Highlighted Courses for Winter Quarter 2015


  

Making It Real: Exploring Cultural Diversity through the Arts  (10 credits)

with Sarah Zale and David Ortiz 

Students will integrate strategies and analytical techniques of Cultural Studies to evaluate culturally specific films, literature, visual art, and digital media from the Humanities 150 course and practice various modes of reading, developing strategies for interpreting, responding to, and making use of a wide array of texts from the English 101 course in order to consider the impact of race, gender, sexuality, class, education, ability, and institutional affiliations on access to resources, power and privilege.

Sec LC1 meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 am - 3:20 pm and fulfills requirements for CKR, H, and Integrated Learning. (Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 096 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement into ENGL& 101)

Register for both items below for a total of 10.0 credits:

Item 2500 ENGL& 101 English Composition

Item 3190 HUMAN 150 Introduction to Cultural Studies

 

McDonalidization, Disneyfication, and Globalization  (10 credits)

with Erin Steinke and Jesus Perez

This learning community is an introductory exploration into globalization: its histories, its controversies, its representations, and its manifestation as a contemporary and contested lived reality. Students will examine their own cultural and political identities, identify arguments for and critiques of globalization, and analyze narratives of globalization’s effect on local and specific communities. They will explore the ways that language and ideology impact their understanding of globalization and will produce writing that captures their experiences and responses to their environment. Students will learn to build arguments and connect with audiences in the ENGL course and to look at their worlds with an awareness of history and global interconnections in the GS course. Integrating what they learn in the entire experience, they will increase their capacity to interrogate and contextualize globalization and imagine and communicate alternatives.

Sec LC2 meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 am - 3:20 pm and fulfills requirements for CKR, GS, H, SS, and Integrated Learning. (Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; AND completion of COLL 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher)

Register for both items below for a total of 10.0 credits:

Item 2600 ENGL& 102 Composition II

Item 3070 GS 150 Globalization, Culture and Identity

 

Terra Cognita: An Exploration of the Pacific Northwest (10 credits)

with Jared Leising and John VanLeer

Students will integrate geographic knowledge and analytical methods with a sense of place-based identity and meaning generated from literature in order to gain a better understanding of the Cascadia region and their place in it.

Sec LC3 meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 am - 3:20 pm. (Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL&101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; AND completion of COLL 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher)

Register for both items below for a total of 10.0 credits:

Item 2610 ENGL& 102 Composition II

Item 3050 GEOG& 250 Geography of the Pacific Northwest

 

The Stories We Tell: 19th Century US History and Literature  (10 credits)

with Robyn Ferret and Gene Taylor

In this learning community students will be introduced to major themes and issues relevant to 19th Century United States literature and history. They will interrogate a variety of texts in terms of the social conditions and historical contexts which produced them, cultivating both literary analysis and historical thinking skills as they draw conclusions and make meaning from the intersections of contradictory sources. The scholar's dependence on the imaginative construction of referential narratives will anchor course readings, discussions, and interactive projects, with emphasis on the diverse experience of the nation's identity.

Sec OLC is online. (Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.)

Register for both items below for a total of 10.0 credits:

Item 2650 ENGL& 244 U.S. Literature I

Item 3150 HIST& 147 United States History II

 

Technical Writing  (5 credits)

with Walter Hudsick

Students finishing degrees in STEM or Business should give this course a second look. It transfers as a 200-level writing class and offers opportunities to add expertise in professional writing to your academic writing skills.

Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45 am - 10:50 am. (Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.)

Register for Item 2640 ENGL&235

 

Magazine Publishing  (3 credits)

with Chris Gildow

Any student who is interested in creative writing—from blogs to song lyrics to poetry you don’t let anyone see—should think about taking this class. With an experience visual artist and a cohort of other engaged, you will learn how to assess the quality of creative work and build a real publication from the ground up. 

Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45 am - 10:00 am. (Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENGL 096 (formerly 100) with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement by testing in ENGL& 101.

Register for Item 3200 HUMAN210

 

Introduction to Environmental Science  (5 credits)

with Midori Sakura

Satisfying both the lab requirement and the integrated learning requirement in a single class may be reason enough to take this course. Requirements aside, this course will lay the groundwork for thinking carefully about how humans have and might live on the planet. This, we think, is a more and more important part of a Cascadia education.

Two sections offered winter quarter.  (Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENGL 096 (formerly ENGL 100) with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement by testing in ENGL&101. (LAB))

Register for Item 2680 or 2690 ENVS&101

 

Public Relations/Marketing Lab  (2 credits)

with Meagan Walker

Build your resume and your skills as you dig into the world of PR and marketing in this competitive internship with Cascadia's Office of College Relations. You'll learn the ABCs of PR and marketing, author content for the college's social media accounts, participate in face-to-face marketing, and gain experience planning, designing, implementing, and measuring PR/marketing campaigns.

Flexible schedule. Requires instructor permission. Please contact mwalker@cascadia.edu for information.

Register for item 3195 HUMAN197

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