ERIC Number: ED239545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
"The Mind of the University": A Pilot Course.
Borne, Patricia, Comp.; And Others
Information on a Northern Kentucky University course entitled "The Mind of the University" is presented in several articles. After Darryl Poole briefly discusses the origins of the course, H. L. Wallace describes the background of the project, course themes, class materials, and testing/grading. The objective of the course is defined as follows: to introduce students to the various levels of university life and to promote student development. It is noted that the 25-session course involves students in content and reading/writing sections. Example outlines and course descriptions are provided by H. L. Wallace, Judy Taylor, and Patricia Borne. The following themes are identified: memberships in groups and institutions, relationship with nature and a sense of time, commonly held beliefs and values, activities of production and consumption, and the use of symbols. A course syllabus and reading lists on the following topics are included: language as symbol; language of art; values; and the languages of nature, psychology, philosophy, history, and computers. Learning objectives of the reading/writing skill development component of the course are outlined by Marge Peterson. The following article by Paul G. Ellis is also included: "The Culture, the Self, and the University: A Course in Writing." (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Kentucky Univ., Highland Heights.
Identifiers: Northern Kentucky University
Note: Prepared at the College of Arts and Sciences.