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AB-50018-07Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and UniversitiesKentucky State UniversityReinvigorating Humanities Teaching and Learning through a Comparative Approach to World Literature2/1/2007 - 5/31/2008$29,862.00GeorgeP.Weick   Kentucky State UniversityFrankfortKY40601-2334USA2006Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralHumanities Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and UniversitiesEducation Programs298620298620

A program to enhance the comparative study of classic works of Western civilization along with selected non-Western and African American works for ten faculty members engaged in revising the core curriculum.

The project seeks to reinvigorate humanities teaching and learning at Kentucky State University by engaging a group of humanities faculty in reading and relating "paired texts" from selected "classic" texts in the Western tradition to African and African-American literature under the guidance of Dr. Thee Smith of Emory University who has developed a field-theory approach to comparative study of works from different cultures. Faculty participating in the project are also members of a curriculum review and revision committee for KSU's Integrative Studies Program (IGS), thus the project's outcomes have direct bearing on changes to the IGS curriculum, which consists of a sequence of four three-semester-credit-hour courses required of virtually all baccalaureate-degree seeking students at KSU. The primary project goal is to improve faculty teaching and to enhance student learning. After-project dissemination plans would extend the impact of the project to other insitutions.