ERIC Number: ED306867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan-30
Reference Count: N/A
American Studies Program.
Louisiana State Univ., Shreveport.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
The Louisiana State University in Shreveport (LSUS) American Studies Program is an annual sequence of interdisciplinary activities on and off campus designed to bring students, faculty, and local residents into closer contact with their American heritage and develop their leadership potential. It addresses the problem of lapses in current civic education in students at all levels of education. The program targets undergraduates at LSUS but sees the classroom as only one portion in civic education. Efforts are made to bring the local community and faculty into the process of improving civic education. The five main components of the interdisciplinary program are: the Spring Symposium on the American Presidency in Washington, D.C.; the Summer Washington Semester (hands-on civic education); the Fall Forum; the Fall Film Festival on Washington, D.C.; and the Faculty Research and Teaching Fellowship. Achievements include: a free lecture series in the fall for the community which has been designated as the best lecture series in the city, and five new books and several other publications fully or partly funded by the annual American Studies Fellowship. An appendix documents each component of the program in depth. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., Shreveport.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.