Bicentennial Course Development Grant Program

Develop a course

Faculty and staff from across the university are invited to submit course development proposals that incorporate the IU Bicentennial in new courses or in revisions to existing classes.

Students have expressed an interest in having options to learn about the university’s heritage through both new courses focused on the Bicentennial and embedded within their existing curriculum.

These grants enable faculty to create and redesign courses and curricular experiences that include High Impact Practices and experiential learning opportunities.

The Bicentennial Course Development Grant Program provides grants for courses that will be held Summer 2017 through Summer 2020.

Examples of courses that have been funded include:

HIST A363: Hoosier Nation, Indiana in American History


Dr. Anita Morgan, Department of History

This grant supported Dr. Morgan’s efforts to revise IUPUI’s Indiana history course, which covers the state’s history from before European settlement to the present. The new course incorporates the development of Indiana University and IUPUI into the larger contexts of events taking place within Indiana and events outside of the state.

Kinsey Professional Development Course

IU Bloomington

Dr. Nancy Ostrowski, Kinsey Institute

This grant supported Dr. Ostrowski efforts to develop the course curriculum, learning goals, and design for the first module of a continuing education series on human sexuality. The course is designed for credentialed post-graduate professionals and may be used for continuing education credits.

ANTH A200: Historic Preservation Strategies for the Future

IU Bloomington

Dr. April Sievert, Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology

The grant supported Dr. Sievert’s efforts to create a new 200-level course for undergraduate students. The course explains how historic preservation works in the United States and abroad and demonstrates how it makes use of the historic fabric of the places that people call home in order to enrich and maintain senses of place, provide anchors for heritage development, and bolster local economies.