UWS explores new major with Humanities grant

(April 16, 2019)

A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities will help the University of Wisconsin-Superior explore developing a new major that would take an interdisciplinary approach to critical thinking and advocacy.

UWS's proposal was one of 19 grants awarded and will provide UWS with nearly $45,000 to research the marketability and develop a curriculum for a new major in civic engagement.

"We were lucky," said Khalil "Haji" Dokhanchi, a political science professor who participated in the group that developed the grant application last summer. He said while faculty and administration were discussing the idea of an interdisciplinary program that tapped existing resources on campus and promoted advocacy, the National Endowment for the Humanities was looking for a way to combine the humanities with social sciences.

Superior Telegram