ERIC Number: EJ547616
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Stanford Revisits the Course That Set Off the Culture Wars.
Chronicle of Higher Education, v43 n35 pA10-A12 May 9 1997
Debate over the Stanford University (California) freshman humanities requirement, hailed by some as the birth of multiculturalism, by others as the death of the Western canon, has been rekindled as Stanford reconsiders its curriculum. Some consider possible changes a political, not academic, action. Reformers favor focusing on development of critical- thinking skills over surveying the history of civilization. (MSE)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Freshmen, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Core Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Strategies, General Education, Graduation Requirements, Higher Education, Humanistic Education, Humanities, Multicultural Education, Non Western Civilization, Western Civilization
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Stanford University CA
Note: For related articles see HE 537 048-052.