Emmanuel Receives Grant to Strengthen Global Studies and International Affairs Program
May 15, 2012
Emmanuel College was recently awarded a grant in the amount of $100,000 from OneWorld Boston, a Cummings Foundation affiliate. The award will help the College develop an interdisciplinary program in Middle East Studies and an Arabic Foreign Language Certificate, building on existing courses within the Global Studies and International Affairs Program (GSIA), and strengthening the study of Arabic at Emmanuel.
New courses will be developed in the Departments of Political Science, History and Foreign Languages, including: "Turkey and the Middle East," which will include a study abroad component in Istanbul; "The Politics of Energy"; "History of the Middle East"; "Intermediate Arabic I and II"; and "Arabic Literature."
The grant will also fund a weeklong Institutional Colloquium that will focus on issues of human rights, social justice, and international understanding in the Middle East.
For more information on the Cummings Foundation, visit www.CummingsFoundation.org.