field studies

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

Evergreen provides many opportunities for in-depth learning through fieldwork.

In social sciences such as psychology, sociology, or anthropology, you can learn to be a participant observer in the process of conducting ethnographic interviews.

In the sciences, you can learn to conduct field science in ecology at the advanced undergraduate level. Trips to local and remote locations provide the backdrop for independent and group research projects in a number of environmental studies fields.

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 2018–19
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Analyzing the World with Math and Science FR-SO
  • Spring
16
Birds: Inside and Out JR-SR
  • Winter
16
Ecology of Harmful Algal Blooms SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Environmental Analysis SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Forests and Farms: The Systems that Sustain Us FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Invertebrate Zoology JR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Riding the Carbon Cycle from the Mountains to the Sea SO-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Social Entrepreneurship and Development: Management, Sustainability and Finance FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
8
Student-Originated Studies: Community-Based Learning and Action (CCBLA) SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Student-Originated Studies: Environmental Community-Based Learning and Action JR-SR
  • Spring
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Summer
16
Symbiosis JR-SR
  • Spring
16
Teachings of the Tree People: Culture Matters FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
The Fungal Kingdom JR-SR
  • Fall
16
Planned offerings for 2019–20
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Marine Environments JR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Movements and Migrations: Sustainable South Asia SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Picturing Plants JR-SR
  • Spring
16