LAPC Course and Classroom Offerings
The First Year Exploratory Program
The First Year Exploratory Program helps students obtain placement in a summer learning opportunity such as an internship, or an independent project.
To be eligible for this .5 credit program you must be a full time student at Beloit and be a first generation and low income student, or an underrepresented minority. You must also possess at least a 2.75 GPA and be interested in attending graduate school. (Please note: After application is submitted our office will request your first semester transcript.) For more information, please visit the First Year Exploratory Program page.
FEP 200 Internship (.25-1.00)
In FEP 200 students engage in a paired internship-Special Project experience which, if taken for a full unit of credit, fulfills the Liberal Arts in Practice requirement (LAP-1). Students may enroll in the internship after locating their own internship and securing a faculty sponsor. The faculty sponsor will oversee the development of the content and form of the academic reflection, as well as provide assessment of whether the work merits the credit requested. A full unit of internship credit assumes between 90 and 150 hours, depending on requirements as negotiated between the student and the faculty sponsor. Graded credit/no credit.
FEP 201.01 Internship Workshop
In this half credit course, students engage in a paired internship-workshop experience, which fulfills the Liberal Arts in Practice requirement (LAP-2). Students may enroll in the workshop after sourcing their own internship, with approval from the Liberal Arts in Practice professional staff. The course begins with a pre-internship orientation and readings, which focus on reflective practice, professionalism, and workplace communication. Students also craft four to five learning objectives prior to starting the internship, with guidance from the Liberal Arts in Practice Center professional staff. Following the internship, students record and reflect on their experience and its connection to their undergraduate education and their future careers, through group discussion and a reflective essay. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor, and completion of Internship Workshop Registration form.
FEP 201.02 Internship Workshop - Paraprofessional Work-Study
FEP 285. Entrepreneurship Practicum
MUSI 250. Selected Topics in Sound Studies - Interactive Media
SOCI 285. Duffy Community Partnerships Seminar
IDST 202. Introduction to Entrepreneurship
WRIT 200 Grant Writing
This upper-division writing practicum provides students with the opportunity to engage in hands on training in the field of non-profit development while finessing their professional writing and research skills. Assigned to work with a non-profit through the duration of the course, a student’s typical writing and research activities include developing a boilerplate organizational narrative, drafting a program logic model, and theory of change, conducting prospect research, drafting a cover letter and program budget, and developing three proposals, each with a unique limitation and rhetorical challenge (such as operational funds, project funding, and online application with limited character counts). Prerequisite: Must be working or volunteering with a non-profit through the course of the semester, or be willing to be partnered with one through the duration of the course. (May be cross listed as IDST 210.)