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The Book Studies Concentrationat Smith CollegeMartin AntonettiCurator of Rare BooksSmith College1Concentrations:

1] A new curricular entity

2] Not major or minor; not based in a department

3] Interdisciplinary; cuts across fields

4] Strong practical component; allows students to integrate coursework and outside experience

5] Uses courses already offered at Smith & Five Colleges

6] Plugs students into campus resources

7] Another credential or badge for the transcript

BKS rationale:

1] This area dense with literary and bookish talent

2] Tradition of book arts and book history at Smith

3] We have a strong, pedagogically-oriented, special collections department

4] Book Studies, the perfect cross-disciplinary field

5] Expose students to possible professional/career opportunities: libraries, technology, publishing, book arts, alt-ac, book trade, design

6] The book has particular relevance and timeliness

Book Studies at Smith

Not a departmental major or minor, but a bridge between disciplines

Book Studies at Smith

Not a departmental major or minor, but a bridge between disciplines.Plugs students into a campus resource: the Libraries

Book Studies at Smith

Not a departmental major or minor, but a bridge between disciplinesPlugs students into a campus resource: the LibrariesRequirements:Book Studies at Smith

Not a departmental major or minor, but a bridge between disciplinesPlugs students into a campus resource: the LibrariesRequirements:1] The gateway course: Perspectives on Book StudiesBook Studies at Smith

Not a departmental major or minor, but a bridge between disciplinesPlugs students into a campus resource: the LibrariesRequirements:1] The gateway course: Perspectives on Book Studies2] Two required courses:The Art & History of the BookThe Technology of Reading & WritingBook Studies at Smith

Not a departmental major or minor, but a bridge between disciplinesPlugs students into a campus resource: the LibrariesRequirements:1] The gateway course: Perspectives on Book Studies2] Two required courses:The Art & History of the BookThe Technology of Reading & Writing3] Two electivesBook Studies at Smith

Not a departmental major or minor, but a bridge between disciplinesPlugs students into a campus resource: the LibrariesRequirements:1] The gateway course: Perspectives on Book Studies2] Two required courses:The Art & History of the BookThe Technology of Reading & Writing3] Two electives4] Two practical experiences or internshipsBook Studies at Smith

Not a departmental major or minor, but a bridge between disciplinesPlugs students into a campus resource: the LibrariesRequirements:1] The gateway course: Perspectives on Book Studies2] Two required courses:The Art & History of the BookThe Technology of Reading & Writing3] Two electives4] Two practical experiences or internships5] The senior capstone seminar in the final yearBook Studies at Smith

Not a departmental major or minor, but a bridge between disciplines.Plugs students into a campus resource: the LibrariesRequirements:1] The gateway course: Perspectives on Book Studies2] Two required courses:The Art & History of the BookThe Technology of Reading & Writing3] Two electives4] Two practical experiences or internships5] The senior capstone seminar in the final yearTotal requirements: 19 credits plus two practical experiencesBook Studies at Smith

Martin Antonetti, directormantonet@smith.edu585-2907

Book Studies at Smith

Martin Antonetti, directormantonet@smith.edu585-2907