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January Intersession Off-Campus Opportunities

January 2014 Offerings:

OCS 275--PLEN Seminar: Women and Public Policy, Washington, DC**

Instructor: Associate Professor Susan Tabrizi
January 2014
Cost: $425 application/registration fee, plus housing, transportation, and meals

Program Description: "What is public policy? How is it really made? What would a public policy career be like?... Explore these questions with high-level Washington women who make policies that govern our country every day.  Learn how you can launch a career and become part of the process. Over the course of five days, you will talk with women leaders at the Capitol, White House, State Department and other agencies.  You'll meet in small groups with senior women at major advocacy groups and with seasoned corporate lobbyists. You'll discover what it takes to get a job in Washington.  Coaching sessions on such topics as networking, resume writing, and informational interviews help prepare you for finding jobs and fellowships.  Young professional women describe how the job search works in Washington. Senior level women offer assistance in opening doors to help you get started." This year's seminar includes tracks in sustainability, education, finance and healthcare. This PLEN session counts as 1 credit toward experiential learning but is restricted to women only. There is a non-refundable registration fee and a  seminar fee. See www.plen.org for more information. Contact Associate Professor Susan Tabrizi or Eric Vaughn for more information.

  

OCS 280--PLEN Seminar: Women and Science/Technology Policy, Washington, DC**

Instructor: Associate Professor Susan Tabrizi
January 2014
Cost: $425 application/registration fee, plus housing, transportation, and meals
Program Description: “How do science and technology impact public policy? Does ethics play a role in science and technology policy? How does the government decide what research to fund? Learn how rapid advances in science and technology are making scientists increasingly influential in the development of public policy in Washington. The Science/Technology Seminar is the only place in Washington where you can experience the excitement of a career in science policy, discover how to have one, and begin networking with important women who’ll help you create one – all in 4 days. You’ll hear from scientists who advise the President, Members of Congress, the State Department and other federal agencies, lead institutes at the National Institutes of Health, develop and administer federal regulations, and lobby for corporations and advocacy groups. You’ll also hear from recently-graduated scientists who’ve won fellowships to work in science policy, and they’ll tell you how you can, too.” This PLEN session counts as 1 credit toward experiential learning but is restricted to women only. There is a non-refundable registration fee and a seminar fee. See www.plen.org for more information. Contact Associate Professor Susan Tabrizi or Eric Vaughn for more information.

 

OCS 285--Genealogical Research at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT**

Instructor: Professor Christopher Bailey
January 6, 2014 –January 12, 2014
Cost: $650-$750 plus airfare, includes program, housing, and most meals
Program Description: Students will receive, prior to leaving for semester break, instruction on basic genealogical research methods and preparation, including computerized database management. Students will be expected to interview family members and prepare a basic genealogy prior to arriving at the Family History Library (the country’s premiere location for performing genealogical research). There will be at least one formal orientation session on arrival at the library, with additional instructional sessions scheduled as required based on student interest and skill level. Students are expected to spend the majority of their time at the library researching their own genealogy. Contact Professor Christopher Bailey for more information. Please contact Eric Vaughn for an application for the Genealogical Research Trip to Salt Lake City, Utah.
Note: Trip contingent on sufficient enrollment.
Important Dates for the Genealogical Research Trip at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, UT:
  • The Genealogical Research Trip Application Due: Friday, October 11, 2013
  • Notification of acceptance for trip: Friday, October 18, 2013
  • $200 Non-Refundable Deposit for trip due: Friday, November 1, 2013
  • Remaining balance due: Friday, November 15, 2013
  • Plane ticket purchased by: Friday, November 15, 2013
  • Emergency contact forms due to Deb Witter-Gamba in the Long Library Learning Commons: Friday, November 15, 2013

 

OCS 300--The Anthropological Experience in Hawaii**

Instructor: Professor Ernie Olson
December 27, 2013 – January 14, 2014
Cost: $2100 plus airfare, includes program, housing, and some meals 
Program Description: This course is a three-week, fieldwork-based study of the anthropology of Hawaii. The anthropological perspective is a holistic orientation that entails not just examining one aspect of culture, but exploring the interconnections between many facets of cultural history and contemporary experience. Students are able to accomplish this through a grounding in Hawaiian history, archaeology, traditional agriculture, and local culture; this grounding is complemented by an examination of Hawaiian multiculturalism within a context of colonialism, globalization, tourism, and the Native sovereignty movement. Specifically, students are able to learn through participant observation in contexts that allow for "hands on" experience with Hawaiian healing, traditional taro growing, language immersion programs, and volunteer work at ethno botanical reserves/cultural preservation sites.   Prerequisite: ANTH 250 and permission of instructor. Contact Professor Ernie Olson for more information.
Important Dates for The Anthropological Experience in Hawaii Trip:
  • The Anthropological Experience in Hawaii Application Due: Friday, September 13, 2013
  • Notification of acceptance for trip: Friday, September 20, 2013
  • $500 Non-Refundable Deposit for trip due: Friday, October 4, 2013
  • Remaining balance of $1600 due: Friday, November 15, 2013
  • Plane ticket purchased by: Friday, November 15, 2013
  • Emergency contact forms due to Deb Witter-Gamba in the Long Library Learning Commons: Friday, November 15, 2013
 

OCS 305--The Anthropological Experience in Belize**

Instructor: Associate Professor Laura McClusky
December 2013- January 2014
Cost: 2100-$2300 plus airfare, includes program, housing, and most meals
Program Description: This is a two week intensive course in the multicultural nation of Belize doing fieldwork among Garifuna, Maya, Creole, and American ex-patriots. Issues include land rights, education, cultural survival, tourism, archaeology and preservation of natural resources. Experiential learning opportunities are available. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (3 semester hours) Contact Associate Professor Laura McClusky for more information.
Note: Trip contingent on sufficient enrollment.
Important Dates for The Anthropological Experience in Belize:
  • The Anthropological Experience in Belize Application Due:Friday, September 13, 2013
  • Notification of acceptance for trip: Friday, September 20, 2013
  • $500 Non-Refundable Deposit for trip due: Friday, October 4, 2013
  • Remaining balance due: Friday, November 15, 2013
  • Plane ticket purchased by: Friday, November 15, 2013
  • Emergency contact forms due to Deb Witter-Gamba in the Long Library Learning Commons: Friday, November 15, 2013

 

INT 239--Native American Culture and Education**

Instructor: Professor Vic I. Muñoz
Online study starts October 7, 2013 and ends December 19, 2013;
Travel to Florida is January 4-10, 2014
Note: Wells Students must complete both the online and travel piece to earn experiential learning credit for this experiene.
Cross Registration with Cayuga Community College
Cost: $1150 includes hotel, transportation, cultural events, tuition
Program Description: This interdisciplinary study course includes a series of seminars and discussions and culminates in a week-long, on-site service learning experience in a school serving Native American children. Students will explore past and present perspectives of Native American culture to facilitate intercultural understanding. Service learning opportunities include, but are not limited to, in-class tutoring of children (pre-K through 12th grade), implementation of a week-long art program, and special programming for the library, computer lab, reading rooms, and physical education classes. Opportunities may exist for other special projects based on student interest and instructor approval.
Important Dates for The Native American Culture and Education Experience:
  • Registration deadline: Monday, October 7, 2013 or when program is full. Students will be put on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

  

WLLS 190--Experiential Learning and Reflection**

Faculty Sponsor: Your Academic Advisor
December 2013- January 2014
Program Description: WLLS 190 is an internship experience for first -and second-year students. Typically students intern at organizations in their hometowns, but they can do so anywhere they are able to secure housing. These individually-arranged field experiences allow students to transcend boundaries by exploring their interests. Through reflection activities students assess their learning (knowledge, skills, and beliefs) and their own personal development. The student’s academic advisor serves as the faculty sponsor for the experience. Students who are interested in setting up a January intersession internship are highly encouraged to start the process at least two months prior to the internship experience. Prerequisite: first year or sophomore standing only. Graded S/U. (1-3 semester hours) Contact Eric Vaughn in the Office of Experiential Learning and Career Services or your advisor for more information.

  

Discipline Internships for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors**

Faculty Sponsor: Faculty in the Academic Area of the Internship
December 2013- January 2014
Program Description: Students who are interested in setting up a January intersession internship are highly encouraged to start the process at least two months prior to the internship experience. Contact Eric Vaughn in the Office of Experiential Learning and Career Services for more information.

 

Note: Only courses indicated with ** fulfill the experiential learning requirement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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