Ryerson University


Course Description

Students are involved as apprentices in research, creative, or publishing projects that are related to their interests in ACS. While most practicum positions will be on-campus, some may be off-campus. Students are individually matched with and supervised by a faculty member or other professional mentor. Practicum activities vary depending on the research program focus but generally involve hands-on engagement in the key steps of research from conception to production. Students receive guidance in developing their reading, research, and methodological skills and participate in meetings. Students prepare brief reports, including a final practicum report. As part of their class activity, students engage in a range of research and professional skills enhancement activists. The course may also involve guest speakers representing the profession.



Course Objectives

  • To learn about the theories, methods and research tools used in ACS;
  • To learn about the running and functioning of a research centre, research program, or a community project, or to take a lead role in a new project under faculty supervision;
  • To learn about an annotated bibliography, curriculum vitae, grant application, and synthesis of a scholarly article;
  • To assist with research or creative or publishing projects currently underway in a  research group or program;
  • To work collaboratively with graduate students, RAs, interns, and a research supervisor;
  • To gain professional skills related to advanced research and training in ACS;
  • To gain professional skills in research communication including oral and written reports;
  • To participate in an independent research study (optional);
  • To practice critical thinking and academic writing.
The Great War in Literature and Visual Culture

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The Great War in Literature and Visual Culture

Amid the unprecedented social change of World War I, women renegotiated their identities by dramatically changing the way they engaged with the arts. But how did they do so? And how did everyday citizens engage with the war?

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

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Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, considered by many to be the mother of Dada, was a daringly innovative poet and an early creator of junk sculpture. “The Baroness” was best known for her sexually charged, often controversial performances.

Modernism in the World

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Modernism in the World

Recent research has departed from the Euro-centric and national view of Modernism to include approaches and methods studying Modernism across national boundaries and across different art forms to include fashion, dance, performance, technology, and visual culture.

Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Lucy Maud Montgomery

L.M. Montgomery is perhaps Canada's most important literary export. She was prolific writer of over 500 short stories and poems, and twenty novels, including the beloved Anne of Green Gables.

Canadian Modernism

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Canadian Modernism

The works of numerous Canadian authors who lived during the modernist era may well constitute the most central and experimental articulation of Canadian modernism in prose, allowing authors to stage cross-cultural, controversial, and even conflicted identities.

Modernist Biography and Life Writing

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Modernist Biography and Life Writing

Life writing, including autobiographical accounts, diaries, letters and testimonials written or told by women and men whose political, literary or philosophical purposes are central to their lives, has become a standard tool for communication and the dissemination of information.