For Students of Carlow University, Saint Vincent College and Ursuline College
Through a grant from the CIC and the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation, students at Carlow University, Saint Vincent College,
and Ursuline College have the opportunity to take new and
innovative online humanities course from any one of the partner
The cost of each course is included in your regular tuition at
your home institution (except for the travel course offered in
Summer 2019, which will be paid directly to Saint Vincent
The goal of this partnership is to expand the opportunity for
students to take innovative humanities courses which have an
applied, public dimension.
Students need to be in a full-time status (12 credits or more) at Carlow University, Saint Vincent College, or Ursuline College in order to be eligible to register for the course offerings at other schools.
To register for one of these courses, please submit this form to the registrar's office at your institution.
HI 200 Digital Humanities
Instructor: Lauren M. Churilla, Saint Vincent College
Digital humanities encompasses a wide variety of computationally-assisted historical scholarship methods, tools, and publications. This course will introduce the rapidly evolving field of digital humanities with a focus on digital history. Students will learn how to use and critique digital methods; assess and employ digital tools; evaluate the merits and pitfalls of digitally publishing various forms of scholarship; and generally navigate this digital research environment. They will learn how to develop sound research questions that can be answered with DH methodologies and tools; they will create DH projects using the tools taught in the courses.
HS 246 Visions of the Future: Utopias, Dystopias, and Science Fiction
Instructor: Csaba Toth, Carlow University
Utopia is fantasy – we fancy a world without injustice, environmental destruction, hunger, genocide and war. We imagine the Good Society, one we all would like to inhabit. Utopian visions assume that there is nothing in humans, nature, or society that should as a rule prevent the realization of an enduring state of affluence, social harmony and individual happiness. To the contrary, pessimistic views of the present and the future take the form of dystopia – dystopias depict or foretell a world of nightmares, a world without hope. There are others who feel that we already live in a science-fictionalized society controlled by codes, computers, and cyborgs. This class will use classic and recent texts that embody utopia or dystopia or science fiction, sometimes all three in one stroke. Major assignment for the course expects students to create their own utopia, to turn their fantasy of an ideal world into reality.
HI 209 Making Caribbean History
Instructor: Pamela McVay, Ursuline College
Study, analysis, and interpretation of Caribbean history, culture, and geography from the pre-Columbian to the present--including island and mainland regions--using original sources and scholarly literature. In digital and/or hard copy students will use close and distant reading methods to interpret original sources in manuscripts, print, and the visual and performing arts. Follows the Caribbean Examinations Council's recommendations for secondary education.
HI 296/AN 235 SVC Global Perspectives: History and Culture of Peru
Instructor: Elaine Bennet and Fr. Brian Boosel, Saint Vincent College
Learn about the culture and politics surrounding the legendary Machu Picchu. As we explore Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Peru’s Sacred Valley studying the history and culture of this region, we will examine how historical power structures shape the stories we tell about ancient people. This 3-credit course is structured around a spring break (February 28-March 8) trip to the Cusco region of Peru. Before the trip, students will take part in on-line coursework to prepare to get the most out of our excursions and activities in Peru. After the trip, students will complete projects synthesizing what they have learned. The trip fee is being finalized, but the estimated cost is $3,300, which will include airfare and ground transportation, all activities, breakfast at the hotels, and a few other meals.
Instructor: Linda Maydak, Carlow University
Rustbelt Literature: The Fiction of Cleveland Neighborhoods
Instructor: Katharine Trostel, Ursuline College
Past Course Offerings:
AN 285: Culture and Health in Guatemala
Instructor: Dr. Elaine Bennet, Saint Vincent College
TH 360 Christianity and American Society
Instructor: Jack Alverson, Carlow University
EL 230 Small Press Publishing
Instructor: Michelle Gil-Montero, Saint Vincent College
RS 485 Religion and US Politics
Instructor: Gina Messina, Ursuline College