What is the Humanics Seminar?

The Humanics Seminar is a one-credit academic course (SCHM 100) that can only be taken your first semester. The focus of the class is on the Springfield College Humanics philosophy and the powerful connection between leadership and service. You will be in class with your New Student Orientation (NSO) group. Each Humanics Seminar class is taught by two students and one faculty or staff member.

Throughout the course, you will be exposed to several different aspects of the College’s leadership and service model.  Topics will include:

  • Positive leadership

  • Diversity

  • Social justice issues

  • History and traditions of Springfield College

  • Personal values

  • Teamwork and collaboration

  • Service as a responsibility

Each class is paired with a service site in the city of Springfield where you will have the opportunity to interact with different types of people. You will also gain some familiarity with the city you will be living in for the next four years.

How to Register

At June Orientation, you will have the opportunity to sit down with an advisor and make your class schedule. This is the time when you say: “I want to take Humanics Seminar.”

Any questions about the Humanics Seminar class can be directed to Charlene Elvers, director of the Center for Service and Leadership, at celvers@springfield.edu or (413) 748-3219.