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National-Louis University (Chicago, IL 60603-6191)
Christopher Martin Caver (Project Director: July 2019 to present)

Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Education Programs

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$99,548 (approved)
$71,790 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2020 – 5/31/2023

Creating an Interdisciplinary Humanities Minor for Career-Focused Students

The creation of a six-course interdisciplinary humanities minor for undergraduate students pursuing pre-professional majors.

This project creates an interdisciplinary humanities minor program for students pursuing existing professionally-oriented major tracks. We propose to create six new courses. Two core courses will be created in aesthetic judgment and interpretive methods that use Chicago artists, writers, histories, and communities as their primary context of application and illustration. Four electives will also be created to provide humanistic counterparts to major coursework. These will be courses in storytelling and the digital humanities (Computer Science and Information Systems), the ethics of work and business (Business Administration), philosophical approaches to mortality (Human Services), and histories of crime and punishment (Criminal Justice). Additionally, our project develops opportunities for students to intern at Chicago-area humanities organizations or pursue original research as part of completing their minor, and it creates a capstone colloquium to showcase these experiences.