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.
HUMN 225. Cleveland, Humanities, Collaboration: Leadership. 1 Unit.
This course is a 1-credit experiential enrichment seminar that is open to all advanced undergraduate humanities majors. The course explores interdisciplinary leadership values and skills, with an emphasis on leadership at companies, nonprofits, and cultural institutions in greater Cleveland.
Students will receive interdisciplinary peer feedback on their capstone research plans, and they will complete short writing assignments that align with and support their postgraduate plans (including for use in job interviews, graduate school applications, or professional portfolios).
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Evaluate and criticize advanced qualitative research across a wide spectrum of humanities disciplines
- Present their capstone research and academic passions in a more engaging and public manner
- Articulate how their coursework and extracurriculars have contributed to their post-baccalaureate aspirations
- Work as a team to network, support, and refine their individual goals
Prereq: Junior or Senior status and a declared Humanities major.
HUMN 422. Humanities Teaching Careers at Community Colleges. 0 Unit.
This course is designed to give CWRU graduate students in the humanities, arts, and humanistic social sciences an introduction to teaching careers at community colleges. Topics will include: student and faculty life; course design and assessment; online, hybrid, and dual-enrollment teaching; community engagement; and research, tenure, and career paths within community colleges.