ERIC Number: ED034533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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University System Core Curriculum Summary Statement.
University System of Georgia, Atlanta.
A Committee on Transfer of Credits was asked to (1) identify courses numbered and classified at different levels by various units of the University System and to recommend at what level they should be accepted for transfer; (2) analyze lower division courses prerequisite to a bachelor's degree and, where they differed, to suggest ways to ease transfer of credit among all units. The second task resulted in development of a core curriculum, whose absence had been a great problem for the junior colleges. All units submitted examples of their own transfer problems. The Committee also studied catalogs, matching hypothetical cases to different requirements, and received recommendations from academic committees. Most schools were found to require courses in the humanities, natural science, mathematics, a laboratory science, social science, and introductory work in the student's major. While establishing this core curriculum, the Committee tried also to (1) preserve the school's right to its own curriculum development and experimentation and (2) allow students to change or delay choice of their major. When the lower-division subject areas, quarterly course loads, credit hours, exceptions, provisions for revision, etc. were determined, each member unit was asked to develop its programs accordingly. A committee, mostly of registrars, worked out details of implementing the new articulation procedures, including counseling students that certain 4-year programs require specialized courses at the junior college level. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: University System of Georgia, Atlanta.