• Department of History and Anthropology

    Experiential Education

    All Monmouth University undergraduates are required to complete the Experiential Education requirement. Under this program, students gain valuable professional experience by successfully completing at least one designated course in their major or minor fields, participating in a faculty-sponsored internship practicum, service learning or corporate project, or cooperative education placement, or through the study abroad program.

    Students majoring in History and Education automatically fulfill the requirement when they do their student teaching, generally during their senior year. Other history and anthropology majors can complete the requirement by taking any of the following elective courses:

    • AN 288 - Cooperative Education
    • AN 311 - Anthropology/History Internship Seminar
    • AN 315 - Field Research in Archaeology
    • AN 382 - Applied Anthropology
    • AN 380 - American Diversity
    • AN 388 - Cooperative Education
    • AN 488 - Cooperative Education
    • AN 489 - Field Study / Internship in Anthropology / Archaeology
    • HS 288 - Cooperative Education
    • HS 311 - History/Anthropology Internship Seminar
    • HS 388 - Cooperative Education
    • HS 488 - Cooperative Education
    • HS 489 - Historical Internship
      1. a regularly offered course which has an experiential component such as Field Methods in Archaeology (HS/AN 315); or
      2. History
     
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    Although the requirements vary from course to course, students are generally required to spend a minimum of 150 hours for 3 credits (students should complete around 50 hours at the internship site for each credit earned) at an internship site over the course of the semester, keep a journal of their experiences, and write a final paper describing their internship experience. A student may take multiple courses for experiential education credit but only needs one credit of experiential education to fulfill university requirements.

    In the past, students have completed internships at a number of sites including the following locations:

    For a broader list of internship opportunities, you may want to visit Career Services, speak with your advisor or contact the department's Career Advising Mentor, Prof. Heidi Bludau.