This option is an opportunity for advanced work within the From the Earth program for a small number of Junior-Senior students with a strong academic background in one or a combination of the following: history, sociology, creative writing, literature, political economy, cultural studies, or critical race studies. Students with this background will participate in all of the activities, readings, and assignments of From the Earth: The History, Stories, and Social Justice of Farming in the U.S., but also be asked to complete longer and more in-depth assignments. These students will also act as peer mentors for the lower-division students in the class, and will have opportunities for ongoing critique on projects with program faculty.
Students wishing to join this program must demonstrate how they meet the prerequisites by providing a Faculty Evaluation and Self-Evaluation from a recent academic program, a list of the programs and courses completed at Evergreen (transfer students should submit a copy of their transcript), and an academic writing sample (a paper completed for another college-level course or program not less than 5 pages). Students must also include a brief (1 page, double-spaced) letter of introduction that addresses the following questions: How will your academic interests and experiences to date, including specific courses and programs, be complemented by the themes and ideas being explored in From the Earth? What type of preparation do you have for working independently on a large-scale project? What experiences do you have with peer mentoring?
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$275 fee for Fall for overnight and day field trips.