Post Fieldwork Writing & Research Seminar

Seminar provides information on how to turn service-learning experiences into compelling written documents
Friday, September 5, 2008

A post-fieldwork course for students who are interested in sharing their fieldwork, study abroad, internship and service-learning experience with a wider audience.  This course is designed for participants who have participated in an experiential  / service-learning course or program to write about knowledge gleaned from their experience and hopefully help a wider audience better understand and support such programs.

CRP 332 – Post Fieldwork Writing & Research Seminar

Fall 2008, 3 Credit Hours
Instructor: Dr. Richard Kiely (for further information please e-mail Dr. Kiely at Course registration requires permission of instructor.

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide students with in a collaborative academic learning opportunity in an informal academic setting to translate service-learning, internship and field work experience into compelling written documents suitable for a scholarly and/or popular audience. The course is designed to enhance students' research, writing, analytical and organizational skills. This course also provides a unique opportunity for students to critically examine vital issues confronting society, as well as translate their learning experience in the field to raise awareness, educate the public, and affect change in individuals, institutions and policies.

Students are expected to attend all class meetings, and actively engage in discussions, and take responsibility for helping to shape and lead discussions. Class meetings will involve conversations around assigned readings, studying the research and writing processes, and constructively critiquing each other's work. Students will submit their final written work to a selected magazine, newspaper, scholarly publication and/or organization. In the final week, each student will present an oral interpretation of completed work to the class and/or to selected stakeholders.


Successful completion of Cornell Urban Scholars, Urban Mentor Initiative or other forms of experiential courses and fieldwork (internship, local/global service-learning, alternative spring break etc). S-U or letter grades.

This course also meets requirements for the recently approved minor in Social Justice Studies & Public Scholarship Minor.