ERIC Number: ED040973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
The Harrisburg Urban Semester (THUS).
Central Pennsylvania Consortium of Colleges, Gettysburg, PA.
This cooperative program has been designed primarily for students in education and the social sciences at the four colleges of the Central Pennsylvania Consortium, to help them understand the problems of the urban environment and to challenge them to help in solving these problems during the course of the program and also in their later life. It will provide a specialized course for each group (educators and social scientists), plus an urban seminar for all students. Education interns may be placed in conventional or experimental schools, or schools for the disadvantaged, while social science students will be interns with the state legislature, planning commissions, welfare agencies, recreation programs, and mental hospitals. Course credit equivalent to a semester on campus will be earned. Each student will be required to read approved background material, participate in the urban seminar and one of the other two specialized courses, and to produce two papers, one an independent study of field research and one a self-analysis of the student's reactions and changes during the program. Each student will be evaluated by the staff of THUS, by his internship supervisor, and by himself, and all evaluations will be sent to his college. Admission will be controlled basically by the individual colleges of the Consortium; the program staff will organize, administer and counsel the students. (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: Central Pennsylvania Consortium of Colleges, Gettysburg, PA.