ERIC Number: ED202561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Strengthening Humanities in the Occupational Curriculums at Chemeketa Community College.
Slonecker, William G.
Chemeketa Community College's (CCC's) efforts to place a greater emphasis on the humanities within occupational curricula are described in this report. It first relates the background of the rift between humanities and technical faculty at the college, which developed after the introduction of a separate transfer curriculum in 1970 and which resulted in negative attitudes toward liberal arts instruction being held by technical faculty and students. Next, the "Literature for the Technician" course, offered by CCC as a means of circumventing these attitudes, is described. This non-transfer course provides a relaxed class environment in which technical students pursue readings related to their personal and career lives. The remainder of the paper describes: (1) efforts to coordinate the humanities and technical components of CCC's Visual and Applied Communication Cluster, which includes both the English and Graphic Technology Departments; (2) an interdisciplinary course on the world's oceans, which developed from a Course by Newspaper and which draws from resources in the arts, humanities, and behavioral and physical sciences; (3) the development of a consortium of eight Oregon community colleges to share information on humanities programming; (4) CCC's use of humanities research by the Center for the Study of Community Colleges; and (5) efforts to establish an Applied Arts Center. Syllabi and readings lists are presented for the "Literature for Technicians" and "Oceans" courses. (JP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Chemeketa Community College OR
Note: Paper presented at the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges/National Endowment for the Humanities Conference on Strengthening the Humanities (Los Angeles, CA, February 4-7, 1981).