campus partner(s)

Clemson University

state(s)

SC

amount

$300,000

initiative

Cornerstone: Learning for Living

award date

05.2022

project director

Walt Hunter; Michael LeMahieu; Bridget Trogden

Grant Summary

$300,000 over 36 months to launch the Humanities Seminar track, which comprises a first-year seminar gateway course (HUM 1010: Living Together), a set of three courses under the heading "Learning in Common," and a capstone seminar titled "Transforming Our World." The "Living Together" sections will have a high degree of commonality, with 80 percent of reading assignments drawn from a common list. "Learning in Common" courses will emphasize engagement with core texts while the "Transforming Our World" capstone will provide students an opportunity to reflect on their professionally oriented program of study as part of their broader education. Students may complete the entire track in order to fulfill components of their general education curriculum or earn a minor. The gateway seminar is expected to serve one-third of the incoming class by spring 2025.