ERIC Number: ED203738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
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An Interdisciplinary Career-Oriented Humanities Major.
Bailey, Ben E.
An interdisciplinary career-oriented humanities major at Tougaloo College, which is designed to assist students to develop career interests within the context of humanistic inquiry, is described. Additionally, the program is designed to provide for in-depth and advanced study in one humanistic discipline and to stimulate intensive examination of contemporary ethical problems. The degree program consists of three basic components: general education and basic studies, humanities courses, and career electives. The humanities major requirements consist of four interdisciplinary courses totaling 12 semester hours and five courses in one humanistic discipline, such as English, art, music, or journalism. Students are required to conduct unit projects dealing with ideas of the unit and may include performing plays, music, or dances; reading portions of works; or composing original works and essays. A seminar on contemporary ethical issues is an exploration of ethical issues faced by career practitioners in several areas. A typical seminar has dealt with biomedical problems, problems in business and commerce, and problems in law and politics. Independent study allows students to research a problem within their chosen career area and defend it before the faculty. Students also must take five upper-level courses in one humanistic discipline and a course in music, art, dance, or creative writing. Career internships and on-the-job experiences are also possible options. (SW)
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Identifiers: Tougaloo College MS