Involvement Opportunities

The EHI welcomes faculty to work with the program in numerous areas. Read below to explore how to get involved. There are many ways to become involved with the Engaged Humanities Initiative!

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Teach a HUM 120 Course!

  • HUM 120 is taught by a professor and an ENG 161 TA who teaches an accompanying one-credit writing workshop.
  • It integrates your course content with the required elements of ENG 161; students complete a substantial research paper as the main component of their grade.
  • It includes community components such as field trips and guest speakers.
  • Professors teaching HUM 120 are eligible for up to $3000 in course development and activity funds.
  • Enrollment is capped at 20 students, who are then eligible to continue in the EHI.
  • Review Past Courses
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Teach a HUM 201 Course!

  • HUM 201 is a topics course in the humanities that explores a given theme in breadth and depth.
  • We welcome pedagogical innovation, including alternative assignments such as creative writing, podcasts, and posters that help students imagine ways to communicate their research beyond the traditional paper.
  • Professors teaching HUM 201 are eligible for up to $2000 in course development and activity funds.
  • HUM 201 can include trips to the writing center, the library, and elements of the EHI such as study abroad presentations and lectures/events at the Institute for the Humanities.
  • Students in HUM 201 are eligible for up to $1000 to attend lectures, workshops, and events off campus and off that will help them identify an eventual mentor and research project for their third and fourth years.
  • Enrollment is capped at 20 students.
  • Review Past CoursesĀ 
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Become a Mentor!

  • Help an EHI student identify an activity (research, internship, study abroad) for the summer after their 2nd year in the program to kickstart their research project.
  • Supervise the student through Independent Study in both semesters of their 3rd year.
  • Continue to advise the student on their research activities during the summer after their 3rd year and into the 4th year.
  • Mentors can advise up to 2 students at the same time.
  • Mentors receive $500/student.
  • Review the Mentor Guidelines.
Click here to join our mentor database

Join the Engaged Humanities Working Group

  • The Working Group is run through the Institute for the Humanities.
  • It includes faculty, staff, and students interested in emerging trends in humanities scholarship and research.
  • It meets 1-2 times per semester to discuss issues relevant to the engaged humanities more generally and to the EHI specifically.
  • It advises the Director of the EHI on possible events and guest lecturers.
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