Katharine G. Trostel uploaded the file: Ursuline College: Rust Belt Pathway Through the Core to Public Humanities in Practice Working Group on MLA Commons 1 year, 2 months ago
The Rust Belt region is known as a place of poverty, discrimination, neglect, and population decline. Cleveland – a prototypical Rust Belt city – and its inner-ring suburbs include an array of distinct neighborhoods that are historically divided by ethnicity, race, and socioeconomic status. But, Cleveland’s story is far from finished. As an Ursuline student, you are the citizens who will help write the next chapter of Rust Belt revival. Utilizing NEH funding, Ursuline has created a pathway through the core curriculum – one that focuses on the Rust Belt, social solutions, and reimagining the humanities. The courses emphasize digital skills, mapping, and storytelling to analyze the history of the region. The course pathway gives you the intellectual framework to engage locally with the community as problem-solvers and critical thinkers in Cleveland’s specific cultural context.