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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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Mark Greene My experience at the Newberry was life-changing. I entered Ripon College in the fall of 1976 planning a pre-law curriculum, and was forced to take a history course my first semester because all the political science classes were already full. That began a process which the Newberry completed—placing me on the path to become a historian and, later, an archivist. A semester of research at the Newberry was difficult, sometimes frustrating, but always stimulating, fascinating, and challenging. Moreover, I made several good friends among the cohort of ACM students there that semester—a bonus to be sure.

—Mark Greene, Newberry Seminar, Fall 1978

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