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10/09/95

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STANFORD -- The Institute for International Studies

is accepting faculty proposals for the development

of innovative undergraduate courses in the social

sciences.

Funded through a three-year, $350,000 Ford Foundation grant, awards will be given to faculty members whose proposals are international in focus, make a direct and lasting impact on the curriculum, show creativity in curricular design, and facilitate interdisciplinary teaching.

Proposals with relevance to the global environment, international security and international political economy are given priority.

The program, "Undergraduate Education in a Global Context: Partnerships in the Social Sciences," is in its second year. Examples of courses being offered this year under the program are:

"Economic Policy Analysis for Tropical Forest Management" by Heidi Albers, Food Research Institute; "Environmental Problems and Development" by Akhil Gupta, anthropology; "Everyday Life in Contemporary Africa" by William Leben and Kennell Jackson, Center for African Studies; "The Multicultural City in Europe" by Carol Delaney, Program on Urban Studies; "Culture in Human Development" by Anne Fernald, psychology; "Linguistic Field Methods" by James Fox, anthropology; "Prejudice and Group Conflict in the European Context" by Paul Sniderman, political science; "The Economics of the Family in Developing Countries: Theory, Evidence and Empirical Implications" by Anjini Kochar, economics; "Poverty Alleviation in South Africa" by Fred Zimmerman, Food Research Institute, and Julie Schaffner and Anne Royalty, economics.

Faculty applications are due by Monday, Nov. 13, and should include a project description (not to exceed five pages); a detailed budget; a CV for each faculty participant; and a letter of support from the department chair or director of the affiliated research center.

For more information, contact Amy Moore at the Institute for International Studies, 725-3036, or send e-mail to amy.moore@forsythe.

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