students walking through snow on Cornell's campus, in front of Andrew Dickson White House


Our Faculty 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 2019-2020 is ENERGY

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. 


Enroll in Fall 2019 ENERGY courses!

Study zombies and climate change, the legacies of nuclear energy, and more via the Society's Fall 2019 course offerings. 

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Factory creating smog.

SHUM 2750: Introduction to Humanities: Energy

New starting Fall 2019, the Society for the Humanities will offer an interdisciplinary introduction to humanities study for first and second-year students matching the 2019-20 focal theme of ENERGY. Offered as part of the new Humanities Scholars initiative, students enrolled in this course will have the opportunity to interact with visiting scholars, visit special collections, and participate in additional programming.

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