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Core | Papers

Introduction to the Papers

Overview

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.

in the Arts

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

in Civics

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

in the Humanities

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

in the Sciences

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

Framing and Methods

Overview

The Papers of the Core Curriculum shall have — for each subsection — materials as well as accompanying lectures and discussions providing students with knowledge of ways practitioners and scholars in a given discipline and field have approached and framed their work. Such framing may include discussions of periodization, orality and writing, primary and secondary sources, text and performance, argument and proof, analysis and belief, hypothesis and testing or theory and practice. Students should here gain a good, preliminary understanding of method and the stakes of making at times necessary choices among methodological options — or possibly altering them, even creating new ones.

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

in the Arts

Core Curriculum Framing and Methods | Arts I, II, III, IV

in Civics

Core Curriculum Framing and Methods | Civics I, II, III, IV

in the Humanities

Core Curriculum Framing and Methods | Humanities I, II, III, IV

in the Sciences

Core Curriculum Framing and Methods | Sciences I, II, III, IV

Reading and Sources

Overview

The Papers of the Core Curriculum shall have — for each subsection — a listing of readings and sources that constitute the primary portion of each student’s responsibility in the four areas of knowledge. These readings and sources have been carefully selected and shall be the core reference for teaching and learning in lectures, sections and practicums, seminars, evaluations and projects. Students (as well as their instructors) are expected to focus on such readings to ascertain their progress in developing and maintaining what amounts to a bibliographic mastery of — or responsibility for — the Papers.

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

in the Arts

Core Curriculum Reading and Sources | Arts I, II, III, IV

in Civics

Core Curriculum Reading and Sources | Civics I, II, III, IV

in the Humanities

Core Curriculum Reading and Sources | Humanities I, II, III, IV

in the Sciences

Core Curriculum Reading and Sources | Sciences I, II, III, IV

Further Material and Scholarship

Overview

Associated with each of the readings and sources may be a selected listing of further materials and scholarship. Such listings have been carefully produced for three main reasons: (a) to provide often highly helpful and informing context; (b) to help elucidate references, meanings or raised issues of a reading or source that may not be apparent or inferred; and (c) to provide students with a curated bibliography to guide their interest in delving further, out of curiosity or inspiration or a possible wish to concentrate or do thesis research in a given topic, field and discipline.

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

in the Arts

Core Curriculum Further and Scholarship | Arts I, II, III, IV

in Civics

Core Curriculum Further and Scholarship | Civics I, II, III, IV

in the Humanities

Core Curriculum Further and Scholarship | Humanities I, II, III, IV

in the Sciences

Core Curriculum Further and Scholarship | Sciences I, II, III, IV

Practices and Interpretations

Overview

Certain Papers of the Core Curriculum shall entail the discussion of genres, ideas, readings and theories that call for the teaching of interpretation and practice. Where that is the case — think, for instance, of civic practice drawing from religious scripture, of the production and performance of a piece or text, and of computer coding and scientific experiments — the subsection of a Paper will provide additional readings that the lectures, sections, practicums and seminars should attend to, teach and further explore.

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

in the Arts

Core Curriculum Practices and Interpretations | Arts I, II, III, IV

in Civics

Core Curriculum Practices and Interpretations | Civics I, II, III, IV

in the Humanities

Core Curriculum Practices and Interpretations | Humanities I, II, III, IV

in the Sciences

Core Curriculum Practices and Interpretations | 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)
JohnMarkSmithKuznietsov2017
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.

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— Founding & Overview

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— Governance

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