ERIC Number: ED208754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Study of Women in the Liberal Arts Curriculum.
Brown, Peggy, Ed.
Forum for Liberal Education, v4 n1 Oct 1981
The contributions that women's studies programs can make to the liberal arts curriculum are considered in an essay, and descriptions of women's studies programs are presented. In the essay, "The Study of Women: Implications for Reconstructing the Liberal Arts Disciplines," Peggy McIntosh advocates a reexamination of the content and methodology of the traditional disciplines. She challenges faculty members in every department to move beyond the study of white Western males and suggests how the curriculum will be transformed by the inclusion of women and non-Western persons. Program descriptions include those of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Mankato State University, which have established academic programs in women's studies and offer specific courses focusing on women. Others, including Wheaton College, Montana State University, and the University of Maine at Orono, are examining ways in which research and perspectives on women can be integrated into all courses. The latter approach is often referred to as mainstreaming women's studies and is occurring both at schools that have established women's studies programs and those that have not formalized their activities. Among the goals of Indiana University-Bloomington's women's studies program are to develop courses and encourage faculty and student research. Old Dominion University now has 37 women's studies courses and during the 1981-82 academic year two development conferences will be held. Guilford College, a Quaker-affiliated institution, is promoting integration of material about women into the liberal arts curriculum. Additional programs and resources are briefly described. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Guilford College NC; Indiana University Bloomington; Mankato State University MN; Montana State University; Old Dominion University VA; University of Maine Orono; University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; Wheaton College MA