The Department of Humanities considers course proposals for classes that pose pressing human questions and seek constructive answers to them by bringing to bear both wisdom from the past and the best examples of rigorous reflection from today’s world. We welcome courses that:
- Reflect our department mission.
- Feature an approach more appropriate to our interdisciplinary curriculum than to one of the disciplinary departments.
- Foreground philosophical and theological questions in a way that integrates Faith and Reason.
- Complement our course offerings of Gateways and Electives that study the Human Person.
Guidelines for Course Proposal
Course Proposals consist of the following three items:
- A Narrative of 1-2 pgs: In addition to stating your reasons for wanting to teach the course and the objectives of the course, you should explicitly discuss how the proposed course reflects the department’s mission, uses an interdisciplinary approach, foregrounds philosophical and theological questions, and complements our course offerings studying the Human Person.
- A Syllabus: Please include a course description, course goals, required texts, outlined schedule, and assignments. Please also mention any potential attributes such as Writing Enriched/Intensive, CORE Curriculum requirements, diversity
- Qualifications: A Curriculum Vitae, which may be accompanied by a statement speaking to your expertise or research interest in the course topic.
The Department of Humanities attempts to offer our students an integrated curriculum in which a common set of questions and concerns connect our electives and gateways. More often than not, approved courses may be accompanied by suggested revisions regarding texts, issues, or questions to help achieve this goal. Upon approval, you will need to provide a NOVASIS title for your course of 30 characters or fewer, a course catalogue description of no more than 40 words, and a
course description for the website written to inform and attract students.