Gettysburg Semester

Recently received the message below from Dr. Jason M. Frawley, who did his Ph.D. at Texas Christian under Civil Warrriors alumnus Steven Woodworth. Dr. Frawley is currently serving as the Thomas W. Smith Post-Doctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

One of my responsibilities is helping the program’s director, Dr. Allen C. Guelzo, recruit undergraduate students for The Gettysburg Semester.

Each fall semester, the Civil War Era Studies program brings a group of undergraduate students to Gettysburg College, where they are immersed in the study of the American Civil War. From living in a 19th-century mansion to treading the battlefields where America’s fate was decided, The Gettysburg Semester students enjoy a unique experience.

As part of the program, they generally take four courses: Interpretation of the Civil War, Field Experience in Civil War Era Studies, and two courses of their choosing. Many students elect to forgo a fourth course and substitute it with a public history internship. In the past, we have had students intern at Gettysburg National Military Park, Antietam National Battlefield, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, the Adams County Historical Society, and the Shriver House Museum. Such hands-on internships and interdisciplinary study help to reveal a multifaceted history and shed light on the men and women who lived it.

More inforation is available by The Gettysburg Semester website.

If you are, or know of any possibly interested undergraduate students, please bring this to their attention. Application information is located on the website above.

If you should have any questions or concerns, you can contact me at the addresses and phone numbers below my signature. Thank you.

Respectfully,
Jason M. Frawley, Ph.D.
Thomas W. Smith Post Doctoral Fellow & Visiting Assistant Professor
Gettysburg College, Civil War Era Studies
Weidensall Hall 403
300 North Washington Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400
717-337-6778
jfrawley@gettysburg.edu
www.gettysburg.edu

Comments (1) to “Gettysburg Semester”

  1. Thank you for posting this, Ethan. If you are reading this and you are an undergraduate or work with undergraduates, please explore this amazing opportunity further via the embedded internet links in the post. Also, spread the word far and wide, and keep in mind that the deadline for applications is March 1.