Individual Study/Internships: Business, Management, Non-Profits, Seaport & Maritime Studies, and International Trade

Spring 2014 quarter

Taught by

John Filmer
organizational and business management

This is not a course!

There is no classroom! Individual Learning Contracts require students to take full responsibility for their own learning, including a bibliography, the design of the syllabus, and learning schedule. The faculty sponsor merely acts as an educational manager and not as a tutor. Individual Learning Contracts traditionally offer students an opportunity to do advanced study in areas that are not usually possible through regular programs or courses at Evergreen and in which they already have established skills and/or background. Internships provide a different opportunity to apply prior learning but in this case, with the intent of developing applicable skills and people skills rather than focusing solely on advanced study or research.

John welcomes the opportunity to work with students interested in maritime studies including history, geography, sociology, literature and navigation and the technology of sailing vessels. He also can prove of great value to students interested in business and non-profit development, organizational management, project management, international business, financial analysis, international trade, maritime commerce, economics, intermodal transportation and seaport management. John also sponsors business and non-profit internships, legislative internships and internships with state and federal government agencies, port authorities, maritime and merchant marine firms, freight forwarders and other private sector organizations, including banks and financial houses.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

agency administration, business, economics, leadership,  management, maritime and seaport studies, and U.S. history.

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Day


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Schedule Details

contract progress and management will be done primarily through email.  In person meetings will be scheduled as needed.

Internship Possibilities

With faculty approval.

Registration Information

Credits: 16 (Spring)

Variable Credit Options

8- or 12-credit options also available.

Class standing: Sophomore–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 15


Signature Required

Students should provide a short paragraph of professional goals and how this will build on their basic preparation. Call (360) 867-6159 for an appointment. Consult the Evergreen webpage on Individual Learning

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