Expanding interest in the humanities
“Jazz and the Music of the African Diaspora” is a popular class at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) this summer. Same with “The Politics of Food.”
The courses are part of a residential five-week summer academy for community college transfer students who are committed to pursuing humanities majors at UCSD. Offered at no cost to students, the academy is one piece of a larger collaboration between the public research university and the San Diego Community College District. The goal is for the 33 academy students to graduate in a couple of years with bachelor’s degrees in arts and humanities fields.