Humanities on Demand
Duke's five American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellows have come together with Assistant Professor Jakob Norberg (German Studies) and an undergraduate student and a graduate student to explore a new approach to course design. They will construct a cutting-edge website that will provide students with the opportunity to suggest material for a pilot course: Humanities on Demand: Narratives Gone Viral. The goal of the course is to introduce students to the significant role of the humanities and how they can help us to reflect upon our interests and practices. In advance of the course being taught, students will be asked to upload narratives that they find meaningful, amusing, perplexing, and/or interesting. Online submissions, if chosen, will be combined with already established course materials.