ERIC Number: ED221244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Humanities and the Art of Being.
Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia.
This collection of materials examines and advocates the role of the humanities in society. First, the importance of advocacy in explaining the significance of the humanities is underscored, and the purpose and content of the collection are outlined. Next, the mission of the humanities in helping people understand their options and develop their creative and intuitive faculties is discussed. The next section offers a variety of articles and essays about the humanities; its definitions; ways of bridging the gap between the humanities and science and business; the place of liberal arts in the community college; and the future of the humanities. The next section includes the results of interviews on the role of the humanities in personal development, enrichment, and the marketplace. Information on the Washington State Community College Humanities Project is then provided, covering meetings, campus projects, orientation workshops, the role of advisory councils and the Center for the Study of Community Colleges, project personnel, and publications. The final section discusses grant-seeking, offering a perspective on the scope of philanthropy, a case study of the Project's grant proposal, and reference materials. Appendices include a sample letter requesting an interview, interview questions, campus Project information, a list of Project participants by activity, and addresses of Washington community colleges. (HB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia.
Identifiers: Washington; Washington State Comm Coll Humanities Project
Note: Developed by the Washington State Community College Humanities Project.