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Friday, January 20 • 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Teaching Humanities to Underserved Populations

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Professor van Zuylen will speak about the bringing humanities education to underserved populations from her experience directly the national Clemente Course in the Humanities. 

The Clemente Course in the Humanities® is a unique educational institution founded in 1995 to teach the humanities at the college level to people living in economic distress.

The course works in conjunction with faculty from leading colleges and universities on five continents. Students learn through dialogue about moral philosophy, literature, history, art history, critical thinking, and writing.

More than ten thousand students worldwide have attended a Clemente course, and over fifty percent have successfully completed it.

The aim of the course is to bring the clarity and beauty of the humanities to people who have been deprived of these riches through economic, social, or political forces. While the course is not intended as preparation for college, many students have gone on to two- and four-year colleges. 


Speakers
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Marina van Zuylen

Professor of French and Comparative Literature, Bard College | Academic Director, Bard Clemente Course in the Humanities | | She is a professor of French and Comparative Literature and a great supporter of the Clemente Courses. She has taught literature in Poughkeepsie, NY and philosophy in Dorchester, MA. She also serves as Academic Director for a number of Clemente sites that get credit through Bard College.


Friday January 20, 2017 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 312