Contemporary Social Issues, Leadership, and Scholarship|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
The overarching purpose for this course is for you to reflect on how your identity (who you say you are) motivates the actions you take now, which, in turn, shape your long-term goals and commitments. This course is particularly applicable to future national and international fellowship applicants, as almost every scholarship foundation asks similar questions (in one form or another): Who are you? What are you proposing to do? In what way are you the most qualified candidate? Why is this work important?
This course will incorporate best practices for writing personal statements and include theories and best practice for this specific writing style as well as a wide array of perspectives to supplement self-reflection, personal development, and skill building.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|SECTION 01 - 4th Quarter|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Schall, Joe WRITING PERSONAL STATEMENTS AND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION ESSAYS: A STUDENT ONLINE HANDBOOK, Thomson, 2006: https://www.e-education.psu.edu/writingpersonalstatementsonline/
Johnson, Steven THE ADJACENT POSSIBLE Excerpts from: Ross-Larson, Bruce EDIT YOURSELF Exceprts from: McCray, Suzanne BEYOND WINNING
Pzreworski, Adam and Salomon, Frank ON THE ART OF WRITING PROPOSALS
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Participation - Class participation includes showing up and being prepared to contribute. This course is designed to be a community of emerging scholars. Communities are built upon a strong foundation of mutual respect and common courtesy for each member of the class. You are invited to disagree with your peers and the instructor, but remember that you can disagree without being disagreeable.
Fellowship Application - A tangible outcome for this course will be a fellowship application. Each student must meet with the instructor in the first two weeks of the semester to determine an appropriate fellowship and set up an individualized timeline for completion.
Mock interviews - A tangible outcome for this course will be preparing and participating in a formal mock-interview with the instructor related to the fellowship application of choice.
|Instructor(s): Smith,Kate Times: ..T.... 01:20PM-03:20PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: 7||JR major: 7|| || |
|Seats Available: 35||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 7||JR non-major: 7||SO: 7||FR: X|