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URSĀ 5100. Fieldwork Planning. 1 Unit.

Prerequisite for students engaging in fieldwork. Part 1: Introduction to Fieldwork Students will learn about various approaches to fieldwork through readings and discussions. These conversations will begin at the first residency and continue through the initial project period, during which time students will become familiar with the expectations of a fieldwork project. Faculty mentors will guide students through this orientation to fieldwork. Part 2: Fieldwork Planning Seminar During their second residency, students will work in groups supervised by mentoring faculty to begin designing their own field studies. Throughout the project period, faculty will guide students through the planning of their fieldwork projects, helping students articulate their learning objectives and solidify their obligations to their fieldwork sites. Throughout the project period, faculty will provide and foster a support network as students interact online to finalize their fieldwork plans.