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Gray M Kochhar-Lindgren
B CUSP 104
Bothell Campus

Discovery Core I: The Arts

Examines an important social issue such as ecology, art, political change, the power of media, educational reform, or the role of science in contemporary culture through interdisciplinary investigation, and the lens of the visual, literary, and performing arts. Offered: A.

Class description

This course will build a learning community through looking at how we imagine the natural world from a variety of philosophical, scientific, and artistic perspectives. Focusing on animals, places (from paleolithic caves to Main Street in Bothell), and stories and images, we will use a variety of learning tools to deepen our participatory understanding of ourselves, of “nature,” and of the ways in which the university poses such questions. We will open up the classroom into a common space for exploration, design, debate, dreaming, fantasy, media, and creative production. We will also engage with visitors from the writing and quantitative skills center, the Library and Media Center, the facilities staff, and artists, thinkers, and practitioners from the region. And, from time to time, we will all become mobile and step outside to learn something different about dreaming the earth.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Reading, discussion, film, music, theater and movement, outdoor explorations, observation, web research and production, orientation lectures, art making, and writing.

Recommended preparation

Willingness to work, play, and participate.

Class assignments and grading

Participation, essays of various lengths and forms, other types of writing, final projects.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Gray M Kochhar-Lindgren
Date: 08/23/2006