Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges

Period of Performance

4/1/2016 - 3/31/2019

Funding Totals

$100,000.00 (approved)
$0.00 (awarded)

War Without/War Within

FAIN: AE-247999-16

East Los Angeles College (Monterey Park, CA 91754-6001)
Wooichin Ong (Project Director: August 2015 to April 2021)

A two-year project for faculty to develop a curriculum and teaching practices in a new single-semester two-course offering on the theme of warfare and its impact on identity across several periods of human history.

This humanities initiative focuses on the theme of warfare and its impact on identity in given periods of human history. In keeping with the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Common Good and Standing Together initiatives, the proposed project, “War Without / War Within,” will help students connect the study of humanities with their life experiences through a series of interdisciplinary, paired courses focused on the theme of warfare. The project targets a portion of the 500 military veterans now attending ELAC, as well as 225 participants in the Honors Program. Classes will be offered as coordinated pairs, with students enrolling in two humanities courses within a single semester.