Practica can now be taken within one year following the successful completion of a four-credit course. This new organizational structure provides more flexibility in situations where a complete understanding of the subject is needed before more in depth investigations and discussions. Practica can still be taken concurrently with four-credit courses when appropriate.
The experiential learning practicum is an exciting option for faculty and students to explore course material on a deeper level. Brandeis offers a variety of Experiential Learning practicum courses that focus on both the theoretical and experiential realms of course topics, in all disciplines, enabling students to develop skills, knowledge, and values from practical experiences and ongoing reflection. Practicum courses include projects that can involve research, lab work, community-based learning activities, theater, or art.
A practicum is a two-credit course attached to a relevant base course and is an option for students who are interested in deepening their engagement with the subject matter. Students who are taking, or have completed, the associated base course can register for the practicum. Students may complete the practicum either concurrently with the base course or up to one year after completing the base course.
Six credit courses are also available, in which experiential learning is an integral and required component of the course.