Common Texts and Common Concerns: Embedding Diversity in a Core Curriculum

By Rosemary Fisk.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Samford University's interdisciplinary core curriculum includes a two-semester course called Cultural Perspectives, a Plato to NATO survey where canonical wars emerge over the selection of common texts.

Keywords: Interdisciplinary Core Curriculum, Administrative Strategies, Challenges for a Liberal Arts College, Teaching Islam, Diversity, Global Citizenship

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 8, pp.243-246. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.731MB).

Dr. Rosemary Fisk

Dr Rosemary Fisk has taught at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, USA since 1984. She holds an M.A. in English from Duke University and Ph.D. in English from Rice University, specializing in 19th-c American literature. She serves as Secretary on the Executive Council of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society and is Conference Director for a joint meeting with the Emerson and Poe Societies at the Rothermere Institute, Oxford, in July 2006. Besides teaching American literature, Dr Fisk has been Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences since 2001 and administers the core and general education programs. She is editor of the two-volume anthology "Cultural Perspectives: A Sourcebook" for the interdisciplinary core course, in addition to numerous articles.


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