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 2018–19
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Alternatives in and to Capitalism: Hands-on from Cascadian Grain to Basque Cooperatives SO-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Current Economic Issues and Social Movements FR-SR
  • Spring
8, 16
Democracy and Free Speech SO-SR
  • Fall
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
Native Pathways Program: An Indigenous Approach to History (Olympia) JR-SR
  • Fall
12
Native Pathways Program: An Indigenous Approach to History (Peninsula) JR-SR
  • Fall
12
Native Pathways Program: An Indigenous Approach to History (Quinault) JR-SR
  • Fall
12
Native Pathways Program: An Indigenous Approach to History (Salish Sea Olympia Hybrid) JR-SR
  • Fall
12
Native Pathways Program: An Indigenous Approach to History (Tacoma) JR-SR
  • Fall
12
Native Pathways Program: Indigenous Sovereignty and Decolonization (Olympia) JR-SR
  • Winter
12
Native Pathways Program: Indigenous Sovereignty and Decolonization (Peninsula) JR-SR
  • Winter
12
Native Pathways Program: Indigenous Sovereignty and Decolonization (Quinault) JR-SR
  • Winter
12
Native Pathways Program: Indigenous Sovereignty and Decolonization (Salish Sea Olympia Hybrid) JR-SR
  • Winter
12
Native Pathways Program: Indigenous Sovereignty and Decolonization (Tacoma) JR-SR
  • Winter
12
Native Pathways Program: Prospering in a Postcolonial World (Olympia) JR-SR
  • Spring
12
Native Pathways Program: Prospering in a Postcolonial World (Peninsula) JR-SR
  • Spring
12
Native Pathways Program: Prospering in a Postcolonial World (Quinault) JR-SR
  • Spring
12
Native Pathways Program: Prospering in a Postcolonial World (Salish Sea Olympia Hybrid) JR-SR
  • Spring
12
Native Pathways Program: Prospering in a Postcolonial World (Tacoma) JR-SR
  • Spring
12
Political Ecology of Land: Urban Planning, Property Rights, and Land Stewardship JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Reality Check: Indian Images and [Mis]Representations FR-JR
  • Winter
16
Teachings of the Tree People: Culture Matters FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Undergraduate Research in the Humanities JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
0
Planned offerings for 2019–20
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Almighty God(s): Religion and Power in the Near and Middle East SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Ecological and Environmental Economics JR-SR
  • Winter
16
Political Economy and Social Movements SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Social Science Approaches to Solving Environmental Problems JR-SR
  • Spring
16