The Graduate Certificate in Public Humanities & Civic Engagement integrates the humanistic disciplines into the public sphere with projects that create, document, catalogue, or preserve content, or create lifelong opportunities to share in Humanistic content. Research indicates that the study of texts, music, and art can teach fundamental skills like compassion and empathy, creative thinking, problem solving, and skills of critical debate. Bringing the Humanities into public life (free and accessible to all) is therefore essential to civic life. This program encourages students to ask what their degrees (in Art History and Engineering alike) can do for society.
Funds are available to full-time PhD, second year MA, and third year MFA students in the arts and humanities within the College of Arts and Sciences, Case Western Reserve University.