Gilman Courses in the Humanities
Last spring, the Krieger School launched a series of courses to offer undergraduates the chance to explore the humanities under the guidance of some of the school’s most distinguished faculty members. Each semester, two Gilman Courses in the Humanities, open to all undergraduates and offered without prerequisites, highlight exciting teaching across the breadth of the humanities disciplines.
In its first semester, the program featured English and humanities professor Neil Hertz’s Cities: For Example, Baltimore and Early Modern China, from the History Department’s William Rowe, the John and Diane Cooke Professor of Chinese History.
This fall, the Gilman Courses in the Humanities are English professor Richard Halpern’s Shakespeare (Then and Now) and The Russian Imagination: Text, Image, and History, 1850-1950, taught by Jeffrey Brooks of the History Department. Next spring, students may take Gilman Courses in the history of science (Lawrence Principe’s Science and Religion: Collaboration, Conflict, or Compromise?) and Near Eastern studies (Incantations, Prayer, Power, and Despair: Religion in the Bible and Its World, from Blum-Iwry Professor Theodore Lewis).
—Angela Paik Schaeffer