Are you an undergraduate who wants to make the world a better place?
Humanities Labs are high-impact programs for students who wish to make meaningful connections between the classroom and the community. With the guidance of a faculty team, students who enroll in a lab turn the topics and skills learned in humanities courses into a project that connects with a public audience. Labs may focus on (but are not limited to) outreach to specific community populations, developing new approaches to familiar and urgent global challenges, or the presentation of academic research in digital formats. Projects are designed to benefit the students and the community while also advancing the research agendas of the faculty team.
By taking a lab, students will…
- apply the skills associated with studying the humanities to real social challenges.
- contribute to the research of Miami University faculty members.
- demonstrate to future employers an ability to collaborate, problem-solve, and experiment.
- fulfill the experiential learning requirement in the Global Miami Plan.
- communicate to a real public audience.
- have a meaningful impact on the Miami community and beyond.
To take a lab, students must…
- enroll in one or both of the full semester courses related to the lab. (Students who feel they have qualified through prior coursework may enroll in the lab with with permission of the faculty team).
- enroll in the corresponding Humanities Lab sprint-course.
- actively contribute their training and perspective to the lab project.
- commit to collaboration with other lab members to accomplish the best possible project outcome.