Doane University is excited to announce it has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to create a Certificate in Integrated Humanities. This innovative program is scheduled to launch in Spring 2021.
Doane is one of four universities to be awarded an implementation grant from the Humanities Connections program, which seeks to expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate education at two- and four-year institutions. These awards support innovative curricular partnerships between humanities faculty and their colleagues in the social and natural sciences, which will encourage and develop new integrative learning opportunities for students in pre-service or professional programs.
The $100,000 implementation grant received from the National Endowment for the Humanities comes two years after Doane received a $35,000 planning grant, which supported the design of the new Integrated Humanities program, that complements the broad function of the undergraduate curriculum in the College of Arts & Sciences, known as the Doane Core Connections.
As part of this program, Doane will offer three pathways for students to pursue when choosing their general education curriculum: “Opioids and Addiction,” “Fear in the Present Age,” and “Medicine in America.” For the first pathway, “Opioids and Addiction,” modified courses in English, Biology, and Psychology will explore the topic through their particular lenses.