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Evening and Weekend Studies

Title   Offering Standing Credits Credits When F W S Su Description Preparatory Faculty Days Multiple Standings Start Quarters Open Quarters
Hirsh Diamant and Nancy Parkes
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 12 12 Evening and Weekend F 13 Fall W 14Winter Students in this interdisciplinary program, which continues from Fall quarter, will learn how to cultivate a “sense of wonder” while building skills as writers, activists, artists, and interdisciplinary scholars.  Our work will combine theory and practice as we delve into the rich areas of literature, cultural studies, writing, creative arts, contemplative practice, natural history, and environmental/outdoor education.  We will explore how we develop roots to the natural world and explore themes related to natural history literature, the Pacific Northwest, and global multicultural traditions that have intimate connections to place, family, education, and artistic practice. At the core of our inquiry will be the questions:  What enlivens culture?  What motivates change?  Working from a rich, interdisciplinary perspective, we will study what it means to be rooted to place and how place connects us to a deep sense of purpose and meaning through word and image, language and tradition, stories and activism, and education and scholarship. Highlights of Winter quarter will include a three day Lunar New Year and Tai Ji celebration and Community Service work in areas of students’ interests.  Hirsh Diamant Nancy Parkes Mon Wed Sat Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Susan Cummings
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring This course is designed to help students examine abnormal and normal behavior and experience along several dimensions. These dimensions include the historical and cultural influences in Western psychology, current views on abnormality and psychological health, cultural differences in the approach and treatment of psychopathology, and the role of healthy habitat in healthy mind. Traditional classification of psychopathology will be studied, including theories around etiology and treatment strategies. Non-traditional approaches will be examined including the role of eco-psychology in abnormal psychology. This course is a core course, required for pursuit of graduate studies in psychology. Susan Cummings Mon Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Emily Lardner
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall Evergreen students are expected to demonstrate integrative, independent, and critical thinking—that's one of the six expectations for graduates. Most often, students demonstrate their thinking in writing. The purpose of this course is to help you develop skills as a writer and thinker in academic programs across the curriculum. We will focus on critical components of academic writing, including skills related to working with ideas found in other writers' texts, whether those texts are books or articles or take some other form. We will explore preconceptions you have about what good writers do, investigate conventions for writing across academic fields, and practice a lot of writing. All levels welcome. Emily Lardner Mon Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Nancy Parkes
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 12 12 Evening and Weekend S 14Spring This 12-credit program, Advanced Writer's Workshop, is designed for 15 students who already have a foundation in writing fiction and/or creative non-fiction.  Through our writing, reading and review of film as a medium, we will examine and practice the craft of creating rich characters, vibrant scenes, and crisp dialogue.  During spring quarter, students will produce one memoir-based piece, a short story or novel chapter, and a “student choice” writing block.  We will concentrate on the craft of revision with each section of writing.  Students should also expect to spend significant additional time critiquing peer work outside the classroom. Nancy Parkes Mon Wed Sat Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Amadou Ba
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening Su 14Summer Session II Wolof is a language spoken in Senegal, West Africa. This class is an introduction to the Wolof language, culture and tradition. The class will put an emphasis on oral expression giving ample opportunities for student interaction through drills, exercises and role plays. Students will learn greetings, family relationships, and expressions for basic needs, as well as how to get by linguistically and culturally in various situations. Students will study the basic grammatical structure of the Wolof language and vocabulary.This class is appropriate for students who are interested in studying linguistics, learning a new language or traveling to West Africa.  Amadou Ba Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Janelle Campoverde
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Weekend F 13 Fall Accompanied by live drumming, we will learn dances originating in Africa and migrating to Brazil during slavery. We will dance to the driving, rapturous beat from Brazil known as samba. For the people of the villages surrounding Rio de Janeiro, samba is considered their most intense, unambivalent joy. In addition, we will dance and sing to contemporary cross-cultural beat from Bahia: Samba-Reggae and the Candomble religious dances of the Orixas. We will also learn dances from other regions of Brazil, such as Baiao, Frevo and Maracatu. Janelle Campoverde Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Janelle Campoverde
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Weekend W 14Winter Accompanied by live drumming, we will learn dances originating in Africa and migrating to Brazil during slavery. We will dance to the driving, rapturous beat from Brazil known as samba. For the people of the villages surrounding Rio de Janeiro, samba is considered their most intense, unambivalent joy. In addition, we will dance and sing to contemporary cross-cultural beat from Bahia: Samba-Reggae and the Candomble religious dances of the Orixas. We will also learn dances from other regions of Brazil, such as Baiao, Frevo and Maracatu. Janelle Campoverde Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Janelle Campoverde
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Weekend F 13 Fall Accompanied by live drumming, we will learn dances originating in Africa and migrating to Brazil during slavery. We will dance to the driving, rapturous beat from Brazil known as samba. For the people of the villages surrounding Rio de Janeiro, samba is considered their most intense, unambivalent joy. In addition, we will dance and sing to contemporary cross-cultural beat from Bahia: Samba-Reggae and the Candomble religious dances of the Orixas. We will also learn dances from other regions of Brazil, such as Baiao, Frevo and Maracatu. Janelle Campoverde Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Janelle Campoverde
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Weekend W 14Winter Accompanied by live drumming, we will learn dances originating in Africa and migrating to Brazil during slavery. We will dance to the driving, rapturous beat from Brazil known as samba. For the people of the villages surrounding Rio de Janeiro, samba is considered their most intense, unambivalent joy. In addition, we will dance and sing to contemporary cross-cultural beat from Bahia: Samba-Reggae and the Candomble religious dances of the Orixas. We will also learn dances from other regions of Brazil, such as Baiao, Frevo and Maracatu. Janelle Campoverde Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Stephanie Coontz
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Weekend S 14Spring This program explores changes in the social construction and cultural expectations of family life and intimate relations, from colonial times to the present. We begin by delving into the very different values and behaviors of colonial families and then trace changes in love, marriage, parenting, and family arrangements under the influence of the American Revolution and the spread of wage labor. We study the gender and sexual norms of the 19th century, including variation by race and class, then examine the changes pioneered in the early 20th century. We discuss the rise of the 1950s male breadwinner family and then follow its demise from the 1960s through the 1980s. We end the quarter by discussing new patterns of partnering and parenting in the past 30 years,Readings will be challenging, and there will be frequent writing assignments. All students are expected to complete all assignments and participate in workshops and seminar discussions. Credit depends upon consistent attendance and preparation and a demonstrated mastery of the subject matter.This class is excellent preparation for graduate work or professional employment in history, sociology, law, American studies, social work, and psychology. It provides needed context and background for people working in the social services or education. sociology, history, family studies, research, social work, teaching, family law and counseling. Stephanie Coontz Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Beth Schoenberg
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2, 4 02 04 Evening Su 14Summer Full This summer course offers continued study of American Sign Language for students who have completed two or three quarters.  Emphasis is on conversational skills, presentation of narratives, and receptive skills.  Non-manuals, use of space and directionality, depicting verbs, and narrative structure will be covered.  Students will work somewhat independently at their current level, and in small groups with others at their level.Students registering for ASL 3 should use CRNs 40007 (full session), 40008 (first session), or 40009 (second session).Students registering for ASL 4 should use CRNs 40010 (full session), 40011 (first session), or 40012 (second session). Beth Schoenberg Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Beth Schoenberg
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall W 14Winter S 14Spring The fall quarter introduction to American Sign Language uses conversational methods to introduce basic knowledge about American Sign Language and deaf people. Emphasis is upon acquisition of both language comprehension and production skills as well as Deaf culture and history with the goal that students be able to communicate with cultural competence. The course begins with visual readiness activities, then uses meaningful conversational contexts to introduce vocabulary, grammar, and culturally appropriate behaviors. Basic fingerspelling skills will also be practiced. Students will be invited to participate in local Deaf community events.  In winter quarter we will focus on building mastery of American Sign Language grammar skills, increasing vocabulary, and gaining a deeper knowledge and appreciation of Deaf culture. Spontaneous, interactive use of American Sign Language is stressed through discussion of events and activities, and the student will continue study of information related to everyday life experiences of deaf Americans and deaf people elsewhere in the world. Students will be invited to participate in local Deaf community events.  In spring quarter we will focus on grammatical features such as spatialization, directionality, and non-manual components. Intensive work in vocabulary development, receptive skills, production of narratives (storytelling), and continued study of Deaf culture are stressed. Students will be expected to participate in local Deaf community events. Beth Schoenberg Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall W 14Winter S 14Spring In this year-long sequence, students will learn to read and write in both classical and modern Arabic, the language spoken in all of the 22 Arab states and all Islamic countries.  (All Muslims are instructed to pray in Arabic.)  By the end of the year, students will be able to speak at a novice level.  The objectives are to continually increase vocabulary; to learn suffixes, pronouns, and verbs for personalization; to learn to conjugate verbs; and to recognize proper and inverted sentences as well as those starting with infinitive verbs and indefinite nouns.  Students are required to master verbs tenses, superlatives, sentence analyzing, and subject-verb agreement as well as all other areas of grammar.  Students will also learn some songs, short poems, and stories while studying Arabic culture and learning some conversational Arabic.  Yasmin Khattab Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall
Emilie Bess
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Weekend Su 14Summer Session II From parasites to pollinators, insects have shaped human society from the beginning. explores our intimate relationships with the bugs that we rely on and the bugs that we fear, the central role that insects play in our biosphere, and the unique adaptations that have led to their unparalleled diversity. This class introduces students to insect diversity and ecology, field techniques, and specimen preservation. Each full-day session includes outdoor field work. We learn to draw insects, emphasizing the importance of careful observation of morphology and behavior as learning tools. We also discuss the influence of insects on pop culture and modern society. Graphic arts, such as graphic story telling (e.g. comics), design of insect costumes, and other visual learning tools are integrated into student projects. Emilie Bess Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Mary Dean
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall Doing well while doing good is a challenge. Whereas some kind of help is the kind of help that helps, some kind of help we can do without. Gaining wisdom to know the paths of skillful helping of self and others is the focus of this four-credit course. We will explore knowing who we are, identifying caring as a moral attitude, relating wisely to others, maintaining trust, and working together to make change possible. Mary Dean Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Hirsh Diamant
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall All children enjoy singing, painting, and dancing, yet as we grow up this natural ability becomes suppressed and often lost.  This sequence of courses will reach out to the inner child in students and provide opportunities to support children in need of care and education in the community. Lectures, studio arts, research, field trips and volunteer work with children in the community will develop students’ competency as artists, parents, and educators. The course will examine practices of self-cultivation from Eastern and Western perspectives. The fall course is designed with a focus on children of preschool age.  Courses in winter and spring will focus on the elementary years and allow students to pursue further projects.Credit will be awarded in arts and human development. Hirsh Diamant Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Hirsh Diamant
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter All children enjoy singing, painting, and dancing, yet as we grow up this natural ability becomes suppressed and often lost.  This sequence of courses will reach out to the inner child in students and provide opportunities to support children in need of care and education in the community. Lectures, studio arts, research, field trips and volunteer work with children in the community will develop students’ competency as artists, parents, and educators. The course will examine practices of self-cultivation from Eastern and Western perspectives. The winter course is designed with a focus on children in their elementary years.  An additional course in spring will allow students to pursue further projects.Credit will be awarded in arts and human development. Hirsh Diamant Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Hirsh Diamant
  SOS FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring This opportunity for student-originated studies is designed for students who have taken one or both of the courses in fall and winter quarters and wish to further pursue the topics of those courses.  In the first week of the quarter, each student will submit their project proposal and then complete that project during the quarter. This proposal will be designed with input from the faculty member.All students will also participate in readings, classes, and on-line assignments in collaboration with other students.  A weekly class meeting will include seminars, workshops, and opportunities to share learning and project work.  Weekly on-line posts will highlight students' progress and learning. Students must attend and participate in all weekly sessions. Hirsh Diamant Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Zenaida Vergara
Signature Required: Fall  Winter  Spring 
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall W 14Winter S 14Spring This year-long sequence of courses introduces the subject of audio production and its relation to modern media.  Fall quarter will focus on analog mixers and magnetic recording with some work in digital editing. Main topics will include field recording, digital audio editing, microphone design and application, analog multi-track recording, and audio console signal flow.  Winter continues this work while starting to work with computer-based multitrack production. Additional topics will include acoustics, reverb, and digital effects processing.  In spring, additional topics will include sound design for film with sync sound production for dialogue, Foley, sound effects, and music composition. There will also be an interview-style production meant for radio broadcast.  In each quarter, students will have weekly reading assignments and weekly lab assignments outside of class time. Zenaida Vergara Wed Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Steve Blakeslee
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 8 08 Evening W 14Winter S 14Spring "Could a greater miracle take place," writes Henry David Thoreau, "than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?" This two-quarter program will approach autobiography (literally, "self-life-writing") as a powerful way to make sense of human experience, particularly in times, places, and social and political settings that differ from our own. In seminars, students will delve into the rich and intricate issues of memory, authority, persona, and truth that face every self-portraying writer. In "writing marathons," they will learn to write freely and fearlessly about their memories, thoughts, and emotions. Finally, students will develop substantial memoir-essays of their own. humanities and education. Steve Blakeslee Mon Wed Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter Spring
Dariush Khaleghi
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Weekend Su 14Summer Session II  Great leadership begins with self-transformation and awakening the leader within.  Our world is fragile and can no longer sustain poor and unethical leadership.  Remaining a bystander is not an option for us anymore.  There is an urgent need for conscious and principled leaders who are driven by a set of universal values, a strong moral compass, and a deep desire to build a global society and a sustainable world.  This course provides students with a chance to examine their passion for change, formulate their vision and mission, and build leadership capacity to enable others to take action. Students in this course will have the opportunity to reflect, collaborate, and learn through individual and group activities including self-evaluation, cases, seminars, and team projects.  Dariush Khaleghi Fri Fri Sat Sat Sun Sun Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Jehrin Alexandria
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Evening W 14Winter In this course, students will learn fundamentals of ballet and gain greater physical flexibility and coordination. In addition, we will practice floor barre, developmental movement therapy, Pilates and visualization exercises, and learn to apply them to achieve heightened awareness of self through movement both in and outside class. Jehrin Alexandria Mon Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Jehrin Alexandria
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Evening F 13 Fall In this course, students will learn fundamentals of ballet and gain greater physical flexibility and coordination. In addition, we will practice floor barre, developmental movement therapy, Pilates and visualization exercises, and learn to apply them to achieve heightened awareness of self through movement both in and outside class. Jehrin Alexandria Mon Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
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Jehrin Alexandria
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Evening S 14Spring In this course, students will learn fundamentals of ballet and gain greater physical flexibility and coordination. In addition, we will practice floor barre, developmental movement therapy, Pilates and visualization exercises, and learn to apply them to achieve heightened awareness of self through movement both in and outside class. Jehrin Alexandria Mon Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Amaia Martiartu
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Weekend S 14Spring The Basque Country is an ancient country the size of the Puget Sound region that sits between France and Spain. In this class we will explore Basque history, culture, and socio political movements including the Basque conflict. We will immerse ourselves in the prehistoric Basque language (Euskera) and learn about Mondragon, the largest worker owned industrial cooperative system in the world. Music, literature, art and gastronomy will be experienced and discussed in the class led by a native Basque from Mondragon. Amaia Martiartu Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Joli Sandoz and Gillies Malnarich
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 12 12 Evening and Weekend F 13 Fall W 14Winter S 14Spring "Placing yourself in the changing world is a worldchanging act," writes Edward C. Wolff, researcher and specialist in the natural history of global change.  In Building Resilient Communities we will learn the integrative skills needed to influence and adapt to change as we consider selected social and ecological paradoxes facing us and future generations. Program participants will have multiple opportunities to develop the habits of mind of analytic, creative, and resilient thinkers who take the time to formulate problems before seeking solutions and who work with others to create life-affirming choices.  Clear and thoughtful writing and opportunities to develop personal perspectives on cultivating a culture of resilience and community-building across significant differences will be essential components of our work together. Throughout the program, we will place ourselves in the swirl and mix of complex problems. Program participants will discover hidden dimensions of the "familiar" as we rely on close observation and current qualitative and quantitative research to help us first envision and then move toward communities in which all people thrive. Research in winter quarter will deepen our understanding of the challenges facing local communities and how government, non-profit organizations, and the "public" engage with them. Spring work will focus on dynamic community-building, including planning, decision-making, and collaborative action. Students in spring will also work through a complex problem of their choice, integrating theory and practice. In all program efforts, we will be especially attentive to the following lines of inquiry and their implications: how best to address inequities and complexity within community-building efforts, how to gather and use public information to serve the common good, and how to steer present change into a sustainable future. Joli Sandoz Gillies Malnarich Mon Wed Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Theresa Aragon and Lee Lyttle
  Program JR–SRJunior - Senior 16 16 Weekend F 13 Fall W 14Winter S 14Spring This year-long, weekend-intensive, business and management program will assess business, management, and leadership in both the public and private sectors.  We will explore these in the context of contemporary technological advances and globalization and will examine organizations and governmental agencies within their economic, political, and social environment.  Organizational development and management strategies will be analyzed in terms of current and future utility and the delivery of the public good.  Traditional elements of management such as decision making, strategic planning, organizational behavior, human resources, and conflict management are incorporated throughout the program.  Application of theory and enhancement of critical thinking will occur through problem solving and case study analyses.  Assignments will place a heavy emphasis on developing analytical, verbal, written, and electronic communication skills through dialogue, seminars, critical essays, training modules, research papers, and formal presentations.  Managerial skills will be developed through scenario building, scripting, role-play, and case development among other techniques.Winter quarter will focus on strategic management theory, policy analysis, and developing the ability to plan and execute a strategic plan. Learning objectives will include developing an understanding of basic finance, economic, and strategic management concepts.  Skill development objectives will include the ability to utilize analytical tools to assess a company’s or agency’s performance and to develop recommendations to ensure continued success in either sector. Spring quarter will focus on applying managerial skills and strategic management concepts and analytical tools in the workplace through internships.  Selected concepts in change management and managing people will be analyzed in terms of their utility in the workplace. Learning objectives will include developing an understanding of change management and of managing people.  Skill development objectives will include the ability to critique and apply people and change management concepts in the public or private sector workplace.Students will be accepted in the program for winter quarter with signature approval of the faculty. Theresa Aragon Lee Lyttle Sat Sun Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Thuy Vu
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring Success in international business and community development requires a certain level of proficiency in international trade, globalization, and intercultural communication. This course provides basic knowledge and skill training for potential entrepreneurs and managers in the areas of international business, communications, and finance. This course focuses on the international and community development aspect of business management, namely international trade, marketing, intercultural communication, globalization, and international organizations.Students in this course are expected to complete 10 hours of community service or in-service learning with a local business or community-based organization. Thuy Vu Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Thuy Vu
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter Success in business and community development requires a certain level of proficiency in economics, finance, and management. This course provides basic knowledge and skill training for potential entrepreneurs and managers in the areas of government public policies, business cycles, and community development. This course focuses on the macro aspect of business economics and management, namely macroeconomics, fiscal and monetary policies, national accounting, money and banking systems, and business organizational development.Students in this course are expected to complete 10 hours of community service or in-service learning with a local business or community-based organization. Thuy Vu Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Thuy Vu
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall Success in business and community development requires a certain level of proficiency in finance, economics, and management. This course provides basic knowledge and skill training for potential entrepreneurs and managers in the areas of business management, economics, and finance.  This course focuses on the micro aspect of business management, namely business planning, microeconomics, business finance, fund raising, and human resource management.Students in this course are expected to complete 10 hours of community service or in-service learning with a local business or community-based organization. Thuy Vu Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Allen Jenkins
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8, 12 08 12 Evening and Weekend F 13 Fall W 14Winter S 14Spring The Business Foundations program provides a functional overview of all phases of business, including ownership, marketing, personnel, accounting, finance, managerial controls, leadership, and the relationship of business to the ethical, economic, and social environment in which it operates.  Business Foundations provides students a window on global business: how the global marketplace operates and how a country’s customs, politics, and ethnicity affect business. The program is designed for business and non-business degree seeking students, current and future entrepreneurs, or anyone who wants a practical foundation in business. Winter’s studies will focus on Financial and Managerial Accounting Fundamentals. As the program continues in the spring quarter, students will continue to study finance, do independent study, and learn through a four-credit internship.Each quarter's specific topics are designed as foundations for students with no prior academic business background. The instructor will strive to teach the program in an engaging manner, using a mix of uncluttered reading materials, conversational language, and humor to introduce students to the essentials of business and management without sacrificing rigor or content.  We will use a real-world focus to illustrate fundamental concepts and employ case studies of companies whose products and services are familiar.The intent of the program is to provide a theoretical framework for the realities of starting, managing, and growing a small to medium size business.  Our goal is for students to gain insight into the operational, legal, financial, ethical, and practical challenges associated with running a business.  We will explore how organizations are legally and financially defined, what is unique about them, and the advantages and disadvantages of each type.  The program uses seminar, case studies, simulations, guest speakers, discussions, assignments, self-study, and an internship to integrate classroom knowledge with current best practices, protocols, and cultural aspects of doing business in today's global, diverse economies. Allen Jenkins Wed Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Natividad Valdez
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Weekend Su 14Summer Session I Students will learn about the legal system including sources of law, the framework of the U.S. court system, and legal considerations with the current economy. The class will explore intellectual property (trade secrets/patents) in business, the employer-employee relationship, contracts, and how to apply current law to popular conflicts. The course will also review antitrust laws/considerations and retirement plans. Natividad Valdez Sat Sun Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Allen Mauney
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Evening and Weekend Su 14Summer Session II This program focuses on integral and multi-variable calculus. The definite integral will be motivated by calculating areas and defined in terms of limits. The connection between differential and integral calculus will be made via the FTC. All basic techniques of integration will be studied with emphasis on using definite integrals to answer questions from geometry and physics. Polar and parametric functions and series will be briefly covered. Vectors, gradients, and multiple integrals will be the focus of the second half of the class. There is a significant online component to the class. Calc 1 is required. Allen Mauney Mon Wed Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Allen Mauney
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter This class continues the calculus sequence after Calculus I. The main focus of the class will be on applications of the integral, especially on problems from the physical sciences. The definite integral will be defined intuitively as the area under a curve and rigorously as the limit of partial sums. Techniques of anti-differentiation including u-substitution, parts, trigonometric integrals, trigonometric substitutions, and partial fraction decompostition will be thoroughly covered. Additional topics will include polar coordinates and parametric functions. Allen Mauney Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring This class will apply the derivative and integral to phenomena best modeled by vector and multi-variable functions. The derivative will be used to determine motion in space, and the partial derivative will be used to calculate gradients. Vector-valued and parametrically defined functions will be used to approach problems in a way very well suited to questions in the physical sciences. Some geometry will be covered using the dot and cross products. Taylor series will be used to approximate and represent functions. Students will do online work, solve problems collaboratively, and write exams.  Allen Mauney Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring
Aisha Harrison
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening Su 14Summer Session I In this all levels course we will work on capturing an expression/presence with a portrait bust.  Our goal will be to make a fairly realistic bust using photographs or a mirror as a basis for the sculpture. With a variety of helpful three dimensional aides, handouts, and demos, students will learn the planes of the face, the basic anatomy of the head and neck, and will work to sculpt the features to give the bust a sense of presence. We will use a basic solid building construction method utilizing a steel pipe armature. We will consider textural, fired, and cold surface treatments to finish the pieces.  Aisha Harrison Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Aisha Harrison
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter In this class students will explore the sculptural and design potential of functional ceramic forms. Topics discussed will include elements of design, historical and cultural significances of functional forms, and integration of surface and form. Techniques will include wheel throwing, alteration of thrown forms, piecing parts to make complex or larger forms, and creating hand-built accoutrements. Aisha Harrison Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Aisha Harrison
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall In this class students will explore the sculptural and design potential of functional ceramic forms. Topics discussed will include elements of design, historical and cultural significances of functional forms, and integration of surface and form. Techniques will include wheel throwing, alteration of thrown forms, piecing parts to make complex or larger forms, and creating hand-built accoutrements. Aisha Harrison Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Aisha Harrison
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring In this class students will sharpen their observation skills by rendering the human form using a live model. Topics discussed will include the ethics of using the human form in art, determining if a figure is needed in a work, and the implications of using a partial or whole body. Skills covered include construction of armatures, sculpting around an armature with solid clay, hollowing and reconstruction, and techniques for sculpting problematic areas like heads, hands, and feet. A variety of surface options will also be covered including fired and room temperature glaze. Aisha Harrison Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Lin Crowley
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter This course is designed for students who have some prior experience in Chinese language and know the use of Chinese pinyin system. The course will begin with a review and assessment from which the starting points for new learning will be determined. The emphasis is placed on continued introduction of standard Mandarin Chinese listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing, with special attention to the building of useful vocabularies through interactive practice and small group activities. Learning activities may also include speaker presentations and field trips. The class is fast-paced with use of internet and computerized software to accelerate the learning. Chinese history and culture will be included as it relates to each language lesson. The course is highly recommended for those who want to take part in the summer Chinese travel study program. Lin Crowley Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Lin Crowley
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring This course is designed for students who have some prior experience in Chinese language and know the use of Chinese pinyin system. The course will emphasize on continued introduction of standard Mandarin Chinese listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing, with special attention to the building of useful vocabularies through interactive practice and small group activities. Learning activities also include speaker presentations and field trips. The class is fast-paced with use of internet and computerized software to accelerate the learning. Chinese history and culture will be included as it relates to each language lesson. The course is highly recommended for those who want to take part in the summer Chinese travel study program. Lin Crowley Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
David Cramton
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Evening Su 14Summer Session I What makes a beautiful image?  What images best tell a story?  What separates phone vids from ? We will watch films, seminar around films, and create our own moving images.  We will cover the art, technology and technique of the moving image.  We will study how lighting, composition, and camera placement all affect and reflect the story, characters and landscapes that we capture.  We will spend a significant amount of time working with cameras and watching our own creations as a group, plus a few field trips to Seattle and/or Portland to look at the tools and resources used by professional image creators. David Cramton Mon Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Ab Van Etten
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Weekend S 14Spring What types of problems can be solved by computers? How do humans and computers differ in the types of problems they can solve? What is the future of computing, and will computers evolve an intelligence that includes what we would define as human thought? Can computers learn or create on their own? This program will explore the basics of computer science, how computers work, and their possibilities and limits. The program will include basic programming in Javascript, Web development, introductory computer electronics, and other computer science topics. We will contrast this with human cognition. We will then look at how computers will likely affect the way we live, work, and relate in the future.  In seminar we will explore the issues surrounding machine vs human consciousness and strong artificial intelligence. Ab Van Etten Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Lori Blewett
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Evening and Weekend Su 14Summer Session II This course will introduce students to core concepts and theoretical frameworks that enhance our ability to analyze and successfully manage conflict.  It will include skill building and communication practice aimed at expanding our conflict negotiation repertoire and our capacity for collaborative problem-solving. Lori Blewett Mon Sat Sun Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Thomas Rainey and John Baldridge
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 8 08 Evening and Weekend W 14Winter S 14Spring This interdisciplinary program offers comparative study of the Russian conquest of northern Eurasia (Siberia) and the Euro-American conquest of North America.  It will explore the impact of what environmental historian Alfred Crosby calls "ecological imperialism" on native populations, economic development of the nations based on the exploitation of natural and agricultural resources, the ecological consequences of this exploitation, and the successes and failures of conservation efforts in Russia east of the Urals and in the United States west of the Mississippi.  It will also consider the religious, economic, and social motivations and apologias for the ecological conquests.  During the winter quarter, the program will examine these two world historical examples of ecological expansion and its consequences from 1600-1900; during the spring quarter, the program will explore the course and legacy of these conquests in the twentieth century as well as the current ecological state of these two continent-wide environments. Students can expect to read and write about bio-geographical, environmental-historical, ethnographic, natural historical, demographic, and political economic texts focusing on the western United States and on northern Eurasia. Personal and fictional accounts as well as films will also be used to enhance understanding of the environmental, economic, and social consequences of conquest. During the spring quarter, students can also expect to research and write short environmental histories of local areas in Western Washington.  Credit will largely be in environmental history, bio-geography, and political economy. Thomas Rainey John Baldridge Tue Thu Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter Spring
Daryl Morgan
Signature Required: Spring 
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter S 14Spring This two-quarter sequence of courses is for those interested in exploring their own creative potential through the lens of twentieth-century furniture design. We will focus our inquiry on influential designers and makers representing the Arts and Crafts movement, the International Style, Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern, the Craft Revival movement, and others. Using the work of these artisan designers as inspiration, students will construct a piece of furniture of their own design. Daryl Morgan Mon Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter Spring
Frances V. Rains
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring For beginning and returning students, this 4-credit class is designed to strengthen your skills of critical thinking and learning across significant differences.  Through readings, seminar discussions, lectures, workshops and student leadership, students will enhance personal engagement with learning, launch their own Academic Statement, and hone skills of self evaluation, as well as experience different types of written assignments.   Frances V. Rains Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Frances V. Rains
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter For beginning and returning students, this 4-credit class is designed to strengthen your skills of critical thinking and learning across significant differences.  Through readings, seminar discussions, lectures, workshops and student leadership, students will enhance personal engagement with learning, launch their own Academic Statement, and hone skills of self evaluation, as well as experience different types of written assignments.   Frances V. Rains Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Susan Preciso and Mark Harrison
Signature Required: Winter 
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 8, 12 08 12 Evening and Weekend F 13 Fall W 14Winter S 14Spring What is culture and how does it inform our understanding and interpretation of history?  As we explore this question, students will study works of fiction, film, visual art and history to determine how our culture shapes our ideas about past and present realities.  Each quarter students will incorporate quantitative methods to enrich and explain aspects of American culture.  We’ll look at cultural products, from high art to popular culture with a particular focus on film and literature, to see how they reflect and shape our ideas about who and what we are. Our study will be organized around three turbulent decades in American history.During Fall Quarter, we considered the post-Civil War years, including Reconstruction and western expansion.  From dime novels to Hollywood westerns, we examined how deeply we are shaped by 19 and 20 century frontier ideology.  Money and technology—capitalism and the railroads—also drove westward migration.  We analyzed the tensions around race and class as they figure in film, novels, and popular culture.Winter quarter, we will move to the 1930s.  How did the Great Depression and the policy created to deal with that crisis change the way we see government?  What was the impact of two great migrations—from the dust bowl states to the West, and from the agricultural South to the industrial north—on American society?  In such a time of hardship and deprivation, how did the Golden Age of Hollywood reflect our cultural realities through genre films, such as the screwball comedy, the musical, and the gangster film?In the spring, we’ll focus on the 1950s and ‘60s and how upward—and outward—mobility informed who and where we are today.  The Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War transformed the country.  Cars, freeways, and the rise of the suburbs re-shaped the cultural landscape, and television expanded the scope of mass media and popular culture.Our work will include critical reading of books and films. Students will be expected to learn about schools of cultural criticism, using different approaches to enrich their analyses. They will be expected to participate in seminar, lectures, workshops, and library research and to attend field trips to local museums and live theater performances.The thread of mathematics runs through the tapestry of everything we’ll study in Culture as History.  Often times, in a non-math/science interdisciplinary program, even though the threads are there, they are never seen but lay hidden.  In Culture as History, we’ll work to pull some of these threads forward – to brighten the image and sharpen the focus of the topics we’ll study.  The mathematical threads that we choose to pull forward will be carefully chosen to gently enhance the image. Through collaborative learning, the mathematical topics we’ll engage with include quantitative literacy (reading and interpreting information), graph theory (How far is it to New York?), and other topics as appropriate.  Susan Preciso Mark Harrison Mon Wed Sat Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Cynthia Kennedy
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Weekend Su 14Summer Session I This weekend-intensive program is designed for students who either are, or plan to be, in the position of managing their own work groups, heading up large companies, starting businesses that change society, managing the world's most important non-profits, or serving in government. The program will introduce basic language, concepts, tools, and problem-framing methodologies that are needed to develop management skills. We will focus on a variety of themes from motivating others, team-building, developing self-awareness, and communicating supportively to leadership, decision-making, understanding power and influence, and solving problems creatively. Cynthia Kennedy Fri Sat Sun Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Elena Smith
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening Su 14Summer Session I This course attempts to inspire a better understanding of today's Russia and the people of Russia through a study of their history, literature, arts, and culture.  Everyone who has an interest in exploring Russia beyond the stereotypes of mainstream headlines or history textbooks is welcome.  The students will be introduced to certain dramatic events of Russian history through film, literature, and personal experiences of the Russian people. Besides the traditional academic activities, the students will have hands-on experiences of Russian cuisine, song, and dance.  Armed with an open mind and lead by a passionate native Russian professor, you should find Russia irresistibly attractive, and learn to appreciate the similarities of Russian and American cultures. Elena Smith Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Emily Lardner and Allen Mauney
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Evening W 14Winter S 14Spring The skills to design and conduct effective research—defined as systematic inquiry-- are essential components of a liberal arts education and professional work. In this program, students will develop strong writing, critical reading, and statistical reasoning skills applicable to a variety of fields. The program is organized around two core assumptions: first, that research is more about thinking than doing, and second, that good research uses appropriate methods to support claims and communicate results effectively. In winter quarter, we will use the broad topic of climate change—understanding it, preparing for it, and adapting to it—as a shared focus for developing research skills. Students will focus on aspects of climate change that connect with their previous and future studies, or their current interests. Students will build skills through active-learning workshops, hands-on data collection and analysis, and critical analysis of online and print media reports. We will discuss research articles from a variety of fields, noting what makes some articles effective and others less so. In the second quarter of the program, students will be invited to identify their own topics for investigation, and continue to develop research tools and methods.The goal of the program is to help students become good researchers—good at asking and answering questions about complex topics in systematic ways. We expect that students will come to the program with a variety of backgrounds—from little or no experience with quantitative reasoning and statistics to some background, and from limited writing experience to lots of it. Successful students in this program will be intellectually curious and keen to become better at asking and answering good questions.   Emily Lardner Allen Mauney Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter Spring
Judith Baumann
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter This course focuses on the traditional life-drawing practices of observing and drawing the human figure from live models.  Students will use a variety of media ranging from graphite to gouache as they learn to correctly anatomically render the human form.  Homework assignments will supplement in-class instruction and visual presentations.  Several readings will also be given throughout the quarter.  While previous drawing experience is not required, it is recommended. Judith Baumann Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Judith Baumann
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall This course is an introduction to principles and techniques in drawing.  Students will gain a working knowledge of line, shape, perspective, proportion, volume, and composition.  Using both wet and dry media, students will experiment with the traditions of hand-drawn imagery.  Students will work toward the development of an informed, personal style, aided by research of various artistic movements and influential artists.  Students will be required to keep a sketchbook throughout the quarter and complete drawing assignments outside of studio time.  Presentations on the history and contemporary application of drawing will contextualize studio work.  A final portfolio of completed assignments is due at the end of the quarter. Judith Baumann Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Jamyang Tsultrim
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Weekend F 13 Fall Are destructive emotions innately embedded in human nature?  Can they be eradicated?  A growing body of Western research has examined these and other questions through the perspectives of Eastern psychology and philosophy which view destructive emotions, perceptions, and behaviors as the primary source of human suffering.  To alleviate this suffering, Eastern psychology has developed a rich and varied methodology for recognizing, reducing, transforming, and preventing these destructive forms of mind and emotion.  After examining the nature and function of the afflictive mind/emotions, students will choose one emotion to study in-depth and develop effective East/West interventions to transform this emotion/state of mind. Jamyang Tsultrim Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Jamyang Tsultrim
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Weekend W 14Winter In what ways do our constructive emotions/perceptions enhance our ability to see reality? Are there effective methods for training the mind to cultivate positive thought/emotions? Students will analyze the nature of constructive emotion/thoughts, their influence on our mental stability and brain physiology, and methodologies for influencing and improving mental development and function. Students will explore the correlation between mental training of the mind and physiological changes in the brain. We will also examine the nature of the genuine happiness from Eastern and Western psychological models of mind/emotion as well as from a traditional epistemological model of cognition based on Indo-Tibetan studies. Jamyang Tsultrim Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Susan Cummings
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Evening Su 14Summer Session II Mind and nature are inseparable. The natural world is not outside of us or separate from us, but it us. Ecopsychology is an exciting emerging perspective that explores the connection between psychological and ecological health. Many of our psychological ills and our addictions are directly related to our lack of awareness and our perceived disconnection from our natural origins. The very destruction of our habitat is an expression of this lack of connection to the ground of our being. There are many emerging approaches to deal with this, such as the greening of playgrounds, nature-based therapy, architecture that aims to connect us with a healthy habitat, and the exploration of our assumptions.  We will explore the historical and cultural influences underlying and leading up to this perceived separation from nature, cultural differences in perspectives, assumptions in psychology, the connections between pathology and this perceived separateness from nature, and the role of connectedness with nature in child development. We will also explore the role of innovation, creativity and Active Hope in ecopsychological healing. Students will review the literature, engage in experiential activities and projects, and brainstorm solutions. Depending on the weather, we may spend sometime outdoors. Susan Cummings Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Laurance Geri
  Course JR–GRJunior - Graduate 4 04 Evening and Weekend Su 14Summer Session I Cheap energy from fossil fuels has been essential to the US political economy and social system. But concern about climate change is forcing a global rethinking of energy systems and the public policies governing the energy sector.  This course will provide an introduction to the many dimensions of energy, including sources, technologies, energy markets, and the economic, social, national security and environmental implications of energy use. We will examine how public policy is crafted in the energy sector in the U.S., other countries, and at the global level, with a focus on policies that hasten the adoption of renewable energy.  Laurance Geri Fri Sat Sun Summer Summer
Jean MacGregor
  Course JR–GRJunior - Graduate 4 04 Evening Su 14Summer Session I It is widely agreed that an environmentally literate and concerned citizenry is crucial to environmental quality and long-term sustainability—but how and where is environmental and sustainability literacy fostered? And where environmental education occurs, is it effective? This class will explore the history, philosophical underpinnings, and current trends in environmental and sustainability education for both youth and adults, in both formal sectors (schools and colleges) and non-formal ones. This class will provide a theoretical and practical introduction to the field of environmental education and interpretation. It will be useful to those of you who are interested in environmental teaching as a career, or to those whose environmental work might involve education or outreach components. There will be an all-day field trip on Saturday, July 12. Students should expect to pay a $15 entrance fee. is a Senior Scholar at the Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education at The Evergreen State College. She directs the Curriculum for the Bioregion Initiative, a faculty and curriculum development initiative, whose mission is to prepare undergraduates to live in a world where the complex issues of environmental quality, community health and wellbeing, environmental justice, and sustainability are paramount.  The Curriculum for the Bioregion initiative involves hundreds of faculty members at colleges and universities throughout Washington State. Prior to work at Evergreen, she helped develop the environmental studies program at Warren Wilson College near Asheville, North Carolina.  Earlier in her career, she developed and/or evaluated environmental education programs for both youth and adults at nature centers and science museums, and in various outdoor and wilderness learning settings. Jean MacGregor Summer Summer
Howard Schwartz
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring Our interest in Essentials of Energy is learning about what it means to make the "right" energy choices. The first part of the course will cover the energy resources that are currently available. These include oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, and many kinds of renewable energy. We will study the availability of each (How much is there? How is it obtained? What does it cost?), their advantages and disadvantages, and their environmental consequences. We will then be in position to study policy: what mix of energy resources should we have? While we will look at the policies of other countries and the international politics of energy, our focus will be on current US policies and how to evaluate options for change. Since policy is created and implemented through politics we will then spend much of the class looking at how political and governmental institutions (and the cultures they are embedded in) produce energy policies. For the United States, we will focus on climate change, conservation and renewable energy. Internationally, we will look at how the international oil trade affects different countries in different ways.  For some countries oil enables modernizations and a rising standard of living while for other it is a "resource curse" which stifles development and enhances corruption.   Howard Schwartz Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Marla Elliott
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Evening F 13 Fall The Evergreen Singers is a continuing choral ensemble of The Evergreen State College community. No auditions are required. We will learn the basics of good voice production and rehearse and perform songs from a range of musical idioms. Members of the Evergreen Singers need to be able to carry a tune, learn their parts, and sing their parts with their section. This class requires excellent attendance and basic musicianship skills. Marla Elliott Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Marla Elliott
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Evening S 14Spring The Evergreen Singers is a continuing choral ensemble of The Evergreen State College community. No auditions are required. We will learn the basics of good voice production and rehearse and perform songs from a range of musical idioms. Members of the Evergreen Singers need to be able to carry a tune, learn their parts, and sing their parts with their section. This class requires excellent attendance and basic musicianship skills. Marla Elliott Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Marla Elliott
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Evening W 14Winter The Evergreen Singers is a continuing choral ensemble of The Evergreen State College community. No auditions are required. We will learn the basics of good voice production and rehearse and perform songs from a range of musical idioms. Members of the Evergreen Singers need to be able to carry a tune, learn their parts, and sing their parts with their section. This class requires excellent attendance and basic musicianship skills. Marla Elliott Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Stephen Beck and Karen Hogan
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 12 12 Evening and Weekend F 13 Fall W 14Winter This program will investigate the relationship between philosophical ethics and evolutionary biology. In winter quarter we will further develop our understanding of evolutionary theory and of ethics. Central questions for winter quarter will include: Is the imperative of evolutionary fitness, defined as individual reproductive success, consistent with ethical behavior? Has our evolutionary history as social animals given us an intrinsic sense of moral concern for others? What, if any, are our ethical obligations to near and distant others, to family and to strangers, to other species, and to ecosystems and global ecology? In that context, we’ll develop an understanding of the ways in which ethics can be consistent with a naturalistic conception of the world and an understanding of the fundamental biological processes of life and of the evolution, diversity, and relationships among different forms of life on Earth. Stephen Beck Karen Hogan Tue Wed Sat Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Bob Woods
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter This studio course presents the opportunity for intermediate to advanced work in metal fabrication as applied to furniture, lighting, and sculptue. Modern to contemporary artists' work will be investigated. Students will do drawings, build models, and complete a final project of their own design. Bob Woods Thu Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Judith Gabriele
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall W 14Winter S 14Spring This year-long sequence of courses in French emphasizes mastery of basic skills through a solid study of grammatical structures and interactive oral activities.  Students work on all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Classes use immersion style learning and are conducted primarily in French. Students develop accurate pronunciation, build a useful vocabulary, work regularly in small groups and learn to develop conversational skills.  Classes are lively and fast-paced with a wide variety of fun, creative activities with music, poetry, videos, role play, and use of Internet sites.  Winter quarter themes focus on poetry and fables, regional French traditions, cuisine, and contemporary issues in France.  Spring quarter focuses on themes from the Francophone world along with continued grammatical study.  Students learn from viewing films from Francophone countries and reading a small book of legends and tales from these countries.  Through oral reading and discussions in French, students expand skills in vocabulary proficiency, accurate pronunciation, fluidity, and situational role-plays based on the legends.  Throughout the year, students use the Community Language Laboratory to accelerate their skills. Judith Gabriele Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Judith Gabriele
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall W 14Winter S 14Spring This year-long sequence of courses in French is designed to reinforce, practice, and build upon previous skills. All classes are conducted in French. They are fast paced, interactive, and focus on continued review of grammatical structures, conversational skills with native speakers, discussion of short videos, music, poetry, Francophone themes, and Internet news clips. Students are expected to use French in discussions, increase their reading and writing skills through study of selected literary excerpts. Winter quarter focuses on theater, reading plays and performances of short scenes from them. In spring, students work with a selection of films and a short novel. Through focus on in-depth discussions of French identity, history, and culture, students learn to analyze, compare, and write about aspects of film increasing their acquaintance with media vocabulary. Judith Gabriele Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Tapas Das
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 6 06 Evening F 13 Fall W 14Winter S 14Spring Chemistry is the foundation for everything around us and relates to everything we do. These courses provide the fundamental principles of general chemistry. They also provide the  prerequisites for advanced chemistry offerings as well as various studies: science, liberal arts, health, agriculture, engineering, and medicine. These courses include a mandatory laboratory component as an integral part of the course. This is the first course in a year-long general chemistry sequence. Topics covered in fall quarter include unit conversions, electron structures, and chemical bonding. Laboratory experiments will be carried out to complement the course materials. General Chemistry II builds upon material covered in General Chemistry I. Topics covered in winter quarter include thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibria, and acid-base equilibria. Course has a mandatory laboratory component.   Tapas Das Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Marianne Hoepli
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall W 14Winter S 14Spring Komm und lern Deutsch! This year-long sequence of courses for beginning German students will cover basic grammatical concepts, vocabulary, and conversation.  Students will develop basic skills in speaking, reading, translating, and writing standard high German.  Students will also learn about culture, traditions, and customs of the German people, new and old.  Through involvement in children’s stories, music, and activities in the language laboratory, students will also become familiar with idiomatic expressions.  By the end of the year, students will improve their oral skills to the point of discussing short films and modern short stories and learning how to write a formal letter, a resumé, or a job application. Classes will use a communicative method and will move quickly toward being conducted primarily in German. Marianne Hoepli Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Paul Pickett
  Course FR–GRFreshmen - Graduate 2, 4 02 04 Evening Su 14Summer Session I The United Nations has declared the access to affordable, clean water to be a human right. Yet around the world billions of people cannot exercise this right. In addition, people in the developing world often face challenges of drought, floods, and degradation of aquatic ecosystem services. This class explores the challenges of water in developing countries, emerging issues, and potential solutions. Issues to be explored include Integrated Water Resource Management, governance, privatization, gender equality, social justice, climate change, water security, and appropriate technology.Graduate students (4 credits) and undergraduate students (2 credits) will explore these topics during the first session. Undergraduate and graduate students will participate in the weekly classroom sessions, read from weekly assignments, and do a research project which will include a final paper and presentation. Graduate students will also write weekly assignments on the readings, and will do a more in-depth, graduate-level research topic with a more extensive final paper. , has worked in water resources engineering for over three decades. His career focus has been on water quality, hydrology, water supply, watershed functions, and climate change. He received a Bachelor of Science in Renewable Natural Resources from the University of California at Davis in 1984, and a Masters of Engineering in Environmental Civil Engineering from U.C. Davis in 1989. Since 1988 he’s worked for the Washington Department of Ecology as an environmental engineer. From 2001 through 2012 he served as an elected Commissioner for the Thurston Public Utility District, a water utility with about 3,000 customers in five counties. He has taught at Evergreen since 2009, and also occasionally writes feature articles for local publications. He lives with his wife on acreage in rural Thurston County, along with cats, chickens, blueberries, fruit trees, noxious weeds, and mud. Paul Pickett Summer Summer
Emily Lardner
  Course JR–GRJunior - Graduate 2 02 Evening Su 14Summer Writing in professional graduate level programs requires clear, concise, and systematic ways of communicating your ideas.  The goal of this course is to provide students with opportunities to add new ways of writing to their current repertoires and thereby enhance their analytic thinking skills. Specific writing tasks will come from the graduate programs. Students will develop portfolios of work, including ongoing reflective assessments about ways to manage their writing/thinking processes. Moodle will be used for practicing and sharing drafts; on campus work will focus on interactive workshops; and all students will meet individually with the instructor for customized coaching on their work. Emily Lardner Wed Summer Summer
Emily Lardner
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening Su 14Summer Session I Emily Lardner Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Don Chalmers
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Weekend S 14Spring This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of grant writing and fund raising. After an orientation to contemporary philanthropy and trends, students will learn how to increase the capacity of an organization to be competitive for grants and other donations. We will share ways to plan realistic projects, identify promising funding sources and write clear and compelling components of a grant, based either on guidelines for an actual funder or a generic one. Working individually or in small groups, students will develop their project idea, outline the main components of a grant and prepare a brief common application. Non-profit grantwriting and fundraising; government resource development. Don Chalmers Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Don Chalmers
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Weekend F 13 Fall This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of grant writing and fund raising. After an orientation to contemporary philanthropy and trends, students will learn how to increase the capacity of an organization to be competitive for grants and other donations. We will share ways to plan realistic projects, identify promising funding sources and write clear and compelling components of a grant, based either on guidelines for an actual funder or a generic one. Working individually or in small groups, students will develop their project idea, outline the main components of a grant and prepare a brief common application. Non-profit grantwriting and fundraising; government resource development. Don Chalmers Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Don Chalmers
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Weekend W 14Winter This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of grant writing and fund raising. After an orientation to contemporary philanthropy and trends, students will learn how to increase the capacity of an organization to be competitive for grants and other donations. We will share ways to plan realistic projects, identify promising funding sources and write clear and compelling components of a grant, based either on guidelines for an actual funder or a generic one. Working individually or in small groups, students will develop their project idea, outline the main components of a grant and prepare a brief common application. Non-profit grantwriting and fundraising; government resource development. Don Chalmers Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Sylvie McGee
  Course JR–GRJunior - Graduate 4 04 Evening Su 14Summer Full Sylvie McGee Tue Summer Summer
Kathy Kelly
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Weekend F 13 Fall Systems theory offers a holistic approach to group development, along with a framework for identifying leverage points for improving group performance. Whether for senior managers in large businesses or agencies or for members of volunteer community organizations, systems thinking provides a vantage point to better understand group dynamics and useful tools to develop a group's capacity to work together effectively. Following an introduction to systems theory, students will explore key concepts when applied to cases in their own experiences and in cases presented in class. Resources include Peter Senge, Margaret Wheatley, Otto Scharmer, Linda Booth Sweeney, Ron Heifetz, and others. Kathy Kelly Sat Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Nancy Anderson, Frances V. Rains and Lori Blewett
  Program JR–SRJunior - Senior 8 08 Weekend F 13 Fall W 14Winter S 14Spring This year-long program will introduce the scope and tools of communication, social science, and public health.  Public health and prevention are often the invisible part of health policy.  Those who are healthy or whose diseases have been prevented never know what they missed.  Yet we know that all people are not equally likely to have long and healthy lives.  Understanding the factors associated with health and wellness, including the effects of class, race, and ethnicity, was the focus of fall quarter.  In addition we considered ways that communication between health providers and people who use health services can affect health outcomes, particularly in cross-cultural and cross-class contexts. Our work during fall quarter equipped us for winter and spring quarters, when we will focus on the specific challenges to health and wellbeing that Native American people in the Salish Sea region face, in terms of cultural as well as physical survival.During winter and spring quarters, the Grays Harbor program will focus on the Peoples of the Salish Sea (Puget Sound, Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the Georgia Straits).  Central elements of the winter and spring portions of the program will include the colonization of Native peoples of the Salish Sea that accompanied European settlement, Indigenous resistance, rights and cultural renewal, a critique of current policies and practices that have not promoted the achievement of social or health equity, and the public health and social policies that may intervene to improve overall health and wellness in the surrounding communities.  We will explore the intersection of place, culture, and health and how these factors reflect inequity in access to—and degradation of—resources in and around the Salish Sea.  We will examine these themes through multiple lenses including political ecology, public health, history, and Native studies. Our readings will include current case studies, empirical research, and counter-narratives.The overarching questions that will carry us through these two quarters include how European settlement has affected the wellbeing of the Salish peoples, the interaction through time and space between Native and non-Native peoples, and the effects of these interactions on health, wellbeing, and sustainability of these communities.  We will also examine ways in which lessons from history and current vulnerabilities can help us create a viable and equitable future that will heal and honor the Salish Sea and all its people. During spring quarter the program plans to visit the Elwha River and learn about the history of the Elwha River ecosystem as a case study and example of social injustice.  We will study the effects of the Elwha Dam as well as the expected effects of dam removal on the Elwha ecosystem, tribal sovereignty, and overall health and wellness of the Elwha Klallam people.Throughout the year, learning will take place through writing, readings, seminars, lectures, films, art, and guest speakers.  Students will improve their research skills through document review, observations, critical analysis, and written assignments. Verbal skills will be improved through small group and whole class seminar discussions and through individual final project presentations.  Nancy Anderson Frances V. Rains Lori Blewett Sat Sun Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Mary Dean
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring We will explore the intersection where valued health care meets paid health care. In the health care arena, good intent is plagued by paradox and can yield under-funding and a mismatch with initial intent. Paradoxes and costs haunting prevention, access, and treatment will be reviewed. The books and  aid our journey as will the video series, "Remaking American Medicine", "Sick Around the World," and "Sick Around America". We will consider the path of unintended consequences where piles of dollars are not the full answer to identified need. Mary Dean Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Susan Cummings
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall The purpose of this course is to provide an overall view of the emergence of psychology as a field, its historical roots, its evolution within a broader sociocultural context, and philosophical currents running throughout this evolution. Attention will be paid to the interaction of theory development and the social milieu, the cultural biases within theory, and the effect of personal history on theoretical claims. This course is a core course, required for pursuit of graduate studies in psychology. Susan Cummings Mon Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Michael Vavrus
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening Su 14Summer Full             Human Geography focuses on geography as a cultural encounter.  We will study patterns and processes that have shaped human interaction with various environments. The course encompasses human, political, cultural, social, and economic aspects of geography.  Central guiding questions we will be addressing in this course:This survey of human geography introduces broad concepts that are the focus of contemporary studies in geography.  These concepts includeGraduate students are welcome to attend this course for undergraduate credit.     Michael Vavrus Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Peter Randlette
Signature Required: Fall  Winter  Spring 
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall W 14Winter S 14Spring This year-long series of courses is intended for the musician interested in exploring compositional experimentation with analog and digital synthesis technology and computer applications.  In fall, the course will focus on analog synthesis techniques, studio production, and the creation of musical pieces with a focus on new options presented by this compositional environment.  Winter will focus on building pieces from techniques of synthesis introduced in fall quarter and learning new digital synthesis techniques, different controllers and sequencers, signal processing, and surround 5.1 production skills.  Techniques will include use of percussion controllers, synthesizer voice editing, sample based applications, and plug-in signal processing.  In spring, students will develop pieces based on design problems using combinations of computer-based and analog resources covered in prior quarters.  New material will include acoustic/electronic sound source integration, mastering techniques, object-oriented voice construction, and advanced production methods.  Each quarter, students will complete projects, attend weekly seminar/lecture/critique sessions, use weekly studio times, and maintain production journals. Peter Randlette Tue Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Arleen Sandifer
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening and Weekend Su 14Summer Session I In its first words on the subject of citizenship, Congress in 1790 restricted naturalization to ‘white persons.’   [T]his racial prerequisite to citizenship endured for over a century and a half, remaining in force until 1952.   From the earliest years of this country until just a generation ago, being a "white person" was a condition for acquiring citizenship.” -- Ian Haney Lopez, , 1. Most people do not realize that the notion of the United States as a “white” majority nation is largely a construction of law. In this course, we examine how our understanding of immigration history and law changes if we shift our view from Ellis Island in New York’s harbor to the U.S. southern border.  We’ll examine the current landscape of immigration law and policy and restrictionist and immigrant-rights movements.  We’ll critically analyze how concepts of race are embedded in immigration law and policy and how those embedded concepts drive the current debates on immigration reform. Students will build some basic legal skills through reading and researching important cases and laws. We’ll look at the historical context within which immigration issues relating to the southern U.S. border have arisen and continue to be defined.  We will examine current controversies about immigration, immigrant workers, labor movements, and the varied ways communities respond to the most recent immigration boom.Major areas of study include: U.S. history, immigration history, immigration law, politics, American studies, and critical race theory. This course is preparatory for careers and future studies in history, law, labor organizing, government and politics.               Arleen Sandifer Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Ben Kamen
Signature Required: Fall  Winter  Spring 
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall W 14Winter S 14Spring In this year long sequence, students will explore the creative use of the music technology labs.  Original compositions will be the primary goal of the course work, with clear technical learning objectives for each assignment.  Reading and listening will provide a historical and theoretical context for the creative work.  Fall quarter will focus on the operation of mixers, tape machines, and analog synthesizers, looking to the work of early electroacoustic composers for inspiration.  In the winter, students will begin working with the computer as a compositional tool, creating sound collages and compositions using MIDI to control hardware and software instruments. The spring quarter will focus on electronic music in performance and the development of independent projects.   Ben Kamen Tue Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Nancy Anderson
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Weekend Su 14Summer Session I The program will provide an introduction to the scope and tools of public health.  Students will work individually and in groups to understand milestones in the history of public health, the basic tools of public health research, and the challenges to successful health promotion projects. The learning community will work in small groups to identify a significant public health problem, develop a health promotion/ intervention, and consider methodology for evaluation of impact.  The program will focus on public health issues in the United States but will also draw on international examples of successful interventions. Nancy Anderson Tue Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Bruce Thompson
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening Su 14Summer Session II Bruce Thompson Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Sean Williams
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening Su 14Summer Session I Sean Williams Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Tomoko Hirai Ulmer
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall W 14Winter S 14Spring This year-long sequence covers the second year of Japanese language studies.  Students must be familiar with basic verb forms and elementary kanji letters.  Students will build on previous skills and learn new grammar and vocabulary so they can function in a variety of situations.  Classroom activities include presentations, watching film and TV clips, and discussion. Students will continue their kanji studies at their own levels in small groups.  Japanese culture and life will be discussed throughout the course.  The class is conducted primarily in Japanese. Tomoko Hirai Ulmer Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Tomoko Hirai Ulmer
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall W 14Winter S 14Spring This year-long sequence covers the first year of Japanese language studies.  Students will learn how to function in Japanese in everyday situations by learning useful expressions and basic sentence structures.  Both hiragana and katakana letters as well as elementary kanji characters will be introduced.  Japanese culture and life will be discussed throughout the course. Tomoko Hirai Ulmer Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Tomoko Hirai Ulmer
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring This is an introductory course on Japanese history and culture. We will focus on a popular visual art form, and the way of tea), a centuries-old composite art. These two art forms draw from the same wellspring of Japanese culture and are both present in contemporary Japan. We will examine Japanese history, worldviews, folklore, aesthetic sensitivity, performing arts and hero/heroine archetypes through readings, lectures, seminar discussion and student presentations. This course will help you appreciate ’s stories and artistic expressions that you might otherwise overlook or misinterpret. You can start as an expert, fan or complete novice of and tea but you will deepen your understanding of these two artistic genres through your participation in this class. Tomoko Hirai Ulmer Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Tomas Mosquera
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter Tomas Mosquera Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Steven Johnson
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Evening and Weekend W 14Winter It's been said, "The only thing constant is change." In this course, students will be exposed to different theories on how to develop and implement processes and procedures to successfully lead through that change while continuing to support both organizational goals and the people around you. Steven Johnson Fri Sat Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Stephen Beck
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 8 08 Evening and Weekend S 14Spring Individual liberty and equality among all people are the ideals that drive nearly all modern political philosophy. These ideals raise for us the problem: By what right does any government have power over people? What could constitute legitimate political authority ? In this program, we will read classics of modern political pihlosophy, including works by Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, and Mill, as well as some contemporary sources that extend as well as challenge the views of earlier thinkers. Students will also engage in research into contemporary political issues in connection with a political theory we study. Credit will be awarded in political philosophy. Stephen Beck Wed Sat Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Carrie Margolin
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening Su 14Summer Session II This course will focus on milestones of human development from conception through death. We will consider the nature of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development throughout the lifespan, addressing major theories and current research that explain how and why developmental change occurs. Some practical topics to be explored will include child rearing, learning disorders, adolescent rebellion, adult midlife crisis, and care giving for elderly parents. This course serves as a prerequisite for upper-division work and graduate school admission in psychology, education, and health care.    psychology, social services, health care, education Carrie Margolin Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Dariush Khaleghi
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring We are leading and managing in times of complexity, ambiguity, and change that require a new and more integrated approach to management development.  This course is part of a year-long sequence of courses focusing on leadership, human capital, and organizational management.  Designed to help students gain fundamental knowledge and competencies to develop themselves as leaders with a mission to serve the common good, this course teaches students critical concepts and skills in leadership development through activities including cases, videos, class activities, and team projects. Dariush Khaleghi Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Dariush Khaleghi
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring We are leading and managing in times of complexity, ambiguity, and change that require a new and more integrated approach to management development.  This course is part of a year-long sequence of courses focusing on leadership, human capital, and organizational management.  Designed to help students gain fundamental knowledge and competencies to develop themselves as leaders with a mission to serve the common good, this course teaches students critical concepts and skills in leadership development through activities including cases, videos, class activities, and team projects. Dariush Khaleghi Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Dariush Khaleghi
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter We are leading and managing in times of complexity, ambiguity, and change that require a new and more integrated approach to management development.  This course is part of a year-long sequence of courses focusing on leadership, human capital, and organizational management.  Designed to help students gain fundamental knowledge and competencies to create sustainable organizations, this course will lead students through an investigation of leadership concepts and practices using a simulation, including real life and interactive scenarios, virtual role plays, cases, class and group activities and discussions. Dariush Khaleghi Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Dariush Khaleghi
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall We are leading and managing in times of complexity, ambiguity, and change that require a new and more integrated approach to management development.  This course is part of a year-long sequence of courses focusing on leadership, human capital, and organizational management.  Designed to help students gain fundamental knowledge and competencies to create sustainable organizations, this first course teaches students critical concepts and skills in leadership development through activities including self-evaluation questionnaires, cases, class activities, and team projects. Dariush Khaleghi Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
John Baldridge
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter Maps are powerful tools for understanding the relationships between people and place.  They have been used to divide and unite, to expose environmental problems, to plan for peace, and to prepare for war.  If a picture is worth a thousand words, a map might be worth millions.In this course, students will learn the basics of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for the production of digital maps using computer software.  We will study the elements of good cartographic design and apply those elements to produce meaningful maps with a purpose.  The first half of the quarter will be spent developing fundamental skills with GIS software.  The second half of the quarter will culminate in a project to produce a series of maps that illustrate a social or environmental problem, and which could be used to advocate for a change in policy or raise public awareness about an issue. John Baldridge Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
John Baldridge
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring Maps are powerful tools for understanding the relationships between people and place.  They have been used to divide and unite, to expose environmental problems, to plan for peace, and to prepare for war.  If a picture is worth a thousand words, a map might be worth millions.In this course, students will learn the basics of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for the production of digital maps using computer software.  We will study the elements of good cartographic design and apply those elements to produce meaningful maps with a purpose.  The first half of the quarter will be spent developing fundamental skills with GIS software.  The second half of the quarter will culminate in a project to produce a series of maps that illustrate a social or environmental problem, and which could be used to advocate for a change in policy or raise public awareness about an issue. John Baldridge Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Bob Woods
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter This course is an introduction to the tools and processes of metal fabrication.  Students will practice sheet-metal construction, forming, forging, and welding, among other techniques, while accomplishing a series of projects that encourage student-centered design. Bob Woods Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Bob Woods
  Course FR–SOFreshmen - Sophomore 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall This course is an introduction to the tools and processes of metal fabrication.  Students will practice sheet-metal construction, forming, forging, and welding, among other techniques, while accomplishing a series of projects that encourage student-centered design. Bob Woods Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Fall Fall
Bob Woods
  Course JR–SRJunior - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall This course is an introduction to the tools and processes of metal fabrication.  Students will practice sheet-metal construction, forming, forging, and welding, among other techniques, while accomplishing a series of projects that encourage student-centered design. Bob Woods Thu Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Jamyang Tsultrim
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Weekend S 14Spring This course will emphasize mindfulness psychology as a clinical tool as well as a method of professional self-care. Recent research has proven the effectiveness of mindfulness training to treat conditions such as stress and pain, addictions, chronic depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and other health conditions. Students will explore the similarities and differences between Mindfulness Psychology and Western Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and gain practical skills to help alleviate the psychological suffering of others while maintaining emotional balance and professional ethics. Students will have opportunities for personal practice, observational learning, and the development of counseling skills through role-play, reading, and discussion. Jamyang Tsultrim Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Marla Elliott
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Evening F 13 Fall This class will help students learn fundamentals of music literacy and beginning piano technique and also help them develop free, healthy singing voices. At the end of each quarter, students will perform both vocally and on piano for other class participants and invited family and friends.  This class requires excellent attendance and a commitment to practice every day; credit will be awarded in musicianship. Marla Elliott Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Marla Elliott
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Evening W 14Winter This class will help students learn fundamentals of music literacy and beginning piano technique and also help them develop free, healthy singing voices. At the end of each quarter, students will perform both vocally and on piano for other class participants and invited family and friends.  This class requires excellent attendance and a commitment to practice every day; credit will be awarded in musicianship. Marla Elliott Mon Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Marla Elliott
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Evening S 14Spring This class will help students learn fundamentals of music literacy and beginning piano technique and also help them develop free, healthy singing voices. At the end of each quarter, students will perform both vocally and on piano for other class participants and invited family and friends.  This class requires excellent attendance and a commitment to practice every day; credit will be awarded in musicianship. Marla Elliott Mon Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Bobbie McIntosh
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall The class is about the fundamental differences between social systems (like a business or supply chain) and natural systems (like the Hoh rainforest).  The social systems are created by humans.  There can be no "system" without the human actors who inhabit it and take the actions that bring it to life.  This class will help the student acquire a tool box of system tools that will help them take action and bring their work to life.  Natural capital is built by work arising from how we work, how we think, and the shapes of the systems as they fit into the dynamics of capitalism. Bobbie McIntosh Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Steven Abercrombie
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening and Weekend Su 14Summer Session II This course offers a unique opportunity for classroom and hands-on learning about renewable energy in the Pacific Northwest. Students will have the opportunity to gain direct knowledge from multiple solar installations on the Evergreen Campus including both photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal projects. Classroom sessions will cover an overview and history of solar energy, solar and renewable energy policy, solar technologies, field verification, and data collection. Students will complete a project that includes both independent and group analysis as well as field studies. Weeknight classes will balance instruction, activity, and guest speakers with Weekend classes being exclusively hands-on focused. Steven Abercrombie Thu Sat Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Ben Kamen
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter In this course, students will look at two open-source platforms for creative coding (Processing and Arduino) and explore their use in creating interactive and generative works of art.  Using Processing, students will develop techniques for creating algorithmic animations, visualizing data, networking, and manipulating live video.  Students will use the Arduino microcontroller platform to connect digital work to the real world, using sensors to gather and interpret information.  Students will be introduced to basic programming concepts and develop simple electronic circuits.  Reading and seminar will provide a conceptual basis for our technical work.  No prior experience is required. Ben Kamen Mon Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Ben Kamen
Signature Required: Spring 
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring In this course, students will develop independent projects building upon their work from previous quarters.  Students will dive deeper into technical issues of interactivity and programming using Max/MSP/Jitter, Arduino, and Processing.  Students will present project proposals and participate in workshops and critiques along the path to a finished work.  Readings and seminar will ground and contextualize our creative work.  This course is only open to students previously enrolled in one of the previous "Numbers" courses or with equivalent experience. Ben Kamen Mon Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Ben Kamen
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall This course will examine music theory and sound synthesis through the lens of the Max/MSP/Jitter programming environment. Students will learn how musical ideas can be expressed and manipulated using numbers, simple mathematics, and logic. We will work with musical scales, intervals, chords, and rhythms as well as 20th century concepts of musical organization.  Students will dive into digital synthesis techniques, exploring the overtone series and its relationship to timbre.  Students will create compositions that explore generative compositional processes, synthesis techniques and tuning systems.  No prior musical experience is necessary. Ben Kamen Mon Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Jamie Colley
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall Odissi, one of the major classical dance styles of India, combines both rhythmic movement and expressive mime. This class will be devoted to the principles of Odissi dance: the synthesis of foot, wrist, hand, and face movement in a lyrical flow to express the philosophy of yoga. Throughout the quarter we will study tala (rhythm). Students will keep a journal of class notes, discuss the readings, and have cross-cultural dialogues. Jamie Colley Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Jamie Colley
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring Odissi, one of the major classical dance styles of India, combines both rhythmic movement and expressive mime. This class will be devoted to the principles of Odissi dance: the synthesis of foot, wrist, hand, and face movement in a lyrical flow to express the philosophy of yoga. Throughout the quarter we will study tala (rhythm). Students will keep a journal of class notes, discuss the readings, and have cross-cultural dialogues. Jamie Colley Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Steve Blakeslee
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall This course will help students to develop clearer and more comprehensive understandings of literary texts, as well as to forge a more rewarding relationship with reading in general. In a supportive group environment, students will explore a range of reading strategies, including textual analysis, background research, response and summary writing, and recitation. Then they will apply these tools to an in-depth study of two major works: Charlotte Bronte's and George Orwell's . Students will also pursue additional reading of their choice. Our overall goal is to become more resourceful, effective, and insightful readers. Steve Blakeslee Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Theresa Aragon
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Weekend Su 14Summer Session I This course is based on the premise that conflict is both inevitable and beneficial in successful organizations. We will provide a foundation for our work through a brief overview of conflict resolution theory and practice. We will examine interpersonal conflict, the role of organizational culture in conflict resolution and the impact of diversity on conflict. Learning objectives include developing an ability to identify, analyze and manage conflict.  Skill development in conflict management and resolution will be based on a collaborative approach involving team work, case analysis, role plays and theatric expression.   Theresa Aragon Sat Sun Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Judith Baumann
Signature Required: Spring 
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring Designed for intermediate to advanced art students, this course will focus on introductory painting techniques using a variety of media. It is highly recommended that students have previous experience with college level drawing courses.  As a class, we will paint from observation using still lifes, the figure, and the landscape. Abstraction in contemporary painting will also be addressed. Class time will be devoted to studio work, presentations, demonstrations, and critiques.  Students will be expected to work outside of designated class time to complete all required assignments.  Judith Baumann Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
David Wolach
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening and Weekend S 14Spring What does it mean to perform the text? What happens when genres collide? This creative writing program will bring together several terms often thought to be well-defined—including "poetry," "prose," "theater," "politics," and "essay"—and, through experiments in writing, reading, and collaborating, re-narrate their meanings and implications. Along the way we’ll investigate key concepts and texts in poets theater, guerilla poetry, and other forms of performance-based text, mining them to create our own individual and collaborative writings. During the quarter, our meetings will consist of weekly seminars, lectures, and "language labs"—times for brainstorming, rehearsing, and trying out language experiments. David Wolach Wed Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Glenn Landram
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening Su 14Summer Full Personal finance and investing can sometimes be daunting to initiate. Yet long-term investing in the stock market can yield significant results with relatively low risk. We will examine the benefits of systematic investing and how to initiate a low-cost, long-term plan. We will work from the critically acclaimed by Burton G. Malkiel. This class is for the novice who would like to take charge of their own lifetime savings as well as those that have some understanding of finance and would like to learn more. We will also examine typical personal finance issues such as compounding, insurance, credit cards, student loans, the buy-vs.-lease auto decision and other personal finance areas as identified by students.  Emphasis will be on in-class exchanges with like-minded investors. Glenn Landram Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Steve Davis
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring This course emphasizes beginning-level skill development in camera use, lighting, exposure, b/w film and print processing. We will also briefly explore basic color printing and digital photography techniques. The essential elements of the class will include assignments, critiques and surveys of images by other photographers. Students of this class will develop a basic understanding of the language of photography, as a communications tool and a means for personal expression. Students must invest ample time outside of class to complete assignments. Steve Davis Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Hugh Lentz
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall This course emphasizes beginning-level skill development in camera function, exposure, and black-and-white film development and printing as well as an introduction to digital imaging.  We will focus on photography's role in issues of the arts, cultural representation, and mass media.  Students will have assignments, critiques, collaborations, and viewing of work by other photographers.  Each student will complete a final project for the end of the quarter. Hugh Lentz Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Hugh Lentz
Signature Required: Winter 
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter In this course we'll be learning to print from color negatives, work with medium format cameras, photograph with electronic flash, and work in the studio environment.  There will be assignments, critiques, and viewing the work of other photographers.  All assignments and all work for this class will be in the studio with lighting set-ups.  In addition to assignments, each student will be expected to produce a final project of their own choosing and turn in a portfolio at the end of the quarter. Hugh Lentz Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Steve Davis
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall This course will introduce students to photographic practice through digital means.  We will explore the fundamentals of image-making through digital photographic processes.  We will work with digital cameras, software applications, and inkjet printers. Students will create work as exhibition-quality prints, and also create a photographic portfolio for the Web. Steve Davis Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Steve Davis
Signature Required: Winter 
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter This class will explore how photography can be effectively used as a tool for creative documentation. You may work in any photographic mediums with which you are experienced (conventional B/W, color, digital). Final projects must address a particular topic (from your perspective) and clearly communicate your message to a broad audience. Steve Davis Tue Thu Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Hugh Lentz
Signature Required: Spring 
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring This is an intermediate to advanced photography class where students will be using older methods and techniques of the medium.  We’ll be spending a significant part of this class learning about and using 4x5 cameras. Additionally, we'll be working with UV printing, lith films, pinhole cameras, and more.  There will be assignments based in these processes, and each student will produce a final project.  We’ll also look at the work of contemporary and historical artists using these methods. Hugh Lentz Mon Wed Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Allen Mauney
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 8 08 Evening F 13 Fall Physics is concerned with the basic principles of the universe. It is the foundation on which engineering, technology, and other sciences are based. The science of physics has developed out of the efforts of men and women to explain our physical environment. These efforts have been so successful that the laws of physics now encompass a remarkable variety of phenomena. One of the exciting features of physics is its capacity for predicting how nature will behave in one situation on the basis of experimental data obtained in another situation. In this program we will begin the process of understanding the underlying order of the physical world by modeling physical systems using both the analytical tools of calculus and the numerical tools provided by digital computers. We will also have significant laboratory experience to make predictions and explore some of these models. In this thematically-integrated program, students will cover calculus and algebra-based physics through small-group discussions, interactive lectures, and laboratory investigations. In physics, we will learn about motion, energy, models, and the process for constructing them. Through our study of calculus, we will learn how to analyze these models mathematically. We will study some of Galileo's significant contributions to classical mechanics, Kepler's astronomical observations, Newton's work on calculus and laws of motion, Euler's applications of calculus to the study of real-life problems in physics (magnetism, optics and acoustics), Maxwell's development of the unified theory of magnetism, Einstein’s relativity, and many others. This program will cover many of the traditional topics of both first-quarter calculus and first-quarter physics. Covering these topics together allows for the many connections between them to be reinforced while helping make clear the value of each. Allen Mauney Mon Wed Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Michael Wolfson
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 6 06 Evening W 14Winter This course is the 2 of a three quarter comprehensive sequence in general physics.  It is designed to expose one to a wide array of concepts in the natural sciences, and will emphasize the use of the ‘scientific method.’  The course will involve a combination of lectures, discussions, and hands on lab exercises involving the acquisition and analysis of experimental data to be compared with theoretical predictions. The course will cover fundamental concepts in wave theory and thermodynamics.  For wave theory, the harmonic oscillator will be the starting point, and lead into the linear wave equation, with applications illustrated for optics, acoustics, and waves derived from density variations in a fluid (e.g. ocean tides).   The phenomena of refraction, diffraction, and dispersion will be considered and related to the “geometric optics” approximation.  In the thermodynamics portion, the example of diffusive “Brownian motion” will be used to reveal the fundamentals of kinetic theory and the probabilistic interpretation for many-body problems will be discussed.  Finally, temperature, heat, and entropy will be covered in its relation to the first and second laws of thermodynamics.  Michael Wolfson Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Mario Gadea
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 6 06 Evening S 14Spring Physics is concerned with the basic principles of the universe. It is the foundation on which engineering, technology, and other sciences are based. The science of physics has developed out of the efforts of men and women to explain our physical environment. These efforts have been so successful that the laws of physics now encompass a remarkable variety of phenomena. One of the exciting features of physics is its capacity for predicting how nature will behave in one situation on the basis of experimental data obtained in another situation.This course is the third of a three-quarter comprehensive sequence in general physics. The course will involve a combination of lectures, discussions, and hands-on demonstrations involving the acquisition and analysis of experimental data to be compared with theoretical predictions.We will learn about energy, models, and the process for constructing them. We will study some of Maxwell's development of the unified theory of magnetism, Einstein’s special relativity, and an introduction to particle and waves. This program will complete many of the traditional topics of first-year physics. Mario Gadea Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Cindy Beck
Signature Required: Winter 
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Evening F 13 Fall W 14Winter In our society the human body is often sedentary and overfed, like something on a factory farm. However, it was meant to be active and powered by nourishing whole foods. This is the secret of vitality.We can make daily life more productive, satisfying, and healthy.  Using both personal and community health as guideposts, students will embark on a journey of discovery, looking at the body through movement, nutrition, and mindfulness.  This program is designed to help students integrate many facets into a healthy lifestyle.  Students will learn how flexibility and strength impact the musculoskeletal system on an anatomical and physiological basis.  They will understand the impact of exercise on the cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems. Diet will be woven throughout the program, highlighting how our food choices impact our energy, mood, and metabolism. Cindy Beck Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Nancy Parkes
Signature Required: Spring 
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4, 6, 8 04 06 08 Evening S 14Spring This course supports the Prior Learning from Experience (PLE) program through which select adults have the unique opportunity to demonstrate college equivalent learning and knowledge stemming from significant professional and cultural experiences.  In this rigorous program, students develop an extensive written document made up of a several essays that document and demonstrate college level learning.  Through expository writing and research, as well as appendices of prior work, the document analyzes both experience and modes of learning.  Students earn credit through a combination of coursework and professional faculty evaluation of the completed document for academic equivalency. Students may take the class for up to a year as they write their document, selecting four, six, or eight credits each quarter up to a cumulative total of 16 credits. Students have extensive opportunities to work with one another in collaborative editing and construction of portfolios. Students completing a PLE Document generally describe their experience as "transformative," helping them to understand the college level equivalence of their professional and life experience, as well as better preparing them for future academic and professional work. Nancy Parkes Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Nancy Parkes
Signature Required: Fall 
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4, 6, 8 04 06 08 Evening F 13 Fall This course supports the Prior Learning from Experience (PLE) program through which select adults have the unique opportunity to demonstrate college equivalent learning and knowledge stemming from significant professional and cultural experiences.  In this rigorous program, students develop an extensive written document made up of a several essays that document and demonstrate college level learning.  Through expository writing and research, as well as appendices of prior work, the document analyzes both experience and modes of learning.  Students earn credit through a combination of coursework and professional faculty evaluation of the completed document for academic equivalency. Students may take the class for up to a year as they write their document, selecting four, six, or eight credits each quarter up to a cumulative total of 16 credits. Students have extensive opportunities to work with one another in collaborative editing and construction of portfolios. Students completing a PLE Document generally describe their experience as "transformative," helping them to understand the college level equivalence of their professional and life experience, as well as better preparing them for future academic and professional work. Nancy Parkes Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Nancy Parkes
Signature Required: Winter 
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4, 6, 8 04 06 08 Evening W 14Winter This course supports the Prior Learning from Experience (PLE) program through which select adults have the unique opportunity to demonstrate college equivalent learning and knowledge stemming from significant professional and cultural experiences.  In this rigorous program, students develop an extensive written document made up of a several essays that document and demonstrate college level learning.  Through expository writing and research, as well as appendices of prior work, the document analyzes both experience and modes of learning.  Students earn credit through a combination of coursework and professional faculty evaluation of the completed document for academic equivalency. Students may take the class for up to a year as they write their document, selecting four, six, or eight credits each quarter up to a cumulative total of 16 credits. Students have extensive opportunities to work with one another in collaborative editing and construction of portfolios. Students completing a PLE Document generally describe their experience as "transformative," helping them to understand the college level equivalence of their professional and life experience, as well as better preparing them for future academic and professional work. Nancy Parkes Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Suzanne Simons
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 8 08 Weekend S 14Spring "The natural environment is always a shaping force of individual and group psychology and identity - and this force can only be ignored or suppressed at a price," authors Kathleen Wallace and Karla Armbruster argue in Using the natural world as framework, this half-time, writing and reading intensive program will explore how poetry helps us understand and express our complex relationships with the world around us, including the interplay between the natural world and built environment. Program activities will include field-based writing workshops at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, downtown Olympia, and other locations. We will also participate in community poetry readings in Olympia and Seattle. Other program activities will include seminar, guest speakers, films, and critique workshops. Emphasis will be placed on learning and refining the practice of the craft of poetry, including sound, form, imagery and revision through extensive reading of published works as well as sharing of students' poetry. By the end of the program, students will have written and revised a modest collection of original poetry. This program is suitable for all levels of student poets, from the curious to dabblers to regular practitioners.     Suzanne Simons Sat Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Mark Hurst
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Weekend F 13 Fall Following Frankl's existentialist urgings toward hope and meaning, as well as the humanists’ emphasis on self-actualization, leading scholars in psychology founded "positive psychology" in 1998. Since that time, we now have a better understanding of humans at their best. This worldwide collaborative effort has attempted to balance early psychology’s focus on psychopathology. In this class, we will study correlates to life satisfaction and examine empirical science as well as practical strategies for promoting well being, quality of life, and resilience. We will Skype with leading researchers; engage in experiential activities related to gratitude, hope, altruism, etc.; and seminar with inmates in a state prison.This section of the class meets on Saturdays.  There is also a Sunday section of the class available. Mark Hurst Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Mark Hurst
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Weekend F 13 Fall Following Frankl's existentialist urgings toward hope and meaning, as well as the humanists’ emphasis on self-actualization, leading scholars in psychology founded "positive psychology" in 1998. Since that time, we now have a better understanding of humans at their best. This worldwide collaborative effort has attempted to balance early psychology’s focus on psychopathology. In this class, we will study correlates to life satisfaction and examine empirical science as well as practical strategies for promoting well being, quality of life, and resilience. We will Skype with leading researchers; engage in experiential activities related to gratitude, hope, altruism, etc.; and seminar with inmates in a state prison.This section of the class meets on Sundays.  There is also a Saturday section of the class available. Mark Hurst Sun Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Steve Blakeslee
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall This course will give students a broad overview of prose writing and help them to broaden, deepen, and improve their own writing practice. We will explore every element of the writing process, learning to brainstorm, structure, draft, critique, rewrite, polish, and share work in progress. The course will also address key principles of good writing, challenges like procrastination and writer’s block, and ways to develop productive writing routines. Steve Blakeslee Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Allen Mauney
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Evening and Weekend Su 14Summer Session I The class will begin with an intense review of precalculus material most relevant to calculus. Students are expected to have had some experience with graphs and functions and trigonometry. Calculus topics will include limits, continuity, the limit definition of the derivative, differentiation rules, maxima and minima, optimization problems, Mean Value Theorem, Newton's method, and anti-differentiation. Emphasis throughout will be on modeling problems in the physical world. Students will work homework online, write exams, work in teams, and give verbal presentations of their results to the class. Allen Mauney Mon Wed Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Judith Baumann
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall This studio-based course focuses on the rich history of relief printmaking and its applied aesthetic within fine art. Using both wood and linoleum, students will experiment with a variety of printing and carving techniques including hand editioning practices, reduction relief processes, and multiple block methods. Attention to craft and professional presentation of finished prints will be stressed throughout the quarter. Students should expect to work 6 - 8 hours in the studio outside of class time. The course will conclude with a print exchange. Judith Baumann Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Judith Baumann
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter Traditional printmaking processes and photographic techniques combine in this comprehensive overview of photo-based intaglio, serigraphy, photopolymer, cyanotypes, and photolithography. Using computer-generated, digital positives and negatives as films, students will prepare and expose light-sensitized paper, copper plates, screens, polymer, and aluminum plates to create distinctive hand-printed imagery. Throughout the course, students will also study the history and contemporary applications of the medium. While introductory, this course is highly process-based and technical in nature. Students are expected to have prior digital image editing experience. Experience in printmaking and/or photography would also be beneficial. Judith Baumann Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Judith Baumann
Signature Required: Spring 
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring In this course, students will study contemporary and traditional techniques in stone lithography. Traditional stone lithography, invented in 1796, is the practice of drawing directly onto a prepared stone surface, etching, and then printing from that surface. Students will focus on learning the theory and chemistry of stone lithography through this intensive studio course. Touche washes, direct engraving methods, and color printing will also be demonstrated. Students must have previous experience in printmaking and confidence creating hand drawn imagery. Judith Baumann Tue Thu Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Stephen Buxbaum
  Course JR–SRJunior - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring Washington State’s local governance system was forged during the last great mass democratic movement of our nation’s history – the Progressive Era. The cultural, economic and political forces that informed our state’s creation and development provide insight into how social movements develop and what factors contribute to their success and failure. Using Lawrence Goodwyn's as a primary text, students will also engage in primary source research of events that occured during this period in Washington state. Class sessions will be interactive, combining presentations by the instructor and guests with seminar style discussions.  Students will weekly complete one page seminar response papers based on the assigned reading and complete one short 3 to 5 page research paper. Learning objectives will focus on developing student's critical thinking and writing skills. Stephen Buxbaum Mon Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Mark Hurst
Signature Required: Winter  Spring 
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 8 08 Evening and Weekend W 14Winter S 14Spring Over recent decades, the basic and applied research related to human behavior and cognition has continued to accelerate in terms of quantity and impact, influencing people’s everyday lives as well as myriad fields—economics, political strategy and policy, the world of business, and the legal system. Development of a solid foundation in this far-reaching discipline seems critical to success across life domains (love, work, and leisure) as well as the realms that relate to human endeavor: education, social service, medicine, government, finance, and criminal justice among them. In this program we will explore the essential universalities and diversities of human experience, the intra-personal and interpersonal correlates to suffering and flourishing, and the uses of social power and influence—all of which can enhance both the knowledge and skill base of the individual and bring about change in any setting.Over the course of winter and spring quarters, students will critically examine empirical research in psychology and move toward a working model or theoretical orientation for application in the real world. To assist in this process, they will also draw on personal experience, literature, history, drama and film, and other resources to enliven and enrich their papers, presentations, and projects.We will also Skype each quarter with some of the most prominent scientists in the field after reading their books on topics such as social cognition, influence, attraction, aggression, and group dynamics.  Our studies will explore the recent science regarding self-control (which follows decades of failure promoting unsupported notions regarding self-esteem), the therapeutic benefits (both physiological, psychological, and social) of self-disclosure through talking and writing, and the new movement toward a strengths-based model of mental health (positive psychology, well-being theory, and quality of life research).Spring quarter builds on previous material, so the intention is for students to continue through from winter, culminating in a final spring project related to their future studies or professional goals. psychology, education, health care, criminal justice, political science,  management Mark Hurst Fri Sat Sun Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter Spring
Candace Vogler
Signature Required: Spring 
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring This 4-credit upper division course is offered for students who anticipate relationship-based careers in clinical or educational contexts.  Goals for the course are to build cognitive and experiential understanding of the function of earliest relationships in child development and to examine theories of family development and structures for 'good enough' families as a context for individual development. Students will explore their own development and families as a context for applying theories. Class work include reading response papers, a final synthesis project, active participation in large and small discussion formats, and role play activities. This is an intense reading class- success will require staying current with weekly readings. Candace Vogler Wed Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Candace Vogler
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter This course is intended to fill two sets of educational goals. First, abnormal psychology is frequently required for applications to graduate studies in psychology, social work, etc. Second, psychopathology and abnormal psychology have important implications for everyday life relationships and daily functioning, separate from clinical diagnoses and categorizing. In this course, inquiry-based exploration of the role of early attachment and first relationships in psychological development will provide students with perspectives needed to understand how human relationships and the brain interact to shape levels of social and emotional functioning. Readings will include fiction, DSM V, and current articles and texts pertaining to the early developmental substrates of psychopathology. Students will be expected to work both independently and in small and large groups. Written assignments will include exploring personal psychological history, and more formal exploration of some aspect of psychopathology.  Successful completion of this course will meet expectations for abnormal psychology credit, and provide foundation for ongoing work in human services fields. Candace Vogler Wed Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Lori Blewett
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening and Weekend Su 14Summer Session I This two-week intensive course focuses on the fundamentals of public speaking. It is aimed at improving speaking confidence and skill regardless of one’s current level of experience.  Students will learn to control speech anxiety, compose well-organized presentations, and produce dynamic performances.  We will draw on contemporary and traditional rhetorical theories in relation to persuasive and informative speaking goals.  All students will receive individualized feedback and coaching in order to enhance their ability to speak effectively in the classroom, workplace, or public arena. The course provides communication credit for selected Master In Teaching endorsement areas. Lori Blewett Tue Sat Sun Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Chris Portmann
  Course JR–SRJunior - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall This course will focus on research design issues related to the social sciences including types of studies, sampling, data collection techniques, research ethics, and report writing.  Additionally, the course will cover data analysis and presentation strategies including measures of central tendency and parametric testing (e.g., t-test, ANOVA, Pearson Correlation). This course is intended to complement the weekend program , but it can be taken as a stand-alone course. Chris Portmann Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Lori Blewett
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Evening W 14Winter   Lori Blewett Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Hirsh Diamant and Cindy Beck
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Evening and Weekend S 14Spring This interdisciplinary program will explore how the human body was imagined by Eastern and Western cultures and how we can re-imagine the body to achieve better health and a greater sense of well-being.  In particular we will study organs and body systems, look at the ways the body was imagined in Western scientific illustration and in alchemical images, Chinese diagrams, and Tibetan paintings.  We will look at major organs and body systems from physical, physiological, and spiritual perspectives, practice medical illustration, and explore new ways of understanding and representing the interdependent work of a healthy body.  Our study will also include an introduction to energy systems and alternative medicine.Credits will be awarded in medical illustration, cultural studies, and anatomy. Hirsh Diamant Cindy Beck Wed Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Naima Lowe
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening Su 14Summer Session II In a world increasingly made up of screens, it is important to know how to make and re-make images that matter. Students from all disciplines and skill levels are invited to take this course where we will learn how films and videos use editing to make meaning. In this hands on course students will be introduced to the fundamentals of digital video editing through a combination of screenings, class discussions, readings, exercises and projects. We'll look at examples of films and videos that take pre-existing footage and transform the meaning through "remixing" and transforming the original. We'll also look at some classical film and video editing techniques to better understand how these "rules of the trade" can be borrowed, transformed and broken in order to get our ideas across. Students will gain competency in a range of editing techniques appropriate for documentary, narrative and experimental video forms, and will learn to critically and formally analyze films and videos in order to better understand how editing (as well as other formal elements) come together in films to create meaning.This course welcomes students of all skill levels.  Naima Lowe Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Ann Storey and Bob Woods
Signature Required: Spring 
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 12 12 Evening and Weekend S 14Spring In this interdisciplinary program we will study Italian Renaissance art while we create our own bronze sculptures inspired by that tradition.  Sculpture led the way to the realization of the artistic aims of the Renaissance, as artists concentrated on two major challenges:  the freestanding figure and the representation of three-dimensional space.  We will explore the social, economic, and historical forces that led artists to revive the ideals of classical antiquity and look with fresh eyes at the natural world.  In creating our sculpture we will work systematically from ideation to realization—drawing, design, and 3D sculpture—while exploring principles, materials, and techniques.  Metal casting will be the main studio vehicle and will incorporate many sequential steps to the finished artwork.  The art history portion of the class will present an overview of the Italian Renaissance through lectures, reading, writing, and seminaring.   Ann Storey Bob Woods Tue Thu Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Martha Henderson
  Course JR–GRJunior - Graduate 4 04 Evening and Weekend Su 14Summer Session I Research Design and Qualitative Methods is a graduate course primarily focused on research in social sciences and environmental studies. The class will explore major theoretical and philosophical constructs of knowledge and ask students to develop a theoretical perspective for graduate research projects. From theory, the class will move towards identifying specific research questions based on student interest. Students developing MES thesis projects or MPA capstone projects are encouraged to initiate research questions. Once questions have been developed, the class will examine a series of possible qualitative research methods including interview, archival, text examination, ethnography, and case studies. Each method will be practiced including data gathering and data analysis. Students will be asked to write a research design proposal including theoretical perspective, research identification, method development, and data analysis selection. Ethical issues of qualitative research and preparation of Human Subjects Review documents will be covered. Class work will include lecture, seminar, field testing, on-line data analysis selection, and participant observation. , is a geographer interested in social aspects of environmental conditions  and transformation of Earth by humans over time.  She is currently the Director of the Graduate Program on the Environment.  Her primary research and teaching interests are in ethnic identities as revealed in cultural landscapes.  Her teaching areas and research interests include Greek landscapes of wild land fire, Native American reservation landscapes, and Western American public lands and landscapes. Martha Henderson Summer Summer
Elena Smith
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall W 14Winter S 14Spring This year-long course is designed to teach students to read the mysterious looking Cyrillic script, write the unique Russian cursive, construct sentences and express themselves in Russian. Students will immerse themselves in the colorful cultural and historical context provided by authentic text, film, music, and visual arts. Exploring selected works by such literary masters as A. Pushkin, L. Tolstoy, and A. Chekhov, to name a few, students will be able to understand not only the specifics of Russian grammar and vocabulary but also the complexities of Russian character and the Russian way of thinking as documented and preserved by outstanding Russian authors. Elena Smith Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Suzanne Simons and Ann Storey
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior 8 08 Evening F 13 Fall W 14Winter Sacred Intersections focuses on a thousand-year period of Christian and Islamic art, art history, poetry, and mysticism. As the program continues in Winter quarter, we will turn our attention to a time of, roughly, the 12 through the 14 centuries. This was a period that built on the creativity, spirituality, and change of the previous era and took the arts to new heights through creative and cultural fusion. We will study the motivating ideas and issues of the age: the mystical poetic traditions of the Persian empire (present-day Iran and central Asia) and their influence on contemporary poetry; the awe-inspiring forms of Gothic architecture, and the poetry of the Beguine mystics (of present-day Germany).  The idea that both mystic and artist were “seers”—seeing beyond the physical into the transcendent and metaphysical—impelled them into visionary realms. We will examine poets such as Rumi and Hafez and other charismatic figures.  We will study illuminated manuscripts, mosaics, stained glass, sculpture, and sacred architecture of European and Byzantine Christendom and Islamic empires stretching from Spain to Central Asia.  Art workshops will enable students to move from theory to practice. Class time will be divided among the following activities: faculty lectures, art workshops, seminars, writing, films and a possible field trip to a local mosque. This program is preparatory for further study and/or careers in the visual arts, education, museum studies, religion, communication, international relations, history, and writing. Suzanne Simons Ann Storey Tue Thu Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Stephen Beck
  Course SR ONLYSenior Only 4 04 Evening S 14Spring Stephen Beck Tue Senior SR Spring Spring
Marla Elliott
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Evening and Weekend Su 14Summer Session II Shape note music has captivated and inspired American singers for two hundred years.  Its dissonant harmonies and full-throated vocal style have led to the label “gospel-punk”.  In this short, intensive course we will learn the basics of this music and its practices, and then travel to Buckley, Washington to participate in an All-Day Singing event. All skill levels are welcome.  Students can expect to improve their music literacy, vocal strength, and sight-singing skills; they will also learn about the history of American hymnody.  Marla Elliott Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
John Baldridge
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Evening F 13 Fall Explore the history of imperialism and early globalization through real-life stories of shipwrecks and mutiny in this 8-credit Evening & Weekend Studies program.  Learn the history behind , experience the true-life story of the shipwreck that inspired Melville’s , and read the horrific tale of incompetence and cannibalism following the wreck of the tall ship , which inspired one of the most famous paintings of an era.  Then, set sail on the waters of the Puget Sound/Salish Sea to "learn the ropes" for real on an actual wooden sailing ship.  This program is not for the faint of heart but is open to any and all! We will study historical accounts of famed shipwrecks and mutiny and the political, economic, and social contexts in which they took place.  The "Age of Sail" constituted the genesis of western ideas about nationalism, globalization and cannibalism, and early European exploration by ship helped create and perpetuate enduring (and all-too-inaccurate) racial narratives that persist to this day.  Together, we will debunk the distortions of history; sail the seas of literature, film, music, art, and rhetoric; and explore how the stories, language, and traditions of tall-ship sailors continue to shape the way we understand and describe the world.  You won’t have to "walk the plank" before you learn what it means to be "three sheets to the wind" or "have the devil to pay."  Above all—and this is guaranteed—no one will be "keel hauled" in the course of this program!Look forward to guest speakers in such areas as music, art, and maritime studies.  Texts and films will be accompanied by lectures on historical geographies of globalization, imperialism, and culture, as well as workshops on art and music of the period.  Be prepared to learn and/or compose sea shanties and, weather permitting, sing them on the deck of a wooden ship under sail!  Book-length readings (and/or excerpts) will include: (Caroline Alexander); (Nathaniel Philbrick); (Jonathan Miles); (Neil Hanson); (Andrew Jampoler); (Caroline Alexander); and others. Film screenings may include: (2011); (1962); (2002); and more. Seminars on readings and films, along with workshops on art, music, history and geography will be complemented by a full-day Saturday field trip aboard a wooden sailing ship in the South Sound, so program participants can experience some of the conditions of life experienced by the sailors whose stories we will learn.A rollicking time will be had by all, and we’ll have salt in our veins by the end of the quarter, for sure! John Baldridge Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Douglas Schuler
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8, 12 08 12 Evening and Weekend F 13 Fall W 14Winter S 14Spring We are surrounded with problems that aren't going away; problems that cannot be solved by individuals acting alone. At the same time, a variety of powerful barriers often stand in the way of working together successfully. And all too frequently, the institutions that are supposed to help in these matters seem either oppositional or ineffectual.How can we develop and nurture the "civic intelligence" that will help ensure our actions produce the best outcomes? What sorts of creative and, often courageous, actions, events, policies, and institutions are people devising to help meet these challenges? And how can these add up to more widespread and enduring social change? As John Robinson of UBC's Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability stated, "If we can't imagine a better world, we won't get it."Social innovation helps us to create and ponder possible futures. Civic intelligence is an evolving, cross-disciplinary perspective that examines, proposes, initiates, and evaluates collective capacity for the common good. It builds on concepts from sociology and other social sciences but also intersects with most — or all — of the other disciplines including the hard sciences, education, cognitive science, the media, and the humanities. In this three quarter program we will focus our efforts — both reflective and action-oriented — on the theory and practice of social innovation and civic intelligence in which "ordinary" people begin to assume greater power and responsibility for creating a future that is more responsive to the needs of people and the planet. Throughout the program we will gain understanding and skills through collaborative projects, workshops, films, experiments, games, and group processes. All quarters will include theoretical readings and workshops. Spring quarter will also involve student projects with the goal of effecting real-world change.Students will help determine the topics for winter and spring, which may include deliberation, alternative economics, collective memory, cooperation, media, participatory design, inequality, or war and peace.Students registering for 12 credits will be working within CIRAL, the Civic Intelligence Research Action Laboratory, for 4 of their credits. CIRAL is designed to help support ongoing, student-led, collaborative projects. It is intended to foster sustained and engaged relationships with groups, organizations, movements, and institutions.  In addition to our regular meetings, these students will meet each Wednesday before class from 4:30 to 6:00.  Douglas Schuler Wed Wed Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Wenhong Wang
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring This course will explore poverty in the context of increasing social inequality and use the sociological theories to look at various aspects of poverty and its particularities in the U.S.Questions we will be exploring include: what is poverty? Why is poverty so prevalent? Who are the poor? What are the underlying causes of poverty? Why is poverty a disease of the whole society (not just the poor)? How is poverty manifested in people’s everyday life? Why are certain racial and ethnic groups more likely to fall into poverty? How do economic processes contribute to poverty? What are the goals and purposes of social welfare programs? What are the limits of policy?Using poverty as our subject of inquiry, we will study sociological theories and key concepts and critically examine their applicability in class and poverty related issues. We will explore the intricate and complex relationship between social structure and individuals. Course activities will include lectures, seminar, and workshop, individual and group projects. Students will write seminar essays, self-reflection papers, and carry out a social experiment. This course is complementary to while it can also be taken as a separate course.  Wenhong Wang Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Dawn Williams
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring This course covers the first quarter of the first year of Spanish.  Students will gain a basic foundation in Spanish vocabulary and grammar and will focus on speaking, listening, writing, and reading activities to acquire essential vocabulary and develop communication skills. The course is taught primarily in Spanish and involves work in small groups.  Many aspects of Latino and Spanish culture will be presented throughout.  Some homework activities require Internet access.  Courses to complete the first-year of Spanish will be available throughout the following academic year. Dawn Williams Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Joseph Alonso
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall This course covers the first quarter of the first year of Spanish.  Students will gain a basic foundation in Spanish vocabulary and grammar and will focus on speaking, listening, writing, and reading activities to acquire essential vocabulary and develop communication skills. The course is taught primarily in Spanish and involves work in small groups.  Many aspects of Latino and Spanish culture will be presented throughout.  Some homework activities require Internet access.  Students from this section will need to join section A or B to continue learning first-year Spanish in winter and spring quarters. Joseph Alonso Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Joseph Alonso and Amaia Martiartu
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter S 14Spring This two-quarter sequence of courses covers two-thirds of the first year of Spanish.  Students will gain a basic foundation in Spanish vocabulary and grammar and will focus on speaking, listening, writing, and reading activities to acquire essential vocabulary and develop communication skills. The course is taught primarily in Spanish and involves work in small groups.  Many aspects of Latino and Spanish culture will be presented throughout.  Some homework activities require Internet access.  The final quarter of first-year Spanish will be available in fall quarter and may be offered during summer quarter. Joseph Alonso Amaia Martiartu Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter Spring Spring
Amaia Martiartu
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall W 14Winter S 14Spring This year-long sequence of courses covers the first year of Spanish.  Students will gain a basic foundation in Spanish vocabulary and grammar and will focus on speaking, listening, writing, and reading activities to acquire essential vocabulary and develop communication skills. The course is taught primarily in Spanish and involves work in small groups.  Many aspects of Latino and Spanish culture will be presented throughout.  Some homework activities require Internet access. Amaia Martiartu Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Arleen Sandifer
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall W 14Winter S 14Spring This year-long sequence of courses covers the first year of Spanish.  Students will gain a basic foundation in Spanish vocabulary and grammar and will focus on speaking, listening, writing, and reading activities to acquire essential vocabulary and develop communication skills. The course is taught primarily in Spanish and involves work in small groups.  Many aspects of Latino and Spanish culture will be presented throughout.  Some homework activities require Internet access. Arleen Sandifer Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Amaia Martiartu and David Phillips
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall W 14Winter This two-quarter sequence completes the first year of Spanish language study.  Students will gain a basic foundation in Spanish vocabulary and grammar and will focus on speaking, listening, writing, and reading activities to acquire essential vocabulary and develop communication skills. The course is taught primarily in Spanish and involves work in small groups.  Many aspects of Latino and Spanish culture will be presented throughout.  Some homework activities require Internet access.  Students seeking to continue in second-year Spanish after this sequence will have to wait until summer or the following fall to begin the intermediate Spanish sequence. Amaia Martiartu David Phillips Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Amaia Martiartu
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall This course covers the final quarter of the first year of Spanish.  Students will build on their foundation of Spanish vocabulary and grammar and will focus on speaking, listening, writing, and reading activities to acquire essential vocabulary and develop communication skills. The course is taught primarily in Spanish and involves work in small groups.  Many aspects of Latino and Spanish culture will be presented throughout.  Some homework activities require Internet access.  Successful completion of this course serves as preparation to take Intermediate Spanish I in winter quarter. Amaia Martiartu Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Hugo Flores
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring Conversación y composición is designed for students who are interested in learning and practicing advanced-level Spanish reading and essay writing strategies. For the Spring quarter, students will read García Márquez "Cien Años de Soledad” in Spanish. In addition to this, students are expected to actively participate in seminar-like activities talking about grammatical topics of interest as well as analyzing the book's form and content. Students will write several short response papers and a final essay.   Hugo Flores Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
David Phillips
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter S 14Spring This sequence of courses is designed for students who have developed conversational Spanish language skills.  Communication in class takes place entirely in Spanish.  These courses build upon previous work to strengthen communication skills and fluency in Spanish.  Coursework focuses on intensive conversation, reading, and writing, as well as practice of grammatical structures.  Group conversations and written work will focus on practical themes as well as on many topics related to Latin American societies and Hispanic cultures. David Phillips Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Hugo Flores
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall W 14Winter S 14Spring These consecutive courses are designed for students who have developed conversational Spanish language skills.  Communication in class takes place entirely in Spanish.  These courses build upon previous work to strengthen communication skills and fluency in Spanish.  Coursework focuses on intensive conversation, reading, and writing, as well as practice of grammatical structures.  Group conversations and written work will focus on practical themes as well as on many topics related to Latin American societies and Hispanic cultures. The spring course has been cancelled. Hugo Flores Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Marla Elliott
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 2 02 Evening and Weekend Su 14Summer Session I Oral eloquence still counts!  This intensive weekend course will help you learn to use your voice, body, and personal presence with confidence when speaking or performing.  You will learn to channel stage fright into creative energy; to develop habits of sustainable, resonant voice use; and to coordinate voice and body for maximum effectiveness.  This course is especially useful for actors, poets, rappers, and other artists who communicate through speech. Marla Elliott Fri Sat Sun Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Alvin Josephy
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening Su 14Summer Session II How strange is the weather this year, anyway? Can we explain the broad die-off of conifers across the Rocky Mountains? How about spending tax-payers' money to provide a hot breakfast to school kids in the morning? Is it “worth it”? The answers to these questions lie in our ability to understand data. Statistics is the tool we use to understand that data. The goal of this class will be to involve the student in exploring how Statistics is used to explain natural phenomena, promote public policy, and tell us things about the world that we can never know without it. Alvin Josephy Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Ralph Murphy
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening Su 14Summer Session I This class covers key statistical concepts at the conceptual and computational level with an emphasis on how statistics is used in research in natural and social sciences.  Important elements of research design are covered in the class. Descriptive and inferential statistical tests are covered including scales of data, measures of central tendency, normal distributions, probability, chi square, correlation and linear regression, tests of hypothesis, and Type I and Type II errors. Students will develop a clear understanding of introductory statistics and the ability to correctly interpret findings in journals, newspapers, and books. The class meets the statistics prerequisite for MES and MPA programs at Evergreen and most other graduate schools with a statistics prerequisite. Ralph Murphy Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Wenhong Wang
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring Wenhong Wang Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Alvin Josephy
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall This course is an introduction to statistics for students with limited mathematical skills, little if any formal exposure to data and data analysis, and no experience with statistics.  This class will introduce the student to the statistical process, including data collection, ways of organizing data, an introduction to data analysis, and an opportunity to learn how practitioners present their findings.  We will examine several case studies, explore how data is used in explaining common events, and develop a more critical understanding about how statistics allows us to understand the world around us.  (Note: Please bring a calculator.) Alvin Josephy Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Alvin Josephy
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter This course is an introduction to statistics for students with limited mathematical skills, little if any formal exposure to data and data analysis, and no experience with statistics.  This class will introduce the student to the statistical process, including data collection, ways of organizing data, an introduction to data analysis, and an opportunity to learn how practitioners present their findings.  We will examine several case studies, explore how data is used in explaining common events, and develop a more critical understanding about how statistics allows us to understand the world around us.  (Note: Please bring a calculator.) Alvin Josephy Mon Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Alvin Josephy
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring This course is an introduction to statistics for students with limited mathematical skills, little if any formal exposure to data and data analysis, and no experience with statistics.  This class will introduce the student to the statistical process, including data collection, ways of organizing data, an introduction to data analysis, and an opportunity to learn how practitioners present their findings.  We will examine several case studies, explore how data is used in explaining common events, and develop a more critical understanding about how statistics allows us to understand the world around us.  (Note: Please bring a calculator.) Alvin Josephy Mon Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Allen Mauney
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall This course is an introduction to statistics for students with limited mathematical skills, little if any formal exposure to data and data analysis, and no experience with statistics.  This class will introduce the student to the statistical process, including data collection, ways of organizing data, an introduction to data analysis, and an opportunity to learn how practitioners present their findings.  We will examine several case studies, explore how data is used in explaining common events, and develop a more critical understanding about how statistics allows us to understand the world around us.  (Note: Please bring a calculator.) Allen Mauney Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Alvin Josephy
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Weekend W 14Winter This course is an introduction to Statistics for students with limited, if any formal exposure to data and data analysis, and no formal experience with Statistics.  This class will introduce the student to the statistical process, including data collection, ways of organizing data, an introduction to data analysis, and an opportunity to learn how practitioners present their findings.  We will discuss several case studies and problems, explore how data is used in explaining common and unusual events, and develop a more critical understanding about how statistics helps us to understand the world around us. Alvin Josephy Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Alvin Josephy
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Weekend S 14Spring This course is an introduction to Statistics for students with limited, if any formal exposure to data and data analysis, and no formal experience with Statistics.  This class will introduce the student to the statistical process, including data collection, ways of organizing data, an introduction to data analysis, and an opportunity to learn how practitioners present their findings.  We will discuss several case studies and problems, explore how data is used in explaining common and unusual events, and develop a more critical understanding about how statistics helps us to understand the world around us. Alvin Josephy Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Allen Mauney
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring This course is an introduction to statistics for students with limited mathematical skills, little if any formal exposure to data and data analysis, and no experience with statistics.  This class will introduce the student to the statistical process, including data collection, ways of organizing data, an introduction to data analysis, and an opportunity to learn how practitioners present their findings.  We will examine several case studies, explore how data is used in explaining common events, and develop a more critical understanding about how statistics allows us to understand the world around us.  (Note: Please bring a calculator.) Allen Mauney Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Alvin Josephy
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter In this class we will explore the concepts of inferential statistics. This class assumes that the student has a prior background in descriptive statistics. The class will discuss probability, especially in terms of probability distributions, and move on to hypothesis testing. In this context, the class will work with several distributions, such as t, chi square, F as well as the normal distribution, and work with ANOVA and multiple regression. The class will finish with an introduction to non-parametric statistics. In addition, the students will consider journal articles and research concepts, and will prepare a small presentation using the concepts from the class. Alvin Josephy Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Alvin Josephy
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring In this class we will explore the concepts of inferential statistics. This class assumes that the student has a prior background in descriptive statistics. The class will discuss probability, especially in terms of probability distributions, and move on to hypothesis testing. In this context, the class will work with several distributions, such as t, chi square, F as well as the normal distribution, and work with ANOVA and multiple regression. The class will finish with an introduction to non-parametric statistics. In addition, the students will consider journal articles and research concepts, and will prepare a small presentation using the concepts from the class. Alvin Josephy Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Hansina Hill
  SOS FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 6 06 Evening S 14Spring and will include selected topics in thermodynamics, kinetics, nuclear chemistry, and some introductory organic. Hansina Hill Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Steven Johnson
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Weekend S 14Spring People are often placed in leadership positions and then find that they are in unfamiliar territory with no roadmap for success and even struggling with the requirements of the new role.  Acting under the premise that we manage resources and lead people, this course is designed to expose students to the nuts and bolts approaches of both leadership and management.  We will discuss and study the management processes needed while developing leadership skills.  Course work will be designed around each student's individual needs.  Steven Johnson Fri Sat Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Kathy Kelly
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Weekend S 14Spring   Kathy Kelly Sat Sun Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Marja Eloheimo
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 12 12 Weekend F 13 Fall W 14Winter S 14Spring Working as a multidisciplinary project team, this year-long program has a mission. Students will engage in hands-on work to enhance the fledgling ethnobotanical garden at the Evergreen “House of Welcome” Longhouse by refining and caring for existing habitat and theme areas. Through this work, we will create a valuable educational resource and contribute to multiple communities including Evergreen, local K-12 schools, local First Nations, and a growing global collective of ethnobotanical gardens that promote environmental, medical, and cultural diversity and sustainability.During winter quarter, students will focus on the garden's "story" through continued work on existing signage, a book draft, and/or other interpretive materials such as a web page. Students will work independently on skill development, research, and project planning or implementation in their selected areas of interest and garden areas. Students will also be active during the winter transplant season and will prepare procurement and planting plans for the spring season.During spring quarter, students will plant and care for the garden, wrapping up all of the work they have begun. They will complete interpretive materials, create and implement educational activities, and participate in the Longhouse Cleansing Ceremony.Since this unique program is grounded in community-service learning, topics in various subject areas – including field botany, community-based herbalism, horticulture, and Indigenous studies – are woven into the fabric of student learning when most appropriate to overall objectives, and are introduced through readings, lectures, workshops, assignments, and projects.The program cultivates community by nurturing each member's contributions and growth, and acknowledges the broader context of sustainability, especially with regard to food and medicine.  Marja Eloheimo Sat Sun Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Marla Elliott and Marcella Benson-Quaziena
  Program JR–SRJunior - Senior 8 08 Weekend F 13 Fall W 14Winter S 14Spring You are the most powerful and versatile tool you have. Do you know who you are and what you stand for?  Is that who you want to be? How can you use your presence as an instrument of change? How do you know what you evoke/provoke in others?  How do you move in the world with awareness of your authentic self? The ability to communicate and influence is crucial to our effectiveness as we move through many systems.  This program is designed for students who want to develop skills of self-knowledge and “use of self” as an instrument of social change. Marla Elliott Marcella Benson-Quaziena Sat Sun Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter
Susan Cummings
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter The major personality theorists will be presented sequentially within their cultural and historical contexts. This will provide the students with a broader understanding of the evolution of ideas concerning human nature. Exploration of theories will be limited to those that apply specifically to the practice of counseling. Attention will be paid to the interaction of the individual with the social milieu, the cultural biases within theory, and the effect of personal history on theoretical claims. This course is a core course, required for pursuit of graduate studies in psychology. Susan Cummings Tue Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Daryl Morgan
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8 08 Evening Su 14Summer Full "The life so short, the craft so long to learn."                                                 Hippocrates   The rise of the great medieval artisan craft guilds of Europe and Japan began a transformation not only of the ways in which things were made and of the ways in which craftsmen were trained to make them, but of the fundamental relationship between capital and labor.  This course will investigate the world of the guilds and of the men, methods, tools, and materials they employed.  We will focus on the history of two guilds in particular, (of which the instructor's grandfather was a member) and (of which the instructor is a member) and their effect on the cultures they inhabited.  During the program students will experience learning in much the same way as an 18th century apprentice might have, engaging both the work of the mind and of the hand as they make and learn to use a classic English bowsaw and a traditional handplane called a "coffin smoother."     Daryl Morgan Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Steve Cifka
  Course JR–SRJunior - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter Many idealistic, well-intentioned new teachers find themselves frustrated by their early experiences in public schools and soon leave public education entirely. This frustration is not inevitable. This course, taught by an Evergreen graduate with more than 30 years’ experience teaching in public schools, will explore the skills needed to become a passionate, powerful teacher in the 21st century. We will investigate some of the inevitable struggles—both political and personal—that teachers encounter in public schools today, and we will hear how passionate teachers overcome those tensions. This course may be of particular interest to upper-division students who are considering careers in education, but will also interest any student who wishes to look closely at issues in public education today. As part of this course, students who plan to apply to the Master in Teaching program can begin the classroom observations required for application. Steve Cifka Thu Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Joli Sandoz
Signature Required: Winter  Spring 
  Research SO–SRSophomore - Senior V V Evening W 14Winter S 14Spring This is an opportunity for students to work with faculty from a diverse set of disciplines on creative and scholarly projects. Students will come away with invaluable skills in library and archival research practices, visual arts studio practices, laboratory practices, film/media production practices, critical research and writing, and much more. Critical and Creative Practices is comprised of a diverse group of artists, theorists, scientists, mathematicians, writers, filmmakers and other cultural workers whose interdisciplinary fields of study sit at the crossroads between critical theoretical studies and creative engagement. (creative nonfiction) draws from experience and field, archival and library research to write creative essays about experiences and constructions of place, and about cultural practices of embodiment. She also experiments with juxtapositions of diagrams, images and words, including hand-drawn mapping. Students working with Joli will be able to learn their choice of: critical reading approaches to published works (reading as a writer), online and print research and associated information assessment skills, identifying publishing markets for specific pieces of writing, or discussing and responding to creative nonfiction in draft form (workshopping). Joli’s projects underway include a series of essays on place and aging; an essay on physical achievement and ambition; and a visual/word piece exploring the relationship of the local to the global. Joli Sandoz Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter Spring
Douglas Schuler
Signature Required: Fall  Winter  Spring 
  Program SO–SRSophomore - Senior V V Evening and Weekend F 13 Fall W 14Winter S 14Spring considerable Civic intelligence attempts to understand how "smart" a society is in addressing the issues before it and to think about – and initiate – practices that improve this capacity. It is a cross-cutting area of inquiry that includes the sciences – social and otherwise – as well as the humanities. Visual art, music, and stories, are as critical to our enterprise as the ability to analyze and theorize about social and environmental issues.Although there are many ways to engage in this research, all work will directly or indirectly support the work of the Civic Intelligence Research and Action Laboratory (CIRAL). These opportunities will generally fall under the heading of "home office" or "field" work. The home office work will generally focus on developing the capacities of the CIRAL lab, including engaging in research, media work, or tech development that will support the community partnerships. The field work component will consist of direct collaboration outside the classroom, often on an ongoing basis. Students working within this learning opportunity will generally work with one or two of the clusters of topics and activities developed by previous and current students. The first content clusters that were developed were (1) CIRAL vs. homelessness; (2) environment and energy; and (3) food. In addition to a general home office focus cluster on institutionalizing CIRAL, another focused on media and online support.We are also hoping to support students who are interested in the development of online support for civic intelligence, particularly CIRAL. This includes the development of ongoing projects such as e-Liberate, a web-based tool that supports online meetings using Roberts Rules of Order, and Activist Mirror, a civic engagement game, as well as the requirements gathering and development of new capabilities for information interchange and collaboration.Normally students taking this option will have worked with Doug Schuler previously or are otherwise familiar with CIRAL and the idea of civic intelligence. Students who are interested in type of work and have not met those informal requirements are encouraged to take the program in 2013-14.Please go to the catalog view for additional information. Douglas Schuler Wed Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Douglas Schuler
Signature Required: Fall  Winter  Spring 
  Research SO–SRSophomore - Senior V V Evening and Weekend F 13 Fall W 14Winter S 14Spring considerable Civic intelligence attempts to understand how "smart" a society is in addressing the issues before it and to think about – and initiate – practices that improve this capacity. It is a cross-cutting area of inquiry that includes the sciences – social and otherwise – as well as the humanities. Visual art, music, and stories, are as critical to our enterprise as the ability to analyze and theorize about social and environmental issues.Although there are many ways to engage in this research, all work will directly or indirectly support the work of the Civic Intelligence Research and Action Laboratory (CIRAL). These opportunities will generally fall under the heading of "home office" or "field" work. The home office work will generally focus on developing the capacities of the CIRAL lab, including engaging in research, media work, or tech development that will support the community partnerships. The field work component will consist of direct collaboration outside the classroom, often on an ongoing basis. Students working within this learning opportunity will generally work with one or two of the clusters of topics and activities developed by previous and current students. The first content clusters that were developed were (1) CIRAL vs. homelessness; (2) environment and energy; and (3) food. In addition to a general home office focus cluster on institutionalizing CIRAL, another focused on media and online support.We are also hoping to support students who are interested in the development of online support for civic intelligence, particularly CIRAL. This includes the development of ongoing projects such as e-Liberate, a web-based tool that supports online meetings using Roberts Rules of Order, and Activist Mirror, a civic engagement game, as well as the requirements gathering and development of new capabilities for information interchange and collaboration.Normally students taking this option will have worked with Doug Schuler previously or are otherwise familiar with CIRAL and the idea of civic intelligence. Students who are interested in type of work and have not met those informal requirements are encouraged to take the program in 2013-14. Douglas Schuler Wed Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall Winter Spring
Alan Nasser
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening Su 14Summer Session I Alan Nasser Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Jay Stansell
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening Su 14Summer Session II “The transcontinental railroad and the U.S. deportation system have much in common.  Both started at the coasts and now span the country.  Both implicate our grandest national aspirations and hide some of our most shameful historical truths… And both were in large measure built on the backs of Chinese immigrant workers who suffered immense hardships in the process of their creation.”  Daniel Kanstoom, , p. 1. The dramatic, large scale migration of Chinese laborers into the United States from 1850 onward was met with wide-spread racism, vigilante actions, and ultimately the first efforts by Congress to establish laws that have since become commonplace: the federal power to control immigration, including the power to expel -- to deport -- another person back to his or her country of origin.  The racist backlash against the Chinese has been repeated in cycles against other groups to this day.  The laws that were passed by Congress formed the foundation of a modern immigration enforcement system of a size and ferocity unimaginable at the time.This class will closely consider the social, political and economic circumstances of America in the 1800’s, particularly the West; when former slaves, Native Americans, and Irish, were also persecuted and vilified.  Students will then study the first early deportation and exclusion laws passed by Congress, and the Supreme Court decisions considering the constitutionality of these statutes.  With this background, we will move to a study of selected issues in modern immigration policy, including the refugee experience in the U.S., and the growth of the immigration enforcement state in post- 9/11 America. Jay Stansell Tue Wed Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Daryl Morgan
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter That service in a military organization teaches unique and valuable skills is unarguable.  The successful exercise of Intelligence Gathering, Planning/Preparation, and Mission Execution depends on sound decision making, on practical leadership skills, on teamwork, and on the self-discipline that is critical to survival in life-or-death situations.  The focus of this course will be on translating the language, context, and framework of your military experience, not only into effective strategies for navigating the often murky institutional and academic waters of higher education, but on beginning the process of discovering meaning in what you have experienced as warriors.The course will challenge you to learn to read with perception and discernment, to write with clarity and precision, to be not just critical thinkers but courageous ones, and to find language that will enable you to articulate what you have discovered to be true.  These are habits of mind and practice that are foundational to meaningful learning and we will begin to develop them through a very intentional reflection on your own experiences and on the experiences of others.  Those reflections will be guided by films, music, and works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry augmented by tutorials in academic writing, reading, and research.  You can expect to wrestle with the discoveries you make and employ the skills you acquire in formal writing assignments, in a personal journal, in small group work, and in seminar. At the heart of any academic endeavor is the library.  Libraries are themselves schools and librarians are in the highest sense teachers.  Each library, though, has in place a unique kind of machinery for the use of its collection.  A key component of this course, then, will be teaching students to effectively manipulate the levers of the particular TESC machine in the service of your academic aims. Daryl Morgan Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Daryl Morgan
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring That service in a military organization teaches unique and valuable skills is unarguable.  The successful exercise of Intelligence Gathering, Planning/Preparation, and Mission Execution depends on sound decision making, on practical leadership skills, on teamwork, and on the self-discipline that is critical to survival in life-or-death situations.  The focus of this course will be on translating the language, context, and framework of your military experience, not only into effective strategies for navigating the often murky institutional and academic waters of higher education, but on beginning the process of discovering meaning in what you have experienced as warriors.The course will challenge you to learn to read with perception and discernment, to write with clarity and precision, to be not just critical thinkers but courageous ones, and to find language that will enable you to articulate what you have discovered to be true.  These are habits of mind and practice that are foundational to meaningful learning and we will begin to develop them through a very intentional reflection on your own experiences and on the experiences of others.  Those reflections will be guided by films, music, and works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry augmented by tutorials in academic writing, reading, and research.  You can expect to wrestle with the discoveries you make and employ the skills you acquire in formal writing assignments, in a personal journal, in small group work, and in seminar. At the heart of any academic endeavor is the library.  Libraries are themselves schools and librarians are in the highest sense teachers.  Each library, though, has in place a unique kind of machinery for the use of its collection.  A key component of this course, then, will be teaching students to effectively manipulate the levers of the particular TESC machine in the service of your academic aims. Daryl Morgan Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Lori Blewett and Karen Hogan
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 12 12 Evening and Weekend S 14Spring This program explores biological, social, and political dimensions of food. We’ll consider the basic biological composition and processes of our bodies, and learn why some foods are necessary and others are bad for us. These biological questions will be studied in relation to cultural and political constructions of food including discourses of consumption, identity, and sustainability. We’ll explore some recent hot topics related to food, including diet and obesity, GMO food labeling, crop genetic diversity, and food sovereignty.  We’re especially interested in public rhetoric on these subjects – how scientific facts and ideas are represented and misrepresented in public debate, how food consumption and related social identities are influenced by media, and how food activism is challenging trends in corporate food production.  We’ll examine a variety of media sources, including journalism, online sources, and films.  Lori Blewett Karen Hogan Wed Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Gail Wootan
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening Su 14Summer Session II This course will examine the historical, cultural, and social reasons why women, despite their majority in many other sectors of life, are not filling leadership positions in the United States.  We will also identify solutions that exist for individuals and groups, and what has been done historically and presently to improve the path to leadership for women.  This course will primarily focus on US-related issues, but will also briefly study other countries and their struggles and successes in increasing gender diversity in leadership positions.  Students will learn through course readings, research projects, group activities, videos, seminars, presentations, guest lecturers, and personal reflection.   Gail Wootan Mon Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Laurie Meeker
  Course SO–SRSophomore - Senior 4 04 Evening Su 14Summer Session II This four credit course is designed to introduce students to basic film theory and analysis through screenings, readings, seminar and critical writing. We will focus on films by and about women, working with feminist film theory as we explore the politics of representation in relation to gender.  Historically, the Classical Hollywood Narrative became the dominant form of popular visual entertainment.  We will briefly examine the characteristics of this form and its ideological implications before moving into an analysis of alternative representational strategies, including documentary, experimental, and abstract film forms. Laurie Meeker Tue Thu Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Joseph Tougas and unassigned
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Weekend Su 14Summer Session I Evergreen Faculty Joe Tougas and Makah master carver Alex McCarty will lead this first in a two course series on wooden mask carving, focusing on the local cultural perspectives of mask making.  Students will explore regional Northwest Native styles and form-line design, and masks from other world traditions as inspiration to their own mask concepts and designs. Students will carve their own masks, each one unique to the individual's identity, culture and/or personal creative expression, using both contemporary and traditional Northwest coast carving tools. This first course in the series will include developing original designs and basic mask carving skills. Joseph Tougas unassigned Fri Sat Sun Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Joseph Tougas and unassigned
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Weekend Su 14Summer Session II Evergreen Faculty Joe Tougas and Makah master carver Alex McCarty will lead this second in a two course series on wooden mask carving, focusing on the local cultural perspectives of mask making.  Students will explore regional Northwest Native styles and form-line design, and masks from other world traditions as inspiration to their own mask concepts and designs. Students will carve their own masks, each one unique to the individual's identity, culture and/or personal creative expression, using both contemporary and traditional Northwest coast carving tools. This second course in the series will focus on more advanced carving and finishing skills. It is expected that people who enroll for this second course will either have taken the first course or have some background in woodcarving.  Students who have questions about the preparation needed to be successful in this second course are encouraged to contact the faculty before enrolling.   Joseph Tougas unassigned Fri Sat Sun Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Daryl Morgan
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter There is a sense of personal satisfaction and creative accomplishment to be gained from working with wood. The aim of this course is to provide a way to realize that intention through an understanding of the basic principles of designing in wood, the physical properties of the material, and the fundamental skills necessary to shape timber to a purpose. Daryl Morgan Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Daryl Morgan
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring There is a sense of personal satisfaction and creative accomplishment to be gained from working with wood. The aim of this course is to provide a way to realize that intention through an understanding of the basic principles of designing in wood, the physical properties of the material, and the fundamental skills necessary to shape timber to a purpose. Daryl Morgan Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Daryl Morgan
  Course FR–SOFreshmen - Sophomore 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall There is a sense of personal satisfaction and creative accomplishment to be gained from working with wood. The aim of this course is to provide a way to realize that intention through an understanding of the basic principles of designing in wood, the physical properties of the material, and the fundamental skills necessary to shape timber to a purpose. Daryl Morgan Mon Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Fall Fall
Daryl Morgan
  Course JR–SRJunior - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall There is a sense of personal satisfaction and creative accomplishment to be gained from working with wood. The aim of this course is to provide a way to realize that intention through an understanding of the basic principles of designing in wood, the physical properties of the material, and the fundamental skills necessary to shape timber to a purpose. Daryl Morgan Tue Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
John McNamara
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening Su 14Summer Session II John McNamara Tue Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Steven Hendricks and Nancy Parkes
  Program FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 8, 16 08 16 Evening and Weekend Su 14Summer Full Fiction! Essays! Non-fiction! Creative non-fiction! Academic writing! Journalism! Poetry! Dive into any of these genres in  . This craft-intensive program has it all: weekly peer-critique groups; copious feedback from faculty; seminars on fiction and creative non-fiction; workshops to sharpen skills and generate ideas; and one-on-one and online critique. Deepen your engagement with your own writing, build critical reading skills, and refine your editorial eyes and ears. Use your summer to draft a number of small projects, push yourself to produce a finished, publishable manuscript, or build on academic or professional work to develop your individual projects— will challenge you to follow through on your passion for writing. In addition to intensive writing and revision, you’ll engage in writing-related activities that explore the creative process and the written word, including meditative hikes, daytime program retreats (on weekends), workshops on conventional and self-publishing strategies, and a variety of playful and rigorous approaches to the art of reading and writing.  is designed to help beginning and accomplished writers to develop skills that they can use artistically, academically, and professionally. Regular weeknight sessions will include lectures, workships, seminar, and guided critique group opportunities. We'll have two weekend retreats per session during which we'll meet all day Saturday and Sunday for workshops, walks, sharing work, and discussion. Each five week session will culminate in a Saturday workshop and celebration.  We have designed this program schedule to include students who work and for anyone who wants to work intensively on writing. The schedule is summer friendly. Students may enroll for the full 10-week quarter or for either of the 5-week sessions. Students can expect to have significant time with faculty, as well as opportunities to work independently and with strong peer support.  *This program may help future Master in Teaching Students to fulfill the 12-credits in expository and other writing.  The program may also help current MIT students to meet English Language Arts endorsements. Please contact faculty ( ) to further discuss this, or see us at academic fair for summer. Steven Hendricks Nancy Parkes Tue Wed Thu Sat Sun Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Summer Summer
Emily Lardner
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall Writing makes thinking visible to us and to others. In this course, we'll explore how writing and thinking are connected. We will experiment with strategies that make it easier to think in writing, as well as strategies for sharing our thinking with others. We'll do lots of low-stakes practicing, and we will study how writers in different fields present similar ideas. Students will have the opportunity to explore where they feel most at home as writers--the kinds of writing and the kinds of thinking they prefer to do, and what that means in the context of getting a liberal arts education. Writers of all experience levels are welcome. Emily Lardner Tue Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Nancy Parkes
Signature Required: Spring 
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening S 14Spring This course is designed to help prepare Prior Learning from Experience (PLE) students to write documents that provide evidence of college-level learning from life experience.  We will explore various techniques for deriving, clarifying, and expressing meaning from life experience. Students will identify specific knowledge they have gained and will explore various writing techniques available for self-expression.  There are also openings in this course for another set of students who will engage in the same readings and preparatory work about effective writing but will engage in creative writing workshops while the PLE students concentrate on learning how to create their PLE documents.  Though both groups will follow different writing tracks, we will all share time together supporting and enjoying one another’s work.  All students should be prepared to work collaboratively in small groups to discuss ideas and give feedback on each other's writing. Nancy Parkes Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Spring Spring
Nancy Parkes
Signature Required: Fall 
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening F 13 Fall This course is designed to help prepare Prior Learning from Experience (PLE) students to write documents that provide evidence of college-level learning from life experience.  We will explore various techniques for deriving, clarifying, and expressing meaning from life experience. Students will identify specific knowledge they have gained and will explore various writing techniques available for self-expression.  There are also openings in this course for another set of students who will engage in the same readings and preparatory work about effective writing but will engage in creative writing workshops while the PLE students concentrate on learning how to create their PLE documents.  Though both groups will follow different writing tracks, we will all share time together supporting and enjoying one another’s work.  All students should be prepared to work collaboratively in small groups to discuss ideas and give feedback on each other's writing. Nancy Parkes Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Fall Fall
Nancy Parkes
Signature Required: Winter 
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter This course is designed to help prepare Prior Learning from Experience (PLE) students to write documents that provide evidence of college-level learning from life experience.  We will explore various techniques for deriving, clarifying, and expressing meaning from life experience. Students will identify specific knowledge they have gained and will explore various writing techniques available for self-expression.  There are also openings in this course for another set of students who will engage in the same readings and preparatory work about effective writing but will engage in creative writing workshops while the PLE students concentrate on learning how to create their PLE documents.  Though both groups will follow different writing tracks, we will all share time together supporting and enjoying one another’s work.  All students should be prepared to work collaboratively in small groups to discuss ideas and give feedback on each other's writing. Nancy Parkes Thu Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
David Wolach
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening and Weekend W 14Winter This course challenges students to write the world that does not yet exist. Or, as poet and theorist of radical black performance Fred Moten does, we will try to engage in writing that "investigates new ways for people to get together and do stuff in the open, in secret." Each week we’ll work individually and collaboratively on writing experiments—prose, poetry, essay—that critique and advance beyond our own assumptions about what is socially possible or probable and that do so by paying careful attention to the rhythms of current crises. As a basis for this creative production, we will engage critically with writers whose work exists at the point where the border between politics and art ruptures. In sound, in sight, and through a kind of "improvisatory ensemble" (as Moten puts it) we will resist what too often gets counted as the inevitable outcome of a political economy that treats people as objects that just happen to speak. What is inevitable about the future, and what is it about controlled acts of creative improvisation that helps us not just "guess at" but hear our future’s past? David Wolach Wed Sat Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter
Gary Arthur
  Course FR–SRFreshmen - Senior 4 04 Evening W 14Winter This class uses an intensive writing approach that connects thematically with the course of study entitled “Health Inequality: Telling the Story and Changing It”.  Students will read/study, research, write, and present a case study.  Group collaboration is a concentrated part of the class structure.  Students will study and be encouraged to demonstrate self-expression, creativity, and critical thought in their discussion, writing, and presentation of the case study.  Lecture, formal presentations, dialogue, debate, small group breakout discussion, and whole group discussion will be used as methods of instruction. Gary Arthur Wed Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR Winter Winter