ERIC Number: ED174510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Political Scientist as an Academic Humanist.
Rader, Brian F.
The paper discusses possibilities for political scientists to work with an adult non-campus public through grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Humanities are defined in terms of those academic disciplines concerned with the records, interpretation, and evaluation of human knowledge. The author describes his success with six different grant proposals and thirty different programs in eastern Oklahoma towns and cities. His focus has been to teach political concepts through the interdisciplinary approaches of literature and politics. The programs have dealt with the quality of life in rural America, future problems, problems of the aged and youth, Cherokee history, and consumer rights. The works of William Faulkner and of Arna Bontemps are featured. The author concludes that the political scientist's training in analyzing man and his environment provide him with a unique perspective as a facilitator of humanities programs. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Education, Federal Aid, Futures (of Society), Grants, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Nontraditional Education, Political Science, Postsecondary Education, Professors, Program Descriptions, Quality of Life, Rural Areas, Social Problems, Speeches, Urban Areas
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (August 31-September 3, 1979)