field studies

See environmental studies for more about how this subject is taught at Evergreen.

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 Create 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
Abroad at Mondragon and Evergreen: A Collaborative Experiment? FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Alternatives in and to Capitalism: Hands-on from Cascadian Grain to Basque Cooperatives SO-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Astronomy and Cosmology: Stars and Stories (10th Year) & Binary Star Research FR-SR
  • Summer
8, 12
Birds: Inside and Out JR-SR
  • Winter
16
Ecology of Harmful Algal Blooms SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Environmental Analysis SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Forests and Farms: The Systems that Sustain Us FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Foundations in Web GIS FR-GR
  • Summer
4
Introduction to Statistics and Research Design FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Invertebrate Zoology JR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Plant Biology FR-SR
  • Summer
6
Practice of Organic Farming FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Riding the Carbon Cycle from the Mountains to the Sea SO-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Social Entrepreneurship and Development: Management, Sustainability and Finance FR-SR
  • Fall
8
Student-Originated Studies: Collaborative Learning for Social Change SO-SR
  • Winter
16
Student-Originated Studies: Community-Based Learning and Action (CCBLA) SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Student-Originated Studies: Environmental Community-Based Learning and Action JR-SR
  • Spring
16
Symbiosis JR-SR
  • Spring
16
Taxonomy and Ecology of Pollinating Insects FR-SR
  • Summer
8
Teachings of the Tree People: Culture Matters FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
The Fungal Kingdom JR-SR
  • Fall
16
Planned offerings for 2019–20
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Comparative Eurasian Foodways: A Cultural, Agricultural, and Gastronomic Odyssey 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
Introduction to Environmental Studies: Water FR-SO
  • Fall
16
Marine Environments JR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Picturing Plants JR-SR
  • Spring
16
Practice of Organic Farming: Entrepreneurial Culture and Agriculture FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Snow Ecology SO-SR
  • Winter
16
South Asia: Environment and Development SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Student-Originated Studies: Community Resilience SO-SR
  • Fall
16