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Core | Courses

Introduction to the Courses

Overview

The Courses of the Core Curriculum are a primary means by which students — in large, medium and smaller-sized groups — shall be provided opportunities to meet the knowledge responsibility set for them by the Core Papers. The Core Courses thus consist of lectures, discussions and labs or practicums in Arts, Civics, Humanities and Sciences — and like the Papers are designed to work in tandem with each other to result in a multi-year cohort experience.

Provided below is access to further details for each set of Core Courses.

in the Arts

Core Curriculum Course | Arts I, II, III, IV

in Civics

Core Curriculum Course | Civics I, II, III, IV

in the Humanities

Core Curriculum Course | Humanities I, II, III, IV

in the Sciences

Core Curriculum Course | Sciences I, II, III, IV

The Lectures

Overview

The Lectures of the Core Curriculum are conceived and designed to begin a given week’s large-group cohort study in four areas of knowledge — Arts, Civics, Humanities and Sciences. The Lectures attend primarily to the week’s readings and sources specified in a syllabus drawn from the Core Papers. And they focus particularly on approaches, concepts, ideas, issues, methods, problems, questions and topics most suited to teaching and learning in a lecture format, with a view to setting up further discussion and other work in the ensuing sections, practicums and seminars.

Provided below is access to further details for each set of Core Lectures.

in the Arts

Core Curriculum Lecture | Arts I, II, III, IV

in Civics

Core Curriculum Lecture | Civics I, II, III, IV

in the Humanities

Core Curriculum Lecture | Humanities I, II, III, IV

in the Sciences

Core Curriculum Lecture | Sciences I, II, III, IV

The Sections

Overview

Following from the Lectures, the Sections of the Core Curriculum are conceived and designed to continue a given week’s smaller-group cohort study in four areas of knowledge — Arts, Civics, Humanities and Sciences. The Sections also attend primarily to the week’s readings and sources specified in a syllabus drawn from the Core Papers. But they focus particularly on aspects of the material (and the approaches, concepts, ideas, issues, methods, problems, questions and topics they raise) most suited to teaching, learning and peer work in a discussion- or team-focused format.

Provided below is access to further details for each set of Core Sections.

in the Arts

Core Curriculum Section | Arts I, II, III, IV

in Civics

Core Curriculum Section | Civics I, II, III, IV

in the Humanities

Core Curriculum Section | Humanities I, II, III, IV

in the Sciences

Core Curriculum Section | Sciences I, II, III, IV

The Practicums

Overview

As with the Lectures and Sections, The Practicums of the Core Curriculum are conceived and designed to focus on a given week’s cohort study in four areas of knowledge — Arts, Civics, Humanities and Sciences. The Practicums also attend primarily to the week’s readings and sources specified in a syllabus drawn from the Core Papers. However, they are held specifically where practice is a key component of teaching and learning in an area of knowledge — think, for instance, of scientific experimentation and the production and performance of a text or piece. Students can thus expect to discover, learn and further study in a range of knowledge and learning environments within the Core, several of which more broadly represent environments they encounter beyond their courses.

Provided below is access to further details for each set of Core Practicums.

in the Arts

Core Curriculum Practicum | Arts I, II, III, IV

in Civics

Core Curriculum Practicum | Civics I, II, III, IV

in the Humanities

Core Curriculum Practicum | Humanities I, II, III, IV

in the Sciences

Core Curriculum Practicum | Sciences I, II, III, IV

Apple (Michał Grosicki)
Apple (Michał Grosicki)
Letters (Jason Leung)
Letters (Jason Leung)
Type Letters (Amador Loureiro)
Type Letters (Amador Loureiro)
Printing Press (Kelly Sikkema)
Printing Press (Kelly Sikkema)
Pencils In Cup
Pencils In Cup
Children Learning (Santi Vedri)
Children Learning (Santi Vedri)
Children at School, Kampala, Uganda (Bill Wegener)
Children at School, Kampala, Uganda (Bill Wegener)
Children Gathering, Sidamo, Ethiopia (Trevor Cole)
Children Gathering, Sidamo, Ethiopia (Trevor Cole)
Wearing Jackets, Brooklyn, USA, June 2018 (Roxana Crusemire)
Wearing Jackets, Brooklyn, USA, June 2018 (Roxana Crusemire)
Womens March, Seattle, Washington, USA, January 2017 (Jose Moreno)
Womens March, Seattle, Washington, USA, January 2017 (Jose Moreno)
At the Mona Lisa, Louvre, Paris, France, 2018 (AC Almelor)
At the Mona Lisa, Louvre, Paris, France, 2018 (AC Almelor)
Bibliotheque (Eugenio Mazzone)
Bibliotheque (Eugenio Mazzone)
Stairs, 2018 (Monty Lov)
Stairs, 2018 (Monty Lov)
At MOMA, NYC, USA, 2017 (Daniel H Tong)
At MOMA, NYC, USA, 2017 (Daniel H Tong)
Still of Actor, Macbeth, Undated (New Public Library)
Still of Actor, Macbeth, Undated (New Public Library)
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Floating Book, The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, CA, July 2018 (Jared Craig)
Floating Book, The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, CA, July 2018 (Jared Craig)

The Papers

Overview

As mentioned above, The Papers of the Core Curriculum are designed to work in tandem with each other and provide students with a multi-year cohort experience in four areas of knowledge — Arts, Civics, Humanities and Sciences. The Core Papers provide students with an overview of their knowledge responsibility in these areas, detailing, for instance, concepts, topics, readings and sources. Students of the Core take up the task of developing and maintaining what amounts to a bibliographic mastery of — or responsibility for — the Papers, eventually able to capably and fully participate in informed discussions, evaluations and projects in each area, separately, and in an integrated manner.

Provided below is access to further details for each of the Core Papers.

Arts | All Papers

Arts | Musical

Arts | Performative

Arts | Visual

Civics | All Papers

Civics | Education

Civics | Government

Civics | International

Civics | Law

Humanities | All Papers

Humanities | History

Humanities | Literature

Humanities | Philosophy

Humanities | Religion

Sciences | All Papers

Sciences | Formal

Sciences | Medical

Sciences | Natural

Sciences | Social

Sciences | Technological

The Core Curriculum

Overview

As mentioned in our Introduction, the Core Curriculum of The Ikoku Foundations is an endeavor being developed by The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Foundation and The Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Foundation, with the support of The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Alvan Ikoku Philanthropies, and under the direction of their Founder and President, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.

You may revisit our Introduction and its ensuing sections through access we provide below:

Introduction to the Core

Core Papers

Core Courses

Core Seminars

The Concentrations

The Theses

Education at the Ikoku Foundations

The establishment of The Ikoku Foundations entails emphases in education that ensure and reflect the originating charitable mission and purposes. That mission to enhance public awareness, public knowledge and public interest concerning Africa and its global diasporas, including a range of shared societies. The emphases in education inform our commitment, effort and work to achieve benefit, impact and success. And they result in the following three primary features of our communities:

01.

Education Suited to Personal and Social Benefit

Education at The Ikoku Foundations has been conceived, developed and provided in order to benefit individuals partaking of and providing knowledge, the communities they belong to and the wider societies that encompass them and others. And to produce learners and teachers who are attentive to self, mind and body, to local and global peoples, as well as the complex states and polities where those peoples reside, living shared, interdependent lives.

02.

With Respect Being Central to Learning and Teaching

At the core of each educational endeavor is a commitment to the most robust conceptions of respect, dignity and humanity, including and beyond what the law has protected and provided for, as students and teachers of The Ikoku Foundations fulfill a shared mission to serve the public interest in Africa, its global diasporas and the full range of shared societies.

03.

To Ensure a Just and Shared Future for Many

The Ikoku Foundations are inspired by peoples who have contributed to the foundations and development of their societies, despite a history of systemic difficulties. Who maintain an unyielding belief that the betterment of their human condition will foster the betterment of those living around them and will enhance the futures of the regularly disenfranchised, marginalized and underserved. The Foundations draw from these examples a vision of the public good to which education — and those who acquire, apply and provide it — may helpfully and productively contribute.

More About Us

The Ikoku Foundations

The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Ikoku Foundations are independent, private, non-profit organizations that serve the public interest in Africa and its global diasporas — by advancing education and research and by also supporting creative ideas, civic endeavors and emerging communities, organizations and societies.

— About Us

Nature, Scope, Means

The Ikoku Foundations’ founding mission and ongoing emphases of support are for good works that help the public understand Africa's essential place in a global future, one that is to be more knowledgeable, environmentally sound, equitable and of deep benefit across communities in shared societies.

— Founding & Overview

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To this end, The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Ikoku Foundations are governed by a Board of Trustees and two differently dedicated Advisory Boards of Directors — a three-board system set out and defined in the original Declaration of Trust, where the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics is also delineated.

— Governance

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Press, Newsletters, Reports

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