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Erin E Gayton
B CUSP 120
Bothell Campus

Discovery Core III: The Portfolio and Experiential Learning in Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts

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

“Book Clubs and Social Networks” This course considers how and why people come together to talk about books, and how these social networks might shape the ways we read when we are alone. Together we’ll investigate a number of reading communities on- and off-campus, including area book clubs, local book stores, Oprah’s Book Club, university-sponsored Summer Reading programs, online forums, and classroom book discussions. In addition to forming our own smaller book clubs in class, we will all read Nancy Rawles’ novel My Jim along with the “Seattle Reads” program sponsored by the Seattle Public Library and the Washington Center for the Book. For more information about Seattle Reads, visit http://www.spl.org/default.asp?pageID=audience_current_seattlereads .

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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 Erin E Gayton
Date: 03/16/2009