SHUM 2750 Introduction to Humanities
These seminars offer an introduction to the humanities through the exploration of various historical, cultural, social and political topics. Students will engage with a range of texts and media drawn from the arts, humanities, and/or humanistic social sciences. Guest speakers, including Cornell faculty and Society for the Humanities Fellows, will present from different disciplines and points of view. Students will consider local sites including Cornell special collections and archives. Students enrolled in these seminars will have the opportunity to participate in additional programming related to the Society’s theme and the Humanities Scholars Program for undergraduate humanities research.
In this course, students will examine the intersections of Black experience and melodrama as genre. The course will begin with a theoretical overview of melodrama before diving into a wide range of melodramatic texts spanning the 19th century to the present day. Students will learn how questions of race and difference have informed melodramatic expression across centuries and media.
This course introduces key methods and ideas in the history of science and science and technology studies (STS) that have allowed for humanistic inquiry into the production of scientific knowledge. Students will explore key themes in the cultural study of science, from Marxism and feminism to embodied and material practices. Students will conduct original research in a scientific archive at Cornell (digitized for remote access).
SHUM 3750 Humanities Scholars Research Methods
Spring. 4 credits. Limited to 20 students. Online.
SHUM 4750 Senior Seminar
Planned for Fall 2021. Description forthcoming.
HSP Elective Courses
Explore the slate of 2020-21 courses (using the SHUM prefix) that are crosslisted with the Humanities Scholars Program. Humanities Scholars must complete two electives before graduation. This list will be updated continually.