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ERIC Number: ED350029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
The Humanities, Science and Technology: Making Connections.
In the summers of 1991 and 1992, 4-week faculty institutes were held at Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC), in Michigan. Funded by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the institutes sought to examine the ways in which the humanities, science, and technology have each advanced human understanding. During the 1991 institute, 20 to 22 KVCC faculty representing such diverse disciplines as auto-mechanics, nursing, photography, and physics, participated in the four, week-long programs of the institute, each taught by a visiting scholar. Subjects of the 1991 sessions were: "Rene Descartes, David Hume and the Enlightenment"; "Dante"; "Japanese Neo-Confucianism: Kaibara Ekken and Thomas Berry"; and "Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, Epicurus, Bacon, Darwin, Bergson, Merton." The summer 1992 institute, whose overall theme was "The City: Where Connections Are Made," considered the following four subthemes, one for each week of the institute: "The Gender Connection"; "The Work Connection"; "The Spiritual Connection;" and "The Ethics Connection." As in the first institute, 20 faculty participated in the 1992 sessions, completing preparatory readings, and maintaining written journals during the course of the sessions. The institute format included readings, discussions, films, and lecture presentations by the visiting scholars. Participants were required to complete two essay examinations (mid-term and final), and to submit their journals at the end of the institute. A list of faculty participants from KVCC, visiting faculty mentors, a review of the questions the institute sought to answer, and a bibliography of readings are included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kalamazoo Valley Community Coll., MI.