ENGL 763-01: Introduction to Public Humanities

Section Description:

An introductory, cohort-shaping proseminar that investigates and historicizes major concepts and issues in the humanities (interdisciplinarity, discipline, public(s), the relationship between humanities study and humanities practice, etc.) and invites students to explore an “interdiscipline” of interest (e.g., humanities and law, humanities and medicine, humanities and climate change, humanities and aging, humanities and global health) through a research project. The course introduces the public humanities as an emergent discipline unto itself, with a definable object of study and a distinct methodology.