Alison Landsberg, director of the Center for Humanities Research, has announced the introduction of a digital badge for the Humanities Research Scholar.
This badge is part of a larger program of micro-credentials at Mason that are designed to offer short-form, lower cost, skill- focused credentials that are an enhancement to – not a replacement for – an earned degree.
The Humanities Research Scholar badge denotes that a student has come to understand the significance and relevance of humanities research, the importance of critical thinking to the humanities, and the range of research methodologies employed in the humanities. It stresses the development of critical thinking, persuasive writing, project conceptualization, and textual analysis. These concepts are taught over the course of four session-workshops, which feature faculty from a range of disciplines discussing their own research projects. One session will emphasize how students can themselves get involved in research while at Mason.
More information about this program is available at https://www.youracclaim.com/org/george-mason-university/badge/humanities-research-scholar.
January 29, 2021