This course consists of practical experience and the observation of the professional work of others. It takes place in a recognized archival repository under the supervision of a senior archivist. This course offers experience of basic archival functions and is designed to test, in a practical setting, the knowledge acquired by the student in course work as well as to provide insight into the basic functions and activities performed by archivists and/or records personnel. Directed research provides students with an opportunity to investigate some aspect of archives in depth, resulting in a defined project or a research paper. Work hours and credit vary.