Undergraduate Programs

The Simpson Center for the Humanities is involved in a number of past and emerging undergraduate programs, most prominently among them being the Summer Institute for Arts & Humanities (SIAH) created in 2002 through a collaboration with the Undergraduate Research Program (URP). SIAH offers a research opportunity for undergraduates to engage in scholarly research with accomplished scholars and peers while earning full-time academic credit. The Katz Scholar program is a new initiative that began in 2020 to support undergraduate scholars research and learn about the work of the annual Katz Distinguished Lecturers. The Simpson Center also hosts, sponsors, and funds various undergraduate pedagogy and research initiatives. Humanities First, an exciting new program from the Humanities Division of the College of Arts & Sciences resides in the Simpson Center suite of offices and conference rooms, while multi-year projects, such as Pedagogies of Reciprocity, receive funding to develop global education partnerships. Learn more about the programs, resources, projects, and partnerships through the links and web pages below.

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SIAH offers a research opportunity for undergraduates to engage in scholarly research with accomplished scholars and peers while earning full-time academic credit. This scholarly experience occurs in the context of seminars and tutorial-style lessons with faculty who offer expertise from disciplinary and interdisciplinary points of view in a space that encourages mutual learning with peers as well as independent thought.
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The Simpson Center is proud to host the Humanities First leadership, faculty, and staff in the Communications 202 office suite. Humanities First aims to help students think broadly about human life and to explore the questions that matter—questions about unity, about communication, about who controls the story, and about how this affects our world.
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