INSTHUM 311 - Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies
Section: 001 Taking Humanities to the Streets!
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Institute for the Humanities (INSTHUM)
Department: LSA Humanities Institute
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Meets 09/05/17 - 10/20/17. (Drop/Add deadline=09/18/17.).
Advisory Prerequisites:
Permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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In this seminar, we will consider the publicness of engaged humanities by using a case-study method to examine the humanities’ publics, as well as the role of humanists in public. The course is organized into three parts. In Part 1, we will explore the core contextual question: What is the public sphere of the humanities? In Part 2, we will consider how individuals and organizations have contributed to the civic and cultural life of their cities through the humanities. In Part 3, we will focus on the products of public humanities work, including the politics and venues of their production. Our goal will be to understand the current debates over the relevance of the humanities with an eye to processes of public engagement.

INSTHUM 311 - Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies
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001 (SEM)
Th 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Note: This mini-course takes place every Thursday, September 7-October 19.
002 (SEM)
Tu 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Note: This mini-course takes place every Tuesday, October 24-December 5.
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