Apply for the 2015-2016 Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar!

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We are pleased to call to the attention all motivated undergraduate students, especially those who may be considering graduate study, the Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar.  The topic of this year’s seminar is:

Break the Chains: Revolt, Rebellion, and Resistance in the World of Atlantic Slavery

Some basic information about the seminar:

  • The seminar is team taught by instructors from different disciplines.  This year the instructors are Dr. John Donahue (Loyola University, History) and Dr. Jeffrey Glover (Loyola University, English).
  • Twenty students participate in the seminar, five from each of the following universities: DePaul, Loyola, UIC, and Roosevelt.
  • This is a semester-long seminar that meets at the Newberry Library, January 12 through May 5, 2016, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00–5:00pm.
  • For DePaul students the seminar counts for 9 credit hours (4.5 for Winter Quarter and 4.5 for Spring Quarter).  These credits will count for classes in two departments, to be determined by the student and his or her advisor.
  • The course fulfills the JYEL requirement for those who need it.
  • During the first part of the course students investigate topics related to the seminar’s theme and work with the various types of resources that the Newberry has to offer.  Then, under the guidance of the instructors and using primary sources from the Newberry, they select a topic to explore and develop into a research paper and presentation.  (Students must complete the semester-long course to receive credit for either quarter.)
  • DePaul applicants should go ahead and register for WQ 2016 as they would otherwise.  They should, however, be ready to drop one course and make TTH afternoons available if they are accepted into the program.  They will know by Thanksgiving whether or not they have been accepted.
  • The deadline for the application is Monday, October 19, 2015.

The application can be accessed here. Contact Professor Glen Carman, Department of Modern Languages with any questions.