Service Learning: romanticism with the elderly

Adam Tinkle ‘GRAD writes:

Professor Cecilia Miller, whose intellectual history surveys have become legendary as canon-devouring feats of endurance, will be trying something a little different this semester. She will be giving a Service Learning Course where students will be reading six great novels of the Romantic period—including Frankenstein, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Goethe’s Sorrows of Young Werther—and then doing book-group discussions with residents of a retirement community in Middletown.

In other words: half your class time spent doing the normal humanities thing, and the other half working with a population that’s seriously in need of some extra intellectual stimulation. So, if you’ve always wanted to study with Prof. Miller but had been intimidated by her long reading lists, or want to be part of Wesleyan’s new Service Learning Initiatives, or are simply interested in the high emotions and outrageous fashions of the Romantic period, check it out. Some seats still available!

HIST385 meets Thursdays from 1:10 – 4:00 PM.