field studies

Offerings that have been cancelled for this year or next year.

No courses or programs are available for the options you have selected.

Summer offerings are listed beginning in late January or early February each year.

Evergreen provides many opportunities for in-depth learning through fieldwork.

In social sciences such as psychology, sociology, or anthropology, you can learn to be a participant observer in the process of conducting ethnographic interviews.

In the sciences, you can learn to conduct field science in ecology at the advanced undergraduate level. Trips to local and remote locations provide the backdrop for independent and group research projects in a number of environmental studies fields.

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 2019–20
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Adventures in Archaeology FR-SR
  • Summer
8
Astronomy and Cosmology: Stars and Stories FR-SR
  • Summer
4, 8, 12
Astronomy Research: Astronomy Group Contract FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Comparative Eurasian Foodways: Agriculture and Culture in the Early Mediterranean SO-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Comparative Eurasian Foodways: Immigrant Experiences FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Deserts JR-SR
  • Winter
16
Eating in Translation FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Ecology, Genetics, and Biodiversity of Riparian Ecosystems JR-SR
  • Fall
16
Field Ecology JR-SR
  • Spring
16
Field Ornithology: Thinking Like a Mountain - Avian Ecology in the Cascades FR-GR
  • Summer
8
Foundations in Web GIS FR-GR
  • Summer
4
Introduction to Environmental Studies: Water FR-SO
  • Fall
16
Marine Environments JR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Picturing Plants JR-SR
  • Spring
16
Plant Biology FR-SR
  • Summer
6
Practice of Organic Farming: Entrepreneurial Culture and Agriculture FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Snow Ecology SO-SR
  • Winter
16
South Asia: Climate Change and Society SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Student-Originated Studies: Community Resilience SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Student-Originated Studies: Sustainable Campus Food Systems SO-SR
  • Winter
16
What Has Become of Us?: Political Economic Ethnography FR-SR
  • Summer
4, 8, 12, 16
Planned offerings for 2020–21
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Exploring Other Worlds: Astrobiology and Instrumentation SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Field Ecology JR-SR
  • Spring
16
Forests JR-SR
  • Fall
16
Introduction to Plant Biology FR-SR
  • Spring
8
Marine Biodiversity JR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
14, 16
Plant Ecology and Physiology JR-SR
  • Winter
16
Practice of Organic Farming (Spring) SO-SR
  • Spring
16
Shaped by the Sea, Shaped by the Hand: Marine Biology and 3D Art FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Student-Originated Studies: Prairie Conservation JR-SR
  • Spring
16
Terroir/Meroir: Toward Agroecological Agribusiness? FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16