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ED-10003-70

University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA 52242-1320)
Robert Corrigan (Project Director: 07/01/1970 to present)

Afro-American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Development of interdisciplinary courses in Afro-American Culture, for implementation of major in Black Culture and production of new PhDs in the area. ABSTRACT: Development of interdisciplinary courses in Afro-American Culture, for implementation of major in Black Culture at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Produce new PhDs in Afro-American studies to fill pressing need for teachers and competent researchers and encourage increased research into history of Black contribution ot American civilization. American Civilization Program at Iowa aims to explore total U.S. culture from interdisciplinary perspective. Concern for study of works of art, including literature, not merely within artistic framework but as products of a particular people, living in specific time and place, engaged in those activities normally define as culture. Iowa seeks to explore Black culture in same perspective, both as a distinct major and as an integral part of American civilization. Funds for 1) employment of recent PhD in American Studies whose training and research have emphasized Black culture; 2) half-salary for PI; 3) fellowships for 5 PhD candidates in Black Studies. All things being equal, preference given to American of African descent.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Education Development and Demonstration

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$37,975 (approved)
$37,975 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1970 – 6/30/1971