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Giovannelli, Leland Teaching Professor


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research overview

  • Dr. Giovannelli’s research is highly interdisciplinary and centered on her coursework in humanities and history for engineering students. Her seminars address philosophy and literature, but they also include art and music. Her lecture courses address history and globalism, but they also include philosophy and material culture.


  • General studies in the humanities, intercultural communication, global studies, history of STEMM (includes medicine), engineering ethics


courses taught

  • FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Provide first year students with an immersive experience in an interdisciplinary topic that addresses current issues including social, technical and global topics. Taught by faculty from across campus, the course provides students with an opportunity to interact in small classes, have project based learning experiences and gain valuable communication skills. Seminar style classes focused on discussion and projects.
  • HUEN 1010 - Humanities for Engineers
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Explores a wide variety of challenging and interesting humanistic themes (love, responsibility, ambition, etc.) in many forms (fiction, philosophy, plays, poetry, art, music, etc.). In small discussion-based classes, emphasizes the writing, public speaking and critical thinking skills needed to excel as a professional engineer. Fulfills College of Engineering writing requirement for first-year freshmen only.
  • HUEN 2843 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Explores different important themes in the humanities; check with the department for specific semester topics. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • HUEN 3100 - Advanced Humanities for Engineers
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2019
    Explores what it means to be a fully human being:�through group discussion, closely examines individual works of culturally and historically significant philosophy, literature and art.�Includes extensive writing. Fulfills the College of Engineering & Applied Science writing requirement.�Department prerequisite: a minimum GPA of 3.0.


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