informed and critical perspective on this powerful medium.The faculty do not assume any previous experience with comic art in general or graphic narratives in particular. Fans, skeptics, artists, and the generally curious are all welcome, provided they are ready for sustained and serious work. Steve Blakeslee Tom Maddox Mon Tue Fri Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Mary Dean
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 12Spring We will explore the intersection where valued health care meets paid health care. In the health care arena, good intent is plagued by paradox and can yield under-funding and a mismatch with initial intent. Paradoxes and costs haunting prevention, access, and treatment will be reviewed. The books and  aid our journey as will the video series, "Remaking American Medicine", "Sick Around the World," and "Sick Around America". We will consider the path of unintended consequences where piles of dollars are not the full answer to identified need. Mary Dean Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Tom Maddox
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter Storytelling has changed in extraordinary ways during the thousands of years separating preliterate tellers and singers of tales from contemporary novelists, graphic artists, or filmmakers. However, in all their work we can recognize the elements and structures of . This program is for students who want to understand these elements in order to make better stories, and who want to develop a deep, practical understanding of the structures that govern forms such as film, television, and the short story. Primarily, they will learn the grammar and practice of storywriting by examining the works of masters and attempt to apply this knowledge in their own work. Students who want to tell stories are welcome, whatever their chosen expressive mode--prose, poetry, graphics, film, television, videogame script, or any other genre or mix of media. Movies and television are media that pose unique challenges and opportunities regarding story and dramatization; they are also the dominant media of our time. They are inherently collaborative and demand specialized talents and skills from a writer, who must work within limits imposed by time, space, money, and the myriad complexities of production, as well as the formulaic expectations that have come to govern the 50-minute television drama or 22-minute comedy and the 120-minute film. Thus we will spend considerable time examining how screenplays work and discovering the conventions governing them.We will also pay attention to short stories, perhaps the most demanding story form, in order to learn from its masters how to combine economy of expression with great power. Authors will most likely include Anton Chekhov, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Flannery O'Connor, Alice Munro, and Raymond Carver.Students will begin the quarter by describing a storytelling project they want to complete; then, in consultation with the faculty, they will write a project proposal detailing their goals. The projects will be the core and driving force of student work. As the quarter progresses, students also submit work in progress for ongoing critique and guidance. At the end of the quarter, they will present their finished project for group review and response.Every week students will read stories and view films or television episodes. They will also participate in weekly film and story seminars, where they will respond to the week's viewing and reading. In weekly story workshops, they will submit their work for group critique and do a series of workshop exercises. Finally, every week will end with meetings of the SIGs (special interest groups). These small groups will be defined, organized, and run by the students. This is the part of the program where students are free to define their own topic and pursue it according to their own needs. As examples, these might include short fiction, situation comedies, hard-boiled detective fiction, or graphic novels. writing, screenplay writing, American film, theory of fiction, and literary studies. Tom Maddox Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Susan Cummings
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Evening F 11 Fall The purpose of this course is to provide an overall view of the emergence of psychology as a field, its historical roots, its evolution within a broader sociocultural context, and philosophical currents running throughout this evolution. Attention will be paid to the interaction of theory development and the social milieu, the cultural biases within theory, and the effect of personal history on theoretical claims. This course is a core course, required for pursuit of graduate studies in psychology. Susan Cummings Mon Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Cindy Beck
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 6, 12 06 12 Evening Su 12Summer Full Students will study the anatomy and physiology of the human body using a systems approach while exploring the interrelationship of health and disease in the human body. Each body system will be covered utilizing a traditional lecture and laboratory format.  This course meets prerequisites for nursing and graduate programs in health sciences. health and medicine Cindy Beck Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Michael Vavrus
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Day, Evening and Weekend Su 12Summer Full This course focuses on geography as a cultural encounter. We will study patterns and processes that have shaped human interaction with various environments. The course encompasses human, political, cultural, social, and economic aspects of geography. Central guiding questions we will be addressing in this course:This survey of human geography introduces broad concepts that are the focus of contemporary studies in geography. These concepts include Michael Vavrus Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Theresa Aragon, Cary Randow and Natividad Valdez
Signature Required: Winter 
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Evening and Weekend F 11 Fall W 12Winter This program is designed to provide a detailed overview of five specific areas of human resource management:  All areas of the program are designed to provide conceptual understanding through readings and case analyses while developing skills through practice, role plays, and simulations. Students who successfully complete the coursework in all five areas will be given a certificate of completion and should be prepared to pursue employment and professional certification in human resource management. Fall quarter focuses on the first two areas.  We will cover the basics of human resource management including strategic planning, recruitment, orientation, retention, job design, and organizational development.  We will also review aspects of labor law including the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and major employment discrimination laws including sexual harassment, disability, family leave, wage standards, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.  Students will learn how to apply these major laws to 'real-work' situations and will have a very good understanding of the major provisions. Winter quarter will focus on human resource development and training, performance management, and total compensation.  We will cover a number of training and development topics including needs analysis and instructional design and evaluation while distinguishing between leadership development and skills development.  We will also examine the components of a total compensation program: salary, benefits, and workplace environment.  Specific topics will include pay philosophies, determining job value, and strategic approaches to communication. Students who have completed Evergreen HR management courses in previous years may register for and attend the modules they have not already completed by contacting Theresa Aragon for a faculty signature. human resources Theresa Aragon Cary Randow Natividad Valdez Fri Sat Sun Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Dariush Khaleghi, Cary Randow and Natividad Valdez
Signature Required: Spring 
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Evening and Weekend W 12Winter S 12Spring This program is designed to provide a detailed overview of five specific areas of human resource management:  All areas of the program are designed to provide conceptual understanding through readings and case analyses while developing skills through practice, role plays, and simulations. Students who successfully complete the coursework in all five areas will be given a certificate of completion and should be prepared to pursue employment and professional certification in human resource management. Winter quarter focuses on the first two areas.  We will cover the basics of human resource management including strategic planning, recruitment, orientation, retention, job design, and organizational development.  We will also review aspects of labor law including the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and major employment discrimination laws including sexual harassment, disability, family leave, wage standards, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.  Students will learn how to apply these major laws to 'real-work' situations and will have a very good understanding of the major provisions. Spring quarter will focus on human resource development and training, performance management, and total compensation.  We will cover a number of training and development topics including needs analysis and instructional design and evaluation while distinguishing between leadership development and skills development.  We will also examine the components of a total compensation program: salary, benefits, and workplace environment.  Specific topics will include pay philosophies, determining job value, and strategic approaches to communication. Students who have completed Evergreen HR management courses in previous years may register for and attend the modules they have not already completed by contacting Dariush Khaleghi for a faculty signature. human resources Dariush Khaleghi Cary Randow Natividad Valdez Wed Fri Sat Sun Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter Spring
Greg Mullins
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter Human rights law is encoded in the spare language of treaties, but human rights practice comes alive in the materiality of daily life. After a quick tour of human rights law, we will devote our energies in this program toward understanding how human rights accrue force and meaning insofar as they are embedded in cultural practice, and specifically in cultural practices of representation. Our inquiry will be guided by these questions: How do human rights frameworks prevent or redress human wrongs (including atrocities such as torture and genocide)? What leads some people to abuse human rights, and other people to respect them? How are human rights struggles pursued using modes of visual and textual representation? What role do cultural forms such as film, literature, and public memorials play in either fostering or hindering respect for human rights? In the fall quarter, our mode of inquiry will be primarily textual. Even as we study film, photography, new media, public monuments and memory projects, that study will be accomplished by reading theoretical accounts of rights and representation. We will also read historical accounts of the rise of human rights frameworks, and we will consider a variety of critiques of human rights. Students will build a strong foundation in the theory of human rights, as well as in theories of visual and textual representation. A typical week's work will include a film screening, lecture, and seminars. Students will write two long essays, several shorter pieces, and a prospectus for a winter quarter project. In the winter quarter, we will continue to read and seminar as a group as we expand our focus to include literature. We will read Arendt by way of concentrating our inquiry around questions of judgement, we will read Dawes by way of focusing on problems of narrative, and we will take up the case study of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility on the tenth anniversary of its opening. Students will also pursue projects. Depending on student background and interests, these projects could result in a traditional research paper or in a more practical implementation of the theory they've learned (for example, a new media project). human rights, politics, philosophy, literature, film and media studies. Greg Mullins Mon Tue Wed Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Peter Randlette
Signature Required: Fall  Winter  Spring 
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Evening F 11 Fall W 12Winter S 12Spring This year-long series of courses is intended for the musician interested in exploring compositional experimentation with analog and digital synthesis technology and computer applications.  In fall, the course will focus on analog synthesis techniques, studio production, and the creation of musical pieces with a focus on new options presented by this compositional environment.  Winter will focus on building pieces from techniques of synthesis introduced in fall quarter and learning new digital synthesis techniques, different controllers and sequencers, signal processing, and surround 5.1 production skills.  Techniques will include use of percussion controllers, synthesizer voice editing, sample based applications, and plug-in signal processing.  In spring, students will develop pieces based on design problems using combinations of computer-based and analog resources covered in prior quarters.  New material will include acoustic/electronic sound source integration, mastering techniques, object-oriented voice construction, and advanced production methods.  Each quarter, students will complete projects, attend weekly seminar/lecture/critique sessions, use weekly studio times, and maintain production journals. Peter Randlette Tue Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Susan Preciso and Marla Elliott
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Evening and Weekend S 12Spring In this one-quarter program, students will read classics in American literature, learn about American music, and explore American culture as it was shaped in the vibrant, chaotic years that frame the Civil War.  Herman Melville, Stephen Foster, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman,  Harriet Beecher Stowe, and B.F. White are some of the authors and composers we will study.  Students will learn and participate in our exploration of American music by learning shape note singing, an American folk choral tradition.  Exploring ante and post-bellum beliefs about race and the politics of slavery will be central to our study.  Students should expect to be active participants in all program activities, which will include seminar, workshops, lectures, and films.  We will also meet for one full Saturday this quarter, which may be a field trip or other program enrichment. teaching, American studies Susan Preciso Marla Elliott Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Susan Aurand and Evan Blackwell
Signature Required: Winter 
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter Throughout history, art has given physical form to our beliefs about our origins and nature, and to our efforts to correctly position ourselves in the cosmos. This program will examine how art embodies our cultural and individual myths, rituals and stories. We will study this historical function of art and explore it in our own lives through intensive studio work in painting and ceramics.  In the fall, students will develop technical skills in painting (using watercolor, acrylics and oils), in sculptural ceramics, and in mixed media sculpture. Students will be introduced to a variety of ceramic construction processes, clay and glaze materials, firing processes, and use of studio equipment. The class will consider the characteristics and allusions of clay in all its states as a sculptural and expressive medium. Students will advance their technical skills through weekly skill workshops and assignments. In addition, each student will create a series of two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional artworks exploring a personal theme related to myth, ritual or story. In winter, the class will further develop and build on much of the work we started in the fall. We will continue to study myths, rituals and stories and examine how cultural context affects meaning in different forms of expression. Students will expand the conceptual basis of their work as they continue to explore and build skills in both painting and ceramics. Nonconventional approaches and methods of manufacture and installation in both painting and ceramic sculpture will be encouraged. Winter quarter will culminate with individual theme projects and presentation of student work. Students entering the program must have a solid background in representational drawing (including perspective, shading, and preferably some prior experience in figure drawing), but no prior experience in ceramics or painting is required.  The program is designed for students who have a strong work ethic and self-discipline. The program will function as a working community of artists. Students will be expected to work intensively in the campus studios and to be engaged and supportive of their peers. studio arts, arts education, art history, arts management, and writing for the arts. Susan Aurand Evan Blackwell Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Lisa Sweet, Andrew Reece and Rita Pougiales
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter Making meaning of our lives and the world we inhabit is the essence of being human. Through knowledge, stories and images, we manifest what it is we hold most sacred and essential in our lives. Religion, through its liturgy, music and imagery, reflects what a people hold to be essentially human. Our work will address questions like the following: What are the fundamental mysteries humans address through religious practice and expression? What are the stories being told through artistic and written material? What is the experience of the artist creating sacred images? What are the meanings that have endured over centuries? How is it that sacred images and texts provide direction for us? Our inquiry into meaning-making will center on Christianity, one religious tradition that has been a wellspring for expressions of spiritual and moral meaning, as well as a source of insight and understanding that has inspired magnificent artistic creations and sacred texts. In fall and winter, we focus on the first thirteen centuries of the tradition, from the life of Christ to the end of the Medieval period, during which the story of Christ's life, death and resurrection helped transform the Roman Empire into Europe and "the West." During this time, Christians, like Muslims and Jews a "people of the Book," gave the world some of its most inspired, and inspiring, books: the New Testament, the works of Anselm and Augustine, Dante's , and others, which will form part of our curriculum. The role of images in religious practice will form another part of our study. We'll consider the functions of icons, reliquaries, church architecture and devotional images, created solely to express and link us to the sacred. We'll consider the strategies image-makers employed to interpret scripture and early theology, as well as the anxieties and iconoclasms provoked by images that attempt to depict God. Through readings, seminars and lectures, we'll explore the history of images and objects made before the the concept of "Art" as we understand it today was established.In spring, the focus on the history and culture of Christianity through the 14th century will be directed toward more focused topics addressing meaning-making and Christianity. Students will have the option of continuing in the program in one of the following focused, full-time disciplines or themes: recent developments in theology and philosophy (Andrew), communities of faith (Rita), or studio-practice in printmaking (Lisa). Spring components of the program will be open to both continuing and newly enrolled students. medieval history, religious studies, art history and community studies. Lisa Sweet Andrew Reece Rita Pougiales Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Rita Pougiales
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring “Communities of faith” are those groups of people who are dedicated to one another and to seeking the good. We will approach “faith” as a commitment to a good that can be illusive and hard to grasp, yet represents what Paul Tillich describes as an “ultimate concern.”  Faith, as such, is a matter of trust in the process of seeking that ultimate concern.  Faith, understood in this way, cuts across all dimensions of our society including those committed to political, environmental, educational, and spiritual ends.We are particularly interested in the means by which members of religious communities embody their faith and beliefs.  Our study will be largely ethnographic, looking in depth at the rituals, devotions, and practices of faith communities. In particular, we will focus on those practices that depend on the body for expression, movement and sound. Such practices are not only reflections of faith, they also expand its experience and meaning. We will look at the cultural practices, experiences and shared expectations of members of communities of faith, and attempt to understand what is meaningful for them.  We will be guided in our study of “faith” by Tillich’s and additional readings by authors Karen Armstrong and Richard Niebuhr. We will delve into the nature of communities through ethnographic and historical case studies including a medieval religious community led by Hildegard of Bingen, Orthodox fire-walking communities in rural Greece and Maine, and a contemporary Catholic convent in Mexico. In addition to these studies, each student will conduct her or his own research on a particular community of faith. religious studies and community studies. Rita Pougiales Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Lisa Sweet
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring This program continues work from fall and winter. This quarter we will examine the production and function of printed images in early modern Christian religious culture through readings, seminars, and developing skills with basic woodcut printmaking techniques.  Linking theory to our artistic practice, we’ll address issues including, iconoclasm, the relationship between text and images in religious practice,  image makers’ roles as translators and interpreters of scripture and religious tradition, the human desire for and anxiety about religious imagery, and we’ll explore the paradox of visually depicting that which is invisible and inexpressible.  Students should expect to spend about 70% of their time working in the printmaking studio on assignments, and 30% of their time studying assigned texts. The program will include a significant writing component synthesizing and integrating ideas covered in . Because this program is a continuation of the fall and winter themes addressed in , .  New students are welcome, but should have some existing familiarity with academic studies of Christian theology, history and/or medieval art appreciation in order to thrive in the program.  Lisa Sweet Mon Tue Thu Fri Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Andrew Reece
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring Can we know God?  Or, for that matter, does such a being exist, and, if so, how do we relate to it (or Her, or Him)?  What is the distinction between faith and reason?  Between philosophy and theology?  Morality and religion?  How can one live a life of intellectual and moral integrity and a life of faith?  Do the two imply one another, or are they in conflict?  These are the central questions of this program, and in our inquiry we will raise many more, about belief, dogma, doubt, divinity, language, ritual, and meaning-making.  Our ability to raise, refine, and resolve these questions will be strengthened by our study of classic texts in the philosophy of religion from authors including Anselm, Aquinas, Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Martin Buber, and Paul Tillich.  This program was originally planned as the third quarter of the program, which was a study of the Christian movement from its origins in Judaism and Greco-Roman culture to the time of Dante.  Partly for that reason, the authors selected are Christian and Jewish; however, this is a study not of apologetic theology but of philosophy of religion.  That is, the theories we will encounter do not necessarily defend a particular religious perspective, nor do they demand from readers extensive familiarity with scripture.  The points of view they share are not limited to those who share their faiths. Reading, discussion, and writing will be our sole modes of inquiry, and we will go about them with a level of seriousness and intensity that cannot be understated.  Students will participate in book seminars and writing seminars on every text, and they will respond to every text in essays.  Peer review and revision will also be a significant component of our work together.       Andrew Reece Mon Tue Thu Fri Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Robert Knapp, Suzanne Simons and Helena Meyer-Knapp
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 12, 16 12 16 Day, Evening and Weekend S 12Spring This program will explore the idea and the experience of beauty. Our thesis is that the sense of beauty has many facets, which different cultures recognize and value differently. Individual preferences also differ, always under the influence of powerful, shared traditions of beauty. We will dramatize and investigate this by paying extensive attention to three traditions in which the faculty have professional expertise—Iran, Japan and Britain. Significant differences between these traditions and between individual student and faculty experiences in the American context will be a major occasion of collaborative and individual learning.Most class meetings will put students in the presence of beautiful art, writing, film, architecture or music; readings and seminars in criticism and cultural history and analytical and expressive writing assignments will help students develop authentic ways to articulate their descriptions and judgments. The work will lead to a major concluding project on an individually chosen instance of beauty. Students will acquire both a fuller understanding of the variety of ways one can encounter beauty, and of ways to document, appreciate and evaluate the experiences of beauty that occur.The program has two levels of enrollment: all students will meet one night per week and every Saturday for a coordinated program of lectures, seminars, films and workshops. 16-unit students will also prepare for and take two two-day visits to cultural cultural resources in Northwest cities, to be in the immediate presence of beautiful things which can come only second-hand to campus. design, art history, cultural studies, education, world history, architecture and visual arts. Robert Knapp Suzanne Simons Helena Meyer-Knapp Wed Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Karen Gaul
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Day Su 12Summer Session I India holds a fascination for many of us. Yet, whatever we may think we know about this region, the South Asian subcontinent is one of the most rapidly changing areas of the world.Novels and films offer rich windows into particular realities of life in India. In this program, we will read novels and short stories by some leading South Asian writers such as Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, Rohinton Mistry, Aravind Ardiga, and others. We will also view a variety of commercial as well as ethnographic films made by Indian filmmakers.We will use ethnographic approaches to analyze these literary and filmic portrayals of Indian culture, examining gender, class and caste relations, religious conflict, and political struggle in urban and rural settings. Case studies of particular urban and rural areas will enable us to narrow our focus and gain a more specific understanding of cultural dynamics at play.We will examine the narratives of these materials as both potential sources of and rebuttals to stereotypes about Indian culture. And we will consider the media themselves, examining issues of representation, translation, interpretation, and voice. This program will be a great introduction to contemporary and historical India through the lenses of ethnography, literature, and film. Karen Gaul Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Nancy Koppelman
  Contract JR–SRJunior - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter Individual study offers the advanced, highly disciplined student the opportunity to pursue a self-directed and self-constructed syllabus. The work may be completely academic in nature, or may be combined with an internship. Students interested in pursuing such work in American Studies are invited to contact me. I specialize in American history before 1920, particularly social history, industrialization, economic history, American literature, popular culture, pragmatism, and the history of technology, and how all these topics intersect with ethical concerns of the modern era. I am interested in working with students who want to study American history and culture in an effort to understand contemporary social, cultural, and political concerns. (Students interested in this offering are also encouraged to consider enrolling in , where they can pursue a major independent project as part of an ongoing learning community.) Students with a lively sense of self-direction, discipline, and intellectual curiosity are encouraged to contact me via e-mail at koppelmn@evergreen.edu. Nancy Koppelman Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Ben Kamen
Signature Required: Spring 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring Students interested in advanced independent work in experimental music, electronic music, interactive/mechatronic art, and music composition may contact the faculty with proposals for spring contracts.  Students should have prior college level experience in the area they wish to explore. Contract proposals should include both creative and research components. Ben Kamen Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Eric Stein
Signature Required: Winter 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter Individual Studies offers opportunities for intermediate to advanced students to create their own course of study and research. Eric will sponsor student research, reading, and internships in anthropology and history, especially work related to Southeast Asia, medical anthropology, medical history, material culture, museum studies, nationalism, colonialism, gender, power, or immigration. Eric Stein Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
David McAvity
Signature Required: Winter 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 8 08 Day W 12Winter David McAvity Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Christopher Coughenour
Signature Required: Winter 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter Coasts are among the most dynamic geological regimes on our planet.  A wide array of physical and biological processes shape the interface where seas meet continents.  In this contract offering, students will have the opportunity to explore several of the important physical processes of their choosing that are responsible for phenomena such as gravity waves, tides, estuarine circulation, sediment kinematics and dynamics, and the role of antecedent geology in shaping marginal marine systems.  The ultimate goal of the contract is to provide familiarity with the vocabulary and methods of the science and to foster an understanding of some of the fundamental processes that define coasts around the Pacific Northwest and the world.  This work may also incorporate a field research component, upon discussion with faculty. Christopher Coughenour Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Erik Thuesen
Signature Required: Fall 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall Erik Thuesen Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Samuel Schrager
Signature Required: Winter 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter This Individual Studies offering is for students with some fieldwork experience who want to undertake more advanced ethnographic study about persons, a group, an organization, a community, or a place. The focus can be on any topics meaningful to those involved in the study--for instance, cultural identity, oral history, values, traditions, equality, and everyday life. Sam will provide guidance on ethnographic method (including documentation, interpretation, and ethics) and on creative non-fiction writing for a final paper about the study. An internship or volunteer work can be linked to the project. (Students interested in this offering are also encouraged to consider enrolling in , where they can pursue a major independent project of this kind as part of an ongoing learning community.) Samuel Schrager Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Andrew Buchman
Signature Required: Winter 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter Please send me a preliminary proposal via email and I'll help you shape it.  I often recommend projects that combine some research (on an artist or style) with some creative work (a thematic portfolio or series of songs), with some technical practice (on an instrument or in a medium or style). Internships and travel/study projects are also welcome.  I'm especially interested in students who work in more than one artistic discipline intensively; for instance, music and visual art.  Drafting academic statements and investigating careers--vital parts of designing your own education--can also be credit-bearing activities. Andrew Buchman Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Gail Tremblay
Signature Required: Spring 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring In the fields listed, Gail Tremblay offers opportunities for intermediate and advanced students to create their own course of study, creative practice and research, including internships, community service and study abroad options. Prior to the beginning of the quarter, interested individual students or small groups of students must describe the work to be completed in an Individual Learning or Internship Contract. The faculty sponsor will support students wishing to do work that has 1) skills that the student wishes to learn, 2) a question to be answered, 3) a connection with others who have mastered a particular skill or asked a similar or related question, and 4) an outcome that matters. Areas of study other than those listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis. the arts, art history, literature and creative writing, especially poetry, and the humanities. Gail Tremblay Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Donald Morisato
Signature Required: Winter 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter Individual study offers students the opportunity to develop self-direction, to learn how to manage a personal project, and to focus on unique combinations of interesting topics.  Students are invited to submit a proposal if they are interested in investigating one of the following areas in genetics and developmental biology:  molecular mechanisms of axis determination, pattern formation, embryogenesis, stem cells, gene regulation, and epigenetic inheritance.  In order to be successful, students should have a solid background in the principles of molecular biology and be able to work independently. Donald Morisato Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Zoltan Grossman
Signature Required: Winter 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day and Weekend W 12Winter Individual study offers 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. Students interested in a self-directed project, research or internship in Geography (including World Geography), Native American and World Indigenous Peoples Studies, or social movements should contact the faculty by email at . Zoltan Grossman Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Abir Biswas
Signature Required: Fall 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall W 12Winter In the fields of geology, geochemistry, earth science, hydrology, GIS, and biogeochemistry, Abir Biswas offers opportunities for students to create their own course of study, creative practice and research, including internships, community service and study abroad options. Prior to the beginning of the quarter, interested individual students or small groups of students must describe the work to be completed in an Individual Learning or Internship Contract. The faculty sponsor will support students wishing to do work that has 1) skills that the student wishes to learn, 2) a question to be answered, 3) a time-line with expected deadlines, and 4) proposed deliverables. Areas of study other than those listed will be considered on a case-by-case basis.Self-directed and disciplined students with intellectual curiosity are strongly encouraged to apply. Abir Biswas Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Robert Smurr
Signature Required: Winter 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter Individual study offers 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. Students interested in a self-directed project, research or internship in the fields of European history or cultural studies should present a well conceived contract proposal to Rob Smurr.Students with a lively sense of self-direction, discipline, and intellectual curiosity are strongly encouraged to apply. Robert Smurr Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Kevin Francis
Signature Required: Winter 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter Students may propose internships or individual learning contracts in history of science, history of medicine, ecology and evolutionary biology, or environmental studies. Note that successful 16-credit contracts involve significant reading (200-400 pages, depending on the type of material) and writing (5 pages minimum) each week; contracts for fewer credits will have proportionate expectations. Kevin Francis Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Ariel Goldberger
Signature Required: Winter 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day and Weekend W 12Winter Individual study offers 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. Students interested in a self-directed project, research or internship in the humanities, consciousness studies, or projects that include arts, travel or interdisciplinary pursuits are invited to present a proposal to Ariel Goldberger. Students with a lively sense of self-direction, discipline, and intellectual curiosity are strongly encouraged to apply. humanities, arts, social sciences, interdisciplinary fields, and consciousness studies. Ariel Goldberger Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Harumi Moruzzi
Signature Required: Spring 
  Contract FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 12, 16 12 16 Day S 12Spring This Individual Study offers opportunities for students who are interested in creating their own courses of study and research, including internship and study abroad. Possible areas of study are Japanese studies, cultural studies, literature, art and film. Interested students should first contact the faculty via e-mail (moruzzih@evergreen.edu) before the Academic Fair for spring quarter. Japanese studies, cultural studies, international studies, literature and film studies. Harumi Moruzzi Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Peter Impara
Signature Required: Winter 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter Landscape ecology approaches ecological patterns and processes at broad spatial and temporal scales. Students interested in broad-scale spatial analysis of ecosystems as a contract option should have some experience in field data collection, spatial analysis, GIS, and ecological research. A previously determined area of study or focus is recommended.Students interested in spatial analysis of ecological and environmental patterns and processes at landscape scales for winter quarter should contact me in late fall quarter. Contracts should include a mix of research, data collection, spatial analysis and GIS, and a summary of results in a written report. Internships will be sponsored as long as the internship is focused on broad-scale ecological work and the supervisor is able to oversee work in spatial analysis. Peter Impara Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Brian Walter
Signature Required: Fall 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Day F 11 Fall Individual study offers students the opportunity to develop self-direction, to learn how to manage a personal project, and/or to learn how to learn technical material outside of the classroom.  Students interested in a self-directed project, research, or course of study in Mathematics or Computer Science are invited to present a proposal to Brian Walter.Students with a lively sense of self-direction, discipline, and intellectual curiosity are strongly encouraged to apply. mathematics, computer science Brian Walter Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Brian Walter
Signature Required: Spring 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Day S 12Spring Individual study offers students the opportunity to develop self-direction, to learn how to manage a personal project, and/or to learn how to learn technical material outside of the classroom.  Students interested in a self-directed project, research, or course of study in Mathematics or Computer Science are invited to present a proposal to Brian Walter.Students with a lively sense of self-direction, discipline, and intellectual curiosity are strongly encouraged to apply. mathematics, computer science Brian Walter Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Rachel Hastings
Signature Required: Fall 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Day F 11 Fall Individual study offers students the opportunity to develop self-direction, to learn how to manage a personal project, and/or to learn how to learn technical material outside of the classroom.  Students interested in a self-directed project or course of study in Mathematics or theoretical Linguistics are invited to present a proposal to Rachel Hastings.Students will need to have background appropriate to their goals and be able to work very independently.  Contracts in upper-division mathematics or in areas of linguistic theory such as syntax, semantics, or phonetics will be considered.  Group contracts are encouraged. Rachel Hastings Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Anne Fischel
Signature Required: Spring 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring The faculty is prepared to support student learning in media theory, community studies, documentary work, or work with organizations and groups, either on a project or through internships. Proposals to work on nonfiction media projects will also be considered if you have prior coursework and/or production experience. media, journalism, community education, community organizing Anne Fischel Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Frances V. Rains
Signature Required: Spring 
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring Individual study offers 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.  Students interested in a self-directed project or research in Native American History, Native American Sovereignty, Climate Change or Environmental Studies related to Native Americans, First Nations or Indigenous Peoples should contact the faculty by email at . Frances V. Rains Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Kristina Ackley
Signature Required: Winter 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter Individual study offers 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. Students interested in a self-directed project, research or internship in Native American Studies should contact the faculty by email at ackleyk@evergreen.edu. Kristina Ackley Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Kristina Ackley
Signature Required: Spring 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring Individual study offers 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. Students interested in a self-directed project, research or internship in Native American Studies should contact the faculty by email at ackleyk@evergreen.edu. Kristina Ackley Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Ratna Roy
Signature Required: Winter 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter I am interested in working with students who wish to do independent work in the Performing Arts and the Humanities. I am broadly interested in the intersections between the social and the creative worlds, as my own creative work has explicitly dealt with this intersection. As well, since my Ph.D. is in African-American Literature, I am deeply interested in minority arts, be they defined by race, gender or sexual orientation, and whether they be in writing, or in the visual or performing arts.As an artist, I have concentrated in the world of choreography, in particular, in Orissi dance from India. A strong influence on my work has been the ancient mythologies of the Indian sub-continent, and the contemporary realities of neo-colonialism and its consequences.Students interested in working with me should submit an on-line Independent Study form, available at: Click on "Online Contract Process", create a contract, then submit it to me for my review. Ratna Roy Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Ratna Roy
Signature Required: Spring 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring I am interested in working with students who wish to do independent work in the Performing Arts and the Humanities. I am broadly interested in the intersections between the social and the creative worlds, as my own creative work has explicitly dealt with this intersection. As well, since my Ph.D. is in African-American Literature, I am deeply interested in minority arts, be they defined by race, gender or sexual orientation, and whether they be in writing, or in the visual or performing arts.As an artist, I have concentrated in the world of choreography, in particular, in Orissi dance from India. A strong influence on my work has been the ancient mythologies of the Indian sub-continent, and the contemporary realities of neo-colonialism and its consequences.Students interested in working with me should submit an on-line Independent Study form, available at: Click on "Online Contract Process", create a contract, then submit it to me for my review. Ratna Roy Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Leonard Schwartz
Signature Required: Winter 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter  contract proposals in the area of poetics for the winter quarter. This could include literary studies of modernist figures or examinations of avant-garde movements. It could also involve projects in literary theory, continental philosophy, or theories of language. Leonard Schwartz Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Leonard Schwartz
Signature Required: Spring 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring  contract proposals in the area of poetics for the winter quarter. This could include literary studies of modernist figures or examinations of avant-garde movements. It could also involve projects in literary theory, continental philosophy, or theories of language. Leonard Schwartz Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Anthony Zaragoza
Signature Required: Winter 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day, Evening and Weekend W 12Winter especially including political economy of racism, technology, and sports.   Anthony Zaragoza Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Jeanne Hahn
Signature Required: Winter 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter Individual Studies offers opportunities for advanced students to create their own course of study and research. Prior to the beginning of the quarter, interested individual students must consult with Jeanne about their proposed projects. The project is then described in an Independent Learning Contract. She will sponsor student research and reading in political economy, U.S. history (especially the "Founding Period"), various topics in globalization, historical capitalism and contemporary India. political economy, U.S. history (esp. the "Founding Period"), topics on globalization, historical capitalism and contemporary India. Jeanne Hahn Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Peter Bohmer
Signature Required: Spring 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring This is an opportunity for advanced students to create their own course of study and research in political economy, social movements or related subjects.  The faculty sponsor will suppport students in carrying out studies in social movements, national or global; alternate economic systems, the 1930's, the 1960's, Latin American studies, Greece, political economy, radical and revolutionary theory; the contemporary economic crisis, poverty, racism and anti-racism, labor studies and labor history, U.S. foreign policy, Cuba, history of economic thought, the economics of inequalithy, immigration, or 20th and 21st century U.S. history. Peter Bohmer Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Heesoon Jun
Signature Required: Winter 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day and Evening W 12Winter Individual study offers 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. This is an opportunity for students interested in a self-directed project, research or internship in psychology. Students with a lively sense of self-direction, discipline, and intellectual curiosity are strongly encouraged to apply. Heesoon Jun Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Heesoon Jun
Signature Required: Spring 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day and Evening S 12Spring Individual study offers 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. This is an opportunity for students interested in a self-directed project, research or internship in psychology. Students with a lively sense of self-direction, discipline, and intellectual curiosity are strongly encouraged to apply. Heesoon Jun Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Walter Grodzik
Signature Required: Winter 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter 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 Winter Winter
Patricia Krafcik
Signature Required: Winter 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter Individual study offers 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. Students interested in exploring topics among the faculty sponsor's areas of knowledge (Russian/Slavic literatures and folklore, Christianity studies, and music) are invited to contact the faculty with proposals for individual learning contracts.  Patricia Krafcik Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Rose Jang
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter Individual study offers 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. Students interested in a self-directed project, research or internship in the fields of theatre or China studies, students with a lively sense of self-direction, discipline, and intellectual curiosity are strongly encouraged to apply. Rose Jang Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Ariel Goldberger
Signature Required: Spring 
  Contract FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring Individual study offers 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. Students interested in a self-directed project, research or internship in the humanities, consciousness studies, or projects that include arts, travel or interdisciplinary pursuits are invited to present a proposal to Ariel Goldberger.Students with a lively sense of self-direction, discipline, and intellectual curiosity are strongly encouraged to apply. Ariel Goldberger Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Jennifer Gerend
Signature Required: Winter 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter Individual Studies offers opportunities for advanced students to create their own course of study and research. Prior to the beginning of the quarter, interested individual students may consult with faculty about their proposed projects or internships. The project is then described in an Independent Learning Contract. Students interested in urban planning, community and economic development, historic preservation, urban design, and urban history are encouraged to apply. Jennifer Gerend Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Jennifer Gerend
Signature Required: Spring 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring Individual Studies offers opportunities for advanced students to create their own course of study and research. Prior to the beginning of the quarter, interested individual students may consult with faculty about their proposed projects or internships. The project is then described in an Independent Learning Contract. Students interested in urban planning, community and economic development, historic preservation, urban design, and urban history are encouraged to apply. Jennifer Gerend Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
John Filmer
Signature Required: Spring 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring This is not a course!  There is no classroom!Individual Learning Contracts require students to take full responsibility for their learning, including a bibliography, the design of the syllabus, and learning schedule. The faculty sponsor merely acts as an educational manager and not as a tutor.Individual Learning Contracts traditionally offer students an opportunity to do advanced study in areas that are not usually possible through regular programs or courses at Evergreen and in which they already have established skills and/or background. Internships provide a different opportunity to apply prior learning but in this case, with the intent of developing applicational skills and people skills rather than focusing solely on advanced study or research.John welcomes the opportunity to work with students interested in maritime studies including history, geography, sociology, literature and navigation and the technology of sailing vessels. He also can prove of great value to students interested in business and non-profit development, organizational management, project management, international business, financial analysis, international trade, maritime commerce, economics, intermodal transportation and seaport management. John also sponsors business and non-profit internships, legislative internships and internships with state and federal government agencies, port authorities, maritime and merchant marine firms, freight forwarders and other private sector organizations, including banks and financial houses. agency administration, business, economics, leadership,  management, maritime and seaport studies, and U.S. history. John Filmer Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Toska Olson
Signature Required: Winter 
  Contract SO–SRSophomore - Senior 16 16 Day W 12Winter Individual study offers 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. Students interested in a self-directed project, research or internship in sociology or gender studies are encouraged to apply. Successful students will be self-motivated, disciplined, and eager to engage in rigorous independent study. Toska Olson Wed Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
EJ Zita and Mark Harrison
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day S 12Spring What motivates and facilitates creativity, discovery, and invention, in arts and in sciences? To what extent do scientists and artists work within traditional practices or bodies of knowledge, and how do they move beyond and expand standard models or forms to achieve true innovation?What are the roles of community, genius, luck, plain hard work, and being in the right place in the right time in history? Are certain resources prerequisite, or is creativity truly democratic? Can any patterns be discerned in revolutions in science? In art? What qualifies as a revolution or innovation? We will explore questions such as these by reading (and sometimes staging) plays, fiction, philosophy, and nonfiction about arts and sciences. We will learn about the advent and development of the moving image. Students may, individually or in teams, explore and present special cases of particular interest to them, as research projects. Students will write short, thoughtful essays and responses to peers’ essays. We will learn some classical and modern physics (from dynamics to quantum mechanics and/or cosmology) using mostly conceptual methods. physics, performing and visual arts, teaching, sciences, and philosophy of science. EJ Zita Mark Harrison Mon Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Diego de Acosta
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 16 16 Day F 11 Fall<