2013-14 Catalog

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Title   Offering Standing Credits Credits When F W S Su Description Preparatory Faculty Days Multiple Standings Start Quarters Open Quarters
Paul McCreary, Linda Gaffney, Carl Waluconis, Frances Solomon, Suzanne Simons, Arlen Speights, Barbara Laners, Peter Bacho, Jose Gomez, Gilda Sheppard and Tyrus Smith
  Program JR–SRJunior - Senior 16 16 Day and Evening F 13 Fall W 14Winter S 14Spring This year’s program takes a holistic approach to systemic change at the community level. Students will explore the roles and responsibilities of citizens in a representative democracy. We will focus on individual- and community-building practices based on literacy in humanities, social sciences, mathematics, science, media and technology. A major emphasis of this program will be the examination of how citizens effectively advocate and engage in activism to address pressing social, legal, economic and ecological problems. Students will be expected to demonstrate understanding, action and leadership in their areas of interest.During fall quarter, students will study historical notions of leadership and strategies employed to achieve social change through activism and advocacy in institutional and non-institutional settings. Students will reflect on their personal experiences and the world around them in order to understand how they may apply the insights, knowledge and skills to promote civic engagement and foster change.Winter's work will be based upon the foundations built in fall quarter. Students will identify, develop and explore models of advocacy and activism that have led to systemic change. They will enhance their knowledge of contemporary social movements, political interest groups, and scientific and legal advocacy. Students will work actively toward the application of this knowledge by developing collaborative action research projects.In spring quarter, students will join theory with practice, utilizing a variety of expansive methods, from writing to media, in order to demonstrate and communicate their perceptions and findings to a wider audience. They will present their collaborative research projects to the public. The information presented will be directed toward benefiting individual and community capacity as well as communicating a wider understanding of their findings to enhance their own lives, the lives of those in their community and the world that we all share. Paul McCreary Linda Gaffney Carl Waluconis Frances Solomon Suzanne Simons Arlen Speights Barbara Laners Peter Bacho Jose Gomez Gilda Sheppard Tyrus Smith Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Barbara Laners
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Day Su 14Summer 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. Barbara Laners Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Paul McCreary
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Day Su 14Summer Session I Each student will begin working where their current skill level is. Appropriate skill levels for the course include algebra, calculus, and any in between. We will directly confront the fears and phobias that many of us feel and help to move beyond those fears. All students will support each other and also receive tutoring help from other students in the class. Because different texts will be used for different students, please contact the instructor before purchasing a text.This course will count towards requirements for becoming elementary, middle, or high school teachers. Students registering for 4 credits will attend only Wednesday through Friday. Paul McCreary Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Sara Sunshine Campbell
  Course JR–SRJunior - Senior 4 04 Day Su 14Summer Session I This class focuses on the mathematical content knowledge teachers and parents need in order to teach elementary and middle school mathematics. Students will develop their content knowledge in number theory (base-ten and place value, whole number operations, fractions, fraction operations, factors and multiples, proportional reasoning) and Algebra (algebra as generalized arithmetic, algebraic manipulation, linear and non-linear functions). Through this mathematical content and an examination of the Common Core State Standards, students will develop their own mathematical thinking, reasoning, and justification skills. This program is appropriate for students who intend to enroll in The Evergreen State College Master in Teaching Program or other teacher education programs and current teachers and parents who wish to further develop their understanding of mathematics.  Sara Sunshine Campbell Tue Wed Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Tyrus Smith
  Course JR–SRJunior - Senior 4 04 Day Su 14Summer Session I This course will explore the interdisciplinary use of quantitative reasoning and statistics to analyze social and environmental issues and problems.  Course content will focus on increasing students understanding of quantitative research design, specifically the methods and procedures for data analysis and visual presentation of data. Within this context, students will demonstrate the ability to correctly calculate and interpret descriptive and inferential statistics. This includes learning how to select and apply appropriate statistical tests. The statistical tests introduced in this course include: Chi-Square, correlation and regression analysis. Student work will consist of in class workshops, take-home assignments and computer exercises. Tyrus Smith Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Gilda Sheppard and Carl Waluconis
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8, 16 08 16 Day and Evening Su 14Summer Full This program will explore the role that movement, visual art, music, and media can play in problem solving and in the resolution of internalized fear, conflicts, or blocks.  Through a variety of hands-on activities, field trips, readings, films/video, and guest speakers, students will discover sources of imagery, sound, and movement as tools to awaken their creative problem solving from two perspectives—as creator and viewer.  Students interested in human services, social sciences, media, humanities and education will find this course engaging. This course does not require any prerequisite art classes or training. Gilda Sheppard Carl Waluconis Mon Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Kelly Brown
  Program JR–SRJunior - Senior 8 08 Day Su 14Summer Full In this interactive and experiential class, students will develop an understanding of the impact that social-emotional distress has on how both children and adults interact with the world. During the first half of the program, students will explore ideas which look at what accounts for individual differences among people, why people might act in the ways in which they do, and why they might change. We will also explore cultural factors that increase and decrease psychological well-being in the USA. In the second half of the program, students will explore the skills and techniques needed to work with people in various interpersonal and clinical situations. Students will be able to apply their knowledge of various theories and techniques to case examples and other real-life scenarios. Kelly Brown Mon Thu Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Peter Bacho
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4, 8 04 08 Day Su 14Summer Full This class will focus on enhancing writing skills needed for communicating with academic and popular audiences. During the first session, students will study the art of composition, with an emphasis on improving writing projects typically associated with the effective dissemination of community resource materials, manuals, position papers, etc. Students will study the art of effective and accurate editing. Regarding the latter, students will edit an unedited version of a journal entry that is part of a novel – written by the Instructor – and published by the University of Hawai’i Press.During the second session, students will shift their focus to creative writing. They will create a credible protagonist, do a variety of effective creative writing exercises, and hold weekly readings of their work. Peter Bacho Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer