Building a New Curriculum: Lessons from Georgia State University's Interdisciplinary World History Program
The Academic Exchanges Office would like to invite you to the U.S. Embassy Discussion Forum "Building a New Curriculum: Lessons from Georgia State University's Interdisciplinary World History Program" with Steve Rapp, March 5, 2009, 15:00-17:00. Address: U.S. Embassy, Bolshoy Devyatinskiy per., 8.
Steve Rapp will talk about his experience in creating a brand-new world history program at GSU in Atlanta. Establishing a new program within a university necessarily presents many bureaucratic, administrative, and academic challenges. In the case of this particular program, Steve Rapp worked with colleagues to promote and to institutionalize a new inter- and cross-disciplinary methodology, one that did not fit neatly within any single (existing) department or center. This experience would be particularly valuable for Russian university educators, many of whom will be proposing courses of study which radically diverge from established models.
Although Steve Rapp resigned his position at Georgia State University last May, he served as the founding director of its Program in World History and Cultures from 1999 to 2008. Presently he is teaching courses in world history and academic English in the American Center of RGGU.”