Praxis Fieldwork Seminar Course Descriptions
Participating in a Praxis Fieldwork Seminar requires planning in advance and securing a fitting field placement/mini-internship. Please familiarize yourself with the Praxis Seminar pre-course requirements.
There will be two Praxis Fieldwork Seminars offered in the Spring 2024 semester. You can learn more at the Praxis Information Session on Wednesday, October 25, from 4-5 PM in The Student Life and Wellness Building (173). Click here to register in Handshake.
Also, please review the course descriptions and pre-course requirements below.
HART B420 Museum Studies Fieldwork Seminar
Prof. Matt Feliz | Mondays 2-4 PM
This course provides students with a forum in which to ground, frame and discuss their hands-on work in museums, galleries, archives or collections. Whether students have arranged an internship at a local institution or want to pursue one in the Bryn Mawr College Collections, this course will provide a framework for these endeavors, coupling praxis with theory supported by readings from the discipline of Museum Studies. The course will culminate in a final presentation, an opportunity to reflect critically on the internship experience. Prior to taking the course, students will develop a Praxis Learning Plan through the Career and Civic Engagement office. All students will share a set syllabus, common learning objectives and readings, but will also be able to tailor those objectives to the specific museum setting or Special Collections project in which they are involved.
Interested students should complete the Proposal form the Museum Studies Fieldwork Seminar by Friday, November 3, 2023 at 5 p.m.
SOCL B420 Praxis Fieldwork Seminar: Social Justice
Prof. David Karen | Wednesdays 9-11 AM
This course supports students doing Praxis field placements of 8-10 hours per week at sites that do work related to social justice concerns, broadly defined. Students will meet in a seminar format for two hours every other week to reflect together upon their experiences in the field and connect these experiences to academic readings on social justice, activism, advocacy, and related topics. Both the field placement and enrollment in the course must be approved by the Praxis office and the instructor.
Interested students should complete the Proposal form for Prof. Karen’s Seminar by Friday, November 3, 2023