Spring HUMN Courses

HUMN 201 and 305 to be offered next semester. The Baker-Nord Center periodically offers HUMN classes under to supplement and support the hundreds of courses offered each semester by CWRU’s humanities departments and interdisciplinary programs.

For Spring 2019, there are two new Humanities (HUMN) offerings:

HUMN-201: The Public Humanities
The course explores what the humanities look like *beyond* the walls of a university, including common careers for humanities majors that are research-based but non-academic, such as museum curation, public design, policy and advocacy, public health, and community engagement. Throughout the semester, students will work both individually and collaboratively towards projects that enhance the public humanities in greater Cleveland. Each semester, the topical focus of HUMN-201 changes, mirroring the annual theme of the Cleveland Humanities Festival. Past themes have included War (2016), Immigration (2017), Health (2018), and Nature (2019).


HUMN-305 / 405: Coding for the Humanites
This hyprid classroom provides an entry-level introduction to coding for the humanities. It is focused on the digital humanities concepts and skills researchers in fields like History, Religious Studies, and English use everyday, including: coding (Python), natural language processing (NLP), and machine learning. The course is essential for students designing new research projects as well as for those who would like to apply their humanities skills to careers where familiarity with basic coding is advantageous.