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Hindern, Michael – Liberal Education, 1984
Educators must reinforce the distinction between the first 2 years of college education, to be reserved for general education, and the second two, in which specialization is appropriate. This might mean only loosening some requirements. In addition, more broad-based introductory courses should be provided for students to choose from. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Educational Trends, General Education
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Newhouse, Jack – Liberal Education, 1984
General education programs need not be circuitous or formless. They should: stress development of the intellect; focus on problem-solving skills; integrate general objectives and professional competencies; and foster interdisciplinary studies. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Curriculum Design, General Education, Higher Education
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Blaisdell, Muriel L. – Liberal Education, 1984
The interdisciplinary study of science may help reintegrate science into the liberal arts curriculum. Students learning science in courses including historical, philosophical, and social issues are being taught a view of science omitting the myth of value-free investigation and balancing the elements that separate science from other disciplines.…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Science, Curriculum Design, Higher Education
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Yarian, Stan – Liberal Education, 1984
Religion and science have become polarized in modern society, a conflict characteristic of the humanities generally. Comparative religion has a place among the other humanities disciplines, since religion and science have a relationship whose roots go to the basis of our cultural tradition. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Higher Education, Humanities
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Kieffer, Jarold A. – Liberal Education, 1975
As a substitute for what he sees as confusion of separate introductory courses in the different areas, the author proposes an interdisciplinary social science-humanities course organized around basic questions about man's individual and group needs and behaviors, group relationships and processes, value systems, and techniques for creating and…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Course Content, Course Objectives, Course Organization
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Veigel, Jon M. – Liberal Education, 1975
The variety of approaches to environmental education are discussed from the standpoint of the environmental education student (the non-science student, the environmentalist, the interdisciplinary approach, the generalist, and the graduate) and from the standpoint of the university (the degree, faculty, courses, and program orientation). (JT)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Programs, Courses, Curriculum Design
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Mattfeld, Jacquelyn Anderson – Liberal Education, 1975
Examines contemporary models of undergraduate education, including their historical development and the reforms of the 1960's, asking whether the many social, political, and intellectual directions demand corresponding curricular responses or a new synthesis. Concludes that social complexity calls for emphasis on the aesthetic and intuitive as…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies
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Klein, Julie Thompson – Liberal Education, 1998
Examines the 1997 "Handbook of the Undergraduate Curriculum," a 34-chapter "operating manual and desk reference" to the college curriculum. Assert that, while the dominant trend in higher education in the 20th century has been specialization and proliferation of programs and courses, a historic reversal of this trend is occurring, with…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, College Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Educational Trends
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Butler, Johnnella E. – Liberal Education, 1991
Ethnic studies' interdisciplinary nature and attention to race, ethnicity, gender, and class offer the scholarship and teaching necessary to a field of study appropriate to the liberal arts curriculum. The discipline sheds light on the nature of Western and American experience, and its development can help transform liberal studies. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Ethnic Studies, Higher Education
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Brooks, Richard O. – Liberal Education, 1986
Four ways in which legal studies can enhance the undergraduate liberal arts curriculum are discussed: the interdisciplinary legal studies course, radical revisions of the liberal arts curriculum, supplementary courses with a practical emphasis, and the legal studies program or department. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Overvold, Gary E. – Liberal Education, 1985
A curriculum design that focuses on the human sciences, the disciplines that concern themselves with the social and individual activities that are distinctively human, would be a better approach than the current separation of the humanities and social sciences. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Higher Education, Humanistic Education
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Grumet, Madeleine – Liberal Education, 1992
The study of liberal arts and sciences and teacher training have drifted apart, reinforcing polarities between theory and practice, intellect and action, collaboration and competition. Brooklyn College (New York) has reorganized its curriculum to bring them back together. Students write and reexamine autobiographical accounts of their own…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Change Strategies, College Students, Curriculum Design
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Czarnik, Marian; Runkel, Richard – Liberal Education, 1998
Describes an Alverno College (Wisconsin) first-semester general education course in studio arts that attempts to use the creative arts to develop skills in communicating, analyzing, inferring values, and formulating responses to works of art; to use varied teaching strategies to meet the needs of first-semester students; and to tailor these…
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Art Education, College Curriculum, College Freshmen
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Grob, Leonard; Kuehl, James R. – Liberal Education, 1997
Fairleigh Dickinson University (New Jersey) students take four core general education courses from the second half of the freshman year through the first half of the junior year. All sections have the same syllabus, and faculty teaching them on separate campuses review and refine the courses together. Core course faculty participated actively in a…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Faculty, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Design
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Mack, Maynard, Jr. – Liberal Education, 1996
The evolution and design of an interdisciplinary honors course at the University of Maryland at College Park are described. The course, on knowledge and its human consequences, brings together faculty experts, "teacher-learner" faculty, and first-year honors students to explore different kinds of knowledge and their philosophical,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Freshmen, Course Organization, Curriculum Design
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