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Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities

Chicago, Illinois

Short-term seminars

Short courses in the spring allow students and faculty to experience the Library and the city for a three to four-week term.

While these short-term courses are open to students from all ACM and Great Lakes Colleges Association, Inc. (GLCA) member colleges, they are scheduled and administered primarily for the benefit of the two ACM colleges on the block or One-Course-at-a-Time plan, Colorado and Cornell Colleges. In most cases, students and teachers in short-term courses are from the same school, and the courses taught at the Newberry have the same titles and course numbers as similar courses on campus. Students receive the same amount of credit as they would for one course on campus.

Participants in the short-term courses work closely with faculty and their fellow students in a seminar that provides context and guidance for their research. It is a rich academic experience, giving students a chance to explore primary source materials on a topic of their choice.

Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities

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Gerry Battersby I am currently applying to graduate school, and I can honestly say that my experience as an undergraduate research fellow with ACM at the Newberry Library have taught me a great deal as a student, and has set me apart from the other applicants. I was able to spend five months outside of my comfort zone and gain valuable experience at the same time. When people say that these programs have changed their lives they are not lying; I will never forget the people I met or the places I went, and I am sure I will continue to benefit from my experiences for years to come.

—Gerry Battersby, Newberry Seminar, Fall 2012

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