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Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
The ACM Field Museum Semester is an intensive research and class-based experience for upper-level students interested in natural history research with a background in evolutionary biology, anthropology, geology, and/or a related discipline. The program provides the opportunity for students to explore scientific research and the Field Museum collections through a substantive internship, a semester-long course taught by the Visiting Faculty Director, and a seminar led by Field Museum professional staff. Undergraduates from ACM colleges are eligible to apply.
The Field Museum Semester: Research in Natural History program is designed to offer you the unique undergraduate experience of immersing yourself in research at the Field Museum, a world-renowned natural history museum in Chicago. With a mentored internship, you will have the opportunity to pursue scientific questions in a museum setting as well as the opportunity to engage across scientific disciplines through the visiting faculty course and seminar. You will also become a member of the Field Museum community through your coursework and internship.
Program learning objectives:
While participating in the program, you will gain skills in conducting research, extend your knowledge, and learn how the scientific method and research discovery processes fit into larger projects; you will write about and discuss your internship through oral and visual presentations and written materials; and you will develop an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of research being conducted at the Field Museum.
Learn more about the Field Museum Semester: Research in Natural History (ACM)
Offered: Fall Semester
Credits: 4.5 Knox credits
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