Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Course Catalogue at Evergreen State College Is Bonkers | Heat Street

The Course Catalogue at Evergreen State College Is Bonkers | Heat Street:
"...For starters, students at ESC don’t receive grades—they receive “narrative evaluations” that give them feedback on their performance while preserving their self-esteem. 
...Students also take only a single set of classes each year.
There are no semesters (that’s probably sexist anyway), and students plan their own path to their chosen major.
Image result for Course Catalogue at Evergreen State CollegeThis coming fall, for example, you can take a number of classes that count as biology, but actually aren’t biology at all.
They include, as the Daily Caller found, Reproduction: Gender, Race and Power, but also Dancing Molecules, Dancing Bodies, where you’ll use the art of dance to communicate with your body and understand the chemical processes within.
If that’s not up your alley, perhaps you would prefer Actions and their Consequences, which will “examine local, national, and international policy issues of the postcolonial and neocolonial world in education, health care, social welfare and environmentalism” through a series of “interdisciplinary” lectures.
That class will eventually gather and design “projects to address issues of unequal distributions of power.”
If math and economics are more your style, there are plenty of social justice-tinged options for you. Advocating for Sustainable Culture is considered a math course (you even get to do field trips!), as is Dimensions for Inequality and Options for Change.
And lest you think you’d have to abandon your progressive politics for a class in something seemingly objective, like physics, fear not!
Under the “physics” catalog offerings, there’s Defending Mother Earth: Science, Energy and Native Peoples..."
Read on!

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