Here is a list of select CC/MSI grant proposals funded by the European Union Center in recent years. Please see here for an essay published in EuropeNow by recent grantee Mario Love, Professor of Political Science at Harris-Stowe State University, on teaching about Europe at an HBCU (Historically Black College & University). CC/MSI instructors who are interested in sharing pedagogical reflections from their institution are encouraged to contact the EU Center at

Grantee: Shazia Ahmad

Institution: Harris-Stowe State University, St. Louis, MO

Project: Developed an online version of a world history course, including new audiovisual resources and lectures on ancient Greece and Rome, consolidation of European identity from 600 to 1200 A.D., and infectious diseases.

Grantee: Laurie Hughes and Rosemary King Grindy

Institution: Richland Community College, Decatur, IL

Project: Built two online courses designed to be taken in sequence and to introduce students to Western culture from the Mesopotamians to the Renaissance to the present. The courses are organized into modules, each of them two to three weeks in length. Course materials include a textbook as well as online and open-access materials.

Grantee: Jason R. Jolicoeur

Institution: Southeastern Community College, Lincoln, NE

Project: Redesigned the criminal justice curriculum to incorporate global perspectives. Changes to the curriculum included integrating new learning materials and modalities, broadening the scope of professional development assignments to include international agencies, adding new assignments on the global nature of crime, and inviting practitioners from EU countries as guest speakers.

Grantee: Larry Leck

Institution: College of Lake County, Lake County, IL

Project: Developed online courses and organized campus, K-12, and public events for the college’s Center for Non-Violence (CLC) as part of a multi-year grant from the EUC. Topics of focus have included social change in Europe, social justice, and human rights. Partnered with the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center and Illinois Humanities’ Capitol Forum to develop K-12 curriculum on human rights and social justice.

Grantee: Sarah Lemelin

Institution: Oakland Community College, Auburn Hills, MI

Project: Redeveloped three virtual study abroad courses in accordance with the college’s return to face-to-face instruction. The course development project involved continued collaboration with two institutions in Italy to add a more formal overview of Italy’s history and geography and to provide Oakland students studying Italian with the opportunity to converse with native speakers.

Grantee: Mario Love

Institution: Harris-Stowe State University, St. Louis, MO

Project: Conducted research, compiled new course materials, and built new professional connections as part of designing an international relations course in a hybrid format. The new course included virtual guest lectures from EU-based academics and professionals and international student dialogues.

Grantee: José Francisco Mazenett

Institution: Delaware County Community College, Media, PA

Project: Created a French 101 course using Open Educational Resource (OER) materials. The course is comprised of four units and covers vocabulary, essential sounds, culture, grammatical structure, and assessment. Materials used in this course have been shared with French 101 instructors from the grantee’s institution.

Grantee: Suzuko Morikawa

Institution: Chicago State University, Chicago, IL

Project: Conducted museum and field research in New York City; took part in academic forums and met with European and Caribbean Studies scholars in New York City; and conducted database and digital archival research in Chicago. Reconceptualized Europe in relation to Africa and the Caribbean as part of content redevelopment for two courses.

Grantee: Karl Dirk Voss

Institution: St. Louis Community College, Bridgeton, MO

Project: Redesigned a European history course for an online format and purchased books on the EU for use as part of the course and to contribute to the college library. The final four weeks of the course were rebuilt to focus on post-war Europe and the emergence of the EU.