Course Descriptions


The Residential Governor’s School in the Humanities will coincide with some of the most important events in the 2016 presidential election. With the Republican National Convention scheduled for July 18-21 and the Democratic National Convention occurring on July 25-28, it seems to be an opportune time for the Governor’s School in the Humanities to explore politics! We have asked for humanities course proposals that, at least partially, take politics as the theme. Many course proposals have been received. Though we are currently in the process of finalizing our agreements with course instructors, we have received proposals on political advertising (which seeks, among other things, to examine why negative adds work); political engagement in the 2016 Presidential election (which explores the role citizens play in the democratic process); a publishing course on media and democracy (where students actually create a magazine); a course on superheroes with a focus on power and responsibility; a medical humanities course that will, in addition to other topics, examine how the Affordable Care Act is shaping the 2016 election; and an interesting class on one hundred photographs that have changed the world. In addition to courses with a political theme, we are considering courses on cinema and comedy.

Once we have agreements with our instructors in place full course abstracts and bios will be posted here.

Visual and Performing Arts

The 2016 Visual and Preforming Arts curriculum will be finalized after the January adjudication is complete. To see the 2015 Visual and Performing Arts curriculum click the link below.

Click below to see the 2015 curriculum.