Integrating India Into the Liberal Arts Curriculum
We are pleased to provide information about the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) HBCU Initiatives Program at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) as well as external links to resources on India.
The aim of the NEH project has been to promote the WSSU Strategic Plan mandate to prepare students for success in a rapidly changing and globally connected environment. Specifically, this project’s goal is to integrate knowledge of India into the University’s liberal arts curriculum and enhance the cross-cultural and global competence of students. A multidisciplinary group of twelve WSSU faculty members participated in a three-year research and faculty development project from 2012 through 2014 to learn about key dimensions of Indian history, culture, and society, as well as issues of curriculum development and globalization within the context of a historically Black university. A distinguished group of scholars and experts on India served as workshop leaders, guest speakers, and resource persons. The program included a two-week experiential seminar in India in 2013.
The specific project outcomes are to:
- Develop or restructure courses to infuse knowledge about India into the curriculum
- Develop academic and cultural resources on India for use by WSSU faculty, students, and the
- Establish linkages with academic institutions and organizations for future study abroad,
exchange partnerships, and faculty collaborations in India
- Make presentations at international education, teaching and pedagogy, and discipline-specific
- Enrich WSSU and the local community through co-curricular programs to disseminate and
share knowledge and information about India on the world stage
Joti Sekhon, Ph.D.
Director, International Programs
Professor of Sociology
Robert Anderson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Portuguese
Rose Sackeyfio, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English