ERIC Number: ED316294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Internationalizing the Curriculum: One Instructor's Experience.
McNamara, Lois L.
Using a Title VI Grant from the U.S. Department of Education, one faculty member at Valencia Community College (VCC) developed international or intercultural modules for existing courses to explore both Western and non-Western contributions to the humanities. During the first year of grant implementation, a module on Jewish and Islamic contributions to medieval European society and culture was developed for inclusion in a Late Roman-Medieval Humanities course. In the second year of the grant, two intercultural modules were designed for inclusion in an Introduction to Humanities course: "Afro-American Contributions to Literature" and "Native and Afro-American Contributions to Art, Architecture, and Music." These modules included comparisons of Greek tragic heroines to contemporary members of civil disobedience movements; a discussion of the work of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston; slide presentations of Meso-American pyramids and Native American handicrafts, and musical presentations of jazz. (JMC)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Black Influences, Community Colleges, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Exchange, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Enrichment, Financial Support, General Education, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Jazz, Learning Modules, Middle Eastern Studies, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Valencia Community Coll., Orlando, FL.