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Patrick G. Blaine
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

Investigation and Discovery: In this course, you will think about how research and discoveries are made in a number of different fields. We will look at texts from historians, scientists, philosophers, and others, with particular emphasis on Charles Darwin and evolution. The goal is to think about your own learning process as one of personal evolution and change. You will be asked to write a number essays, ranging from one paragraph to several pages, which should help you in your future studies.

Student learning goals

Inclusive Practices

Critical and Creative Inquiry

Ethics and Social Responsibility

Quantitative and Qualitative Literacies


General method of instruction

Lecture, small group work, writing assignments.

Recommended preparation

None. Buy all required texts.

Class assignments and grading

Mostly written, of varying lengths.

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 Patrick G. Blaine
Date: 02/11/2010