Courses

Dance, music, and theatre are essential components of elementary education. Through hands-on studio work and lesson planning assignments, this course familiarizes undergraduates who intend to pursue a multiple subject teaching credential with the content knowledge necessary to prepare them to lead instruction in these subject areas. Cross-listed with THAR 392. Course restricted to LIBS Track II and Track III students.
Field Study for juniors and seniors is a project conducted outside of the University classroom setting that is taken for credit/no credit. It may include work that is literally outside in the field, or other hands on experience (e.g., a research study). Field Study projects are co-designed by a student and a sponsoring faculty member; or a faculty member may design a project, with student participation solicited. A student consults with a faculty member on the project, develops a plan of study, including number of units, project outcomes, number of meetings with the faculty sponsor and deadline for completion. A Project Contract is submitted to Admissions after the beginning of the semester and before the last day to add classes. Consent of instructor. Cr/NC only.
The Hutchins faculty welcome proposals from students in the final stages of the major who, in consultation with a faculty advisor, would like to design and offer an interdisciplinary seminar on a topic of special interest to them. Guidelines for student-instructed courses are available in the Hutchins office. Students may count two student-instructed courses as elective units in the Hutchins major. Cr/NC only.
A capstone course required for the Hutchins major. Drawing on the papers collected for his or her portfolio, the student prepares a major paper and a Senior Project synthesizing aspects of that individual's own intellectual development. Each student makes an oral presentation of his or her project at the end of the semester. Must be taken in the student's final semester in the major.
A capstone course required for the Hutchins major. Drawing on the papers collected for his or her portfolio, the student prepares a major paper synthesizing aspects of that individual's own intellectual development. This is done in a study away situation. Also available for students choosing a minor in Hutchins. Department Permission Required.
Independent Study for seniors is an individualized program of study taken for a letter grade with a Hutchins faculty sponsor who is willing to supervise it. A student consults with a faculty member on a topic and develops a plan of study, including number of units, project outcomes, number of meetings with the faculty, and deadline for completion. A Project Contract is submitted to Admissions after the beginning of the semester and before the last day to add classes. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: LIBS 302 and consent of instructor.
This course provides students with an opportunity to enhance their facilitation skills through serving as a seminar leader in large lecture/discussion courses. Requires consent of course instructor. Course may be repeated for credit.
The Modern Media Dialogue Series will provide students the opportunity to learn about the many aspects and consequences of our media age, from journalism and censorship, to new forms of communication and information. Students will participate in a weekly dialogue with an invited guest and community members to deepen their understanding of modern media forms and practice.
All Track 1 students develop an internship working outside the classroom. Students also prepare a portfolio project based upon a larger topic implicit in their internship. They participate with other interns in an internship class once a week to discuss their internship experience and issues related to the larger society. Grade only. May be repeated for credit.

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