What is a Praxis Independent Study Fieldwork Seminar?
Praxis Independent Study Fieldwork Seminars convene students working at a variety of independent, but related sites, together with a single Faculty Advisor, rather than one-on-one. Seminars focus on core, academic content related to the work of field sites. Students spend 8-10 hours per week in the field, actively contributing to the work of the organization with which they are connected.
Museum Studies Fieldwork, HART B316
Professor Monique Scott
Class meets W, 2:10-4
This course provides students 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 poster presentation, an opportunity to reflect critically on the internship experience.
Prior to taking the course, students will develop a Praxis Learning Plan through the LILAC 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.
Haverford: Humanities (HU). Enrollment limit; 15: Prerequisites: Prior work in history of art, museum studies, or related disciplines preferred but not required.
Exploring Museum Applications of Augmented and Virtual Reality, HART B420
Class meets M, 2:40-4
In this Praxis course, students will learn to critically evaluate augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) applications by developing their own AR/VR museum installation.
The classroom component will include readings, guest lectures, and discussion topics in public history, conceptual art, and museum studies, and critical exploration of AR/VR and location-based technologies currently used in these fields.
The majority of this course consists of a fieldwork component, in which students will develop an augmented- or virtual-reality installation of their own.
Students will learn project management, design thinking, Unity development, and other digital competencies needed to successfully develop their museum installation.
Prior experience with programming and/or Unity is advantageous but not required.
If you are unsure about whether this course would work for you, please contact us or attend an info session.
Pre-registered students should attend an info session on November 27 at 4PM in Canaday 315 to complete their Praxis learning plan.
Psychology in Practice: Community-Based Learning, PSYC B420
Professor Jodie Baird
Class meets W, 1:10-2:30
This is a 1-credit seminar to accompany 8-10 hours of weekly praxis placement in a psychology-related field site.
This praxis course is distinguished by genuine collaboration with field site organizations and by dynamic interaction between fieldwork and classroom learning.
In the field, students will apply knowledge gained from the classroom; in the classroom, students will reflect on practical lessons learned in the field.
Placements will be determined based on individual student interest and may include research, educational, clinical, and advocacy settings – any kind of setting where psychologists work.
Seminar readings will focus on core issues in the field of psychology including research methods, ethics, diversity, and the application of both theoretical and empirical perspectives to practice.
Enrollment limited to 8.
Social Justice & Activism, SOCL B420
Professor Nate Wright
Class meets T, 9:10-11
This course is for students doing work related to social justice concerns, broadly defined.
The course will meet every other week and will 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 the Praxis office and the instructor.
Enrollment limited to 12.