Students in this program will explore the role of the humanities (including history, languages, literature, film, civics, philosophy, religion, and the arts), in both the modern world as well as throughout history, within an intellectual community of thinkers. Scholars’ benefits include:
- First-year scholars-only course exploring a question of fundamental importance to human life, taught by a distinguished professor in the humanities.
- Guaranteed enrollment in the Altman Program in the Humanities undergraduate course during the second and/or third years. Team-taught by eminent Altman Fellow professors, the course will explore the year's theme through multiple disciplinary perspectives.
- As a guest of the Humanities Center, receive invitations to small group events (such as coffee hours) with renowned speakers, including public intellectuals, authors, journalists, and innovators.
- Guaranteed enrollment in the January Research Methods Workshop, led by faculty from humanities disciplines, to assist in launching a research project and/or preparing a proposal for the Undergraduate Summer Scholars Program. Scholars receive a certificate in research methods upon completion of the workshop.
- In the first and second years, attend the Paths to Research in the Humanities dinner, during which the Director of the Humanities Center will present resources and possible pathways to producing an independent research project as an undergraduate.
- Guaranteed enrollment in the premier Luxembourg Summer Humanities Institute, a study abroad program that assembles a small community of ambitious student-scholars to work with peers and faculty on sophisticated independent research projects.
- Invitations to professional development events such as workshops on career exploration, graduate school, and working with non-profits.
To be considered for the Humanities Scholars Program, you must select a major in the College of Arts and Science and select one of the following Professional/Academic Areas of Interest on the Common Application: English Language and Literature, History, Humanities and Liberal Arts, Philosophy, or Religious Studies.
For more information, contact Sarah Siff.