Fall 2024

Learning by Doing: Internship and Fieldwork Reflection

Listed in: Colloquia, as COLQ-390U


Matteo Riondato (Section 01)


Learning by doing represents a valuable educational experience for all students.
This course provides an opportunity to reflect on an internship or other
fieldwork experience and to integrate that experience with key learning outcomes
expected in a student’s major. Through class meetings and short essays, students
will document the work undertaken during the internship, how it relates to prior
coursework, and its relationship to possible career paths; reflect on the
positive and less good aspects of the internship experience; identify new skills
and the personal growth that developed during the internship; and detail the
workflow and process of one or more specific tasks or projects undertaken during
the internship. The internship or other fieldwork experience must be done over
the summer, with course enrollment and coursework completed the following fall.
The Colloquium does not count toward major or college degree requirements.

This class will meet 6 times for 80 minutes each time.

How to handle overenrollment: N/A

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Emphasis on independent research and writing.

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