Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis


Professional Development


2015-2017 "World Religions in Greater Indianapolis" NEH Program

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) has partnered with Ivy Tech Community College (Ivy Tech) to introduce fifteen community college instructors to the religious traditions of Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist communities in greater Indianapolis.

“World Religions in Greater Indianapolis” utilizes primary and secondary humanities texts and humanities experts at several local universities, supplemented by field trips and discussions with local practitioners, to explore these five world religions, their history and life in the United States, and their presence in and contributions to cultural life in the metropolitan area.

The program will result in the production of 150 course modules that incorporate knowledge about world religions into Ivy Tech’s core humanities curriculum, including classes on U.S. History I & II, World Civilization I & II, World Literature I, Humanities, and Survey of Art and Culture I & II.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.