aesthetics

See philosophy for more about how this subject is taught at Evergreen.

How to Choose Your Path

You’ll choose what you study to earn a Bachelor’s degree that’s meaningful to you. Some students decide their programs as they go, while others chart their course in advance.

Aim for both breadth and depth; explore fields that may be related or that may seem very distant. You'll be surprised at what you discover.

If you're new to college, look for programs where you can gain a foundation, build key skills, and broaden your knowledge (FR only, FR-SO, or FR-SR).

If you already have a foundation in this field, look for programs with intermediate or advanced material (SO-SR, JR-SR, or FR-SR). These programs may include community-based learning and in-depth research. Some of these programs have specific prerequisites; check the description for details.

Talk to an academic advisor to get help figuring out what coursework is best for you.

Planned offerings for 2017–18
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Advanced Metal Project - Architectural Iron SO-SR
  • Fall
4
Awakening the Dreamer, Pursuing the Dream FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Barely Modern: Aesthetics and Philosophies of Disillusionment FR-SR
  • Spring
12, 16
Ceramic Art Practices: Exploring the Role of the Object SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Ceramics: Figuratively Speaking FR-SR
  • Fall
8
Countertextual Ecologies: Eco-Music FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Countertextual Ecologies: Eco-Poetics FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Countertextual Ecologies: Gastropoetics FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Countertextual Ecologies: Political Ecology FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Crafting Truth: Documentaries for Radio FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Creating Dance: Basic Technique, Theory, and Composition FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Experimental Ensemble Theatre Lab FR-SR
  • Summer
8
How to Do Things with Words: poiesis and praxis FR-SO
  • Spring
16
Images of Japan: Arts, Literature, and Cinema FR-SR
  • Spring
12, 16
Impossible Objects: Literature, Creative Writing, and Environmental Humanities FR-SR
  • Winter
16
Individual Study: Queer Studies, Performance SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Introduction to European Opera FR-SR
  • Summer
2, 4
Metalworking: An Introduction SO-SR
  • Winter
4
Metalworking: An Introduction SO-SR
  • Spring
4
Metalworking: An Introduction SO-SR
  • Fall
4
Music Intensive: Fundamentals of Music Theory FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Narrative Silences: Literature, Film, and Book Arts JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Photography: Summerwork FR-SR
  • Summer
8
Politics and Aesthetics: Critical Theory and Critical Practice SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Student-Originated Studies: how to do things with words JR-SR
  • Spring
16
Student-Originated Studies: Literary Arts Capstone JR-SR
  • Spring
16
Student-Originated Studies: Nature Poetry SO-SR
  • Fall
8
Studio Projects: Outside the Lines FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
The Art of Bronze : Creative Casting SO-SR
  • Spring
4
The Word in the Ear: Finnegans Wake and Other Experiments in Music and Language FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
8, 16
Theater and Dance Intensive: Performance Lab FR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Therapy Through the Arts (daytime) FR-SR
  • Summer
8, 16
Therapy Through the Arts (evening) FR-SR
  • Summer
8, 16
Visual Literacies FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Welded Metal Sculpture SO-SR
  • Winter
4
Writing the Unthinkable: Literary and Philosophical Imaginations FR-SO
  • Spring
16
Planned offerings for 2018–19
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Experiments in Text FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Gateways for Incarcerated Youth: Critical Literacy and Critical Numeracy SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Inscribing the Body: Embodiment and the Performance of Identity in Creative Writing FR-SR
  • Winter
4
Languages of Unsaying: Islam, Secularism, and American Poetry JR-SR
  • Spring
16
Nietzsche: The Wanderer and His Shadow JR-SR
  • Fall
12, 16
Shifting the Margins: Revolutionary Writing in Times of Crisis FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Studio Projects: Land and Sky FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
The Burden of Representation: Photography and What We Show SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Theory and Practice of Painting SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Visual Literacies FR-SR
  • Spring
4