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Marquette’s Center for the Advancement of the Humanities provides a space for students to come together and engage the most important questions of life outside of the classroom. Whether you are already a member of several campus clubs and organizations or a first-year student still finding your way, we hope you’ll make the Center a home away from home as you navigate the journey of self-discovery and growth that is college life.
Ways to Get Involved
- Pursue a distinctive summer opportunity as a graduate student. Apply for a student fellowship to spend your summer working on a humanities project or internship.
- Learn from prestigious humanities scholars. Attend events through the Humanities Research Colloquium
- Educate yourself on the important role of the humanities in confronting contemporary challenges. Explore the resources available in the center's Humanities Library.
- Attend humanities related speeches or events (we are always updating our events page)
- Join Disciplinary Honors in the Humanities (HiH), see information below.
- Attend events hosted by our partner organizations here on campus.
- Coming up: Culture, Conflict, and Interfaith (CCI) is hosting "Live With Love" to encourage students to learn about how our faith and culture influence the ways we express our love towards one another. The event will take place February 24th from 5:30-7:00pm in Marquette Hall 100 and on Microsoft Teams. Click here for more information and to register.
Humanities Majors and Minors
Interested in majoring or minoring in the humanities? Here are the majors and minors offered at Marquette.
- Africana Studies (Major and Minor)
- Arabic and Muslim American Studies (Minor Only)
- Asian Studies (Minor Only)
- Gender and Sexualities Studies (Major and Minor)
- Ethics (Minor only)
- Latin American Studies (Major and Minor)
- Medieval Studies (Minor only)
- Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
- Arabic Language and Culture Studies (Minor only)
- Classics (Major and Minor)
- Creative Writing (Minor only)
- English Language Arts (Major only)
- French (Major and Minor)
- German (Major and Minor)
- Italian Language and Culture Studies (Minor only)
- Literature (English) (Major and Minor)
- Literature of Diverse Cultures (Minor only)
- Spanish Language, Literatures, and Cultures (Major and Minor)
- Spanish for the Professions (Major and Minor)
- Writing Intensive English (Major and Minor)
Disciplinary Honors in the Humanities
Are you interested in research in the Humanities?
Disciplinary Honors in the Humanities (fondly known as HiH) might just be the program for you.
In the program:
*You work on an intensive research project in a cohort of your peers.
*You do this work on a subject of your choice.
*And you receive a Disciplinary Honors designation on your transcript.
*You do not need to be in Core Honors to join, but you will become part of the program.
*You need a 3.2 GPA.
Fall 2022 | Wednesdays 12-12:50 (1 credit) | Synchronous online | Instructor: Dr. Heidi Bostic
Meet alumni speakers from a diverse range of A&S majors and learn about the many career opportunities available to Arts & Sciences graduates. Speakers represent careers in areas such as business and finance, consulting, health care, human resources, not-for-profits and more.
A special focus on vocation, discernment and professional formation means that this course complements other elements of your Marquette education.
Upon completion of this course, students will be better prepared to identify how the arts & sciences influence and contribute to the common good and how these fields prepare students for meaningful and satisfying vocations and careers. Students will gain key networking skills through interactions with A&S alumni.
Wisconsin Humanities: Community Powered
Community Powered (CP) is an initiative of Wisconsin Humanities that builds resilience among Wisconsin communities by helping them recognize, communicate, and act upon their strengths, their challenges, and their histories to envision a vibrant future. Residents of participating Wisconsin communities will experience new ways to unearth and tell stories of their communities and will design and implement a community project that makes an even better place to live.
WH is hiring four full-time Community Powered Project Coordinators (CPPCs), one to serve in each of these selected communities: Appleton, Racine, Spooner, and the Forest County Potawatomi community. The CPPC will work under the supervision of WH’s co-directors and a librarian within one of the selected community’s local libraries. The successful candidate will receive training in humanities and digital media skills, and then be supported by the CP staff and local librarian to collaborate with local nonprofit organizations, businesses, and citizens to create a locally meaningful project.
This position is a learning opportunity for someone seeking further training in community-engaged public humanities work. For the right applicant, this position will build their professional capacity through on-the-ground work in their community and extensive mentorship from their community partners and the Community Powered Co-Directors. Together, the CPPCs, the Community Powered team, and the communities themselves will build innovative, new pathways to public humanities engagement in Wisconsin.
The application deadline is Sunday, March 20, 2022.
414 Fellows Opportunity
The 414 Fellows is an AmeriCorps program offered through Marquette University in partnership with Next Door.
Through service, Fellows will make a meaningful difference in the lives of youth in Milwaukee. As part of their mission-driven Marquette education, Fellows will develop as student leaders and advocates with diverse ideas and opinions to raise awareness about community issues.
414 Fellows serve at Next Door in Early Childhood classrooms. Next Door is a local nonprofit that supports the intellectual, physical and emotional development of children, by partnering with their families for success in school and the community.
Fellows serve 300 hours of service over the academic year; averaging 10 hours per week, working specifically with children ages 0-3 years. As part of the program, Fellows are required to attend mandatory reflections and trainings throughout the year.
Virtues in the Public Square Scholarship
Virtues in the Public Square is an undergraduate certificate program that engages undergraduates in a twelve hour multimedia course. The program explores seven virtues––wisdom, justice, courage, temperance, humility, generosity, and friendship––through the lenses of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This academic, non-sectarian curriculum translates the classical traditions of virtue for modern audiences. Oriented toward service to one another, this course models how humanity’s various spiritual paths can overlap to collectively forge a common good.
Students access the course on ReligionAndPublicLife.org, a social learning community and mobile app and complete it at their own pace, any time between August 29 to September 25, 2022.
CfAH Story Telling Fellows Lab
The Center for the Advancement of the Humanities welcomes applications for its Story Fellows Lab undergraduate initiative. The aim of this initiative is to create a space for community building around shared identities, values, and struggles, as well as to foster the cultivation of storytelling as a community-based healing approach. Through this initiative, the CfAH thus aims to promote a conception of the person as primarily part of a community rather than as an isolated individual.
As part of this initiative, the CfAH offers up to $2,500 to fund Story Fellows teams. These funds may be used in a variety of ways including but not limited to the following: purchasing team supplies, books, providing refreshments, attending cultural activities, and engaging with community partners.
More information on the Story Telling Fellows Lab is provided in the document below.