2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Student-Originated Studies: Collaborative Projects in the Arts and Society


Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 quarters

Walter Grodzik theater
Fields of Study
community studies, law and government policy and theater
Preparatory for studies or careers in
political activism, performing arts, business, and community service.

This SOS program provides an opportunity for students to work on larger, highly-collaborative projects that require a multiplicity of skills and knowledge that an individual may not possess on their own. In this two-quarter program, students will form their own learning communities in order to work collectively and collaboratively on a project of common interest. For example, students could organize as political activists and work for a political campaign or on a political issue, rehearse and perform a play or musical, or write and produce a film.  Students could also create a business plan and take steps to open their own business, write and perform a comedy sketch show, create an improv performance troupe, or contribute daily work to an ongoing charity such as Habitat for Humanity. There are countless possibilities limited only by one's interests and imagination.  The most important aspect in the selection of a project is the recognition that the size and scope of the work requires the commitment of more than one individual and is possible only with the creation of a learning community.  

Faculty will support student work through regular meetings, critiques and problem-solving discussions. The peer learning community will also provide support and direction for the various projects

Online Learning
No Required Online Learning
Greener Store
Offered During
Day, Evening and Weekend

Program Revisions

Date Revision
April 27th, 2012 New program added.