Kaplan Scholars Courses

The Kaplan Humanities Scholars courses are an exciting—and intensive—four-course program for first-year students. Students in the program receive credit for taking two courses in the fall, and two courses in the winter, for a total of four course credits. Fall classes meet in the afternoons, Monday through Thursday, from 3:30-5pm. Winter classes meet on Monday through Thursday, from 2-3:30pm.

Courses are team-taught by teachers from different humanities departments, with two class days in lecture (the full group of 48 students and three teachers), and two days in seminars (groups of approximately 15 students with one professor). Students in the program refine their critical reading and writing skills, confront the works of great authors and artists, attend special performances and field trips, and examine how artists, thinkers, and ordinary citizens alike have contributed to the central role played by the humanities in our world.