World Literature II Syllabus

Marketing Film Series Final Report Reading Material Faculty Development Workshop Summary


PCCUA is one of 18 community colleges out of 72 applicants from across the U.S. chosen to participate in “Advancing the Humanities: A National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures Project.” The selected teams were charged with the task of developing and implementing new or revised introductory humanities courses, new modules, or programs in one of several disciplines, including literature, history, philosophy, religion, and civic engagement.

As part of its effort to enhance cultural and civic understanding in introductory humanities courses, PCCUA chose to develop a new literature course that combines film and novels of various genres which are more relevant to present society but are representative of many cultures.


Bridging Cultures is an NEH-CCHA initiative that engages the power of the humanities to promote understanding and mutual respect for people with diverse histories, cultures, and perspectives within the United States and abroad.

This initiative will:

·   draw on sound humanities scholarship related to the theme of Bridging Cultures;

·   engage participating faculty in shared readings of important humanities texts;

·   involve noted humanities scholars in discussions, mentoring, and review of courses and curricula;

·   support demonstrable and measurable improvements in humanities course offerings; and

·   serve as national models of excellence in addressing needs that are widely shared.


Debby King, Kathy Fedorka (facilitator), Matt Forester,
Brian Dudak and other Bridging Cultures team members.

Brian and Matt