communication

Developing good communication skills is one of the fundamental goals of an Evergreen education. Writing and speaking are emphasized across the curriculum through multiple writing formats, small seminars, collaborative projects, and class presentations. In addition, if you wish to practice media-based communication skills, you have access to state-of-the-art sound recording and television studios, a thriving student-run newspaper, and an on-campus community radio station.

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
Activist, Student, Citizen. FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Advanced Topics in the Performing Arts: The Audition and the Actor SO-SR
  • Fall
16
China at the Crossroad of Tradition and Modernity FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Crafting Truth: Documentaries for Radio FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Critical Reasoning FR-SR
  • Winter
4
Emotional Intelligence and Organizational Behavior JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Experimental Ensemble Theatre Lab FR-SR
  • Summer
8
Grammar for Teachers FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Imagined Futures: Indigenous Speculative Fiction FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Inside Language FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Media Internships JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Mediaworks: Signifying Power and Difference on Screen(s) SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Photography, Digital SO-SR
  • Fall
4
Photography, Documentary SO-SR
  • Winter
4
PLE Document Writing FR-SR
  • Spring
4, 6, 8
PLE Document Writing FR-SR
  • Winter
4, 6, 8
PLE Document Writing FR-SR
  • Fall
4, 6, 8
Political Economy and Social Movements FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Public Speaking: Informing and Persuading FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Story Development and Writing for Film/Videos: Intensive FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Student-Originated Studies: Community-Based Work in a Challenging Time (CCBLA) SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
The Prison-Industrial Complex: Explorations in Social Psychology and Writing FR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
8
Therapy Through the Arts (daytime) FR-SR
  • Summer
8, 16
Therapy Through the Arts (evening) FR-SR
  • Summer
8, 16
Video Production Field Skills: Intensive FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Writing Beyond the Basics FR-SR
  • Summer
4, 8
Writing from Life FR-SR
  • Winter
4
Writing from Life FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Writing from Life FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Writing, Communication, and Leadership for the Common Good: Creating Change FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
12, 16
Planned offerings for 2018–19
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Advertising and Social Media JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Environmental and Social Justice Successes: How to Grow Hope in the Dark FR-SR
  • Winter
12
Future History: Indigenous Speculative Fiction FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Media Internships JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
14, 16
Mediaworks: Animation, Documentary and Experimental Approaches SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Photography: Beginning FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Photography: Digital FR-SR
  • Winter
4
Photography: Documentary SO-SR
  • Spring
4
PLE Document Writing FR-SR
  • Spring
4, 6, 8
PLE Document Writing FR-SR
  • Winter
4, 6, 8
PLE Document Writing FR-SR
  • Fall
4, 6, 8
Radio Practice and Politics SO-SR
  • Winter
8
The Authentic Self: Becoming an Instrument of Change JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
8, 12
Undergraduate Research and Projects in Critical and Creative Practices SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
0
Veterans' Next Mission: Crossing the Bridge Between Military and Academic Life FR-SR
  • Fall
2
Veterans' Next Mission: Crossing the Bridge Between Military and Academic Life (copy) FR-SR
  • Winter
2
Writing and Speaking in the Workplace and Beyond FR-SR
  • Fall
8
Writing from Life FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Writing from Life FR-SR
  • Winter
4
Writing from Life FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Writing Out Loud: Journalism and Personal Essay Writing SO-SR
  • Spring
12