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Spring-Quarter 2014

Black Capped Chickadee field sketch Form and Function in Nature:
Drawing and Ornithology Learning Community

ART 110 Drawing 1 and BIOL 217 Introduction to Ornithology
Students must enroll in both courses.
10 credits

Join WVC art faculty member Scott Bailey and biology faculty member Dr. Dan Stephens for a unique learning experience that integrates art and science. This field-oriented, 10-credit learning community will help you develop a deeper appreciation of the natural history in and around the Wenatchee Valley.

Drawing and ornithology are mixed with lecture, studio and field work. Students will keep field notebooks for observations about birds in the forms of writing, diagrams and drawings as we go on field trips to bird-watching spots around the region.

Successful completion of this learning community will satisfy one Natural Science lab distribution requirement and one Humanities distribution requirement.

No prior drawing experience necessary.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 5 p.m.
Several Saturday field trips


Summer-Quarter 2014

Student in field writing in journal

Northwest Nature Writing:
Integrating Northwest Environments and Writing

Biology 127 Northwest Environments and English 201 Composition: Advanced Essay
Students must enroll in both courses for a total of 10 credits.

Join preeminent northwest writer Derek Sheffield and noted northwest naturalist Dr. Dan Stephens for a unique learning experience.

The course will focus on various aspects of nature writing while in the field. The names and ecology of a number of plant and animal species will be learned and will provide the basis for writing assignments. The aesthetic and spiritual aspects of nature will also be discussed and written about.

Tuesday and Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Prerequisite: ENGL& 101

For more information, visit the WVC Course Finder and select Spring Quarter 2014 or Summer Quarter 2014.



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