Praxis Fieldwork Seminar: Promoting Change Thru Service
Department : General Studies
Professor: Jim Martin
Schedule: Thursdays, 2:10-4:00
This semester-long seminar examines health & human service agency/organizational practices that promote change and foster consumer/client/patient health and/or well-being.
Using the concept of a “biopsychosocial/spiritual human matrix” and the application of theories of change and logic models, students will examine their own role and contribution as part of the agency/organization change process.
Students will be expected to consider issues of diversity as they relate to and interact with aspects of agency/organizational practice and their own fieldwork activities.
Designed to maximize student involvement, the seminar will use synchronous on-line meetings, as well as asynchronous assignments, to foster a learning experience where students work with each other and their instructor as full partners in the implementation of the course
Integration of instructional material will be facilitated by student-led discussions and presentations
Over the course of the semester, each student will compose four brief (500 to 600 word) reflective essays to document and share their Praxis experiences.
Written, audio, and visual materials to support the course learning objectives will be posted on a Moodle course site.
The course is composed of seven (7) on-line synchronous seminar sessions (weeks 1, 2, 4, 7, 10, 12 and 14).
The remaining weeks in the semester have asynchronous assignments, and they will allow opportunities for students to have one-on-one consultation with the instructor regarding the student’s integration of their educational experiences with their field experience.
Department: History of Art
Professors: Monique Scott and Sylvia Houghteling
Schedule: Tuesdays, 2:10 - 4:00 pm
This course provides students a forum in which to conduct research on objects from the Bryn Mawr Special Collections.
Students will be given the opportunity to select a particular subset of objects in the Collections for research, with the option to focus on a large set of "ethnic wedding portraits" taken by BMC alum Katrina Thomas (1949) that have been donated to the BMC Special Collections.
This deep, diverse, and largely unstudied set of ritual and/or cultural photographs in the Bryn Mawr Special Collections, accompanied by associated cultural objects from the Art & Artifact Collections, allows students to conduct new critical research on the objects and develop an exhibition proposal highlighting relevant themes and interests.
*The course has changed this year because of the pandemic and museum closings; however, if students receive external museum internships, please contact us about possibilities for participation.
Department: Growth and Structure of Cities
Professor: Liv Raddatz
Schedule: Mondays (every other week, virtually), 2:30-4:30
This Praxis Fieldwork Seminar is intended for students pursuing remote internships in the greater Philadelphia area or other US metropolitan regions, who want to engage as a group with central urban questions related to social justice and sustainability.
Bi-weekly virtual meetings will provide students with a space to share and reflect about their fieldwork experiences with different urban organizations.
A set of jointly chosen readings will anchor our discussions of social justice and sustainability in urban contexts. Students are responsible for arranging their internships (8-10 hours per week) in advance and should work closely with BMC Praxis staff in the process.
To register for the course or ask questions, please reach out to Liv Raddatz at firstname.lastname@example.org.