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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 college, 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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Melissa Klein After graduating from Ripon College, I completed my Master's in Library and Information Science. I'd already had that idea before the Newberry program, but the Newberry Library certainly cemented my choice! I see the program as being the highlight of my college experience. I was treated as a serious academic researcher at one of the premier research libraries in the country and world. I remember the thrill that came from digging through the Newberry's collections and archives, all the assistance the librarians gave me, and living in the middle of Chicago during a beautiful autumn.

—Melissa Klein, Newberry Seminar, Fall 2009

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The Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) is a consortium of independent, liberal arts colleges in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Colorado.