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Intro. to Global Humanities

Sections on all three campuses in fall 2017!

This interdisciplinary course focuses on contemporary issues about fairness, equality, and community around the world from the perspective of the humanities: history, language and literature, art, music, linguistics, popular culture, philosophy, religion, archaeology. The course features films, events, independent research, and guest speakers on global issues viewed from perspectives that promote cultural awareness and understanding.

Student scholarships are available to Montgomery college students taking GHUM101. For details, contact Dr Rita Kranidis, Direct, Global Humanities Institute [rita.kranidis@montgomerycollege.edu] or visit our website.

Intro. to Global Humanities

This interdisciplinary course focuses on contemporary issues about fairness, equality, and community around the world from the perspective of the humanities: history, language and literature, art, music, linguistics, popular culture, philosophy, religion, archaeology. The course features films, events, independent research, and guest speakers on global issues viewed from perspectives that promote cultural awareness and understanding. Scholarships are available to students enrolled in GHUM101.

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Spring17: New Gen Ed Course: Intro to Global Humanities

New Gen Ed Course with Scholarship Opportunities (see below).

“Introduction To Global Humanities”

Late Start– Offered on all campuses and online!

3 Credit Hour Course.

Takoma Park/Silver Spring:

  • Bldg: P4 112
  • CRN: 34025
  • MW 10—11:25
  • 1/30/2017—5/15/2017
  • Taught by Professor Deborah Taylor

Rockville:

  • Bldg: PE112
  • CRN: 34627
  • TR 12:30 – 1:55 PM
  • 1/31/2017-5/14/2017
  • Taught by Professor Ken Jassie

Germantown:

  • Bldg: HS238
  • CRN: 34700
  • TR 12:30—1:55
  • 1/31/2017—5/14/2017
  • Taught by Professor Joan Naake

For Student Scholarship Opportunities, visit The Global Humanities Institute and apply for the Global Humanities Justice Fund.

Why Study Humanities? Because It’s Good for You!

Economist, professor, and Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist, Steven Pearlstein, an American Studies major himself, explains why a major in history, philosophy, the arts or even English (yay!) is worth the time, effort and money. Here’s the link and quote:

Even so, I found it shocking that some of the brightest students in Virginia had been misled — by parents, the media, politicians and, alas, each other — into thinking that choosing English or history as a major would doom them to lives as impecunious schoolteachers.

If that didn’t convince you, read this from Chemistry professor Loretta Jackson-Hayes:

As a chemist, I agree that remaining competitive in the sciences is a critical issue. But as an instructor, I also think that if American STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Math] grads are going lead the world in innovation, then their science education cannot be divorced from the liberal arts.

Talk to your counselor about switching to one of these majors or certificate programs!

Cherry Blossom Conference a Success

MCG political science student Peter Winnard talks about the philosopher John Locke at the Humanitites Students' Cherry Blossom Conference.
MCG political science student Peter Winnard talks about the philosopher John Locke at the Humanitites Students’ Cherry Blossom Conference.

Thank you all so much for your work with students and your participation in our first-ever Humanities Students’ Cherry Blossom Conference last Friday! We had well over 150 students, faculty, and administrators in attendance throughout the day, and all reports back suggest that attendees enjoyed a rich, meaningful, and engaging experience as they listened to student presenters from all three campuses and a variety of Humanities disciplines.

The students who presented have also told us they found this experience meaningful, one writing to me that she, “really enjoyed having a platform to not only present my work to my peers and professors, but to also to hear the varying and interesting viewpoints of those in attendance. It was definitely an eye opening experience that I was very grateful to have.” Another presenter pointed out the valuable perspective our Humanities courses offer her noting that “As a science major student my Global Humanities class […] really excited my outlooks […] to look at the human facets of what I intend to research.”

We are so thrilled that we have a showcase for our students’ work in the Humanities disciplines. The conference truly demonstrated how Humanities courses naturally encourage the kind of critical thinking skills and interdisciplinary connections we want our students to leave MC with.

We agree with Dean Fechter that this should be an annual event! We hope to continue working with you all to grow this conference for Spring of 2017. Keep up all of your great work, and thank you again!

Best,
Rebecca Eggenschwiler, Conference Coordinator, Assoc. Prof. of English

Student Humanities Conference FRIDAY

Please come out and support our great Montgomery College students as they share excellent work from their Humanities courses. Attached you can find the program for the event. I think you’ll see that the work our students do in these courses is incredibly rich and varied, as well as truly interdisciplinary. We hope folks from all departments will come out to hear these students and help them celebrate success.

Please feel free to bring your classes. I think this will be a fun and engaging opportunity for students to see how to approach academic thinking, writing, research, and presentation.

Everyone is welcome for all or just part of the time. We are so looking forward to seeing you there.

The conference runs 10 a.m. to 2p.m. See the attached flyer for a full agenda.

 

Get the latest SPRING 2016 Course News Here!

Courses at MC Germantown

Courses at MC Rockville

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(We will be updating these pages constantly until the semester starts–come on back!)

All Campuses: Get Global Now with GHUM101!

Global-Humanities-Institute-BannerIncrease your global knowledge! Begin your global training by taking Introduction to Global Humanities in Spring, 2016, now offered on all campuses.

Available on all three campuses:

This course focuses on contemporary issues about fairness, equality, and community around the world from the perspective of the humanities: history, language and literature, art, philosophy, religion. The course will feature films, events, and guest speakers on global humanities, from global perspectives that include popular culture. [Pre-requisite: ENGL101 assessment level or by instructor’s permission.]

This is a late-start course, beginning one week after normal start date.

Choose your campus!

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