While the majority of Humanities Scholars programming happens beyond the classroom, students do have the opportunity to interact in the classroom with other Scholars during their first year on campus.
All incoming Humanities Scholars take a Humanities Seminar course designed to establish community while featuring weekly humanities topics during the fall of their first year. Students will reflect upon and discuss their own personal humanities interests, learn about humanities opportunities on campus, participate in group activities and projects, and hear from guest speakers from across the university.
As part of the Seminar course, students will participate in the traditional Humanities Film project. Students work in a small group to create a short film that incorporates the humanities and aligns with a central theme. The project culminates with the Humanities Film Festival where student projects are shown and awards are presented to the outstanding entries.