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Loren K. Redwood
B CUSP 118
Bothell Campus

Discovery Core III: The Portfolio and Experiential Learning in Individuals and Society

Evaluates progress at the conclusion of the first year through the construction of a portfolio and offers an experiential learning opportunity, either on- or off-campus. Prerequisite: either B CUSP 115, B CUSP 116, or B CUSP 117; may not be repeated. Offered: Sp.

Class description

"At Home & Abroad: Travel Narratives & Reflective Writing" This course will use autobiographic texts written in the form of travel narratives in order to examine the process of reflection. The course will provide multiple opportunities for students to examine methods and practices of reflection as they prepare to reflect upon their own writing, progress, and complete the required capstone project for the year. Examining travel narratives from multiple sources allows students to gain insight into the authors who are reflecting on their professions, social relationships, and the time in which they lived; while making connections between these aspects of their lives.

Student learning goals

Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze the texts as a method of self reflection.

Students will demonstrate their ability to apply the knowledge they gain from examining these reflections to their own work.

Students will gain tools that will aid in the completion of the CUSP portfolio.

General method of instruction

Instruction methods of lecture: large group, and small group discussion. Materials for instruction will include course texts, films, and attendance in an out of class activity to hear an author lecture/reading.

Recommended preparation

None needed

Class assignments and grading

Assignments will include short writing project that address the reading, self refelctive exercises, and reflective writing journals.

Particiipation in large and small group discussions, written assignments, and demonstration of engagement in course readings/materials.


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 Loren K. Redwood
Date: 01/25/2014