Experential Learning: "Women Trailblazers of Guelph and Wellington County" (HIST*3560)
Code and section: HIST*3560*01
Term: Summer 2020
Instructor: Catherine Carstairs
Experiential Learning Opportunity for Arts Students
Are you a Bachelor of Arts student looking for an experiential learning opportunity this summer (S20)?
The College of Arts and CESI are working in collaboration with the Canadian Federation of University Women to support the creation of a digital exhibit for the Guelph Civic Museum. Under the supervision of Dr. Catherine Carstairs (History), students will assist in the creation of a new digital exhibit featuring women trailblazers of the Guelph and Wellington community. Students will gain skills in research methods, historical analysis, interviews, and writing. Students will receive course credit for their work on the project, which spans May to July 2020. Students will also be required to complete an academic reflection piece at the end of the project as well as any other requirements outlined by the faculty supervisor.
Project Overview: Her Story: Women Trailblazers of Guelph and Wellington County
The College of Arts and the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute at the University of Guelph, the Canadian Federation of University Women- Guelph, Women in Crisis Guelph-Wellington and the Zonta Club of Guelph have partnered with the Civic Museum to create a display for Women’s History Month. The display will highlight the contributions of women* and organizations/groups who have advanced the status of women by leading the way towards a diverse and gender inclusive community.
Digital Exhibit Overview:
A celebration of women that have advanced the status of women by leading the way towards a diverse and gender inclusive community. This display will feature women and organizations that have been instrumental in leading the way for women’s inclusion in diverse areas such as advocacy and politics, the arts, business, education, sports, and women’s safety from violence.
June 29: Draft text and images due to Guelph Civic Museum
July 6: Final text and images for submission to Guelph Civic Museum
July 27: Exhibit Opening
How to get involved:
Students interested in taking part in this opportunity should contact Dr. Carstairs (firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 1, 2020.
In your email, please include:
- Your year and area of study
- A short paragraph describing your interest in the project and the skills you hope to develop An electronic copy of your transcript
- In keeping with The University of Guelph’s COVID-19 policies, all collaboration and research will be conducted online. No in-person meetings are required.
*Our definition of women encompasses cisgender women, transwomen, genderqueer women, two-spirit, non-binary and gender non-conforming people who identify as women.
**Please note: This is a preliminary web course description only. The department reserves the right to change without notice any information in this description. The final, binding course outline will be distributed in the first class of the semester.