INSTHUM 400 - Internship in the Humanities
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Institute for the Humanities (INSTHUM)
Department: LSA Humanities Institute
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With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Concentration/minor in the humanities, humanities related focus of an interdisciplinary nature or creative arts.
May not be repeated for credit.
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
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The aim of this course is to provide undergraduate students an opportunity to gain practical experience in developing and managing humanities-related programming. Students will become familiar with some aspect of humanities research and artistic practice; gain general knowledge about methods & theories in the humanities; and facilitate interdisciplinary connections among scholars and between scholars and the general public. They will gain valuable organizational skills through hands-on experience in event planning and management, public relations and outreach. During the internship students will meet with the Director of the Institute to review activities and goals; they may be assigned to work with particular staff members responsible for arts curation and arts presentation.

Course Requirements:

Students will prepare and present a multi-media presentation on the internship experience during a fellows seminar (attended by faculty and grad fellows), 25%; submit a five-page paper reflecting on the practical skills and knowledge gained related to humanities scholarship, pedagogy, and/or public import, 35%; regularly attend agreed upon internship working hours/schedule, 30%; meet one on one with Institute Director at least 4 times over the course of the term, 10%.

The 4 one on one meetings with the Director are multi-purposeful. The first meeting at the start of the term will involve the Director and student collaboratively developing objectives and goals for the internship. The other meetings are to discuss and gauge personally with the student whether the experiences being provided through the internship are meeting the agreed upon objectives and as outlined in the course description (above). The Director will also obtain feedback from the staff who interact and assist in guiding the interns on progress and development of the skills outlined.

The final multi-media presentation will be made to the Institute fellows consisting of 8 graduate students and 9 faculty members. The Director will provide feedback forms to the fellows who will complete the evaluation of the presentation but also provide an analysis of how well they think the internship experience met its objectives.

Intended Audience:

Juniors and Seniors with a major or minor and/or focused interest in the humanities or humanities related interdisciplinary programs or those in creative arts such as students in the School of Art & Design.

Class Format:

Experiential work as an intern in the Institute for the Humanities with direction from the Director of the Institute and/or supervisory staff as needed. Sporadic one on one meetings with the Director.


INSTHUM 400 - Internship in the Humanities
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001 (IND)
 In Person
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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