The Humanics Seminar is a course open to all first year students in their first semester at Springfield College. This course exposes first year students to the mission of Springfield College as it pertains to leadership, service and positive social change. Students in the course will engage on volunteer activities, leadership development activities and learning experiences that promote self-understanding, reflection and personal values clarification in relation to the Humanics Philosophy. The course blends community based experiential learning with classroom discussion and critical reflection and is team taught by Springfield College faculty and student leaders.
Students enrolled in the course will participate with their New Student Orientation groups which will continue to build on their relationships and develop lasting connections. Each class will be partnered with a community agency for service and leadership experiences and will participate as a group in Humanics in Action Day. For more information, contact Charlene Elvers at 413-748-3394 or email@example.com.
What students have to say about this course:
- “It is important to learn how you can help, especially as a teenager in a new community; it could inspire a lot of people”
- “I came to more of a realization of what’s around me. Being at Springfield College – a very nice campus- we sometimes forget about the poverty that goes on right outside of our little campus.”
- “I learned how I am responsible for other citizens of the world, how to be able to understand people who are different from me.”
- “I learned who I want to be when I get older and learned how I view social change and how I can make a difference.”
You can enroll in the Humanics Seminar (SCHM 100) while at SOAR (Summer Orientation, Advising and Registration) by simply telling your advisor you would like to sign up for the class. This class is only offered in the Fall semester and only available to first-year students – you only have one chance to take this class.