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ERIC Number: ED011834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 10
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CORE STUDIES FOR UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS-A CONFERENCE REPORT.
HALL, THOMAS; AND OTHERS
THE RESULTS OF TWO CONFERENCES THAT CONSIDERED A COMMON CORE OF LEARNINGS FOR COLLEGE UNDERGRADUATE BIOLOGY MAJORS ARE REPORTED. AT THE FIRST CONFERENCE DURING FEBRUARY 1964, EIGHT UNIVERSITIES WERE REPRESENTED. IT IS REPORTED THAT ALL INSTITUTIONS HAVE INAUGURATED CORE PROGRAMS WHICH ATTEMPT TO TREAT THE WHOLE SPAN OF BIOLOGY FOR BEGINNING STUDENTS. THE CONTENT OF THEIR CORE PROGRAMS IS BRIEFLY DESCRIBED. AT THE SECOND CONFERENCE HELD IN MAY 1964, REPRESENTATIVES OF APPROXIMATELY 50 COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES DISCUSSED THE SAME TOPIC. THE PARTICIPANTS REPRESENTED PRIVATE AND STATE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES THAT VARIED IN SIZE AND TYPE OF PROGRAM. THE CORE IS FAVORED BY THESE GROUPS ALSO. NOT ALL PARTICIPANTS REPORTED HAVING CORE PROGRAMS IN OPERATION BUT ALL FAVORED SUCH A PROGRAM. CONTENT AREAS RECOMMENDED FOR THE CORE ARE LISTED. THIS DOCUMENT ALSO CONTAINS A NUMBER OF GENERAL CONCLUSIONS THAT RELATE TO THE DESIRABILITY OF CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS, AND MATHEMATICS FOR BIOLOGY STUDENTS AND THE DESIRABLE DURATION OF A CORE PROGRAM. THIS ARTICLE IS REPRINTED FROM "BIOSCIENCE," VOLUME 14, NUMBER 8, AUGUST 1964. (RS)
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Identifiers: California (Berkeley); Missouri (Saint Louis)