Humanities Learning Center
The Humanities Learning Center (HLC) is a group of dedicated faculty working alongside administrative, support staff, and community partners whose mission is to bring the relevance and vitality of the humanities to the Great Lakes Bay Region. This group is coordinated by Dr. Amy French, Assistant Professor of History. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (989) 686-9132.
The humanities may be best described as the study of the human experience. Through exploration of history, philosophy, literature, film/theater, religion, art, music, languages, politics, and law, we are offered a deeper understanding of ourselves and others. Knowledge of the human experience inspires us by allowing us to connect to the greatest minds and talents of the ages. So go ahead—know thyself—and open up a world of inspiration and wonder.
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Thank you for your support! Check out our beautifully designed 2014-15 Annual Report!
THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) coming to Delta on Friday, April 15 from 10-2
The Humanities Learning Center at Delta College invites all professors and other interested educators to join us for THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) on Friday, April 15th, 2016. THATCamp allows beginners, novices, and experts to join together to determine what they want to learn and to share what they know with others. It is an unconference—humanists and technologists of all skill levels propose subjects on the spot that they would like to know more about or they give ideas that they would like to share. Have a cool assignment that integrates digital tools? Come share. Would like to learn how to use digital tools in your classroom? Come ask. There are no passive observers—come and ask questions, share advice, and get inspired! Best of all...it is free professional development.
We will begin our day at 10 am inside the Delta College Library. Please bring laptops or tablets.
There is no fee to attend, but you must register by April 1. Registration is available at: http://deltacollege2016.thatcamp.org/
Our Winter 2016 Brown Bag Presentation Series:
- Thursday, January 28, 2-3pm, N007 (off the Commons): Blisters, Castles, and Sheep's Lung: A Hiker's Trek Across Scotland, Professor Donna Giuliani (Sociology)
- Wednesday, February 17, 11-12, N012 (off the Commons): Living through Ubuntu: Apology, Democracy, and Education in South Africa, Professor Joseph Lewis (English)
- Tuesday, March 22, 3-4pm, N012 (off the Commons): Inventing Eleanor of Aquitane: The Many Faces of a Medieval Queen, Dr. Michael Evans (History)
HLC Fellows for 2014-2015
We are proud to recognize the following individuals who have been named as HLC Fellows for their service to the Humanities Learning Center. Thank you!
- Wendy Baker (Biology professor)
- Christine Coleman (Languages professor)
- Chey Davis (English professor)
- Maureen Donegan (Psychology professor)
- Laura Dull (History professor)
- Amy French (History professor)
- Michael Glowacki (Art/Design professor)
- Trish Harris (English professor)
- Heidi Helgren (Management professor)
- Joseph Lewis (English professor)
- Robert Moore (Political Science professor)
- Linda Petee (Sustainability Coordinator)
- Ryan Petersen (Political Science professor)
- Lauren Smith (English professor)
We advocate for the value of the humanities through partnerships with local public schools, monthly Brown Bag talks on Humanities topics, Humanities-themed book groups, Humanities-themed speakers.
Previous Speakers and Events:
Winter 2015 Book Circle for Women's History Month
We read Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue by Kathryn Atwood. Conversations were intriguing and thought-provoking as we marveled at the heroism of these women.
Winter 2014 Great College/Great Michigan Read, Annie's Ghosts by Steve Luxenberg
We celebrated with a book group that included Delta College employees and community members who met for face-to-face discussions and workshops, as well as a learning experience at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Rochester Hills, MI.
Our 2013 Speaker: Bestselling author, Ted Conover, "If This Road Could Talk: Stories from The Routes of Man." April 3, 2013.
Ted Conover, award-winning author and NYU professor,spoke about his book, The Routes of Man, which explores the ways roads connect peoples and cultures. This event was made possible by financial support from the Humanities Learning Center, the Global Awareness Program, Special Projects Committee,and the Library Learning Information Center.