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About High-Impact Humanities

High-Impact Humanities at UMass Boston

At UMB, the High-Impact Humanities initiative fosters curricular innovation and access to exciting humanities programming that links our students and faculty to the community and opens career paths for students. 

Highlights for 2020-21

  • Innovative Humanities Classes Enrich UMB’s Curriculum 

Faculty in the humanities developed new, highly-engaging courses to the undergraduate curriculum. 23 new courses have been developed through this grant; every class can access writing support through the English Department’s Writing Nook.

Click on HIH Courses to see what’s happening this year!

  • Humanities students explore connections to career paths in their academic classes
  • Speakers and activities enliven humanities courses
  • Sponsored activities connect students to Boston's cultural resources.  Events like poetry readings, theater performances, lectures, and visits to local museums are supported by a Faculty Advisory Board and a Student Advisory Board. 
  • Careers in Humanities course. This one-credit career class is specifically designed to help humanities majors connect the intellectual work and excitement of their academic work to post-college career paths.