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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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Nanette Johnson My semester at the Newberry inspired me with a real love of scholarly research. At the Newberry, I did research on Pre-Shakespearean Morality plays, and am now retired from 30+ years as an English & Theatre teacher. I learned a great deal from all who participated—library staff, instructors and fellow students. I stayed in touch with many of them for many years, and am most happy to learn that the experience is still being offered to today's students.

—Nanette Johnson, Newberry Seminar, Spring 1966

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