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Biology and Liberal Arts in Practice

All students satisfactorily complete (usually during the junior year) a Liberal Arts in Practice (LAP) experience, which is the equivalent of at least 1 unit of applied or original work extending beyond the traditional classroom. Through undertaking and reflecting on these experiences, students connect their experiences beyond the traditional classroom with their learning in the classroom and transfer the skills developed in those experiences into other settings (from the Beloit College Registrar, http://www.beloit.edu/registrar/assets/LAP_completion_form.pdf)

  • “All inclusive” LAP-designated courses or credit-bearing experience, including some study abroad programs and credit-bearing internships (LAP-1)
  • A LAP experience followed by successful completion of LAP-2 designated course(LAP-2)
  • LAP syntheses that combine a LAP experience with reflection and a public presentation (LAP-3).

Some options:

Research

Internships and other opportunities

Study abroad without independent research

  • Coupled with an Office of International Education return seminar (LAP-2)
  • Coupled with reflection and a presentation at International Symposium or Student Symposium (LAP-3)
  • Coupled with reflection, a project, and presentation in a related course (LAP-3)

Other study away from Beloit campus

Summer, on-campus and off-campus jobs

  • Coupled with reflection, a project, and a presentation in a related course or during Student Symposium (LAP-3)
  • Coupled with a LAP-C reflection workshop  (LAP-2)

Additional experiences

  • Teaching assistant: one unit of TA credit coupled with reflection and a formal presentation in at least one course or at Student Symposium (LAP-3)
  • Athletics paired with reflection, a project, and a presentation in a related course or during Student Symposium (LAP-3), a LAP-C reflection workshop (LAP-2), or other LAP-2 course (LAP-2)
  • Campus leadership positions in clubs or groups paired with reflection, a project, and a presentation in a related course, during Student Symposium (LAP-3), a LAP-C reflection workshop (LAP-2),or LAP-2 course (LAP-2)