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Sharon E. Crowley
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

"The environment" is the focal point of this course, which combines the approaches of economics and literary studies. In the literary component, we will read a variety of environmental literature texts that explore questions about how we assign value to different environments, and how we balance human concerns against those of nature or the environment, while we also cover basic principles of literary and cultural analysis and written argumentation.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture/discussion.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Likely forms of graded work: quizzes and exams over reading material; short, focused papers; and a substantial final paper that incorporates some research and makes connections between the two "halves" of this course.


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 Sharon E. Crowley
Date: 08/08/2010