Undergraduate Education Program

University of San Diego

Noelle Norton
San Diego, CA
December 2016

A university humanities center provides a home where students and faculty from across the institution exchange ideas, share scholarly work, and participate in interdisciplinary activities that foster collaboration between the humanities and other areas of academic inquiry.  This project will build programs that promote active student engagement and stimulate collaborative teaching and research in USD’s newly established Humanities Center.  The Center is building programs that engage students in USD’s College of Arts and Sciences, and professional schools of Business, Engineering, Nursing, Peace Studies, and Leadership & Education Sciences. USD’s Humanities Center began with initial programming in September 2015.  It now includes a physical space that opened in September 2016.  The student-focused center will: (1) involve students and faculty in collaborative interdisciplinary research; (2) increase the scope of the digital humanities; (3) support collaborative development and oversight of new interdisciplinary curriculum that fosters active learning; and, (4) use the humanities as a bridge to build relationships between community members and the university.  This combination of humanities with other disciplines in curricular and co-curricular activities can be transformative for USD students and faculty, as well as members of the broader community.

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