Give to the Humanities
The Humanities are ever-more critical to student learning, the campus experience, and visionary scholarship. Our programs develop skills and broaden understanding in communication, critical thinking, global awareness, ethical judgment, and creativity. Your generous gift to the Humanities Department will enable us to move forward with exciting new initiatives and programs like the following.
Humanities Department General Fund
Humanities at Michigan Tech engages in teaching and research across language, culture, and technology. Our scope is international, our approach interdisciplinary. We work at the intersections of communication, composition, literature, modern languages, philosophy, rhetoric, visual studies, linguistics, gender studies, and technical communication.
Diversity Studies Minor
This new degree program aims to prepare students as communication experts in our increasingly diverse communities and workplaces. We need your help to make this program the academic center for diversity activities on campus. Your contribution will support a series of distinguished speakers and exhibits, student scholarships, and equipment and materials such as software packages for qualitative research.
English as Second Language (ESL)
Preparing international students for course work in English is a critical step in developing Michigan Tech as a global educational institution. Our campus-wide programs in ESL require the latest software, equipment, and materials. Your gift is vital to maintaining these resources. In addition, you can support innovative programs like the Summer Intensive Language Experience (SMILE), offering international students rigorous classroom and laboratory instruction and an introduction to the local community and culture prior to their campus study.
Humanities Digital Media Zone (HDMZ)
A cutting-edge renovation in 2010 (formerly the Center for Computerized Language Instruction or CCLI) has made the HDMZ a campus-wide showcase for digital media learning and production. This is only the beginning! Help us make this beautiful facility a state-of-the-art resource for graphic design, digital media, document production, and other digitally-managed projects.
Graduate Study (RTC)
The Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture (RTC) Graduate programs (MA and PhD) provide robust scholarly experiences for students from across the country—and around the world. With your help, we can continue to develop our unique focus on the changing roles of technology, communication, and culture in contemporary societies. Your support for graduate student scholarships and conference participation will directly contribute to RTC’s reputation for outstanding graduate study.
International Graduate Recruitment
Add your support for recruitment and scholarship programs to bring international graduate students into the RTC program. Your gift will give the Humanities an intercultural reach and contribute to Michigan Tech’s standing as a world-class university.
Formerly the Writing Center, this newly redesigned facility is expanding its services to address the challenges of learning and communicating in complex and culturally diverse environments. Your gift will enable this award-winning center to promote staff development, enhance services, and install the latest equipment to benefit students, staff, and faculty across Michigan Tech.
We offer minors and certificate programs in Chinese, French, German, and Spanish. Partner with us to make more study-abroad opportunities available and to bring state-of-the-art language learning materials and equipment to students.
Science and Technical Communication (STC)
STC educates technical communicators who can make scientific, technical, and practical knowledge available to a variety of audiences in various media such as print, video, web, and digital multimedia. You can help students enter this exciting field by making a donation to the STC program or by contributing to our scholarship fund.