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 2021-2022 academic years are listed below. Visit course catalog for a complete listing of courses at Brown University.

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2021-2022 Courses

Fall 2021 Course #

Title

Instructor

Days/Times/Locations

PHUM 1904 Power & Water: Material Culture and its Environmental Impact Ron Potvin M 3:00-5:30pm, Smith-Buonanno Hall 201
PHUM 2010 Introduction to Public Humanities Marisa Brown W 3:00-5:30pm, John Nicholas Brown Center SEM201
PHUM 2015 Public Art: History, Theory, and Practice Janet Zweig M 1:30-5:30pm, John Nicholas Brown Center SEM201
PHUM 2025 Semester Practicum in Public Humanities Ron Potvin Arranged, John Nicholas Brown Center 
PHUM 2102 Archives and Antiracism (Interested students must register for AMST 2221A) Micah Salkind, Jazzmen Johnson, Tiffni Bowers T 4:00-6:30pm, John Nicholas Brown Center SEM201
  Cross-listed and courses recommended for Public Humanities will be added here.    

Spring 2022 Course#

Title

Instructor

Days/Times/Locations

PHUM 2013 Management of Cultural Institutions Gayle Gifford T 4:00-6:30pm, John Nicholas Brown Center SEM201
PHUM 2020 Methods in Public Humanities Dietrich Neumann W 3:00-5:30pm, John Nicholas Brown Center SEM201
PHUM 2022 Public in Persons: Along Humanities' Ethical Edges Diane O'Donoghue Th 4:00-6:30pm, John Nicholas Brown Center SEM201
PHUM 2025 Semester Practicum in Public Humanities Ron Potvin Arranged, John Nicholas Brown Center 
PHUM 2xxx Museum Exhibitions (Interested students must register for AMST 2221) Steve Lubar T/Th 10:30-11:50am, John Nicholas Brown Center SEM201
  Additional cross-listed and courses recommended for Public Humanities students coming soon.