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AB-258964-18
"Lifting the Veil:" Seeing the Built Environment through the Lens of the Humanities
Carla Bell, Tuskegee University

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Lifting the Veil: Seeing the Built Environment through the Lens of the Humanities (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: Lifting the Veil: Seeing the Built Environment through the Lens of the Humanities
Author: Dr. Carla J. Bell (PI) and Dr. Lisa Bratton (Co PI)
Abstract: (TSACS) in conjunction with the department of History was awarded a grant to develop humanities subject matter and content – architecture, education, history and philosophy – for a first-ever 18-credit-hour interdisciplinary minor in African American studies with a concentration in the Tuskegee Architects and the History of the Built Environment in the South. The minor will explore ways of thinking, researching and writing about the diverse experiences of African-Americans and human culture — such endeavors at an HBCU are often more limited in the curricular sense. The new minor seeks to extend African American history and liberal arts, formally into the architecture curriculum through new humanities offerings – and in so doing, provide a more focused historical perspective for students’ current educational and professional trajectories. The minor will be discipline specific to architecture and seeks to integrate humanities approach into the professional training of architects and builders. Unlike many historical arguments, this minor goes beyond documenting educational inequities and offers an alternative curriculum that will advance diverse issues and inclusiveness in architecture and humanities education. The product of the worksop will be the development of three new architecture course syllabi for classes beginning fall 2018. This minor will serve as a model for other HBCUs with Schools of Architecture and will unveil how to integrate the humanities into other professional disciplines as well as stimulate the revision of existing humanities courses to bridge humanities studies with professional schools.
Year: 2018
Audience: Undergraduate


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