Restriction: Must be in the Honors Humanities Program.
Additional information: Priority enrollment will be given to students in Honors Humanities.
The application of the disciplines, methods and traditions of the Humanities to contemporary problems and issues such as social injustice, immigration, income inequality, and the role of social media. Students will apply to such issues the tools of the Humanities: research and historical analysis, critical reasoning, communication and persuasion, ethical debate, and imagination. The course will utilize the institutions of Washington, D.C. to explore contemporary problems and will guide students in the creation of their individual proposals for the capstone project that is the culmination of the curriculum in Honors Humanities.
Design, execution and completion of students' chosen Keystone Projects in the form of research, creativity, or service. Students will have formulated tentative plans for their projects in HHUM106; in this course they will revise and augment those proposals, articulate their connections with the traditions and methods of the humanities, formulate a work plan for completing the project within one semester, and work with their fellow students to workshop their materials as they develop. The course will culminate in a presentation of the project at the annual Keystone Symposium and with the submission of the project in its final form.