Courses of Study 2021-2022 
    May 24, 2024  
Courses of Study 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Society for the Humanities

In the College of Arts and Sciences .

Course Offerings  

The Society for the Humanities

Paul Fleming, Taylor Family Director

The Society for the Humanities was established in 1966 as one of the first humanities institutes in North America. Located in the historic home of Cornell’s first president, Andrew Dickson White, the Society annually awards fellowships for research in the humanities. Our fellowships bring distinguished visiting Society Fellows together with Cornell Faculty and Graduate Student Fellows to pursue research on an interdisciplinary focal theme.

Fellows offer experimental, innovative seminars on their research topics open to advanced undergraduates and graduate students. Those interested in auditing a course should contact the instructor for permission. The Society for the Humanities does not offer a major or a minor.

The Humanities Scholars Program

Durba Ghosh, Director

The Humanities Scholars Program fosters independent, interdisciplinary undergraduate research in the humanities, and provides a supportive community, through a series of curated courses, structured mentorship, research opportunities and funding, and special programming at the Andrew Dickson White House.

Accepted students must declare a major, or a minor, in the humanities; take a minimum of five approved courses; produce an honors thesis or capstone project (which could be in their major outside the humanities); and present at the annual Humanities Scholars Conference.