ERIC Number: ED241070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
General Education Course Outlines: Tiers I, II, III of the Los Medanos College General Education Program. To Accompany the Final Report to the National Endowment for the Humanities for a Project Entitled: An Implementation Project to Complete the Integration of an Interdisciplinary General Education Model Predicated on Certain Humanistic Assumptions.
Los Medanos Coll., Pittsburg, CA.
Outlines are presented for the courses that make up the three-tiered general education program at Los Medanos College. Part 1 provides background on the Los Medanos model and includes a position paper on the criteria and format for a Tier I course. Part 2 provides outlines for Tier I courses, which focus on providing a breadth of knowledge in six curriculum areas (i.e., behavioral, biological, physical, and social sciences; humanistic studies; and language arts). Part 3 contains the outline for the Tier II course, in which an interdisciplinary approach is used to investigate five major societal issues, such as "Energy and Ecology,""The Limits of Growth," and"Nuclear War and Other Nuclear Threats," which vary from year to year. Part 4 provides guidelines for the Tier III courses, which involve an in-depth ethical inquiry into a single societal issue, and presents outlines for courses entitled "Control of Life and Death,""Freedom and Responsiblity of the Mass Media,""Science and Human Values," and "Change: A Look to the Future." The course outlines include a catalog description; an overview and rationale; course-content and criteria-related goals; and evaluation, grading, and other course policies. (HB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Behavioral Sciences, Biological Sciences, College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Curriculum Development, Ethical Instruction, General Education, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Physical Sciences, Social Problems, Social Sciences, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Los Medanos Coll., Pittsburg, CA.
Note: For a related document, see ED 235 846.