Gateways: Popular Education


Summer 2014 quarter

Taught by

English literature, theater studies

Gateways offers Evergreen students the opportunity to mentor and learn with incarcerated young men at Green Hill, a medium/maximum-security prison. Weekly learning will be guided by the practice of popular education; subjects covered will vary based on the interests of both Evergreen students and incarcerated students.  

This course is ideal for students who have worked with Gateways in the past or who are seeking admission to the 14-15 Gateways program. Students who have not worked with Gateways should contact the instructor; a background check is required to work as a volunteer at the prison. Students who, for any reason, do not pass the background check will be given other opportunities to earn credit supporting the incarcerated students.

Students will earn 16 credits if they attend 3 days a week (including 2 prison visits) for 10 weeks.

They will earn 8 credits if they attend 3 days a week (including 2 prison visits) for 5 weeks (in either first or second session).

They can also earn 8 credits if they attend 2 days a week (1 prison visit) for 10 weeks.

And they can earn 4 credits if they attend 2 days a week (1 prison visit) for 5 weeks (in either first or second session).

 

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

social work, criminal justice, community organizing, law

Location and Schedule

Campus location

Olympia

Schedule

Offered during: Day and Evening

Advertised schedule: 2-7pm Tuesday & Wednesday (depending on students' credit load) and 1-5pm Thursday. There is a mandatory program orientation for all students on June 24 (2-5pm), 25 (2-5pm), and 26 (2-5pm).  

Books

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Online Learning

Hybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online

More information about online learning.

Schedule Details

The summer Gateways course will meet from 2-7pm Tuesday & Wednesday (depending on students' credit load) and 1-5pm Thursday. Students will also complete, share, and receive feedback on required reflection essays via online forums (2 hours/week). There is a mandatory program orientation for all students on June 24 (2-5pm), 25 (2-5pm), and 26 (2-5pm). * Note: after the week 1 Orientation, I really only need the classroom from 2-3 on Tuesday and Wednesday, and from 1-5pm on Thursday.

Off Campus Location

Green Hill School in Chehalis, WA -- http://www.chehalis.k12.wa.us/ghas/.

Registration Information

Credits: 4, 8, 16 (Summer)

Class standing: Freshmen–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 20

Summer

Course Reference Numbers

Full Session (16 credits): 40060
Full Session (8 credits): 40061
First Session (8 credits): 40062
Second Session (8 credits): 40063
First Session (4 credits): 40064
Second Session (4 credits): 40065

Go to my.evergreen.edu to register for this program.

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