E-Term 2014 Bulletin - page 15

Exploring Teaching in Secondary Schools
Genell Ferrell
Open To:
First-years, Sophomores, Juniors
Grading System:
Max. Enrollment: Open
Meeting Times: M Tu WTh F 8:00am-3:00pm
This project is designed for students who wish to explore their interest and
skills in teaching high school or middle school. The project will meet daily in a
public school classroomwhere students will observe and assist the classroom
teacher in appropriate ways. Evaluation will be based on the cooperating
teacher’s assessment of performance, weekly assignments, attendance,
selected readings, and participation in seminars. Total time required is 35
hours per week.
NOTE: Students must attend two scheduled meetings before Exploration
Term for orientation and assignments.
Internship in Collaborative Teaching
Kelly Russell
Prerequisites:            Admission to TEP
Open To:                     Seniors admitted to internship
Grading System:       Letter
Max. Enrollment: Open
Meeting Time:    
M Tu WTh F 8:00am-3:00pm
The senior project in collaborative education involves full-time assignment to
a resource classroom for four weeks, under the joint supervision of a certified
teacher and a college supervisor.  Interns design, plan, and implement
coordinated learning experiences for children with special needs. They attend
weekly seminars, engage in independent conferences, and participate in the
development of individualized education programs.  Students will keep a daily
reflective journal blog and prepare a notebook that includes observations
and school-related information.  Evaluation will be based on successful
completion of these components.
Service Learning in Ghana – Senior Project
Amelia Spencer, Kristin Harper
Instructor Consent
Open To:
Senior ED Majors
Grading System: Letter
Max. Enrollment: 28
Meeting Times:
Project participants will travel to Avedo, Ghana, with the primary purpose
of teaching English at the Bakpa-Avedo Primary School. Students will
experience cultural immersion through service with the Amekor Foundation.
Participation in this project is a major commitment by the student—both
prior to and during Exploration Term—requiring self-motivation and self-
discipline. A three to four day reflection time at the end of the work period
will allow for students to weave together the separate strands of their
experiences. Requirements include fundraising in the fall, service projects in
the fall and on-site in January, participation in and leading discussions during
class meetings, reading assigned literature, a reflective journal, and a final
reflective essay. Evaluation will be based on the quality of the student’s work
on each of the above requirements. Note: Participants have been selected
through an application process during the spring of 2013.
Estimated Student Fees: $4000
Classical and Renaissance Italy: The Major Cities and the Places in Between
Michael McInturff, Amy Cottrill
Instructor Consent
Open To:
All Students                                                                          
Grading System S/U
Max. Enrollment: 20                                                             
Meeting Times:     TBD
The participants in this three week travel-study programwill visit major
cultural and historical sites in Italy to explore the interplay of culture and
history there. We will explore the foundations of modern Europe in medieval
and Renaissance Italy, focusing particularly on the intellectual and artistic
products of urban and courtly culture. We will read key works and visit
museums, churches, public places, and historical sites. We will be guided
in part by the works of writers and artists and thinkers who have studied
the ancient and more recent past of Italy. We will encounter a wide range
of responses to places, works of art, and other monuments. The Romantics
saw a different Rome from that seen in the work of modernist visitors.
Thus we will learn to see those celebrated, and obscure, works frommany
perspectives. Much of our time will be spent in practical daily activities:
exploring side streets and byways, climbing over and into ruins, and even
taking a cooking class in Orvieto. There will be time for students to explore
their own agenda and topics. We will be based in Rome, Orvieto, Florence,
and Venice. We will visit Pompeii, Pienza, Padua, and Pisa—and some cities
that begin with a different letter.
Students will be evaluated on individual docent topics and the on-site
presentation of the topics. We will have a series of meetings during fall term
and in January prior to departure.
Estimated Student Fees: $4,950
The Grimm Reader Märchen On: Exploring the World of Fairy Tales
Dave Ullrich
EH 102 or EH 208
Open To:
All Students
Grading System:
Max. Enrollment: 16
Meeting Times: TuTh6:30pm-9:30pm
This course explores the world of the fairy tales (or Märchen) collected and
edited by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. The course begins with an intellectual
orientation explaining the complexity of the tales by readings from Jack Zipes
(“Two Brothers Named Grimm”) and Vladimir Propp (
Morphology of the
). We then proceed to examine and discuss the more popular fairy
tales, including “SnowWhite,” “Cinderella,” “Rapunzel,” and many more.
Contrary to a sentimental or popular understanding, these fairy tales are
complicated works of fiction, often politically charged, sexually provocative,
violent in nature, and, well, grim. For each class the student is assigned a
specific question to be answered in conjunction with a particular fairy tale.
These questions serve as the basis of our analysis of the fairy tale generated
through class discussion. A 10-15 page paper analyzing a fairy tales not
covered in class is due at the conclusion of the course. Evaluation/grade is
based on attendance, quality of assigned questions on fairy tales, and the
final paper analyzing the selected fairy tale.
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