Selves and Others: Representation and Performance


REVISED

Fall 2015, Winter 2016 and Spring 2016 quarters

Taught by

book arts, literature, creative writing
mathematics, computer science, improvisational theater
sociology, gender studies

Creative writers, performers, and social scientists all engage with deep inquiries into what it's like to be a person and what it means to live within a society that shapes our lives.

In this program, we'll examine the cultural norms that shape our notions of selfhood, the forces that compel individuals to construct their identities and their bodies in certain ways, and the means by which creative activities, including research, can disrupt those norms and the ideologies behind them. We'll do this through specific disciplinary perspectives on the idea of the individual across three disciplines: improvisational performance, sociology, and creative writing.

In the fall, major readings will include sociological studies and theoretical texts and a selection of 20 th -century literature emphasizing innovative approaches to character. Active research, creative writing, and essay projects will challenge students to develop their own inquiries in relation to program themes. Regular workshops in field-research methods, creative and critical writing, and improvisation will allow students to build new skills, gain confidence with different modes of learning, and explore their own rich questions across disciplines.

Beginning in winter, students will develop major projects integrating what they've learned in all three disciplines, including sociological research and creative writing, culminating in the development of collaborative performance pieces in spring quarter.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

sociology, writing, and performance.

Location and Schedule

Campus location

Olympia

Schedule

Offered during: Day

Final Schedule and Room Assignment

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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning

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Required Fees

$120 in fall, $50 in winter, and $120 in spring for entrance fees and overnight field trips.

Revisions

Date Revision
June 11th, 2015 Description has been updated.

Registration Information

Credits: 16 (Fall); 16 (Winter); 16 (Spring)

Class standing: Freshmen–Sophomore; 50% of the seats are reserved for freshmen

Maximum enrollment: 60

Fall

Course Reference Numbers

Fr (16 credits): 10154
So (16 credits): 10155

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Winter

Accepting New Students

Course Reference Numbers

Fr (16 credits): 20083
So (16 credits): 20084

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Spring

Accepting New Students

Signature Required

Students must have suitable background in sociology and performance. Contact the faculty to discuss your level of preparation.

Course Reference Numbers

Fr (16 credits): 30052
So (16 credits): 30053

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