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Tasha M Buttler
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

This course will be fun, controversial, and provocative. We're going to talk about your previous experiences with high school teaching and learning, your reactions to the university setting, then how you experience news media and films, and, finally, what we want to believe and what we want to challenge in order to become who we can imagine or will start to imagine. We'll be using excerpts and essays from various public intellectuals, interspersed with short stories from authors from around the world. The primary objective is for you to evaluate what you have learned so far at the university, how to build on to some of those aspects, and how to create a portfolio of your work that represents you as a student and a future job candidate.

Student learning goals

You will be building team and leadership skills

You will be learning how to substantively revise your previous work that you now choose to engage with

We'll be doing a series of self‐assessment/critique/reflection papers and career exploration exercises.

You will have to opportunity to strengthen your writing and oral communication skills to prepare you for the rest of your college years.

General method of instruction

This class will require you to work under your own initiative. We will be doing in class work on our portfolios. There will also be series of group work assignments in class.

Recommended preparation

Need to have some academic work from previous classes.

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 Tasha M Buttler
Date: 01/25/2012