A new program at UCSB brings students to the humanities

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Linda Adler-Kassner. Photo credit: Carolina Starin/KCRW

In recent years, fewer college students have been choosing to major in the humanities. But a new program at UCSB brings students and faculty together to foster academic flexibility and a deeper understanding of how meaning is made.

“Learning why reading Socrates or Robert Frost is important and what that reading has to do with making knowledge in the context of a literature, philosophy, or rhetoric class can be really important,” says Linda Adler-Kassner, director of UCSB’s Engaging Humanities program.  

The Engaging Humanities program is offered to transfer and first-year UC Santa Barbara students to help them develop the communication and interpersonal skills critical for success at the university and beyond.

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Guest:
Linda Adler-Kassner - Heads the Engaging Humanities program at UCSB

Host:
Jonathan Bastian

Producer:
Carolina Starin