Course Development

The Course Development Group, which met in spring 2016, allowed a group of  faculty to collaboratively create or redesign graduate courses in the humanities in a way that connects scholarly training with preparing graduate students for public engagement and non-academic intellectual work. Participants included faculty from Georgetown University, George Washington University, and the University of Maryland, College Park. 

The group's work culminated in a poster session at Georgetown's Annual Teaching, Learning & Innovation Summer Institute in May 2016, where the group members presented their re-designed courses. You can find the posters for each course by clicking on the course titles below. We also had the opportunity to interview some of the participants at the event (see videos above). 


Participants (and their Courses) 

Please click on the course titles for a pdf file with more information about the courses and their Public Humanities components.

Valerie Anishchenkova
Arabic Program, University of Maryland, College Park

“Ideologies of Stereotyping in Visual Culture: U.S., Middle East & Beyond”

Anna De Fina
Italian Department, Georgetown University

"Language, Migration, and Inequality"

Mary Helen Dupree
German Department, Georgetown University

“Private Lives/Public Virtues – The Long Eighteenth Century”

Abigail McEwen
Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland, College Park, 

“Transatlantic Dialogues in Modern Latin American Art”

Suleiman Osman
American Studies Department, George Washington University

"Introduction to Public Culture: Memory, Memorials and Public Space"

Nicoletta Pireddu
Italian Department, Georgetown University

“Making Europe: Transnational Histories, Theories, and Practices”

Libbie Rifkin
English Department, Georgetown University

“Introduction to Disability Studies”

Henry Schwarz
English Department, Georgetown University

“Literatures of Modern India”

Laura Vilardell
Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Georgetown University

“Translation as a Way Out”



In addition to developing individual syllabi, the group developed a list of sources and opportunities for students that faculty members can integrate into their existing courses or programs:

List of background readings and links to Public Humanities courses (Google Doc)