Praxis Fieldwork Seminars bring students working at independent but related field sites together to meet with a single Faculty Advisor.
During (generally) bi-weekly meetings, students share experiences from the field and discuss how their fieldwork is related to the common academic content of the course.
Seminars meet about 8 times during the semester and the fieldwork component for the Fieldwork Seminar is 8-10 hours per week; similar to the requirements of a Praxis Independent Study.
While students need to secure a field placement, they do not need to find a faculty advisor and develop the full course.
Fall 2019 Praxis Fieldwork Seminar "Social Justice and Social Change"
Faculty Advisor: Nate Wright, Sociology
This course is for students doing Praxis field placements of 8-10 hours per week at sites that do work related to social justice concerns, broadly defined. The course will meet every other week and provide an opportunity for students to reflect together upon their experiences in the field and connect these experiences to academic readings on social justice, activism, direct service, and related topics. Both the field placement and enrollment in the course must be approved by Professor Nate Wright and Kelly Strunk (Praxis) prior to course confirmation.
- To engage with different conceptual understandings of what social justice means in various contexts.
- To engage with empirical research on policy formation and the role of activism in achieving policy change.
- To examine and evaluate personal values, motivations, and ethics and how they relate to being in a professional field setting.
- Create your own
Pre-register for this course April 22nd-April 26: SOCL B420
Complete the application for the course by Friday, April 26th.