“Foundations in the Humanities” is a correspondence program for people incarcerated in California Men’s Colony and Kern Valley State Prison. The curriculum for the course consists of short works of fiction, poetry, and essays.
The course is taught by IHC Graduate Teaching Fellows, and the “Foundations in the Humanities” program provides students a paid opportunity to explore issues of civic engagement and social justice, as well as to gain experience teaching in the humanities, working with non-traditional students, and alternative course delivery. The Teaching Fellows work with the IHC Director and meet four to five times during the year to read and discuss research on prison education and to discuss course goals, pedagogical techniques, and best approaches to evaluating and responding to participants’ work. Each Teaching Fellow works with up to ten participants and provides written comments to participant response essays.
For more information, contact IHC Associate Director Erin Nerstad at email@example.com with any questions about this program.
2017–18 IHC Graduate Teaching Fellows
Nicole Dib, English
Olga Faccani, Classics
Gena Goodman, Classics
Adam Morrison, Religious Studies
Cierra Raine Sorin, Sociology
The Graduate Teaching Fellows Program was previously known as the Graduate Affiliates Program.