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Our fellows offer experimental, innovative seminars on research topics related to the year's focal theme. These seminars are offered one time only!

The theme for 2021-2022 is Afterlives.

Those interested in auditing a course should contact the instructor for permission. The Society for the Humanities does not offer a major or a minor. 

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Enroll in Fall 2021 Afterlives courses!

Our Fall 2021 courses delve deeply into intersectional interpretations of the Afterlives theme. Study human and non-human relationships; explore Black & Indigenous histories & storytelling; interrogate early modern poetry with contemporary feminist theory, and more in the Society's Fall 2021 courses. Enroll today!

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SHUM 3750: Humanities Scholars Research Methods

Designed specifically for undergraduate students, the goal of the seminar is to teach and refine research methods (library research, note taking, organizing material, bibliographies, citation methods, proposals, outlines, etc.) as well as to guide students through the initial stages of a research project of your own design. Part of the Humanities Scholars Program.

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