Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges

Period of Performance

4/1/2016 - 3/31/2019

Funding Totals

$69,000.00 (approved)
$66,854.46 (awarded)

New American Studies Concentration

FAIN: AE-248002-16

York County Community College (Wells, ME 04090-5341)
David Susman (Project Director: August 2015 to September 2019)
Doreen Rogan (Co Project Director: March 2016 to September 2019)

A two-year project to establish American studies as the first humanities concentration in the Liberal Studies program, leading to an Associate of Arts degree, at York County Community College.

York County Community College (YCCC) respectfully seeks a grant of $69,000, over 2 years, from the National Endowment for the Humanities to establish the Associates of Arts in Liberal Studies with a Concentration in American Studies - the first humanities concentration in the Liberal Studies program at YCCC. This interdisciplinary concentration involves a multi-pronged approach, including curricula, guest speakers, field trips and a related, optional work experience. The American Studies Concentration explores the influences on and evolution of American society, culture and identity. American Studies is an interdisciplinary concentration that encourages students to analyze American life and culture through the perspectives of diverse fields of study, including exploration of literary, historical, philosophical, religious, sociological and artistic trends.