Seminars and Pop-Up Courses

USD’s Humanities Center features short courses on topics of current interest that align with the Center’s mission and goals. Interdisciplinary courses that connect the humanities to other areas of study are especially encouraged. Faculty typically offer these courses in a seminar format to small groups of 12-20 students.

Most Humanities Center courses are offered for 1 unit on a P/F only basis, but other options are possible. Humanities Center seminar classes usually are scheduled at least six months in advance. Pop-up courses on especially timely topics may be offered with much shorter lead times.

Guidelines for Humanities Center seminar and pop-up courses may be downloaded here. Questions should be sent to Ron Kaufmann (kaufmann@sandiego.edu).

Previous Seminars and Pop-up Courses

Spring 2018 

The Human Side of Medicine 

  • L. Savett, Humanities Center 

The Environment in Popular Media 

  • A. Tirrell, Political Science and International Relations 

Nevertheless, She Persisted 

  • S. Hasselbach, English 

How to Get Yourself Killed in Antiquity 

  • T. McCarty, Political Science and International Relations 
  • R. Abrecht, History 

Fall 2017 

Dangerous Music and Radical Politics 

  • T. McCarty, Political Science and International Relations 
  • J. Malecki, Music 

Spring 2017 

Understanding and Rethinking Conservatism 

  • T. McCarty, Political Science and International Relations 

The Human Side of Medicine 

  • L. Savett, Humanities Center 

Fall 2016 

Political Ideas and Ideologies in the 2016 Election 

  • T. McCarty, Political Science and International Relations 
  • C. Dominguez, Political Science and International Relations 
  • 2017-18 Courses
  • 2016-17 Courses