political science

See political economy & political science 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
Activist, Student, Citizen. FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Alternatives and Resistance to Global Capitalism: Mexico, U.S., and Beyond SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Crime and Punishment (online) FR-SR
  • Summer
12
Ecological and Environmental Economics JR-SR
  • Fall
16
Environmental Problem Solving FR-SO
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Europe Since 1500 FR-SR
  • Summer
4, 6, 8
Feminist Jurisprudence SO-SR
  • Spring
16
From Black Liberation to Solidarity Economics: Social Movements in the Neoliberal Era FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Immigration and American Culture FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Independent Readings in the French Revolution FR-SR
  • Summer
4, 6, 8
Inventing the Citizen: The History of Political Action and its Limits SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Native Pathways Program: Rebuilding Native Nations: Strategies for Governance and Development (Olympia Hybrid) JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
9
Native Pathways Program: Rebuilding Native Nations: Strategies for Governance and Development (Olympia) JR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
12
Native Pathways Program: Rebuilding Native Nations: Strategies for Governance and Development (Peninsula) JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
12
Native Pathways Program: Rebuilding Native Nations: Strategies for Governance and Development (Quinault) JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
12
Native Pathways Program: Rebuilding Native Nations: Strategies for Governance and Development (Tacoma) JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
12
Olympia, Tacoma, Seattle, Portland: Researching Neoliberalism in Local Neighborhoods FR-SR
  • Summer
4, 8, 12, 16
Political Economy and Social Movements FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Politics and Aesthetics: Critical Theory and Critical Practice SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Reality Check: Indian Images and [Mis]Representations FR-SR
  • Winter
16
Shadow Wars and Global Governance SO-SR
  • Spring
16
The Price of Inequality: Politics, Economics, and Policy FR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
8
Undergraduate Research in the Humanities JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
0
Understanding the Economic Crisis: Vanishing Jobs, Shrinking Middle Class FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Viking Economics: Learning from Scandinavia FR-SR
  • Spring
8
Planned offerings for 2018–19
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Alternatives to Capitalism SO-SR
  • Spring
12, 16
Current Economic Issues and Social Movements FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Democracy and Free Speech SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Democracy and Free Speech SO-SR
  • Winter
16
Dimensions of Inequality: Social Science and Statistics SO-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
8, 12
Geopolitics, Energy, Economics, and Stewardship of the Pacific Northwest SO-SR
  • Spring
16
Measuring Fairness: Quantitative Approaches to Politics FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Native Pathways Program: Foundations for Sustainable Tribal Nations (Olympia) JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
12
Native Pathways Program: Foundations for Sustainable Tribal Nations (Peninsula) JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
12
Native Pathways Program: Foundations for Sustainable Tribal Nations (Quinault) JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
12
Native Pathways Program: Foundations for Sustainable Tribal Nations (Tacoma) JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
12
Political Ecology of Land: Urban Planning, Property Rights, and Land Stewardship JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Teachings of the Tree People: American Indian Culture FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Undergraduate Research in the Humanities JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
0