communication

Developing good communication skills is one of the fundamental goals of an Evergreen education. Writing and speaking are emphasized across the curriculum through multiple writing formats, small seminars, collaborative projects, and class presentations. In addition, if you wish to practice media-based communication skills, you have access to state-of-the-art sound recording and television studios, a thriving student-run newspaper, and an on-campus community radio station.

How to Choose Your Path

You’ll choose what you study to earn a Bachelor’s degree that’s meaningful to you. Some students decide their programs as they go, while others chart their course in advance.

Aim for both breadth and depth; explore fields that may be related or that may seem very distant. You'll be surprised at what you discover.

If you're new to college, look for programs where you can gain a foundation, build key skills, and broaden your knowledge (FR only, FR-SO, or FR-SR).

If you already have a foundation in this field, look for programs with intermediate or advanced material (SO-SR, JR-SR, or FR-SR). These programs may include community-based learning and in-depth research. Some of these programs have specific prerequisites; check the description for details.

Talk to an academic advisor to get help figuring out what coursework is best for you.

Planned offerings for 2018–19
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
A Writer's Paradise FR-SR
  • Summer
8, 16
Advertising and Social Media JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Becoming A Changemaker: Learning and Acting Locally and Globally FR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
8
Critical Indigenous Studies I FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Critical Indigenous Studies II FR-SR
  • Winter
4
Critical Indigenous Studies III FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Environmental and Social Justice Successes: How to Grow Hope in the Dark FR-SR
  • Winter
12
Future History: Indigenous Speculative Fiction FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Media Internships JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
14, 16
Mediaworks: Animation, Documentary and Experimental Approaches to the Moving Image SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Performance: Theory & Practice SO-SR
  • Spring
16
Photography: Beginning FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Photography: Digital FR-SR
  • Winter
4
Photography: Documentary SO-SR
  • Spring
4
PLE Document Writing FR-SR
  • Winter
4, 6, 8
PLE Document Writing FR-SR
  • Fall
4, 6, 8
PLE Document Writing FR-SR
  • Spring
4, 6, 8
Principles of Management (online) FR-SR
  • Summer
8
Public Speaking: Informing and Persuading FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Radio Practice and Politics SO-SR
  • Winter
8
The Authentic Self: Becoming an Instrument of Change JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
8, 12
Therapy Through the Arts (Day) FR-SR
  • Summer
16
Therapy Through the Arts (Evening) FR-SR
  • Summer
16
Veterans' Next Mission: Crossing the Bridge Between Military and Academic Life FR-SR
  • Fall
2
Veterans' Next Mission: Crossing the Bridge Between Military and Academic Life FR-SR
  • Winter
2
Writing and Speaking in the Workplace and Beyond FR-SR
  • Fall
8
Writing from Life FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Writing from Life FR-SR
  • Winter
4
Writing from Life FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Writing Out Loud: Journalism and Personal Essay Writing SO-SR
  • Spring
12
Planned offerings for 2019–20
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Advanced Studies in Performance: Theater Production FR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Breaking Through Gridlock: Polarization and Problem Solving FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Carrying Home: Latinx Worlds, Media, and Education SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Community Journalism FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Critical Indigenous Studies I FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Cycle Makers and Cycle Breakers: Transitional Studies JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Eating in Translation FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Evergreen Student Civic Engagement Institute FR-SO
  • Fall
2
Gateways for Incarcerated Youth JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Intercultural Communication: Local to Global FR-SR
  • Spring
8
Performance: Theatre and Movement FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Photography: Beginning FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Photography: Digital FR-SR
  • Winter
4
Photography: Documentary FR-SR
  • Spring
4
PLE Document Writing FR-SR
  • Spring
4, 6, 8
PLE Document Writing FR-SR
  • Fall
4, 6, 8
PLE Document Writing FR-SR
  • Winter
4, 6, 8
Public Speaking as Performance FR-SR
  • Fall
2
Public Speaking as Performance (A) FR-SR
  • Spring
2
Public Speaking as Performance (B) FR-SR
  • Spring
2
State & Local Government: Community, Communication, and Change FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
8
The Art of Acting: Integrity, Eloquence, Empathy FR-SR
  • Fall
6, 8
The Power of Stories: Language, Communication, and Leadership for Creating Change FR-SR
  • Winter
8
Writing from Life FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Writing from Life FR-SR
  • Winter
4
Writing from Life FR-SR
  • Fall
4