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Dennis M Ryan
CEP 446
Seattle Campus


Connects core and individual courses with field work. Group and individual readings develop understanding of how students' internships and field placements constitute particular element of community and environmental planning. Explores how what we do for a living is part of our lives as citizens and public service. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

Weekly seminar sessions to • help each other reflect on her/his experiences • help each other solve problems • get a perspective on each other’s experiences • make connections between coursework ( UDP/CEP and other) and fieldwork • develop a better understanding of community, planning and environment • discover some of the ethical issues in this field • explore post-graduate plans and opportunities

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Weekly Journal Entries and a Cumulative Portfolio/w. site supervisor’s evaluation and Integrative Essay at the end of the Quarter – compilation of the weekly journal entries with integrative essay and the Internship Evaluation form completed by site supervisor. Each week you will be asked to “consider and to analyze” a topic or topics and to write at least a page and a half or two pages in response. You must bring this typed “journal entry” to class and use it as the basis for your discussion with the group. No one may participate without a written entry. After the class discussion, keep your essay.

At the end of the quarter, compile the weekly entries and compose a reflective and integrative cover essay based on them. You may select the direction of this summary essay, but in general the question is “ What was it like, What did you learn, and What does it suggest as the next step?”

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

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 Dennis M Ryan
Date: 01/14/2004