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CHID 498 A: Special Colloquia

Meeting Time: 
T 2:30pm - 5:20pm
Location: 
SMI 111
SLN: 
12182
Instructor:
Nick Barr pic
Nicolaas P. Barr

Syllabus Description:

"How was your trip?"

Students returning from study abroad often find it difficult to answer this question. How can one explain in just a few short words an experience that was complicated, transformative, difficult, and euphoric - often all at once? This class will provide students with a space to revisit, rethink, and share stories about their travels. Participants will also make something tangible out of their experiences by editing and producing content for an online issue of Neither Here Nor There, a CHID-run student journal about study abroad.

The most up-to-date version of the syllabus can be found here.

 

Week 10 checklist:

Week 9 checklist:

  • small-group check-in about final projects + try to come to a consensus about top two choices for cover image
  • post final draft by Friday. Be sure to include title, artist statement (if applicable), any layout instructions.
  • complete personal bio (see the journal for previous examples...can be serious, witty, or both!)

 

Week 8 checklist:

  • complete the peer review (ideally by Tuesday)
  • meet with small groups for check-in about final projects
  • review/comment on subtheme ideas
  • review/contribute to cover image ideas
  • post draft 2 by Friday; Nick will give further feedback

Week 7 checklist:

Week 6 checklist:

  • Post your final project rough sketch (preferably before your small-group meeting)
  • Discuss and further brainstorm your final projects during small-group meetings
  • Meet with Nick during your scheduled meeting time
  • Start working on your rough draft!

Week 5 checklist:

  • Watch the Week 5 overview video
  • Review the Highlights posts, Week 4 small-group share-outs, and Nick's comments
  • Read Beyond Guilt Trips, Ch. 5
  • Complete the Crystallizations assignment (due Tuesday)
  • Meet with your small group at your scheduled time
    • Decide who will be responsible this week for taking some notes and posting a share-out to Canvas
    • Discuss the reading and how it resonates with your experiences
    • Review and discuss the (Im)mobilities editorial statement. Optional: invite a peer from your study abroad to contribute a piece to the journal. Due date: May 15th.
    • Brainstorm final project ideas
  • Complete the Doodle poll for individual conferences with me (during weeks 6 and 7)
  • By Sunday, post a response to one other student's Crystallizations post. Choose a student who is NOT a member of your small group

Week 4 checklist:

  • Watch the Week Four overview video
  • Review the Dialogues posts, Week 3 small-group share-outs, and Nick's comments
  • Read Beyond Guilt Trips, Ch. 8
  • Complete the Highlights assignment (due Tuesday)
  • Meet with your small group at your scheduled time
    • Decide who will be responsible this week for taking some notes and posting a share-out to Canvas
    • Discuss the reading and how it resonates with your experiences
  • By Sunday, post a response to one other student's Highlights post. Choose a student who is NOT a member of your small group

Week 3 checklist:

  • Watch the Week Three overview video
  • Review the Synopses posts
  • Read Beyond Guilt Trips, Ch. 3
  • Complete the Dialogues assignment
  • Meet with your small group at your scheduled time
    • Decide who will be responsible this week for taking some notes and posting a share-out to Canvas
    • Discuss the reading and how it resonates with your experiences

Week 2 checklist:

 

Week 1 checklist:

  • View the videos in Panopto Recordings:

    • Course intro
    • Journal overview
    • Syllabus overview
    • Small group discussions
  • Introduce yourself
  • Complete the Doodle poll for your small-group meeting schedule availability
  • Order a copy of Dr. Anu Taranath's Beyond Guilt Trips
  • If you have questions about any aspect of the class, please post them in this discussion
  • Feel free to ask questions or post comments to the whole group in this discussion! These can be specific to the course, or not. I want this course to be as supportive a space as possible during this difficult quarter.

 

 

Catalog Description: 
Each colloquium examines a different subject or problem from a comparative framework.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Credits: 
3.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
February 13, 2020 - 9:11pm
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