Courses

The Center for Public Humanities lists courses under the PHUM rubric.  Our flexible program draws on Brown University's open curriculum.  Elective courses can be selected from approved 1000 and 2000 level courses offered at Brown, Rhode Island School of Design, and Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The courses sponsored by the Center for Public Humanities in 2022-2023 academic years are listed below. Visit course catalog for a complete listing of courses at Brown University.

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2022-2023 Courses

Fall 2022 Course #

Title

Instructor

Days/Times/Locations

PHUM 1903 Shrine, House or Home: Rethinking the House Museum Paradigm Ron Potvin M 3:00-5:30pm, John Nicholas Brown Center SEM201
PHUM 2021 Public Amnesias and Their Discontents:Theories and Practices of Remembering Diane O'Donoghue T 4:00-6:30pm, John Nicholas Brown Center SEM201
PHUM 2025 Semester Practicum in Public Humanities Ron Potvin Arranged, John Nicholas Brown Center 
PHUM 1080 The Entrepreneurial Process (Interested students must register for ENGN 1010) Daniel Warshay T Th 10:30-11:50am, Location TBD
PHUM 1340 Principles and Methods of Geographic Information Systems (Interested students must register for SOC 1340)

Kevin M Mwenda

MWF 12-12:50p

PHUM 1880 Exhibition as Medium (Interested students must register for HIAA 1888)

Lindsay A Caplan

W 3-5:30p

 
  Monuments, History, and Memory in the United States (Interested Public Humanities MA Students must contact Prof. Ater and register for AFRI 1970, S01).

Renee Ater

Th 4:00-6:30pm, John Nicholas Brown Center SEM201
  Cross-listed and courses recommended for Public Humanities will be added here.    

Spring 2023 Course#

Title

Instructor

Days/Times/Locations

PHUM 2020 Methods in Public Humanities Steve Lubar T/Th 10:30-11:50am, John Nicholas Brown Center SEM201
PHUM 2014 Museum Interpretation Practices Sarah Ganz Blythe Th 4:00-6:30pm, RISD Museum
PHUM 2025 Semester Practicum in Public Humanities Ron Potvin Arranged, John Nicholas Brown Center 
  Additional cross-listed and courses recommended for Public Humanities students coming soon.