Are you an undergraduate student in the humanities 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 addressing our society’s most pressing challenges.
- contribute to the academic research of some of Miami’s most esteemed faculty members.
- demonstrate an ability to collaborate, problem-solve, and experiment to future employers.
- package specialized academic research to a public audience.
- make a meaningful impact on the Miami community and beyond.
To take a lab, students need to…
- enroll in one or both of the full semester courses related to the lab. Students may also participate without enrolling in one of these courses if they are qualified (with permission of the faculty team).
- enroll in the corresponding humanities lab, offered as a sprint-course that fulfills the experiential learning requirement in the Global Miami Plan.
- actively contribute your training and perspective to the project’s development.
- experiment and collaborate with other lab members to accomplish the best possible project during the lab’s duration.