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EO-10209-70

Converse College (Spartanburg, SC 29302-0006)
Frederick Ritsch (Project Director: 06/01/1970 to present)

Development of Institutuional Center for the Study of Contemporary Humanities

Expansion of Contemporary Humanities major into institutional Center for the Study of Contemporary Humanities. Program deals with philosophy, literature, politics and alienation of last 100 years. ABSTRACT: Expansion of Contemporary Humanities major into institutional Center for the Study of Contemporary Humanities. Program designed for students who wish to broaden knowledge in several humanistic areas and to develop disciplined methods of dealing with ideas and cultural achievements that cut across specialized areas. Provide basis for productive inquiry into significant humanistic problems facing 20th century. Program deals with philosophy, literature, politics and alienation of last 100 years: Center to offer public program, wide range of interdisciplinary seminars, and serve as focal point on campus for discussion and investigation of contemporary problems. Emphasis on humanities increasingly necessary as humanistic approach to problems has been supplanted by new disciplines of control sociology, behavioral psychology, political sciences, all concerned with problems of communal existence, less concerned with problem of man as individual. Funds for visiting professor to provide direction and consultation for faculty, expansion of public lecture program, development of interdisciplinary symposia, faculty research and development.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Institutional Planning and Development

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$26,000 (approved)
$26,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1970 – 6/30/1971