Humanities for All Initiative

An enriched academic experience to advance successful transfer in the humanities.

CCBC offers students interested in the humanities a unique opportunity for an enriched, dynamic academic experience in partnership with Johns Hopkins University's Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Humanities for All is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Humanities for All initiative is open to all CCBC students, offering particular benefits to those pursuing degrees and transfer within CCBC’s humanities-related academic Pathways.

Humanities for All initiative is for you, if you want to:
  • Study the humanities.
  • Learn with world-class faculty and scholars.
  • Inspire yourself with enriched course content.
  • Meet like-minded students.
  • Improve your academic and transfer success.
  • Challenge yourself to reach your full potential.
  • Become a thoughtful leader who can make the world a better place.

Humanities for All opportunities open to all CCBC students:
  • Topical lecture series and half-day symposiums. 
  • Humanities-themed English and Communication Studies courses designed to improve critical thinking, problem-solving and cultural perspectives.
  • Enrichment activities including service learning and arts festivals.
  • Lectures by renowned Johns Hopkins University humanities faculty and scholars from other institutions.
  • Study abroad programs focused on the humanities.
  • Field trips to theaters, museums, historical societies and other cultural sites.

Additional activities

Humanities-related academic pursuits

The humanities teach students to be flexible thinkers, creative problem solvers and effective communicators with broad understanding and enduring skills sought by a variety of employers and industries. Students pursuing degrees and plan to transfer in CCBC’s humanities-related Arts Pathway, Humanities Pathway and Social Sciences Pathways are likely to benefit the most from the Humanities for All connections.

Visit to view a calendar of upcoming Humanities for All opportunities and events.

Immersive classroom experience

Students admitted into the CCBC Honors Program can participate in an immersive classroom experience that enhances transfer success to four-year colleges and universities. Students are paired with JHU graduate students for deep reading exercises.

For more information, contact Murry Baskerville by emailing

Mellon Scholars Lecture Series

Each semester, the Mellon Scholars Lectures Series will hold specifically designated topical lectures. While CCBC may hold other lectures, only attendance at the Mellon Scholars designated lectures will be included in meeting the attendance requirement to earn the $500 stipend. The visiting Johns Hopkins University faculty member or scholar will give a 45-minute talk with questions to broaden perspective and understanding of what it means to be a Humanities scholar.

Questions about the Mellon Scholars Program can be directed to

Mellon Scholars Summer Research Experience

CCBC Honors Program members are eligible to apply for the selective Mellon Scholar Summer Research Experience, a 10-week paid residential program in partnership with Johns Hopkins University.

For more information, contact Murry Baskerville, Project Director - Mellon Foundation,

Mellon Grant Symposium

The Community College of Baltimore County and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) will alternate hosting a half-day symposium at the end of each semester. The mini-symposium focuses on a topic by scholars from the academic community who infuse their own research and experiences into the conversation.

Fall 2021 location

  • TBD

Spring 2022 location

  • TBD