HUMN (HUMN)

HUMN 101. Colloquium in the Humanities. 1 Unit.

A multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary introduction to the humanities, which explores the multiple possibilities for working across disciplinary boundaries. The course will include meetings with faculty from across the humanities at the university. Colloquium meetings will consist of discussion of prepared readings; an introduction to Baker-Nord Center programs, including Humanities@Work; an introduction to the cultural institutions of University Circle and Cleveland; and meetings with visiting speakers. Course open only to Baker-Nord Scholars in the Humanities.

HUMN 201. The Public Humanities. 3 Units.

Public scholarship is a vital component of CWRU's mission to improve and enrich society through research that capitalizes on the power of collaboration. This course is designed to harness that power by bringing together students from across different humanities departments and by facilitating deep engagement through experiential learning. Throughout the semester, students will work individually and collaboratively towards projects that enhance the public humanities in greater Cleveland. In this collaborative classroom environment, students will combine their disciplinary expertise and personal interests with our course readings and seminar discussions. The first half of the semester focuses on theories and methods for cultivating the public humanities. The second half of the semester allows students to test and apply their knowledge by imagining how they would curate future programming in the public humanities. Prereq: HUMN 101 or enrolled as a Humanities major.