ERIC Number: ED245768
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May-31
Reference Count: 0
Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Introduction to Teacher's Guide.
Valencia Community Coll., Orlando, FL.
An introduction is provided to the Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) Program at Valencia Community College (VCC), a 2-year general education core curriculum divided into four courses. A description of VCC is followed by an overview of the program, which integrates the arts, philosophy, religion, English, mathematics, social sciences, and physical sciences in a chronological framework which examines the major developments in the evolution of human knowledge. Next, a rationale and brief history of the program are presented, followed by a statement of its general goals, i.e., knowledge and intellectual development. Next, an outline is provided of the units of each of the four courses, which focus on: (1) the evolution of abstract thinking and critical inquiry during the Classical Greek period; (2) the Judeo-Christian world view, the scientific revolution, and the development of states; (3) the growth of the capitalist economy and its philosophical products from 1800 to 1950; and (4) the effects of modern science and technology and the direction in which it is taking mankind. The next section focuses on the methodology employed in the program and lists 18 reasoning competencies addressed. Testing and grading procedures are discussed prior to an enumeration of the responsibilities of staff and students. Finally, information is presented on the performance of IDS program graduates on the College Outcome Measures Project test. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Valencia Community Coll., Orlando, FL.
Note: For related documents, see JC 840 391-394.