Carthage College Summer Program for High School Students
July 9-26, 2018
Carthage offers a three-week seminar in the study of the humanities and citizenship for students entering grade 12. Students selected for the Humanities Citizenship Initiative, or HCI, receive a scholarship that fully funds their experience.
HCI provides students with the college-level skills necessary to engage with the great works of the ancient and modern world. Students spend three weeks exploring great ideas in authors such as Plato, Shakespeare, and Frederick Douglass, and examining civic concepts from the ancient world to contemporary times.
Through this seminar, students will:
- Read complex material carefully and critically.
- Engage with great literature.
- Engage in discussion and debate.
- Present their own ideas in argumentative writing and classroom discussion.
- Take field trips to Chicago and Milwaukee to discuss seminar ideas in life of the city.
The HCI program is limited to 20 students. The 20 accepted applicants will receive the HCI scholarship. Interested applicants should complete the online HCI Application. Scholarship applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For best consideration, please submit applications by April 20, 2018.
Applicants should provide contact information on the registration form, as well as a short personal statement (no more than one page) that addresses why you are interested in this challenging summer program.
Tuition and Fees
The HCI program scholarship covers all program costs, including:
- Program tuition
- Breakfast and lunch daily
- Transportation to and from Carthage from a Kenosha site
- All necessary learning supplies, including books
- All field trip costs, including travel and ticket fees
Sample Daily Schedule
7:45 a.m. — Shuttle pickup from Kenosha pick-up site, transportation to Carthage College
8 a.m. — Breakfast in the Carthage cafeteria
9 a.m. — Seminar and Discussion
Noon — Lunch in the Carthage cafeteria
1 p.m. — Seminar and Discussion
2:30 p.m. — Mentor Workshops
4:30 p.m. — Shuttles return students to Kenosha drop-off site
Professor Ben DeSmidt
Professor Eric Pullin
For Accepted Students
Students accepted into the HCI program must complete the Summer Program Permission Form before participating in any events at Carthage. Download and complete the form, and return to Prof. Ben DeSmidt. The form covers registration, health information, field trip authorization, and photography consent.