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New experiential modes of teaching and learning.
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HumanitiesX offers year-long fellowships to teams comprised of faculty in DePaul’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, community partners, and students. Each team works to design and deploy a co-taught, project-based course in the humanities in the spring of the fellowship year. These courses all focus on a shared annual theme.

HumanitiesX fellows are supported throughout the fellowship year, so that they may participate in a rigorous program of professional development, build and exchange knowledge about the annual theme, and collaboratively develop meaningful, community-engaged course projects. These projects are key to the HumanitiesX model, as they demonstrate how humanities methods—such as historical inquiry, critique, preservation, curation, writing, and artistic expression—can contribute to understanding and action beyond the university walls.

HumanitiesX is generously funded by a three-year grant from The Mellon Foundation. In the fall of 2021, we officially launched the HumanitiesX collaborative, guided by our inaugural theme: Immigration and Migration. Using project-based learning and community-engaged methods, our first cohort of fellows are co-teaching a set of courses investigating this topic in the Spring 2022 quarter.

What does the "X" stand for? 

  • X as in crossing disciplines and perspectives
  • X as in multiplied insight into the annual Collaborative theme
  • X as in experiential learning

Learn about our structure and model