CCBC awarded $150,000 NEH grant for Humanities program

May 04, 2022 | by Lisa Harlow | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.610.3246 (cell)

Community College of Baltimore County is the recipient of a $150,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grant is part of $33.17 million in grant money awarded by NEH for 245 humanities projects across the country and will help fund CCBC’s Contextualizing Humanities Education for All program.

Through Contextualizing Humanities Education for All, CCBC faculty will infuse humanities ideas into non-humanities disciplines through collaboration on cross-curriculum development, workshops and summer research opportunities. The program will introduce students to skills in written and oral communication, analytical thinking, collaboration, creative thinking and problem-solving – skills that are critical to succeed not only in business, healthcare, science, technology, social sciences and other pre-professional pathways, but in life as well.

From these cross-curriculum courses, the faculty team will develop a 12-credit Distinction in Humanities recognition in which participating students will take four 3-credit courses consisting of the humanities-infused courses and humanities general education courses.

Workshops planned include History of Women and Minorities in Science; Creative Writing for Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, and Engineers; Science and Technology through the Lens of the Humanities; and Medical Ethics for Nursing and Allied Health.

The Contextualizing Humanities Education for All program has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.


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Since 1957, CCBC has opened the doors to accessible, affordable, high-quality education empowering generations of area residents to transform their lives and the lives of others. Each year, nearly 50,000 students enroll at the college’s main campuses, extension centers and online to make their starts, earn degrees, launch and build careers. CCBC offers the region’s most expansive selection of degree, certificate and workplace certification programs that prepare students for transfer, job entry and career advancement in such industries as business, education, health care, information technology, cybersecurity, construction, and transportation. Designated as the “Best Community College” among the Maryland Daily Record’s 2021 Reader Rankings, CCBC is also nationally recognized as a leader in innovative learning strategies and among the nation’s top associate degree producers.

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