Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30 p.m.-4:50 p.m.

Dr. William Garcia-Medina 

In this course, students will build a foundation for studying and engaging in Museum studies in conversation with Black and Latinx Studies. The goal of this course is to offer students multiple perspectives that will aid their understanding and practice of Black and Latinx public humanities beyond literature. By analyzing art from the African diaspora, examining exhibits, meeting experts and artists in the field, and engaging in hands-on projects, students will be able to think more critically in regard to knowledge formation and the role of the humanities. Emphasis will be placed on visiting local museums and cultural centers in order to undergo examinations and meet local artists/educators and museum experts for dialogic purposes. By connecting the literature learned in class with other mediums of knowledge, students will be allowed to demonstrate knowledge by co-curating an exhibit, doing a podcast, or engaging in any other multimodal and public-reaching project. 


Special Topics in History Courses offer students the opportunity to apply public history methods to focus on historical topics. The topics will vary from year to year and will be determined by the instructor. The course is designed to offer a flexible framework to support creative survey-level instruction.