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2022 Summer H.E.ART Program



Welcome to the 2022 Summer H.E.ART Program!
August 1–5, 2022

What is H.E.ART?  
“H.E.ART”—for history, English, and art—is a weeklong summer program designed for students like you who have recently transferred or will soon transfer from Miami Dade College (MDC) to Florida International University (FIU) to continue your studies in the humanities. Together we will explore why the humanities matter; strengthen critical thinking, research, and creative skills; and consider how humanities studies can lead to fulfilling academic and career opportunities. 



Program Survey

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Through a variety of activities, you will get to know fellow Humanities Edge students, engage with humanities faculty from MDC and FIU, and meet with staff who will help you with all aspects of your academic career, including applying to FIU and understanding financial aid.


You will be introduced to the Green Library’s Special Collections and Digital Scholar Studio, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, and the Center for Excellence in Writing. You will also meet alumni of the Humanities Edge program and others who will share their stories about their academic and career journeys.  

The centerpiece of H.E.ART is a collaborative humanities project. This year our focus is on the theme of work. Through hands-on activities you will engage with theoretical, critical, and creative approaches used by humanities scholars. Your project will begin by developing questions for an oral history interview that you will conduct with a family member, friend, or colleague about their job. The findings from your interview will be the foundation for creative writing and graphic design assignments. Students will create a personal e-portfolio where you will gather your assignments and reflections, and then tag and organize them by theme. On Friday students will present their projects and reflections to family, peers, faculty, and friends at our annual H.E.ART celebration.  

A week of engaging programming for our history, English, and art students

The schedule is designed for you to explore, learn, share ideas, and have fun!

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Learn about the people who will guide your journey 

Meet faculty, staff, alumni, and current FIU students who have focused their academic studies, research, and careers within the humanities – artists, curators, digital scholars, librarians, professors, writers and many more.

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