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Andrea H. Kovalesky
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

We will explore the emerging use of various art modalities in today's healthcare systems.

Student learning goals

Become conversant in basic healthcare system terminology and disciplines, including types of healthcare systems, specialty areas, and roles and education of the most common healthcare disciplines.

Explore, participate in and analyze multiple artistic activities used in modern healthcare, such as reflective writing, sculpting, mandala creating, drawing, and a self-selected expressive art activity

Describe and analyze the use of artistic modalities in selected healthcare sites in the community

Gain confidence in your academic skills as you transition into a 4-year university setting through a variety of course activities and supportive guidance from multiple academic support services.

General method of instruction

Mini-lectures, videos, in-class discussions, and artistic activities

Recommended preparation

Both artistic and non-artistic types of students are welcome. No background in art is needed. Some students take the class because they are interested in possible healthcare careers, while others have no such interest.

Class assignments and grading

Short writing assignments will be due weekly as well as completion of assigned discussion board and artistic activities. Students will be expected to complete assigned readings and web-site viewings prior to class. There will be two longer written assignments (6-8 pages each) which students will have the opportunity to revise before final grading.

Scheduled quizzes and completion of all assignments in a timely fashion, with attention to the details of the assignments and thoroughness of responses. Larger assignments will be done in phases so students have opportunities for revision.


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 Andrea H. Kovalesky
Date: 05/28/2013