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AC-277755-21Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving InstitutionsFlorida International University Board of TrusteesMiami Studies: Building a New Interdisciplinary Public Humanities Program2/1/2021 - 8/31/2024$150,000.00Julio Capó   Florida International University Board of TrusteesMiamiFL33199-2516USA2020Urban StudiesHumanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving InstitutionsEducation Programs15000001500000

A two-year project to create a new, interdisciplinary undergraduate program in Miami Studies.

The Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab (WPHL) at Florida International University (FIU) seeks to create a new, rigorous program in Miami Studies that is particularly attentive to the unique skills our diverse student body currently possesses or needs to sharpen to be successful in today’s job market. This project proposes the creation of a series of new courses or modules that are critically integrated to FIU’s Office of Micro-Credential Initiatives, housed within the Division of Academic & Student Affairs, to build a sustained skills-based program for our students that is centered on the study of history literature, culture, language, art, architecture, politics, and overall humanistic experience of the diverse people of the Greater Miami area, a minority-majority region whose demographics are mirrored in the student population at FIU.