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FORD APPRENTICE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The Ford Apprentice Scholar Program at Eckerd College, initiated by a grant from the Ford Foundation, provides opportunity for 20 selected Juniors each year to participate in a two year enhanced program designed to develop the skills and habits of professional scholars and to encourage them to consider college and university teaching as a career.

The students selected take two courses in the junior year, History of Ideas I and History of Ideas II, and do optional summer research. In the Senior year, they work closely with the Faculty Sponsors in an enhanced major and take a Senior Colloquium. Funds are available for summer and research support. The two Ford courses may be used to fulfill the Humanities academic area requirement and either the Global or Environmental perspective requirement.

FS 301: History of Ideas I
Major ideas from classical Greece through the Enlightenment that have shaped our intellectual heritage. Emphasis on origins of academic disciplines, sources of creativity, social and cultural factors, key individuals. Variety of learning methods. Prerequisite: Junior standing and selection as a Ford Scholar. The two course sequence (FS 301 and 302) fulfill either an E or G perspective and the humanities academic area requirement.

FS 302: History of Ideas II
Continuation of FS 301 covering nineteenth and twentieth centuries and culminating in a major project that draws on student's knowledge of history to address a significant intellectual problem in the future. Prerequisite: FS 301 and selection as a Ford Scholar. The two course sequence (FS 301 and 302) fulfill either an E or G perspective and the humanities academic area requirement.

FS1 410: Ford Scholars Senior Colloquium
Required of Seniors in the Ford Apprentice Scholars Program. Shared reflections on issues pertaining to research, teaching, and other aspects of teaching as a career. Participation in both fall and spring semesters for a total of one course credit.

FS2 410: Ford Scholars Senior Colloquium
Required of Seniors in the Ford Apprentice Scholars Program. Shared reflections on issues pertaining to research, teaching, and other aspects of teaching as a career. Participation in both fall and spring semesters for a total of one course credit. Prerequisite: FS1 410.

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