Teaching Apprenticeship (AMST 495)

Outstanding students are invited to assist faculty in the teaching of introductory courses. The apprentices assist in class discussions, share in the preparation of course materials, make presentations based on their own research, lead small-group discussions, form online discussion lists, read drafts of papers and consult with students outside of class. In short, they get practice in all the best parts of teaching - without being responsible for grading! Taking this course is not only a good experience for students interested in becoming teachers, but also for anyone entering a field that will involve public presentations and group dynamics.

Over the last few years, many of our best majors have benefited from this experience:

  • Jackie Moore ('03) in American Popular Culture
  • Shauna White ('02) in Gender in American Society
  • Michael McCombs ('01) in American Popular Culture and the 1950s and 1960s
  • Michael Chronister ('02) in American Popular Culture and Campaign Watching 2000
  • Sara Cotner ('99) in the 1950s and 1960s and Video Culture
  • Suzanne Hartley ('98) in Video Culture
  • Karen Winkle ('98) in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Melanie Halsey ('95) in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Kim Tuckis ('94) in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Ryan Smith ('94) in American Material Environment