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Applied Courses in Humanities

Upper-year students have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by taking skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom to an outside experience, all while gaining credit towards their degree.

Students work with a supervising professor to identify learning goals and objectives, as well as methods of evaluation, and then participate in pedagogy, research, and work placements in fields related to a Humanities discipline.

Some examples of past work include: editorial internships, teaching assistantships with the public and separate school boards, library research, curatorial internships, archaeological digs, the Gandhi Peace Festival, theatrical productions, and more!


Students can take an applied Humanities course in:

Level 3 (HUMAN 3W03)

Level 4 (HUMAN 4W03).

Students can take each course only once.

How to Apply

Students who wish to apply first need to seek out a potential supervisor (i.e. a faculty member) and create a proposal using the form below. Once the proposal is complete, it needs to be submitted by the supervisor to Elizabeth Williams (Academic Advisor) at williaeg@mcmaster.ca.

It normally takes a few weeks for a proposal to be approved. Please ensure your proposal is submitted in plenty of time to register for the course.

For Spring/Summer

HUMAN 3W03/4W03 Spring/Summer Application Form (Word)

For Fall/Winter

HUMAN 3W03/4W03 Fall/Winter Application Form (Word)