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Humanities Engagement Scholars

Are you an undergraduate at UF?

Are you interested in the humanities, i.e., do you like to talk about the human condition and our place in the world and in the cosmos?

If so, you might be interested in the Humanities Engagement Scholar program offered by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere. The program is open to undergraduate students from all majors as well as undecided, exploratory, and transfer students. Students may join at any point in their undergraduate careers, so long as they have at least two semesters remaining.

 

Guidelines:

In order to be designated a Humanities Engagement Scholar at graduation, undergraduates must complete and document the following requirements:  

  1. 12 credits in the humanities, i.e., four humanities courses completed with a B or better in at least three humanities units (Quest 1 does not count toward the designation.)
  2. Attendance at humanities events (a minimum of two per semester and six by graduation)
  3. Active participation in the planning, preparation, and/or execution of humanities events at UF, in Gainesville, and beyond (a minimum of one per academic year and two by graduation).

Learn more about Humanities Engagement Scholars (PDF).

The next meeting will be on Thursday November 21 at 3:00 pm in Walker Hall 200.

At the meeting, we will discuss two topics: How to get the most of office hours and a mentorship program between graduate and undergraduate students in the humanities, which the Humanities Engagement Students requested. This program will only be available for students who have signed up for the Humanities Engagement Scholars program. Students who are considering applying for the program are welcome to attend the meeting. For those students who have already signed up for the program, check Canvas for requests for input regarding the mentorship program.

For questions, contact Alexandra Cenatus at acenatus@ufl.edu

You do not have to be a current Humanities Engagement Scholar to attend. You are welcome to attend if you are interested in the Humanities Engagement Scholars program.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Follow these steps to become a Humanities Engagement Scholar:

STEP ONE

Fill out the form below to express your interest in the program.

STEP TWO

When you receive the welcome email, you will be directed to the HES Canvas site, where you will be invited to complete a Statement of Commitment.

STEP THREE

Attend the Welcome Kick-off event, to be held on Friday, 15 February at 4:00 p.m. at the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, 200 Walker Hall.

Apply to participate here:

Humanities Engagement Scholar Application

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Explain in 150-200 words or less why you are interested in becoming a Humanities Engagement Scholar. Please make sure that you address the following three points: What are the humanities? Why do they matter in the world and to you? What is your personal interest in engaging with the humanities?
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